Study Tour of British Theatre and Shakespeare - March 27-April 7, 2016.
A wine and cheese reception and orientation with the tour leader will be held Friday, October 30th at 4pm at the Wasch Center. More information is availabe by navigating to the Study Tour page on the sidebar.
Archive of Past Courses
Spring 2015Psyche and Science: Conversations about Parallel Roads to the Mysteries of Life, Time, and the CosmosHappily Ever AfterA Perfect OmeletThe Sewing Machine and the Typewriter: A Very Short History of Work in AmericaJohann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust, Parts I and IIThree Operatic Femmes Fatales: Carmen, Dalila, SalomeInventing America: How Art and Literature Shaped American IdentityDue Process of LawAll Aboard! The Romance of Trains
Fall 2014Epidemics: Past and PresentHenri Matisse: From Fauve to Modernist ArtHyphenated Americans: Contemporary Stories of Lives Lived Between Two CulturesCrime and Punishment: A Mystery TourExploring the Challenges of Personal Finance"Painting for the People": Lithography in France in the 19th CenturyKeeping your Nerve: A Fiction-Writing CourseAll About Food: Healthy CookingTravel with a Geologist: Hephaestus' Realm, Poseidon's Trench, and Apollo's Temple
Spring 2014Clarifying the Mysteries of the SelfParsing Camille, the Heroine Harlot, from Life to Stage, Song and FilmRetirement as ReinventionThe Poetry of Memory: A Reading and Writing WorkshopThe Nibelungenlied (Song of the Nibelungs) of Love and Death and HeroesHow to Get Into Print and Get the Most Out of It: A Freelancer's Guide to PublishingReturn Journeys: Second-Generation Americans Explore "Home" and IdentityExploring the Natural History of the Lower Connecticut River
Fall 2013Film Studies at Wesleyan: Definition and DemonstrationScience and the Currents of ModernismDegas and Toulouse-LautrecFrom Abstraction to Post-Modernism: American Prints, 1950's -1980'sThe First AmendmentAppreciating and Writing Travel LiteratureAll About Food: Ethnic CuisineMystery Thursdays: Five Characters in Search of a CulpritThe Art and Science of Meditation
Spring 2013Middletown's Architectural HeritageThe Housatonic ValleyAdventures in Opinion WritingThe Cycle of Life - A Rite de Passage for the Elder PassageThe Issue of Succession: Shakespeare's History Plays-Kingship under Elizabeth IExploring the Challenges of Personal Finance
Fall 2012The Paintings of Paul Cezanne 1839-1906: Classicism Rejected and RenewedPicturing America: Highlights of 20th-Century PhotographyPositive PsychologyAll About Food: Enlightened EatingMurder Under the Midnight SunTaiwan: The Crisis of Identity and OwnershipKing Lear
Spring 2012Germs Are UsExploring the Challenges of Personal FinanceMachiavelli Revisited: Arch Villian, Immoral Politician, Father of Political Science?The Book of JobLegacies in Words: An Introduction to Memoir WritingThe Saturday Institute for Lifelong Learning: Rolling on the Connecticut RiverHappily Ever After
Fall 2011I Love a MysteryThe Paintings of Vincent van Gogh: Images for LifeDürer, Rembrandt, Picasso: Reconsidering the Masters at the Davison Art CenterShakespeare’s Cleopatra, Egypt’s Harlot Queen?Art and Geology of Old Volcanic Massifs in Connecticut" People don't do such things!"-Ibsen’s Hedda GablerCivil War Narratives Come Alive
Spring 2011Legacies in Words: An Introduction to Memoir WritingLife's Great Transitions and Four Essential DialoguesExploring the Mysteries of FinancePositive PsychologyLife Is But a DreamGerms Are UsBrownstone Stories: Quarries and Dinosaurs
Fall 2010Middletown History DayThe "Home Front" in Revolutionary ConnecticutGeology and ArtThe Infectious MicrobeFood, Culture, and IdentityDeciphering GauguinHamlet’s Soliloquies: Method and Madness