Moraine Valley Community College is offering two short-term classes this summer that focus on classic film and literature at the Palos Hills campus, 9000 W. College Parkway.

The Movie and Discussion class will bring out students’ inner film critics with the screening of the 1987 classic, “The Untouchables.” After the movie, Moraine Valley film and criminal justice professors will lead a discussion and analysis of one of Chicago’s infamous time periods. The course meets Tuesday, June 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, June 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Building M, Room M210. The cost is $39, and the course code is HB4-125-200.

“Anyone who enjoys the art of film and crime will enjoy this program. Having the combination of film and history makes for interesting discussion,” said Michael Shannon, Communications associate professor. “Those who take this class will learn the ins and outs of crime and law enforcement, as well as mise en scene.”

The Shakespeare for Beginners class will guide students through the Bard’s language, life, his classics, and world while providing the tools to thoroughly enjoy one of the greatest writers in the English language. The course culminates with Moraine Valley’s free summer outdoor production of “The Winter’s Tale” and a final class discussion of the performance. The course meets from 6 to 8 p.m., on Mondays, June 25, and July 9 and 23, in Building F, Room F240. The cost is $39, and the course code is HB4-100-200.

“Those who take the class will learn about Shakespeare’s language, life and the various genres of plays Shakespeare wrote,” said Dan Scott, Theater instructor. “Once you understand and are familiar with Shakespeare, it’s the most enjoyment you’ll ever have at a play.”
For more information on these classes and other summer offerings, contact Corporate, Community and Continuing Education at (708) 974-5735 or Online registration is available.