FA18-51 Knowledge, Freedom & Morals

Starts from: 9/27/2018
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    8 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Do we actually have knowledge of events and objects in everyday experience or are they merely things we believe? If our choices and actions are always caused, are we ever free agents? What makes one’s acts moral or immoral? These questions have interested philosophers for many centuries. Although the course will consider the responses of some major figures in the history of philosophy (Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, and John Stuart Mill), it primarily focuses on the views of more recent thinkers such as Daniel Dennett, Thomas Nagel, Robert Nozick, and Bernard Williams.

FA18-15 iPhone Photography

Starts from: 10/30/2018
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    6 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday, Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

It’s said that the best camera in the world is the one you have with you. With your iPhone in your pocket or purse, you’ll never miss those once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities or the chance to capture a priceless family or vacation memory. In this class, you’ll learn how to compose and take extraordinarily good photos and videos, edit them to perfection, store them for convenient viewing, and share and print them. No photographic experience is necessary…just an interest in using the remarkable photographic tool you carry every day!

FA18-34 Artificial Intelligence: Good or Evil?

Starts from: 10/10/2018
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    6 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer an as yet unrealized upside potential in the improvement of our economic and physical well-being.

Foreign Affairs – Glenridge

Starts from: 9/21/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
7333 Scotland Way
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    LPS20001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Do you wish to have informed, intelligent conversations about what you read in the paper or see on the news? Bob Clementis leads a lively discussion/lecture on today’s political geography and the daily happenings that shape our country’s present and future. The first hour of this class is spent discussing topics raised by the students. The second hour is devoted to lecture, elaborating on the important “leitmotiv” of the topics raised during the first hour. Student participation is a must. Emphasis is on foreign policy.

Carl Sandburg Revisited: Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPC1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For much of the 20th century, Carl Sandburg was, if not the Voice of America, one of its significant and honored voices. How does what he said, wrote, and represented hold up in the 21st century? Where is he wise; where is he naïve; what does he say that is timeless and universal, and what has faded in the direction of marginal relevance? Is Sandburg’s standing in literary and cultural consciousness an example of Cultural Amnesia? To appreciate, and differentiate between, what is enduring and what is dated in Sandburg’s writing, we will interactively read his marathon poem “The People, Yes.” Is it still The People Yes, or has it become The People, Yes, No, and Maybe? Please bring to class The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg, published by Harcourt, Inc., or any edition of “The People, Yes.”

Tchaikovsky From the Heart

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

From the heart and mind, we will embark upon a multimedia experience of the life and creative passion of Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky. Aiming for enriched musical and historical awareness, our explorations will encompass psychological/developmental perspectives, biographical resources, Tchaikovsky’s remarkable letters, and both cinematic and musical recordings. Primary texts will be Tchaikovsky—His Life and Music, by Jeremy Siepmann, and “Beloved Friend”—The Story of Tchaikowsky and Nadejda von Meck, by Catherine Drinker Bowen and Barbara von Meck. If these books prove hard to find, we will share books until you obtain your own copy.

Self-Knowledge and Cultural Amnesia at the Crossroads

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSS1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is a seminar aiming for enriching self-knowledge and remediating cultural amnesia! As sources we will draw from two highly divergent yet prolific writers, as their thoughts interact with our own life experience. Please bring to class, for interactive reading, “Letters From a Stoic,” by Seneca (Penguin Classics, 2004) and “Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories From History and the Arts,” by Clive James (W.W. Norton & Company, 2007).

Please bring to class, for interactive reading, “Letters From a Stoic,” by Seneca (Penguin Classics, 2004), and “Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories From History and the Arts,” by Clive James (W.W. Norton & Company, 2007).

Foreign Affairs – Glenridge

Starts from: 9/21/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
7333 Scotland Way
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    LPS20001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Do you wish to have informed, intelligent conversations about what you read in the paper or see on the news? Bob Clementis leads a lively discussion/lecture on today’s political geography and the daily happenings that shape our country’s present and future. The first hour of this class is spent discussing topics raised by the students. The second hour is devoted to lecture, elaborating on the important “leitmotiv” of the topics raised during the first hour. Student participation is a must. Emphasis is on foreign policy.

Tchaikovsky From the Heart

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

From the heart and mind, we will embark upon a multimedia experience of the life and creative passion of Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky. Aiming for enriched musical and historical awareness, our explorations will encompass psychological/developmental perspectives, biographical resources, Tchaikovsky’s remarkable letters, and both cinematic and musical recordings. Primary texts will be Tchaikovsky—His Life and Music, by Jeremy Siepmann, and “Beloved Friend”—The Story of Tchaikowsky and Nadejda von Meck, by Catherine Drinker Bowen and Barbara von Meck. If these books prove hard to find, we will share books until you obtain your own copy.

In Step With Giants: Giants in Action – Part II Delete this one

Starts from: 11/6/2018

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Eastern World Religions: Buddhism: The Religion of Annulment of Universal Suffering – North Port

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HIEW1003
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course explores the life and spiritual quest of Siddhartha Gautama (the “Buddha”) and his core teachings, known as The Four Noble Truths. We will follow the historical development of the sangha (Buddhist community) and its three main divisions: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. We will also look at the key teachings of the Buddhist worldview.

Creating a Vision Board That Works. Intro to Soul Collage®

Starts from: 11/9/2018

$29

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSV1001
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Do you have goals and dreams that you keep pushing back year after year? Do you wonder how other people get what they want easily and effortlessly? Do you want to master a powerful tool to help you clearly organize your goals and accelerate their achievement? Joy Cony will help you make sense of what you really want. She will not only help you to create a meaningful vision for your future, she will guide you through the process of bringing to life your goals for relationships, career and finances, home, travel, health and personal growth. After you create your vision board you will have a solid, well-defined image of your desired future. Your vision board will actually work, because Joy will teach you how to activate it when you bring it home. Joy will also tell you about the SoulCollage®, a process for accessing your intuition and creating an incredible deck of cards with deep personal meaning that will help you with life’s questions and transitions.

Bring scissors, glue stick, mat board and old magazines.