Senior Adult Summer Institute
Co-Sponsored With Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks
Join us for one to four days of “Learning for the Love of It” on HCC’s campus.
Monday, June 1, 2020
James Wilkinson: U.S. General, Co-Conspirator and Spy
Presented by Roger Swartz
Course #: XI-430-S6670
Meet the most notorious American traitor you've probably never heard of – General James Wilkinson, born and raised in Frederick, MD. It was just after the Revolutionary War — at a time when a young United States and a mighty Spain were fighting for control of North America — that American soldier James Wilkinson took a secret oath of allegiance to Spain and became involved in a number of intrigues, including efforts to have Kentucky secede from the Union, treason, and assassination attempts. President James Madison held him for court martial for treason and dereliction of duties for three months in Frederick, MD in 1811, but he was found not guilty in each of the 23 charges. It wasn't until the 20th century, long after Wilkinson's death, that historians finally uncovered documentation of his connection to the Spanish empire.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Fairy Tales Revisited
Presented by Angela Wood and Jacqueline Dzubak
Course #: XI-433-S6673
You thought they were just for children? Think again! Join us for a mature assessment of traditional fairy tales – examine well-known and long-loved folk tales from a critical perspective and explore their implications for psychological, gender, and cultural studies. Compare today’s fairy tales to past favorites; consider how these stories reflect changing ideas of society. Challenge your long-held beliefs about the roles of villains and protagonists, and review the dark tales from the original Grimm collection.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Presented by Kara LaRose
Course #: XI-432-S6672
Classical Art encompasses the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome and endures as the cornerstone of Western civilization. Including innovations in painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and architecture, Classical Art pursued ideals of beauty, harmony, and proportion, even as those ideals shifted and changed over the centuries. From the revolutionary depictions of male and female nudes in Greek sculpture and society’s reaction, to the impact of the Roman Empire and the spread of Roman technology, you’ll walk away with a new understanding and appreciation of this historical era.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Music Goes to War • Presented by William Scanlan Murphy
Course #: XI-431-S6671
Music has always had a complicated relationship with war – promoting it, opposing it, representing it or being changed by it. From the very earliest times, music has been used to encourage the troops, convince the people back home – or bring the whole conflict into question. Whether mourning the dead, providing a tune to march to or singing the leader’s praises, music has never been far away when the storm clouds gather.
Call 410-313-7279 for registration information.
Space is limited. Register early. $25 per day.
9:30am-3:00pm, June 1-4 • Duncan Hall, Kittleman Room.
Bring a lunch or plan to eat at the Cafe on the Quad on HCC's campus.