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Benefit Concert: Brian Ganz Plays Chopin Ori Soltes on Golden Age Cities Local and Regional Theater Directors in conversation with J. Wynn Rousuck Dean Katherine Newman on Taxing the Poor Rethinking the Civil War Harlem Renaissance

Spring 2013

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Table of Contents Odyssey on the Go [single session programs] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Perspectives: Multi-Speaker Lecture Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Arts and Humanities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Janet S. Roberts, Program Coordinator; George L. Scheper, Director; Bada Hebron, Registrar

Dear Odyssey Friends and Colleagues: We invite you to peruse this Odyssey Catalog of our Spring 2013 offerings, which has many new and notable offerings, along with tried and true favorites. To begin with, we are proud to feature a special-event benefit concert on April 9 in Shriver Hall by Brian Ganz, performing an evening of Chopin, with commentary. Ganz, widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation, is donating and dedicating this program in honor of the quarter century of Odyssey public programming, and of the 50th Anniversary of the Masters of Liberal Arts program at Hopkins. Special series events include “Directors’ Cut,” featuring seven local and regional theater directors in conversation with theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck; a series on Rethinking the Civil War featuring new interdisciplinary scholarship; and popular lecturer Ori Soltes offering a series on Golden Age Cities. Other arts and humanities offerings include courses on the ever-shifting American “West”; the Harlem Renaissance; Southern women writers; and courses in American Sign Language, and Biblical Hebrew. Other topics include the short story; the art of Edvard Munch; modernism and post-modernism in architecture; contemporary art; and the three-ring circus. Performance-connected courses include the Raisin cycle at CENTERSTAGE, and Rigoletto at Lyric Opera Baltimore. Single session programs include Katherine Newman, the Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, speaking on her book Taxing the Poor; Prof. Benjamin Ginsberg, author of The Fall of the Faculty, speaking on the consequences of corporate models of university governance and development; and Nancy Scheper-Hughes on the international criminal network that feeds on illegal organ transplants. Other topics include herbal medicine, Chinese Gardens, 18th C. Edinburgh, and “Baseball and the Summer of ’68,” and a course in iPhone photography available in class or online. Joyce Luckin of the School of Medicine will take participants to behind the scenes training of student doctors in patientdoctor dialogues. We offer field excursions to Locust Point, the H. L. Mencken House, Rocks State Park, Longwood Gardens, and Baltimore breweries. We wish you a fruitful coming season, and look forward to seeing you in class, and to hearing from you in our ongoing dialogue between the Odyssey Program and our respected constituents.

Music, Cinema, and the Performing Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Special Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Science and Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Medicine, Health, and Humanities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Certificate on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Writing and Communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Photography, Film, and Digital Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Summer 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Cover image: Aspects of Negro Life: Song of the Towers, circa 1934. Detail of mural by Aaron Douglas © Art and Artifacts Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library.

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[single session programs]

The Pre-Constitution Period (1774-89): Lessons for Today

Mark Croatti (see previous page).

This year Philadelphia has celebrated the 225th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and last year also saw the return of the Treaty of Paris Proclamation to Annapolis for the first time since it was ratified in 1784. This document, officially bestowing American independence, was signed by Thomas Mifflin, in his role as the 5th President of the United States in Congress Assembled. In fact, prior to the Constitution and the presidency of George Washington, 14 different men served presidential terms for the unicameral Congress operating under the Articles of Confederation. This lecture asks what we can learn from this “forgotten” first form of American government that might be applied toward solving today’s partisan-fueled gridlock.

918.054.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., Feb. 28, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

18th Century Edinburgh: “The Athens of the North” The story of Edinburgh’s rise to fame as a center of intellectual, architectural and medical innovations is a familiar one, but not so obvious are the complex social, cultural and economic reasons behind that growth. The century that witnessed Scotland’s loss of its political identity as it was absorbed into Great Britain also witnessed the rise of its capital city to international stature. This evening we will wander from the cramped wynds and closes of old Edinburgh to the geometrically designed streets and crescents of the New Town, encountering a host of influential figures of the Scottish enlightenment along the way. 

Mark Croatti teaches Comparative Politics at the George Washington University and has taught Middle Eastern Politics at the United States Naval Academy, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and the University of Oregon.

Mary T. Furgol, Ph.D., a graduate of Edinburgh University and a Scottish historian, is Director of the Montgomery Scholars Honors Program and Professor of History at Montgomery College, Maryland.

918.053.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., Feb. 14, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

918.051.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., Mar. 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Chinese Gardens: Sites of Extravagance, Sanctity, and Learning

Victoria Cass, Ph.D., has her doctorate in Chinese literature and is a former member of the Chinese literature faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder. 918.056.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., Feb. 21, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

What the Arab Spring Means for Israel and the Palestinians Today For the past two years political and social change has slowly rocked the Arab world as democratic movements, protests and, in some cases, revolutions have replaced long-standing authoritarian regimes. The lecture will provide an update 2

Picturing Life: Edward Steichen’s “The Family of Man” Photo by Chen Jianxing

Gardens in Traditional China were a paradox, designed for luxury and lavish self-indulgence on the one hand, and yet for refined scholarly pursuits of the literati, and even mystical communication with the divine, as well. As vast centers of pleasure they served as stages for acting troupes and for magnificent celebrations for great merchant families. But they were also designed to mimic in miniature sublime mountain landscapes recreating the sacred space of the religious recluse. We will visit famous gardens of China to view their spectacular visual effects, and to learn about the families and fortunes that built the gardens, and the paradoxical goals that drove their construction.

“The Family of Man,” Edward Steichen’s 1955 photographic exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, took place within the context of the Cold War, hydrogen bomb testing, and charges of Communists within the U.S. government. The large photographs and accompanying poetic captions formed a narrative of hope, peace and the idea that all people around the world are, essentially, one family. The exhibition, after traveling to other American cities and to 38 foreign countries (including the Soviet Union), was viewed by more than 9 million people. Despite its overwhelming popularity, the exhibition has been criticized as a sentimental spectacle addressed to a public that loved Life magazine and was disdainful of the avant-garde. This talk will examine the social and political contexts of the exhibition, the design of its installation, and the intense critical responses it has engendered. Virginia K. Adams, Ph.D., is an art historian Family of Man, Exhibition Catalog specializing in modern and contemporary art. (MoMA,1955). She has taught art history at the University of Maryland, College Park, Loyola University, Maryland, and Maryland Institute College of Art. 918.045.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., Mar. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 3

Photo courtesy of George Scheper


on not only which countries have seen the most change, but also which nations have seen the most recent turmoil, as well as an analysis on how the unresolved status of the Palestinians has both affected the Arab Spring and been influenced by it.

In the first hour, George Scheper surveys Cuba’s richly diverse cultural history, ranging from indigenous Taino roots, to the syncretistic Catholic/Afro-Cuban religion called Santería, to the Spanish colonial art and architecture that distinguish the island to this day, and the Cuban Revolutionary approaches to culture that remain in tension with international modernist and postmodernist practice. In the second hour, Mark Croatti asks, “After the Castro’s, what happens next?” Almost certainly the end of this decade will see a change in leadership in Cuba, Campesino’s home, Manaca-Iznaga, Cuba either a succession to the military, or to a civilian within or outside of the Communist Party. Whoever leads Cuba, what could a new relationship with the U.S. look like? When the embargo is lifted, how will open trade with Cuba affect the economies and cultures of the two countries? George Scheper (Ph.D., Princeton) directs the Odyssey Program, is Lecturer for the Master of Liberal Arts Program at JHU, and is a speaker on Cuba and other topics for the Maryland Humanities Council. Mark Croatti teaches Comparative Politics at George Washington University and has taught at the United States Naval Academy, UMBC, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and the University of Oregon. 918.055.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., Mar. 21, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Taxing the Poor In this presentation, Dean Newman discusses and updates her analysis of the impact of regressive taxation on poverty-related outcomes in her book Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged (2011), co-authored with Rourke O’Brien, which looks at the way we tax the poor in the United States, particularly in the American South, where poor families are often subject to income taxes, and where regressive sales taxes apply even to food for home consumption, policies which contribute in unrecognized ways to poverty-related problems like obesity, early mortality, high school dropout rates, teen pregnancy, and crime, and demonstrates how sales taxes—intended to replace missing revenues due to political unwillingness to raise property or corporate taxes—actually punish the poor and exacerbate the very conditions that drove them into poverty in the first place. Katherine S. Newman, Ph.D., James B. Knapp Dean of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, is author or co-author of 12 books, focused largely on the subject of the working poor and issues of economic mobility, including, most recently, The Accordion Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition (2012). 918.050.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., Mar. 28, 6:30–8:30 p.m. 4

Wildlife Photography: the Stories Behind the Images

Photo courtesy of George Scheper

Cuba: 500 Years of Multicultural History, and Looming Changes

Based on the speaker’s more than 30 years’ experience photographing birds and other animals in the U.S. and abroad, this lecture covers the strategies, techniques, and equipment required to capture professional wildlife images. The program will include locating, attracting, and approaching wildlife in prime locations, the use of photographic blinds, and stalking techniques, along with discussion of safety and ethical considerations. Irene Hinke-Sacilotto has had photos published by the National Wildlife Federation, the Audubon Society and National Geographic.

