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- 105: Ethics in Science: What Should We Do and Not do?
Explore current bioethics issues in genetics, transplants, hybridization, research, and much more.
- 106: History of the English Language
Explore the major developments in the English language over time. Learn where English words have come from, and more.
- 107: The Genius of Proust's In Search of Lost Time, Part II
Continuation of fall term's course. This course features volumes III and IV in the Everyman's Library edition. Not necessary to have taken Part I to enroll in this class.
- FULL - 108: Current Issues of American Foreign Policy
THIS COURSE IS FULL: Explore current and controversial issues of American foreign policy through discussion and debate.
- FULL -109: Becoming Deviant
THIS COURSE IS FULL; What is the process by which people learn to engage in unconventional behavior? How do alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, and sexual identity contribute to controversies about deviance?
- 110: IMAGINATION, INSTINCT AND THE REALITY OF DOING: ...Acting
THIS COURSE IS FULL; Explore the process and key elements of Acting through the use of nonverbal exercises and structured two-person improvisations.
- FULL - 111: Brave Women of 1863
THIS COURSE IS FULL: An explorationof the Civil War experiences of women who entered the struggle as soldiers, vivandieres, and nurses in both the Union and Confederate armies.
- 112: Interpreting Short Stories
The purpose of this course is to bring what we do intuitively when reading stories into the light of consciousness.
- 113: Nonviolence: An Alternative Pathway
This course explores the meaning, practice, and viability of nonviolence as a way of life in the context of diverse, often hostile, struggles among classes, ethnic groups, nationalities and states during our time.
- CANCELED - 114: Language and Culture of Spanish America
THIS COURSE IS CANCELED: A continuation of the fall term 2012 course (which is not required to participate in this course), this course will review memorable works and offer an expanded selection of poems drawn from the 1960s and 70s. Knowledge of Spanish is not required, but welcome.
- FULL - 115: "Thanks for the Memories" A Writing Workshop
THIS COURSE IS FULL: Here is a chance to start writing anything you've always wanted to write but never did!
- FULL - 116: Einstein Was Wrong: Science and Religion
THIS COURSE IS FULL: An interactive discussion on how science studies the material world and religion treats the spiritual world.
- FULL - 117: Philosophy in Literature
THIS COURSE IS FULL: How do the intellectual discipline of philosophy and the creative energy of fiction serve each other? This course attempts to indicate how twentieth-century writers of fiction embody major currents of philosophical thought in their novels.
- 118: Crucible of Illusion: Why They Fought in the US Civil War
This course examines a new interpretation of what motivated Americans from the North and South to fight in the Civil War.
- FULL - 119: That Old House: Lewisburg's Historic Architecture
THIS COURSE IS FULL - This course reviews the basic features of the various styles of architecture found in Lewisburg and their origins in various periods of history. It includes a walking tour and a field trip to certain very special houses.
- FULL - 120: The New Painting: Before, During and After Impressionism
THIS COURSE IS FULL - At the start of the nineteenth century, political and industrial factors changed the way artists and patrons viewed art. After examining some of these changes, we will study several groups of artists in France, America, and other countries well known for their new method of painting which distinguished them from past movements.
- 121: That's Psychology? Topics and Principles That May Surprise You
This and subsequent courses will provide an overview of the major areas of psychology. This term will deal with nature and nurture and development through the life span. Participation in Part 1 is not a prerequisite for this class.
- Full - 122: From Manet to Pollock: Major Transformations in Artistic Style
THIS COURSE IS FULL: During a short period of 85 years, art underwent its most dramatic change in history. The purposes of this course are to describe and explain these exciting innovations and transformations of artistic style.
- 123: Alternatives
Marx argued that before we can make history we must make a living, and that the way we do that crucially shapes the people that we become. It is reasonable to wonder how one can find alternative economic activities that shape us to be more interesting to ourselves and better citizens of the world.
- 124: Legendary Ladies of Pennsylvania
This course will examine the lives and contributions of a number of important women from different regions of Pennsylvania. Learn the factors that shaped their lives, obstacles they faced, victories they achieved, and the significance of their contributions.