BILING E01, Literature in Spanish
This course helps older adults explore a variety of Spanish literature in the language in which it was written and stimulates their appreciation of the vast literary output of Spain, Latin America, and other Spanish speaking countries. Students may also explore the history and culture of the country in which a literary work was produced, and participate in class discussions in Spanish.
Course Number: 9519 Time: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. F Location: VP TERRY Instructor: Quiñones H C
BILING E02, French Literature
This course helps older adults understand and appreciate the vast literary output of France and other French speaking countries, and introduces them to French culture and people. Older adults explore a variety of French literature in the language in which it was written and engage in stimulating discussions with their peers.
Course Number: 9520 Time: 2 p.m.-3:50 p.m. T Location: EC 1227 409 Instructor: Isner-Ball D R
BILING E03, Literature from Around the World
This course helps older adults experience and appreciate the vast literary output from non-English speaking countries and discuss that literature with peers in the language in which it was written. Course sections may focus on literature from any non-English speaking country, as long as there are sufficient numbers of interested students and faculty who can teach in that language are available.
Course Number: 9596 Time: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. W Location: EC 1227 408 Instructor: Ghabaei B This section will explore a variety of Persian literature, appreciate Persian culture, and the language in which it was written. NOTE: This class will be conducted largely in English, but by an instructor fluent in Farsi. Works to be studied include the poets Rumi and Hafez.
ENGL E20, Literature: The Novel
This course, which examines the world’s greatest literary works (such as James Joyce’s Ulysses) is designed to help older adults learn about trends in writing in different societies. Older adults learn about the uniqueness of each age of literature and each author under scrutiny. Various literary themes and the concerns of authors in different historical periods serve as a basis for discussion so that older adults may compare and contrast these topics with current events, modern cultures and sub-cultures, and societal structures and mores. Older adults will also discuss with their peers how these works relate to their own life experiences and accumulated knowledge.
Course Number: 9522 Time: 2 p.m.-3:50 p.m. M Location: EC 1227 409 Instructor: Dwyer F A close reading and discussion of the great novels. In the Winter 2020 semester we will continue with Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time: vol. 4: Sodom and Gomorrah, in the translation by Moncrieff, revised by Kilmartin, and revised again by Enright.
ENGL E23, Shakespeare
This course allows older adults to study and discuss selected plays by William Shakespeare and his contemporaries with their peers. Older adults will experience or re-experience the emotional and dramatic content in Shakespeare’s classic works in light of their current life situations, and discuss the concerns of the human heart from the height of passion to the depths of despair.
Course Number: 9523 Time: 9 a.m.-10:50 a.m. M Location: EC 1227 107 Instructor: Achorn J C We will be continuing our study of Hamlet this term.
Course Number: 9524 Time: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. M Location: EC 1227 107 Instructor: Achorn J C
ENGL E29, Greek Literature
This course introduces older adults to the world of ancient Greek drama and fosters discussion among peers. Older adults will study Greek theater from a literary viewpoint and learn about plots, characters, and different interpretations through comparative analysis. Older adults will learn how ancient Greek drama is interpreted in modern media and will relate it to their own lives and experiences.
Course Number: 9525 Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m. M Location: EC 1227 409 Instructor: Dwyer F We will begin exploring the epic story of Jason and the Argonauts. Our basic text will be The Golden Fleece, by Robert Graves, published by Seven Stories Press. (ISBN-10: 1609807677)
ENGL E30, Creative Writing
This course nurtures, revitalizes, and stimulates older adult writers who may already be producing or thinking about producing written material. The course is intended to discover, encourage, and develop untapped writing talent in older adults. It also allows older adults to develop and refine their writing and self expression skills, discuss their writing with peers, and comment on their peers’ writing in a respectful and constructive manner. The course is also a forum for older adults to share their creative voices with peers.
Course Number: 9526 Time: 9 a.m.-11:15 a.m. M Location: EC 1227 409 Instructor: Kronsberg G J Experiment with writing projects to explore style, content and effect from the basics to more sophisticated techniques.
Course Number: 9527 Time: 9:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. T Location: MALIBU SNR CTR Instructor: Reich E S Come learn the art of skillful writing. All levels are welcome.
ENGL E33, Autobiography
This course helps older adults review and integrate the experiences that have shaped their lives, share memories with peers, and create a record of events for themselves and their families. Through this class older adults achieve a sense of pride in their accomplishments, improve their writing abilities, and express themselves in writing that can be shared with family, friends, and the public if desired.
Course Number: 9528 Time: 9:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. S Location: PAC 116 Instructor: Fox Jr R W Above section 9528 meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.