Three-week courses are $40. You can register online or via mail.
Bad Girls of the Bible | Sr. Marie Michele Donnelly
Tuesdays: September 17, 24 and October 1 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Have you ever wondered what made some of the women in the Bible "bad?” Think about Jezebel - a name that we associate with wickedness! We will spend time with some of these ladies; determine what made them tick, why they are considered "bad" and what, if anything, we can learn from them.
The Story of Christianity from XXXIII - CCCXIII (33-313) | Helen McDevitt SmithThursdays: September 19, 26, and October 3 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
This course will consist of a description and a discussion of the persons and events that form the foundation of Christianity, a period of time marked by expansion despite persecutions and hostility. It will be illustrated with works of art of that time, such as the frescoes in the catacombs, and also paintings that portray that era during the Renaissance and Baroque periods of art.
“Understanding” as Character Transformation in the Psalter & New Testament | Ron BurnsTuesdays, October 8, 15, and 22 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
The objective of the course is to examine and discuss how the concept of understanding is employed in the Psalms and the New Testament. Specifically, we want to examine the uniqueness of the term, the varieties of translations involved in English, and then determine its importance in personal spirituality. A survey of the word’s appearance in the New Testament reveals a vigorous uniformity of spiritual meaning behind it. Course involves lecture, English translation handouts, plus Q & A. Bring your own bible and Psalter if you have one.
Mass Media and American Popular Culture | Walter J. FoxWednesdays, October 9, 16, and 23 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
This course will explore the role of media in the development of American popular culture, with particular emphasis on the cultural transformation brought about by mass media after 1880. We will explore the transition around that date, as media shifts from an expression of pop culture to a generator of it.
Mysterious Offerings: The Literary Mystery Novel | Meredith BairdTuesdays: October 29, November 5, and November 12 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Sometimes quirky. Sometimes dark. Always a provocative read. The literary sector of the mystery genre delivers novels with a compelling mix of complex characters, complicated relationships, and intriguing actions. Join us as we read and discuss a diverse trio of thought-provoking mystery novels.
Please note: Because this course will be heavily discussion-based, the class size will be limited to 25.
Book Discussion List:
10/29/13: Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
11/5/13: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
11/12/13: Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
Mr. Justice Holmes | Joseph Hylan
Thursdays: October 31, November 7, and 14 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.The course will consider the life, times, jurisprudence, and court decisions of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. With the possible exception of Chief Justice John Marshall, Holmes has had the most profound impact on the scope and sweep of American law, and his insights still resonate 80 years after his death. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard, a decorated infantryman in the Civil War, a successful lawyer, a distinguished law professor, and a legal philosopher, Holmes excelled in his every endeavor and has been accurately characterized as the Yankee from Olympus.
The Feng Shui Path to Prosperity | Tiziana MurrayTuesdays, November 19, December 3 and 10 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
This course will uncover the fascinating links between our emotional world, our innermost thoughts, and their representation in our living space. With this awareness, you will learn how to remedy those areas in your home that subliminally preclude the life you desire. You will be shown how to refresh that space so that it embodies your aspirations for your best life. This adjustment will recharge your personal path to prosperity and abundance in unique and surprising ways!
Oral History/Family History - Video Documentary | Jim TaloneThursdays, November 21, December 5 and 12 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
* Held in Science 111
Dig out the old photos, dust off your favorite stories and create a documentary that your children and grandkids will watch, and enjoy! This is a technology class for people who are more comfortable with a record player than an iPod.
Learn how to record interviews, and scan and use old photos to tell your family story. We will walk you through the steps in creating your very own YouTube video. We will use iMovie, a simple and effective storytelling program. You can bring your own laptop or use Rosemont’s computers. Learn how to bring your scanned photos into the project and manipulate them using the Ken Burns effect. You will also learn how to edit sound to fit the images and add titles where appropriate for a professional feel to your finished project.
There are millions of good stories out there. Isn’t it time you told yours?