2016 Winter/Spring Class Schedule

 “LEARNING – JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!”

 

The LLI Winter/Spring class schedule includes thirty-four classes on history, literature and the arts, social and health issues, environment, local interests, financial, world events, and two film series.  Some classes meet for only one session and others continue up to seven weeks.  The earliest class begins on January 5 and the last one is on March 21.

All classes have been assigned classrooms in the “E” building on the Charlotte Campus of Florida SouthWestern State College located at 26,300 Airport Road in Punta Gorda unless specified otherwise.  The “E” building is close to parking lot #3 and there are ample handicapped spaces.

Listed below are the class titles with instructors’ names, dates and times, room numbers and applicable fees.  Classes are divided into three categories:  Classes beginning in January, Classes beginning in February, and Classes beginning in March.  Complete class descriptions and biographical information can be found by clicking on the heading of the list you want.  For example, see the description of “From the Podium” class by clicking on “Classes beginning in January 2016”.

You can register online with your credit card by clicking on the appropriate  “Add to Cart” button (FRIENDS member or non-member) or you can print the registration form on this website and mail it with your check made payable to LLI.  Refunds must be requested either by email or in writing through the U.S. mail and will be granted only prior to the first class session.

Now make your choices and learn — just for the fun of it!  

Remember – to see complete descriptions & biographical information, click on “Classes beginning in . . .). 


Classes beginning in January 2016

(Scroll down for classes beginning in February and March)


“From the Podium” by Maestro Raffaele Ponti, Tuesdays, Jan 5 & 19, Feb. 9, Mar. 1 & 15, 4:00-5:30 p.m. (5 sessions), Classroom E119
$50 FRIENDS Members

$75 Non-Member           


“Stroke Victor” by Bob Mandell, Tuesday, January 19, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (ONE DAY ONLY), Classroom E119

$10 FRIENDS Members                  

$15 Non Members   


“The Koreshans: Lecture and Site Tour” by Andy Tetlow, Mondays, January 25 and February 1, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (2 sessions – 1 on campus & 1 on site), Classroom E119

$10 Members                

$15 Non Members        


“World Religions” by Mark Ehman, Mondays, January 25 – February 15, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (4 sessions), Classroom E119

$40 Members                  

$60 Non Members         


“Your Old Books: Trash or Treasure?” by Cathy Graham, Tuesday, January 26, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (ONE DAY ONLY), Classroom E119

$10 Members                      

$15 Non Members              


“Poetry of Witness” by Dorothy H. Brooks, Tuesdays, January 26 – February 16, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (4 sessions), Classroom E119

$40 Members                 

$60 Non Members         


“Economic Outlook & Opportunities” by Adam Cummings, Tuesday, January 26, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (ONE DAY ONLY), Classroom E120

$10 Members                      

$15 Non Members              


“The Florida Story: History, Environment, Society, and the Future” by E. Allen Stewart, Wednesdays, January 20 – February 3, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (3 sessions), Classroom E119

$30 Members                    

$45 Non Members           


“US Economy: Economic Challenges at Home and Abroad” by Gene Laber, Wednesdays, January 20 – February 24, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (6 sessions), Classroom E119

$60 Member                     

$90 Non Members         


“Great Decisions: Lecture” by Hasan Hammami, Wednesdays, January 20 – March 2, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (7 sessions), Classroom E121

$60 Member                    

$90 Non Members        


“Harper Lee and the Question of Atticus Finch” – Joan Mountford, Thursdays, January 21 – February 11, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (4 sessions), Classroom E119

$40 Member                    

$60 Non Members        


“Seeking Social/Political Wisdom: Is Change Possible?” by Howard Goldson, Thursdays, January 21 – February 18, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (5 sessions), Classroom E119

$50 Members                    

$75 Non Members          


Great Decisions: Discussion by Wanda Wood, Thursdays, January 21 – March 3, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (7 sessions), Classroom E120

$60 Members                    

$90 Non Members          


“Genealogy” by Joanne Daerr Ryder, Fridays, January 22 – February 12, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (4 sessions), Classroom E119

