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Senior Scholars

Senior Scholars

Senior Scholars is an 11-week program that meets three afternoons per week and features academic lectures by university faculty and local experts on a variety of topics. While the format is lecture style, the afternoons are informal and interactive with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topics of the day. The Senior Scholars Council, an elected group of volunteers, helps with the program’s administration and participates in planning the classes.

Senior Scholars is supported by a generous gift from the Jane and Jon Outcalt Foundation.

EUROPEAN UNION: HISTORY, STRUCTURE, FUTURE
KENNETH LEDFORD, Associate Professor of History and Law, Case Western Reserve University

Tuesdays, January 31- April 18 (NO CLASS MARCH 14)
1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

THE WARREN COURT
BARBARA GREENBERG, Magistrate, Bedford Municipal Court; Magistrate, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Community Diversion Program

Wednesdays, February 1-March 8
1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

THE GAME’S AFOOT … AGAIN: RE-IMAGININGS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
JOANNE PODIS, Emerita Professor of English, Ursuline College

Thursdays, February 2- March 2
1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
JEFF KAREM, Professor of English, Cleveland State University

Thursdays, March 9-April 20 (NO CLASS MARCH 16)
1:30-3:30p.m.

 

RELIGIONS IN/OF OHIO
KRISTEN TOBEY, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, John Carroll University

Wednesdays, March 22-April 19
1:30–3:30p.m.


The College Club of Cleveland | Members: $235 Nonmembers: $260 | REGISTER >

 

Tuesdays, January 31–April 25 | 1:30–3:30 p.m.

No class March 7 and 14


Kenneth Ledford, Associate Professor of History and Law, Case Western Reserve University

 

At the end of World War II, western European political leaders embarked upon a project of European integration as an economic and political project to maintain European independence between the superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union and a neo-liberal economic project to spur economic growth to maintain the welfare state. From modest beginnings of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952, the European Union emerged in the twenty-first century as an impressive economic power with its own currency. But limits on the political integration of Europe, resurgent nationalism and populism, challenges from economic crises and refugee crises, and the first effort by a Member State to withdraw from the EU all seem to call the project of European integration into question. This course will explore the origins and evolution of the European Union, its structure and functioning including limits to its powers, and forecast its future in the face of its manifold challenges.


The College Club of Cleveland | Members: $115; Nonmembers: $135 | REGISTER >

 

Week 1:  
EU History Lecture Spring 2017 Week 1 Class notes       
Senior Scholars European Union Spring 2017 Week 1 January 31 Powerpoint
 
Week 2:
EU History Lecture Spring 2017 Week 2 Class notes
Senior Scholars European Union Spring 2017 Week 2 February 7 Powerpoint

Week 3:
EU History Lecture Spring 2017 Week 3 Notes
Senior Scholars European Union Spring 2017 Week 3 February 14 Powerpoint

Week 4:
EU History Lecture Spring 2017 Week 4 Notes 
Senior Scholars European Union Spring 2017 Week 4 February 21 Powerpoint

Week 5:
EU History Lecture Spring 2017 Week 5 Notes  
Senior Scholars European Union Spring 2017 Week 5 Powerpoint

Week 6:  
EU History Lecture Spring 2017 Week 6 Notes   
Senior Scholars European Union Spring 2017 Week 6 March 21 Powerpoint

Week 7:  
EU History Lecture Spring 2017 Week 7 Notes       
Senior Scholars European Union Spring 2017 Week 7 March 28 Powerpoint

Week 8:  
EU History Lecture Spring 2017 Week 8 Notes     
Senior Scholars European Union Spring 2017 Week 8 Powerpoint

Week 9:  
EU History Lecture Spring 2017 Week 9 Notes      
Senior Scholars European Union Spring 2017 Week 9 Powerpoint


Tuesday, April 25 | 3:30-5:00 p.m.

 

Join us for the Senior Scholars annual end-of-year event, hosted by members of Senior Scholars Council! 

 

The College Club of Cleveland | Members & Nonmembers: $10  (Light Refreshments will be served) | REGISTER >