The Great Courses Presentations for the Spring of 2018

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Learning in Retirement (LIR) Spring 2018

Courses of the Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) for the Spring held at the First Congregational Church UCC Hartland are proposed as follows (“click here to access a copy of the LIR Spring 2018 Catalog”) 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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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (#3450)

Introductory Trailer

Lecture 14 The Huns and The Vandals

Course Syllabus

Annotated Syllabus

PDF copy of the Koeppen Climate Regions Map of the Roman Empire


Part 1 of 2. 1:30 to 3:25 Mondays February 12, 19, and 26 and March 5 and 26 and April 9

Part 2 of 2. 1:30 to 3:25 Mondays April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14, and 21.

Supplimental Reading:

“The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire, by Kyle Harper” from Princeton University Press on Vimeo. Chapter 1

Introductory Trailerfor the Fate of Rome.


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Science vs Religion

Course Syllabus

Part 1 of 2. 9:30 to 11:25 Tuesdays: February 13, 20, and 27 and March 6 and 27 and April 3 (pdf proposal)

Introductory Trailer Part 1 Course Description

Part 2 of 2. 9:30 to 11:25 Tuesdays: April 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 8, and 15.

Supplimental Reading:

“The Black Death (The Plague Documentary)|A Time Line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1aULu6BqNs

Trailer for a new book”Disruptors “

A Special Field Trip:Carl von Marr Day: Carl von Marr Day TalkSaturday, February 17 | 2:00–3:00

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Globalism vs. Nationalism

Part 1 of 2. 1:30 to 3:25 Tuesdays February 13, 20, and 27 and March 6 and 27 and April 3

Syllabus in pdf format

Introductory Trailer

Part 2 of 2. 1:30 to 3:25 Tuesdays April 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 8, and 15. (pdf proposal)

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The Science of Energy classes are held on the Waukesha Campus of WCTC.

==========================================The Science of Energy— Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2. 9:30 to 1:25 Thursdays February 15, 22, and March 1, 22, 29 and April 5.

Course Syllabus

Annotated Syllabus

Introductory Trailer

Hawaii’s Use of Renewable Energy

The Science of Energy— Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2. 9:30 to 11:25 Thursdays April 12, 19, 26, and May 3, and 10. and 17.


Donald Rambadt 2014