Past Courses


Fall 2016 (brochure)

  • Israeli Dissenters of Zionism: Seldom Heard Voices
  • How to Talk Back to an Economist
  • Historical Dynamics of Clothing & Fashion
  • An Introduction to Chinese Culture, Pt 2
  • Current Topics in Introductory Psychology
  • Poetry and Prose of Atlantic Canada
  • The Ancient Celts – Art, Culture, & History
  • Judicial Progressivism in the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Film, Experimentation, Cultural Change & Photography
  • Light Opera: Offenbach to Early 20th Century
  • Practical Guide to Observing the Night Sky
  • Six Controversies
  • Understanding Human Evolution
  • Movie Musicals: The Later Years
  • Women in History: Untold, Unsung
  • Electoral Reform in Canada
  • Ethical Issues in the Media
  • Maritime History of Colonialism
  • History & Future of the English Language
  • Identification of Wild Mushrooms
  • Spy School 101


Spring 2016 (brochure)

  • Spiritual Teachings from India (Hinduism, Buddhism & Sikhism)
  • The Two Alices: A Study of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” & “Through the Looking-Glass”
  • Film, Experimentation, Propaganda, Cultural Change & Photography 2
  • Signs & Symbols of Christianity & Judaism
  • A Beginner’s Guide to the Italian Renaissance
  • Poetry and Prose of the Atlantic Region
  • From Samurai to Geisha & beyond: Iconoclasts of Japanese Cinema
  • Glimpses of Georgian & Victorian England
  • Narrative & Lyric in Contemporary Poetry & Prose
  • Japan History 2: Japan in the Modern World
  • Sketchy Bliss: Impressionism in Art & Music
  • Intro to Chinese Culture
  • Shakespeare Encountered
  • History of Psychology
  • Mysteries of Russian History
  • Philosophers Debate Capitalism
  • Glenn Gould: Music’s Public Recluse
  • Intro to Microbiology
  • Turbulence in Yugoslavia '19-'49
  • How to Talk Back to a Statistic
  • The Protestant Imagination
  • War, Law, & History
  • History of Fashion
  • Pharmacare, Drugs & Genetics
  • Spy School 101


Winter 2016 (brochure)

  • Moses Coady and the Antigonish Movement
  • I, Thou & the Other… Love in the Western Literary Tradition
  • Polish/Czech films from the Communist Era, 1945­-1989
  • Our Oceans and the Changing World
  • Development of the Atlantic Provinces
  • Poetry and Prose of Atlantic Canada
  • Clothing and Fashion: Social & Historical Dynamics
  • From Samurai to Geisha & beyond: Iconoclasts of Japanese Cinema
  • Chivalry, Passion & the Devil: Opera Tackles the Middle Ages
  • The Sixth of December (1917 Halifax Explosion)
  • Art Appreciation: Elements of Design
  • Mysteries of Russian History
  • The Writer’s Toolkit
  • Ethical Issues in the Media
  • The Citadel on Stage
  • Acadian History
  • Scapegoat (Halifax Explosion)
  • China Now!
  • History of Jazz
  • History of Church Music
  • Astronomy
  • Bio­-organic Gardening
  • Intro to Music Theory 1


Fall 2015 (brochure)

  • History of the Hollywood Musical: The Studio Years
  • Schools, Communities & the Education System, 1850 - Present
  • The Oil & Gas Industry and How It Affects You
  • Economists Debate Capitalism Through History
  • Loss & Remembrance: Ghost Stories of the Victorian & Edwardian Eras
  • The History and Future of the English Language
  • Supreme Court of Canada, Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Film, Experimentation, Propaganda, Cultural Change & Photography
  • Development of the Atlantic Provinces
  • Opera in Germany and Austria, 1800 – WWII
  • Japan History 1: From Japan’s Myth of Creation to the Samurai Code
  • How to Talk Back to a Statistic
  • History of Jazz
  • Intro to Art History
  • Soil-Plant-Human Health
  • Plants, People and Politics
  • Philosophy of Art
  • The Protestant Imagination
  • History of The Soviet Union
  • Poetry & Prose of Atlantic Canada
  • Intro to Art History
  • Treasures of the Louvre
  • Intro to Music Theory 1


Spring 2015 (brochure)

  • Aboriginal Peoples of Canada’s Arctic
  • Turbulence in Yugoslavia: 1919–1949
  • Fall of Patriarchy & the Rise of Violence Against Women
  • Glenn Gould: Music’s Public Recluse
  • Historical Dynamics of Clothing and Fashion
  • Glimpses of Georgian & Victorian England
  • Six Past, Current, and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Film, Experimentation, Propaganda, Cultural Change and Photography (1930-65)
  • Japan History 2 - Japan in the Modern World
  • Canadian Narratives of the 1930s
  • Twentieth-Century Confessional Poetry
  • Classical Music Undressed
  • Ancient Greek Religion
  • Law, War and History
  • Getting Started With Writing
  • Selected Novels of Henry James
  • Geology of Nova Scotia
  • Contemporary English Fiction
  • The Rector’s Wife
  • Emily Carr
  • Intro to Art History
  • The Old School Tie
  • Morality and the Media
  • Intro to Chinese Culture II


