SoL Courses Summer 2013
Intercultural Book Study with Sibi Aydelott
Four Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2013;
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon;$45/4 sessions. Register by July 3
This book discussion group focuses on fostering understanding and respect for diverse cultures. Participants will be encouraged to express their ideas and opinions based on their readings and personal experiences; to raise questions, and to enter into intercultural dialog. The goals are to encourage active discussion of various pieces of fiction, to look not only from one's own perspective, but also from that of others. The book selections are House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, and Water: A Novel by Bapsi Sidhwa, followed by the movie, Water. Sibi Aydelott received her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She has taught in the United States as well as in Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, and Qatar. She made San Antonio her home in 2010.
Presbyterian Women's 2013-2014 Horizons Bible Study - Migration: Exodus and Deuteronomy with Francisco Garcia-Treto, Ph. D. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 6, 7 and 8, 2013;
9:30 a.m. - 12 noon; $35/3 sessions (5th person in group free.) Register by July 30.
A reading of Exodus and Deuteronomy can lead to helpful reflection on contemporary "hot topics," such as migration and immigration.This SoL Center course will provide a broad introduction to the two books covered in Catron's excellent study guide. Dr. Garcia, a noted Trinity University professor, will explore when and where the ancient books were written, by whom and for what purposes, for what audiences, and with what agendas. The literary genre and structure of the books will be considered, and the significance of their placement in the Torah. Given his life experience as a native of Cuba who migrated to the US, he will look at the history of the Exodus narratives in Latin American Liberation Theology. While the course is meant for future leaders and participants in the PW Bible Study, it can also stand alone as a help to anyone who wants to explore what Exodus and Deuteronomy offer.
Dr. Francisco García-Treto taught in the Department of Religion at Trinity University for 40 years. He retired in 2006 as the J. F. R. King Professor of Religion, Emeritus. His field of study and teaching has been the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the use of literary interpretation of the Bible and postcolonial and minority approaches to biblical study. Dr. Garcia received his PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary, and he is an ordained minister of the PCUSA (Hon. Ret.).
The Story of You, Writing Your Memoir with Marylyn Croman.
Six Tuesdays/Thursdays, August 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29, 2013; 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
Tuition: $45/6 sessions. Register by August 6.
Enrollment: 8 minimum / 12 maximum.
Description: You are a storyteller. If you think not, it’s because no one has given you permission to identify yourself as a creative individual, one with a compelling narrative to impart. This class is a place to nourish your writer’s voice as storyteller. But why the necessity of writing it down? When you write, the inner storyteller in you imposes order, discerns patterns, discovers paths. Come, discover the story of you.
About the instructor: Marylyn Croman is a writer, poet, and editor, as well as Co-founder of Writers Institute-OLLU with Nan Cuba, and Co-founder of Gemini Ink with Nan Cuba. She has been a teacher of writing for 25 years.