‘Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History’ class at ICC Polk June 15

Published 1:33 pm Friday, June 10, 2011

Ron Cliff will teach a course titled “Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History” starting Wednesday, June 15 at Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center in Columbus.

“Many myths exist, but this one belies reality. Women aren’t documented in history because, simply, men wrote the history books and thought highly of themselves. Women were involved in many activities outside and beyond the kitchen. This lecture looks into the footnotes and discovers, not surprisingly, what a lot of women did, but were not supposed to do, like write, paint and govern. These materials extend from the Old American West back across the pond and across Eurasia. The story is unlimited and long untold. Come and get a glimpse into the past we weren’t taught and didn’t even know existed until a generation ago,” said Cliff.

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The class will meet each Wednesday from 10 a.m. – noon for three weeks starting June 15. The course will be followed by “Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History, Part II” meeting July 6 – July 20.

Instructor Ron Cliff earned his B.A. from Notre Dame, an M.A. from Ohio University and worked on his doctorate at Cornell. He is a retired corporate intelligence director and intrepid traveler. His approach to teaching is to present opinionated facts that enhance thinking and demand discussion.

Call 828-894-3092 for more details or to register for these or other classes. Summer 2011 class brochures are available at ICC Polk Center in Columbus, area post offices and select locations throughout Polk County.

– article submitted by Kate Barkschat