Winter 2015 (brochure)

  • Development of the Atlantic Provinces
  • Women in Ancient Rome (ca. 500 BCE – 100 CE)
  • Forty Years of Communism in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary, 1948- 1989
  • Glimpses of Georgian & Victorian England
  • Japan History 1: From Japan’s Myth of Creation to the Samurai Code
  • The 3 Bs and the 4 Ms: A Short History of Western Music
  • Japan History 2 - Japan in the Modern World: Westernization & Globalization; Art & Politics
  • British-American Conquest of French Canada, 1750s
  • Common Law of Canada: from the Practical to the Sublime
  • Studies in Classic American Literature
  • History of the Soviet Union
  • Astronomy
  • Aging Well
  • History of Biology
  • The Other Cinema: Silent Film
  • How to Talk Back to a Statistic
  • China Now!
  • Listening to Music
  • Basic Judaism
  • Pharonic Egypt
  • Animals in Art


Fall 2014 (brochure)

  • Speaking the Unspeakable: Addressing Grief and Bereavement in a Phobic Society
  • Shakespeare & The Other (Merchant of Venice/Othello)
  • Fall of Patriarchy & the Rise of Violence Against Women
  • Aboriginal Peoples of Canada's Arctic
  • From Samurai to Geisha & beyond: iconoclasts of Japanese cinema
  • Glimpses of Georgian & Victorian England
  • The Starry Night: Van Gogh & The Post-Impressionists
  • Protestantism's Nun: The Clergy Wife – From Whore to Respectable Matron
  • Japan History 2 - Japan in the Modern World: Westernization & Globalization; Art & Politics
  • Contemporary Issues in Agriculture, Forestry & the Environment
  • Images that change our understanding: Photographic Connections
  • Masters & Milestones of Math
  • Mini Great Books
  • Canadian Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Roman Art & Architecture
  • Eight Russian Portraits
  • History of Musical Theatre
  • Modernism in Literature
  • The Operas of Mozart
  • History of Ancient Egypt
  • The Old School Tie
  • Maritime Folklore
  • Introduction to Chinese Culture


Spring 2014 (brochure)

  • Japan History 1: From Japan’s Myth of Creation
    to the Samurai Code
  • Fall of Patriarchy & the Rise of Violence Against Women
  • Development of the Atlantic Provinces
  • 1914-1918 – Reimagining the Great War
  • The Story of the Christian Church
  • Learning, Performance & Forgetting
  • Contemporary Agriculture, Forestry &
    Environmental Issues
  • Historical Dynamics of Clothing & Fashion
  • A History of the Soviet Union
  • Early Art: an Introduction to Art History
  • Interesting Mathematics
  • Bible Book – The Book of Judges
  • The Bloomsbury Group
  • Listening to Music
  • Pedigree of Ideas
  • Writers Workshop
  • Philosophy of Art
  • History of Photography
  • Signs and Symbols
  • Modernism in Literature
  • War, Law & History
  • Writing for Life
  • Introduction to Islam


Winter 2014 (brochure)

  • Poland in WWII and its Aftermath 1938-48
  • Canadian Narrative Fiction of the 1930's
  • Protestantism's Nun: the Clergy Wife
    – from Whore to Respectable Matron
  • Introduction to Roman Civilization
  • The Rise & Demise of Nova Scotia's Iron Roads
  • Contemporary Agriculture, Forestry &
    Environmental Issues
  • Japan History 1: From Japan’s Myth of Creation
    to the Samurai Code
  • Learning, Performance & Forgetting
  • Fall of Patriarchy & the Rise of Violence Against Women
  • Natural History
  • Introduction to Islam
  • Women of Ancient Greece
  • Moses to Madoff
  • Intro to Poetry
  • Astronomy
  • The Old School Tie, (1840-2011)
  • Film Noir
  • Religion & The Arts
  • Interesting Mathematics
  • Four Realist Novels


Fall 2013

  • Introduction to Geology with a focus on NS
  • International Development: Theory & Practice
  • The Rise & Demise of Nova Scotia's Iron Roads
  • Verdi 200: a Celebration of his Career & Creative Legacy
  • Japan History 1: From Japan’s Myth of Creation to the Samurai Code
  • The Supreme Court of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Contemporary Agriculture, Forestry & Environmental Issues
  • "Walk With Me" – A Journey into the Heart and Soul of Neil Young’s Life and Work
  • Japan History 2: Japan in the Modern World; Westernization and Globalization; Art and Politics
  • Currents and Ideas in 20th Century Photography
  • Selected Topics in Microbiology
  • Atlantic Canadian Artists
  • Shakespeare Without Tears
  • Great Movies by Great Directors
  • The Scientific Revolution
  • A History of Zionism
  • Seven Important Dates in Russian History
  • War, Law & History
  • Shakespeare: Varieties of Comedy
  • Four Realist Novels
  • Group of Seven
  • Development of the Atlantic Provinces


