F/M Communiversity Fall Courses
Sep 08, 2009FOR MORE INFORMATION:
JACKI KNAPP-RAAEN, F/M Communiversity coordinator
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
REGISTRATIONS NOW BEING TAKEN
FOR F/M COMMUNIVERSITY FALL CLASSES
Saturdays from 2-4:15 p.m. beginning Oct. 10, enjoy “Madcap Movies: Film Comedies of the 40s” with Tony McRae. McRae taught film and French at Concordia and occasionally reviews movies for Prairie Public Radio. Screen and discuss “The Lady of Eve,” “Sullivan’s Travels” and “The Palm Beach Story.” The course takes place at Waterford at Harwood Groves, 1200 Harwood Drive, Fargo, and the fee is $36.
Muslims have lived in the U.S. longer than most people can imagine and this course, “The History of Islam in the United States,” is a review of how Islam reached the new world (especially the U.S.) and what role it has played and can play in the modern world. Syed Sajid Ahmad has lived in the U.S. for more than three decades and has spoken and written about Islam. He’ll lead the discussion from 2-4 p.m. Saturdays beginning Oct. 17 at Riverview Place, 5300 12th Street South, Fargo. The fee is $36.
In “Four Nights in a Vineyard: Uncorking Bordeauxs,” with wine aficionados Sam Wai and Ron Ellingson, examine, wine, winemaking and the history of the Bordeaux wine region from the Celtic beginnings to the English connection to the present day. Each night the wine tasting will be accompanied by a sample of the culinary delights of the region. The course takes place from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 22-Nov. 13 and again in March at Riverview Place. The fee is $149. Pre-registration is mandatory and seating is limited.
On Saturdays, starting Nov. 7 from 2-4pm, Jonathan Steinwand, professor of English at Concordia, examines Satan and how this personification of evil, originated and became a major character in theology, literature, and the popular imagination in the course “Satan in Literature.” Participants will meet at Waterford at Harwood Groves. The fee is $36.
Also starting Saturdays on Nov. 7, from 2-4pm, Dr. Verlyn Anderson, retired library director and professor of Scandinavian studies at Concordia, discusses how the second world war affected each of the Scandinavian countries in very different ways in “Scandinavia During the Second World War,” from 2-4 p.m. Saturdays beginning Nov. 7 at Riverview Place. The fee is $36.
For full information about the times and dates of these courses go online at www.fmcommuniversity.org or call the F/M Communiversity office at (218) 299-3438 to register.