CVEC Class Schedule for Spring 2024

March 25 – May 17, 2024
(Registration online and by mail begins February 12, 2024)

ALL PARTICIPANTS TAKING CLASSES IN PERSON MUST OBSERVE CVEC (see HOME PAGE) AND VENUE COVID REGULATIONS.

Title of Class
Time of Class
Instructor
Location
Poetry 101
Monday, 9:30-11:30, Enrollment: 20
Dan Van Tassel
VOC
“The Worldly Philosophers” — Still Relevant
Monday, 9:30-11:30, Enrollment: 20
Steven Soderlind
NCCC
“Everyone Loves His Illusions” — Films of Woody Allen
Wednesday, 9:30-11:30, Enrollment: 15 (note change in day and time)
Peter Bailey
Online via Zoom
History and Current State of U.S. Policing
Tuesday, 9:30-11:30, Enrollment: 20. Course Cancelled
Joe Moravchik
VOC
Quantifying Chance
Tuesday, 1:30-3:30, Enrollment: 20
Thomas Drucker
NCCC
Democracy Awakening
Tuesday, 1:30-3:30, Enrollment: 20
Pat Johnson and Elizabeth McKinsey
VOC
The Age of the Renaissance
Wednesday, 9:30-11:30, Enrollment: 20
Laurel Carrington
VOC
The Irish Literary Hit Parade Part 1 – 1904-1966
Wednesday, 1:30-3:30, Enrollment: 20
Jim McDonnell
VOC
Focus on Northfield – A Closer Look at the Built Environment
Thursday, 9:30-11:30, Enrollment: 15 (Note: seven sessions – see full description for details)
Barbara Evans
VOC
Fixing American Health Care
Thursday, 9:30-11:30, Enrollment: 20 (Note: four sessions – see full description for details)
Raymond DeVries
NCCC
Braiding Sweetgrass — Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Thursday, 1:30-3:30, Enrollment: 15
Susan Evans
NCCC
To Infinity and Beyond
Thursday, 1:30-3:30, Enrollment: 20 (note: four sessions – see full description for details)
Paul Zorn
VOC
User’s Guide to the Immune System
Friday, 9:30-11:30, Enrollment: 20
Ted Johnson
VOC
Making Health Care Decisions – Am I Sure I Want That?
Friday, 9:30-11:30, Enrollment: 20
Rod Christensen, M.D.
Kildahl Park Pointe
The Intersection of Theater, Religion, and Politics — Shifting Agendas
Friday, 1:30-3:30, Enrollment: 20
Philip Spensley
Kildahl Park Pointe

VOC – Village on the Cannon
NCCC – Northfield Community College Classroom


Our Purpose

  • To provide a content-oriented study experience for elder students with skilled faculty.

Our Program

  • CVEC focuses on a desire for a life-long learning.
  • The courses of study are selected to provide rich academic experiences in the liberal arts.
  • Most of these courses are informal, with learners actively participating in discussion.
  • CVEC welcomes younger registrants (under 50) on a seat-available basis.
  • Previous formal education is not a requirement.

Our Policies

  • Class size ranges from 14-20 students.
  • Most classes will meet 8 times, once per week.
  • Classes are 2 hours per session.
  • Financial assistance is available for registrants who cannot afford the fee.
  • Students may withdraw from a course before the 2nd class meeting and request a refund.