The Great Courses Presentations for the Fall of 2018

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The Great Courses Presentations for the Fall of 2018

Learning in Retirement (LIR) Fall 2018

Courses of the Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) for the Fall held at the First Congregational Church UCC Hartland are proposed as follows (“click here to access a copy of the LIR Fall 2018 Catalog {Not Yet Published}”) Complete information about membership and registration for courses is available on the LIR page of the WCTC website. Click here to access that page

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Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance

Classes are scheduled to be held at the First Congregational Church UCC, Hartland: Part 1 Mondays 1:30 - 3:25 , September 17, 24, and October 1, 8, 15 and 22. and Part 2,Mondays 1:30 - 3:25 , October 29, November 5,12,26, and December 3, and 10

The following materials are for both Parts 1 and 2

Introductory Trailer

Introduction through Documentary Films

The Mona Lisa through Documentary Films

Course Syllabus (as pdf file)

TED Talk to Seek the True Image of the Face of da Vinci

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Native Peoples of North America (Part 1 of 2. 9:30 to 11:25 Tuesdays September 11, 18 and 25 and October 2, 9, and 16.) and (Part 2 of 2

9:30 to 11:25 Tuesdays October 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 27 and December 4. No class on November 20.)

Introductory Trailer

Indian Mounds of Wisconsin

Course Syllabus (as pdf file)

TED Talk: “The Standing Rock resistance and our fight for indigenous rights

TED Talk: Aaron Huey America’s native prisoners of war

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The Guide to Birding in North America The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America, Part 1 of 2. 1:30 to 3:25 Tuesdays September 11, 18 and 25 and October 3, 10, and 17. andThe National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America, Part 2 of 2, 1:30 to 3:25,a nd, 9:30 to 11:25 Tuesdays October 23, 30 and 13, 27 and December 4 and 11. No class on November 6 or 20.

Introductory Trailer

Course Syllabus (as pdf file)

Additional Reading: Feather Thief

Plastic as a “food” source for sea birds!!!—An Environmental Issue!!!

Relavent Organizations

WBCI

The Chimney Swift Working Group of Wisconsin


Hi, Don,

leigh yawkey bird

As promised, I’m sharing a link to 2018 Master Artist Cindy House’s opening-weekend presentation: https://youtu.be/ymjW6NWqEto

Here’s a link to the Woodson Art Museum audio tour app site: http://app.lywam.org/

Thanks for your interest in these videos, don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions.

Cheers,

Catie Anderson

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Smithsonian: Scientists Can Predict Bird Migration!u

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OceanographyPart 1 of 2. 1:30 to 3:25, Thursdays, September 13, 20 and 27 and October 4, 11, and 18 andPart 2 of 2, 1:30 to 3:25,Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15 and 29 and December 6 and 13.No class on November 22.

Introductory Trailer BBCBlue Planet IIIAll Seven Episodes of this

Introductory TrailertoOceanography: Exploring Earth’s Final Wilderness I The Great Courses’ DVD that will be the core of this course.

Plastic Gyres, What are They and Why Should We Consider Them as we Begin the Course

A TED Talk: The Discoveries Awaiting Us In The Ocean’s Twilight Zone

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Economist Magazines” “Technology Quarterl - Oceans

Online Viewing:

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Economist Magazine’s “The Deep Ocean” Introduction video

Relavent Organizations

United Nations “Oceans and the Law of the Sea"

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The Great Courses Presentations for the Spring of 2019

Courses of the Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) forSpringheld at the First Congregational Church UCC Hartland are proposed as follows

Mondays 1:30 to 3:25 in Hartland

Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations

Brief Description: This course covers a remarkable breadth of subjects relating to European history from 1348 to 1715. While religion, politics, wars, and economics dominate Professor Fix’s presentation, you will also learn about art, exploration, science, and technology.

Tuesdays 1:30 to 3:25 in Hartland

American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents


Thursdays 1:30 to 3:25 in Waukesha

War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000

Brief Description: For much of the past five centuries, the history of the European continent hasbeen a history of chaos, its civilization thrown into turmoil by ferocious wars or bitter religiousconflicts—sometimes in combination—that have made and remade borders, created andeliminated entire nations, and left a legacy that is still influencing our world.


Donald Rambadt 2014