Tag: Karolis Zukauskas

New Online Class: Survey of Film History

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By Collegian Staff

Morton College will this summer offer a new online class: Humanities 153, Survey of the History of Film.

This class satisfies most Humanities requirements. It is traditionally offered in a discussion and lecture format in the Spring. Professor Karolis Zukauskas (known by most students as Mr. Z) has been teaching it since 2006. This summer he’ll be leading the online version. The course will be available online only during the summers.

“In the summer, an online format can offer working students or students with children the ability to pace themselves in a more flexible way.”

Summer classes are taught over 8 weeks instead of the usual 16. While they offer convenience, they can also make time-management challenging, particularly because the meetings come in 3-6 hour “chunks” of class time.

“In the summer, an online format can offer working students or students with children the ability to pace themselves in a more flexible way,” Zukauskas said. “In an online film class, students can do all the homework on a computer, including watching the films. They don’t have to commute to campus at all, and the material costs for the course are low.”

The Survey looks at film from a chronological perspective, beginning with silent films and culminating with digital animation. As part of assignments, students will view classics like Casablanca, The Great Train Robbery and Blade Runner. Also on the syllabus are controversial works like Full Metal Jacket, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Her.

To register for this class, speak to your advisor. If you have questions, you can e-mail Mr. Zukauskas.

Image from Wikipedia.

Take a Course in Berlin This May and June

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By Marcela Ruiz

The deadline to finalize payment for this summer’s Humanities 150 in Berlin is February 15,2017.

This will be Morton College’s first time in Berlin, Germany. The program was created in partnership with Walking Tree Travel and is part of the Humanities 150 credit course. It is open to all members of the Morton College district who have a GED or high school diploma.

Students will experience Berlin as locals while they survey various forms of art.

The journey is scheduled to last 15-days, from May 28th to June 11th 2017.  Students will experience Berlin as locals, but as students they will survey various forms of art, from painting and sculpture to architecture, photography, fine art, performance art and music. The trip includes entrance to the city’s best museums, a concert and several tours, including afternoons at the Bauhaus archives and the KW Institute. The course requires a novel, Pavel and I by Dan Vyleta, and a film, Wim Wenders’ The Wings of Desire.

For more information about the program, contact Marlena Avalos-Thompson or visit the information page on Walking Tree Travel.

Photo of the Brandenburg Gate from Wikipedia.