L657 Fall 2019 American Culture in Depth
Wednesdays, 11:50-1:15, Oct. 23-Oct.30
Instructor: Ray Beery
The United States shares its space with people from all over the world, and they establish themselves across the country, enriching the areas they live in. These people bring their culture, ideas, and traditions with them, making it possible for us to be international travelers just by touring the United States. Think of Muslims answering the call to prayer, Latinos in Texas and California, Japanese with family experiences of internment, Indians and Pakistanis in Silicon Valley. Using National Geographic articles, this course invites you to dive in.
Ray Beery is a seasoned OLLI teacher, who last presented Big History (spring 2019) and Collective Learning (summer 2019). His long military career provided firsthand experiences with American diversity, including Creole on the Gulf, French Canadian in Maine, Vietnamese refugees, and Chinese in California.