Photo courtesy of Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

918.061.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., Apr. 4, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Summer of ‘68 In 1968, the U.S. was rocked by tragedy and sweeping change. It was the year when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, and protests escalated to fiery demonstrations in Chicago. But even as tensions boiled over, something remarkable was happening in major league ballparks across the nation. In Summer of ’68, Tim Wendel takes us on a wild ride, illustrated with photos from his award-winning book, through a tumultuous time when the national pastime came to the rescue, when we needed the game the most. Tim Wendel is the author of 10 books, including Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever. He is a writer in residence at Johns Hopkins University. 918.057.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., Apr. 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Locust Point: Walking Tour Domino still processes sugar on the pier, railroad cars cross the streets, and the bank treats its customers as old friends; Maryland Nautical provides up-to-date charts for commercial ships; and Tide Point’s boardwalk boasts hammocks and Adirondack chairs, along with a great view of the harbor. In addition to hearing stories about the people, history, commerce and architecture of early Baltimore, participants will see how the success of Harbor Place has brought profound changes to the old city enclaves. Zippy Larson is a distinguished Baltimore historian. She lectures on local history and creates custom tours, including for Odyssey, Elderhostel, and Smithsonian Associates. 918.058.01  Locust Point $30  (2 hours) 1 session Sat., Apr. 13, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (tour begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.) 5

The Fall of the Faculty What are the consequences when universities, formerly led by their faculties and driven by the missions of teaching, learning and intellectual production, are instead governed by administrators and staffers often lacking in serious academic background or experience, and driven instead by corporate models of marketing? What happens to “The Idea of the University,” as Newman phrased it, or to the promulgation of the best that has been known and thought in the world, as Matthew Arnold put it, when these ideals are replaced by administrative algorithms of revenue-sourcing? Professor Ginsberg’s lecture probes these questions, in the wake of his thought-provoking and controversial book, The Fall of the Faculty (Oxford, 2011). Benjamin Ginsberg, Ph.D., is David Bernstein Professor of Political Science, and Chair of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at JHU. 918.060.01  Homewood Campus $25 (2 hours)  1 session Thurs., Apr. 18, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

H. L. Mencken House Tour Join biographer Marion Elizabeth Rodgers as she gives a tour of H. L. Mencken’s Baltimore rowhouse, once considered the most famous address in America. Walk through his unique garden and the rooms where Mencken’s books were written. Although this National Historic Landmark is currently closed to the public, and no longer contains Mencken’s furnishings, this private tour will give an inside glimpse as to why 1524 Hollins street was, as Mencken said, “as much a part of me as my two hands.” Students responsible for entrance donation of $3 at the door. Marion Elizabeth Rodgers is the author of the biography, Mencken: The American Iconoclast and the editor of other acclaimed Mencken editions. She has also worked as a Study Leader with Smithsonian Journeys. 918.035.01  Mencken Home: 1524 Hollins Street $30  (2 hours) 1 session Sat., Apr. 20, 10 a.m.–noon lecture and tour 918.035.02  Mencken Home: 1524 Hollins Street $30  (2 hours) 1 session Sat., Apr. 20, 1–3 p.m. lecture and tour

Monuments to Heaven: Baltimore’s Historic Houses of Worship

Finding Your Vision in Black & White: What the Masters Can Teach Us In this introduction to B & W photography, we’ll review and discuss the work of such masters as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Arnold Newman, Helmut Newton, Elliot Erwitt, Diane Arbus, Jim Marshall, Herman Leonard and Michael Kenna. We’ll focus on composition, light, texture, and subject, as we wrestle with the question: what makes a “great” photograph? We’ll touch briefly on shooting techniques, and examine such concepts as framing, leading lines, secondary focal points, geometric relationships, points of view, timing, and tonal contrast, all aimed at helping you refine your eye and your craft as you shape your own individual vision. Leo Howard Lubow is a writer, educator, and award-winning photographer whose specialties include portraiture, promotional images, and fine art prints, many of which may be seen at

Look inside Baltimore’s historic houses of worship. Designed by leading architects, these structures are Baltimore’s treasures. Famous artisans designed their windows, statuary, mosaics, and carvings. This slide/lecture presentation will focus on the neighborhoods, ethnic groups, and individuals responsible for building Baltimore’s churches and synagogues. Hear the stories of famous Baltimoreans connected with many of these historic houses of worship.

918.059.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., May 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Lois Zanow works for the Baltimore City Life Museums and provides tours of Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Annapolis. Sally Johnston was director of the Flag House Museum and has worked at many of Baltimore’s historic sites. They are co-authors of Monuments to Heaven: Baltimore’s Historic Houses of Worship.

Trading on Desperation: the Illegal Transnational Trafficking in Organ Transplant Surgery, page 24.

See also: Backyard Pharmacy: Culinary Herbs and Wild Plants as First Aid, page 23.

918.022.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., Apr. 25, 6:30–8:30 p.m. 6


Perspectives: MULTI-SPEAKER LECTURE SERIES Directors’ Cut: Conversations with Artistic Directors of Area Theaters J. Wynn Rousuck, Program Coordinator Baltimore’s arts scene is burgeoning and theaters are leading the charge, anchoring the city’s arts districts. Shaping the vision of every successful theater is a passionate artistic director. This series will give you the rare chance to hear from the creative leaders of a wide cross-section of theaters. Six Baltimore theater companies and one nearby new-play festival will be represented. These range from large and established (CENTERSTAGE, celebrating its 50th anniversary and designated the State Theater of Maryland) to small and up-and-coming (threeyear-old Iron Crow Theatre Company). Feb. 11  Vincent M. Lancisi, Founding Artistic Director, Everyman Theatre Vincent M. Lancisi, has, since founding Everyman in October 1990, directed more than 35 productions there, including August: Osage County, the inaugural production in the theater’s new Fayette Street home. He also has taught acting and directing at Towson University, University of Maryland, The Catholic University of America, and Howard Community College. He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and sits on the board of Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc., and has been on the boards of the Baltimore Theatre Alliance and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. Feb. 18  Aaron Heinsman, Former Board President of the Strand Theater Company Steven Satta-Fleming, Artistic Director, Iron Crow Theatre Company Aaron Heinsman, Director of Development for the Maryland Humanities Council, is the former Board President of the Strand Theater Company, and has also served as the board president of DC-based theater company, theHegira [sic], both dedicated to exploring and promoting women’s artistic voices. He has also worked with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, and at CENTERSTAGE, including as Public Relations Director, along with college and graduate work in theater arts and theater history at Loyola Marymount University and the University of Texas at Austin. Steven Satta-Fleming is a founding member of Iron Crow, a theater company that “challenges assumptions, skews perceptions, and re-imagines theatrical forms to engage the voices of the diverse reality in which we live.” An Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Acting Track for the Department of Theatre Arts at Towson University, he has conducted workshops in gender and sexual orientation for diversity conferences around the country, and was recipient of a 2009 National Teaching Artist Award from the Kennedy Center. Acting credits range from The Ridiculous Theatrical Company to The Metropolitan Opera.


Feb. 25  Nathan A. Cooper, Artistic Director, Single Carrot Theatre Donald Owens, Artistic Director, Arena Players Nathan A. Cooper was part of a group of recent graduates of the University of Colorado who moved to Baltimore in 2007 to create Single Carrot Theatre. He became the theater’s artistic director in August 2011, after serving as its director of finance. He is an actor, director, and set builder. Last season he played Joseph Cornell in Hotel Cassiopeia, by Charles Mee, and directed MilkMilkLemonade [sic], by Joshua Conkel. This season he will direct The Tropic of X, by Caridad Svich, and perform in A Sorcerer’s Journey. Donald Owens has for the past decade been artistic director of Arena Players, the country’s oldest continuously operating African-American community theater, currently located in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District. A director (stage and television), actor, writer, singer, and teacher for more than 50 years, he is also artistic director of Studio 801, Arena Players’ adult theater training program. He is a longtime regional judge in playwriting and an acting coach for the NAACP’s ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics), and past president of the former Baltimore Theatre Alliance. March 4  Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director, CENTERSTAGE Kwame Kwei-Armah is an award-winning British playwright, director, actor, and broadcaster. His triptych of plays chronicling the struggles of the British African-Caribbean community in London (Elmina’s Kitchen, Fix Up, and Statement of Regret) premiered at the National Theatre between 2003-2007, making him the first Black British playwright produced in London’s West End. Elmina’s Kitchen and Let There be Love each made American debuts at CENTERSTAGE. He is Chancellor of the University of the Arts London and has served on the boards of London’s National and Tricycle theaters and as artistic director of the 2010 World Arts Festival in Senegal. In 2012 he was named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. March 11  Ed Herendeen, Founder and Producing Director, Contemporary American Theater Festival Ed Herendeen founded CATF in Shepherdstown, WV, in 1991 to produce and develop new American plays. In the past 22 seasons, the festival has produced 95 new plays, among them 34 world premieres and nine commissions, including works by Lee Blessing, Jeffrey Hatcher, and Joyce Carol Oates. He has also worked at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He is on the board of Theatre Communications Group, and has served on the Admissions Committee for New Dramatists, and as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. Because theater schedules can change unexpectedly, some speakers are subject to availability. Moderated by J. Wynn Rousuck, the award-winning theater critic for the Baltimore Sun from 1984–2007 and the current theater critic for WYPR. 912.519.01  Homewood Campus $155  (10 hours) 5 sessions Mon., Feb. 11–Mar. 11, 7–8:30 p.m.


