courses offered in 2019 Fall Semester  


WALL1930-01    Beacons of Light Across Abrahamic Traditions
Instructor(s):
  Women's Interfaith Alliance
  Course Days:
 
Wednesday, September 4, 11, 18, 25
  Course Time:
    11:00-12:00
  Description:
 
  Members of the Women’s Interfaith Alliance will focus on figures in the Abrahamic traditions who are seen as beacons of light. Selected prophets, important females, non-prophet figures as well as contemporary figures will be highlighted.
 




WALL1930-2    Advances in Medicine
Instructor(s):
  Mercer Medical School Faculty
  Course Days:
 
Thursday: September 5, 12, 19, 26
  Course Time:
    3:30-4:30
  Description:
 
  Experts in their fields will present recent advances in medicine, covering such topics as microbiomes, cancer, psychiatry and alternative/complementary medicine. The schedule is as follows: Sept 5: Advances in Medicine/Microbiomes. Dr. Jeff Stephens Sept 12: Advances in Cancer. Dr. Brad Sumrall Sept 19: Infectious Diseases. Dr. Jeff Stephens Sept 26: Alternate and Complementary Therapies. Dr. Roberta Weintraut
 




WALL1930-3    Reckless Misfortune: How WWI Hostaged our Century
Instructor(s):
  Christopher Blake, Ph.D.
  Course Days:
 
Thursday: September 5, 12, 19, 26
  Course Time:
    1:30-2:30
  Description:
 
  Dr. Chris Blake will look at the shadow the First World War cast for a century giving rise to the related promises and allures of democracy, nationalism and state socialism. Modern examples of these outcomes will be discussed.
 




WALL1930-4    Of course they are watching and listening – to you
Instructor(s):
  Nick Hazleton
  Course Days:
 
Tuesdays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1
  Course Time:
    10:00-11:00
  Description:
 
  The opening session will address intelligence gathering. The remaining sessions will focus on specific attendee concerns, including prevention and recovery to attain a basic understanding of proper habit formation.
 




WALL1930-5    Diversity in Human Sexuality and Gender Identification
Instructor(s):
  Carole Seegert, Ph.D
  Course Days:
 
Tuesday: October 1, 8, 15, 22
  Course Time:
    1:30-2:30
  Description:
 
  This course will explain the meaning of LGBTQIA and include the identification, development and experience of transgender individuals. Consideration will, also, be given to the cultural and mental health issues related to diversity.
 




WALL1930-6    To the Middle East and Back
Instructor(s):
  Lody Odeh, Ph.D.
  Course Days:
 
Wednesday: October 2, 9, 16, 23
  Course Time:
    1:30-2:30
  Description:
 
  Dr. Lody Odeh returns to discuss middle eastern affairs, accentuating the stark differences among the Middle Eastern countries. This course will shed light on the diversity of the region and its people in terms of culture, history and politics.
 




WALL1930-7    The Real Game of Thrones: The British Royal Families, Part 1
Instructor(s):
  Jan Lewis, Ph.D.
  Course Days:
 
Wednesday: October 16, 23, 30, November 6
  Course Time:
    11:00-12:00
  Description:
 
  Dr. Jan Lewis will examine the ‘true’ histories of British royal families, beginning with the reign of William I of Normandy who conquered England and became king in 1066. The stories and struggles for power by William I, Henry II, Henry V and Henry VIII are so dramatic that they do not need to be fictionalized.
 




WALL1930-8    History of American Journalism
Instructor(s):
  Dr. James Black
  Course Days:
 
Thursday: October 3, 10, 17, 24
  Course Time:
    10:00-11:00
  Description:
 
  This course will begin with colonial journalism prior to the American revolution, as America becomes the first country to develop following the invention of the printing press. Partisan politics following the revolution will be explored and the course will end with the history of broadcast media through the time of radio and the newsreel.
 




WALL1930-9    Pakistan: Understanding a Complicated Country
Instructor(s):
  Max Wood
  Course Days:
 
Thursday: October 3, 10, 17, 24
  Course Time:
    3:00-4:00
  Description:
 
  This course will discuss history, culture and religion of Pakistan, the fourth largest country in the world, and will explore its relationships with China, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and the United States.
 




WALL1930-10    A History of Heaven and Hell
Instructor(s):
  Richard Davies, Ph.D.
  Course Days:
 
Thursday: October 31, November 7, 14, 21
  Course Time:
    11:00-12:00
  Description:
 
  G.B. Shaw points out that Hell is much more interesting than Heaven, and so it will be with this course, gathering input from the class as well as exploring imagery, the Bible and other apocryphal sources, including Pilgrim’s Progress and its influence on American religion.
 




WALL1930-11    Psychiatry and the Law
Instructor(s):
  Doug Skelton, M.D.
  Course Days:
 
Thursday: October 31, November 7, 14, 21
  Course Time:
    3:00-4:00
  Description:
 
  This course will cover ethical/legal violations in treatment, commitment laws, competency and criminal determinations with a special focus on a Georgia US Supreme Court case regarding commitment of minors and a detailed discussion of the psychopathic personality.
 




WALL1930-12    Macon Moments
Instructor(s):
  Jim Barfield
  Course Days:
 
Wednesday: November 6, 13, 20, Dec 4
  Course Time:
    3:00-4:00
  Description:
 
  Jim Barfield, an expert on Macon’s history, will explore vignettes of local culture from ancient native Americans to the present.
 




WALL1930-13    Beer: History, Brew Process and Tasting
Instructor(s):
  Brian Whitley
  Course Days:
 
Monday: November 4, 11, 18, December 2
  Course Time:
    3:00-4:30
  Description:
 
  Brian Whitley, co-owner of Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen, will give the history of beer and explain the brew process during the first class which will be held at Wesleyan College. The remaining three classes will meet at Piedmont Brewery where you will view how different beers are brewed and sample various beers. A $5.00 additional fee is required for this course.
 




WALL1930-14    Great Explorations and Expeditions
Instructor(s):
  Sloan Oliver
  Course Days:
 
Tuesday: November 5, 12, 19, December 3
  Course Time:
    2:00-3:00
  Description:
 
  This course will cover great explorations and expeditions, including early human exploration, new world explorers, arctic and Antarctic explorers, and other greats who have expanded our world view by pushing the limits.
 




WALL1930-15    Chinese Culture
Instructor(s):
  Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College
  Course Days:
 
Tuesday: November 5, 12, 19, December 3
  Course Time:
    11:00-12:00
  Description:
 
  Enter the world of Chinese culture, try your hand at Chinese calligraphy, learn about Chinese cuisine and fashion and explore some of the scenic and historical sites of China.