PALS FALL 2022 CLASSES

Come To Our Enrichment Classes

PALS (Perimeter Adult Learning Services) is pleased to announce that it will be presenting classes for the Fall 2022 session running for 8 weeks on Mondays, September 12 – November 7 (no class September 26). The classes will be at Dunwoody Baptist Church once again.  A detailed description of the classes is as follows:

10:00 am -11:00 am – The Sociology of Religion – Kemal Budak will explore the importance of religion in our social life, looking at both the global and American religious landscapes. Topics will include the relationship between religion and politics, what are sects and cults, what constitutes a denomination, ending with an examination of strange and unusual religious beliefs and practices. The seminal works of Karl Marx and Max Weber will also be examined. 

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Love to Travel — Ron Landry will regale us with his travelogues taking us to such wide ranging places as Australia and New Zealand, Germany, the Caribbean, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal, France, Italy, Monaco and Tahiti. 

10:00 am – 1:45 pm – Mah Jongg – Bring your own Mah Jongg card and come play.
There is no instructor for this weekly session- just fun and self-evaluation. 

10:00 am – 1:45 pm – Open Bridge for Experienced Players
There is no instructor for this weekly session – just fun and self-evaluation.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Election 2022 – This year’s Mid-Term election will be one of the most consequential in our lifetime. We will hear from leading academics from such universities as Kennesaw State and Georgia State as well as Morehouse College and the top political reporters from the Atlanta Journal Constitution about their views of the upcoming national, state and local elections. The presenters are as follows:

  • 9/12 – Jeffrey Lazarus – Associate Professor at Georgia State University – “The strategic behavior of legislators, both as candidates and as members.”
  • 9/19 – Greg Bluestein – Political Reporter at the Atlanta Journal – Constitution – “Where are we a month and a half before the election.”
  • 10/3 – Ben Taylor – Associate Professor at Kennesaw State University – “How the Media Affects Elections.”
  • 10/10 – Jim Galloway – Retired political analyst from the Atlanta Journal – Constitution – “The View from the Couch.”
  • 10/17 – TBA
  • 10/24 – Adam Stone – Associate Professor at Georgia State University – “Midterm Election 2022: How Purple is Georgia, How Purple is the U.S.?”
  • 10/31 – Adrienne Jones – Assistant Professor at Morehouse College – “Minority Voting and the Civil Rights Act of 1965.”
  • 11/7 – Kerwin Swint = Professor at Kennesaw State University – “Swint’s Crystal Ball.”

11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream –  Michele Friedman will again take us to the movies, viewing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Is it Love or Madness? You be the judge