Rethinking the American Civil War: Exactly What Was It?

under enemy fire. What happened next has remained a matter of conjecture and legend—until now. This talk will try to clarify what actually happened during those days. Benjamin F. Cooling, Ph.D., is author or co-author of many Civil War histories, including Mr. Lincoln’s Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington, and the forthcoming Attack at Fort Stevens.

Martin K. Gordon, Ph. D., Program Coordinator

Not just the brutal nature of the American Civil War, but also its enduring legacies, lie across our national consciousness as do few other events in our history. Its causes, its battles, and impacts on the home front, the war’s outcomes, and its consequences that affect the country to this day, all continue to preoccupy us. Buffs, scholars, descendants of the soldiers, even curious newcomers to this country all are caught up in the study of our Civil War. This series offers fresh ways of looking at this war. Designed to equip participants not only with the history but also with insights into selected key events, attendees subsequently will be able to read about and discuss the war, and tour its historic sites, with greater perceptiveness.

April 18  Tennessee’s 1863 War as a Turning Point  In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the “Gateway to the Deep South.” The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September; however, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops with the victory and with control of that key transportation hub. This lecture suggests that those 1863 campaigns in Tennessee, concluded by U.S. Grant, were actually more important to the outcome of the war than both Vicksburg and Gettysburg. Richard L. DiNardo, Ph.D., is Professor for National Security Affairs at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College at Quantico, Virginia; author of articles on the Civil War, and co-editor of James Longstreet: The Man, the Soldier, the Controversy (1998).

April 4  A View of Men of Color who Participated in the War  The period that began with an announcement by President Abraham Lincoln of the Emancipation Proclamation and ended with his assassination and the surrender of the rebellious armies marked a dramatic transformation for Americans of African descent. Among those in the vanguard of change were roughly 200,000 men of color who had enlisted in the Union army and navy. Many black soldiers, like their white counterparts, rushed off to photography studios to pose for their portraits; the speaker will discuss the role of photography during the war, show surviving examples of rare images of African American soldiers, and share stories from their personal accounts and other primary source documents. Ronald S. Coddington is a contributing author to the New York Times series “Disunion,” a columnist for the Civil War News, and author of three books of soldier stories, Pvt. Abram Garvin, 108th U.S. Colored including African American Faces of the Infantry. From Ron Coddington, African Civil War. After class book signing by American Faces of the Civil War: an Album the author. April 11  The Defenses of Washington, D.C., Fort Stevens and President Lincoln  During the war years, Washington became one of the most heavily fortified cities in the world. In 1864, Robert E. Lee mounted his last offensive into Maryland, aimed at Washington and other strategic targets. As Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early, commanding the invasion, attacked Fort Stevens on June 11/12, President Lincoln came out to watch from the walls of the fort, becoming the only president ever to come 10

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March 28  Reflections on the Civil War  Arguing that the Civil War started in the west, and not just “bleeding Kansas,” and then became truly national, this holistic overview will begin in the 1850s and end in 1865, when the shooting stopped. Was a military solution to the nation’s divisions inevitable? And if so, why did it start in 1860 and not earlier or later? How should we interpret the war’s unfolding, especially its military and political turning points? Martin K. Gordon, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

April 25  The Civil War and the American Economy  Labor markets throughout the U.S. were impacted as the able-bodied went to war and left the workforce, and the emancipation of slaves had a complex impact on the American economy. How was manufacturing affected by the war? What were the federal and state roles in economic development? How did military principles of organization affect the development of American management, and what role did the fortunes made by well-placed contractors have in the entrepreneurship of the post-war decades? William H. Becker, Ph.D., Professor of History and International Affairs, and Chair, Department of History, The George Washington University, is author or co-author of books on business history, business-government relations, and the institutions of international economy. May 2  What was Reconstruction, Really?  The many myths about the Union’s occupation of the conquered Southern states between 1865 and 1877 will be examined and replaced with an analysis of why the occupation was more successful than many have believed. With no experience to guide either Congress or the Army in the matter, it was a combination of ideology and righteousness, political expediency, desire for revenge, and an interest in just doing what was right, that all came together under Reconstruction. This discussion will end where Reconstruction did, with the results of the centennial year election of 1876, one of the most corrupt and controversial elections in our nation’s history. Martin K. Gordon, Ph.D., Program Coordinator May 9  A Different War?  Could the Civil War have been fought differently? This presentation considers whether the North could have achieved victory more quickly, and at less cost, than it did, by adopting alternative strategies, operational plans, or tactics. It also will question whether the South could have won the war by changing how it practiced these same three levels of warfare. This wide-ranging presentation will encourage the class to re-examine Civil War strategies, operations, and tactics. Perry D. Jamieson, Ph.D. popular Odyssey lecturer and author of Attack and Die and four other books about the Civil War and its aftermath. Coordinator Martin K. Gordon, Ph. D., is a popular Odyssey series coordinator and speaker. Adjunct Professor of History, University of Maryland University College and consulting editor, military policy, Scarecrow Press. 910.703.01  Homewood Campus $162  (10.5 hours) 7 sessions Thurs., Mar. 28–May 9, 7:30–9 p.m. 11

Great Writers in Small Doses: the Short Story

Arts AND HUMANITIES Settler Empire: Early America and Its Successive ‘Wests’ Source: Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

There are many competing popular and scholarly understandings of American expansion and “the West.” Throughout the course of early American history, America’s “frontiers” were “transitory Wests,” and at different periods “the West” has been variously located: every part of the U.S. was once a “frontier,” every region was once a “West.” This course explores American western expansion as a window onto early American history, from the first settlements of the 17th century to the “closing of the frontier” at the end of the John Gast, American Progress, 1872. Chromolithograph published by George A. Crofutt. 19th, reflecting the diverse perspectives of Native Americans, and of Hispanic and other Euro-American settlers. Informed by recent scholarship, this course will locate the “American West” in the broader context of transnational and global history.

Anyone who believes that short stories differ from novels only in length has clearly never read a great one. In this course, using selections different from earlier sections, we will read and analyze selected short stories by some of the world’s greatest past masters, including Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, Faulkner, Chekhov, Kafka, Guy de Maupassant, Somerset Maugham, Kate Chopin, D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Flannery O’Connor, and Eudora Welty, as well as moderns such as Alice Walker, Cynthia Ozick, and Jhumpa Lahiri. Discussions focus on theme, setting, and historical/cultural contexts but, above all, on artistry. Required text: 40 Short Stories, A Portable Anthology, 4th edition, edited by Beverly Lawn (Bedford/St. Martin’s). Lynne Agress, Ph.D., has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Goucher, and Smith Colleges, and University of Maryland, and is president of BWB-Business and Legal Writing. She is author of The Feminine Irony and Working with Words. 911.275.01  Homewood Campus $186  (12 hours) 6 sessions Mon., Apr. 15–May 20, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Nadav Soltes.

Pete Kakel, Ph.D., is a research historian and lecturer. He received his doctoral degree in Modern History from Royal Holloway College, University of London, and is the author of The American West and the Nazi East: A Comparative and Interpretive Perspective. 910.702.01  Homewood Campus $186  (12 hours) 6 sessions Mon., Feb. 18–Apr. 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No class Mar. 18.

Southern Women Writers: Better, Worse, or Just Unique? How do Southern women poets, playwrights, and fiction writers differ from their male counterparts in terms of theme, characterization, style, and point of view? We will explore these questions in different literary genres, beginning with poems by two Black women, Margaret Walker of Alabama and Nikki Giovanni of Tennessee, and two White women with Baltimore roots, Josephine Jacobsen and Adrienne Rich. Next we examine Lillian Hellman’s play The Little Foxes, set in Alabama at the turn of the 20th century, and Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart, a contemporary drama about three Mississippi sisters. We conclude with discussions of short stories by women born in Georgia, Texas, and Mississippi, respectively: Flannery O’Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, and Eudora Welty. Nancy Norris-Kniffin, Ph.D., Director Emerita of the JHU Master of Liberal Arts program, continues to teach courses in that program as well as for Odyssey and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 911.276.01  Homewood Campus $186  (12 hours) 6 sessions Wed., Apr. 3–May 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence.

