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Noncredit Continuing Education Winter/Spring 2014 Courses

Howard Community College and the Howard County Office on Aging offer courses designed for senior adult students of ages 60 and above. If you take classes at a Howard County Senior Center, you will be requested to fill out an emergency contact information sheet for the Howard County Office on Aging.

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

Presidential Scandals ★NEW!★
This class focuses on presidential scandals and the misuse of power while in office. Decide for yourself how scandals involving sex, crimes and political maneuvers affected the course of American history, as well as the historical ranking and opinions of our former U. S. Presidents. $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Fri 1:30pm-3:30pm, Feb 21-Mar 21
#9074 XI 216 7103 The Bain Center

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Presidential Scandals II ★NEW!★
This is the second course in a two course series on Presidential Scandals and the misuse of power while in office. Decide for yourself how scandals involving sex, crimes and political maneuvers affected the course of American history, as well as the historical ranking and opinions of our former U.S. Presidents. $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Mon 2pm-4pm, Apr 21-May 19
#1765 XI 164 7120       Glenwood Community Center
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The Battle of Baltimore ★NEW!★
Rediscover the major battle that saved the United States during the War of 1812. This course covers the events that took place during the War of 1812 leading up to the Battle of Baltimore in 1814. Topics will include the British Defenses, the American Defenses, the Burning of Washington D.C., Battle of Bladensburg, Battle of North Point, the Bombardment of Fort McHenry and the aftermath of the battle. $9** (fee based, no waivers)
►Mon 1:30pm-3:30pm, Mar 24
#9073 XE 121 7104 Glenwood Community Center

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The Role of Spain in the American Revolution ★NEW!★
Do you know why and how Spain supported the American Revolution? Find out the answer to these questions, and more, as you discover the ways Spain provided supplies and other support to the thirteen colonies. Instructor: Roger Swartz $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 9:45am-11:45am, Apr 2-Apr 30 (No class Apr 16)
#3628 XI 161 7139      Glenwood Community Center
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Wagons West: The Oregon Trail and the Westward Movement ★NEW!★
Between the 1840s and the 1870s, some 300,000 men, women and children traveled to the Pacific coast along the Oregon Trail. In addition to retracing the route of these overlanders, this course will focus on the tedium they endured and the adventures and dangers they shared. Excerpts from their letters and diaries will be utilized to illustrate their experiences. Instructor: Lou Gimelli. $9** (fee based, no waivers)
►Fri 10am-12pm, Apr 4
#3475 XE 170 7130       Gateway Campus

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Touched by Fire: The Civil War Presidents ★NEW!★
Join Instructor Patrick Heline for another fascinating journey through U.S. History by studying the policies, programs and legacies of our U.S. Presidents. This course focuses on the U.S. Presidents from Andrew Johnson through Chester A. Arthur. The class will examine the leadership abilities of each president and determine how their actions changed the course of American history. $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Fri 1:30pm-3:30pm, Apr 4-May 9 (No class Apr 18)
#3071 XI 150 7121      The Bain Center

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The Gilded Age Presidents ★NEW!★
Join Instructor Patrick Heline for the fifth in a series of courses on the U.S. Presidents. This course focuses on the U.S. Presidents who served into the 20th century, from Grover Cleveland to William Howard Taft. The course will analyze their terms in office by examining the polices, programs and legacies of each President. $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri 1:30pm-3:30pm, May 16-Jun 20 (No class Jun 6)
#3072 XI 151 7122       The Bain Center

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Beneath the Italian Renaissance: Tarabotti, Savonarola and Machiavelli ★NEW!★
A feminist nun, Arcangela Tatabotti; a zealous friar, Girolamo Savoarola and a political realist, Niccolo Machiavelli provide a window through which we can view the moral, political and religious issues faced by Renaissance Italians. Join Lou Gimelli in discussing some of those issues as presented in Machiavelli’s Prince, Tarabotti’s Paternal Tyranny and the fiery sermons of Girolamo Savonarola. $9** (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 2pm-4pm, Apr 1
#3441 XE 169 7129       Gateway Campus
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Art and Flowers in the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic

