• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-01-2023 to 02-01-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Carol Diaz-Granados
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom
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    For 13 summers, students learned archaeological excavation techniques at a trash dump site in Forest Park. The trash was a result of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair! Everyone learned about turn-of-the-century materials produced by this major St. Louis event and many surprises were encountered. Imagine the trash from an event attended by over 200,000... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-01-2023 to 02-01-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Alex Castaneda, Ph.D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    America is a nation of many cultures. Entire peoples have visited and occupied this land since very remote times. According to some experts, no person from any country in the Americas - from Canada to Tierra del Fuego - is truly native. America is, apart from a country of immigrants, a country, like no other, of nomads in constant movement. We will talk... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-02-2023 to 02-02-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mohamed Ben Yahya, BA, MBA Intercultural Communication Consultant
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    This presentation is an introduction to the hidden part of the Arabian Gulf`s (Middle East) cultural iceberg. The presentation discusses the Arabian Gulf`s cultural dimensions, attitudes, and perceptions and their effects on people`s behaviors within society, relationship with the Other, decision-making process, and communication. It provides the attendees... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-02-2023 to 02-02-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mary M. McKenzie, J.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    At the end of the Second World War, Europe was decimated. Many in the Allied states believed that postwar policy should focus on preventing Europe (i.e., Germany) from ever again being a world power. Then the Iron Curtain descended, dividing Germany and Europe. The Cold War had begun, and the Western Allies decided that a strong western Europe was needed to... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 02-06-2023 to 02-13-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    For Whom the Bell Tolls. 17 July 1936 – 1 April 1939. The Spanish Civil War can be seen as one of the other revolutions of Europe. On a par with the French and Russian revolutions. It certainly matched those two for deaths and long-term effects on the people and the state. In a sense, it was a battleground for all the ideologies of the 20th century. And... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-06-2023 to 02-06-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Julie Nicolai
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Learn how freedom seekers - enslaved people escaping bondage - engaged in perilous journeys in the hope of gaining liberty. Antebellum St. Louis provided the perfect storm for the Underground Railroad activity. It was a divided city - with both enslavers and abolitionists, located on a major north-south water artery parallel to the Underground Railroad... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-07-2023 to 02-07-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Maria Butler, MA Lecturer Emerita San Diego State University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Before the European conquest in 1519, after Paris and Naples the Aztec empire was the third largest in the world.  It functioned as a city state and its capitol Tenochtitlan was most impressive. Society was stratified, with a subordinate labor force and a slave system that served the nobility. The State’s wealth depended on territorial expansion. The... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-07-2023 to 02-07-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Nikole Hannah-Jones contends in the New York Times’ 1619 Project that there was no significant bi-racial antislavery campaign in this country in the critical period between the Constitution and the Age of Jackson. White people, she said, sat on their hands. They did nothing of substance. “For the most part,” she wrote, “Black Americans fought back... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-08-2023 to 02-08-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonnie Vega
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Discover two of the most influential waves of immigrants to St. Louis in the late 19th and early 20th centuries- the Irish and Germans. Uncover why they immigrated, what it was like to arrive to St. Louis and the mark they left on culture in the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-08-2023 to 02-08-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Crossley, David
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    The history of invention and technology is littered with concepts and devices that seemed achievable but didn't make the grade. Inventors tried to violate the limits of physics, while others were ahead of their time. There are three types of these efforts: 1. Crackpot foolishness. 2. Fundamentally sound designs that had to wait decades for the needed... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-08-2023 to 02-08-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Michael Cude, Ph.D., Schreiner University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Despite being less well-known than other U.S. Presidents, Woodrow Wilson left a notable legacy in foreign affairs. His ideas and actions played a central role in the decisive moment at the end of World War I that set the stage for much of the rest of the century, from World War II to the Cold War. Additionally, he is the only major American political figure... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 02-09-2023 to 03-02-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Laurence Britt
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    This four session course will explore a new perspective on the key event of the 20th century-World War II. The course will cover the origin of the war, the key factors determining the outcome, the strategies employed by both the Axis powers and the Allies, and the unique perspective of each of the major participants-Germany, Japan, Britain, the Soviet... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-10-2023 to 02-10-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Vincent Rossi, Historian & Author, Story Seekers Co-Owner
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    San Diego City and County grew enormously in population in the decade of the 1920s, and it showed in what was on the menu at local restaurants, on residents’ home tables, and in the fields of local farmers. Historian Vincent Rossi shows how San Diego fed itself and the nation, one hundred years... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-13-2023 to 02-13-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, MA, Professor of U.S. History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Despite a mediocre military record, George Washington became commander of the Continental Army. He didn’t write the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution, and yet, George Washington became not only our first President, but is justifiably recognized as the Father of Our Country.  Blaine Davies explores the life of George Washington, and explains... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-15-2023 to 02-15-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Barney Bradshaw
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Pierre Laclede may have had more on his mind than founding a trading post when he arrived in this area in late 1763. Not only was his future resting on the outcome, but the future of his newly extended family would depend on his success! Come to this presentation and find out... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-15-2023 to 02-15-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk, Int'l Award-Winning Author/Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    The life and times of Pharaoh Akhenaten and his beautiful Great Wife Nefertiti showcase the political and environmental changes taking place during Egypt’s short-lived monotheistic period in the New Kingdom. He was born into a powerful Theban ruling family. What influenced him and Nefertiti to establish a new capital far away from the powerful Theban... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-16-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    A combination of Europeans and American ex-pats between the World Wars found themselves pushing the boundaries of literature, art, and ideas. Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, and Coco Channel gathered regularly to contemplate a world without... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-16-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Michael Nutkiewicz
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    The Russian Civil War (1917-1921) was fought among Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, and Germans, and transformed Eastern Europe. Horrific pogroms against Jews were perpetrated by all sides. Michael Nutkiewicz’s uncle, Eli Gumener, was a Jewish aid worker in Ukraine during the war. Gumener’s memoir, originally published in 1921, and newly translated by... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-16-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Nick Sacco
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is located in South St. Louis County and was established in 1989. The site preserves General Grant's home, White Haven. In this presentation, Park Ranger Nick Sacco will explore the grassroots efforts to save White Haven and demonstrate how many historic sites around the country become a part of the National Park... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-17-2023 to 02-17-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jenny Lloyd
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Martha Taylor Howard was the driving force behind the preservation of the Susan B. Anthony House in the 1940s. Hear how she raised the money, furnished the house, and tried to ensure its future. Jenny's talk is based on Martha Taylor Howard's papers in the Susan B. Anthony House's... read more
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