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Course Description

Evergreen offers a variety of seminars throughout the year on a variety of topics.

Notes

Evergreen students who have purchased either the Learning or Seminar Passport do not have to pay any extra costs for the seminars, however, they do need to register for the seminars to ensure their seats.  
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Section Title
Evergreen Seminar: Understanding the Presidential Nomination Process
Type
Lecture
Days
T
Time
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Dates
Mar 03, 2020
Type
Lecture
Days
T
Time
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Dates
Mar 17, 2020 to Mar 24, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
4.5
Delivery Options
Evergreen  
Course Fee(s)
Evergreen Seminar non-credit $40.00
Section Notes

This seminar series, led by Professor of Political Science and Dean Emerita of Arts & Sciences Virginia Sapiro, will set current issues arising during this presidential primary and caucus season in the context of political science research, with focus on current events and the questions that have arisen. Each session will begin with insights from political science research on electoral processes and dynamics, then applying and critiquing this knowledge by exploring the current questions, with plenty of time left for open discussion.

Section Title
Evergreen Seminar: Our Musical Past - Boston in the 1890s and Early 1900s
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Dates
Mar 18, 2020 to Apr 01, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
4.5
Delivery Options
Evergreen  
Course Fee(s)
Evergreen Seminar non-credit $40.00
Section Notes

World-renowned pianist and lecturer and longtime Evergreen program contributor Virginia Eskin will lead a series on the various composers that have influenced Boston’s musical past. She will showcase and discuss work by Dvorák, the Boston Six, Charles Martin Loeffler, as well as many others. Eskin will perform compositions and demonstrate the many of the composers making history during this time period.

Section Title
Evergreen Seminar: Space Studies
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 18, 2020 to Apr 01, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
4.5
Delivery Options
Evergreen  
Course Fee(s)
Evergreen Seminar non-credit $40.00
Section Notes

Space philosopher Frank White, author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, leads an intellectual journey into the cosmos. In this series, White will discuss the impact of space travel on human thought since Yuri Gagarin’s historic spaceflight in 1961. He will also reveal “the Astronaut’s Secret,” as it was described to him by Al Sacco, Jr., a Boston native who flew on the space shuttle. Looking ahead to the near future, human beings could migrate into the solar system. What are the key issues we will face? How will we avoid the mistakes that were made during previous periods of terrestrial exploration?

Section Title
Evergreen Seminar: Best Short Stories
Type
Lecture
Days
M
Time
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Dates
Mar 30, 2020 to Apr 13, 2020
Type
Lecture
Days
M
Time
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Dates
Apr 27, 2020 to May 04, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
7.5
Delivery Options
Evergreen  
Course Fee(s)
Evergreen Seminar non-credit $60.00
Reading List / Textbook

The O. Henry Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition (2019)

ISBN 9780525565536

Section Notes

Taline Voskeritchian, lecturer in BU’S College of Communication and longtime contributor to the Evergreen Seminar Series, discusses work from The O. Henry Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition (2019). In preparation for the class, students are asked to purchase their own copy of the collection and to read Mr. Cana’an by Isabella Hammad and Soma by Kenan Orhan.

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