From small motifs in the borders of medieval manuscripts, flowers blossomed into a popular genre of their own in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century. Still-lifes combine flowers from different seasons, countries and continents in one lasting arrangement that symbolically reinforces cultural and religious mores. Discover the Dutch passion for flowers in painting, gardens and commerce during their golden age. $11 (fee based, no waivers) $11** (fee based, no waivers)
►Fri 10am-12pm, Apr 25
#3738 XE 683 7134       Ellicott City Senior Center
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Famous Art Collaborations, Part 1 ★NEW!★
Are two heads better than one when it comes to producing artwork? Or does one become overshadowed when the other becomes famous? In this course, we will examine famous artistic partnerships; both romantic collaborations and working ones. We will take a closer look at how interpersonal relationships affect artistic production and success. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Thu 10am-12pm, May 15-May 29
#3737 XI 162 7135      Ellicott City Senior Center
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The Walters Art Museum: The Making of a Baltimore Masterpiece ★NEW!★
You may have visited this jewel on Mt. Vernon Place and been awestruck by its collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance art. Would you like to hear the background and stories associated with the Walters Art Museum? In this class, you will learn about collectors William and Henry Walters, their art buying habits, their legacy to the city of Baltimore and the most recent renovations to the museum Instructor: Dawn Hershberger. $11** (fee based, no waivers)
►Fri 10am-12pm, May 2
#3476 XE 164 7125      Gateway Campus
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The Corcoran Gallery of Art: A Legacy of Education ★NEW!★
Armed with a fortune built financing the U.S. Government’s war against Mexico, William W. Corcoran was patron,and personal friend to artists Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, Thomas Doughty, and George Inness. Opened to the public in 1874 “for the purpose of encouraging American Genius,” the Corcoran’s extensive collection of 18th, 19th, and 20th Century American Art represents these artists and others who captured American aspirations and realities in paint. We will explore the past and discuss the future of the Gallery and the College of Art and Design, which are slowly emerging from recent administrative and financial difficulties. Instructor: Dawn Hershberger. $11** (fee based, no waivers)
►Fri 10am-12pm, May 9
#3517 XE 165 7126      Gateway Campus
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The Barnes Collection: Then and Now
The story of the Barnes Foundation has all the attributes of a best-selling novel: a powerful collector determined to have his way in perpetuity; a money-crunched foundation trying to stay solvent while remaining true to its founder’s vision; lawsuits, protests and editorials and one of the world’s finest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern Art. Get the full story of the high-profile Barnes Foundation as we delve into its founding, mission, growth, move and present state on Philadelphia’s Museum Parkway. $11** (fee based, no waivers)
►Fri 10am-12pm, May 16
#3543 XE 667 7124     Gateway Campus
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VIPs in the Art World ★NEW!★
Gertrude Stein introduced the Cone sisters and Picasso to Matisse. Peggy Guggenheim lent Jackson Pollock the down payment on his Long Island house where he discovered drip painting. In 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by an employee. Currently, some of New York’s top art dealers are under investigation for selling forged works. Who are the people in the art world who affect the business of art? Who has been influential as a buyer, patron, or gallery owner? In this course we will take a closer look at the “movers and shakers” who impact the art market. Instructor Ann Wiker. $79 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Tue 10am-12pm, Apr 8-May 20 (No class Apr 15)
#3073 XI 152 7123     Gateway Campus
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Painting Techniques-Level 2
Painting Techniques Level 2 is for the artist with several years of experience or prior course work in painting(s). Instructor: Carol Carpenter. $80 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 1pm-3:30pm, Apr 2-Jun 4 (No class Apr 9 and May 7)
#0532 XI 606 7116       The Bain Center
(Note: Class meets Apr 16 during spring break.)
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Weird, Wild Wonderful Words ★NEW!★
Have you ever wondered about the origins of the words we use? Some of them may surprise you. This is not a vocabulary class – just a romp through some of the mysteries of our English language. Surround yourself with words from mythology. Learn about the roots of the language you speak each day, and unpack a few polysyllables with instructor, Dr. Barbara Mayo-Wells. $9** (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 1pm-3pm, May 6
#3741 XE 172 7132      Glenwood Community Center
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Classic American Novels Revisited ★NEW!★
You may have seen the movie version, but have you read The Great Gatsby lately? In your high school and college years, you probably read great works of American literature. It is time to reconsider these books in the light of a lifetime of acquired wisdom. Do these classics remain classics? What do these books have to tell us today? This course will focus on four canonical American novels from the first half of the 20th century: Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth (1905); F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925); Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises (1926) and William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying (1930). Please note: the class does not meet every week in order to allow time to read the books. Please purchase the books on your own or borrow them from the library. $79 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Mon 2pm-4pm, Apr 7-Jun 9
#0804 XI 132 7119       Gateway Campus
(Meeting days are Apr 7 & 21; May 5 & 19; and June 9.)
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Race, Culture and Class in Fiction ★NEW!★
Discover themes about race, culture and class in notable works of fiction by authors from different backgrounds. Bring your own perspective to each class session as you engage in lively discussion based on the readings. Please note that the class does not meet every week, to allow for time to read the books. Please purchase the books on your own or check them out of the library. Instructor Elaine Feder-Alford, Ph.D. Please read The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing before the first class. $69 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 1:30pm-3:30pm, Apr 2-May 7
#3734 XI 163 7136       The Bain Center
(Class meets Apr 2, 9, 23 and May 7.)
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Administering Estates in Maryland
Sooner or later, you or a family member may need to administer an estate in Maryland. Smart planning and preparation can save you and your family time, money, and stress during one of the most difficult times in life. Join Byron E. Macfarlane, Register of Wills, to learn about the probate process in Maryland. He will present valuable information about types of estates, the role of the personal representative, the importance of having a will, how to register a will, required documents for opening and closing an estate, probate fees, and inheritance and estate taxes in Maryland. There will be time for questions and answers about estates at the end of the class. This is a free class. Space is limited so please register early. If you decide not to come to the class after you have registered, please call 443-518-4972 to free up a seat for someone else. (fee based, no waivers)
►Thu 10am-12pm, Mar 6
#8071 XE 389 7083       Gateway Campus
►Wed 1:15pm-3:15pm, May 7
#3739 XE 389 7133       Ellicott City Senior Center

