Fall 2024 Study Group Grid

Six Week Study Groups labelled:  1st Session or 2nd Session
ZOOM, HYFLEX, and In-Person + Webinar Modalities are noted individually. All others are only In-Person at the CUNY GC.
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Philosophy in Literature
(9:30 – 11:30)

Richard Zuckerman

Latin American Voices
Cristina Fagin
Sara Miller
Ricardo Otheguy
David Halberstam’s “The Fifties”
Richard Resnik

The Joys of Math (repeat)
Randy Ross

Holding the Note: Profiles in Popular Music
Gerald Gline
Susan Smahl
1st Session

Ideas of Seduction
Betsy Gitter
Carol Groneman

History of Russia from its Origins through 1917 Revolution
Arthur Fefferman
Mark Scher

Forecasting the Future: The Knowable and the Unknowable
Ken Witty
1st Session

Fraud and Fraudsters
Ken Witty
Dan Hertzberg
2nd Session

Exploring The Practice of Writing Memoir
David Grogan
(12 cap)

Hollywood Looks at the Media
Stewart Alter
Howard Menikoff

The Making of the US Presidency
Michael Hill

First Light: The State of the Universe
John Gillespie
1st Session

Demystifying China
Pete Walker
2nd Session

The Ocean: A Layperson’s Survey
Eileen Hanley

The Greatest Films of All Time – Part 2
Doris Wallace, et al.

12:00-1:30 PM12:00-1:30 PM12:00-1:30 PM12:00-1:30 PM
Lincoln and His Team of Rivals
Joseph Zuckerman

Treating Emotional Trauma
Howard Miller

It’s Only Love: Stories, Poems, Novels (and a Love Letter)
Sophie Balcoff

Gilbert and Sullivan – Then and Now
Bette Cohen
Alan Zimmerman
2nd Session

The Lives of Others: Reading Memoir
Peggy Blumenthal
Susan Herman
Patti Kaplan
Barry Levine
Barbara Marwell

Plague in Film and Story: Crisis, Transformation, Metaphor
Eileen Sullivan

Possibilities of Poetry: A Workshop
Neil Grill
(12 cap)

J. Edgar Hoover – The Man and His Times
Michael Shapiro
Great Conversations
Arlyne LeSchack
Judy Zaborowski

Illuminating the Dark Ages
Joe Daley

Iraq – The Road to War
John Becker

Profiles in Courage-and Pandering
Maury Harris
1st Session

The Art of Paul Klee – Whimsical or Profound
Rosalie Zuckerman
2nd Session
Writing Workshop
Susan Smahl
Charles Troob
(14 cap)

Italian Renaissance Art 1300-1510 (repeat)
Deb Markow

A Social History of American Food
Aric Press

Overconfidence and Overreach in the White House
Nathan Scovronick
1st Session

Public Health Issues and the US COVID Experience
Jan Adler
2nd Session

2:00- 3:30 PM2:00- 3:30 PM
2:00- 3:30 PM
2:00- 3:30 PM
Strong Women and Clueless Men in Greek Tragedies
Nick Alexiou

It’s About Time! Nonlinearity In Sci Fi Film
Michele Kasson
2nd Session
The Progress of Knowledge
James Smith

Exploring Ideas in Narrative Non-Fiction
Rita Silverman
Jan Blustein
Karen Gellen
Susan Schlechter
Tom Sear
Hitchcock, Master of Suspense
Stephen Kalinsky
Arlynn Brody

Eleven Short Stories by Award-Winning Authors
Laini Gerald
1st Session

Weighing the Scales: Controversial Issues of Our Times
Jim Greenwald
2nd Session
Opera and Ideas
James Smith

Theodore Roosevelt: Act III
Steve Kalinsky
Sara Otey
1st Session

The Creative Process in the Contemporary Arts
Ira Kaufman
2nd Session
(17 cap)

Important Dates:

Registration Opens: June 3

Registration Closes: June 17

Study Group Assignments & Rosters Distributed: July 8, 2024

Add/Drop Period: Opens July 8, 2024 – Closes July 22, 2024

Fall Session Start Date: September 9, 2024

Fall Session Final Date: December 13, 2024

Fall Session End Dates: December 3-13, 2024

Six Week Session Dates: 

  • First six-weeks: Mon 9/9-10/21; Tues 9/10-10/15; Wed 9/11-10/16; Thurs 9/12-10/24; Fri 9/13-10/25
  • Second six-weeks: Mon 10/28-12/9; Tues 10/22-12/3; Wed 10/23-12/4; Thurs 10/31-12/12; Fri 11/1-12/13

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