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"Travel" to Karstic Northern Ireland with NMC (Livestream)— 2020-10-23 through  2020-10-23$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Oct. 23, 1-2:30 p.m. Hungry to learn? Remotely attend a LIFE Lunch via computer and discover interesting people, places and ideas. While Zooming with our presenters, feel free to turn off your computer's camera and enjoy your lunch. Visit the Emerald Isle with NMC Comparative Religions instructor Sarah Montgomery-Richards. The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland has provided her and her students with some amazing learning opportunities, and they'd like to share! Get a sneak peek at their daily experiences of local music, ethnic food, unmatched scenery, and all of their adventures. Discover the ancient Celts, Christian sites, classic thatched cottages, the O'Donnell Kingdom and more! Explore the majestic Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Dublin. Have the opportunity for Q and A after the presentation. You will receive the Zoom link via email one day before class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289035
Are We Becoming Two Americas? (Livestream)— 2020-11-12 through  2020-11-19$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Nov.12 and 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Are we concerned about a divided America? Contemporary political polarization dominates the daily news and much of our conversation. Deep political division, however, is only one element of an increasingly divided America. Behind politics, there is an even more serious slide toward "Two Americas". The broader division is seen in social and economic patterns and threatens to lead to a country very different from what we have known. We will examine the ways this departs from our vision for America and present some possible responses to the issue.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289017
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2020 - Part 2 (Livestream)— 2020-10-28 through  2020-11-18$29— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 28-Nov. 18, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group to explore the remaining four global concerns from the 2020 program: US Relations with the Northern Triangle; China's Road into Latin America; The Philippines and the US; and Artificial Intelligence and Data. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. If you don't already have the required briefing book (class text), it is available for purchase online at fpa.org under the bookstore tab. Please read the first topic prior to session one (US Relations with the Northern Triangle).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288995
Individual Freedom and the Common Good (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-10-29$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 22 and 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m. From the beginning, Americans have embraced seemingly conflicting political goals. The Declaration of Independence emphasizes Americans' "inalienable [individual] rights." The Constitution sets as one of its purposes "To promote the general welfare." Historically public policy issues have been typically not either/or, but rather what balance? In fact, throughout US history, finding the 'right' balance between individual freedom and collective good has guided policy making and has fueled political debate. When war or some other external threat appears, Americans have come together, but in 'normal' times we tilt heavily toward our own narrower interests. Today, Americans seem especially skeptical of government programs aiming at any sort of common purpose. Does that matter? And if so, what might be done to restore a more fruitful balance between narrow and broader interests?

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289009
Intro to Hinduism (Livestream)— 2020-10-01 through  2020-10-01$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Hinduism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Hinduism. Spur your interest in world religions and some of the incredible traditions that make up Hinduism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion. Recognize the importance of studying comparative religion as it relates to Hinduism, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Hinduism.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288964
Intro to Islam (Livestream)— 2020-10-15 through  2020-10-15$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Islam? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Islam. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Islam. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288976
NMC Fall Summit - Global Issues, Local Impacts (Livestream)— 2020-10-09 through  2020-10-09$39— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.-Noon. It's a Small World After All...The year 2020 has inspired us to come together to talk about the influence a global crisis has on our community. Northwestern Michigan College has always been a connector between our region and the rest of the world. The current state of our global health and economy has brought home just how connected we are globally. Join us for a day of meaningful discussions as we examine global issues, talk about impactful change around diversity and inclusion, and the effect all of this has on our individual and community health. This event is jointly organized by NMC Extended Educational Services, International Affairs Forum, and The Dennos Museum Center (special discount information will be emailed to IAF and Dennos members). Meet the presenters and find out more at nmc.edu/ees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 83. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396294755
Quantum Spirituality: Where Did You Get Those Genes? (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-10-27$35— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. What is quantum spirituality and how does it matter to your life? Join Kennith James Scott to study the new biology of Epigentics, where we are learning that as human beings we are not limited to the genetics of our ancestors or even our parents. Epigentics is showing us that we have far more control over our genetic destiny than previous scientific models based on DNA and RNA would lead us to believe.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289054
