Videos of courses that are "Live-stream + Recorded" will post weekly starting the second Friday of the term, with a new video being added each subsequent Friday. This gives staff the time needed to properly produce and deliver the content.

Monday, Starts June 1

Live-stream Only

10:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE ONLY - Motown, Part 2: The Sound of Young America into the ’70s

Peter Elman

This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. Zoom links are found in course materials. Scroll down for the link.

Through lectures, photographs, CDs, film clips, Q&A sessions, and the use of live music, this course will concentrate on the people who started, nurtured, and established the label as the driving force behind American popular music in the seventies. Learn about Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and other icons.

166 slots available
$120.00

Live-stream and Recorded Video

1:00pm - 3:00pm

ONLINE ONLY - The History of Russia from the 1917 Revolution to the Present

Bert Gordon

This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time. Zoom links are found in course materials. Scroll down for the link. YouTube video links of the recording will post weekly on Fridays by noon, beginning June 12. 

Do current embroilments with Russia represent a return to Cold War days, when the world seemed on the brink of nuclear destruction? In this course, we will explore Russian culture and society from the Tsarist era through the revolution of 1917, the First and Second World Wars, and Russia’s subsequent rise as a nuclear superpower. 

78 slots available
$120.00
Tuesday, Starts June 2

Live-stream and Recorded Video

10:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE ONLY - Gandhi in His Own Words

Abhijeet Paul

This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time. Zoom links are found in course materials. Scroll down for the link. YouTube video links of the recording will post weekly on Fridays by noon, beginning June 12.

In this course, we will close read the works of Gandhi, architect of India’s freedom from British imperialism and the leader who inspired Martin Luther King to strive towards nonviolent civil disobedience in the U.S. Focusing on his autobiographical works, we will investigate the impact of Ghandi’s life and legacy in India and beyond.

240 slots available
$120.00
1:00pm - 3:00pm

ONLINE ONLY - The Arctic: A Tale of Three Tragedies

Beverly Crawford

This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time. Zoom links are found in course materials. Scroll down for the link. YouTube video links of the recording will post weekly on Fridays by noon, beginning June 12. 

Today we face three interlinked tragedies — climate change, resource depletion, and international conflicts that arise from the resulting displacement. Arctic nations are positioned at the crux of these issues. We will explore their challenges and potential to model solutions.

184 slots available
$120.00

Live-stream Only

10:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE ONLY - The Symphonies of Gustav Mahler

Stephen Schultz

This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. Zoom links are found in course materials. Scroll down for the link.  

This class will be an in-depth historical survey of the Symphonies of Gustav Mahler — exploring his stylistic evolution and the main characteristics of his 11 symphonies. We will focus on form, harmonic and melodic characteristics, and programmatic and emotional content of the symphonies. 

158 slots available
$120.00
Wednesday, Starts June 3

Live-stream and Recorded Video

10:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE ONLY - Searching for ET: Preparing for Discovery

Margaret Race

This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time. Zoom links are found in course materials. Scroll down for the link. YouTube video links of the recording will post weekly on Fridays by noon, beginning June 12.

This course will provide an overview of the latest information about astrobiology and searches for extra-terrestrial life. We will explore where and how we search, what kind of life we might find, what a discovery would mean, and what we should do if we find something. We’ll also examine the diverse implications of finding “other life” — on Earth or elsewhere. 

211 slots available
$120.00
1:00pm - 3:00pm

ONLINE ONLY - Barack Obama: A Retrospective

Charles Henry

This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time. Zoom links are found in course materials. Scroll down for the link. YouTube video links of the recording will post weekly on Fridays by noon, beginning June 12.

The election and presidency of Barack Obama is a milestone in the struggle of African Americans for political inclusion. We will explore various aspects of this phenomenon, including black leadership, new social media, demographic shifts, and the history of black voting. Special attention will be devoted to Obama’s legacy, racial backlash, and the role of celebrity in contemporary politics.

131 slots available
$120.00
1:00pm - 3:00pm

ONLINE ONLY - Diving into the Movies

Harry Chotiner

This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time. Zoom links are found in course materials. Scroll down for the link. YouTube video links of the recording will post weekly on Fridays by noon, beginning June 12.

For each class meeting, we’ll watch a film and then discuss it. Almost all of the films will be somewhat recent American independent or foreign films. The class aims for the fun, vitality, and warmth of friends sharing a conversation about a great film they’ve just seen.

5 slots available
$120.00
Thursday, Starts June 4

Live-stream and Recorded Video

10:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE ONLY - Contemporary Multiethnic American Literature

Gregory Choy

This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time. Zoom links are found in course materials. Scroll down for the link. YouTube video links of the recording will post weekly on Fridays by noon, beginning June 12.

This course will focus on sociohistorical and literary contexts as we analyze the re/constitution of the racialized subject in the works of Tomás Rivera (y no se lo tragó la tierra), Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (Dictee), Claudia Rankine (Citizen), and Tommy Orange (There There).

245 slots available
$120.00
1:00pm - 3:00pm

ONLINE ONLY - Short Works of Philosophic Fiction

Bill Smoot

This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time. Zoom links are found in course materials. Scroll down for the link. YouTube video links of the recording will post weekly on Fridays by noon, beginning June 12.

In this lecture course we will examine four works of fiction that are especially rich in philosophical ideas. We’ll explore morality through Bartleby, the Scrivener; existentialism through The Stranger, Nietzschean ideas through Death in Venice, and attempt a philosophical reading of Kafka’s Metamorphosis

192 slots available
$120.00
Friday, Starts June 5

Live-stream and Recorded Video

10:00am - 12:00pm

Note change in time

ONLINE ONLY - Inequality

Andrej Milivojevic

This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time. Zoom links are found in course materials. Scroll down for the link. YouTube video links of the recording will post weekly on Fridays by noon, beginning June 12.

In this course, we will explore the nature and understanding of economic inequality. We will begin with key concepts, such as the measurements identified by the Italian statistician Corrado Gini in 1912, progress to the current theories expounded by Thomas Piketty and Branko Milanovic, and look at today’s policy proposals intended to ameliorate inequality.

191 slots available
$120.00