• Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 03-09-2021 to 03-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday, Thurdsday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM -Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Joan Musbach
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The World War II internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans is variously described as wartime necessity, hysteria, economic exploitation, fascist duplication, and unbridled racial prejudice. The evacuation from the west coast and internment inland was authorized by Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin Roosevelt in February, 1942. In 1943 the U.... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-10-2021 to 03-10-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:15 PM -Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Michael Cude, Ph.D., Schreiner University
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    From its start as a series of colonies, the United States has seen multitudes of people migrate to its shores. Accordingly, Americans came to identify in part as a nation of immigrants. This course will overview the history of U. S. immigration from the 18th century to the present, outlining the peak periods and how they've changed over time, as well as... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 03-10-2021 to 03-31-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 PM -Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Tom Henry, M.S.
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    As opposition to the war continued to grow, the Nixon administration continued to look for a path to “peace with honor.” Until that agreement was reached, fighting persisted, often growing in intensity as the slow withdrawal of US troops continued. We will look at the process and problems of US disengagement through the early 1970s. We will also begin... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-12-2021 to 03-12-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Dan Sherman
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Pi is one of the best-known and most-studied numbers in all of mathematics. Although first measured by geometers in ancient times, it permeates all branches of mathematics and is used to test computers as they compute pi's value to trillions of digits. This class will review some of the surprising places pi shows up as a way of introducing complex... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 03-15-2021 to 03-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM -Central Standard Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    The original American September 11th.  This amost forgotten battle saw the largest deployment of American troops during the Revolutionary War.  This site is still in the same condition today as it was over 200 years ago.  It's a study in the struggle the American Army had to overcome to defeat the British Empire and the first battle to fly the US flag. ... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-18-2021 to 03-18-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM -Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Marcia Chatelain, Professor, History and African American Studies, Georgetown University
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Our homes are deeply personal to all of us; our homes are also quite political. Housing policy provides one the clearest lenses into how race is lived in America, and examining the histories of federal housing and lending policies, the creation of the suburbs, and the underfunding of public housing can teach us volumes about a problem we all live with... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-30-2021 to 03-30-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, MA
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Our first “feminist” first lady was also one of our most active and influential first ladies.  While her paralyzed husband led our country through the Great Depression and World War II, Eleanor traveled throughout the country and the world bringing back to the White House a perspective that Franklin Roosevelt valued, appreciated and often... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-30-2021 to 03-30-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Andrew Michael Cooperman
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The Roman Empire did not fall in 476 AD. It lived on in the eastern Mediterranean as what historians call Byzantium until 1453. Although based in modern Greece and Turkey, the people of this Greek-speaking Christian empire referred to themselves as Romioi – Romans. This presentation will tour the lands, peoples, society and government of this medieval... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 04-05-2021 to 04-12-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM -Central Standard Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Called the "Crime of the Century," Charles "Lucky Lindy's" firstborn son mysteriously disappeared in 1932, when kidnapping in the US had reached epic proportions.  Yet for a crime so enormous as the Lindbergh kidnapping no progress was made in finding a suspect for almost two and a half years.  Even today's criminal experts have a hard time agreeing on... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-07-2021 to 04-07-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:00 PM -Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Timothy C. Graham
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Chartres Cathedral, with its soaring architecture and 175 stained glass windows, inspires all who enter it and represents a high point of human achievement. In this presentation we learn about the sacred history of Chartres before focusing on the different elements of the building and the process of its construction between 1130 and 1230. We take a close... read more
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