Open House for Middle-Eastern Studies Series at Berkeley City Club

Tuesday January 08, 2008

Horizon Studies, a lifelong-learning institute at the Berkeley City Club, will be offering two six-week classes that give historical background on Islam and the volatile situation in the Middle-East: “The Spirit of Islam: Past and Present" and "Iran and the U.S.—An Anthropological Perspective.” 

These courses, taught by university professors, provide mature students with in-depth information in an engaging format: classes combine lectures, slides, videos and discussion.  

Preview the upcoming classes at the Winter Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. The classes will run from Jan. 29 to March 4. The Spirit of Islam will meet Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon and Iran and the U.S. will meet Tuesdays 1–3 p.m. 

Director Bruce Elliott, who also teaches European History at UC Berkeley, said, “our mission is to take university-quality education beyond the institution to people in the community.”  

Details on the Middle-Eastern series and the Horizon Studies program are available online at www.horizonstudies.org.