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POSTED: May 3, 2008 5:00 a.m.
SAVANNAH -- Armstrong Atlantic State University's Department of Professional and Continuing Education will offer "One Day University," a day designed to bring back the thrill of academic discovery to adult learners.
The program will be 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn Street.
The topics will include a brief history of the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy, the literature of James Joyce and Ian McEwen, and the reasons for the seasons and moon phases. All lectures will be led by AASU faculty. Students will not be required to do homework or take finals.
The program schedule is:
9-9:30 a.m.         
Registration
9:30-10:40 a.m.  
A Brief Introduction to Middle Eastern History presented by Michael R. Hall, associate professor of history. He will examine the origins of the Middle East society from the rise of Islam to the present day.
10:55 a.m.-12:05 p.m.    
Creating Foreign Policy: A President's First Consideration presented by William J. Daugherty, associate professor of political science. Students will learn what a sitting U.S. president needs to consider when establishing viable policy that will have the best chance of success in a crisis.
12:05-1:10 p.m.  
Lunch (included as a part of your registration fee)
1:10-2:20 p.m.   
Undoing the Past: Nostalgia in James Joyce's "Ulysses" and Ian McEwen's "Saturday" presented by Teresa Winterhalter, professor of English and director of the AASU's Gender and Women's Studies Program. The course will trace the structures of memory that guide Joyce's Leopold Bloom and McEwan's Henry Perowne through the ordeals of consciousness in their everyday lives.
2:35-3:45 p.m.
Introduction to the Seasons and the Moon presented by Donna Mullenax, instructor of astronomy and physics and recipient of the 2008 College Science Teacher of the Year Award from the Georgia Science Teachers Association. She will discuss the reasons why we have different seasons and moon phases.
Registration costs $99. To register by phone or for more information, call 912-927-5322. A printable registration form can be found at http://ce.armstrong.edu/onedayu.html.

 

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