Off-Campus Studies Spring 2018

Off-Campus Studies is a CWRU Laura & Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program offered in collaboration with ACE.

It began in 1947 as Living Room Learning, developed by Grazella Shepherd at Cleveland College who encouraged the Women’s Association, predecessor of ACE, to help design and promote classes.

The program features discussion-based courses based on common reading. Courses are 8 weeks long and meet for 90 minutes once per week in locations throughout Greater Cleveland, extending to Lake, Summit, and Lorain counties. Classes meet in homes, libraries, community buildings, retirement communities, and churches.

There are no written assignments or exams; rather the classes provide an open environment for lively discussion based on meaningful examination of shared texts. Leader-Teachers facilitate the discussion and provide academic background and context.

Off-Campus Studies is unique among continuing education programs because it is organized in collaboration with its participants. Designated Class Coordinators volunteer to serve as the liaison between the office and the study groups. The discussion groups select the courses with the help of the Class Coordinator and the office. Participation is open to everyone and groups welcome new members with enthusiasm.  Participants are responsible for securing their own books.

The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program welcomes the formation of new groups. Please call 216-368-2090 if you would like to establish a study group in your neighborhood. Sessions require a minimum of ten participants.

Spring 2018 

Off-Campus Studies Eastside

A Decade of Turmoil and Transition: The 1960s

Tuesdays, March 20- May 8 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Course Instructor(s): Jim Lane
Location: Judson Manor

Creating the Panama Canal

Wednesdays, March 21-May 9 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Course Instructor(s): Stanford Sarlson
Location: Breckenridge Village

Mondays, March 19-May 7 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Course Instructor(s): Whitney Lloyd
Location: South Franklin Circle

If Oceans Were Ink: A Dialogue with Islam and the Quran

Fridays, March 23 – May 11 10:30 a.m.-noon
Course Instructor(s): Joe Konen
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

 Machiavelli: Prince or Scoundrel?

Sundays, March 18 – May 6 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Course Instructor(s): Charlene Mileti
Location: Private Residence

Thursdays, March 22- May 10 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Course Instructor(s): Sol Factor
Location: Hamlet Village Clubhouse

Sapiens

Thursdays, January 25 – March 15 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Instructor(s): Jim Van Horn
Location: Hamlet Village Clubhouse

 

Off-Campus Studies Westside

Small Great Things

Mondays, March 19 – May 7 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Course Instructor(s): Barbara Greenberg
Location: Bay United Methodist Church

Revisiting Orwell from a 21st Century Perspective

Mondays, March 19 – May 7 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Course Instructor(s): Barbara Parr
Location: Rocky River Public Library

 

The Wind in the Willows: An Adult Novel?

Tuesdays, March 20 – May 8 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Course Instructor(s): Bill Pennington
Location: Lakewood United Methodist Church

The Wind in the Willows: An Adult Novel?

Thursdays, March 22 – May 10 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Course Instructor(s): Bill Pennington
Location: Middleburg Heights Church

 

The Moonstone: A Masterpiece Mystery

Thursdays, March 22 – May 10 10:00- 11:30 a.m.
Course Instructor(s): Cheryl Wires
Location: Westlake United Methodist Church

 

Off-Campus Studies Southside   

Elizabeth I: Pirate Queen, and Spymaster

Wednesdays, March 21-May 9 10:00- 11:30 a.m.
Course Instructor(s): Betty J Zak
Location: Rosemont Country Club

Pericles and the Birth of Democracy

Thursdays, March 22 – May 10 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Course Instructor(s): Charlene Mileti
Location: Laurel Lake Community Room

Living the Law

Tuesdays, March 20 – May 8, 10-11:30am

Course Instructor(s): Barbara Greenberg

Location: Brecksville United Church of Christ