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  • Essays of Montaigne 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $69.00
    Dates: 1/9/2023 - 2/27/2023
    Times: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 6
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 105
    Instructor: Pat Henry
    Book Three
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    After traveling to Italy and serving as Mayor of Bordeaux for four years at the height of the religious wars, Montaigne published 13 new essays that reconsider his favorite themes in light of his new experiences. We will read and discuss Book Three of Montaigne's Essays and discuss the writings therein.

    This class is intended for students who took Essays of Montaigne in the Fall 2022 quarter.

    Required Texts: The Complete Essays of Montaigne, translated by Donald Frame (Stanford University Press; ISBN-10:0804704864). 


    No class held 1/16 or 2/20.
 

  • Friday Films 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $89.00
    Dates: 1/6/2023 - 3/10/2023
    Times: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 10
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 242
    Instructor: John Remington
    Hanging Out
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  • Jewish Resistance vs. the Nazis 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $85.00
    Dates: 1/11/2023 - 2/8/2023
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 5
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 242
    Instructor: Pat Henry

     Show Description

    Suggested Texts: Henry, Patrick. Jewish Resistance Against the Nazis. The Catholic University of America Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780813225890. 


 

  • Quest Reads! 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $55.00
    Dates: 1/3/2023 - 1/31/2023
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 5
    Room: HLTH SCI (E) Classroom 1836
    Instructor: Rogers Miles

     Show Description

    We will read and discuss Being Mortal, Dr. Atul Gawande’s critique of the care received by patients at the end of their lives. Modern medicine has succeeded brilliantly in extending human lifespans – but Dr. Gawande draws from research and personal experience to show the harm that medicine can do when it fails to offer to the dying the decision whether the time they might gain from further drugs and procedures is worth enduring. Follow the narratives of a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in his clinic, and reformers turning nursing homes upside down as we learn how to have hard conversations with the aged and the dying that remind us all of what they really care about.

    Required Texts: Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Picador, 2017. 9781250076229. 


 

  • The Most Dangerous Branch? 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $109.00
    Dates: 1/5/2023 - 3/9/2023
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 10
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 220
    Instructor: Tom Scribner

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  • Writing with Old Photographs 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $85.00
    Dates: 1/11/2023 - 3/15/2023
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 10
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Computer Lab 115
    Instructor: Donna Cummins

     Show Description

    Suggested Materials: one or more old photographs that you would like to learn more about. Generally, they should be from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. (If you do not have such a photo, the instructor will provide one for you.)