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Noncredit Continuing Education Winter/Spring 2014 Courses

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Genealogy: An Intermediate Course
This class is designed to bridge the gap between the beginning and advanced researcher. Its focus is on findidng clues in unusual records and resolving individual problems through class discussion and case studies. Each student will receive a personal evaluation of his/her research problems. A trip will be scheduled to a local library and/or other research facility. (Students provide own transportation and entrance fee, if required.) Instructor: Dottie Aleshire. $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Thu 7pm-9pm, Mar 6-Mar 27
#9140 XE 505 6539       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, May 8-May 15
#8614 XE 586 6369       Gateway Campus
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Lingua Latina: Story of the World’s Most Successful Language ★NEW!★
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. $109** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Thu 7pm-9pm, Apr 24-May 22
#3138 XE 167 6355       Wilde Lake High School

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Genealogy: Discovering Your Roots
Let the past guide you to discover your ancestry as you learn how to access information through texts and web sites. As a Maryland resident, you also have easy access to the world’s greatest genealogical collections. A Saturday field trip (TBA) will be scheduled. Transportation and a minimum entrance fee is student’s responsibility. Instructor: Dottie Aleshire. $124** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Tue 7pm-9pm, Apr 8-Jun 3 (No class Apr 15)
#3736 XE 335 6361       Centennial High School

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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, Apr 2
#0760 XE 617 M1682       Laurel College Center
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Comparative Religion

Religious beliefs often dictate action in a community, a country and the world. But how much do you know about the details of these religions, their beliefs and tenets? This course will take a bird’s eye view of six major world religions and faith practices in order to place contemporary issues into context. Similarities and differences will be analyzed, as well as the historical, cultural and social impact of religion on world events. No particular faith system is advocated. $109** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Tue 7pm-9pm, Apr 29-Jun 3
#8645 XE 672 6395       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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