• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-18-2021 to 10-18-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell, Professor of History, University of Maryland
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    “So you’re the little lady who started this great war!” said President Abraham Lincoln in the fall of 1862 when he finally met Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of the blockbuster antislavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But Lincoln might just well have been talking to and about Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor on America’s underground... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-22-2021 to 10-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:30 PM-01:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: James H Johnston, Lawyer and Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The Potomac River, the dominant geological feature of Montgomery County, has also played a dominant role in American history. It was the first interstate waterway in North America, the spawning ground for the Constitution, and a protective barrier in the Civil War. To travelers today, it is a time tunnel to 250 million years of history. Join this class to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-26-2021 to 10-26-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D., Art Historian/National Mall Coalition
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    In the jewel-like mosaics of Ravenna, the dazzling domed interior of Hagia Sophia, the penetrating stare of holy figures in Orthodox icons, we come face-to-face with the visual splendor and spiritual power of Byzantine art. Created in the thousand-year period between 330 and the conquest of the Byzantine capital Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-02-2021 to 11-02-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    In the third of a series of discussions of the sub-fields of philosophy, we examine epistemology, the study of knowledge. What can we know? Do we know anything? What are the means by which we acquire knowledge? Are there different kinds of... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-08-2021 to 11-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:30 PM-01:45 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Armand Lione, Director, DC Native History Project
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Did you know that many Native American sites have been found in Washington, DC, ranging from the White House to a Native village on Capitol Hill, yet they are unmarked? This leaves a casual viewer to overlook the several thousand years of history before the city was built. In this class, Dr. Lione will present what he has collected on the Native history of... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-11-2021 to 11-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:30 PM-01:30 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Nick Glakas, International Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Over 2,000 years ago, Alexander the Great and his army of Macedonians marched relentlessly on a 22,000 mile expedition from Greece through Asia into India. Alexander's conquest of much of the known world by the time of his death at age 32 was a crucial turning point in world civilization. By opening contacts between Europe and Asia, he paved the way for the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-16-2021 to 11-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    In the final lecture of a series on the sub-fields of philosophy we examine ethics. How do we determine what we should do? How do we know that there are reasons why we should do what we should do? What is the foundation for determining what we should... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-17-2021 to 11-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Before Whitney, Beyonce, Tina, and Aretha, there were many Black female artists who influenced them as well as countless male performers and some of those influences are still prevalent today. While the Ellas, Billies, and Bessies are more well-known, this class will focus on those whose names are not as prevalent but whose impact is nonetheless... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-18-2021 to 11-18-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Dan Sherman
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Although best-known as a Hollywood monster, Frankenstein began as a novel written by a teenage Mary Shelley, and published in 1818. Sometimes seen as the first science fiction novel, it drew heavily on science of the time, and also recent history, including mechanization of work. The course will provide fascinating background on the creation of... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-01-2021 to 12-01-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: David Lindauer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Julius Caesar is one of the truly iconic figures in ancient history, yet few people actually know what he accomplished, and why he is a central character in the history of Rome. This discussion will examine Caesar in detail with particular emphasis on his experiences during the Gallic Wars and the Roman Civil War. We'll also look at why Rome was such a... read more
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