Plus 50 Lifelong Learning
Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults 50 and over that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement, or explore personal interests.
At our Plus 50 events, you can sample courses and attend presentations from community experts on a wide variety of topics - small business counseling, long-term healthcare, retirement, beer brewing, flying commercial drones, and much more! Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming Plus 50 events.
Check out these programs and resources:
Become an Entrepreneur
You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.
Retired to Re-hired!
Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Workforce Continuing Education division can help -- and the Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment.
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- will have an understanding of censorship laws in the film and TV industry, and feminist analysis of films. They will also become familiar with the invention of film, and the impact the invention of sound had on films
- Baby Face 1933 starring Barbara Stanwyck 1 hour 11 minutes
Discussion on Barbara Stanwyck, the invention of film, and the impact of censorship on Hollywood. Watch Part 1 of Documentary, Women in Pre-Code Hollywood 15 minutes
- Female 1933 starring Ruth Chatterton 1 hour
Discussion on Ruth Chatterton. Feminist Analysis: The Bechdel Test, The Smurfette Principle, The Manic Pixie Dream girl. Watch Part 2 of Documentary, Women in Pre-Code Hollywood 15 minutes
- Torch Singer 1933 starring Claudette Colbert 1 hour 11 minutes Discussion on Claudette Colbert. The impact the 1927 invention of sound had on the film industry. Watch Part 3 of Documentary, Women in Pre-Code Hollywood 15 minutes
- At each class we will discuss:
What strikes you most about this film? How is it different from films you see today?
Do you think this film would be popular in your country and with what kinds of people?
Do you think it would be offensive in your country and with what kinds of people?
Can you think of modern day films with similar subject matter?
At the end of the course – Which film did you like the most and why? Which did you like the least?
- Attendance 90% or above