SAGE Study Groups
The most active component of SAGE is our study groups. Study groups are not taught by instructors; rather, a facilitator assists in coordinating the presentations of group members and in moderating the discussions.
An important aspect of study groups is their small size (maximum 15 participants). Group members quickly get to know each other, and learning takes place in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
There is a limited number of fee waivers available for all study groups. Study groups happen through your initiative, so if there is a subject you would love to learn more about and you are willing to facilitate a group next term, please give Janet McDonald a call at 250-721-8827.
The following study group is offered this term:
History, literature and our own lives are full of quests. Some are successful, some are not and some are unfinished. Examples might include: the Odyssey, the Holy Grail, uncovering the historical King Arthur; finding an ocean route to the Orient, putting a man on the moon, the search for extraterrestrial life, or finding the Titanic. Every quest has a goal, involves characters, faces challenges, goes down certain paths, and has an outcome. Each participant in the group will choose a quest of historical, cultural or personal interest, explore its story and significance and share their findings and enthusiasm with the group through a presentation intended to raise questions for discussion.