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Instructor: Cindy Nordstrom
Single Class - Semester Tuition: $325 (deposit $75)
This class meets a total of 12 times on Mondays weekly Sept. 9th - Dec.9th. No class on national holidays, 10/14 and 11/11.
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
There are conversations between friends, conversations between family, and conversations in the media. But did you know there’s also been a conversation going on between writers, thinkers, and philosophers for a couple thousand years? What’s been called “the Great Conversation” refers to the way the authors of the so-called “Great Books” have for millennia been referencing and riffing off the work of their predecessors, and this dialogue is one you can not only eavesdrop on, but join in. Tackling a “Great Book” doesn’t mean absorbing information. In this class we’ll throw away all assumptions of a learned leader who will explain all, while you soak in the knowledge. You will learn how to approach a dense book, how to research, take notes and question, question, question. And ultimately form your own original thoughts to add to the Great Conversation. Our book this semester is Walden and the essay Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau. Social Reformer, Naturalist, Philosopher, Transcendentalist and Scientist, these are just some of the terms Thoreau is known by. Thoreau lived for two years, two months and two days by Walden Pond in Concord. His time there was a model of deliberate and ethical living. He influenced Rachel Carson, John Muir, Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr and Tolstoy. Does he still have something to say to us? You be the judge.