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Humanities

LEARN BIRDSONGS Neil Hayward | Author, Vice President, Brookline Bird Club

Ever wanted to know what the birds are that you hear around your home and local travels? This class will give you the tools to be able to do just that. We’ll review local species and use some graphic illustrations and mnemonics to help remember the sounds. We’ll examine why birds use song, and understand the differences between contact calls, alarm calls, songs and flight calls. It’s a lot more intricate that you might imagine, and this class will hopefully open your eyes and ears to what’s around you. COURSE CODE: BSNG Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Aug. 14 (at CCAE) | $90 Field trip to Mount Auburn Cemetery on Saturday, 8-11am. Aug. 17 Rain date is Sunday, 8-11am. Aug. 18

NO PHD NEEDED: SAVING THE WORLD WITH CITIZEN SCIENCE Claire O’Neil | Conservationist, Founder of Earthwise Aware

Climate science and biodiversity science need you and the information that you can collect. The good news is that you can really make a difference! This is a crash course about participative science (a.k.a. citizen science), which is the active public involvement in scientific research. In this class, we introduce you to what citizen science is, why it is needed, where it is needed, how you can help (individually or joining some of our local projects in local parks and reservations), and some of the popular tools used in citizen science projects. COURSE CODE: CSCI Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Sep. 5 | $50

A HISTORY OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY AND THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE 1613 – 1917 Anatole Sykley | Local Historian, Independent Scholar

For more than 300 years one dynasty ruled Russia and her empire. Most people know how it all ended with the Russian Revolution in 1917 and the death of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. But if you ever wondered how the dynasty began and what were its achievements and failures through people such as Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, this class is for you! Join us for an informal walk through Russian imperial history to learn more. References and handouts will be provided. C O U R S E C O D E : R O DY Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Jun. 25 | $240

WHITE PEOPLE CHALLENGING RACISM: MOVING FROM TALK TO ACTION Colin Stokes, Jennifer Yanco | Co-facilitators

People of all heritages/identities are welcome to join us as we focus on the role of white people in dismantling racism and building a just society. We’ll examine the impact of white privilege and how unawareness of that advantage helps perpetuate racism. We’ll discuss short readings and share everyday situations in which we did not speak up effectively against racial bias. Using role-playing, we’ll work out effective ways to respond. Participants will develop specific plans for challenging racism, in your workplace, organizations, community, and personal circles. You will be encouraged to find other people in your life who can provide support and serve as allies in your efforts. COURSE CODE: WPCR Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jul. 2 | $85

EMBRACE YOUR TREE COMMUNITY Claire O’Neil | Conservationist, Founder of Earthwise Aware

Learn about forest and tree communities, their behaviors and interactions with one another. Investigate their ecological role and importance to us. Learn how to identify trees from shape, leaves, buds, and bark. Explore nearby parks to discuss, document, and sketch the trees that we see, without forgetting to observe and record the species that depend on them. You’ll also learn how can participate in gathering information easily about trees through citizen science to help climate and wildlife science. The first half of the class will be at CCAE and the second half of the class will be a walk. COURSE CODE: TREE Sec. 01: Wednesday, 1-4pm. Jul. 24 | $75

HISTORY & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES EARLY MEDIEVAL CHINA: FROM SUI TO TANG TO SONG 581 – 1279 AD Anatole Sykley | Local Historian, Independent Scholar

Continuing our program to explore Medieval History, we switch to China. Most of us know that Chinese history is divided into dynasties. We will trace China’s history from the era of wars and unification, which later made way for the enlightened era of high art, culture and philosophy called the Tang, which was followed by the busy and prosperous Song dynasties of North and South China. If you haven’t had a chance to understand Chinese history, this class is a good start! References and handouts will be provided. COURSE CODE: CHIN Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 3-5pm. Begins Jun. 24 | $240

SAVE THE DATE: MARKING 20 YEARS OF WHITE PEOPLE CHALLENGING RACISM: MOVING FROM TALK TO ACTION—LAUNCHING THE NEXT CHAPTER. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 10AM-4PM LOOKING BACK AT THE VIETNAM WAR: BUT WHY NOW? Paul Shannon | Social Scientist, Writer, Community Organizer

Following up on the Ken Burns series on Vietnam, CCAE offers this provocative 6-session evaluation of our basic assumptions about this unique event in U.S. history and the implications of the Vietnam experience for today’s wars. Using selections from the PBS series’, lectures, speakers, and historical documents, this in-depth history of the different periods of the war will open up fresh perspectives which replace confusion with clarity. COURSE CODE: VNAM Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 4-6pm. Begins Jul. 11 | $180

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CCAE Summer 2019 Catalog  

Cambridge Center for Adult Education Summer 2019 Class Catalog.

CCAE Summer 2019 Catalog  

Cambridge Center for Adult Education Summer 2019 Class Catalog.

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