Religion in the Public Sphere (Livestream)— 2020-10-29 through  2020-10-29$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m. Are you interested in the ways in which different orientations around religion impact our world today? According to the Interfaith Youth Core, "In a time of global religious conflict when issues of religious identity are headlining the nightly news, our religious diversity can either be a source of conflict or an opportunity for cooperation. From Baghdad to Jerusalem to Manhattan, religion matters in the world today." Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A. in Interfaith Action, to explore religion in the public sphere. Consider the work of The Harvard Pluralism Project and the growing Interfaith movement as we discuss topics and case studies related to religion as it lives and breathes in the world.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288988
Saving Stuff: Preserving the Past for Future Generations (Livestream)— 2020-10-14 through  2020-10-28$45— LivestreamView Details

3 Wed., Oct. 14-28, 10-11 a.m. All of us have family treasures that we have inherited or collected over the years. In this three-part series, learn how museum professionals take care of a wide range of artworks and objects, from sculptures and paintings to photographs and precious news clippings. Discuss the different ways in which objects deteriorate, tips for mitigating loss, and what you can do to protect your precious belongings. Part lecture, part workshop, and part behind-the-scenes at the Dennos Museum Center. Craig Hadley, Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Museum, will pique the interest of budding historians, preservationists, art historians - and anyone interested in learning something new. Bring your questions! Zoom link will be sent 2 days before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288947
Course ClosedThe First Amendment: Free Speech and Religion (Livestream)— 2020-10-08 through  2020-10-29$75— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs. Oct. 8-29, 2-4 p.m. The First Amendment to the Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech." But what does that mean, exactly? Where does the free speech of one person or group conflict with the sensibilities or protections of another? What about hate speech? Antiwar protests? When does the free exercise of religious beliefs effectively constitute the establishment of religion? We know that debates and controversy rage on issues that touch our deeply held religious and/or philosophical beliefs, such as abortion, war, sexual preferences, vaccinations, whether to preserve certain war memorials, etc. Together, we will discuss the scope of these First Amendment freedoms and cover some of the key U.S. Supreme court decisions on these issues. Reading materials will be sent via email. Be prepared for lively class discussions.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289024
Intro to Hinduism (Livestream)— 2020-10-01 through  2020-10-01$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Hinduism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Hinduism. Spur your interest in world religions and some of the incredible traditions that make up Hinduism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion. Recognize the importance of studying comparative religion as it relates to Hinduism, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Hinduism.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288964
Course ClosedThe First Amendment: Free Speech and Religion (Livestream)— 2020-10-08 through  2020-10-29$75— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs. Oct. 8-29, 2-4 p.m. The First Amendment to the Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech." But what does that mean, exactly? Where does the free speech of one person or group conflict with the sensibilities or protections of another? What about hate speech? Antiwar protests? When does the free exercise of religious beliefs effectively constitute the establishment of religion? We know that debates and controversy rage on issues that touch our deeply held religious and/or philosophical beliefs, such as abortion, war, sexual preferences, vaccinations, whether to preserve certain war memorials, etc. Together, we will discuss the scope of these First Amendment freedoms and cover some of the key U.S. Supreme court decisions on these issues. Reading materials will be sent via email. Be prepared for lively class discussions.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289024
NMC Fall Summit - Global Issues, Local Impacts (Livestream)— 2020-10-09 through  2020-10-09$39— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.-Noon. It's a Small World After All...The year 2020 has inspired us to come together to talk about the influence a global crisis has on our community. Northwestern Michigan College has always been a connector between our region and the rest of the world. The current state of our global health and economy has brought home just how connected we are globally. Join us for a day of meaningful discussions as we examine global issues, talk about impactful change around diversity and inclusion, and the effect all of this has on our individual and community health. This event is jointly organized by NMC Extended Educational Services, International Affairs Forum, and The Dennos Museum Center (special discount information will be emailed to IAF and Dennos members). Meet the presenters and find out more at nmc.edu/ees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 83. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396294755
Saving Stuff: Preserving the Past for Future Generations (Livestream)— 2020-10-14 through  2020-10-28$45— LivestreamView Details

