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Noncredit Continuing Education Fall Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

Western Mythology
Remember the magical myths of your youth? As an adult, you might enjoy exploring them at another level. Modern pop culture (Thor and The Avengers, for example) is influenced by Hellenic, Norse, and Celtic pantheons. Learn the differences and similarities between these three groups. The stories and cultures you study will provide insight into the past and present cultures, and remind you of your younger reading adventures. $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Oct 2-Oct 30
#3689   XE 547 6684 Centennial High School

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A Discussion of Architectural Styles
Discover the styles of American buildings, with a Baltimore perspective, from colonial times to the modern era. This course will feature many examples from the Classical 1821 Catholic Cathedral to the Charles Center high rises of the Mid-Century Modern movement. Architect Robert Gisriel, AIA, will be your pictorial guide, describing the historical events, new technology and visual features that define these various styles. $69** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Oct 23-Oct 30
#5765   XE 586 6407 Gateway Campus

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Exploring European River Capitals ★NEW!★
Budapest, Vienna, and Prague are three of Europe's most fascinating river capitals. If you are planning a trip to this area of the world or are an armchair traveler, join Olga Campora, a native of the Czech Republic with extensive educational and travel experience, on a virtual journey to these locations. Learn basic phrases, greetings, money exchange, as well as culture, customs and shopping tips for all three cities. You'll benefit from an insider's view of these capitals and walk away with knowledge that goes beyond tourism. $69** (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon 6:30pm-8:30pm, Sep 15-Oct 6
#8940   XE 212 6663 Gateway Campus

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Genealogy on the Internet
Do you consider yourself computer savvy? If so, and you're also interested in your family's genealogy, this course is for you. You'll learn to be a smart researcher and use the "good" online resources to solve your research problems, the "bad" ones to view critically, and the "ugly" ones to recognize for what they are: dangerous to your genealogical health! Instructor: Dottie Aleshire $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Oct 16-Nov 6
#5757   XE 515 6472 Gateway Campus

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Genealogy: An Advanced Course
This class is for the experienced genealogist who needs help in climbing over those "brick walls," or deciphering old handwriting, locating and evaluating those hard-to-find records, defining all those terms, what to share "ethically," preserving documents and photos, and writing the "Great American Novel" (your family history). A trip to a research facility will be scheduled. (Students provide their own transportation and entrance fee, if required.)Instructor: Dottie Aleshire (T) $129** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Sep 23-Nov 11
#5756   XE 511 6402 Gateway Campus

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A Family Affair
This family reunion and oral history course is designed to lay the groundwork for planning a family reunion. Participants will be taught how to plan a one to three day reunion, interview relatives for valuable family history, work with a committee, create a budget, and arrange activities for all age groups. Also, discover ways to share family anecdotes, history through photographs, family bibles, and create a family tree. Instructor: Nathania Branch Miles. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Oct 1
#8920   XE 617 M1451 Laurel College Center

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The Family Newsletter ★NEW!★
This workshop teaches the fundamentals of writing a family newsletter to share family information, post reunion news, and keep the lines of communication open between the generations. Topics will include: using this document to share family history and genealogical finds, querying the family on genealogical road blocks, and corresponding via the internet or written forms. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Oct 15
#8916   XE 207 M1447 Laurel College Center

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History of Hollywood ★NEW!★
Hollywood, once the geographical center of the world’s films, is now merely a concept. From silent movies to talkies to the great studios, learn about this creative mecca, its star system and its personalities. Follow history’s timeline from a Hollywood point of view: the invention of the movie camera; World War II and the production of propaganda films,; censoring issues; subpoenaed testimony by the House on Un-American Activities Committee; and the boycotting of actors, producers, directors and writers who were labeled Communists. What happened to Hollywood as Wall Street took control and television offerings expanded? Instructor Harry Ezratty will explore all of this and talk about the Hollywood of today. $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Sep 16-Oct 21
#9203   XE 216 6682 Centennial High School
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52 Shades of Hitchcock  ★NEW!★
Legendary director Alfred Hitchcock is considered one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. From the infamous shower scene in Psycho to the hypnotic final act of Vertigo, his films and innovative methods stand the test of time. This course will explore the method behind the madness of his 52 feature films by analyzing themes, motifs, subversiveness and manipulation that elevate Hitchcock from a Master of Suspense to a Master of Storytelling. His indelible influence can still be seen in films today, and his impact on future generations of filmmakers will also be examined. $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-9pm, Oct 8-Nov 5
#8862   XE 194 6670Oakland Mills High School
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Lingua Latina: Story of the World’s Most Successful Language
In this course, you will learn about the history of the Latin language, the basis of English. It is designed as an introduction to the remarkable story of how Latin grew and spread. During the class sessions, you will chart the expansion of Latin in the Classical world, its renewed importance during the Renaissance and its survival into modern times. It is not your high school language course! Instructor Bill McGowan is both a historian and a scholar of classical languages. $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Sep 11-Oct 16 (No class Sep 25)
#8905   XE 167 6661 Wilde Lake High School
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The Arab World ★NEW!★
Begin to understand the history, culture, geography, and religion of the Arab world. Instructor Melodee Baines has a Ph.D. in international studies, is a Morocco expert and has lived in several Arab countries including Egypt and Jordan. Let her share her expertise and extensive experiences, while you gain knowledge of the Arabic alphabet, the foods, and the various customs of the Arab people. Should you ever have an opportunity to travel to that area of the world, the information gained form this course will prove invaluable. $99** (includes $45 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Sep 9-Oct 7
#8937   XE 213 6351 Centennial High School

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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) =  Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) =  Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.









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