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Foundations and Principles of the U.S. Constitution
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Foundations and Principles of the U.S. Constitution


with Paul Wendel Brock

Course Description: Class will study the "Original Intent" of the Framers using writings of the Founders. A study of The Federalist Papers and other writings by the Framers will be used. Mr. Brock has developed a system for memorizing parts of the Constitution. In addition, a Dramatization of the events at the Constitutional Convention will be shown.

Notes: $3.00 for materials for a pocket size Constitution, paid directly to the instructor at the first session.

Class Leader Bio(s): Paul Wendel Brock has a B.A. in History and a M.A. in Educational Leadership. He taught Advanced Placement (college level) History at Ft. Walton Beach High School and retired after 30 years.

French Revolution and Napoleon


with Dan Robison

Calendar Sep 21, 2023 at 10:15 am, runs for 8 weeks

Course Description: Modern Europe is defined by two dates - 1789 (fall of Bastille) and 1815 (battle of Waterloo). Everything dates from there!

Class Leader Bio(s): Dan Robison received his Ph.D. in history from Auburn University, specializing in Modern Europe, and has taught a variety of courses for CLL since 2001.

Crime, Property Crime: What is it and How Much is There?


with Kathy Johnson

Calendar Sep 21, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Course Description: Do we have a crime problem in America? Do we have a property crime problem in America? Wait, what is this property crime thing you mention? Well, one thing it is not is violent. It rarely makes the headlines and it may not even have a human victim! We'll talk about property crimes (what they are and are not) and how they are punished, or not. We'll talk about why it works that way. "But we don't talk about Bruno." If this is your first time in this class and if all goes well, you will leave class more bewildered, bemused, and befuddled than when you started, or not!

Class Leader Bio(s): Dr. Kathy Johnson received a BS in 1987 and MS in 1989 in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. Her PhD in Criminology is from Indiana University in Pennsylvania. She is currently a tenured associate professor of Criminal Justice for UWF.

U.S. Political Parties: History and Role


with Marie Hallion

Calendar Sep 21, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Course Description: The Constitution of the United States does not mention political parties. However, since the 1790s, political parties have played a major role in government. This course will examine the history of the two-party system, the role of the Electoral College, national conventions and state primaries, the role of the presidential debates and the candidate-centered presidential election campaign.

Notes: This is a six-week course meeting September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Class Leader Bio(s): Dr. Marie Hallion is an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School and the School of Undergraduate Studies of the University of Maryland Global Campus. She specializes in organizational theory and a wide range of courses in government and politics. Awards she has received include the UMUC Teaching Excellence Award, the Graduate School Commitment to Excellence Award and the Professional Achievement Award. Six-week class.

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Genealogy - Online Resources and More


with Margaret Harris

Calendar Sep 22, 2023 at 10:15 am, runs for 7 weeks

Course Description: Open your mind to researching your own family history and share your challenges and discoveries with the class. Fellowship and information = SUCCESS!

Notes: 7-week class, no class on November 10. Students are welcome to bring and share artifacts or heirlooms plus photos of family members that they have researched or want to research.

Class Leader(s): Margaret Harris and Marvin Cochrane

Class Leader Bio(s): Margaret Harris was born at "Eglin Field," as it was originally called. She spent her early school years in Okaloosa County. Her mother was born in Crestview. Margaret says, "It has been my privilege to research history and share family stories with my friends and family." Marvin Cochrane came to Eglin AFB in 1986 and is now fully retired. He became hooked on genealogy, largely as a result of taking Margaret's genealogy classes.

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