3 Wed., Oct. 14-28, 10-11 a.m. All of us have family treasures that we have inherited or collected over the years. In this three-part series, learn how museum professionals take care of a wide range of artworks and objects, from sculptures and paintings to photographs and precious news clippings. Discuss the different ways in which objects deteriorate, tips for mitigating loss, and what you can do to protect your precious belongings. Part lecture, part workshop, and part behind-the-scenes at the Dennos Museum Center. Craig Hadley, Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Museum, will pique the interest of budding historians, preservationists, art historians - and anyone interested in learning something new. Bring your questions! Zoom link will be sent 2 days before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288947
Intro to Islam (Livestream)— 2020-10-15 through  2020-10-15$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Islam? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Islam. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Islam. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288976
Individual Freedom and the Common Good (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-10-29$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 22 and 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m. From the beginning, Americans have embraced seemingly conflicting political goals. The Declaration of Independence emphasizes Americans' "inalienable [individual] rights." The Constitution sets as one of its purposes "To promote the general welfare." Historically public policy issues have been typically not either/or, but rather what balance? In fact, throughout US history, finding the 'right' balance between individual freedom and collective good has guided policy making and has fueled political debate. When war or some other external threat appears, Americans have come together, but in 'normal' times we tilt heavily toward our own narrower interests. Today, Americans seem especially skeptical of government programs aiming at any sort of common purpose. Does that matter? And if so, what might be done to restore a more fruitful balance between narrow and broader interests?

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289009
"Travel" to Karstic Northern Ireland with NMC (Livestream)— 2020-10-23 through  2020-10-23$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Oct. 23, 1-2:30 p.m. Hungry to learn? Remotely attend a LIFE Lunch via computer and discover interesting people, places and ideas. While Zooming with our presenters, feel free to turn off your computer's camera and enjoy your lunch. Visit the Emerald Isle with NMC Comparative Religions instructor Sarah Montgomery-Richards. The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland has provided her and her students with some amazing learning opportunities, and they'd like to share! Get a sneak peek at their daily experiences of local music, ethnic food, unmatched scenery, and all of their adventures. Discover the ancient Celts, Christian sites, classic thatched cottages, the O'Donnell Kingdom and more! Explore the majestic Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Dublin. Have the opportunity for Q and A after the presentation. You will receive the Zoom link via email one day before class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289035
Quantum Spirituality: Where Did You Get Those Genes? (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-10-27$35— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. What is quantum spirituality and how does it matter to your life? Join Kennith James Scott to study the new biology of Epigentics, where we are learning that as human beings we are not limited to the genetics of our ancestors or even our parents. Epigentics is showing us that we have far more control over our genetic destiny than previous scientific models based on DNA and RNA would lead us to believe.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289054
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2020 - Part 2 (Livestream)— 2020-10-28 through  2020-11-18$29— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 28-Nov. 18, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group to explore the remaining four global concerns from the 2020 program: US Relations with the Northern Triangle; China's Road into Latin America; The Philippines and the US; and Artificial Intelligence and Data. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. If you don't already have the required briefing book (class text), it is available for purchase online at fpa.org under the bookstore tab. Please read the first topic prior to session one (US Relations with the Northern Triangle).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288995
Religion in the Public Sphere (Livestream)— 2020-10-29 through  2020-10-29$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m. Are you interested in the ways in which different orientations around religion impact our world today? According to the Interfaith Youth Core, "In a time of global religious conflict when issues of religious identity are headlining the nightly news, our religious diversity can either be a source of conflict or an opportunity for cooperation. From Baghdad to Jerusalem to Manhattan, religion matters in the world today." Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A. in Interfaith Action, to explore religion in the public sphere. Consider the work of The Harvard Pluralism Project and the growing Interfaith movement as we discuss topics and case studies related to religion as it lives and breathes in the world.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288988
Are We Becoming Two Americas? (Livestream)— 2020-11-12 through  2020-11-19$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Nov.12 and 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Are we concerned about a divided America? Contemporary political polarization dominates the daily news and much of our conversation. Deep political division, however, is only one element of an increasingly divided America. Behind politics, there is an even more serious slide toward "Two Americas". The broader division is seen in social and economic patterns and threatens to lead to a country very different from what we have known. We will examine the ways this departs from our vision for America and present some possible responses to the issue.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289017
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