Golden Ages: Cities that have Shaped Western Civilization At key historical moments, certain cities have become extraordinary foci for path-breaking political, cultural and scientific events. Such “golden ages” may last for just a generation, or for over a century, and after they ebb, they leave behind consequences that have transformed the world in which we live. This series of all-day seminars focuses on four cities, each of which has, for an extended golden moment, stood out as a hotbed of cultural creativity and accomplishment. March 9 Classical Athens In the decades from the start of the Persian Wars (c. 490 BCE) to the end of the Peloponnesian Wars (c. 403 BCE), 5th century Athens saw spectacular developments in visual art, literature, philosophy, historiography, and science, including Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes in drama; Protagoras, Socrates, and Plato in philosophy; Phidias and Polyklitos in art; and Perikles and Thucydides in public life and letters. March 23 Classicizing Rome From the end of the Republic to the demise of Nero, Rome established itself as the political and military center of the Western world, building upon the achievements of the Greeks and the Etruscans, drawing to itself the outstanding minds of the era, from renowned figures in art, poetry,



April 6 Renaissance Florence From Giotto to Michelangelo, the Florentines refocused and explored how we see, how two-dimensional illusion relates to threedimensional reality; from Dante to Pico della Mirandola, Florentine poets and philosophers emulated the Platonic academy in philosophical engagement; and from Brunelleschi to Galileo, Florentines carried the synthesis of art and science to new dizzying heights. April 20 Paris, from Impressionism to WW II Paris arrived at its dominant position as a world cultural capital when, in the wake of new discoveries in optics and spectroscopy, Impressionism came into its own. Paris never looked back, becoming at once the center of tradition and innovation, of conservatism and revolution, as every form of creativity was drawn to the City of Light. Ori Z. Soltes, Ph.D., teaches interdisciplinary courses at Georgetown University; he is the author of over 200 articles, exhibition catalogues, essays, and books on religion and culture, including Our Sacred Signs: How Jewish, Christian and Muslim Art Draw from the Same Source; and Jews on Trial: From Jesus to Jonathan Pollard. 910.705.01  Homewood Campus $390  (26 hours) 4 all-day sessions Sat., Mar. 9–Apr. 20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., with breaks and lunch hour.

Contemporary Art: Critical Figures and Key Moves We focus on six pivotal figures in contemporary art who emerged within widely divergent political, social, and artistic contexts in North America and Western Europe, and whose work reflects key directions in art since the 1950’s: Robert Rauschenberg, whose “combines” of the 1950s marked a considered turn from Abstract Expressionism, and reflected undercurrents in American postwar culture; Gerhard Richter, whose life spanned the Nazi and East German regimes, and whose move to West Germany led to an art of complex juxtaposition; Bernd Becher of the Dusseldorf Art Academy and his wife Hilla, who applied the concept of the archive in photographing aging industrial buildings; Cindy Sherman, whose signature photographic works interrogate the cultural production of female identity; and Liam Gillick, whose structural and text-based installations constitute a major contribution to the interactive art mode known as “relational aesthetics.” Virginia K. Adams, Ph.D. is an art historian specializing in modern and contemporary art. She has taught art history at the University of Maryland, College Park, Loyola University, and Maryland Institute College of Art. 910.711.01  Homewood Campus $186  (12 hours) 6 sessions Wed., Apr. 3–May 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Genealogy: Furthering Your Family Research Genealogy is a rewarding pastime enjoyed by millions of people. With the range of ancestry records now on line, those interested in family history have a wealth of information readily available. Designed for both novice and experienced genealogists, this course covers a broad spectrum of topics, including tricks of the trade, reference resources, cemetery sleuthing and more. The search for ancestors is never really complete even after learning how to begin the search in the first place. This course will expand your capabilities to heighten both interest and skills in delving into the depths of family history. More than 60% of Americans today claim ancestry from the 23 Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. largest European heritage groups, and other common ethnic groups include African, West Indian, Latin American, and Asian. Don’t let unfamiliar records and language barriers thwart your search for your family roots. This course is a must for those who want to unearth the story of their family’s past. William E. Wilson, Jr., is a professional genealogist with over 20 years conducting research. He holds a graduate degree from Brigham Young University in family history/genealogy. 910.707.01  Homewood Campus $279  (18 hours) 9 sessions Mon., Feb. 11–Apr. 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No class Mar. 25.

Reports of Healing and Mighty Deeds in the Bible: A Cultural Approach Insights from anthropology help to understand and interpret the “healing events” and “wonders” as understood by those who wrote and heard the biblical reports which readers from another time and culture interpret as “miracles.” This course focuses especially on the “healing events” (including exorcisms) and “wonders,” (such as Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee) reported in the New Testament. The aim is to appreciate these indigenous Middle Eastern reports in their cultural context with the aid of concepts provided by the cross-cultural discipline, medical anthropology. John J. Pilch, Ph.D. (Marquette University) has taught the Introduction to Biblical Literature course at Georgetown University for the past eighteen years. His book, Healing in the New Testament: Insights from Medical and Mediterranean Anthropology Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000, was the result of his experience on the clinical faculty of preventive medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (1974-1988). His most recent book is Cultural Handbook for the Bible (Eerdmans, 2012). 910.717.01 Homewood Campus $186 (6 sessions) Wed. Feb. 13–Mar. 27, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No class Feb. 27.



George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress

historiography, science, and jurisprudence, to the anonymous creators of monumental public works and stunning wall-paintings.

Lecture and Field Study

“Form follows function”—“the house is a machine for living in” —“less is more”—“less is a bore.” Where on earth did these architectural catch phrases originate, and what did they mean to the people who coined them and attempted to express them in their designs for buildings? In this course we study some of the major architectural theories and design trends from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries, a turbulent and complicated period in the history of architecture commonly known as Modernism and Postmodernism. Topics and personalities discussed include Expressionism, the Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, urbanism, functionalism, and, of course, Frank Lloyd Wright.

William “Nick the Baltimore Beertrekker” Nichols, M.S. in Environmental Science (Krieger School, JHU); as adjunct faculty of JHU Intersession, and Howard Community College, he has taught Beer History and Appreciation classes for 10 years. 910.713.01  Homewood Campus $78  (5 hours) 2 sessions Class session:  Thurs., May 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Field trip:  Sat., May 4, Noon–3 p.m.

The Circus: Rings Around the World Lectures and Field Study If you ever wanted to run away and join the circus, step right up for this colorful course! Using a range of visual materials, this class looks at the evolution of traveling performances in early European fairs that gradually evolved into the contemporary American three-ring circus spectacle. Classes focus on the development of circus acts, their specialized techniques, and the logistics of moving a big show from city to city, along with literary and cinematic portrayals of the circus, as well as contemporary issues and changing modes of presentation, as in the case of Cirque du Soleil. Our March 31 session is an interactive brunch with stars and staff of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth, prior to special access for a live performance. Richard Flint, MA, is past president of the Circus Historical Society, a published author, and recipient of a NEH fellowship for a study of the history and traditions of the circus and its people. 910.575.01  Homewood Campus $195  (14 hours) 5 sessions (tuition includes breakfast with performers and entrance fee to circus) Lectures:  Wed., Feb. 27–Mar. 27, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No class Mar. 13. Field Study:  Sun., Mar. 31, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. at 1st Mariner Arena.

Martin Perschler, Ph.D. in the history of architecture from the University of Virginia, is an Architectural Historian who lectures on architectural topics, including Baltimore architecture, at Johns Hopkins University. 910.714.01  Homewood Campus $140  (9 hours) 6 sessions Wed., Apr. 3–May 8, 7–8:30 p.m.

Harlem Renaissance A study of the political landscape, material conditions, and aesthetic principles that produced the creativity of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City in the 1920’s and 30’s. Beyond Harlem itself, the movement had a major influence on French speaking writers from the Caribbean and Africa living in Paris, and the Harlem Renaissance has continued to influence later generations. James Weldon Johnson applauded the movement as a “flowering of Negro literature,” but the expressive culture of the Harlem Renaissance also included drama, visual art, popular entertainment, religious expression, and intellectual analysis. In the midst of campaigns of segregation and heightened anti-black violence, African Gordon Parks, “Portrait of Langston Hughes,” published 1943 Americans responded by reclaiming the right to represent and express their realities. Recommended readings: The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance, ed. Alain Locke (Touchstone); and W. E. B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk (Dover). Vivian Newman, Ph.D. in African American Studies (Temple University), currently teaches at Towson University, and has taught at Coppin State, Essex County College, and Kean University, as well as on-line courses in political science and political economy. 910.712.01  Homewood Campus $186  (12 hours) 6 sessions Wed., Apr. 3–May 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m.


Lever House, NYC (1952); architect: Gordon Bunshaft


Photo courtesy the Library of Congress

A lecture and field excursion by a self-proclaimed “Beer (history) Nut,” for lovers of history and of fine ale. Nick’s seminar will present brewing and beer drinking history, from 10,000 BC through Prohibition and up to the current Craft Beer Revolution, offering anecdotes and reflections on significant developments in global, U.S., and Baltimore brewing history. Then, a Saturday field trip offers a guided F. Klemm’s Bock Beer poster circa 1880. tour through significant locations of Baltimore brewing history. We will nosh and sample beers along the way. Enrollment limited to 20.

