Lectures and Discussions

Holidays Under Fire: The Battle Over American Holidays & Historical Memory
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

Protest and public outcry over national holidays have become commonplace in contemporary American society. Yet public outcry, both for and against specific holidays, is not new.

Dean’s Lecture Series
Sister Norma Pimentel

Zoom PDT

Sister Norma Pimentel will share her experiences with the Humanitarian Respite Centers and immigration.

Vincent van Gogh and His Influences
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

In just a 10-year span as an artist, Vincent van Gogh had an immense and prolific output. While developing a distinct and individual style, van Gogh also learned from and embraced many different influences.

Architectural Oddities: A Look at Non-Conventional Architecture
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

This course will explore structures set against the backdrop of the societies in which they existed, the construction methods used, the patrons for whom these structures were constructed, and the notions of the builders and architects who created them.

Create a Website Wireframe
This Week at Hub101 series

Hub101, 31416 Agoura Road #105, Westlake Village, CA 91361 (Hybrid)

Create a custom layout for a portfolio website that you’ll be proud to share.

The British Invasion
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

This course takes a deep dive into the repertoires of 12 classic British rock acts, two each week.

Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Development Series
Professional Development and Inclusive Excellence Community

Spies-Bornemann Center

Professional Development Conversations over lunch in SBET 127 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays each month. The series will continue Jan. 27, 2022.

Pictures on Stone: Rock Art in the Paleolithic and Ancient World
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

This course explores the fascinating past worlds depicted in rock art, including traditions of pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (rock engravings) around the world from the earliest paleolithic traditions.

Law & Order: The History of American Policing and Prisons, 1776-present
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

From the “workhouses” of the Colonial period to the chain gangs of the 19th century, this course will examine that history, demonstrating how ideas and practices around punishment, reform and abolition have evolved over time.

Double Play! The History of the U.S. Told Through the Lens of Its National Pastime, Baseball
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Swenson 101/102

In this course, we will take up several topics that illuminate broader historical trends, including professionalization and its impact on amateur baseball, and the role of ethnic identity.

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