Course Materials

SSU - Glaser Center - Off Season

Course materials will be added as soon as they become available.

Spring 2019

Sonoma State Campus


Mondays, April 15-May 20

9:30-11:30 am
The Western Epics: Finding Ourselves Lost
Douglas Kenning

Week 1

Syllabus

Reading List

Week 2

The Iliad - Homer

Week 3

The Shield of Achilles

Week 4

Plot Summary

Week 5

Ithaka - C.P. Cavafy (1911)

Week 6

Virgil's Aeneid

1:00-3:00 pm
Motown, 1960-1972: The Sound of Young America
Pete Elman

Week 1

Course Outline

Tuesdays, April 16-May 21

9:30-11:30 am
Venice and the Imagination
Heidi Chretien

Week 1

Class Description

Weeks 2,3 & 4

Handout 2

Weeks 5 & 6

The "Specialness" of Venetian Women

1:00-3:00 pm
Surprising Gifts of Later Life
Susan Stewart

Week 1

Course Outline

Suggested Reading

Resources

Week 2

Courage and Creativity/Ingenuity

Week 3

Contentment and Compassion

Resources: Contentment and Compassion

Week 4

Necessary Fierceness and Simplicity

Week 5

Remembrance

Remembrance & Agelessness

Week 6

Wisdom and Blessing

Wednesdays, April 17-May 22

1:00-3:00 pm
The American Revolution: An English Perspective
Mick Chantler

Week 1

Course Outline

Handout

Week 2

George III, America's Last King

Week 3

Handout

Week 4

Civil War in Ben Franklin's Household

Week 5

Parliament and the Revolutionary War

Week 6

Peaceful Warriors

Thursdays, April 18-May 23

9:30-11:30 am
The Vietnam War
Les Adler

Week 1

Course Outline

Timeline

Week 2

Playing Dominos

Week 3

Hearts and Minds

Week 4

The Center Cannot Hold

Vietnam Timeline

Week 5

Nixon's War

Nixon Tried to Spoil Johnson's Vietnam Peace Talks in '68

Week 6

End Game and After

Vietnam Timeline Part III

1:00-3:00 pm
Exploration of Water in the West: Past, Present and Future
Natalie Stauffer-Olsen

Week 1

Course Outline

California and the Human-Water Relationship

Week 2

Water Makes the World Go Round: How Systems Work

Week 3

Handout

Week 4

Flowing into the Future

Week 5

Water be (un)dammed!

Week 6

Knowing Water, Knowing Ourselves

Glaser Center


Friday, April 19

9:30-11:30 am
Jack London
Jay Williams

Friday, April 26

9:30-11:30 am
Reality and Reality TV
Marco Calavita

Friday, May 10

9:30-11:30 am
Romeo and Juliet
Corisa Aaronson

Friday, May 17

9:30-11:30 am
Jacon Lawrence and the Harlem Renaissance
Linda Reid

Friday, May 24

9:30-11:30 am
Collecting Evolution: The Galapagos Expedition
Matt James

OLLI Off-Season