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike; photographer “Beyond My Ken”

Modernism and Postmodernism in Architecture

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress

Hops and History: Baltimore Beer and Breweries

Edvard Munch: His Creative Power in Symbolic Expressions

Bodil Ottesen, Ph.D., was a museum educator with the Baltimore Museum of Art for many years and teaches art history at the University of Maryland and the Maryland Institute College of Art. 910.715.01  Homewood Campus $ 93  (6 hours) 3 sessions Mon., Apr. 22–May 6, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Bibliotheca Fictiva: 5,000 Years of Forgeries, Hoaxes, & Fakes This course focuses on the recent acquisition by JHU’s Sheridan Libraries of the Bibliotheca Fictiva, the most comprehensive collection in the world of rare books and manuscripts on the history of forgery. Lectures begin with “In the Footsteps of Noah: Rewriting the Old Testament and the History of the World,” then move on to “Apostolic Fiddling: New Testament Psuedo-epigraphy.” We turn to the classical world with “Trojan Fakes, Athenian Forgeries, & Roman Impostors,” followed by “Stains upon the Ivory Tower,” a look at scholarly forgeries of the Middle Ages and Renaissance: With “’Shakespeare Wrote This’: Literary Forgery from the Renaissance to the Victorian Age,” we examine Bardolatry and Shakespearean forgery. The course concludes with an entertaining session on “Tall Tales: Travel Liars, Practical Jokers, and Modern Hoaxes.” Earle Havens, Ph.D., is the William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Department of Special Collections, The Sheridan Libraries, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University.


Photo courtesy of George Scheper

The work of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1864-1944) has fascinated the public for over a hundred years, including a pop culture fixation on “The Scream”; the version recently auctioned for $120 million is now on display at MoMA in NYC through April 2013. This course begins with a focus on Munch’s youth, his exposure to death and deadly diseases from early childhood, and his early years in Paris and Berlin, where he composed the famous “Frieze of Life” cycle. We continue with Munch’s middle years in his native Norway, where he consolidated his status and recognition, and conclude with Munch’s mature years, his self-portraits, and his interest in printmaking, especially in woodcuts.

Performing Arts

Center for Liberal Arts Special Event A benefit concert on behalf of the 50th Anniversary of the Masters of Liberal Arts Program and a Quarter Century of Odyssey Public Programming

Brian Ganz: An Evening with Frédéric Chopin: Performance and Commentary The Romantic composer Frédéric Chopin is best known as a superb craftsman of gemlike miniatures for the piano. His collection of 24 such gems, his Preludes, Op. 28, is perhaps his greatest work, and one of the highest peaks of piano literature. In an all-Chopin program featuring a complete performance of the Preludes, pianist Brian Ganz will discuss and illustrate Chopin’s genius for musical poetry as deep and rich as it is brief, a genius which prompted fellow composer Robert Schumann to call Chopin the “boldest, the proudest poet soul of his time.”  Brian Ganz, widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation, is Artist-inResidence at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a member of the piano faculty at Peabody Brian Ganz. Conservatory, was winner of a First Grand Photo credit: Bruno Murialdo Prize in the Marguerite Long Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris, and a Silver Medalist in the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Piano Competition. He performs internationally with orchestras and as soloist and is currently engaged in a ten-year project to perform all the works of Chopin at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. He is artisteditor of the Schirmer Performance Edition of Chopin’s Preludes (2005). Pre-registration required. 912.518.01  Homewood Campus, Shriver Hall $25  (1 1/2 hours) 1 session Tues., Apr. 9, 7–8:30 p.m.

911.278  Homewood Campus $186   (12 hours) 6 sessions Wed., Feb. 13–Apr. 3, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No class Feb. 27 and Mar. 20.



Curtain Up! —The Raisin Cycle SCIENCE AND

Claudia McNeil and Sidney Poitier in the 1961 movie, “A Raisin in the Sun”

J. Wynn Rousuck was the award-winning theater critic of the Baltimore Sun for more than two decades. She is currently the theater critic at WYPR. 912.520.01  $ 99  (3 sessions: lectures and technical rehearsal and tour, without performance tickets for Clybourne Park and Beneatha’s Place, 6.5 hours) 912.520.02  $146  (5 sessions, including performance tickets for Clybourne Park and Beneatha’s Place, 11 hours) Class sessions:  Thurs., Apr. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. & Apr. 18, 6:30–9 p.m., Homewood Campus Technical rehearsal plus tour:  Thurs., May 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at CENTERSTAGE Performances:  Thurs., Apr. 25 (Clybourne Park) and Thurs., May 9 (Beneatha’s Place), 7 p.m. at CENTERSTAGE

Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi is one of the seminal Italian opera composers; the musical world is celebrating his 200th birthday in 2013 with a world wide-celebration of his lyric dramas. Rigoletto is one of his most complex works, with such disparate characters as a curse-obsessed hunchback, his doe-eyed virginal daughter, and her amoral aristocratic seducer. Based on “Le roi s’amuse” by Victor Hugo, this work is just as shocking today as it was in the 19th century, with its frank depictions of love, lust and moral squalor. Musically speaking, it bridges the gap between bel canto and Italian romanticism, and the drama is gripping from beginning to end, as we witness seduction, spiritual annihilation, torture, and death. James Harp, M.M., performer, conductor, and composer, is the Artistic Director of Lyric Opera Baltimore.

Galileo and the Birth of Modern Science

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A groundbreaking work more than a half-century ago, A Raisin in the Sun continues to inspire audiences and playwrights as well. Two new plays at CENTERSTAGE were written in direct response to Lorraine Hansberry’s wrenching drama about a working class AfricanAmerican family. Clybourne Park (Bruce Norris’ 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner) Credit: Columbia Pictures/Photofest and Beneatha’s Place (a world premiere by CENTERSTAGE artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah) will be presented in rotating repertory. This course includes a look at the background of the plays and playwrights; a screening and discussion of the classic 1961 Claudia McNeil-Sidney Poitier film; a technical rehearsal of Beneatha’s Place and behindthe-scenes tour, explaining the logistics of the rotating repertory; and the option of two performances followed by discussions: Clybourne Park, and Beneatha’s Place.


Galileo’s experimental observations with the telescope and his empirical investigation of mechanics altered the face of science and gave birth to our current modern world-view. Before Galileo, all astronomical observation was performed by the naked eye and conceptualized within the classical view of an earth-centered universe. Galileo’s observations and experiments changed all that and introduced into science a new form of realism that brought it into conflict with the prevailing medieval models of scientific evidence. Few of Galileo’s texts are actually read today as products of the Renaissance Italian culture that produced them, but we will read two of Galileo’s most important works, not only as scientific productions but also as cultural artifacts that give a window into the intellectual world of early 17th century Europe. John W. Hessler is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Senior Cartographic Librarian at the Library of Congress. He has written extensively on the history of cartography and is currently a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress. 914.555.01  $186 (12 hours) 6 sessions (lectures only) Homewood Campus 914.555.02  $217 (14 hours) includes lectures and field study Lectures:  Thurs., Feb. 14–Mar. 21, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Field study:  Fri., Mar. 15, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., to Library of Congress for a guided tour of Galileo material and books. Students provide their own transportation.

Introduction to Bird Watching Lectures and Field Study This course will focus on identification of characteristics of seven basic bird families. This strategy gives beginning and intermediate birders better tools with which they can more effectively determine specific identifications. The course includes lectures that cover identification of field marks, basic bird biology, the use of field guides, and birding by habitat. Two field trips will allow participants to test their knowledge in the field while enjoying colorful and song filled spring migration, first to areas in Central Maryland in search of migrating warblers and other songbirds as they head north to breed; secondly, an all-day visit to Bombay Hook, DE to see flocks of returning shorebirds, herons, waterfowl, eagles, and songbirds. Participants provide their own transportation. John Canoles, ecologist/naturalist, has over 20 years of experience as a recognized bird watcher with the Hawk Migration Association of North America, the Maryland Ornithological Society and the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources. 914.081.01  Homewood Campus, plus field trips $248 (16 hours) 4 sessions Lectures:  Wed., May 1 and May 15, 6:30–8:30 pm Field studies:  Sat., May 4, 8 a.m.–noon. Central Maryland (locations to be determined) Sat., May 18, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Bombay Hook, DE. Students meet earlier to arrange carpooling.

912.215.01  $48 (lectures only, 3 hours) 2 sessions 912.215.02  $179 (lectures and performance) Lectures:  Sat., May 4 and 11, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Homewood Campus Performance:  Sun., May 19, 3 p.m. Lyric Opera House 20


Exploring Rocks State Park: The Land and Legends


Lecture and Field Study

914.554.01  Homewood Campus $77 (4/5 hours) 2 sessions Class session:  Thurs., May 16, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Field study:  Sat., May 25, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Rocks State Park, rain or shine.

