Come and participate in the Lake Chapala Societies new Personal Enrichment Program (PEP).This is one response to our members call for more programs, both entertaining and fun.
Our next series of programs features two highly qualified experts: Judy King and Daniel Grippo, PhD. Each one will be presenting topics that will elucidate an understanding of yourself and Mexico.
The courses are easy to choose from and consist of 5 - 8 class sessions. The prices are very affordable, and the class sizes are small. The program is limited to LCS members only. Membership must be active to enroll and must remain active for the duration of each class.
We hope that you find this new series of programs as interesting and fun as we expect it to be.
Course Fee: $500 MXN (8 classes)Min/Max Students required: 11/20Course Dates: January 10 - February 28, 2017Course Time: Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00 AMCourse Location: South Campus
Course Description: The course will address .... What is special about gardening lakeside? Monthly garden calendar: What blooms when? Effective communication with your gardener: Mexican POV vs. Ex-Pat POV. Garden Spanish: beginning vocabulary and phrases. Full sun gardens, shade gardens, formal vs. casual gardens, organic gardens. Starting plants from seeds, garden pest and disease management, drought tolerant gardens. Pruning and weeding. Composting, mulching, The instructor will illustrate many of these issues with guided tours of the LCS garden.
Francisco Javier Gonzalez NavaContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgCell: (Mex) 333-599-2260M.A. USC - Instructional Technology.A.A. Santa Monica College Academy of Entertainment Technology (AET)UCLA School of Architecture - Architectural Design.Apprenticeship in sustainability mentored by Lois Arkin, founder of Los Angeles Eco VillageTeaching Experience: Santa Monica College; Department of Architectural Interior Design.Francisco is presently part of the Growers Group, an organization of worldwide gardeners that continues to provide him with newfound gardening knowledge.
Course Fee: $500 MXN (8 classes)Min/Max Students required: 11/20Course Dates: January 11 - March 1, 2017Course Time: Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00 AMCourse Location: South Campus
Course Description: The course will address .... Soil - What makes the perfect soil? Collecting and testing samples, specifying adjustments and amendments for horticulture, microorganisms, soil composition. Collecting, preparing and propagating from seed, an intensive look. Establishing and maintaining a range of plant types and forms. Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders. Planning, collecting, preparing and establishing propagation materials. Management of green spaces, landscaped areas and ornamental gardens. Four seasons of planting at Lakeside. Preparing a crop and/or landscape plan.
Inscripcion: $500 MXN (8 classes)Estudiantes Mínimos / Máximos Requeridos: 11/20Fechas: 12 de enero - 2 de marzo, 2017Hora: Meiercoles, 10 - 11 AMUbicación del curso: South Campus
Tópicos cubiertos: Porque tomar esta clase? Revisar program de estudios. Que es especial de la jardinera por la ribera? Calendario mensual: Que florece y cuando? Comunicando efectivamente con su jardinero, punto de vista mexicano v.s. extranjero, ingles para el jardin, vocabulario y frases principantes. Jardines de sol, de sombra, formales v.s. informales, organicos. Empezando plantas de semilla, Control de plaga y prevencion. Jardines de Sequía. Podar y demalezar el jardin. Jardines de contenedor. Composta, mantillo y recorrido del jardin, LCS.
Francisco Javier Gonzalez NavaContact: email@example.comCell: (Mex) 333-599-2260M.A. USC - Instructional Technology.A.A. Santa Monica College Academy of Entertainment Technology (AET)UCLA School of Architecture - Architectural Design.Aprendizaje en sostenibilidad mentado por Lois Arkin, fundadora de Los Angeles Eco VillageExperiencia en la enseñanza: Santa Monica College; Department of Architectural Interior Design.Francisco es actualmente parte de la Growers Group, una organización de jardineros en todo el mundo que continúa proporcionándole conocimientos recién descubiertos de jardinería.
Course Fee: $450 MXN (8 Classes)Min/Max Students required: 11/20Course Dates: February 27 - March 3, 2017Course Time: Monday thru Friday, 12:00 - 1:00 PMCourse Location: South Campus
Course Description: Mexico's 1917 Constitution is hailed as a landmark in civil and human rights, notable for its articles on land reform, education, and secularization. The first part of the course will examine key articles in the Constitution, how the document came about in the context of the violent Mexican Revolution, and how it has evolved over the past century. We will then examine Mexico today in an effort to understand why society is plagued by a lack of confidence in the judicial system and serious problems of law enforcement, corruption, and disregard for the written law. How can we understand the contradictions between Mexico's written legal code and how law and order operates in everyday life?
