Fall 2012



WALT WHITMAN:  POET OF DEMOCRACY

Will focus on the sundry meanings of the key term “democracy” in Whitman’s major poems.  Professor ALAN TRACHTENBERG. (New York and New Haven)



IS THERE A CRISIS IN HIGHER EDUCATION?

Would look at the problem from several perspectives, including the American university as an institution historically, the impact of the 20th century, and the global challenge. Professor MICHAEL HOLQUIST. (New York and New Haven)

 

THE AGE OF EINSTEIN

Will entail consideration of the fundamental concepts that form the basis of Einstein’s theory of special relativity at a level that requires no more than an understanding of introductory algebra. Professor FRANK FIRK. (New Haven only)

 

THE CANTERBURY TALES: GENERAL PROLOGUE AND FIVE TALES

Would include the Knight, the Miller, the Wife of Bath, the Nun’s Priest, and the Pardoner. Professor TRAUGOTT LAWLER. (New Haven Only)



PARADISE LOST

Will offer an appreciation of Milton’s masterpiece to participants with a wide variety of relevant background learning. Professor ANNABEL PATTERSON. (New Haven Only)

 

A HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE

Will entail an exploration of the buildings that most mark the history of the Christian religion. Professor JOHN COOK. (New York Only)

 



Yale Alumni College Coordinating Committee



Marv Berenblum '56, Chairman

Al Atherton '59

Merrell Clark '57

Chris Coffin '74

Kathy Edersheim '87

Charlotte Hitchcock MPH '91

Ken Inadomi '76

Dan Koenigsberg '62

Burt Strauss '56

 

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