The political, social, and cultural consequences of the First World War continue to shape the world today. Political boundaries drawn in the war's aftermath set the stage for future conflict in central and eastern Europe.
It is always the right time to go "Back to Beethoven." Beginning with the Eroica (Symphony no. 3) in 1805, Beethoven's compositions paved the way into the Age of Romanticism from the Classical Period and represented the individualism, innovation, and change that are hallmarks of the nineteenth century.
Women's Writing in the 20th Century
This seminar will examine American women's writing over the last century. We will consider how craft and form affect content by reading samples of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays, by authors such as Mary Gaitskill, Zora Neale Hurston, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Adrienne Rich.
Music Appreciation through Performance
This unique class offers participants a way to experience music not only as listeners, but also as performers. Last fall, we lauched the Newberry's chamber ensemble seminar with meaningful success.
The Latin Roots of the Romance Language Family Tree
This course in beginning Latin takes an approach that is unique among introductory language classes, offering a brief sketch of both the ancient roots and the modern branches of a linguistic family tree.