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Recharge Your Mind Course Offerings

The "Recharge Your Mind" Program allows Clarke alumni and friends 55 years of age or older to attend and audit selected Clarke courses.

Classes Available for Audit – Fall 2013

ENGL-215-1 (1538) – British Literature
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – August 26 through December 6
9–9:50 a.m.
CBH, Room 205B
Gary Arms 

Chronological study and analytical reading of a wide variety of selected British texts, from "Beowulf" to "Virginia Woolf."


PHIL-110-5 (1493) – Fundamental of Philosophy
Tuesday, Thursday – August 27 through December 5
2–3:15 p.m.
CBH, Room 205A
Norm Freund

A general introduction to philosophy and its various fields with a focus on values. Students learn the rationale and methodologies of the discipline as well as characteristics of good versus bad arguments. Catholic contributions to the field and philosophical perspectives on BVM core values are included.


ARHS-133-MO (1755) – Art of the Western World 1
Tuesday, Thursday – August 27 through December 5
9:30–10:45 a.m.
CBH, Room 109
Bryan Zigmont

An introduction to the study of Western art history. This course considers the artistic accomplishments of humans from the pre-historic era to the present, giving particular emphasis to concepts and ideas that continue through time and across space. First semester includes the study of Egypt and Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome, and the Middle Ages. Second semester considers European arts from the Renaissance to contemporary times.


PHIL-245-1 (1495) – Fundamental of Peace and War
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – August 26 through December 5
10–10:50 a.m.
CBH, Room 205A
Norm Freund

A study of concepts, theories and issues broadly related to violence and nonviolence but with emphasis on alternatives to the use of violence. Specific topics include the just war theory, nuclear weapons proliferation, deterrence, human rights, Catholic social teaching, civilian-based defense and conflict resolution.


RELS-100-3 (1667) – Foundations/Spiritual of Life
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – August 26 through December 6
1–1:50 p.m.
CBH, Room 116A
Bill Gregory

The spiritual foundations of human experience in its personal, religious and socio-cultural dimensions. By making the spiritual story conscious, this study places students in touch with perennial questions shaping religious experience and contemporary Christian spirituality. The course challenges students to recognize the connection between beliefs and values and life decisions that strengthen spiritual growth and further the common good.


RELS-205-1 (1670) – Introduction to New Testament
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – August 26 through December 6
9–9:50 a.m.
CBH, Room 116A
Bill Gregory 

Exploration of the New Testament as a living document that has shaped Christian life in the past and continues to do so today. The course will consider the historical development and contexts of the texts and their major themes. Students will practice interpreting Christian scripture in meaning ways for today according to methods used by the Catholic and non-fundamentalist Protestant traditions.


ENGL-231-1 (1545) – Literature of Diversity
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – August 26 through December 6
1–1:50 p.m.
Library, Room LTC1
Ann Pelelo

Focuses on a multicultural selection of North American texts primarily written in English. The course features readings from a variety of races and ethnic groups. Students will read mostly works written in the 20th and 21st centuries


SOC-101-1 (1602) – Introduction to Sociology
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – August 26 through December 6
8–8:50 a.m.
Library, Room LTC2
Rachel Daack

Course challenges students to begin thinking of their own lives and those of others as social experiences that are mysteriously complicated and yet knowable. Students learn what sorts of information help us accurately understand the social world.


POLI-280-2 (2145) – Top: US Constitutional Law 2
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – August 26 through December 6
2–2:50 a.m.
CBH, Room 202
Ralph Baker

Topics in Political Science CV Study of selected political issues.
Topics will vary.


RELS-219-1 (1673) – Faith Development
Tuesday, Thursday – August 27 through December 5
9:30–10:45 a.m.
Library, Room LTC1
Dean Manternach

Understanding faith as a meaning-making process across the lifespan and particularly how religion deeply influences spiritual development of persons across the lifespan. Whether one considers ones own faith development or that of others, educating the whole person means attending to the spiritual life in both personal and social dimensions. Special attention is given to the roles of family, faith community, and school.


RELS-216-1 (1672) – Contemporary Catholic Faith
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – August 26 through December 6
11–11:50 a.m.
CBH, Room 116A
Paulette Skiba

Understandings of what it means to be human, this course seeks to uncover the truth of human experience as permeated with the presence of God. The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the central themes of the Christian tradition in a way which enables them to explore the meaningfulness and significance of these insights for their own lives and for our times. Readings include current spiritual and theological writings on Catholic Christian faith, as well as selected texts from scripture.


RELS-100-4 (1668) – Foundations/Spiritual of Life
Tuesday, Thursday – August 27 through December 5
9:30–10:45 a.m.
CBH, Room 116A
Paulette Skiba

The spiritual foundations of human experience in its personal, religious and socio-cultural dimensions. By making the spiritual story conscious, this study places students in touch with perennial questions shaping religious experience and contemporary Christian spirituality. The course challenges students to recognize the connection between beliefs and values and life decisions that strengthen spiritual growth and further the common good.


MATH-110-1 (1319) – Math as a Liberal Art
Tuesday, Thursday – August 27 through December 5
12:30–1:45 p.m.
CBH, Room 202
Judy Munshower

Enables students to appreciate mathematics in the world around them. The emphasis is on reading, writing and conceptual understanding as opposed to rote skills. Topics may include networks, voting, games, statistics, coding, tiling, symmetry and patterns, infinity, personal finance, and the fourth dimension.


RELS-100-5 (1668) – Foundations/Spiritual of Life
Tuesday, Thursday – August 27 through December 5
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
CBH, Room 302
Brenna Anglada

The spiritual foundations of human experience in its personal, religious and socio-cultural dimensions. By making the spiritual story conscious, this study places students in touch with perennial questions shaping religious experience and contemporary Christian spirituality. The course challenges students to recognize the connection between beliefs and values and life decisions that strengthen spiritual growth and further the common good.

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CLASS INFORMATION

Classes begin Monday,
August 26
 and conclude
Friday, December 6,
2013.

  • Enrollment has limited
    availability with
    students as priority.
  • Registration for
    classes is first-
    come, first-served
    basis -- on-line only.
  • You will only be
    notified if space is
    NOT available.  If
    you are not notified,
    please plan on
    attending class(es).
  • Room locations are
    listed under the day(s)
    and time of each class.

This program is free of
charge (lab and studio
classes not included).
 
Cost of required
textbook(s) and materials
not included. Visit the
Whitlow Bookstore to
order books and
supplies. Click here to
view bookstore hours. 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Click here to register.

For questions or more
information, contact:

Nicole Breitbach
Alumni Relations
(563)588-6501
nicole.breitbach@clarke.edu

Other opportunities for
learning at Clarke can be
accessed through the adult
studies office
, including:

  • Credit Classes
  • Non-credit classes (audit)
  • Workshops
  • Seminars

 

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