WALL Class Schedules

Wesleyan has prepared some wonderful Fall classes that will take place using Zoom video conferencing. If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please email lifelonglearning@wesleyancollege.edu with your class(es) of interest. The Zoom meeting link and additional instructions will be distributed to interested participants. 

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WALL Fall Classes

Wesleyan College History

President Fowler will begin WALL’s 10th Anniversary year with a history of Wesleyan College including academics, traditions and, of course, a glimpse into the future.

Tuesdays, Sept 8, 15, 22, 29; 10am Dr. Vivia Fowler
Location: This class will be taught virtually. For those that cannot access this class via Zoom, it will be streamed on campus for your convenience. Please register for that option if needed.

The Fascinating Relationship of Humans and Bacteria

How are humans and bacteria related? Positive or negative? All kinds of microbes (viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites) live around us and/or within us. Humans and bacteria live together in a complex relationship. What happens if one of the two is not cooperating? 

Tuesdays, Sept 8, 15, 22, 29; 3pm Dr. Henna Iqbal
Location: This class will be taught virtually. For those that cannot access this class via Zoom, it will be streamed on campus for your convenience. Please register for that option if needed.

History of Christianity, Part 1

What questions do you have about the history of Christianity? In Part 1 we will discuss the first 1,100 years of Christianity. How the Bible came to be: Did early Christian leaders plot to keep secret stuff out of the Bible? We’ll focus on three early leaders from the years before Constantine and we’ll explore Christianity and Empire: Council of Nicaea, Augustine, etc. We’ll end with the big split between East (Orthodox) and West (Catholic) and explore Coptic and other Churches. Next spring we’ll pick up with the next 1000 years…. Bring your questions.

Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1;
10am  Mr. Richard Davies

Location: Location: This class will be taught virtually. For those that cannot access this class via Zoom, it will be streamed on campus for your convenience. Please register for that option if needed.

Sin on Celluloid: American Film 1930-1934

For five glorious years, Hollywood films enjoyed a freedom of expression that ended with the strict enforcement of the censorship code in mid-1934 and was not to be seen for several decades thereafter. Sex in particular was shockingly overt, treated with sophistication in some cases, bordering on burlesque in others. Everything from robust feminism to societal muckraking to the evils and delights of alcohol and drugs were to be found in these early talking pictures, often referred to as “pre-Codes.” We will view and examine four of these films, featuring such stars as Barbara Stanwyck, Mae West, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Joan Blondell, Leslie Howard, Norma Shearer and Lionel Barrymore. 

Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1;
1– 3:30pm  Mr. Robert Fieldsteel

Location: This class will be taught virtually. For those that cannot access this class via Zoom, it will be streamed on campus for your convenience. Please register for that option if needed.

Women and the Vote Around the World

This course is being taught in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. It will examine the various issues of concern for women around the world as they have and continue to work toward access to their rights and equality in connection to voting and political participation. The first part of the course (Dr. Donmoyer) will explore the development of the United States women’s movement focusing on the 1800s-1900s culminating with the 19th amendment & women’s right to vote. The second half of the course (Dr. Donovan) will examine the extent of women’s political participation around the world. Whereas the first half focuses on the individual women, organizations, and varied forms of protest, advocacy, and activism that came together to change our world, the second will explore issues in a variety of different countries related to the goal of improving the representation of women in politics. 

Wednesdays Oct 7, 14, 21, 28;
3pm  Drs. Diedra Donmoyer and Barbara Donovan
 
Location: This class will be in-person in the Corn Center. Please register for the Zoom option if you prefer to attend virtually.

Water, water everywhere – but is it safe to drink?

Water is essential for life, but the availability and quality of water is a challenge for developed nations like the US and for underdeveloped nations around the globe. Water quality has been highlighted by lead contamination in Flint, Michigan and a recent study indicating the presence of hazardous chemicals in community water supplies across the nation. This course will examine the chemical and physical properties of water, using hands on testing of water in a laboratory setting. The course will also unpack the diversity of contaminants that have found their way into US drinking water, local and federal safeguards on water quality and health effects of long-term exposure to common water contaminants through the use of case studies. 

Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28;
11am  Dr. Holly Boettger-Tong

Location: This class will be taught virtually. For those that cannot access this class via Zoom, it will be streamed on campus for your convenience. Please register for that option if needed.

History of Judaism, Part 1

Rabbi Rubenstein returns to share the history of Judaism in a two-part course, beginning with Unearthing Jewish Scripture. He’ll share the stories of King David and King Solomon, describe the era of the Divided Kingdom and the Destruction of first Temple ending Part 1 with the Prophets and Prophecy.

Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29;
1:30pm  Rabbi Rubenstein

Location: This class will be taught virtually. For those that cannot access this class via Zoom, it will be streamed on campus for your convenience. Please register for that option if needed.

Three Extraordinary Queens of Renaissance England ( British Royal Families Part 2)

In the second part of our examination of British royal families, we will focus on three influential English queens of the Renaissance era who were bound together by blood: Anne Boleyn, Mary Tudor, and Elizabeth Tudor (Elizabeth I) - this last will be discussed in two sessions. Each of these three women was a powerful queen in her own right, with a political and religious agenda that she fervently pursued. And while we might want to focus on the third in this group, Elizabeth I, who is renowned as a brilliant and extraordinary sovereign, her story cannot be told without first understanding the remarkable lives of two of the queens who preceded her, the first as her mother and the second as her sister.

Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29; 11am Dr. Jan Lewis
Location: This class will be taught virtually. For those that cannot access this class via Zoom, it will be streamed on campus for your convenience. Please register for that option if needed.

The Soong Sisters

Wesleyan College Confucius Institute faculty return to share the history of the remarkable Soong Sisters.

Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19, December 3;
1:30pm  Wesleyan Confucius Institute Staff

Location: This class will be in-person. Please register for the Zoom option if you prefer to attend virtually.

Great Explorations and Expeditions Part 2 

Great Explorations and Expeditions Part 2 presents a chronological sequence of mankind’s gained geographical knowledge of the world. We look at “what was known” by the various generations of explorers, and then at how mankind went about unlearning and re-learning.

Part 2 will start with a review of last year’s class which began with mankind’s dispersion across the planet, the Ancient Greeks, the Age of Discovery, and finally to Columbus’ 1st Voyage, which outside the birth of Jesus Christ was perhaps the most impactful and significant event in human history.

New material will begin with Columbus’ 2nd 3rd, and 4th voyages – any of which would make a great, adventure book. We will discuss other Spanish explorers to include – Vasco Balboa, Hernando Cortes, Ponce de Leon, Hernando de Soto, and several lesser knowns. Several Portuguese explorers played a very significant part of the early Age of Discovery to include Pedro Cabral and Vasco Da Gama’s 2nd voyage. Great Explorers will conclude with Amerigo Vespucci and Ferdinand Magellan’s famous circumnavigation of the earth from 1519 - 1522.

Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 1 
2–3:15pm Mr. Sloan Oliver

Location: This class will be in-person. Please register for the Zoom option if you prefer to attend virtually.

The Glory and Destruction of the Pleasant Hill Neighborhood of Macon

  • Homes, neighborhoods, economy, professional services, businesses and owners, schools and churches: The glory of Pleasant Hills - - and the destruction by the government.
  • Tybee: established skills, people, and land - and Destruction.

Wednesdays, November 4, 11, 18; December 2;
11am  Ms. Alice Bailey

Location: This class will be in-person. Please register for the Zoom option if you prefer to attend virtually.

NOTICE: Because of the COVID19 virus, class dates and times are subject to change or suspension.

If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please email lifelonglearning@wesleyancollege.edu with your class(es) of interest. The Zoom meeting link and additional instructions will be distributed to interested participants.

NOTICE: Because of the COVID19 virus, class dates and times are subject to change or suspension.

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