Exploring World Religions with Professor Brian Smith
June 2-27, 2014
Interested in learning more about world religions and how they relate to current events?
Take advantage of a unique opportunity this summer to join Professor of Religion Brian Smith and fellow Ripon College alumni for a special four-week online lecture series on World Religions, June 2-June 27, 2014.
This unique lifelong learning opportunity is offered to alumni of Ripon College for $49. Registration is complimentary with membership in the College’s Partners in the Legacy and 1851 Club giving circles. To confirm your membership in either of these clubs, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at email@example.com or call (920) 748-8126.
The lecture series will cover the religions of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and the Eastern religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. Each week will cover a separate religion. As a participant, you may access readings and video lectures at your own pace, and then tune in live each week to debate the issues with fellow classmates.
This predominately online series culminates in a face-to-face session held during Alumni Weekend on Friday, June 27, 2014, and provides an opportunity to interact with Professor Smith and classmates.
- Week One: Eastern Religions of Hinduism and Buddhism (June 2nd – June 6th)
- Week Two: Judaism (June 9th – 13th)
- Week Three: Christianity (June 16th – 20th)
- Week Four: Islam (June 23rd – 26th)
- Final wrap-up during Alumni Weekend (Friday, June 27th)
The 100 Year Anniversary of World War I
A Look Back at the War That Shaped a Century Friday, June 27: 10:30-11:30 a.m. East Hall Kresge Little Theatre
Professor Rebecca Matzke’s lecture will explore the causes and significance of World War I and its worldwide impacts throughout the past century.
Matzke teaches European and world history at Ripon College, covering the Cold War and World War I among other topics. She is the author of Deterrence through Strength: British Naval Power and Foreign Policy under Pax Britannica, which examines how Britain used its superior navy to accomplish foreign policy goals in the mid-19th century.Register Online