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History and Politics  

Registration for Spring Term Begins January 26 at 10:00 AM.

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  • ONLINE COURSE  American Progress, The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad
  • Fee: $40.00
    Dates: 3/8/2021 - 4/26/2021
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 8
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Matthew Hermes

    This is the dramatic story of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tunneling by Chinese immigrants and grading and rail-laying by Civil War veterans linked Omaha and Sacramento and authenticated our “Manifest Destiny”. Heroes: Lincoln and Theodore Judah. Villains: Thomas Durant and Collis Huntington. Victims: American Indians whose Great Plains resources were destroyed. We will remember 20th century railroading and show the diminished state of passenger rail in the United States today.

    This class will be taught online using Zoom. Registrants will receive class login details prior to the start of class via email. For more information about ZOOM click here.

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  • ONLINE COURSE  Great Decisions
  • Fee: $40.00
    Dates: 3/9/2021 - 4/27/2021
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 8
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Rob McCormick

    Interested in examining major foreign policy questions?  Want to know more about the history behind the world's hotspots?  Want to have fun examining foreign policy?  Great Decisions is the place for you.  Using the yearly Foreign Policy Associations eight chapter book, we will examine a new international concern each week.  We will discuss the key elements of the issues and attempt to decide on the best decisions for the future. The book costs $32 plus shipping and handling - you will need to purchase prior to class. Click here to order the book. If you already have the 2021 Great Decisions book, please contact the office for enrollment in this class. 

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  • ONLINE COURSE  Naughty History: Scandalous Kings, Queens, and Presidents
  • Fee: $25.00
    Dates: 3/17/2021 - 3/31/2021
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 3
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Tracy Revels

    They may look regal or wise in their portraits, but kings, queens, and presidents have been known to engage in some very naughty behavior. Join us for some of the best stories from behind palace doors, and take a look at how historical hijinks can offer insights into changes in how we view sexual morality, gender, and power in the western world. This class is 3-weeks and is open to anyone for a taste of how fun and informative Wofford Lifelong Learning classes are!

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  • ONLINE COURSE  Significant US Covert Actions
  • Fee: $40.00
    Dates: 3/10/2021 - 4/28/2021
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 8
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Olin Sansbury

    Covert Actions have been pursued frequently by the United States since the end of World War II. These have involved clandestine activities both of a military and political nature in which denial of US involvement was possible diplomatically even if not credible in reality. We will examine some of the better known covert actions with regards to justification, result and impact on both US foreign affairs and Executive-Congressional relations.  

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  • Tin Cans: Workhorse of the U.S. Navy in WWII
  • Fee: $40.00
    Dates: 3/8/2021 - 4/26/2021
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 8
    Building: Central Methodist Church
    Room: Norton
    Instructor: James Lineberry

    During WWII, U.S. Navy sailors on destroyers affectionately called their 2,000-ton warships - "TIN CANS." These sleek, agile warships were armed with 5" guns, many anti-aircraft guns, torpedoes, and depth charges.  As the war progressed, these sailors knew that their warships would be called upon to protect convoys crossing U-boat infested waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  In the Pacific theater, DDs would sail "In Harm's Way" off Guadalcanal and Okinawa. DDs were the workhorses for the U.S. Navy.

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  • ONLINE COURSE  Uniquely Matthew; Uniquely Luke: A Study of the "M" and "L" Sources
  • Fee: $40.00
    Dates: 3/15/2021 - 5/3/2021
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 8
    Location: Online
    Instructor: James Ellis Griffeth

    Parts of Matthew’s gospel are found nowhere else in the gospels; parts of Luke’s gospel are found nowhere else in the gospels. These "M" and "L" sources contain many beloved passages in the New Testament.
    The goals of this study are (1) to discover how these writings fit into Matthew and Luke respectively, (2) to study “M” and “L,” letting each one stand on its own feet and (3) to appreciate the wealth of good news found in these sources.  Note: This class starts a week later than most Spring Term classes. It begins March 15 and runs until May 3. 
     

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  • ONLINE COURSE  Vietnam War 1965-1975
  • Fee: $40.00
    Dates: 3/11/2021 - 4/29/2021
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 8
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Bob Perrin

    For Vietnam vets and interested folk this will be a wide ranging look at a war that still haunts our country. We will delve into the decay of French colonialism,  the fall of France in 1940, Japanese occupation and our  OSS, British recovery and rising  civil strife, French re-occupation and military defeat, McCarthyism and  the Tonkin Gulf, U.S. involvement, Nixon, anti-war protests and Kent State  all ending with our frantic exit.  Attendees can sit comfortably at  home and, if so desired, participate with comments and questions. No readings, no tests, just a quiet relaxed learning experience.

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