Students: Participants are expected to be adults or older teenagers with a solid commandof English and who are interested in the history of Mexico.
Course Goals: To provide an understanding and appreciation of the richness and complexity of Mexican history and culture and the basic tools necessary for evaluating sources of information.
Student materials for course: [Provided by student]: Notebook, folder for handouts, writing instrument. Student access to the internet outside of class would be helpful.
Other Course Materials [Provided by instructor/PEP]: Handouts and powerpoint presentations will be incorporated into the lectures.
Weekly Class Assignments and Sessions: Students will be asked to read some materials in advance of daily class. One hour of reading time for every day class is in session, and two hours over the weekend, should be budgeted for reading. Participant who miss class sessions are responsible for obtaining the missed information from other students.
Daniel Grippo, Ph.D.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgCell: (Mex) 322.126.1681 : (U.S.) 816.433.8328Latin American History,University of Kansas, May 2006Dissertation Focus:Religious Conflict in Mexico: The Cristero Rebellionand the Cultural Revolution (1926-1936)Teaching Experience / Training - 1994 to 2008:University of KansasUniversity of Missouri-KCAvila College, Kansas CityCenter for Outreach, Chicago2008 to Present:International Friendship Club of Puerto Vallarta, MexicoCurrently lives in Puerto Vallarta.
Course Fee: $480 MXN (8 Classes)Min/Max Students required: 11/20Course Dates: February 27 - March 3, 2017Course Time: Monday thru Friday, 1:30 - 3:00 PMCourse Location: South Campus
Course Description: Mexico is a nation both ancient and modern, open yet mysterious. We will enrich our understanding of this great nation by examining key movements and moments in Mexican history. We will first look at Pre-Columbian Mexico (Olmec, Maya, Aztec and others); from there, the Colliding Worlds of Spanish Invasion and Conquest (1521-1550). Next up is the Colony of New Spain (1550-1760) followed by Reform, Independence and The Trials of Nationhood (1760 -1855). Liberals, Conservatives, Caudillos and Modernization (1855 — 1910) brings us to the Political and Cultural Revolution (1910 -1940). Faltering Democracy, Flourishing Culture (1940-2000) brings us to the 21st Century Themes: Hope and Fear, where we take stock of the current state of affairs in Mexico as best we can from a historical perspective.
Course Fee: $600 MXN (8 classes)Min/Max Students required: 11/20Course Dates: January 18 to March 8, 2017Course Time: Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:30 AMCourse Location: South Campus
Course Description: The Mexican revolution, which began in 1910, returned the country to the rights and privileges that had been known by the indigenous prior to the conquest by Spain. The country's decade-long civil war created the foundation of modern Mexico.
Turn-of-the-century Mexican families faced incredible hardships during the turmoil and visits from maundering bands under the leadership of men such as Francisco (Pancho) Villa and Emiliano Zapata.
As the war waged, and those leaders in disfavor darted to safety across the Texas border, families were divided, men, and women followed the fighting, other families were driven from their homes and and country to immigrate to the United States.
Students: Participants are expected to be adults or older teenagers with a solid commandof English and who are enthusiastic readers.
Student materials for course:This course studies family life before and the family role during the revolution through well-respected books: The Underdogs, a short novel written at the time by Dr. Mariano Azuela; The Rain of Gold, an often humorous, but dramatic retelling of the family history of Victor Villaseñor.
Optional recommended books are a novel based on family history, The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea, an eye-witness account, The Gringo Rebel: My Life in the Mexican Revolution 1913-1914 by Ivor Thord-Grey and The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes.
The movie Like Water for Chocolate will be viewed during one class session to further punctuate the turmoil in shattered families and communities.
Weekly Class Assignments and Sessions: Each week, participants will be expected to engage in discussions of the session topic.
All interactions in class will be civil, respectful, and supportive of an inclusive learning
Judy KingContact: email@example.comCell: 33 1301 6783Work Experience:Journalist, Real Estate, BusinessPublisher, online magazine 'Living at Lake Chapala', 2001 - 2013Editor, Lake Chapala Review, 2008 to 2014Columnist, Guadalajara Reporter, 2015 - 2016Author, 'Living at Lake Chapala', 2014.Living in Ajijic since 1990.