In April of 2018, we ran a mini-course, a weekly discussion for five weeks.
It was small, starting with 5 participants and ending with 2, but we had some great conversations. The mini-course focused on art and literature. Some of the topics we discussed were:
- Shakespeare’s St Crispin’s Day Speech
- Different stereotypes between the branches
- Paintings by Winslow Homer
- Who owns an image
- How do civilian experiences of war differ from that of soldiers?
I was nervous going in — what was this going to be? — but felt recharged and full of questions and new ideas after every class.
I’m still nervous about the class in 2019; I still don’t know what it’s going to be. But now that trepidation is leavened by the excitement of what I know can happen in the classroom.
More information about the mini-course can be found here.