CCBS 420   Foundations of Cannabis Fitness: A Study in Epistemology from Fact to Theory
MDBS 140   Materializing the Graphic Novel: From Script to Final Product

MDBS 240   Turning Philosophy into Play: A Study in Raphael's "Academy"

MDBS 340   Making Your Own Movie: A Taste of The Hero's Journey
IDBS 110    History of the Sixties on Film

IDBS 210    Big History on the Big Screen

IDBS 310    A Twentieth Century Documentary Potpourri

IDBS 410    A History of Humanity in the Movie 
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​TDBS  100   Dean's Choice: From Cosmogenesis to Bi-Hemispheric Resonance

TDBS  499   Movies, Marijuana, and Mind: An Exploration of the Thirteenth Configuration
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NDBS 113   From Puppet to Gorilla Suit to CGI...

                                      Which Kong is King, and Why? 
Appropriately, our first class explores that philosophical realm known as aesthetics, the study of beauty, a consideration of what is pleasing to the reason...and to good taste. 

Which of the three filmic versions of King Kong exhibits the best aesthetic? In asking this question we might consider special effects and which Kong is the better representation of this giant ape-character we imagine. Then there is the film itself, its actors and characters, its story and presentation, and how its telling affects our sense of what's pleasing.
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CCBS 101   Basics of Cannabis Consumption: A Little Guidance from a Pharmacist
NDBS 252   B-Movie Mania and Cult Classic Theatre

NDBS 265   Cinema-Yoga International

NDBS 326   Space Freaks and Science Fiction Geeks

NDBS 413   Cinema Italiano: Neorealism and Beyond
The following courses meet once monthly upon reaching class size minimum 
NDBS 101   The Stoner Flick: A Study in Identity, Culture, and Laughter 

NDBS 139   The Great Western Frontier: In Fiction, In Fact, In Myth
CCBS 220   Cannabis and Psychotherapeutics: Putting Theory into Practice 
Finally, we might consider our own position in time-space, the context of our environment, and how this might affect our perception and aesthetic sense. What's
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Offered first Saturday of each month @ 3:00 pm*                                                               Cost: $25 
The following MDBS courses are geared to collegiate-age adults and artists and may be offered as early as Fall 2015 depending on participant interest: