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A Brief History of London 
Day/Time  Wednesday 9:00-10:20 
Location C-106
Session 12 weeks 31-Jan
Limit: 25

An abbreviated look at the West's most important city from prehistory until the present. Great Courses Teaching Company lectures by Dr. Robert Bucholz will be augmented with discussion, movie clips, photographs, artwork and an occasional guest speaker.

Coordinator: Christine Johnston and David Johnston

Chris and David have previously co-coordinated several other A.L.L. art and science classes.




A History of Ancient Rome - Part 2 
Day/Time  Monday 9:00-10:20 
Location C-106
Session12 weeks 29-Jan
Limit: 25

For 700 years the people on three continents, Europe, Africa, and Asia, gave their allegiance to a single political system developed in Rome. They were governed by a unified set of laws and were members of a distinct cultural community. In a continuation of the first part of this course we will examine the empire that grew out of the civil war between Caesar and Pompey up to the fall of the Roman Empire.

Coordinator: Paula Stefani

Paula has led several courses at A.L.L. on diverse topics in history.




American Oligarchy 
Day/Time  Tuesday 9:00-10:20 
Location C-106
Session 12 weeks 30-Jan
Limit: 25

Throughout its history American politics has been defined by the tension between the oligarchic forces controlling our institutions and populists attempting to install new systems. We will inspect the nature of this tension by taking a close look at its components. We will encounter both populists and oligarchs in depth.

Coordinator: Stew Goodwin

After a 35 year career in the international investment business, Stew has been involved with many Cape organizations. For over a decade he has coordinated more than a dozen courses at A.L.L. and given five lectures.




Frontier Legends and Native Americans 
Day/Time  Monday 1:30-2:50 
Location C-115
Session First 6 weeks 29-Jan
Limit: 25

Come ride the trail of America's changing frontiers. Separate fact from fiction regarding legendary figures such as Davy Crockett, Lewis and Clark, Belle Starr, Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, George Armstrong Custer and others. Discover how Native Americans enhanced those legends. The class will include lecture, discussion, artifacts, coordinator anecdotes and videos, both documentary and made for Hollywood.

Coordinator: Frank Cuphone

Frank has spent many years visiting reservations, learning from Native elders and researching and teaching Native American topics




Historical Issues for Thought 
Day/Time  Tuesday 10:30-11:50 
Location C-115
Session First 6 weeks 30-Jan
Limit: 25

The history of various countries has produced issues and episodes that have not solicited enoough thought at the time that they occurred. These situations have led to the kind of folly that historian Barbara Tuchman describes in The March of Folly. This 6 week course will consider examples like the folly of war, the role of women in war, the great migration from south to north, appropriate resistance to evil and the role of Native American education.

Coordinator: Jim Perry

Jim has taught history in high school and to adults for over 30 years.




History of Rock and Roll: The 50s and 60s 
Day/Time  Monday 12:00-1:20 
Location C-106
Session 12 weeks 29-Jan
Limit: 25

Rock and Roll was everything the suburban 1950s was not. While parents were listening to Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and others, their children were moving to a new beat, and by the end of the 50s, Rock & Roll helped define the difference between youth and adulthood. The 1960s saw the emergence of more and more new artists who were developing different genres within the umbrella of Rock & Roll: Motown, Surf Music, Girl Groups, and the British Invasion. By the end of the decade, rock would have a genuine force of cultural and political consequence.

Coordinator: Lew Taylor

Lew is a retired public librarian and has a BA and MA in American History. Lew has taught many courses at A.L.L. and is the owner of I Cannot Live Without Books in West Dennis.




History of the Early Middle Ages 
Day/Time  Monday 10:30-11:50 
Location C-106
Session12 weeks 29-Jan
Limit: 25

A history of the Dark Ages from 284 AD to 1066 AD. The course will consist of 24 half hour video lectures supplemented by reading materials.

Coordinator: Ed Foster

Ed is a retired rocket scientist who now has time to indulge his interest in history.




Korean War and Kim Jong Un 
Day/Time  Thursday 9:00-10:20 
Location C-106
Session Second 6 weeks 22-Mar
Limit: 25

We will explore the roots of the current North Korean challenges. Through videos, readings, and discussion we will examine the war and times to gain perspective on where the U.S. is in 2018. The text we will use is The Coldest Winter by David Halberstram.

Coordinator: Jim Connolly and Paul Arnold

Jim Connolly and Paul Arnold have coordinated a number of courses at A.L.L