The Genius of Hitchcock

Instructor: Terry Ebinger Mondays | Feb. 10 – Mar. 2 | 2:30 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center 4-week session, Class ID: 7876, Cost: $81 Note: Early start time Sign Up On The SRJC Website Join film scholar Ebinger for a suspenseful journey into understanding Hitchcock’s visionary approach, symbolism, cinematic innovations, psychological depths and mythic storytelling in four classic films: The 39 Steps, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious and Strangers on a Train. Terry Ebinger

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Cider – How America’s Favorite Beverage Was Almost Lost

Instructor: David Sandri Wednesdays | Feb. 26 – Mar. 4 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center 2-week session, Class ID: 7870, Cost: $52 Sign Up On The SRJC Website In early America, cider was the beverage of choice. But, by the first part of the 20th century cider production almost stopped. Why did it fall out of fashion and why has its popularity roared back in recent times? David Sandri is a 30-year

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From Buffoon to Philosopher King: The Many Faces of Abraham Lincoln

Instructor: Mick Chantler, M.A. Mondays | Apr. 13 – May 18 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center 6-week session, Class ID: 8027, Cost: $110 Greatest leader, country bumpkin or dictator? The Great Emancipator or racist? Study the many conflicting opinions about Lincoln that swirled about him during his lifetime and since. Oakmont favorite, Mick Chantler asks, “Will the real Abe Lincoln please stand up?” Mick Chantler is a 40-year student and instructor of

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Creating a Global Democracy for a Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World Community

Instructor: Dr. Bob FlaxWednesdays | Apr. 15 – Apr. 22 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center2-week session, Class ID: 8028, Cost: $52 Our major problems have globalized; including war, terrorism and social injustice. Yet, our global system seems incapable of solving them. This course presents a proposal advanced by numerous visionaries to create a global democracy to handle our toughest challenges. Dr. Bob Flax is the Executive Director of Global Solutions, faculty member

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Four Films Revealing Reality: How Documentaries Convince Us

Instructor: Ernie RoseThursdays | April 16 – May 7 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | East Recreation Center4-week session, Class ID: 8030, Cost: $81 Watch and discuss Tank Man, unsolved mystery of a man confronting tank columns in Tiananmen Square: Stories We Tell, a Canadian masterpiece about families; Active Measures, Vladimir Putin’s 30-year political warfare; and, Hesburgh, little known theologian, Notre Dame President, U.S. presidential advisor. Oakmont resident Ernie Rose has worked on over 200

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The Summer of Love: San Francisco Rock in the 1960s

Instructor: Richie UntergerberWednesdays | Apr. 29 – June 3 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center6-week session, Class ID: 8029, Cost: $110 Explore the San Francisco psychedelic revolution that captured the imagination of the world and created legendary music that endures to this day. Through film and music, Unterberger brings legends like Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin to life. Richie Unterberger has authored numerous rock history books and lectures in the Bay

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Damaged Democracy: On the Root of Contemporary Democratic Dysfunction

Instructor: Dr. David PeritzThursdays | May 14 – June 11 | 2:30 – 5:00 PM | East Recreation Center5-week session, Class ID: 8031, Cost: $110(Note: Early start time) Seek a deeper understanding of the discontent and dysfunction roiling politics by examining the social, cultural and technological roots of populist movements. What kinds of reforms are needed to ensure that democracy, with its roots in 18th century ideas, can survive? Dr. David Peritz has a degree

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Beethoven and the Romantics

Instructor: Dr. Kayleen Asbo Wednesdays | Jan. 15 – Feb. 19 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center 6-week session, Class ID: 7869, Cost: $110 Sign Up On The SRJC Website Fill your ears during Asbo’s exploration into Beethoven’s musical evolution from imitator to hero and discover how his late quartets influenced Schubert and Mendelssohn and how his symphonies inspired and guided Liszt, Brahms, Berlioz, Wagner and Tchaikovsky. Dr. Kayleen Asbo is the cultural

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