• Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 10-12-2022 to 10-26-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Born in St. Thomas, Jewish, and a decade older than his fellow Impressionists, the “humble and colossal Pissarro,” as Cézanne called him, was at once an outsider and a key member of the group. He was the only one to show in all eight exhibitions of the independent artists. This three-session class will look at ways in which the works of this artist... read more
    Born in St. Thomas, Jewish, and a decade older than his fellow Impressionists, the “humble and colossal Pissarro,” as Cézanne called him, was at once an outsider and a key member of the group. He was the only one to show in all eight exhibitions of the independent artists. This three-session class will look at ways in which the works of this artist reflected his distinctive socially-conscious vision as well as his experimentation with techniques. It will discuss his engagement with the political and artistic interests of the younger generation, when he joined with Seurat and other Neo-Impressionists, although in the end, he returned to his own version of Impressionism. Register for this class if you will only be viewing via Zoom. You must have a computer/tablet/phone with audio and video capability.
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  •  Quackery

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    Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 10-17-2022 to 10-24-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 11-02-2022 to 11-16-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Otto Bruno
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    In this class we'll look at one of the most prolific and beloved lyricists of The Great American Songbook. E.Y. "Yip" Harburg wrote the words to such enduring classics as "April in Paris," "It's Only A Paper Moon," and, of course, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." A wry wit, Harburg was also known for his commitment to social justice as well as racial and... read more
    In this class we'll look at one of the most prolific and beloved lyricists of The Great American Songbook. E.Y. "Yip" Harburg wrote the words to such enduring classics as "April in Paris," "It's Only A Paper Moon," and, of course, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." A wry wit, Harburg was also known for his commitment to social justice as well as racial and gender equality, all of which were revealed in his prolific works. Join us as we celebrate the "voice" of a generation of music.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-02-2022 to 11-02-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 02:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Sample, Professor of History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    This was a big one - that year was the depth of the Great Depression. A (seemingly) do-nothing President, Herbert Hoover, is up for re-election. The Governor of New York, FDR is the opponent. Whoever wins will change the future of the... read more
    This was a big one - that year was the depth of the Great Depression. A (seemingly) do-nothing President, Herbert Hoover, is up for re-election. The Governor of New York, FDR is the opponent. Whoever wins will change the future of the country.
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 11-03-2022 to 11-17-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Laurence Britt
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    In the 1930's, author Sinclair Lewis wrote a dystopian novel, "It Can't Happen Here," about fascism coming to America. This course will explore that subject give the current status of the political environment in America. The rise of fascism has been one of the most destructive movements of the past hundred years, bring oppression, war and devastation in... read more
    In the 1930's, author Sinclair Lewis wrote a dystopian novel, "It Can't Happen Here," about fascism coming to America. This course will explore that subject give the current status of the political environment in America. The rise of fascism has been one of the most destructive movements of the past hundred years, bring oppression, war and devastation in its path. Few really understand what fascism is, why it appears, and how it has gained power so extensively in recent history. This course will attempt to define exactly what fascism is, based on it characteristics, and will cover the experience of living under fascist regimes. The reasons why a fascist mentality appeals to such large segments of a given population, even in contemporary settings, will also be addressed. Recent trends and evens in the American political environment have led many to think that incipient fascism is a possibility even here. Is this really possible or even conceivable in America given our established democratic institutions?
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 11-09-2022 to 11-30-2022
    No Class: 11/23/2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    This three-session class will look at ways in which pictures of and for children, as well as literature for and about them participated in communicating changing ideas about children's nature and their roles in America from Colonial times to the early twentieth century. Huck's Raft by Steven Mintz will be a point of departure. You must have a... read more
    This three-session class will look at ways in which pictures of and for children, as well as literature for and about them participated in communicating changing ideas about children's nature and their roles in America from Colonial times to the early twentieth century. Huck's Raft by Steven Mintz will be a point of departure. You must have a laptop/phone/tablet with audio and video capability.
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 11-14-2022 to 11-21-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    The End of the Middle Ages. The Roman Empire lasted for 1,480 years. They lasted the longest in the east. 1,123 Years and 18 Days. But that all came to an end on May 29, 1453. Warfare would never be the same again. The city that couldn’t possibly fall—fell. The Turks change the name to Istanbul, meaning “The City.” But it would both unleash the... read more
    The End of the Middle Ages. The Roman Empire lasted for 1,480 years. They lasted the longest in the east. 1,123 Years and 18 Days. But that all came to an end on May 29, 1453. Warfare would never be the same again. The city that couldn’t possibly fall—fell. The Turks change the name to Istanbul, meaning “The City.” But it would both unleash the Ottomans on Europe and start the age of discovery that would end up locating the new world.
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 11-28-2022 to 12-05-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    English Civil War... read more
    English Civil War 1642-51
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