WALL Class Schedules

Wesleyan has prepared some wonderful classes that will take place both in-person and online using Zoom video conferencing. When registering for classes, please be mindful of the Location for each class. The Zoom meeting link and classroom details will be distributed via email one week before each class begins. If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please register today, if you are already a member of WALL login to your current membership or email lifelonglearning@wesleyancollege.edu with your class(es) of interest. 

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WALL Course Descriptions – Spring 2021

 

Georgia History -  Dr. William Rawlings

Date: Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 10am-11am
Location: This class will be held on campus. Please register for the Zoom option if you prefer to attend virtually.
Description:

Week 1 – Post Colonial Corruption, Land Fraud and Speculation
Week 2 – Political Nature of Reconstruction
Week 3 – The Myth of the Boll Weevil
Week 4 – The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920’s in Macon


Marriage and Infidelity: What We Can Learn from Both -  Bob Berlin

Date: Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: This class will be held on campus. Please register for the Zoom option if you prefer to attend virtually.

Description: An Affair- It can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity.  And yet, this extremely common experience is so poorly understood.  This course will explore the many facets of infidelity and more.  Through examining love from multiple angles, the class participants are invited to an honest, enlightened exploration of modern marriage in its many variations.


History of Judaism Part 2 -  Rabbi Aaron Rubenstein

Date: Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 1:30-3:00pm
Location: This class will be taught virtually through Zoom.
Description:

Week 1 - Persian Era (538-332 BCE)
Week 2 - Hellenism, Maccabees and Hasmoneans (332-38 BCE)
Week 3 - Herod and Roman Governors (37BCE-66CE)
Week 4 - Spiritual background of Late Second Temple, the Revolt, Destruction of Second Temple


Famous Impresarios in Classical Music -  Dr. Chenny Gan

Date: Wednesdays, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: This class will be taught virtually through Zoom.

Description: Much Attention has been given to the classical “Genius,” a lone artist who creates and disseminates masterpieces in solitude. In reality, many performers and composers would not have been successful without the powerful financial and political backing of impresarios, who altered the history of classical music and made their protégés into superstars and household names.  Designed as a companion course to “The Musical Theatre of Harold Prince,” this course aims to examine classical music from its production and business side, through the lens of famous and influential “movers and shakers,” including figures such as Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Peter Saloman, Sergi Diaghilev, and Georg Friedrich Handel.


Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Well-Being -  Dr. Carol Seegert

Date: Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Location: This class will be taught virtually through Zoom.

Description: Historically, psychology has focused on mental illness and emotional/behavioral problems.  The field of Positive Psychology researches the factors associated with happiness, life satisfaction, and resilience to stress.  It seeks to answer questions such as: Why do some people survive and thrive after terrible experiences while others seem irreversibly harmed?  What can we do to enhance our personal sense of peace and fulfillment? Why are some countries/cultures happier than ours?

British Royal Families Part 3 - Dr. Jan Lewis

Date: Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: This class will be taught virtually through Zoom.

Description: Decadence and Discord: The Stuarts and the Commonwealth. In this course, we will study a fascinating time of royal upheavals that rivals any in English history. After the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, the English throne was inherited by the Stuarts, elegant but controversial kings and queens who were descendants of Mary Queen of Scots and who ruled until the death of Queen Anne in 1714. Their reigns were interrupted by a civil war which (temporarily) eliminated the monarchy in 1649 and replaced it with the Commonwealth. Although the monarchy was restored in 1660, conflicts with difficult royals continued. England emerged from this turbulent era with a new form of monarchy that paved the way for the relationship between the current British sovereign and her subjects.


Women of the Bible -  Dr. Vivia Fowler

Date: Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Location: This class will be taught virtually through Zoom.

Description: Since the early days of WALL, Dr. Vivia Fowler has regularly presented a course titled “Women of the Bible.” Participants have come to know characters of the Bible more intimately than the text allows through the Chautauqua style of character presentation. The presentation has four parts: 1) Introduction to the biblical context 2) Monologue (in character, with only a head scarf for costume 3) Dialogue with audience 4) Follow up by the instructor. Participants are encouraged to listen carefully to the monologue and prepare to dialogue with the biblical character, saving their questions for the instructor after the head scarf is removed.  Four stories of women in the New Testament Gospels will be featured for spring 2021: Mary, Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Wife of Jairus, and the Woman Caught in Adultery.


