Western World Religions: Part I – Historical Development

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$79

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

In this course, we will explore the three major monotheistic world religions —Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — beginning with their common historical roots in the figure of the patriarch Abraham. We will trace the development of each religion out of the lives and teachings of their respective “founders” (Moses, Jesus, Muhammad) as well as their developmental phases and main divisions. It is important to note that this course will take an approach to the subject matter that is strictly secular; no assumptions will be made about the truth claims of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. This course is open to anyone who is interested, regardless of their individual faith perspective or worldview.

Shields in the Sun: A History of the Crusades

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HC1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Self-Knowledge and Cultural Amnesia at the Crossroads

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSS1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is a seminar for enriching self-knowledge and remediating cultural amnesia! We will draw from two highly divergent yet prolific writers, as their thoughts interact with our own life experience. 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).

Getting in Touch With Your Intuitive Self and More…

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPS1702
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will help you to hear your Inner Voice; it will be an amazing journey to awaken your intuition. We will start with simple techniques for relaxation and meditation, and we will talk about the messages in our dreams and how to understand them. I will introduce the Tarot cards, and teach you how to read them for yourself and others. You will enjoy meeting other people with your same interests and learning from each other in each class. This class will open a golden door in your life and forever.

Forgotten Faiths: The Varieties of Ancient Christianity

Starts from: 1/24/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSF1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For Christians of the 2nd and 3rd centuries, Jesus was an enigma, and they held a variety of views about who he was and the meaning of his life. In this course we will explore some of these views that eventually died out after being judged “heterodox” by the Catholic Church which became dominant in the early part of the 4th century. We will examine their origins, and their scriptures which were excluded from the canon of the New Testament.

Foreign Affairs – Glenridge

Starts from: 1/25/2019

$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.

Amish Customs and Practices

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HIAC1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class explores Amish life in more depth, focusing on family structures, education, and worship as well as other events that bring the community together, such as weddings, funerals, and community activities. This is a continuation of the introductory class, “Mennonites, Amish, and the Pinecraft Community.”

The Origins of American Power

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HAP1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In the last quarter century, America has become de-industrialized – moving from an empire of production to an empire of consumption – a situation that will not change for the foreseeable future. Taking in the vast array of events that has shaped this new reality is the central focus of this lecture series. The timeline of this survey will begin with the American War of Independence and conclude with the Korean War. It will examine the cause and effect of America’s profound contribution to democracy around the world.

Mennonites, Amish, & the Pinecraft Community

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HIMA1002
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Do you wonder who the people are you see around Sarasota, men with black hats and flowing beards, and women in plain colorful dresses? This class will provide some answers with an overview of Amish and Mennonite beliefs and practices. Pinecraft, the Sarasota enclave and winter destination of many conservative Mennonites and Amish will be part of the presentation. One class session will include lunch at Der Dutchman paid by the student.

No school supplies or books are needed, but students will be responsible to cover the cost of a meal at Der Dutchman. The last class will meet first at a Mennonite Church and then for lunch at Der Dutchman.

Long Live Rock! The History of Rock n’ Roll

Starts from: 2/20/2019

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HR1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The Vietnam War and its Impact on American Culture

Starts from: 2/25/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
7333 Scotland Way
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSV1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For many of us, the Vietnam War was the seminal event of our generation. The war caused many to question America’s principles as well as their own values, and its legacy remains with us to this day. This course will review the history of the war and the many interpretations of its significance and meaning.

Carl Sandburg Revisited: Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

Starts from: 3/5/2019

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPC1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For much of the 20th Century, Carl Sandburg, if not The Voice of America, was one of the significant and honored voices. How does what he wrote hold up in the 21st Century? Where is he wise; where is he naïve; what does he say which 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? Bring to class The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg, or any edition of “The People, Yes.”

Getting in Touch With Your Intuitive Self and More…

Starts from: 3/5/2019

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPS1703
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will help you to hear your Inner Voice; it will be an amazing journey to awaken your intuition. We will start with simple techniques for relaxation and meditation, and we will talk about the messages in our dreams and how to understand them. I will introduce the Tarot cards, and teach you how to read them for yourself and others. You will enjoy meeting other people with your same interests and learning from each other in each class. This class will open a golden door in your life and forever.

The Bizarre and Mysterious Realm of the Paranormal in Religion

Starts from: 3/7/2019

$55

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSP1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

One of the most fascinating aspects of religion is the occurrence of phenomena that are “paranormal” in nature: faith healing, incorruptible bodies, weeping icons, and so on. In this course we will explore some of these mysterious phenomena and the explanations offered by modern science.

The Robber Barons: Business Tycoons of the Early 1900s

Starts from: 3/13/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
7333 Scotland Way
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HRB1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Western World Religions – Islam: The Religion of Perfect Submission

Starts from: 3/26/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HRI1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course begins with an examination of the culture and religion of Arabia before the birth of Muhammad in the 6th century A.D. as crucial background knowledge for understanding the significance of his message and role as the “final prophet” for the human race. After tracing the establishment of the Islamic community with its main divisions and the compilation of the Quran, we will examine the key teachings of Islam concerning God, creation, humans as caliphs and servants, the problem of negligence and unbelief, and Islam as a path of knowledge and transformation.

