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 October.
Global Security Challenges for the Next President – Dr. Michael Greig, UNT
The next president will be confronted by an increasingly difficult array of global challenges ranging from transnational terrorism to a rising China to an aggressive Russia. This class will explore the scope of these global security challenges and discuss potential policy options.
Origins of Civilization – Dr. Reid Ferring, Robson Ranch
Fifteen thousand years ago, all humans were hunter-gatherers who lived in small bands. Over the next 12,000 years, in several parts of the world, these bands evolved into complex societies: large, urban cultures with intensive food production, social stratification, state religion, specialized labor, monumental buildings, long distance trade networks, writing and vast artistic traditions. In this class we’ll explore how those changes happened, what drove their progress, and what we can learn about ourselves from this inquiry. We’ll explore this fascinating subject by comparing two worlds where civilizations evolved completely independently: the Near East and Mesoamerica.
The Lady Spy Who Tricked Hitler– Dr. E.R. Milner, Robson Ranch
This class follows the story of a gorgeous, multilingual lady from Scotland who was married to a Hungarian diplomat stationed in the Hungarian Embassy in Berlin during the last two years of World War II. She first had an affair with Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels and later with SS General Hermann Fegelein. Her escape in the last days of the Battle of Berlin with the Gestapo closing in on her is straight out of Hitchcock.