Science for Artists and Poets Some may say that science takes away from the beauty of the stars—as mere globs of atoms of gas. But nothing is “mere.” The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination: poised on this carousel Earth, my eye catches million-year-old light, in a vast pattern of which I am myself a part. It does no harm to the mystery to know a little more about it. We will explore together the evolution of the science of the universe, from the infinitesimal atoms fueling stellar furnaces, to the photons that play upon droplets and fling rainbows across the sky, and the white surf formed by mountains of molecules just doing what they do! We will survey the basics of classical physics, as conceived in the 17th to 19th centuries, and quantum physics and relativity, as conceived by 20th century science, concluding with an overview of contemporary scientific theorizing on the basis of life and its co-evolution with the Earth’s climate and biosphere. Forrest Hall, Ph.D., trained in mathematical physics, currently a climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight center, will lead us on a science odyssey, exploring in depth the physical, and mathematical framework underlying the phenomena of the cosmos in language understandable to the non-specialist. 914.553.01  Homewood Campus $186  (12 hours) 6 sessions Mon., Apr. 8-May 13, 7–9 p.m.

As health care costs dominate budget concerns in the United States, we identify chronic illness as the number one health care policy priority across America. When we look at our current health care system and identify excessive use of technologies, dependency on pharmaceuticals and high administrative costs, we ask ourselves, how do we move forward correcting today’s health care problems? Leading healthcare experts call for a transformational change within the culture of American healthcare to include prevention and lifestyle or integrative medicine to move people and communities to a state of optimal health. The course will include an examination of America’s health care culture; an introduction to integrative healthcare and preventive lifestyle healthcare toward a culture of wellness in the United States; and consideration of how such changes will impact the healthcare industry. Jacqueline Friedman Kreinik, R.N., M.S., C.M.C., is a Nurse Gerontologist and serves on the Associate Graduate Faculty of Towson University, and as Senior Manager of Elder Care Management, Jewish Community Services, Baltimore, MD. 914.548.01  Homewood Campus $124  (8 hours) 4 sessions Thurs., Mar. 14–Apr. 4, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Backyard Pharmacy: Culinary Herbs and Wild Plants as First Aid and Medicine The practice of medicine in traditional and indigenous cultures has been rooted primarily in the use of plants, an emphasis that prevailed even in the mainstream U.S. pharmacopoeia through the mid-20th century. The chemicals naturally occurring in wild and domesticated vegetation, which protect the plants from their external pathogens and predators, can be effective and protective in animal and human bodies as well. We will explore some common culinary herbs and backyard plants used as medicinals, with reference to current scientific research on herbal medicine. Georganne “Geo” Derick, RH (AHG), M.S. (herbal medicine, Tai Sophia Institute), is a registered clinical herbalist certified by the American Herbalist Guild, and a frequent lecturer in university and community venues. 914.549.01  Homewood Campus $46  (3 hours) 1 session Sat., Apr. 27, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.



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Captain Peyton Taylor, Executive Director Conservation Corps and Interpretation Maryland Park Service, has been a Maryland park ranger for almost 30 years, who began her career at Rocks State Park, near where she grew up in Harford County.

Preventive Healthcare: Culture of American Medicine Photo courtesy Peyton Taylor

The King and Queen Seat towers over the Deer Creek Valley, considered by many to be the most dramatic rock formation and vista in central Maryland. Nearly as dramatic are the myths and legends that surround this historic place, including tales of Native Americans, both fanciful fables and other, more historical, tales. Join our exploration of folklore and history, along with the flora, fauna, and geology of this treasured corner of Harford County, Maryland, and its history as a Maryland State Park. For the field trip, we will meet at Rocks, about 33 miles or an hour’s drive, from campus.

Trading on Desperation: the Illegal Transnational Trafficking in Organ Transplant Surgery In organ trafficking court cases around the world, along with reviled ‘organs brokers’ and their assistant kidney hunters, the accused have included blood technicians, hospital administrators, medical insurance executives, kidney buyers, translators, travel agents, nurses, safe house operators, and transplant surgeons and nurses who were charged with organized crime, human trafficking, fraud, and contravening organ and tissue laws. Drawing on key informant interviews with the surgeons involved in these complicated transactions, Scheper-Hughes will explore the moral reasoning, defense, and the limits of responsibility and culpability of transplant surgeons who, knowingly or not, have been complicit in international transplant trafficking. Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of Medical Anthropology, Director, Organs Watch, University of California, Berkeley, has conducted 15 years of ethnographic and investigative research into international criminal networks of transplant trafficking. 914.552.01  Homewood Campus $25  (2 hours) 1 session Thurs., May 9, 6:30–8:30 p.m.



Endorsed by the Maryland Department of Aging The Johns Hopkins Certificate on Aging is designed to meet the needs of those who serve aging adults and their families. Courses are constructed with a broad range of disciplines in mind and are particularly relevant to caregivers, clergy, financial planners, lawyers, nurses, educators, social workers, and therapists, among other professions. Courses may be taken individually. Those wishing to pursue the Certificate must matriculate in the program, complete four required courses, four electives, and a capstone project. The Certificate can be finished in just over one year at a total cost of approximately $2,600. For more information on the Certificate Program, visit or call 410-516-7428.

Need Continuing Education Credits? We offer the opportunity for Maryland licensed social workers, professional counselors and therapists to earn continuing education credits needed to maintain licensure. Courses are approved for category 1 credit for CEUs as defined by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Patient-Doctor Dialogues Have you ever wondered how doctors learn how to communicate with patients, or considered how you could be trained to be a more effective patient? Have you ever thought how you might play a role in helping medical students learn how they can best listen to patients? Would you like to know what goes on behind the scenes in the education of doctors? This 3-session course will take you into the world of student doctors and shows you how they learn to acquire, skillfully and respectfully, a medical history from you the patient. This course will end with a visit to the state-of-the-art Simulation Center at Johns Hopkins Medical School, where you will get a first-hand look at where the worldclass training of student doctors occurs. Joyce Luckin, R.N., is a Registered Nurse who runs the Volunteer Outpatient Program, and is the Assistant Coordinator for the Clinical Foundations of Medicine Course at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 914.550.01  Homewood Campus and SIM Center $93  (6 hours) 3 sessions Lectures:  Tues., Apr. 16–23, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Field trip:  Tues., Apr. 30, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center.

This Continuing Education Program has been approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists for Category A.

Growing Old in an Aging Society What do retirees do after they retire, and where do they go? How do relationships with family and friends change? What impact will the growing number of elderly have on economic, social, and medical institutions in this country? Participants will address these and other questions, probing social aspects of the aging process. Beginning with a look at how our society defines old age, we examine social theories of aging; demographic trends; family relationships among the elderly; issues connected with retirement; special challenges facing elderly women and minorities; the role of religion among elders; political involvement among older persons; the participation of elders in the workforce; and what we can expect in the 21st century. Janet Kurland, M.S.W., L.-C.S.W.-C., C.-A.S.W.C.M., Senior Care Specialist with Jewish Community Services and President Emeritus of the Maryland Gerontological Association; and Jennifer FitzPatrick, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.-C. has over 20 years’ experience in senior healthcare and is founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., and is Educational Consultant for Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland. 916.201.01  Homewood Campus $264  (16 hours) 8 sessions Tues., Feb. 26–May 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No classes Mar. 19, 26, and Apr. 23

Public and Private Programs for Elderly Often, people do not know where to turn when dealing with a situation where a senior may be in need of assistance. Fortunately, many programs and services are available to promote the health and independence of older persons. This pragmatic course explores the wide range of public and private programs for the elderly. For each of the program areas—income security, nutrition, 24


social protection, recreation, housing, health insurance, health services, and employment—students learn what programs are available, what they have to offer, how they can be accessed, and who is eligible. Neetu Dhawan-Gray, a long time advocate of elders and elder policy planning at local, state and national levels, serves on the Boards of the Maryland Home Care Foundation and Stadium Place, an urban elder community. 916.203.01  Homewood Campus $264  (16 hours) 8 sessions Thurs., Feb. 21–Apr. 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Ethical Issues for Elder Caregivers The elder caregiver faces a host of ethical issues. How does one negotiate the conflicts that arise when one cares for another, or conflicts between what an individual chooses and what the law demands? This course explores some common ethical dilemmas, helping participants to clarify the factors that go into making difficult decisions, on such topics as pain management; advance directives; terminal illness; artificial feeding; the withholding of treatment; decision-making for individuals with dementia; the right of nursing home residents to quality of life regardless of their cognitive state; and the need of caregivers to maintain a healthy balance between self care and care for others. Richard Wilson, M.A., a full-time member of the UMBC philosophy department, has been teaching philosophy for 30 years, with a focus in applied ethics for 20 years. Wilson is author of a number of books pertaining to ethics. 916.221.01  Homewood Campus $264  (16 hours) 8 sessions Mon, Feb. 18–Apr. 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No class Mar. 18.

