Ladies and gents H4E is back this year with a fresh line-up of classes, excursions, new experiences, and epiphanies to be had.
Humanities for Everybody has returned for a better, stronger, and more impactful experience this year. This year we have superstar instructors delivering their favorite subject matter. Below is a list of the classes/ modules that are being offered.
Kicking off this season is:
Michigan Writers (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2015
Dr. Tom Bailey, teaching, “Michigan Writers”, where the class will explore some of the great fruits of the home grown variety. Expect to be led through some engaging reflections and insightful selections. Classes will read selections, discuss their themes and challenge each others views in a spirited and fun-loving manner.
Everyday Ethics and the Examined Life (Oct. 27 – Nov. 24, 2015)
Dr. Dini Metro-Roland, teaching, “Everyday Ethics and the Examined Life”. In this class we students will explore some of the most influential classical and contemporary ethical theories of the Western World. We will pay particular attention to how these theories apply to our own everyday lives at home, at school and at work. Prepare yourself to be dizzy with ideas from Socrates’ dangerous interrogations to the care ethics of Nel Nodding. New to philosophy? Have no fear! This course is for beginners as well as those already quite fond of questioning everything.
The Black Experience from the African Beginnings to the Civil War (Feb. 2 – March 3, 2016)
Dr. Ben Wilson walking his class through, “The Black Experience from the African Beginnings to the Civil War”. This offering is designed to trace and analyze the history and cultural experience of people of African ancestry in the Americas during the ante-bellum years. The central theme will be “survival and creative development” in an oppressive environment. Some attention will be devoted to those who were forced to endure in the non-English speaking zones of the Western Hemisphere, but the majority of time will be directed to those who settled in the US. The offering will be informative and fun!
Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies (March 15 – April 14, 2016)
Dr. Mariam Konaté will lead her students through an, “Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies” interdisciplinary course that provides an analytical framework for the study of gender and gender-defining institutions, exploring the social conditions associated with gender in the U.S. society in a global context. The course emphasizes approaches that study the diversity and similarity of gendered experience across class, racial and ethnic groups.
Throughout the course we will study the effect of gender from various perspectives in both the past and present. The course emphasizes approaches that study the diversity and similarity of experience across class, racial and ethnic groups.
We are now accepting applications to all modules. Please click here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and we will get you signed up!
-All classes are free and supplies are provided.