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Business 809

Investing in Today's Turbulent Times

This class helps the student manage their investments before or during retirement. Asset classes of Bonds, Stocks, and Alternatives are covered as well investment vehicles such as individual securities, mutual funds, etfs, closed end funds, and annuities. The student will also learn valuable methods to either grow their funds or generate an income.
Russell Abbott

Roseville Gateway Center
# 85442 9/18-10/9
Thursday 2 PM-4 PM
Room 601

Drama 809

America in the 1930s Through the Lens of the Motion Picture Camera, Pt 2

(You did not need to attend Part 1 to attend Part 2)
In Part 2 we'll examine some of the major trends in America from the early '30s to 1939: from the Second New Deal and Social Security to America's attempt at Isolationism; from the repeal of Prohibition to the New York's World Fair. Along the way we'll experience the sounds of the music of the big bands, view the growth of Regionalism in art and, of course, enjoy Hollywood's attempt to reflect society. Among the films to be show will be: Dodsworth (1936); Bride of Frankenstein (1935); Stage Door (1937); ‘G’ Men (1935); Bringing up Baby (1938); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939).
Michael Theodore has a BA in History from UCLA and has taught History and Art for Los Angeles Unified School District for 36 years.

Nevada County Campus
# 85436 10/29-12/3
Wednesday 1 PM-4 PM
Room N15-101

Fred Zinneman: (1907-1997) Writer, Producer, Director & Humanitarian

Fred Zinnemann is credited with launching the film careers of several Hollywood “legends” including Meryl Streep, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Montgomery Clift, and Shirley Jones. In fact he directed 18 different Oscar-nominated performances! He is noted for his sense of realism and authenticity he brought to his writing and direction style. In this class we will watch and discuss the following films: The Men (1950); High Noon (1952), A Hatful of Rain (1957); A Man for All Seasons (1966); The Day of the Jackal (1973); and Julia (1977).
Linda Derosier

Twelve Bridges Library, Lincoln
# 85445 10/27-12/8 (No class 11/10)
Monday 1 PM-4 PM
Redwood Room

Roseville Gateway Center
# 85440 10/29-12/10 (No class 11/12)
Wednesday 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room 613

English 814

Write Your Memoir

From your first written word to a book, this class is designed to help you write your memoir. Learn how to outline and organize your ideas. Write new material each session. Share what you have written outside of class. Meet in a safe, low-key environment. Teacher evaluation of your work is offered. Write a memoir to share with your family or to leave for posterity.
Sue Clark is a literary specialist and an award winning ghostwriter. As a memoirist, she has helped more than 20 people complete and publish their memoirs in the past 12 months. She has taught fiction, non-fiction writing, literature, poetry and memoir classes for 19 years.

Twelve Bridges Library, Lincoln
# 85446 9/9-10/14
Tuesday 3:30 PM-5 PM
Willow Room

Twelve Bridges Library, Lincoln
# 85447 10/28-12/2
Tuesday 3:30 PM-5 PM
Willow Room

English 815

The Great American Novel: What will it be in the 21st Century?

Every few years another author writes a book that’s added to the list of possible Great American novels for the century. But, which one actually is? Who determines the use of that title? What qualifies a book to be labeled as such? And, how does an author’s work qualify him to write the Great American novel? Readers who enjoy discussing authors they’ve read and stories they love should enjoy six weeks of helping us come up with our choice for this century. Bring with you your definition of what is a Great American novel and why does the great novel have to be written by an American?
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway Center
# 85443 10/27-12/8 (No class 11/10)
Monday 3:30 PM-5 PM
Room 601

The Lives of Three Amazing American Women of the 20th Century: Muriel Spark, Dorothea Lange and Marsha Davenport

During this session, we will learn about the great talents of these three women, how strong the beckon of Europe became for two of them, why the American culture obsessed another, how politics and war affected all three of them. We will be using these biographies—Muriel Spark by Martin Stannard, Dorothea Lange by Linda Gordon, and Marsha Davenport’s autobiography, Too Strong For Fantasy. You are not required to read all three books, but you may want to search used book stores and libraries to find copies to bring to class for our research and discussions. The internet will be helpful for you during this class, also.
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway Center
# 85444 9/8-10/13
Monday 3:30 PM-5 PM
Room 601

Music

Frederic Chopin - The Music and the Man

Chopin moved to Paris from his native Poland at the age of 21, already a veteran pianist and composer. Although he inspired no group of disciples, his discovery of new possibilities for pianism opened the door for Liszt and others, and his audacious harmonies were a point of departure for Wagner. Chopin gave very few of his own concerts. He was more amenable to playing in private salons, often late at night, when he would sometimes improvise for hours.
Steve Miller

Roseville Gateway Center
# 85441 9/9-10/14
Tuesday 10 AM-12 PM
Room 601

Nevada County Campus
# 85438 9/11-10/16
Thursday 2:15 PM-4:15 PM
Room N15-101

Franz Liszt - The Music and the Man

Hungarian by birth, Liszt was thoroughly Germanic in culture. His reputation as a composer rests on a tiny fraction of an immense and varied output. As a harmonist, he anticipated 20th-century developments; as a pianist he essentially created the high virtuosic technique; as a colleague he was generous, securing performances and publication for others; in character he was a man of opposites: the charismatic and calculating showman whose passion for music was nonetheless authentic.
Steve Miller

Roseville Gateway Center
# 85439 10/28-12/9
Tuesday 10 AM-12 PM
Room 601

Nevada County Campus
# 85437 10/30-12/11 (No class 11/27)
Thursday 2:15 PM-4:15 PM
Room N15-101

Tahoe-Truckee Community Chorus

The course is designed for college aged students through seniors for the study of selected styles and periods of music and performance of selected repertoire. Includes discussion of musical elements, composition, vocabulary and history as well as vocal technique.
Susan Horst

Tahoe-Truckee Campus
# 85448 8/25-12/8 (No class 9/1 and 11/10)
Mon 5:45 PM-8:35 PM
Room 231

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