A Holistic Approach to Health and Aging There is no such thing as “anti-aging” in medicine, but, there is such a thing as more graceful aging, and that is what this course is about: learning what seniors can do so their bodies work better and longer, allowing for a more productive lifetime. Students will learn how every chronic disease that we try to avoid (or treat) is really just the body doing what it does based on the instructions that we give it from the outside world. Students will explore a new understanding of the role genes play in the development of disease or dysfunction, and an appreciation of how we can influence positive change by evaluating and using the tools at our disposal: diet, exercise, herbs, vitamins, and relaxation techniques. We offer a comprehensive system to assess symptoms and formulate a plan of action to help any individual age more gracefully. Brian Sanderoff, P.D., and B.S. Pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, hosts and produces Your Prescription for Health, a Sunday morning talk radio program on WCBM 680 AM, and maintains a nutritional counseling practice. 916.231.01  Homewood Campus $195  (12 hours) 6 sessions Tues., Feb. 19–Apr. 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No class Mar. 26.

Understanding and Treating Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of permanent dementia, but there are many others that impact both older and younger adults. Over the past fifteen years, researchers have learned much about the aging human brain. Yet, in spite of these advances, a “cure” for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has been elusive. This course will focus on the various types of permanent dementia, the differences between normal aging and dementia symptoms, and how best to communicate with and treat patients with dementia. Best practices on providing support for family caregivers, ethical considerations on death and dying, and accessing community resources will also be covered. Guest speakers. Jennifer FitzPatrick, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.-C., with over 20 years’ experience in senior healthcare, is founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., and Educational Consultant for Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland. 916.233.01  Homewood Campus $195  (12 hours) 6 sessions Wed., Feb. 13–Mar. 27, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No class Mar. 20.

Writing AND COMMUNICATIONS Poetry Writing: Inspiration and Craft This is a workshop for writers of poetry at all levels who want to develop their skill and explore directions for further growth and possibilities for publishing. Assignments include suggestions for writing and related readings of poetry, as well as essays about creativity and craft. Coursework highlights subjects and sources of inspiration, such as memory, dream, powerful emotion, works of art, and language itself. Participants bring drafts of poems to class each week for feedback. Discussion of technique, tradition, and expressiveness will emerge from close reading of each student’s work. Mary Azrael, M.A. is the author of three books of poems and an opera libretto, Lost Childhood. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Harpers, Chelsea, Calyx, and other publications. She is publisher and co-editor of Passager Books and Passager, a national literary journal featuring the work of older writers. 919.277.01  Homewood Campus $310  (20 hours) 10 sessions Tues., Feb. 12–Apr. 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No class Mar. 26.

Telling Tales: A Participatory Workshop In this experiential workshop storytelling will be learned through a hands-on process of finding, developing, and telling stories, and listening to the stories of others. The final session will include a presentation for an invited audience. Each class session will include practical exercise in storytelling and story improvement, using the critical response method, sometimes in small groups and pairs to develop and practice storytelling skills. This process works for beginning and intermediate tellers, for writers, and for special purpose interests, for people from a variety of backgrounds, whether lawyers, ministers, teachers, grandparents, actors, or people who just want to grow creatively. Jon Spelman, M.F.A., is an internationally known Emmy Award-winning storyteller. His is an art form with high regard for the active participation of each member of the audience. He has appeared as a narrator with a variety of



choruses and symphonies, including The National Orchestral Institute and The Baltimore Symphony. 919.291.01  Homewood Campus $248  (16 hours) 8 sessions Thurs., Feb. 14–Apr. 4, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Photography, FILM, AND DIGITAL ARTS Cesky Film a Foto / Czech Film and Photography

Writing the Pitch: a Workshop for Aspiring Authors Have a book of fiction completed or almost there? Ready to look for an agent? This is a workshop for writers with a completed work of fiction or nonfiction who are ready to find an agent. Participants will learn the five parts to a pitch, read and discuss examples from contemporary books, then begin writing their own, to be edited and refined over the course of our three sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to read drafts in practice, receiving tips on presentation. We’ll analyze the elements of a writer’s “platform” or bio, along with advice on how to structure your query letter, and about which conferences to attend to make your pitch to agents and editors. Christine Stewart, M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing and poetry, is founding director of the Write Here, Write Now workshops; current director of Maryland’s Poetry Out Loud competition for the National Endowment for the Arts; and editor of Freshly Squeezed. She has been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, Blackbird, The Cortland Review, and other literary magazines. 919.297.01  Homewood Campus $69  (4.5 hours) 3 sessions Tues., Apr. 2–16, 7–8:30 p.m.

Writing from Personal Experience Memories, observations, and analyses are the writer’s raw materials. In this course, participants transform their personal experiences into memoirs, humorous social commentaries, and narrative story essays as they read and discuss published writing by established authors. Class sessions introduce techniques for strengthening the writer’s voice; selecting details that provide clarity, interest, and meaning; and creating effective essay/story structures. Fiction writing techniques, such as setting, narrative tension, and character motivation/insight are put to use. Participants share their writing in a creative, supportive environment. Margaret Osburn, writer/editor and photographer, is the recipient of professional awards for both news and feature writing. She has published in national magazines and newspapers, including The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune. 919.246.01  Homewood Campus $310  (20 hours) 10 sessions Wed., Mar. 6–May 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

This course explores the rich and fertile realm of Czech lens imagery—both film and photography— from cultural, historical, and artistic perspectives. Beginning with photography’s very inception, in the mid-19th Century, to the present, the Czechs have had a very special relationship to lens-generated imagery. Due in part to Bohemia’s geographic location as the industrial and technological incubator of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and its exposure to German and other outside influences, the Czechs have developed a sophisticated lens culture internationally recognized for its excellence. Czech film overcame language barriers when The Shop on Main Street (1965) and Closely Watched Trains (1966) each received the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Today’s Czech film and photography scene is Photo by Václav Jirú, c. 1932-34 vibrant and culturally resonant. Jana Kopelentova Rehak, Ph.D. (cultural anthropology, American University), M.F.A. (photography, University of Delaware), B.A. (photo and film studies, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague [FAMU]), is professor at Loyola University Maryland, and author of Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face (2012). Frank Rehak, M.F.A., an experienced teacher of photography and film studies, including at FAMU [Prague] as a Fulbright Fellow, whose work has been widely exhibited and published; he is currently working on three films, including an animation based on a novella by Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal. 913.174.01  $186 (12 hours) 6 sessions (lectures only) Homewood Campus 913.174.02  $236 (14 hours) includes lectures, and reception at Czech Embassy Lectures:  Tues., Mar. 5–Apr. 30, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No classes Mar. 19, 26, and Apr. 16. Reception at Czech Embassy:  Tues., May 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Bus transportation included.

Digital Photography Discover the joys of digital photography. Whether you own a digital camera or are planning to buy one, this introductory class, designed for the true novice, will help you to understand how digital cameras operate and how to optimize their use. Students learn the basics of digital cameras including metering, aperture and shutter-speed settings, lens and filter selection, understanding light, and composition. Terms and concepts such as pixels, white-balance, ISO, histograms, and depth of field will be discussed and explained. Karen Messick’s images have been published in Nature Photographer Magazine and in iPhonelife magazine. A collection of her images is available at Valley Fine Art and Framing in Timonium Maryland. She contributes her iPhone images to Aurora Stock Photography, and her iPhone images can be seen on her blog at . 913.136.01  Homewood Campus $186  (12 hours) 6 sessions Class sessions:  Wed., Feb. 13–Mar. 20, 7–8:45 p.m. No class Mar. 13. Field study:  Sat., Mar. 23, 9 a.m.–noon.



Photographing People Candidly

iPhone Photography This course is designed to advance the iPhoneography skills of both the casual and the experienced photographer, and can turn your mobile phone into your best camera. Participants will learn how to transform their images into works of art, family memories, photojournalist documents, or travel records. Class sessions introduce “Apps” Photograph courtesy of Karen Messick for capturing and processing images made on the iPhone. Topics include fundamentals and functionality of the iPhone 4, 4s, or 5, including setting resolution, creating and organizing albums, and workflow transfer. Participants will share their images in a creative, supportive environment, with critiques helping gain insight into composition, light, and color theory. Students will need to purchase approximately $30.00 in apps for this course. No prior photography experience is required. Karen Messick (see previous page) 913.172.01  Homewood Campus $186  (12 hours) 6 sessions Class sessions:  Tues., Feb. 12–Mar. 19, 7–8:45. No class Mar. 12. Field study:  Sat., Mar. 23, 1–4 p.m.

