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Course Materials Archive

Spring 2018 

Great Decisions, Foreign Policy Discussion Group

Course Outline
Continuity and Change in American Foreign Policy
Tennessee World Affairs Council
Russia's Foreign Policy
U.S. Global Engagement and the Military


Mindfulness and Meditation 

Lesson 1
          Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6
           Additional MIndfulness Resources 


Our Brains: An Operator's Manual 

Course Overview 
Session 3
Sensory System Synergy
Memory and the Brain

 

Sports Sampler 

         https://theundefeated.com/features/packers-bill-curry-on-martin-luther-king-race-and-football
https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/09/11/nashville-record-david-hudson/90130286/

 
The Turbulent 1920s

        Class 1: 1920
        Class 2: Americans Become Consumers
Bibliography

 

21st Century American Cities

Syllabus
        EDUCATION: Mayoral and Community Leadership
 

Comparative Slavery 

Essay on the Historiography of Comparative Slavery in the Atlantic World
Anna Kingsley by Daniel L. Schafer

Recommended Reading: 
The Two Princes of Calabar by Randy Sparks
Freedom Papers by Rebecca Scott
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Winter 2018

Intellectual Sampler  

Schedule of Speakers
Ultrasound in Global Health - Jordan Rupp 


Media in the Age of Fake News

Class Syllabus

Tracing Your Roots

January 19 PowerPoint Presentation

January 26 PowerPoint Presentation 

Family Record Form

Family Group Record

Ancestor Chart
Vital Records PowerPoint Presentation
Genealogy Records PowerPoint Presentation
DNA Testing PowerPoint Presentation
Genealogy Resources PowerPoint


Meister Eckhart: A Mystic's Mystic 

Dangerous Mystic by Joel Harrington (Part 1)

Dangerous Mystic by Joel Harrington (Part II)
Dangerous Mystic by Joel Harrington (Part III)
Dangerous Mystic by Joel Harrington (Part IV) 

Medieval  Christianity 


Climate Change and Human Health

Session 1 - Overview of an Existential Crisis
Beyond Politics PowerPoint Presentation


Strangers in a Home Land

Recommended Book List
References
References from 2-13 Session
References from 2-20 Session
References from 2-27 Session
Mourning and Melancholia
A Dialogue on Racial Melancholia

 

African American Trailblazers in the Shadow

Bibliography
1936 Olympics

 

Dying Well or Badly

Bibliography
Session 2 PowerPoint
Session 3 PowerPoint
Session 4 PowerPoint
Session 5 PowerPoint
Session 6 PowerPoint 

 

Fall 2017

Broadway on Film! 

Howard Thurman: 20th Century Mystic-Activist 

Media in the Age of Fake News 

Summer 2017

Exploring America's Foodways
June 19     June 21     June 26

Mindfulness for Brain Health
Week 1    
Week 2     Body Scan     Mediation 1     Meditation 2
Week 4     Meditation 1  

Regional Wines of France
Glossary of Wines     Guide of Sommeliers

 

Spring 2017

Developing Moral Intelligence
Presentations: Wk 1, Wk 2, Wk 3, Wk 4, Wk 5, Wk 6

Handouts: Wk 2, Wk 3, Wk 4, Wk 5

From the Moon to the Edge of the Visible Universe
Presentations: Wk 1, Wk 2, Wk 3

Gay Then, Gay Now
Presentation: Wk 6

Great Decisions - Brentwood
Week 2:    1    2    3
Week 4:   1    2    3
Week 6:    1    2    3    4    5
Week 7:   1
Week 8:   1
General handouts: 1   2   3   4   5  

Great Decisions Nashville
Presentations: Wk1
Handouts for Week 6   1   2   3
Handouts for week 7: 1

Understanding Disorders of the Brain and Spinal Cord
Presentations: Wk 1, Wk 2, Wk 3, Wk 4, Wk 5, Wk6

 Winter 2017

Cuba and the United States

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 5, Week 6

Exercise: The Fight Against Aging

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

Food for a New Century

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3

Intellectual Sampler

Week 1, Week 2, Week 4

Nashville: The New Tin Pan Alley

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

 The Pen and the Sword

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

STRONG INSIDE

Week 1

Summer 2016

Election 2016

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

Jazz History and Appreciation

Week 2, Jazz Around Nashville

Otherness and the Italian Immigrant Experience

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5

Racism and Incarceration in the United States

Week 1, Week 5, Suggested Readings

The Sound and the Fury: Controversial Presidential Elections

Week 1, Bibliography

The U.S. Women's Movement

Resource List

You Can Do I.T.

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5

Summer 2016

Juxtaposition of Flavors
Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5

Health and Wellness Seminar
Day 1, Day 3, Day 4

Spring 2016

Intellectual Sampler
Schedule

Guns: An American Obsession
Syllabus, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

Culture in Transition: The Cherokee in Middle Tennessee
Syllabus, Week 1 Presentation, Week 1 Handout A,
Week 1 Handout B 
Week 2 Presentation, Week 2 Handout
Week 3 Presentation, Week 3 Handout
Week 4 Presentation, Week 4 Handout
Week 5 Presentation, Week 5 Handout
Week 6 Presentation

More than Mr. Darcy: The Novels of Jane Austen
Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

Judaism in Six Words
The Six Words, Judaism Next Card

The Truth & Reconciliation Process in South Africa
Weeks 1 and 2, Week 3

Shakespeare Across the Centuries
Week 1, Week 2 Presentation, Week 2 Handout, Week 3 Presentation, Week 3 Handout, Week 4 Presentation, Week 5 Presentation, Week 5 Handout, Week 6 Presentation, Week 6 Handout

Great Decisions (Nashville)
Week 1 Discussion Slides, Week 2 Discussion Notes, Week 4 Discussion Notes, US Dept of Ed Article, Great Decisions Winter 2016 Update

 

Winter 2016

Rhythm & Blues Tore Down the Walls of Segregation 
Syllabus

Understanding Disorders of the Brain and Spinal Cord
Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

A Survey of the Political History of the United States: Tennessee Influences in American Government 
Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

What Makes You Sick?
Syllabus

Language and Culture
Selected Bibliography, Course Notes, Course Slides

Climate Change Literature: A New Fictional Genre about a Real Problem
Syllabus

Race Issues in WWII Films
Selected Filmography, Bibliography

Intellectual Sampler
Monuments in Washington, DC 
Why Washington Won't Work
America's Incarceration Problem and What to Do About It
PlayFULL Life: Slowing Down & Seeking Peace
Recreating the Big Band in a Laboratory

Celebrating Shakespeare
2016 Shakespeare Events, Shakespeare Performances at the Ryman