• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 09-21-2020 to 09-21-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Megan Merriman, MPH, San Antonio Oasis
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom

    2020 marks 100 years of women having the ability to vote in the United States.  Where did it all begin and how far have we come?  We will discuss the past, present and future of women's rights in the United... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 09-21-2020 to 09-21-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Elaine Turney, Ph.D., San Antonio Oasis
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom

    The Texas Revolution was fought from October 1835 to April 1836 between Mexico and Texas colonists that resulted in Texas' independence from Mexico and the founding of the Republic of Texas. Come learn about the various battles of the revolution that was bookended by the Battles of Gonzales and San... read more
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  • Sessions: 6
    Class Date(s): 09-22-2020 to 10-27-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM-Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: James Carroll Ph.D., Syracuse Oasis
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom

    “…nor shall any State…deny to any person…the equal protection of the laws.” Since the adoption of the 14th Amendment in 1868, the “equal protection” clause has resulted in numerous Supreme Court cases that have impacted people because to their race, gender or sexual orientation. Dr. Jim Carroll uses visuals of landmark Supreme Court cases... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 09-22-2020 to 10-01-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday, Thurddsay
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, MA, San Diego Oasis
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom

    From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima, Professor Blaine Davies describes battle by battle how the United States ultimately defeated the Empire of Japan and ended World War II.  Inspired in part by Blaine's recent trip to the South Pacific, Blaine discusses the big picture and the American strategy that ultimately forced the Empire of Japan to surrender.  We'll... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-01-2020 to 10-01-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College, Washington Metro Oasis
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom

    No thinker has been more foundational to human thought than Aristotle who launched virtually every field of study from Physics, chemistry, and biology to law, literary theory, and economics.  We know him as a philosopher, but his system encompassed all of human thought at the time and provided the launching point from which so much of what we now believe... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 10-02-2020 to 10-23-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Peter Kastor, Ph. D , The Oasis Institute
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom

    Are we really in a new Presidential era? This is the question people have asked ever since Donald Trump was elected. This explores answers that question in four meetings by situating the current Presidential moment within the long view of the American Presidency, extending from George Washington to Donald Trump. It does so by viewing the Presidency in... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-05-2020 to 10-05-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Oliva Espín, San Diego Oasis
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom

    Who was Joan of Arc? Was she a hero, a saint, a witch, a martyr, a patriot, a mentally ill person or a visionary? Artists have depicted her in paintings, films, books, posters, sculptures. She is part of the Western imaginary as a woman who challenged traditions and stereotypes and changed the course of French history during her short life. Contradictory... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-07-2020 to 10-07-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Philip Goscienski, San Diego Oasis
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom

    Infectious diseases have always been a part of human existence, but man has manipulated his environment to allow new patterns of disease to emerge. We no longer fear smallpox, but can this terrible disease return? Should we worry about Ebola, Zika, or the newest virus dominating the headlines – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)? Learn the real story of influenza,... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 10-07-2020 to 10-28-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Katie Hagerty Young, St. Louis Oasis
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom

    How did the French monarch, from the throne that was once the paragon of European absolutism, fall victim to the intense animosity and brutal "justice" of his own subjects? Why did a seemingly stable state descent into a revolution so violent, abrupt and powerful as to revoke the authority of the Catholic Church, abolish traditional titles and privileges... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-12-2020 to 10-12-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Andrew Michael Cooperman, St. Louis Oasis
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom

    Elizabeth Bathory, the Hungarian countess, and Vlad the Impaler, Prince of Wallachia, prove that truth is infinitely more terrifying than fiction. Both are known for their thirst for blood and each has inspired decades of horror tales. Dracula is a standard of vampire lore and Countess Bathory has been featured in numerous films and even video games. Join... read more
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