Cultural History 2
Coming July 17 – Oct 02, 2019
Calvin’s Cultural History course can be an “exhilarating” adventure like in a Labyrinth your past and present collide. You make your discoveries through your journaling work about the history that links you and your now, to earlier times and thinking that is being out-pictured in the now. Like a Labyrinth, The path twists and turns back on itself many times before reaching the center. Once at the center, there is only one way back out.
A labyrinth is an ancient archetype symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as a means for clarity, calming and clearing your mind.
This course offers a top-notch line up of Audio-Video materials that gives humanity, life and ‘voice‘ to what seems like impersonal cold hard facts and numbers. Course topics include the study of social identification, the production, consumption, and reception of cultural forms. Using historical records from such descriptive sources as films, literature, pictures, and music.
You as a student. will through active participation in discussion circles and your personal journaling investigate theories of the roots of culture; the aesthetic hierarchy; discuss cultural imperialism; address problems of cultural identity and creativity; and examines cultural expressions of social differences, sexuality, and atypical behavior. Other topics may include discussion of the “culture of consumption.” selected studies in the social history of culture in the age of mass society, including the popular arts. The Period most focus on will be that of late 19th and early 20th Century. America.
We’ll focus on both ideas and the individual. The overarching theme is essentially the act, of embracing relationship while contesting structure: we’ll explore the ways in which individuals both shape and are shaped by their society—the ways in which they both reinforce and resist its pressures.
We will touch on particular cultural disagreements and conflicts driven by science and technology, natural disaster, war, ethnicity, race, and gender. We will look at the structure, dynamics and policy outcomes of these cultural conflicts.
Registration begins June 15, 2019
Ends July 12, 2019
Class Fee – Special package rate $150
Those registered will receive notice of the Zoom Classroom entrance code, 1 week prior to start date.
for inquiries call 949-331-7200