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Noncredit Continuing Education Spring/Summer 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.

Civil War History: Spies and Women Soldiers ★NEW!★
The Civil War produced many unsung heros fo the battlefield and the war effort. In this course, students will examine the duties and actions of Civil War Spies and Women Soldiers. Topics will include famous spies, spymasters, spy rings of the Union and the Confederacy, and espionage methods used during the war. In addition, students will examine women soldiers during the Civil War, how they disguised themselves as men, what motivated them to join the war effort, what duties they performed in the service, and what happened to these women when they wre discovered. Finally, we will review the famous women soldiers of the war and the impact that these women soldiers and spies had on the outcome of the war. $64 (includes $45 in fees*)
Fri 2pm-4pm, Aug 15-Sep 12
#4935   XI 220 7727    The Bain Center

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The Gilded Age Presidents
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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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
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
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
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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Weird, Wild Wonderful Words
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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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)
►Wed 1:15pm-3:15pm, May 7
#3739 XE 389 7133       Ellicott City Senior Center

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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, Jun 13-Aug 29 (No class Jul 4 & Aug 15)
#4647 XI 655 7726 The Bain Center
Tue 10am-12pm, Jun 17-Aug 26 (No class Aug 12)
#4646 XI 655 7725 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, Jun 16-Aug 6 (No class Jun 30, Jul 2, 4, 11, 14, 16, 18)
#4644 XH 752 7723 The Bain Center
Tue,Thu 1pm-2:20pm, Jun 24-Aug 28 (No class Aug 12- Aug 21)
#4645 XH 752 7724 The Bain Center
Mon,Wed,Fri 9:30am-10:50am, Aug 18-Sep 24 (No class Sep 1)
#4643 XH 752 7722 The Bain 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*)
Mon,Wed,Fri 9am-10am, Jun 23-Jul 14 (No class Jul 4)
#4640 XE 154 7720 Athletic & Fitness Center
Mon,Wed,Fri 10am-11am, Jun 23-Jul 14 (No class Jul 4)
#4641 XE 154 7721 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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