Spring 2013

  • International Development: Theory and Practice
  • Hallelujah – The Work of Leonard Cohen
  • Supreme Court of Canada & the Canadian
    Charter of Rights & Freedoms
  • Starry Night: Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionists
  • Adapting Jane Austen's "Emma"
  • The Representation of Love in Western Literature (1)
  • Historical Dynamics of Clothing and Fashion
  • Geology of Nova Scotia
  • War, Law & History
  • The Greatest Philosopher
  • The Writer’s Toolkit
  • The French Impressionists
  • Soviet History
  • Prime Ministers of Canada
  • Shakespeare without Tears


Winter 2013

  • Spiritual Teachings from India - Hinduism & Sikhism
  • Development of the Atlantic Provinces
  • Three Muses - Extraordinary Women, Poets & Lives
  • Reflections on the History of Photography
  • Story, Myth, and the Essence of Cultural Continuity
  • Leadership Models in Literature and Legend
  • It’s All in Your Head – What the Heck is Psychology?
  • Different Types of Geometry
  • Getting Started with Writing
  • Japanese History
  • Finance and Investing
  • Introduction to Non-fiction Writing
  • Love in the Western Literary Tradition


Fall 2012 (brochure)

  • Modern Russian Intellectual & Political History
  • Good Soil Produces Nutritious Crops and Good Health
  • D.H. Lawrence: 20th Century Prophet of Love
  • International Development: Theory & Practice
  • Parent-Child Relationships in Shakespeare
  • Introduction to World Religions: Meet Your Neighbour
  • World Cinema – The French Children of Chekhov: Vigo, Renoir and Truffaut
  • Introduction to Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven
  • The Enlightenment
  • Pedigree of Ideas
  • History of Church Music
  • The Aeneid of Virgil
  • Japanese History
  • Markets and Ethics
  • History of the Soviet Union
  • What is Opera?
  • Sexy Little Mushrooms
  • The Bloomsbury Group
  • Photography in the 20th Century


Spring 2012 (brochure)

  • Geology of Nova Scotia
  • Historical Dynamics of Clothing and Fashion
  • A History of the Soviet Union
  • What is the New Genetics All About?
  • Numbers and Fathers: The Jewish Sabbath
  • Magna Carta to Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms
  • Reflections on the History of Photography
  • Listening to Music
  • Markets and Ethics
  • Treasures of the Louvre
  • Medical Ethics
  • The French Impressionists
  • The Bloomsbury Group
  • Couplings of Historic Interest


Winter 2012

  • History of Biology
  • What Catholics Believe
  • Plagues, Pestilence & History II
  • Numbers All Around Us
  • Good Soil, Good Crops, Good Health
  • Tales Told Under the Microscope
  • History of the Jewish People II
  • Major Moments in 20th Century World History
  • Poetry and Ideas
  • Markets and Ethics
  • Another Selection of Japanese Films
  • History of the Jewish People II
  • Finance and Investing – The Basics
  • Homeric Epics
  • Introduction to Non-fiction Writing
  • Astronomy


Fall 2011 (brochure)

  • History of Science
  • Islam
  • Listening to Music
  • Pedigree of Ideas
  • Modern Russian History
  • Hypnosis in Medicine
  • Photography
  • More Japanese Film
  • Medical Ethics
  • New Genetics
  • Philosophy of Aging
  • French Opera
  • Jewish History
  • Atlantic Provinces
  • Religion and the Arts
  • Microbiology
  • History of Judaism
  • Writing Poetry
  • Life in Cobequid
  • Art History


Spring 2011

  • Shakespeare
  • Joshua /Judge
  • Writing for Life
  • Jazz
  • Japanese
  • Pedigree of Ideas
  • The Development of the Atlantic Provinces
  • Story of the Christian Church
  • Brain and Personality
  • World Religions
  • Pedigree of Ideas
  • Introduction to Judaism
  • The Sixth of December
  • Canadian Art History


Winter 2011

  • Islam
  • Astronomy, An Introduction
  • Eastern European Jewish
  • Writing for Life V
  • Dynamics – Clothing & Fashion
  • Greek Art & Architecture
  • Theatre Studies
  • Ethics in the Marketplace
  • Shakespeare on Film
  • Japanese History II
  • Politics of International Trade


Fall 2010

  • Ethics in the Market Place
  • Japanese History (Halifax)
  • Jazz II – Vocalists and Small Groups
  • Pedigree of Ideas
  • The Development of the Atlantic Provinces
  • Spiritual Teachings from India
  • Story of the Christian Church
  • Immigrants: History, Politics & Language of Immigration in Canada & Nova Scotia
  • Medical Ethics Issues for Laypersons
  • Plagues, Pestilences and History
  • Introduction to Judaism
  • Conversational French
  • Opera Chat – Russian Opera
  • Medical Issues of Aging
  • Development of the Atlantic Provinces
  • The Protestant Imagination
  • Japanese History (Mahone Bay)

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