TERM 4 COURSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF MONDAY 18 OCTOBER 2021.
OUR 2021 TERM SCHEDULE FOR THE YEAR IS:
- Term 1: begins the week on Mon 15 Feb, and ends Fri 9 Apr 2021
- Term 2: begins the week of Mon 10 May, and ends Fri 2 Jul 2021
- Term 3: begins the week of Mon 2 Aug, and ends Fri 24 Sep 2021
- Term 4: begins the week of Mon 18 Oct, and ends Fri 10 Dec 2021
OUR COURSE CATEGORIES ARE:
- Art & Architecture
- Environment, Natural History & Biodiversity
- Astronomy (coming in 2022 Term 2)
- Aotearoa New Zealand History
- World History
- Film (coming in 2022 Term 1)
- Religious Diversity
Select from the Categories above to read more about the courses offered in each Category. Not all courses are offered every Term as we rotate and change our course offerings regularly, and we continually add new courses.
ARABIC 101: Introductory Arabic$100.00 – $125.00
Introductory Arabic 101 is taught each year in Term 1 and Term 3. Term 3 classes begin Monday 2 August 2021.
Our Introductory Arabic 101 course is for beginners and specifically designed for those who do not know how to read, write or speak the Arabic language, and those unfamiliar with the Arabic script. This class meets on Mondays from 5:30-7:00pm during school terms with 8 weekly sessions.
ARABIC 102: Introductory Arabic$100.00 – $125.00OFFERED: 2021 TERM 4, BEGINNING MONDAY 18 OCTOBER 2021, 5:30-7:00pm Our Introductory Arabic 102 course for continuing students is specifically designed for those who already have been introduced to the Arabic script and will focus on additional reading and writing practice, as well as on learning new vocabulary, introductory grammar and expanding conversational skills.Select options
ARABIC 103: Introductory Arabic$100.00 – $125.00TERM 3 CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY 2 AUGUST 2021 Our Introductory Arabic 103 course for continuing students is specifically designed for those who already have been introduced to the Arabic script and have taken our Arabic 101 & 102 courses. This Term focuses on additional reading and writing practice, learning new vocabulary, introductory grammar, and expanding our conversational skills. This class meets during 2021 Term 3 on Mondays from 7:30-9:00pm beginning on Monday 2 August 2021, with 8 weekly sessions.Select options
ARABIC 104: Introductory Arabic$100.00 – $125.00OFFERED: 2021 TERM 4, BEGINNING MONDAY 18 October 2021 Our Introductory Arabic 104 course for continuing students is specifically designed for those already introduced to the Arabic script and have taken our Arabic 101, 102 & 103 courses. This Term focuses on additional reading and writing practice, new vocabulary, additional grammar, and further expansion of our conversational skills.Select options
ARABIC 300: Conversational Arabic$100.00 – $125.00This course is offered every Term. Term 4 classes begin Monday 18 October 2021 . Our Arabic 300: Conversational Arabic course for continuing students is specifically designed for those who have completed our first and second year Arabic courses, or for those whom our Arabic instructors deem ready for additional conversational practice. This course is also designed for those who wish to continue their language learning through conversational practice, and for those who already understand basic Arabic grammar, can read and write in Arabic, and who wish to practice speaking in a safe and comfortable format with native speakers. This continuing course focuses on teaching conversational fluency, additional Modern Standard Arabic grammar, and reinforces reading through working with some Arabic literary works, such as short stories, poems and listening to Arabic music.Select options
ART101: “An Introduction to European Art & Architecture”$100.00 – $125.00TERM 4 CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY 18 OCTOBER 2021, 11:00am-1:00pm If you have always wanted to find out more about the major époques of European art and to identify major styles of architecture, sculpture and painting, this course is for you. This eight-week course, a part of our Art & Architecture series, is aimed at participants with little or no previous knowledge. From the ancient Greeks to the post-modern era, we use exemplary artwork to analyse major trends in Western art. The art objects will be analysed and discussed within the context of important historical & social developments. Participants learn to identify visual art and buildings from, for example, the Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Georgian, Classicist and Modernist styles on the basis of their typical features.Select options
ART140: “The Spiritual in Modern Art”$100.00 – $125.00This series of eight talks, in our new Art and Architecture series, examines how the dimension of the spiritual exhibits itself in the secular art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course will be offered again in Term 1 beginning February 2022.Select options
ART203: “New Zealand Architecture: A History of Contact, Culture, Construction and Design”$100.00 – $125.00NEW COURSE: TERM 3 CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY 2 AUGUST 2021 This course charts the chronology of New Zealand architecture since European colonisation and explores the cultural patterns and themes that have created our built environment. Meets Monday mornings 11:00am-1:00pm.Select options
ENV108: “A Social History of Birds: Our Fascination with Life on the Wing”$50.00 – $65.00NEW TERM 4 COURSE: This course in our Junior Lecturer Series is offered twice in Term 4, the first beginning on Tue 18 October and delivered as eight 1-hour sessions, and the second beginning Tuesday 16 November and is derived as four 2-hour sessions. Details for each, including US Pacific time zone equivalents, are found below. JUNIOR LECTURER SERIES: this course is our first offering in our Junior Lecturer series, giving young people an opportunity to share their passions, experience and knowledge. A Social History of Birds: Our Fascination with Life on the Wing: For centuries, we have been fascinated by the lives of birds. Starting in antiquity and ending in the present day, this course explores how humans around the globe have fallen in love with, studied, and changed the world of our feathered friends, and how they, in turn, have changed us. We will look at birds in religion, myth and the arts, the rise of the natural historians, conservationists and bird-watchers, the role of birds in 20th century statehood, and finally the history of avian domestication.Select options