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 All Classes Without Quizzes will be held on Friday, October 11
from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.
 

 

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  • A iconReligion and the American Revolution (A. K. Anderson)


    Liberals, conservatives, and everyone in-between want to be able to claim the Founders as the basis for their own thinking about the role of religion in public life. What did the most significant figures of the American Revolution actually think about religion? How did the first 13 states approach the question of the relationship between religion and government? This session will provide an introductory overview to topics such as these. 

     
  • bicon Symmetry: How the Mathematics of Beauty Illuminates the Beauty of Mathematics (Matt Cathey)


    This class will be an introduction to the history and use of symmetry, which connects the worlds of art and mathematics. We will launch from Islamic mosaic art in Spain, swing through Les Miserables, and finish with one of the great results in the history of math. No mathematics experience/knowledge is required or expected; this class is appropriate for anyone with an interest in visual arts of mathematics.  

     
  • C Icon Open Rehearsal for the Fall Theatre Production: The Good Person of Setzuan (Kerry & Mark Ferguson)


    Ever wondered how a play actually goes from the page to the stage? Come early to get a front row seat as Professor Kerry Ferguson runs an actual scheduled rehearsal of the fall show with her actors. You’ve heard about blocking, motivation, objective and obstacle, and the arc of a scene—now come see how it all fits together in practice, then stay for a Q & A session with the director and actors, and a chance to meet and chat with the rest of the theatre faculty.  

     
  • d icon Biological Inquiry (Bio150): A Model for Reforming Undergraduate Science

    (Ellen Goldey)


    Wofford is emerging as a national leader in transforming undergraduate science education. Biological Inquiry (Bio150), which is taken by over half of all incoming Wofford students, has become a model for other campuses around the country and has been recognized with national awards. Come learn about our program in a fun, hands-on learning class. We’ll explore how reading primary research literature problematizes textbook “facts,” how we’re engaging students in active learning in the classroom, and how open-ended experiments and communicating research findings develop the habits of scientific inquiry.  

     
  • F Icon Obamacare (Bob Moss)


    The “Affordable Health Care Act,” which becomes fully implemented in January 2014, will change the nation’s health care system. We will discuss parts of the law, and coming changes.  

     
  • G Icon South Carolina in War and Reconstruction: 1860-1890 (Phillip Stone)


    In December 1860, the state’s Secession Convention announced that “The State of South Carolina [had] determined to resume her separate and equal place among nations . . . .” What happened next? How did South Carolinians experience four years of war and twelve years of Reconstruction? How did the state’s citizens of different backgrounds respond after Reconstruction collapsed in 1877? This session will look at these three tumultuous decades in the state’s history.  

     
  • I Icon The Future of the Liberal Arts: Thriving, Surviving, or Endangered?

    (Dean David Wood)


    The question of the value of a liberal arts education is emerging ever more frequently as part of a larger conversation about the role of higher education in an increasingly complex 21st century. This session will discuss the current debate regarding our liberal arts tradition and analyze emerging trends, threats and opportunities. Particular attention will be given to Wofford’s distinctive position within the larger universe of higher education.  

     
  • J Icon Communicating with Chinese (Li Qing Kinnison)


    Many westerners who have been in contact with Chinese are baffled by their behaviors: they can be very friendly and polite, but can also be inconsiderate and rude. In this seminar class, we will discuss the cultural roots of the problems, including the different concepts for the self, politeness, friendship, obeying rules and law, and other issues brought up by the students.  

     
  • K Icon Wofford Alumni Baseball Game (Todd Interdonato)


    Open to all Alumni - join the Wofford Baseball Program for our Annual Alumni Game from 3:30-5:30pm on Russell C. King Field at Switzer Stadium. Activities will include Live Batting Practice on the field, Defensive Instructions, and a 7 inning game. Our baseball staff and players will be on hand to give opportunities and instruction to all those in attendance for all pre-game activities as well as our game between alumni. Join us for an afternoon of fall baseball to test your skills against both former and current players of our Terrier baseball program.  

     
  • L Icon Israel Then and Now Travel Excursion: This is not your normal tour. (Byron McCane)


    January 10 – 20, 2014 is an exclusive, limited opportunity to travel with a leading authority of Israel and Jordan, Dr. Byron McCane. Listen as Dr. McCane describes in detail the trip of a lifetime: the “behind the ropes” tours where regular tour groups are not allowed, the dinners with officials of the Israel and Palestinan Authority, the finest hotels and restaurants in the region, and much more! The trip is limited to 10 travelers.  

     
  • M Icon Pure Barre - Workout for the Weekend


    Pure Barre is simply the most effective exercise technique available. This homecoming weekend, join Wofford Alumni to experience the workout that is transforming bodies nationwide. Lift your seat, tone your thighs and burn fat in record time. Led by Pure Barre of Spartanburg instructors, this one hour class will begin promptly at 4:15 pm at the Pure Barre of Spartanburg Studio, located at 1200 E. Main Street, Suite 7, Spartanburg, SC 29307. Visit purebarrespartanburg.com for more information. Pure Barre Spartanburg is a 2013 Terrier Ball Sponsor.  

     
  • N Icon Wofford Alumni Tennis Match (Krissy Hall)


    Open to All Female Alumni – join the Wofford Women’s Tennis Program for a tennis clinic and alumni match from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Reeves Tennis Center. The afternoon will start with a 45 minute tennis clinic followed by an alumni match. Our women’s tennis staff and players will be on hand to give instruction and strategy advice during both activities. Join us for a fall afternoon of tennis to test your skills against both former and current players of our Terrier Women’s Tennis Program.