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Discover a range of fascinating academic subjects in Houston, from physics and history to psychology and literature, through engaging general lectures that will expand your knowledge and give you valuable insights into these captivating topics.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Houston have spots left, but 13 classes live online are available.

Philosophy, Ideology & Jokes: An Intro to Slavoj Žižek

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover the synthesis of Marxism, Kantian critique, Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian dialectics, and cultural criticism in this thought-provoking course on Slavoj Žižek's philosophy. Uncover the ideology, capitalism, and fantasy that shape contemporary life. Delve into the serious, yet often humorous, teachings of one of Europe's most influential philosophers.

$335

4 sessions

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Capital, Colony, Core: an Introduction to World-Systems Analysis

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the global dynamics of capitalism, as well as its roots and impact on societies with a study of Immanuel Wallerstein's World Systems Analysis at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Uncover the interconnectedness of core, semi-periphery, and periphery nations. Gain an understanding of global capitalism and its potential alternatives.

$335

4 sessions

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The Politics of Climate Change

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore climate change politics and its implications for the 21st century in this thought-provoking course. Explore the intersections between climate science, political theory, and historical context, as you delve into the limitations of current policies and radical approaches. Uncover the landscape of desires and the emergence of mass political ecological movements in the Global South.

$335

4 sessions

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Thomas Mann: Dr. Faustus

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the dark underbelly of German culture as you delve into Thomas Mann's enigmatic novel that dissects the nation's descent into authoritarianism and inhumanity. Unravel the intricate web of music and philosophy that shaped the narrative, and ponder the tragic contradictions of beauty in this thought-provoking course.

$335

4 sessions

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Embark on a journey of discovery in this thought-provoking course at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Explore the mythical world of gods, friendship, and the pursuit of eternal life and delve into the fragments that captivated scholars, poets, and readers for centuries. Discover what the "oldest story in the world" can reveal about literature, religion, and the human experience.

$335

4 sessions

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Who was Dora? Freud, Hysteria, and Feminist Theory

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover the enigmatic figure of Dora, immortalized by Sigmund Freud in his analysis of hysteria. Uncover the intersections between psychoanalysis and feminist politics as we examine the implications of Dora's case for queer theory, subjectivity, and the body. Explore these complex relationships at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.

$335

4 sessions

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Silvia Federici: Women, Capitalism, and the Body

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Uncover the history of witch-hunts and capitalism in this course. Explore how the persecution of women during the transition to capitalism created a docile feminized subject fit for domestic work and wage labor. Delve into Silvia Federici's groundbreaking work, Caliban and the Witch, and examine the impact of capitalism on gender, race, and state control over reproductive labor.

$335

4 sessions

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Bioengineering: from Terraforming to Designer Babies

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

In this thought-provoking course from the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, you'll explore the core principles of biotechnology and the ethical, political, and economic implications of manipulating biological matter. Uncover the exciting possibilities and real constraints that shape the future of bioengineering today!

$335

4 sessions

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Philosophy, Phenomenology, and the Body

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the profound philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and his groundbreaking ideas on perception, embodiment, and the nature of existence. Delve into the world of phenomenology and discover how this influential 20th-century movement continues to shape contemporary thought.

$335

4 sessions

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The Weimar Republic: Politics, Culture, and Catastrophe

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Unveil the rise and fall of Germany's Weimar Republic and its impact on contemporary politics, culture, and catastrophic authoritarianism in this provocative course. Explore the complex international politics and economic crises that shaped this politically fragile yet culturally dazzling era. Dive into primary sources and reflections to dissect the untold lessons for our modern world.

$335

4 sessions

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Solarpunk: Theory, Fiction, and Radical Futures

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore a radical vision of the future where nature and technology align, challenging the pessimistic outlook on climate change. Immerse yourself in the art, theory, and speculative fiction of solarpunk to reimagine a world of decommodified energy and human liberation. Join us on this intellectual journey towards a harmonious coexistence of technology, nature, and human life.

$335

4 sessions

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Melanie Klein: Love, Guilt, and Psychoanalysis

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Delve into the depths of human emotions and the complexities of the mind with a comprehensive exploration of psychoanalysis. Gain insights into the intricate workings of the psyche through this captivating course.

$335

4 sessions

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The Soviet Avant-Garde: Culture, Politics, Aesthetics

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore Russian and Soviet avant-gardes during the first three decades of the 20th century. Discover how artists grappled with finding "communistic expression of material structures" and the shifting status of the arts in the early Soviet state. Dive into the works of Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitzky, Sergei Eisenstein, and more.

$335

4 sessions

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Global Affairs & U.S. Foreign Policy Institute

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston @ 2500 East T.C. Jester Blvd, Houston, TX

For those pursuing a deeper understanding of global affairs and U.S. foreign policy to benefit their professional development or personal knowledge, the Global Affairs & U.S. Foreign Policy Institute is an excellent resource to gain a more comprehensive grasp of the world as it is today, and what factors will shape it in the years ahead. The Institute allows attendees to enhance or develop key competencies and a global understanding applicable...

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$495

7 sessions

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Global Perspectives Workshop: Portrait of Colombia

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston @ 1801 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX

Come learn about the geography, history, culture and economy of Colombia through the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston! Colombia is nicknamed the "gateway to South America" because it sits in the northwestern part of the continent where South America connects with Central and North America.  It is the fifth largest country in Latin America and home to the world's second largest population of Spanish-speaking people. With its vast...

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Global Perspectives: Portrait of Romania & Bulgaria

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston @ 1801 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX

Full Course Name Global Perspectives Workshop for Educators: Portrait of Romania & Bulgaria Come learn about the geography, history, culture, and economy of Romania and Bulgaria through the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston! This unique workshop will combine personal discussions by those native to these countries as well as expert speakers on Romania's and Bulgaria's culture, geography, economy and history. Teachers will walk away with...

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Global Perspectives Educator: US-China Relations

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston @ 1801 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX

Come learn about the intricacies of the US-China relationship through the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston! This unique workshop will combine personal discussions as well as presentations from expert speakers on the US and China's political, economic, cultural and social relationships. Teachers will walk away with: ready-to-use TEKS aligned lesson plans and resources 6 Hours Professional Development Credit Provided 6 Hours Gifted and...

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Global Perspectives Workshop: Art & Politics

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston @ 1801 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX

Join us for a unique workshop on the intersection between art and politics with engaging presentations on Latin America, Israel & Palestine, and the African Diaspora! Following the workshop, we'll attend a guided tour of the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston's new exhibition, Origins of the Self, which features art by local teen artists. As always, breakfast and lunch is provided free of cost and you'll leave with a booklet full of helpful...

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Fearless Presentations ®

The Leader's Institute @ 5847 San Felipe S, Houston, TX

Fearless Presentations® - Two-Day Public Speaking Class The fastest, easiest way to reduce public speaking fear and anxiety! Reduce nervousness, present with poise and confidence, and become more persuasive in one day.

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$995

2 sessions

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Communication for Nonprofits

Susanne M. Glasscock Continuing Studies @ 6100 Main St, Houston, TX

Taking advantage of the opportunity to share an organization’s story can be powerful – potentially assisting in fundraising efforts, recruiting volunteers and engaging the community. In this course, participants will learn how to develop an integrated communication plan for their organization. Experienced communication experts who specialize in nonprofit organizations will cover planning, messaging, marketing, public relations, crisis management,...

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$345

2 sessions

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