Institute for Adult Learning Classes

Classes starting 10/13/2014  to  12/22/2014 | See all classes for this semester

Note: All IAL classes will be held in the Higher Education Building unless they require a special room or there is a conflicting time with another class. The IAL classroom, HEC-210, will be used for most classes unless otherwise specified.

Course No./Title/Description/Dates/Times
CEL 113 German for Beginners Plus
This course will provide language skills and also cultural and historical background information. Some German knowledge is required. This class is aimed at better conversational skills combined with stronger grammar applications. Prepare better for your possible journey to Germany or to read documents concerning you heritage. Discover some of Germany’s history, geography, political structure and great composers, poets and philosophers and personalities. The class will be taught by a German native. There will be a $5 materials fee.
Section F
10/16/2014 - 11/20/2014
Th  10:30 am - noon
WMC  HEC-210
Instructor: Anna Christina DeGroodt
CEL 239 Navigation at Sea, Waves, Currents & Tides
This is a basic course in oceanography. Students will begin by determining north, south, east and west when the navigator is out of sight of land. We will then investigate how to determine both latitude and longitude when out at sea, out of sight of land. We will discuss how the Polynesians of years ago were able to travel for thousands of miles across the open ocean to find islands such as Hawaii without ever knowing beforehand that they were there. We will learn some basic astronomy, Polaris, Octans-Octantis, Orion the Hunter, and relevant stars such as Sirius and Betelgeuse, and the mysterious section of the sky known as Eridani. We will also investigate the waves, currents and tides. The class will conclude with a look at The Bounty Trilogy, and Thor Heyerdahl (Kon Tiki), and his controversial trip across the Pacific.
Section F
10/16/2014 - 11/20/2014
Th  1:00 - 2:30 pm
WMC  HEC-210
Instructor: Frank Benjamin
CES 533 Creole & Cajun Cooking
New Orleans and Louisiana have their own unique style of cooking that has been influenced by the Creole, French, Spanish and what was available. Come and enjoy the wonderful flavors that make this one of America’s favorites. There will be a $20 materials fee due at the time of registration.
Section F
10/17/2014
F  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMC  TPAC Kitchen
Instructor: Katherine Moose
CEL 081 Word 2007
This course is designed to teach students the basics of Word 2007/2010. Students will learn how to open, close, exit, create new documents, highlight/block text, and edit. This class will also cover how to insert bullets, numbering, page numbers, headers and footers and symbols. Students will learn to understand the ribbon, the tabs, the groups and the commands. Students do not need prior experience using Word; however, students do need some experience using a computer. There is a $5 computer lab fee due at the time of registration.
Section F
10/24/2014 - 11/14/2014
F  10:30 am - Noon
WMC  HEC-200
Instructor: Maxine Wixom
CES 463 Basic Dance Steps
This is a beginner dance class where students will learn the basic dance steps for a different dance style each week. Students will also learn a routine to go with each basic dance step learned. This class is definitely for someone who wants to get some exercise for a healthy lifestyle and have fun. Dances will include: Salsa, Merengue, Line, Mambo, Charleston, Swing, and others, if time permits. You do not need a partner for this class, so come on and join in the fun, and get some exercise!
Section f
10/24/2014 - 11/21/2014
F  1:00 - 2:00 pm
WMC  TBA
Instructor: Maxine Wixom
CEL 181 Maryland in the Civil War
What role did Maryland play in the Civil War? From attempts to secede from the Union, to battlefield action, Maryland was a critical border state. We will explore this history and the social causes that exploded during that time. There will be emphasis on the part played by Eastern Shore citizens, militia and slaves as we approach the 150th anniversary of these heroic and tragic events.
Section F
11/3/2014 - 11/24/2014
M  1:00 - 2:30 pm
WMC  HEC-210
Instructor: William Shepard
CES 364 Digital SLR Basics
Do you have a digital single lens reflex camera (SLR) that you would like to become better acquainted with? This course is designed to help you master those camera menus and settings and become a more confident and creative photographer. This class will allow you to turn off the automatic setting and move toward composing pictures you may want to hang on the wall. Students should have a Single Lens Reflex camera for this class. This kind of camera usually takes interchangeable lenses and has full manual control.
Section F
11/7/2014 - 12/5/2014
F  1:00 - 3:00 pm (no class 11/28)
WMC  HEC-210
Instructor: Bob Miller
CES 315 Yoga
Help reverse the negative effects of a less than optimal diet and a sedentary, stressed-out lifestyle with this style of yoga that combines the postures of Hatha yoga with yogic breathing, relaxation, and meditation. The practice of Kripalu yoga guides us to develop an awareness of body alignment as we move in and out of the postures, connecting breath with movement, exploring ways to still the mind, settle the body, and nourish the spirit.
Section F1
11/10/2014 - 12/1/2014
M  10:30 am - Noon
WMC  TBA
Instructor: Darleen Greer
CES 535 Sea Glass Jewelry Design
Students will use basic jewelry tools and techniques to construct a sea glass bracelet. Each student will learn to create a spiral wire wrap that will become a “cage” for their sea glass. After constructing five of these “cages” each student will connect their sea glass cages to their bracelet with jump rings. At the end of the class students will understand how to use basic jewelry tools and have command of the spiral wire wrap. Every student will depart with a self-made sea glass bracelet! There will be a $20 materials fee due at the time of registration.
Section F
11/13/2014
Th  3:00 - 4:30 pm
WMC  HEC-210
Instructor: Cindy Combs
CES 534 Korean Cuisine
Korean food uses native vegetables, rice, fruits, fish and meat. Cooking combines the five tastes - bitter, salty, sour, sweet and hot; and the five colors - red, green, yellow, white, and black. Rice is the mainstay of each meal, eaten with side dishes such as kimchee, grilled beef or fish, and vegetables. There will be a $20 materials fee due at the time of registration.
Section F
11/14/2014
F  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMC  TPAC Kitchen
Instructor: Katherine Moose

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