Greensboro College Opens Courses to the Public for Spring 2020

November 12, 2019 2:35 pm
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College has opened a number of its Spring 2020 courses to the public.

They include:

Topics in the Holocaust and Genocide (SSC3300, 4 credit hours), meeting 6:30-7:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 8-April 22. Team-taught by Jim Langer, Greensboro College professor of art, and Derek Holmgren, Wake Forest University visiting assistant professor of history, students will be free to express thoughts and feelings brought up by the images and ideas presented and found in readings and viewings of articles and chapters by scholars, reports of survivors, and films and art made both by those who experienced the horrors and more contemporary attempts to deal with memories some claim, perhaps rightly, to be beyond representation.

America’s Civil Rights Movement (HIS3350, 4 credit hours), meeting 11 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 8-April 24. The course traces the history, historiography, and evolving popular memory and public history of America’s most significant social movement. Student’s will focus on Greensboro’s, North Carolina’s, and the nation’s struggles over issues of legal segregation, political equality, and economic justice from 1945 through the early 1970s, using the latest scholarship, powerful documentaries, primary source material, field trips, class debates, student presentations, and class guests.

Teams of students will also interview African American female veterans of the Greensboro black freedom struggles who are also current and former elected officials. These oral histories will be included in UNCG’s “Civil Rights Greensboro” digital collection and will be used as part of the community-wide commemoration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020.

Film: People of Color (ECM2170, 4 credit hours), meeting 5-6:20 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 8-April 22. This course is about movies and the politics of representation, with a focus on communities of color. From American cinema to Bollywood and Nollywood and then to art cinema and revolutionary cinema, the course will expose students to aspects of many cultures.

Horror Literature and Film (ECM3400, 4 credit hours), meeting 1:30-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 8-April 22. The course will examine horror as a genre as well as try to understand what our collective fears might reveal about our history, ourselves, and our relationship to the other.

Tuition for all courses is $390 per hour for academic credit, or $1,560. Those wishing to audit will be charged $75 per credit hour, or $300.

To register, or for more information, please contact Becky Quigley at 336-272-7102, ext. 5210, or email rebecca.quigley@greensboro.edu. Registration closes Dec. 18, when the college closes for semester break.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

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