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Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning Announces Classes

KEENE, N.H. 9/15/03 - "Geology: The Making of North America," "Introduction to Irish Gaelic," "Popular Songs and Films during the Two World Wars" and "Art 101: Painting Workshop" are four of the 12 courses offered this fall by the Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) at Keene State College.

CALL, an affiliate of the Elderhostel Institute Network, is an academic program for retired or older adults in the tristate region. Courses take place on Fridays for eight weeks from Sept. 26 to Nov. 21; the one exception is Oct. 31, when no classes are scheduled so participants may attend Race in the 21st Century: The Third Biennial World Affairs Symposium at Keene State.

Geology: The Making of North America meets from 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. Instructor Jim Patton reviews the planetary and geologic processes that create and modify continents from the perspective of their impact on North America, with special focus on New Hampshire.

And Now…A Word from Our Sponsor, which meets 9:30 to 10:50 a.m., examines the history, nature, and techniques of broadcast advertising. Instructor Henry Muse examines the objectives of advertising and the increasingly sophisticated and creative methods used to reach these goals.

Modern American Poetry, Late 1800s to 1950, is a reading and discussion class that answers the questions. What is a poem? What are the elements that go into writing one? How is poetry a reflection of the culture it’s written in, and how does it relate to our lives? The class is limited to 20 participants and meets from 9:30 to 10:50 a.m.

A Religious History of the British Isles examines British history from prehistoric time to the present and the pre-Christian to Reformation eras. Paul Cullity teaches the course, which meets from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Great Plays: Sense and Sound involves reading and enacting four plays, learning about the playwrights, and discussing the time period in which the plays were written. Judy Patton teaches this course, which meets from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Three Novels of Relationships focuses on how family and love relationships determine so many outcomes in people’s lives and help to explain what it means to be human. Instructor Margaret Carlson suggested summer reading of the three novels to be explored in this class, which meets from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. This course is limited to 15 participants.

Popular Songs and Films during the Two World Wars explores how the music and films of both times of crisis helped the war effort on both sides of the Atlantic. Frank Behrens teaches the course, which meets from 1 to 2:20 p.m.

Introduction to Irish Gaelic introduces the language, culture, and literature of the Irish Gaelic, taught by KSC’s resident Irish historian Paul Cullity. This class is limited to 20 participants and meets from 1 to 2:20 p.m.

International Political Economy: Post-Tailhook Iraq examines the progress in "nation-building" by the U. S. Armed Forces after the declared end of the undeclared war against Iraq. Jules LaRocque teaches the course, which meets from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m.

Writing Your Story meets from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. Instructor Kate Phillips, former Hollywood actress and screenwriter, works with people interested in writing the stories they never got around to writing. Students who participated in Phillips’s previous courses are invited to continue their work this session, and she welcomes new aspiring writers. The course is limited to 12 people.

Art 101: Painting Workshop is an introductory course on how to draw and paint led by local artist Al Thrasher at his home studio. The course is limited to six participants.

Participants in the CALL program may opt to take one course or several courses during the day. A break for lunch and/or discussion is scheduled from 12:20 to 1 p.m.

The cost for the CALL program is $42.50 per term. Courses also are offered each spring. Advanced registration is recommended for all CALL courses. To register, visit the Continuing Education Office on the first floor of Elliot Hall, call 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909, or check the web page, www.keene.edu/conted.

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