Adult & Continuing Education

We offer a wide range of classes and programs for adult learners.

 

Please see below for a listing of our coming offerings.

FILM NOIR

Mondays: January 2017

10:00 a.m. – NOON

Facilitator:  Joe Genoni

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course will examine the genre of film noir.  It will look at the plot, directors, actors, visual and audio techniques that make up a movie that can be called:  film noir. 

 

The genre is unique, has dramatic use and contrasts of light and dark, shadows, Venetian blinds, fog, close-ups, 1/2 shots and techniques that create a mood that is part of the plot.  "Style determines substance, mood overwhelms the plot, form and style become inseparable from content."

 

Film noir plots feature the hard-boiled detective, the femme fatale, shady characters, criminals, police and crime.  Two themes of film noir are:  "why? for no reason at all" and "you might think you know what's happening, but you don't."

 

Will try to show some scenes from Citizen Kane,  Double Indemnity and Chinatown.

FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM

Wednesdays: January 2017

10:00 a.m. – NOON

Facilitator:  Joe Genoni

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will examine the Federal Court System: Federal District Courts, the trial courts; Appellate Courts, how and what cases can be appealed; the Supreme Court, how cases reach the Supreme Court and the decision-making process.  The class will follow the process in the Gideon Case, right to a lawyer in all criminal cases.  There will be two speakers from the Federal Court in Saint Louis who will discuss their jobs and answer questions.

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

1st Class:

role of judges

judicial review

jurisdiction, original and appellate

misc. terms: class action suit, justiciable dispute, adversary system, plaintiff, prosecutor, plea bargain, statutory law, civil law, criminal law and the dual system of justice 

 

2nd Class:

jurisdiction of Federal Courts

types of Federal Courts

Federal District Court, the Trial Courts

Grand jury, petit jury, number and types of cases, magistrate judge

 

3rd Class:

Federal Courts of Appeal:

General info, numbers, locations, appellate jurisdiction, examples of cases

 

4th Class:

The Supreme Court

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