Join us for another exciting semester with new classes and topics for everyone!
At UNT classes start September 7, 2016.
At Robson Ranch classes start September 8, 2016.
Register today for a fall full of learning!
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Here are just a few classes we are looking forward to in September.
The History of Rock in Ten Songs – Mr. Louis DeGiulio, Robson Ranch
Rock music evolved from Rock and Roll, originating in the southern United States in the 1950s. Over the years rock has spawned numerous musical sub-genres and powerful cultural changes. This class analyzes 10 songs that represent the milestones in the development of rock. The class incorporates historical lecture and listening to the selected recordings.
Sanctuary, Exile and Outlawry in Medieval England – Dr. Peter Johnstone, UNT
This class will explore the immunities that existed for felonious clerics in England during the late Middle Ages. Using examples obtained while researching a recent book on the topic, Dr. Johnstone will share with the class how priests, bishops, abbots and monks flouted the criminal law to gain immunity from prosecution…and if they failed, how they ran to the sanctuary of churches.
Tories and the Revolution – Mr. David Shields, Robson Ranch
The Tories were a neglected group of colonists mostly because they were not on the “right side” of the Revolutionary War. Who were they and why did they either not support or actively oppose the Revolution? How were they treated before and during the war, and what happened to them afterward? What can we learn about the limits of free speech and political dissent from this experience? This course will explore these and other issues including how they relate to modern “anti-government” movement.