Gary Gordon to teach community education classes

Santa Fe College in Gainesville will offer over 150 community education classes during its winter/spring term, split between in-person and on-line classes. For a complete listing, see: Click the Enrich brochure link for details.

Two of the classes will be taught by author, musician, and former City Commissioner Gary Gordon: Introduction to Screenwriting and American Revolution: 1763-1815.

Intro to Screenwriting

Students will learn screenplay format and structure, developing loglines and beat sheets, and begin writing with weekly feedback. Portions of movies will be used to illustrate concepts. Best if the student already has an idea for a movie. (This is not about TV movies or short films; it’s about feature-length films). Class participation is hoped for. Weekly assignments, but it’s all voluntary as there are no grades. Best to bring an iPad or notebook or laptop — something to take notes.

Five Mondays, starting 1/30, 6:30-8:45pm.
SFC northern campus. $69.
Register by calling 352-395-5193 or go online to:, go to register, then go to Arts/Writing.

American Revolution: 1763–1815

This course will not focus on battles; instead this is an introductory course on information usually left aside when discussing the American Revolution will be presented. The pre-war period will cover the differences among the settlers who arrived from England/Great Britain and Netherlands, the period after the “French & Indian” War, and the differences among the Colonies before and during the War. The post-war period will include the disagreements over the reasons for the war, the Federalist and anti-Federalist papers—a strong or weak central government; the Whiskey Rebellion, Shay’s Rebellion, the Alien and Sedition Acts, the lead-up to the War of 1812 and its immediate aftermath, after which the United States began to be recognized as a nation among nations. While some may find parallels between the Revolutionary period and today’s political landscape, this course is not about that and will not draw those parallels or make conclusions.

Four Tuesdays, starting 1/31, 6:30-8:30pm.
SFC northern campus. $54.
Register by calling 352-395-5193 or go online to:, go to register, then go to History and Culture.

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