Getting Started with iPhone Photography With goals similar to the course above, this instructor led course will be a fully online learning experience, incorporating informative links, videos, tutorials, and examples, providing both instruction Online and feedback, with question and answer times. Students will use Blackboard to access resources, complete activities, and converse with their instructor and peers. In Module 1 we begin with learning iPhone functionality: creating albums, understanding image resolution, creating folders, closing out apps, downloading and shopping for apps and image transfer apps. Module 2 focuses on learning Image on iPhone screen courtesy of how to use the top shooting apps, such as Hipstamatic, Camera+, ClassicPan, Karen Messick BracketMode and Autostitch. In Module 3 learn how to use processing applications: Snapseed, ImageBlender, Retouch, Photo FX, and PhotoStudio. Students will need to purchase approximately $30.00 in apps for this course. No prior photography experience is required. Karen Messick (see previous page) 913.176.01 Online $77  (5 hours, flexible; estimated @ 1.5/week) Apr. 2–23, 3 weeks inclusive


The best photos of people are often candid ones. This class is for all levels of photographers who desire to understand and use the techniques and thinking that go into candid people photography, be it with family, friends or strangers. Topics will include the various types of candid photography (with samples), how to find and create situations for candid photography, what makes subjects interesting, how to capture the moment, how and when to approach the subject, and the photo story. We will address some of the legal restrictions of photographing people and some interesting social taboos. There will also be discussions on technique such as lighting, composition, use of lenses. Students will be encouraged to bring samples for review and to engage in interactive discussions. Bob Stockfield, M.A. (journalism), is a regional freelance photographer who does editorial work for companies and non-profits; he has been a photo director, photo editor, and staff photographer at several daily newspapers, and a university instructor. His candids range from coverage of politics, to company events, to kids at play and school. 913.173.01  Homewood Campus $186  (12 hours) 6 sessions Thurs., Apr. 11–May 16, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Nature Photography, with Longwood Gardens Field Trip Designed for individuals with a basic understanding of digital photography who wish to improve their skills as nature photographers. Through slides, group discussions, and critiques of student photos, participants will learn close-up photography techniques, how to create dramatic landscape photos, and tips for capturing powerful wildlife images with a digital camera. Emphasis is placed on image design, including subject selection, camera placement, background control, effective Photograph courtesy of Irene Hinke-Sacilotto use of lighting, lens and filter selection, exposure, and composition. Field work will be at Longwood Gardens; in early April, thousands of spring bulbs will be in bloom, creating a wealth of opportunities to practice photo techniques. Students are responsible for their own transportation and garden entrance fee. Assumes a basic knowledge of digital camera operation. Minimum enrollment of 12. Irene Hinke-Sacilotto has had photos published by the National Wildlife Federation, the Audubon Society, and National Geographic. 913.165.01  Homewood Campus $171  (11 hours) 5 sessions Lectures and critiques:  Mon., Mar. 18-Apr. 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m. No class Mar. 25. Field study:  Sat., Apr. 6, 8–11 a.m. at Longwood Gardens (timed for spring blooms).

See also Picturing Life: Edward Steichen’s “The Family of Man”, page 3.


915.369.01 Biblical Hebrew Mon., Mar. 11–May 20. No class Mar. 25. Instructor: Isabel Cranz

Introductory American Sign Language Students will learn to utilize American Sign Language (ASL) for receptive and expressive conversational skills, by learning basic syntactical knowledge, manual alphabets, fingerspelling, and basic vocabulary of 500 lexical signs, as well as learning about Deaf culture. Content will include task-based activities that support effective communication around basic themes. The course is conducted in a silent classroom (no use of voice), based on non-verbal communication practice. Upon completion, students should be able to use ASL outside of the classroom in limited contexts. Designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL.

Languages Whether you are planning a trip abroad, wanting to learn a foreign language for personal enrichment, or brushing up on a language you previously studied, our foreign language courses are designed to meet your needs. All classes are taught by expert, experienced language instructors who have native fluency. The program is learner-centered, focusing on individual interests and goals, emphasizing conversation and listening skills.

Levels of Instruction Courses are offered at various Introductory and Intermediate levels and as interactive Conversation courses. Beginners should register for Introductory Level I courses. ADVISEMENT Individual advisement is available for the identification of a student’s placement level. Those who find they have chosen a level inappropriate to their proficiency can usually change to a more suitable level before the second class begins. For advising, call the Odyssey program at 410-516-7428 weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Language Laboratory In the Johns Hopkins Language Laboratory, audio/ visual materials are made available to foreign language students to reinforce skills acquired in class and to build new skills. For more information, visit www.langlab. or call 410-516-7224.

Basic SCHEDULE for all language courses Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $298 (20 hours) 10 sessions Location: Homewood Campus Minimum enrollment of 10 for all language offerings.

Ayorkor Ahene, who has been interpreting for over 11 years, is a Sign Language Interpreter for Baltimore County Public Schools, Community College of Baltimore County, and for a local church, and also operates a business teaching sign language. 915.368.01 American Sign Language Mon, Mar. 4–May 13. No class Mar. 25. Instructor: Ayorkor Ahene

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915.050.01 French: Introductory Level I Tues., Feb. 26–May 7. No class Mar. 26. Instructor: Christiane Rothbaum

915.111.01 Spanish: Introductory Level I Thurs., Feb. 21–May 2. No class Apr. 4. Instructor: Margarita Jácome, Ph.D.

915.052.01 French: Introductory Level II Thurs., Feb. 28–May 2. Instructor: Christiane Rothbaum

915.112.01 Spanish: Introductory Level II Tues., Feb. 26–May 14. No class Mar. 19 & 26. Instructor: Jeanie Murphy, Ph.D.

915.053.01 French: Introductory Level III Wed., Feb. 27–May 1. Instructor: Christiane Rothbaum

915.113.01 Spanish: Introductory Level III Wed., Feb. 20–May 1. No class Mar. 13. Instructor: Marisa Pérez-Grose, M.A.

915.251.01 French Intermediate Level I Mon., Feb. 25–May 6. No class Mar. 25. Instructor: Christiane Rothbaum

915.114.01  Spanish: Intermediate Level I Mon., Feb. 25–May 6. No class Mar. 25. Instructor:  María Teresa Vasta, M.A.

915.355.01 French Conversation and Short Readings Mon., Feb. 25–May 6. No class Mar. 25 Instructor: Christine Ribillard-Polillo

ITALIAN 915.121.01 Italian: Introductory Level I Tues., Feb. 26–May 7. No class Mar. 26. Instructor: Monica Bernabei

Special Language offerings for Spring 2013

915.221.01  Italian: Intermediate Level I Thurs., Feb. 28–May 2. Instructor:  Monica Bernabei

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Wouldn’t you like to be able to check out a Biblical verse in the original Hebrew, and decipher what the text really says? Biblical Hebrew is a highly logical language, with simple grammar and syntax and a limited vocabulary. This course will not make you a Biblical scholar, but it will give you the tools to decipher narrative texts and to check any word or phrase for its meaning in the original. Isabel Cranz, Ph.D., is a recent graduate of the Johns Hopkins Near Eastern Studies program with a doctorate in the Hebrew Bible; she has taught biblical Hebrew to a wide range of students, along with courses in comparative religion and biblical historiography at JHU and MICA. 32

915.323.01 Italian: Conversation Mon,. Feb. 25–May 6. No class Mar. 25. Instructor: Monica Bernabei


Looking Ahead: SUMMER 2013 Building an Elite Class: How Admissions Practices Shape Society Do you ever wonder why some students get into an elite college while others do not? This course looks at the policies that guide elite undergraduate college admissions offices in determining Online which students ‘get in’ and which are rejected. We will discuss the basic practices of an admissions officer, including territories, reading of applications, defending ‘their’ students in committee, and ultimately making decisions. We will also look at what outside forces shape those practices, including the impact of the US NEWS and World Report methodology, and Supreme Court cases regarding affirmative action in college admissions, and federal financial aid. Briggs Rolfsrud, Masters of Education in Higher Education (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is currently Admissions Manager, Johns Hopkins University, and has also worked in recruiting and admissions for Capitol College, and College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University). 917.011.01 Online $116  (7.5 hours) flexible hours [estimated @ 1.5/week] July 22–Aug. 26, 5 weeks inclusive

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General Information How to Register Advance registration is required. Space permitting, registrations are accepted until the start of class. However, students are encouraged to register at least two weeks prior to ensure receiving course confirmation materials and to avoid cancellations. The Odyssey office offers five easy ways to register. By Telephone: You may register by telephone Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. When calling, please be prepared to provide the information requested on the registration form. To register, call 410-516-8516. On-line: You may register for Odyssey courses on-line at www.odyssey.jhu. edu with VISA, MasterCard or Discover. JHU faculty and staff receiving the tuition remission benefit may not use the on-line option (see JHU Staff Registration below). By Mail: Mail the registration form to Johns Hopkins University, Ste. S-709, Wyman Park Building, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218 with your tuition. You may pay by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, money order, purchase order, or check (payable to JHU Odyssey Program). Please do not send cash. By FAX: Students who pay by VISA, MasterCard, or Discover may fax their completed registration form to the Odyssey Program at 410-516-6520. In Person: Registrations are accepted at the Odyssey Office, Suite S-709, Wyman Park Building, located adjacent to the Homewood campus on Wyman Park Drive from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. You may pay by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, money order, purchase order, or check (payable to JHU Odyssey Program). Course confirmation, directions, location, and parking information are provided after registration. If a course is cancelled or closed, the student is notified immediately and a full refund is processed unless another course is requested. JHU Staff Registration and Tuition Remission
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