World Events Through Historical Fiction

Instructor:  Wendy Kasten

  • Zoom Class
  • 6 Sessions, 10-12 on Mondays beginning Sept. 21, Oct.5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2
  • $20
  • Class has begun, registration closed

This class will focus on five world events through literature. During our lifetime, while we were busy growing up, working, and raising families, politically stunning events happened around the world which may have gotten limited news coverage in the U.S. Five short novels will be read in this course with insider perspectives on events in Tehran, the Dominican republic, Communist China, the rise of Idi Amin, and the rise of the Taliban.

6 Sessions, 10-12 on Mondays beginning Sept. 21, Oct.5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2

Wendy C. Kasten is Professor Emerita of Language Arts, Reading, Writing, & Literature, having taught at Kent State University, University of South Florida, University of Maine, and Deakin University (Australia). During her graduate studies in Tucson, AZ, Kasten was part of a large research study on the Tohono O’Odham (Papago) Indian reservation for two years, and later worked with teachers on the Miccosukee Indian Reservation in Florida. She is published on the topic of cultural issues in Native American education, and her PhD dissertation was also on a topic drawn from a two year research study in the Indian Oasis School District of Arizona. Kasten has taught five prior courses for Belfast Senior College.