September 14, 2009

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Emory QUEST Returns with Three New Courses and One Old Favorite


Emory QUEST Returns with Three New Courses and One Old Favorite in Fall 2009

Emory QUEST returns this fall with three new courses and one course back by popular demand, after a brief summer hiatus. This program of academically focused, non-credit courses is the result of a partnership between Emory College of Arts and Sciences and the Emory Center for Lifelong Learning. Courses are developed and taught by Emory faculty and highlight topics from the liberal arts and sciences.

Courses offered this term include:

  • American Film Classics 101: Changing the Way You Watch, taught by Dr. Matthew Bernstein, Chair and Director of Film Graduate Studies at Emory. This course develops skills for analyzing and evaluating films, understanding in particular the consequences of filmmakers’ artistic choices. Students will watch classics like Bringing up Baby, Citizen Kane, The Graduate, Rear Window, A Man Escaped, and more. Class meets on Mondays, October 12 to November 9, from 7 to 9 pm.

  • Medicines for Mental Health, taught by Dr. Ken Carter, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Emory’s Oxford College. This course focuses on making medical terminology and concepts related to mental health medicines accessible to the general public, and will cover the basic information about some of the most common medications for psychological disorders including depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Class meets on Tuesdays, October 6 to November 3, from 7 to 9 pm.

  • The Financial Crisis: Market Volatility, the Bailout, and Prospects for the U.S. Economy, taught by Dr. Hashem Dezhbakhsh, Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Emory and recipient of Emory’s Williams Distinguished Teaching Award. This course will provide an intuitive understanding of the current financial crisis, its causes and potential effects, and explore proposals to mitigate its impact. Class meets on Wednesdays, October 21 to November 11, from 7 to 9 pm.

  • The Making of Modern Atlanta, taught by Dr. Dana F. White, Goodrich C. White Professor of the Liberal Arts in the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory. This course will explore the development of Atlanta, from the 1940s "Regional City" into the projected "Chatlanta," a sprawling megalopolis of five million extending east to the Alabama border and north into Tennessee. Topics include urban myths and imagery, politics, growth patterns, sports, culture, race and gender. Class meets on Thursdays, September 24 to October 22, from 7 to 9 pm.

All Emory QUEST courses are open to the public. To obtain additional information and view a full schedule of upcoming courses or register, visit or call 404-727-6000.

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