Course Schedule – Spring 2024 / Old Courses
The courses listed below have been offered at Quest in previous semesters listed in alphabetical order.
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Coordinators: Mary Ann Donnelly, Beth Callender
Whether you think of yourself as creative or not, these interactive classes will help unlock abilities you may not have known you had.
Coordinators: Arlene Curinga, Patricia Geehr, Susan Keohane
An English novelist, biographer, and short-story writer, Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels offer a detailed portrait of society, particularly the very poor.
Coordinators: Martha Drezin, Mary Ann Donnelly, Sheryl Harawitz, Joyce West
Would you like to spend time digging into the poems of Emily Dickinson?
Coordinators: Michael Wellner, Ellen Gottfried, Bob Gottfried
It’s safe to say that every single one of us at Quest remembers the Fifties pretty clearly. If there is any single word that describes that decade it’s transformative.
Coordinators: Stephen Baker, Pete Weis
In this course we will explore some fascinating islands. These are widely scattered throughout the world in oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers as well as scattered in time with references from antiquity to the future.
Coordinators: Andrea Irvine, David Bartash, Marion Schultheis
We all eat it. But how we grow it, process it, cook it, or consume it raw are significant definers of who we are as a society.
Coordinators: Jane Lubin, Larry Shapiro
Great Conversations offers works by both contemporary and classic authors across many genres and disciplines, ideal for promoting discussion among readers.
Coordinators: Caroline Thompson, Steve Allen, Linda Downs
The German people have a long and complex history that has had a profound impact, both good and bad, on all of Europe and on the world. This three-term course examines this political, religious, and cultural history from the time of The Holy Roman Empire in 800 CE up to the current day.
Coordinators: Karen Cullen, Donna Ramer, Michael Wellner
We interact with the medical world all the time, from our daily vitamin pill, to annual check-ups, to the occasional surgery or perhaps even treatment for a serious illness.
Coordinators: Patricia Geehr, Arlene Curinga
Edith Wharton, the first woman to win a Pulitzer, is known for depicting the “tragedies and ironies” of life among members of the middle class and aristocratic New York society in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will read The House of Mirth, her first literary success. Through themes of gender, class, love, and friendship, Wharton depicts the destructive results of the pursuit of wealth and misplaced values that are still evident today. Recommended text: Scribner, paperback edition 2020.