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.

Launch Your Business

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. 

Career Transitions Forum


Course Details & Registration Information

Course
History of Pre-Code American Films
Name
CSP-4000EM2
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course is intended for anyone who loves history, and is a great course for Au Pairs to earn credits.
Description
Travel back in time to the period between 1927 and 1934; the dawn of talking films and before the Hayes Code (censorship) was enforced in 1934. Learn how censorship laws changed Hollywood. An overview of three films made during the pre-code era. The theme will be powerful women characters. At each class we will view and discuss that week's film
Course Objectives
  1. 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
Outline of Instruction
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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?
Contact Hours
12
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
This course is intended for anyone who loves history, and is a great course for Au Pairs to earn credits.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Courtney Boney
919-334-1612