The American Presidency, Part One

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25 | 1 - 3 PM Instructor: James L. Walsh, PhD This course explores the origins and purpose of government generally and the way in which the founders of the American republican experiment chose to deconstruct the various structures...

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American Poetry

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25 | 10 AM - Noon Instructor: Don Melander American Poetry focuses on David Budbill's collection of poems-of-place Judevine, set in the Northeast Kingdom.  David used to come to NEC for a few days in July/August to do a...

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I – Film Seminar: Screwball Comedies

    Fridays,  10 AM - Noon | April 8 - May 13      Leaders:  Don Melander and Mary Lee Sargent According to film historian, Monty Arnold, screwball comedies serve two human needs — escape and enjoyment. Their defining characteristics are farce, slapstick, romance,...

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H – America’s Founding Fathers

      Thursdays, 10 AM - Noon | April 7- May 12         Leaders:  Dick Hesse and Mary Lee Sargent America’s Founding Fathers is the second part of a three-semester Great Courses series exploring the founding of our government. The 12 lectures take us...

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F – American Novel Reading Group

      Wednesdays, 1 - 3 PM | April 6 and May 4        Leader: John McCausland This is an on-going group meeting through the year on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month to discuss a novel chosen by the group from several...

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E – Textiles Across Time and Cultures

       Wednesdays, 10 AM - Noon | April 6 - 20         Instructor: Betsy Holmes Textiles are so much more than fabric for clothing; they are the product of a fundamental human activity across time and culture. Textiles create beauty, express identity, display...

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C – Biology & Society . . . continued

      Tuesdays, 10 AM - Noon | April 5 - May 10         Instructor: Eric J. Simon, Ph.D. In this golden age of biology, the study of life affects all of us in countless ways. This course introduces biology as a scientific discipline...

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Russia: From Czars to Commissars (and Back?)

Instructor: Carol Zink  Tuesdays, 1 – 3 PM  | October 5 – November 9 In this fast-paced survey of Russian history we study the major Czars from Peter the Great to the last Czar, Nicholas II; the origins and outcomes of...

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Understanding Today’s China

Instructor:  Elliott Berry Fridays, 1 –3 PM | October 8 – 22       Today China is increasingly viewed in the US and other parts of the western world as an emerging superpower that threatens the peace and stability...

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America’s Founding Fathers

Leaders:  Dick Hesse, Mary Lee Sargent Thursdays, 10 AM – Noon | October 7 – November 11 America’s Founding Fathers is a deep dive into the creation of the U.S. Constitution as it actually happened – not as many are led to...

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