• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-07-2020 to 12-07-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: James Keeline
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Even when Disneyland was less than a year old and celebrating its first Christmas, traditions were established that continue to today.  See how the decor and celebrations evolved in the park's first dozen holiday... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2020 to 12-08-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Julia Fister
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Claude Monet was the founder of French Impressionism and spent his career documenting the French countryside to capture the light and the passing of seasons. We will look at his time at his home and property in Giverny where he created some of his best-known... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-10-2020 to 12-10-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Ancient documents and archeological sites reveal the story of one of history’s major wars between a military superpower, the Syrian-Greeks, and a Jewish militia in the Judean Hills. Using guerilla warfare and asymmetrical tactics, the band of Jewish patriots won. After the victory in 162 BCE, the holiday that followed, still celebrated today, is named... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-14-2020 to 12-14-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Kim Keeline
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    We’ll look at the many stories surrounding the figure of Santa (and the other men who might be him)—from ancient tradition to the Coca-Cola ads. Along the way you might meet Krampus, Black Peter, and other figures that belong to Christmas traditions. It will be a merry history lesson for the winter... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2020 to 12-16-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, MA
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    California and the rest of the Southwest became United States territory following the Mexican War, or as some Mexicans describe it, the “war where you stole our country.”  Was it a war justified by “manifest destiny” and Mexican transgressions or was it essentially a land grab?  Professor Blaine Davies explores the causes, the battles and the... read more
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