Spring 2023 Study Group Grid

Six Week Study Groups noted by:  * 1st Session ** 2nd Session
Zoom Study Groups are noted individually. All others are In-Person at the CUNY GC.
View the PDF of the Spring 2023 Study Group Grid with syllabi links. Also printable.
See Spring 2023 Grid FAQ
Logged-in members are able to click on each coordinator’s name to see their full member profile.

MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridays
9:15-10:459:45-11:15 9:45-11:159:45-11:1510:30-12:00
Divine Comedy Part III: Paradiso
Zoom
Richard Zuckerman
I Write the Songs: Singer/Songwriters 1965-1979
Randy Ross
Susan Smahl
Rm 9205

Political Polarization and Democracy’s Future
Maury Harris 
Jerry Webman
Rm 5417

* The Extraordinary Collection of the Morgan Library and Museum 
Sara Lishinsky
Rm 9207
American Women: Identity, Culture, Community
Arlyne LeSchack
Zoom 
New Time: 9:00-10:30AM

America’s Civil War 1861-1865
Tom Sear
Rm 9207
400 Years of Opera 
Mark Dichter
Charles Troob
Rm 9205

* Black Poetry in America 
Terry Hamilton
Irene Sax
Rm 9207

** American Meritocracy: Ideal or Dystopia? 
Lenore Cooney
Rm 9207
River of Smoke, Flood of Fire: Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy Books Two and Three
Susanne Yellin
Rm 9205

What’s New in Documentary Film?
Zoom
Lynn Brenner
Mary Connelly
Miriam Lawrence
Robert Sholiton

** The Decorative Arts of Vienna 1900-1914 
Carol Millsom
Rm 9207

* Organizing Space 1
Zoom
Barbara Confino

** Religion as an Artform
Zoom
Barbara Confino
11:45-1:15 PM11:45-1:15 PM11:45-1:15 PM11:45-1:15 PM
Colonialism, Exploitation, Reparations??
Ajit Kumar
Rm 9205

* Pieter Bruegel: Painting a World in Disruption 
Don Ray
Rm 9207

** Emotional Intelligence 
Lynne Davidson
Rm 9207
Jazz Singers: Seeking the Soul of a Song
Tom Grant
Rm 9207

An Actor Prepares 
Bruce Smith
Rm 9206

* By George! Saunders 
Linda Anstendig
Linda Gottlieb
Rm 9205

** Six Ways to Improve NYC’s Public Services 
Chuck Brecher
Rm 9205
Narrative Non-Fiction: Adventures in Print
Aileen Gitelson
Judy Goldman
Eileen Hanley
Eileen Sullivan
Tom Sear
Rm 9206

Colonialism in Fiction
John Becker 
Rm 9207

The Invention of the White Race – The Origin of Racial Oppression
Ted Auerbach
Rm 9205
Words and Images: Four Graphic Novels and an Animated Film
Sophie Balcoff
Jenny Ross
Rm 9205

Reading India’s
Ancient Epic, The
Mahabharata 

Meera Kumar
Rm 6417

* International Style Architecture:
The Principles, the Founding Masters, their Iconic Buildings

Marietta Meyers
Patrick Siconolfi
Rm 9207

** Revisiting W. Somerset Maugham 
Mary Semel
Rm 9207



2:30- 4:00 PM2:30- 4:00 PM
2:30- 4:00 PM
2:30- 4:00 PM
Pooh to Peanuts– The Art of Visual Narrative
Zoom

Mary Padilla

Introductory Guided
Autobiography

Zoom

David Grogan


Caro’s Robert Moses
Zoom
Barry Cooper

History of Yuan and Ming Dynasty 1271 to 1664
Zoom
Eric Zimiles

Writing Workshop 
Zoom
Charles Troob
Hilary Mantel; Rewriting History: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies
Zoom
Arlynn Brody
Stephen Kalinsky
Sara Otey

Stunning 20th Century Operas
Zoom
James Smith

** International Style Architecture:
The Principles, the Founding Masters, their Iconic Buildings

Zoom
Marietta Meyers
Patrick Siconolfi
Game Theory and Strategy: The Game of Life 
Zoom
James Smith

The Lives of Others: Reading Memoir 5
Zoom
Jay Fleischman
Maureen Hatch
Mary Padilla
Alissa Rivin
Miriam Lawrence

Important Dates:

Registration Opens: Monday December 5

Registration Closes: Monday December 19

Study Group Assignments & Rosters Distributed: Week of January 16

Add/Drop Periods: Week of January 16 – Week of February 6

Spring Session Start Date: Monday January 30

Spring Session Final Date: Monday May 15

Spring Session End Dates: Due to the way holidays fall this year the final meeting for 12 Week study groups are as follows:

  • Monday SGs end: May 15
  • Tuesday SGs end: May 2
  • Wednesday SGs end: May 3
  • Thursday SGs end: May 4
  • Friday SGs end: May 5

Spring Break Dates: Saturday, March 18 – Sunday April 2

Six Week Session Dates:
* First six-weeks January 30 – April 3 
** Second six-weeks April 10 – May 15 

First Six Week Session Dates:

  • Monday SGs: January 30-April 3
  • Tuesday SGs: January 31- March 7
  • Thursday SGs: February 2- March 9
  • Friday SGs: February 3-March 10

Second Six Week Session Dates:

  • Monday SGs: April 10- May 15
  • Tuesday SGs: March 14-May 2
  • Thursday SGs: March 16-May 3
  • Friday SGs: March 17-May 5

See Full Academic Calendar for Holidays and Breaks

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