Western World Religions – Islam: The Religion of Perfect Submission

Starts from: 3/26/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HRI1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course begins with an examination of the culture and religion of Arabia before the birth of Muhammad in the 6th century A.D. as crucial background knowledge for understanding the significance of his message and role as the “final prophet” for the human race. After tracing the establishment of the Islamic community with its main divisions and the compilation of the Quran, we will examine the key teachings of Islam concerning God, creation, humans as caliphs and servants, the problem of negligence and unbelief, and Islam as a path of knowledge and transformation.

The Robber Barons: Business Tycoons of the Early 1900s

Starts from: 3/13/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
7333 Scotland Way
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HRB1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The Bizarre and Mysterious Realm of the Paranormal in Religion

Starts from: 3/7/2019

$55

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSP1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

One of the most fascinating aspects of religion is the occurrence of phenomena that are “paranormal” in nature: faith healing, incorruptible bodies, weeping icons, and so on. In this course we will explore some of these mysterious phenomena and the explanations offered by modern science.

Getting in Touch With Your Intuitive Self and More…

Starts from: 3/5/2019

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPS1703
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will help you to hear your Inner Voice; it will be an amazing journey to awaken your intuition. We will start with simple techniques for relaxation and meditation, and we will talk about the messages in our dreams and how to understand them. I will introduce the Tarot cards, and teach you how to read them for yourself and others. You will enjoy meeting other people with your same interests and learning from each other in each class. This class will open a golden door in your life and forever.

Carl Sandburg Revisited: Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

Starts from: 3/5/2019

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPC1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For much of the 20th Century, Carl Sandburg, if not The Voice of America, was one of the significant and honored voices. How does what he wrote hold up in the 21st Century? Where is he wise; where is he naïve; what does he say which 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? Bring to class The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg, or any edition of “The People, Yes.”

The Vietnam War and its Impact on American Culture

Starts from: 2/25/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
7333 Scotland Way
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSV1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For many of us, the Vietnam War was the seminal event of our generation. The war caused many to question America’s principles as well as their own values, and its legacy remains with us to this day. This course will review the history of the war and the many interpretations of its significance and meaning.

Long Live Rock! The History of Rock n’ Roll

Starts from: 2/20/2019

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HR1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Mennonites, Amish, & the Pinecraft Community

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HIMA1002
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Do you wonder who the people are you see around Sarasota, men with black hats and flowing beards, and women in plain colorful dresses? This class will provide some answers with an overview of Amish and Mennonite beliefs and practices. Pinecraft, the Sarasota enclave and winter destination of many conservative Mennonites and Amish will be part of the presentation. One class session will include lunch at Der Dutchman paid by the student.

No school supplies or books are needed, but students will be responsible to cover the cost of a meal at Der Dutchman. The last class will meet first at a Mennonite Church and then for lunch at Der Dutchman.

The Origins of American Power

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HAP1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In the last quarter century, America has become de-industrialized – moving from an empire of production to an empire of consumption – a situation that will not change for the foreseeable future. Taking in the vast array of events that has shaped this new reality is the central focus of this lecture series. The timeline of this survey will begin with the American War of Independence and conclude with the Korean War. It will examine the cause and effect of America’s profound contribution to democracy around the world.

Amish Customs and Practices

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HIAC1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class explores Amish life in more depth, focusing on family structures, education, and worship as well as other events that bring the community together, such as weddings, funerals, and community activities. This is a continuation of the introductory class, “Mennonites, Amish, and the Pinecraft Community.”

Foreign Affairs – Glenridge

Starts from: 1/25/2019

$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.

Forgotten Faiths: The Varieties of Ancient Christianity

Starts from: 1/24/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSF1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For Christians of the 2nd and 3rd centuries, Jesus was an enigma, and they held a variety of views about who he was and the meaning of his life. In this course we will explore some of these views that eventually died out after being judged “heterodox” by the Catholic Church which became dominant in the early part of the 4th century. We will examine their origins, and their scriptures which were excluded from the canon of the New Testament.

Getting in Touch With Your Intuitive Self and More…

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPS1702
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will help you to hear your Inner Voice; it will be an amazing journey to awaken your intuition. We will start with simple techniques for relaxation and meditation, and we will talk about the messages in our dreams and how to understand them. I will introduce the Tarot cards, and teach you how to read them for yourself and others. You will enjoy meeting other people with your same interests and learning from each other in each class. This class will open a golden door in your life and forever.

Self-Knowledge and Cultural Amnesia at the Crossroads

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSS1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is a seminar for enriching self-knowledge and remediating cultural amnesia! We will draw from two highly divergent yet prolific writers, as their thoughts interact with our own life experience. 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).

Shields in the Sun: A History of the Crusades

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$0

Campus Location
ACE
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HC1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Western World Religions: Part I – Historical Development

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$79

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

In this course, we will explore the three major monotheistic world religions —Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — beginning with their common historical roots in the figure of the patriarch Abraham. We will trace the development of each religion out of the lives and teachings of their respective “founders” (Moses, Jesus, Muhammad) as well as their developmental phases and main divisions. It is important to note that this course will take an approach to the subject matter that is strictly secular; no assumptions will be made about the truth claims of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. This course is open to anyone who is interested, regardless of their individual faith perspective or worldview.