FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Aban Kavasmaneck


Aban Kavasmaneck is a five-time winner of the “Professor of the Year” Award as voted by the students at the University of Charleston. For her many contributions to the University, she was honored with an Endowed Scholarship named after her. Professor Kavasmaneck has been teaching English Literature courses to college students and the community for over 40 years. Her teaching career spans many other fine institutions such as the University of Bridgeport and Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. Her expertise in interpretive reading, critical analysis, and discussion of the Great Books has earned her the reputation of a literary critic who has led several reading and discussion groups, in addition to writing critical reviews for novels. Her areas of specialization include Multicultural and World Literature. She initiated the Women’s Studies program at the University of Charleston.

Professor Kavasmaneck has an M.A. in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College and has pursued further post-graduate studies in Education Management at Marshall University.

Great Works of Western Literature and Philosophy
Interpretive Analysis and Shared Inquiry of the Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, Second Series: Volumes Two and Three

Enrich your lives by engaging in the "shared inquiry" method of interpretive discussion and analysis to resolve questions and raise new ones, in a creative process that connects literature with life. This eight week study group will provide enlightening discussions from classic works of Western literature and philosophy on themes of universal significance. The course has no prerequisites. The text, "The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, Second Series: Three Volume Set, Volume Two and Three" may be purchased at the LLS office. Selections may also be found on the Internet and in other collections.

Enrollment for this class is limited to 25 students. Please enroll early. Guest pass is $15.

Eight Lectures
  1. Thomas Hobbes  — "Origin of Government"
  2. Herman Melville  — "Billy Budd"; "Sailor"
  3. Adam Smith  — "Wealth of Nations"
  4. William Shakespeare  — "Antony and Cleopatra"
  5. Soren Kierkegaard  — "The Knight of Faith"
  6. Herodotus  — "The Persian Wars"
  7. John Locke  — "Of Civil Government"
  8. Johnathan Swift  — "Gulliver's Travels"
Course # W8W3 — Eight Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Wednesdays — January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11; No class on February 18
  Time:11:15 a.m.—12:45 p.m.
  Fee:$100/member; $130/non-member
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