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Sign up for Spring Side-by-Side Classes today!
Start Date: 3/27/2017Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 3/27/2017End Time: 11:59 PM
This event recurs on Monday every week until 3/27/2017.  Click here to see the series dates.

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Side-by-Side Class is a one of Drexel’s formats for community-based learning coursework. Half of the course participants are Drexel students and half are members of the community that learn together as colleagues each week in a 10 week term. Community members can take the courses FREE of charge and those that complete the course leave with new skills for their resume as well as a Drexel course completion certificate. Classes will run from April 3 to June 16, 2017. We have two *NEW* classes to offer this upcoming term. See below for more details. To sign up, email dornsifecenter@drexel.edu or call (215) 571-4013 today!

Poetry of Place

Professor Kirsten Kaschock

Every Wednesday from 5pm to 7:50pm


In this class, we will read and write poetry as a way of examining and connecting to the world around us. We will explore forms ranging from the standard blues lyric to the sonnet to the prose poem. Poet Major Jackson will be visiting our class during the semester, and we will be reading from his newest collection Roll Deep. In addition, we will discuss how poetry has served society as both a release valve and a call to action and resistance. Our end of term project will reflect this discussion.


Shakespeare and Masculinity

Professor Paula Cohen

Every Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 11:20am

Very often the focus has been on women in Shakespeare. This course will shift the lens and look closely at the way male characters are portrayed in four important plays—Richard II, As You Like It, Othello, and The Winter’s Tale. We will explore how these characters have been conditioned by the expectations of their society, and, in certain instances, have deviated or rebelled against that conditioning. Shakespeare was aware that “being a man,” in the prescribed sense, was not always easy or, for that matter, morally desirable. Note that though the focus will be on masculinity, our discussion will necessarily include the representation of “the Other” (women and minorities within the context of the culture), and against which men in power were often expected to define themselves. 
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Phone: (215)-571-4013
Email: dornsifecenter@drexel.edu
The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
3509 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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