The program of Drew University Minicourse at the Madison Public Library has announced the courses for the Winter/Spring 2013 term. Each non-credit course consists of five weekly two hour lectures (with break) and are given at 1:30 PM on weekday unless otherwise specified. Note that the classes are usually, but not always, given on consecutive weeks. Three of the courses will begin in the last week of January and another three in mid-March.

•    “The Musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein” with Frank Occhiogrosso; January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26

•    “The Changing Nature of National Security” with Douglas Simon; January 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27  or
       March 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17; 10 AM - 12 N   Note: Additional session added.

•    “The Operas of Giacomo Puccini” with Robert Butts; January 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28

•    “Five Weeks in Philadelphia” with Barbara Tomlinson; March 18; April 1, 8, 15, 22

•    “America in the Progressive Era 1900-1920” with J. Perry Leavell;  March 19; April 9, 16, 23, 30

•    “The Gnostic Gospels” with William Stroker; March 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17

The lecturers include some of the most popular in this long-running series and early registration is recommended. Tuition is $85 for one course and $65 for each additional.  There are no pre-requisites, required reading, or tests as the courses are given just for the pleasure of learning.

For further information a brochure with course descriptions can gotten by calling ((73) 408-3118 or you can go to the Internet at