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CONTINUING STUDIES PROGRAM ANNOUNCES SPRING 2000 COURSES AT BARD COLLEGE Courses Include African Art and Architecture, Archeology, Painting and Drawing, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Songwriting, Literature, and History
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Continuing Studies Program at Bard College will offer twelve courses in the spring semester. The registration deadline is February 1. The semester begins on February 2, and runs through May 24. Tuition is $1,208 for the four-credit courses or $378 to audit.
"Modern Literature and the Visual Arts" will be taught by Justus Rosenberg, professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. The course examines the principles and dynamics underlying the association of literature and the visual arts. Mondays from 7:00 to 9:20 p.m.
"Introduction to Photography/Photo II" will be taught by Douglas Baz. The basic techniques and aesthetics of photography and black-and-white darkroom procedures are covered. No previous experience is necessary, but each student needs a manually adjustable camera. A $70 darkroom fee is charged in addition to tuition. Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:20 p.m.
"History of African Art and Architecture" will be taught by Anne Bertrand, assistant professor of art history at Bard College. The course surveys the vast array of different art forms created on the African continent from the prehistoric era to the present time. Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:20 p.m.
"Introduction to the Classical Egyptian Language" (hieroglyphics) will be taught by Luis Perez. This course introduces the history, culture, and language of dynastic Egypt, from 4000 B.C. through the end of the eighteenth dynasty, c. 1350 B.C. It focuses on the classical Egyptian language using the Egyptian Grammar of Sir Alan Gardiner. Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:20 p.m.
"Kafka: Prague, Politics, and the fin-de-siecle" will be taught by Franz Kempf, professor of German at Bard College. The course will focus on Kafka's shorter fiction ranging from fragments, parables, and sketches to longer, complete tales. Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:20 p.m.
"Painting the Figure: Clothed and Nude" taught by Edward Schmidt, is designed for beginning and advanced art students. Models, clothed and nude, in long poses provide students the opportunity to work on a range of technical, formal, and aesthetic concerns. Particular attention will be given to painting drapery and clothing. Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
"Writer's Workshop: Nonfiction Prose" will be taught by Robert Seder. This workshop helps students develop and refine their prose voice through personal and analytical essays. Students present a new or revised essay weekly. Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:20 p.m.
"Songwriting" taught by Gregory Armbruster, will offer songwriters, lyricists, singers, instrumentalists, and composers a safe forum for performance, feedback, discussion, and analysis. The course is open to anyone interested in working with words and music. Students give an open performance during the last class. Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:20 p.m.
"Workshop in Method Acting" taught by Naomi Thornton, is designed to make beginning and advanced students comfortable in front of an audience, teaching specific acting skills. The emphasis is on relaxation, concentration, and focus. There are some group exercises and improvisations, but individual attention is stressed. Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:20 p.m.
"Is Democracy Possible? Social Movements in the United States" will be taught by Steven Colatrella, visiting assistant professor of sociology at Bard College. The course will examine several sociological explanations for social movements and look closely at several historical social movements in the United States. Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:20 p.m.
"Long Pose Figure Drawing" taught by Cheryl Wheat, is an in-depth figure drawing course designed for beginning and advanced students interested in developing their facility in drawing as they increase their knowledge of drawing theory. Particular emphasis is on the human figure. Special topics include drawing the head, hands, and drapery. Students draw from the nude during all sessions. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
"Archaeology Laboratory Methods" will be taught by Christopher Lindner, archaeologist in residence at Bard College. Participants learn to analyze results from the 7,000-year-old dig site at Bard's Grouse Bluff, using field notes, drawings, and photographs to document the excavated artifacts and soil. The course includes weekly laboratory sessions and discussions of readings, with additional individual projects. Enrollment is limited and with permission of the instructor. Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
For further information and to register for courses, call Karen Becker at the Continuing Studies Program at 914-758-7508. Registration deadline is February 1.