• 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): 03-25-2021 to 03-25-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM -Central Standard Time
    Instructor: John Guenther
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Antonio Barluzzi is best known as “the architect of the Holy Land.”  His churches grace such major religious sites as Gethsemane, the Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, Mount Tabor, and Galilee.  Barluzzi’s designs for each church was specific to its site, historic context, and is expressive of the event it commemorates. Each building is formally simple,... 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: 3
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2021 to 04-26-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Roy Overmann
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Humanism has a rich history beginning in the Renaissance with a focus on human values, concerns and perspectives, and evolving into a contemporary philosophy of life. Explore and discuss this history and the modern philosophy of humanism. Roy Overmann teaches political philosophy and international relations at Webster University in Webster Groves. He is the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2021 to 04-12-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Joan Musbach
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    A poor president, ill-suited for the job. Impeached by an angry Congress, hoping to remove him. Failed to do so by the slimmest of margins. Despite similarities to our own time, this was 1868 and the President charged was Andrew Johnson. This was the only presidential impeachment proceeding in the first 200 years of American history. There is no denying... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-22-2021 to 04-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM -Central Standard Time
    Instructor: John Guenther
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Norway is a country of contrasts, from its great natural beauty to its magnificent cities, from its southern Oceanic climate to its Tundra climate above the Arctic Circle, from its nearly continuous daylight in summer to its limited daylight in winter, and from its ancient Stave churches to its modern architecture. John C. Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP will... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-27-2021 to 04-27-2021
    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

    This presentation will explore the history of the Norsemen from their humble beginnings in Scandinavia to the legacy they left Europe and the world.  Learn about their culture, government, religion, and how Viking commerce and exploration were as important to the Norse as were raiding and conquest.  Although, it was the latter activities that led the... read more
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