Lawrence University’s Björklunden offers seminars Aug. 12-24. Seminar classes meet weekday mornings and some evenings with remaining free time open for exploration of the area.
Offered seminars include: “Photography Now!” with Phil Krejcarek, “The Music and Times of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven” with Mark Aamot, “Journey to the East: Crusading in the Middle Ages” with Nikolas Hoel, and “Speech Attacks: Bullshit, Lies, Propaganda, Silencing” with Mark Phelan.
“Photography Now!” explores the world of digital photography. Students are encouraged to use their digital or smartphone cameras. Daily assignments and field trips are given to stimulate your imagination. Designed for beginners and knowledgeable students.
“The Music and Times of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven” will study the life and times of three of the greatest composers of the western world: Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. The course is augmented with examples of paintings of the periods.
“Journey to the East: Crusading in the Middle Ages” examines the phenomenon of crusading as it played out from 1097 until roughly 1300. The class begins by explaining what the various scholarly opinions of what crusades are. Then, the origins of crusading are explored.
“Speech Attacks: Bullshit, Lies, Propaganda, Silencing” is an examination of some the things we do with language. Start with a discussion of John Austin’s seminal, 1962 work How to Do Things with Words, to introduce the basics of speech act theory. Then devote each of the remaining four days to investigating one type of pernicious speech act.
For complete course descriptions, fees, and registration dates call 920.839.2216, email [email protected] or visit lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/bjorkseminars.