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Evergreen Seminars for Spring 2024

  • Register* for the seminar(s) you wish to attend. If you purchased a Passport during this academic year (starting in Fall 2023), select "I Have a Passport Already" at checkout.
  • If the seminar is offered via Zoom link will be active prior to the first day of the seminar to all enrolled students. More information is available here.
  • Log in to Evergreen/CPE student account. (We recommend you do this before the first class date.)
  • Access the Zoom link and recordings: Go to My Enrollment History -> Click on the Seminar -> Link will show below in "View Online Resources" to join the seminar for each session. On the last day of the session, you can find this under the Completed tab.

They are included in the price of an Evergreen Passport, but enrollment is required.

Note – If you have participated in Evergreen since July 2019, you already have an account based on your email address as your username (which may be different from your BU account). Login at Evergreen/CPE as a Returning Student. Do not create a new account. If you need help, contact us.

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Section Title
The 2024 Presidential Election: The Nomination Phase
Type
Evergreen
Days
T
Time
12:30PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Feb 13, 2024 to Apr 16, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Delivery Options
Evergreen  
Course Fee(s)
Already have Passport non-credit $0.00
Single Evergreen $60 non-credit $60.00
Section Notes

The 2024 Presidential Election: The Nomination Phase  

This series will explore basics in how Americans choose their nominees for the presidential election, and we will use that framework to understand the special aspects of the 2024 elections, including current events that have taken place around the time of our sessions.

Seminar Dates: February13, March 19, April 2, April 16 (Tuesdays)

Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Location: STH B23 (this seminar series will be held in person only)

Instructor: Virginia Sapiro

Virginia Sapiro is a retired professor of political scientist specializing in the study of elections, political psychology, and gender politics. She served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Boston University and was Dean of Arts and Sciences at Boston University from 2007 to 2015. She lives in New Hampshire, where she is working on a book on the history of higher education in America and also gardens, bakes, helps to run a local nonprofit farmers and artists market, and is an elected Supervisor of the Checklist.

February 13: Understanding the Presidential Nomination System: And What’s Special about This One?  This session will introduce the series, provide some basics about how the presidential nomination system has worked historically, and will identify what might be different this year. Among the current events topics: results of the early primaries; the impact of Trump trials.

March 19: Political Parties in the United States: What Are They? How Have They Changed? We didn’t always have two main parties, or these two main parties, and these two main parties haven’t always been like this. Among the current events topics: Results of Super Tuesday; more on Trump trials.

April 2: Who Is “The Base?” We often hear that parties strategize to please “their base.” But who is in the “base” of the two parties? How has this changed? What are the implications?

April 16: From Nomination to Election. This session focuses on the endgame of the nomination process and how the electoral system shifts as it moves into the general election phase, which also includes congressional and many state and local elections.

Section Title
Evergreen Seminar: Best American Short Stories 2022
Type
Evergreen
Days
Th
Time
2:00PM to 3:30PM
Dates
Mar 28, 2024 to Apr 25, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
7.5
Delivery Options
Evergreen  
Course Fee(s)
Already have Passport non-credit $0.00
Single Evergreen $60 non-credit $60.00
Section Notes

Taline Voskeritchian, lecturer in BU’S College of Communication and longtime contributor to the Evergreen Seminar Series, discusses work from The Best American Short Stories 2022, Andrew Sea Geer, editor.  

The class will be held via Zoom from 2-3:30 pm. A link will be sent prior to 1st class. 

March 28

The Little Widow from Capital, Yohanca Delgado

Detective Dog, Gish Jen

April 4

The Ghost Birds, Karen Russell

Bears Among the Living, Kevin Moffat

April 11

Foster, Bryan Washington

The Hollow, Greg Jackson

April 18

The Meeting, Alix Ohlin

Sugar Island, Claire Luchette

April 25

Ten Year Affair, Erin Somers

Elephant Seals, Meghan Louise Wagner

Section Materials
  • Textbook (Mandatory) The Best American Short Stories 2022 by Andrew Sean Greer ISBN 9780358652960
Section Title
Evergreen Seminar: Commonwealth Ave Monument Walking History Tour
Type
Evergreen
Days
M
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
May 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Evergreen  
Course Fee(s)
Already have Passport non-credit $0.00
Single Evergreen $20 non-credit $20.00
Section Notes

Join us for a two hour walking history tour of the Commonwealth Ave Mall, led by Cambridge Historical Tours co-founder, Daniel Berger-Jones. 1:00 - 3:00 pm

This grand allee of shade trees forms the central spine of the Back Bay neighborhood and a strong link in the Emerald Necklace park system. The Mall features memorial sculptures honoring outstanding people; from Revolutionary War heroes to fallen firefighters. The residential streets of Back Bay are some of the best preserved examples of late 19th-century urban landscape architecture in the country. 

Meet at 12:45 pm in front of the Commonwealth Hotel, 500 Commonwealth Ave. 

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