History of Christianity Part 2 -  Dr. Richard Davies

Date: Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Location: This class will be taught virtually through Zoom.

Description: This course continues with Christianity after the East/West Split.


Paranormal -  Ed Lau, Brian Daffern, Maranda Dewberry

Date: Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Location: This class will be held on campus. Please register for the Zoom option if you prefer to attend virtually.

Description: Two class sessions consisting of two related topics with two speakers:

Week 1 and 2 - Ed Lau, Ghosts of Georgia founder, investigator, case worker

A paranormal investigative team specializing in the ghost/spirit side of the paranormal will discuss how an investigation is conducted, what equipment is used, and what things to look for to determine if the case has a haunting or normal activity.  The team will also discuss claims of alien/UFO activity.  The team begins an investigation with an open mind and goes where the evidence leads to find the truth of what is occurring.

Week 3 and 4 - Maranda Dewberry, Psychic Medium

Ms. Dewberry works on spiritual healing and readings. She connects with loved ones that have passed to bring closure to families and letting them know that their loved ones are OK on the other side. She also works on cold cases and missing persons.


Macon and the Civil War: “The Night They Drove ‘Ole Dixie Down” -  Chuck Rawls

Date: Wednesdays, March 10. 17, 24, 31
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: This class will be held on campus. Please register for the Zoom option if you prefer to attend virtually.

Description: A lecture/discussion of Macon’s role in the War Between the States. Other topics include: Wooly Mammoths and Cotton Avenue, secession and the beginning of war, The War/Macon’s support of the war, Atlanta’s fall/Macon’s reality/desperation/resignation/surrender, Postbellum (Macon’s new day), etc.


Bird Identification by Sight and Sound -  Jim Ferrari

Date: Thursdays, March 11, 18, 25, and April 1
Time: 3-4pm
Location: Week 1 will be online via Zoom; the remaining 3 weeks will be On-Campus at the Arboretum

Description: This class about birding has two primary goals: 1) Learn to identify the common birds of Georgia, and 2) Acquire skills for further self-teaching about birds.  Emphasis will be on bird classification, identification, behavior, and ecology. 


Silk -  Helena Xia – Confucius Institute

Date: Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: This class will be held on campus. Please register for the Zoom option if you prefer to attend virtually.

Description: This class will cover the history of silk. The first evidence of silk was found at the locale of Yangshao culture in Xia County, Shanxi, where a silk cocoon was found severed by a sharp knife, dating back to between 4000 and 3000 BC. Members will have the opportunity to view samples of silk as we journey through the incredible story of the history of silk.


Women’s Political and Reproductive Rights - Vince Coughlin, JD, LLM

Date: Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Location: This class will be taught virtually through Zoom.

Description: Although women achieved the right to vote with the adoption of the 19th amendment in August 1920, their reproductive rights were under attack as early as 1873 with the passage of the Comstock law which criminalized the mailing of birth control information and devices. Nineteen stated enacted versions of that law. The Connecticut version was successfully challenged 1965 when the US Supreme Court found a right to marital privacy in the “penumbras and emanations” from several Amendments were utilized in Roe v. Wade which gave a woman a right to abortion during the first trimester. Subsequent state laws have attempted to reverse or limit Roe, the most recent being Fetal Heartbeat legislation.  Eleven states have pending bills or laws signed by governors. In January 2019, an Iowa state court struck down the Iowa law. The governor decided not to appeal.


Exploring Acrylic Painting -  Clarence Betleyoun

Date: Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 10-11am
Location: This class will be held on campus. No Zoom option is available.

Description: Students will learn to paint with acrylic to achieve the desired results. We will work from still-life (optional) and outside on the beautiful Wesleyan campus as weather permits. This is a continuation of the Spring 2020 class that was delayed due to the Corona Virus.
 

Cut It Out:  Hands on Pruning -  Judy Carrigan

Date: Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: Week 1 will be held at Wesleyan; the remaining 3 weeks will meet in the instructor’s yard

Description: This class will demonstrate how to choose and care for pruning tools, discuss what pruning does for the plant, when to prune a variety of plants, and how to prune to achieve the style of garden you want.  Some of the plants will include flowering shrubs, Hollies, Camellias and Azaleas.  Hands on training will be available. 


The Glory and Destruction of the Pleasant Hill Neighborhood of Macon - Alice Bailey

Date: Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 1-2pm
Location: This class will be held on campus. Please register for the Zoom option if you prefer to attend virtually.

Description: 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.

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

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