Upcoming Verandah Activities
These non-credit verandah activites are open to all students on a first come, first serve basis. Contact instructor listed for additional information and to sign up.
Star Trek: Into Darkness and the War on Terror
When: Tuesday May 28th from 7:30-9:45 and Wednesday May 29th from 4-6pm
Instuctor: Jennifer Fredette
“There is no Starfleet regulation that condemns a man to die without a trial!” Or so Lieutenant Commander Spock tells us in the first few minutes of the new movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness. With its discussion of habeas corpus, encroaching militarization, and the dangers of an executive acting alone without effective checks and balances, Into Darkness can be viewed as a criticism of how America has conducted the War on Terror.
To explore contemporary political issues like Guantanamo, expanded executive power, and extrajudicial killings, Dr. Fredette has organized a non-credit Verandah course that will meet for two evening sessions. On the first evening, we will see the movie Star Trek: Into Darkness. On the second, we will have a thorough discussion of its political themes over pizza and soda.
It’s the end of the school year! End it right with an intellectual conversation about a fun summer blockbuster. Contact Jennifer Fredette for more information and to sign up.