Classes

Term 4 classes begin the week of Mon 19 October and run through Fri 11 December 2020.

NEW TERM 4 HISTORY COURSES:

The History of Death”: This course explores, historically, the subject of death from the perspective of several different disciplines: religion, (both traditional and contemporary), philosophy, art, literature, music and film.

An Introduction of European Art History”: If you have always wanted to find out more about the major époques of European art and to identify major styles of architecture, sculpture and painting, this paper is for you. This eight-week course is aimed at participants with little or no previous knowledge. From the ancient Greeks to the post-modern era, we use exemplary artwork to analyse major trends in Western art. The art objects will be analysed and discussed within the context of important historical and social developments. Participants learn to identify buildings and visual art from, for example, the Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Georgian, Classicist and Modernist styles on the basis of their typical features.

Additional subjects coming in 2021: Māori History, New Zealand History, Religion and Film, Ethnomusicology, Environment and Natural History courses, so stay tuned!

Registration for all 2020 Term 4 courses is now available on our Registration page, but please first read details of our classes by following the appropriate links below, so that you know what you’e registering for.

DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS AVAILABLE: In addition to our regular Hamilton in-person classes, we offer ‘Distance Learning’ options for most of our courses. Distance-learning options are for those living outside the Waikato or those unable to attend in-person classes. If you are a Distance-Learner you have the option of joining our regular live classroom sessions via Zoom at regularly scheduled class times, or you can watch a video-recording of the Zoom classroom session at your leisure.

EarthDiverse is pleased to announce the continuation of our language programmes for 2020 Term 4 in Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi and Urdu. We’ll be adding Japanese in 2021 Term 1. See below for more information.

See the links below for further information, dates/times, costs and registration.


HISTORY COURSES:

We’re pleased to offer a new History series of courses in 2020 Term 4! More information on this series of courses can be found here.

The History of Death: This series of 8 lectures explores, historically, the subject of death from the perspective of several different disciplines: religion, (both traditional and contemporary), philosophy, art, literature, music and film. At the end of each lecture, a set time will be given over to an “open mike” forum, where people will be able to discuss a singular more experiential death related topic.

An Introduction to European Art History: If you have always wanted to find out more about the major époques of European art and to identify major styles of architecture, sculpture and painting, this paper is for you. This eight-week course is aimed at participants with little or no previous knowledge. From the ancient Greeks to the post-modern era, we use exemplary artwork to analyse major trends in Western art. The art objects will be analysed and discussed within the context of important historical and social developments. Participants learn to identify buildings and visual art from e.g. the Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Georgian, Classicist and Modernist styles on the basis of their typical features.

Click here for more information on content, times and locations, or select Classes ➞ History from the menu above.


RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY COURSES:

In EarthDiverse’s 2020 Religious Diversity series, there are three distinct sets of classes: the first is introductory, focusing on the history, development and contemporary beliefs & practices of the world’s main religious traditions; the second series explores ‘Contemporary Issues’ in diversity over four distinct Term classes; and the third, our ‘World Religions’ series, offers four in-depth classes of eight-weeks each Term on Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. In-person classes are currently being taught in Hamilton and Te Awamutu. All of our Hamilton-based Term 4 (begins week of Monday 19 October 2020) Religious Diversity courses offer on-line live-streaming options for distance learners. For more detailed information on each of these series and their respective Term classes, click here or select ClassesReligious Diversity classes from the menu above.


LANGUAGE COURSES

Introductory and Intermediate Language courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi and Urdu are currently offered throughout 2020 in Hamilton. EarthDiverse also offers on-line ‘Distance Learning’ language options for those who cannot attend class sessions in Hamilton. Click here for more information on content, times and locations, or select Classes ➞ Language Classes from the menu above.


WORLD MYTHOLOGY & STORYTELLING COURSES:

Grand Narratives and Mythologies in the Western Tradition: Have you ever wondered what the grand old narratives and myths of the Odyssey, Exodus or the Arthurian legends are all about but never had the time to study them? This course offers the opportunity to find out more about them.

Click here for more information on content, times and locations, or select Classes ➞ World Mythology from the menu above.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

EarthDiverse offers a series of Professional Development Seminars on Religious Diversity and raising awareness of religious literacy. Click here or select Courses from the above menu.


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION classes:

For more information on Meditation classes offered by Pam Chiles (Mondays 1:00-2:00pm) click here or select ClassesOngoing classes from the menu above.


page last updated 6 October 2020.