Politics & Contemporary Issues

Instructor(s):
Barbara Greenberg
Tuesdays, January 19–February 9|1:30-3 p.m. ET

Due to demand, this is an additional section of this course.

Instructor(s):
Earl Leiken
Fridays, January 22-March 12|10-11:30 a.m. ET

Critical challenges are severely impacting our local communities including issues caused by COVID-19, problems in police-community race relations, domestic terrorism, aging infrastructure, climate change, economic and neighborhood deterioration, and issues of achievement and equity in our public schools.

Instructor(s):
Barbara Greenberg
Mondays, January 25-March 15|1:30-3 p.m. ET

Since 1803, the United States Supreme Court has heard thousands of cases. This eight-week course will spotlight one landmark case each week from one of the following topics: racial discrimination, civil rights, voting rights, gender equality, gun ownership, criminal procedure, freedom of speech and religious rights.

Instructor(s):
Barbara Greenberg
Tuesdays, February 16-March 9|1:30-3 p.m. ET

Due to demand, Siegal is offering this additional section of this course.

Instructor(s):
Barbara Greenberg
Tuesdays, February 16-March 9|10-11:30 a.m. ET

This four-week series will focus on the dissent opinions authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the quarter-century she sat on the U.S. Supreme Court. We will review the facts of the case and prior Supreme Court cases with some connected legal precedent.

Instructor(s):
Samuel Barnett
Fridays, March 5-April 9|10-11:30 a.m. ET

A full understanding of American culture requires looking at the role doctrinal and personal religious belief has played in our politics from the time of the Pilgrims through the events of June, 2020. This course will trace some of the major elements of religion and politics in American culture.