Programs for Adult Learners with a Young Attitude
Three-Part American Law Series Law for the Layman - Introduction to American Civil Law
Four-Part American Civil War Series by Gary Midkiff The following four sections complete an eight-part series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War in April 1861. Attendance at the previously held spring lectures is not a requirement for attending the fall series. PART 1: WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE - RELIGION AND THE CIVIL WAR The Union and the Confederacy both claimed their actions were consistent with Godâ€™s plan. But as Lincoln pointed out in his second inaugural, both could not be correct. Explore the religious landscape in our country from 1800 to 1860 and how the churches on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line fought to justify their culture.
PART 3: ABOLITIONISM AND RECONSTRUCTION Abolitionism started in New England and became the catalyst for the Civil War. When the war ended, the victorious Union sought to punish the former confederate states during a period called Reconstruction. To better understand the Civil War, we need to look at these two periods and expand our vision to include 1830 and 1880.
4068 CDIS 95-001 Southlake Campus Meets Tuesday, October 4 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $16 Midkiff Room R024
4070 CDIS 95-003 Southlake Campus Meets Tuesday, October 18 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $16 Midkiff Room R024
PART 2: LINCOLN AND DAVIS - A STUDY IN LEADERSHIP Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis are recognized symbols of the two sections of our country that fought the Civil War. Although they were each elected president, they could not have been more different. And those differences had a significant effect on how they tried to govern and provide leadership and how they faced problems.
PART 4: THE LIFE OF JOHNNY REB AND BILLY YANK We know the generals and politicians, but the challenges and motivations of the very young men who actually fought deserve more attention. Much of this class will refer to actual letters and diaries from soldiers on both sides of the war.
4069 CDIS 95-002 Southlake Campus Meets Tuesday, October 11 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $16 Midkiff Room R024
4071 CDIS 95-004 Southlake Campus Meets Tuesday, October 25 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $16 Midkiff Room R024
To help us understand the American legal system, we will discuss the sources of the laws that govern our society, briefly review the structure of the American state and federal courts that interpret and apply these laws and focus in detail on the three major categories of civil law: tort, contract and property law. (This series is not a doit-yourself class or an opportunity to discuss or respond to legal questions of a strictly personal nature.) Discussions will be led by Melvin S. Merzon, former inhouse counsel for a major American manufacturer. His law practice of three decades focused primarily on tort and contract law.
PART 1: OVERVIEW OF THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM, ORGANIZATION OF ITS COURTS, INTRODUCTION TO TORT LAW AND THE BREACH OF LAW-IMPOSED DUTIES 4056 CDIS 29-001 Southlake Campus Meets Wednesday, November 2 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $18 Merzon Room R024
PART 2: COMPLETION OF DISCUSSION OF TORT LAW AND DISCUSSION OF CONTRACT LAW 4058 CDIS 29-002 Southlake Campus Meets Wednesday, November 9 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $18 Merzon Room R024
PART 3: DISCUSSION OF PROPERTY LAW AND SUMMATION AND CONCLUSION OF CIVIL LAW 4059 CDIS 29-003 Southlake Campus Meets Wednesday, November 16 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $18 Merzon Room R024
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Fall 2011 schedule of personal enrichment classes for adults, youth and seniors.