OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Updated: November 26, 2012 2:20AM
Indian popular art
Indian filmmaker, archivist, and author Yousuf Saeed comes to Oakton next month for two talks on popular Indian art and music.
On Oct. 1, at 12:30 p.m., Saeed will present “A Sufi Saint and His Poet: The Cultural Heritage of Ameeer Khusrau and Nizamuddin Aulia.” Aulia, the 14th century Indian saint, and his disciple Khusrau have been revered for eight centuries, symbolizing the deep ties between Hindu and Muslim cultures in South Asia. Explore the legacy of these two men — through their New Delhi shrine, Khusrau’s poetry and music, and popular culture in India, Pakistan, and the world.
Then on Oct. 2, at 12:30 p.m., Saeed will present “Images of Two Nations: India and Pakistan in Popular Art,” which commemorates the 143rd anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s birth. While Hindu art in India during the Independence Era often incorporated political themes depicting figures like Gandhi and Nehru with gods and goddesses, Islamic art produced during the same period is less politicized. Compare Indian and Pakistani religious imagery, and view rare posters and calendar art featuring leaders from the early 20th century.
Co-sponsored by the Humanities and Philosophy Department and the Global Studies and Peace and Social Justice Programs, Saeed’s presentations are free and open to the public. Both will take place at the Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road in Room 1606.
Adult Education classes
Fall into adult education classes offered through the Oakton Alliance for Lifelong Learning.
Digital Camera Basics (ART C79-01) — Bring your digital camera to class and leave knowing how to get the most out of it. Session meets 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Prairie View Center, 6834 W. Dempster St., Morton Grove. Course fee is $25.
Creative Writing and Self-Discovery (COM E43-01) — View the world and yourself through new eyes, then translate this unique vision into poems, stories, or articles that interest and move others. Eight-week course meets 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Oct. 4 at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Course fee is $130.
Advanced Facebook (DAT E17-01) — Learn to add links, upload photos and videos, create events, and third party applications. Course also covers business profiles, fan pages, advertising, and advanced privacy issues. Session meets 7-9 p.m. Oct. 4 at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave. Course fee is $20.
Computers Are for Everyone (DPR A57-02) — This hands-on course will teach how to send and open an e-mail, insert pictures into an e-mail, and how to look up information on Google and Yahoo. Four-week course meets 1-4 p.m. Fridays starting Oct. 5 at Oakton’s Skokie campus. Course fee is $115.
Basic Blues Harmonica (MUS C14-01). This class is an easy and fun way to get started. All that is needed is a 10-hole harmonica in the key of C (the most common type). For those who do not have one, it can be purchased in class for $8. Two-week course meets 3-5 p.m. Saturdays starting Oct. 6 at Oakton’s Skokie campus. Course fee is $69.
All students will be charged an $8 non-refundable processing fee at the time of registration. For a complete Alliance for Lifelong Learning class schedule, visit www.oakton.edu/all, or call (847) 982-9888, press 3.
Passport series returns
Join local experts for an analysis of international events and issues during Passport to the World, a series of foreign relations lectures offered by the Emeritus Program at Oakton.
Two eight-week sessions are available: 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Oct. 4, and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays starting Oct. 5.
The series begins with “Two People: One Future,” which examines whether there could be a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Other lectures include: “Vietnam: The Lessons” (Oct. 11, 12); “Will He Bring Jobs?” (Oct. 18, 19); “R2P and the New Search for Monsters to Destroy” (Oct. 25, 26); “China’s New Leadership” (Nov. 1, 2); “The Rise of the Era of Off-Shore Balancing”(Nov. 8, 9); “Where Will We Go from Here? Foreign Policy after the Presidential Election” (Nov. 15, 16); and “How Socialist is “Socialist Europe?” (Nov. 29, 30).
Featured lectures meet at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
The series-only fee is $64 for in-district residents age 60 and over, and $79 for out-of district residents and those under age 60. Seating is limited.
For more information about the Emeritus Program, call (847) 635-1414 or (847) 982-9888, press 3. For a complete list of Emeritus classes and events, visit www.oakton.edu/emeritus.
New Emeritus courses
The Terrible (and Occasionally not so Terrible) Rulers of Russia (HIS B16-61) — Take a walk through 1,000 years of Russia’s long and bloody history. Discuss the good tsars as well as the bad and learn more about Lenin, Stalin, and Gorbachev. Five-week course meets 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays starting Oct. 1. Course fee is $82.
Joseph Epstein II (HUM B07-61) — Author Joseph Epstein’s three short story collections focus on characters from the Chicago-area Jewish community. Review tales from “Epstein’s Fabulous Small Jews,” “The Golden Boys,” and “The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff.” Four-week course meets 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays starting Oct. 2. Course fee is $64.
Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu: Poets of the Cinema (HUM S26-61) — Become acquainted with two important Japanese filmmakers. Aikira Kurosawa has influenced countless filmmakers with his humanism and visual mastery. Yasujiro Ozu inspired others with his poetic images and stories exploring the tension between modern and traditional values. Review some of the classic movies by these filmmakers. Eight-week course meets 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 3. Course fee is $156.
Featured courses meet at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
All registrants will be charged an $8 nonrefundable processing fee at the time of registration. However, students who register online will only be charged once per semester for an unlimited number of courses. Those registering in person, by mail, or fax will be charged an $8 fee with each registration form.
For more information about the Emeritus Program, call (847) 635-1414 or (847) 982-9888, press 3. For a complete list of Emeritus classes and events, visit www.oakton.edu/emeritus. ~.