Winter registration begins December 16, 2013.
You may view our courses by subject below; full course descriptions will be available soon. All courses are sorted according to subject and then by day and time.
January 23 -February 28, 2014
Tuesday, December 3; Friday, December 6; and Tuesday, December 10th from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Building, UM
In conjunction with the President's Lecture Series talk by James Oakes on Thursday, December 5 (“The Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities”), Professor Tobin Miller Shearer will teach interactive classes on December 3, 6, and 10 entitled, "Slavery, Resistance, and Reconstruction." Students will explore the context from which enslaved Africans emerged, African religion, comparative slaveries in the Americas, resistance strategies to slavery, and the “first civil rights movement” also known as Reconstruction. These lively and engaging classes invite participants to explore one of the most important dynamics in our nation’s history. No reading is required.
For details about the President’s Lecture Series, visit: www.umt.edu/president/events/lectures.
About the Instructor: Tobin Miller Shearer is an associate professor of history and the African-American Studies Director at the University of Montana. He holds a dual PhD in History and Religious Studies from Northwestern University and has won teaching and mentoring awards since arriving at UM.
Call the MOLLI office at 406.243.2905 to register.
Thursday, January 2, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, Masquer Theatre-PAR/TV; Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, Masquer Theatre-PAR/TV; Saturday, January 25, 7:30 pm, Lobby of PAR/TV Building; Friday, January 31, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, Masquer Theatre-PAR/TV
Maximum Number of Students: 20
Textbook: The Miracle Worker by William Gibson (script)
Get a peek behind the scenes of the Montana Repertory Theatre’s (MRT) professional national touring production of William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker. Led by MRT’s Educational Outreach Coordinator, Teresa Waldorf, course participants have the opportunity to talk with the director, designers, and cast members as well as attend blocking and technical rehearsals to see what it takes to produce a world-class drama. An in-depth analysis of the script and history of the times will be on the discussion list as well. Students also attend the opening night performance as a group.
About the instructor: Teresa Waldorf is the Educational Outreach Coordinator for the Montana Repertory Theatre and adjunct instructor for The University of Montana’s School of Theatre and Dance. Teresa’s directing credits at UM include Gypsy, Batboy, Rocky Horror Show, Still Life with Iris and Once Upon a Mattress. Teresa received her MFA from UM in 1991 in Acting/Directing and continues to act as much as possible. She can frequently be seen on stage acting in Montana Rep Missoula productions at the Crystal Theatre or doing stand-up comedy at the Downtown Dance Collective.
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