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Reading Art: Learning the Language of Symbols ★NEW!★

Symbols in art are a universal language of objects, figures and colors that together tell a story. Join us in this two-session class as we decode works of art from antiquity to the present day. By unlocking the secrets of symbols, you can enhance your understanding and enjoyment on your next visit to an art museum. You might even learn something that will help you unravel the next Dan Brown thriller! $19** (fee based, no waivers)
►Fri 10am-12pm, Mar 14-Mar 21
#9077 XE 125 7101 Gateway Campus

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Coming Attractions: What's New at the National Gallery of Art
Would you like to learn about the art in upcoming exhibits before your next visit to the National Gallery of Art? During this two-hour lecture, museum educator Lorena Baines discusses the art featured in coming attractions at the museum. She will explain why the art was important in the time it was created, and why it is being revisited now. This is a great opportunity to learn about the exhibits and know what to look for the next time you visit the National Gallery. Lorena Baines, Ph.D, is a museum educator at the National Gallery of Art. $11** (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 9:30am-11:30am, Mar 29
#8072 XE 392 7098 Gateway Campus

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Pottery: Form, Function, and Design
The instructor welcomes students of all levels to this class. You will enjoy the opportunity to shape your own creations as you work on a variety of projects. Learn about glazing, hand building, and advanced decorating techniques(s). The instructor is a professional potter. Limited enrollment; please register early! Instructor: Donna Lansman. $90 (includes $40 in fees*))
►Fri 10am-12pm, Mar 14-May 23 (No class Apr 18)
#8090 XI 655 7094 The Bain Center
►Tue 10am-12pm, Mar 18-Jun 3 (No class Apr 15 & May 20)
#8089 XI 655 7093 The Bain Center
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Better Health and Wellness for Senior Adults
Learn how to improve your cardiovascular system, muscle strength and endurance, coordination and balance. The instructor will combine fitness training with health education to improve your health and wellness. $88 (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon,Wed,Fri 9:30am-10:50am, Mar 17-Apr 21 (Class meets during Spring Break)
#8084 XH 752 7091 The Bain Center
Tue,Thu 1pm-2:20pm, Apr 22-Jun 17 (No class May 20)
#0519 XH 752 7115 The Bain Center

Mon,Wed,Fri 9:30am-10:50am, Apr 28-Jun 4 (No class May 26)
#0518 XH 752 7114 The Bain Center

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Senior Aquatic Wellness

Improve your fitness and health. Learn how to monitor your pulse rate, recognize heart rate zone and expand your range of motion. Current health history form must be on file with the instructor by the first day of class; call 443-518-4772 to have a form mailed to you. Classes meet at the HCC pool located at the Athletic & Fitness Center. $109 (includes $69 in fees*)
►Mon,Wed 9am-10am, Apr 7-Jun 9 (No class Apr 14 & 16 and May 26)
#0535 ZB 433 7118      Athletic & Fitness Center
►Tue,Thu 10am-11am, Apr 8-Jun 5 (No class Apr 15 & 17)
#0534 ZB 433 7117      Athletic & Fitness Center
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Deep Water Fitness
For mature adults seeking a total body workout to increase aerobic capacity, muscular endurance and flexibility, without any impact or stress on the joints. Deep water training also offers improvements in balance and posture by creating a substantial challenge to the core muscles. Participants must be comfortable in deep water wearing flotation equipment that will be provided. No tuition waivers for this course. $80** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Mon,Wed 10am-11am, Apr 7-Jun 9 (No class Apr 14 & 16 and May 26)
#0513 XE 543 7113       Athletic & Fitness Center
►Tue,Thu 11am-12pm, Apr 8-Jun 5 (No class Apr 15 & 17)
#0512 XE 543 7112       Athletic & Fitness Center
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SWEAT (Senior Water Exercise and Aquatic Training)
Are you looking for a way to work out without a lot of impact on your joints? In this class you can improve physical fitness though exercise in an aquatic environment. A variety of workouts will be used in the shallow as well as the deep end of the pool. Swimming skill is not mandatory, but you should feel comfortable in the water. No tuition waivers for this course. $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Fri 10am-11am, Apr 11-Jun 13 (No class Apr 18)
#0509 XE 154 7110       Athletic & Fitness Center
►Fri 9am-10am, Apr 11-Jun 13 (No class Apr 18)
#0510 XE 154 7111       Athletic & Fitness Center
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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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