$40 Member                    

$60 Non Members        


“Trail of Tears Part 2” – Dr. Gail Davis, Fridays, January 22 – February 5, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (3 sessions), Classroom E119

$30 Member                    

$45 Non Members        


Classes beginning in February 2016

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“Memoir Writing”  Ed Ellis, Mondays, February 8 – February 29, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (4 sessions), Classroom E119

$40 Member                    

$60 Non Members        


“Eight Flags over Florida” by Jackie Brown, Tuesdays, February 2 – February 9, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (2 sessions), Classsroom E119

$20 Member                    

$30 Non Members        


“Legal & Tax Questions Every Snowbird Should Know” by Jeffrey Kuhns, Tuesday, February 2, 6:00 – 7:50 p.m. (ONE DAY ONLY), Classroom E119

$10 Member                    

$15 Non Members        


“Walking Tours of Punta Gorda’s Historic Murals” by Ron Norsell, Tuesdays, February 9 or February 23, 10:00 a.m. (ONE DAY ONLY – CHOOSE DATE), No classroom needed.

$10 Member                    

$15 Non Members        


“The History of the Financial Crisis and their Outcomes” by Leo D. Boisvert, Tuesday, February 16, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (ONE DAY ONLY), Classroom E119

$10 Member                    

$15 Non Members        


“Fight Climate Change: Urgency and Action” by William Keller, Wednesdays, February 10 – February 24, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (3 sessions), Classroom E119

$30 Member                    

$45 Non Members        


“What’s Happening with the Peace River Sculpture Garden?” by Cate Peterson, Thursday, February 25, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (ONE DAY ONLY), Classroom E119

$10 Member                    

$15 Non Members        


“Scientific Discoveries” by Dr. Gail Davis, Fridays, February 12 – February 26, 3:00 -4:50 p.m. (3 sessions), Classroom E119

$30 Member                    

$45 Non Members        

 


 Classes beginning in March 2016


“Four Descriptive Nature Hikes on Trails in Charlotte and DeSoto Counties” by John Phillips, Wednesdays, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23, 8:30 a.m. (4 hikes) – No classroom needed.

$40 Member                    

$60 Non Members        


“Patagonia: Land of Fire and Ice” by Sharon Graham, Monday, March 14, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (ONE DAY ONLY), Classroom E119

$10 Member                    

$15 Non Members        


“A Financial Look at the Great Depression” by Leo D. Boisvert, Tuesday, March 15, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (ONE DAY ONLY), Classroom E120

$10 Member                    

$15 Non Members        


“Family: The Fountain for Fiction” by Kate Nixon, Tuesday, March 15, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (ONE DAY ONLY), Classroom E119

$10 Member                    

$15 Non Members        


“Critical Thinking: Developing Your Spiritual Self through the Process of Critical Thinking” by Germain D. Ludwig, Tuesdays, March 15 – March 22, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (2 sessions), Classroom E120

$20 Member                    

$30 Non Members        


“Taxes – Got Your Attention?” by Ed Jones, Wednesdays, March 16 and March 23, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (2 sessions), Classroom E119

$20 Member                    

$30 Non Members        


“The Big 3 Literary Figures of the 20th Century” by Tammie Diehl, Thursdays, March 17 – March 31, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (1, 2, or 3 sessions), Classroom E119

$30 Member                    

$45 Non Members        


“How Did You Get to Be You?” by Tammie Diehl, M Ed, Thursdays, March 17 – March 31, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (1, 2, or 3 sessions), Classroom E119

$30 Member                    

$45 Non Members        


“The Arab Spring to The Arab Fall and Winter in Four Years” by Hasan Hammami, Thursdays, March 17 – March 31, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (3 sessions), Classroom E120

$30 Member                    

$45 Non Members        


“Plant Uses of the Calusa: Lecture and Trip” by Cindy Bear, Fridays, March 18 & 25, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (2 sessions – one on campus & one on-site), Classroom E119

$10 Member                    

$15 Non Members        


“Circus Life: Behind the Scenes – A Year Traveling with the Circus” by Barbara File Marangon, Monday, March 21, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (ONE DAY ONLY), Classroom E119

$10 Member                    

$15 Non Members