Institute for Adult Learning Classes

Classes starting 2/18/2015  to  4/29/2015 | 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 026 Nutrition for a Healthy Life (Diet for our Brain and our Heart)
What you eat to keep your heart healthy is also likely to keep your brain healthy. As we get past 50 many of us start to think about our heart but what we eat for our heart has now been shown to help our brain with thinking and memory skills. What are those powerful foods for our heart that taste great and may also preserve memory and reduce the odds of developing dementia?
Section S
3/2/2015 - 3/30/2015
M  3:00 - 4:30 pm (no class 3/16)
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Dr. Julianna Pax
CEL 104 Current Events
Facilitators will lead participant-directed current events discussion sessions. Topics will be identified weekly by class members from their reading of newspapers and news magazines, and should be wide-ranging, including science, the environment, business, medicine, world events, politics, sports and religion. The objective of this course will be to stimulate discussion, to foster respect for differing points of view, to explore unfamiliar areas and to learn from one another.
Section S
3/2/2015 - 4/6/2015
M  10:00 - 11:30 am
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Mary Whitehead and Larry Blount
CEL 067 Informal Intro into Jung and Personality
This course is designed to introduce the layperson to some of the views of Carl Jung with particular emphasis on a consideration of personality. The course will include brief in-class readings and activities, Socratic seminars, brief lectures and discussion. The culmination of the course will see each course member reach his or her conclusions regarding Jung and personality.
Section S
3/3/2015 - 4/7/2015
T  1:00 - 2:30 pm (no class 3/17)
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Steve Kinlock
CEL 226 Great Decisions (New 2015 Topics)
This course will introduce complex foreign policy decisionmaking. Students broaden their outlook on major issues worldwide while they examine contextual information about global issues, improve decision making skills through class discussion and debate and broaden their outlook on major issues worldwide and become better informed “world citizens”. Students should order the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2015 edition, at a cost of $22, prior to the beginning of the class. It may be ordered from the Foreign Policy Association via the Internet at www.fpa.org. Click on “Great Decisions.” The mailing address is Foreign Policy Association, 470 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, 10016. The phone number is 212-481-8100.
Section S
3/9/2015 - 5/4/2015
M  1:00 - 2:30 pm (no class 3/16)
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Dr. Javris Cain
CES 042 German Cuisine
German food is known as hearty European food, but it does not have to be that way. It uses fresh vegetables, dried fruit, wurst, hams, veal and beef - and the desserts are so delicious. There is a materials fee of $25 that is due at the time of registration.
Section S
3/11/2015
W  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMC  TPAC Kitchen
Instructor: Katherine Moose
CEL 106 Horticulture
A selection of horticultural topics of interest will be presented for homeowners. In this series, there are topics such as urban homesteading, residential wildlife management, constructing a vegetable garden calendar, understanding beneficial entomology, and much more. Topics & instructors may vary weekly. Hosted by University of Maryland Extension Talbot County and Queen Anne's County Master Gardeners.
Section S
3/13/2015 - 4/10/2015
F  10:30 am - noon
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: University of Maryland Cooperative Education
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 S
3/13/2015 - 4/17/2015
F  1:00 - 2:30 pm (no class 4/3)
WMC  TBA
Instructor: Maxine Wixom
CEL 009 Wisdom Literature in the Bible
THE SACRED WISDOM LITERATURE OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST: Why do such Bible books as Psalms and Proverbs stimulate our lives and loves, our work, our families - past, present and future? Learn how ancient civilizations shared common morality and ethical thinking through the generations of their priestly philosophers and poets. Receive insight on how to read these ancient authors, to live in the here and now. This thrilling seminar of history, literature and philosophy, is as intensively academic as it is inspirational!
Section S
3/18/2015 - 4/8/2015
W  10:30 am - Noon
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Rabbi Peter Hyman and Rt. Rev. Joel Marcus Johnson
CEL 065 Continental Drift to Plate Tectonics
This course will examine two fossil sites on the Catskill plateau in New York State, and what the fossils there tell us about the earth's history 440-350 million years ago. We'll contrast the theories of continental drift and plate tectonics, learning at least 6 evidences for plate tectonics, such as sea floor spreading, which will involve us in an interesting activity. Lastly, we will study the ocean basins, to include the Baltimore Canyon and the Pacific Ocean floor. It's a great course! Fossils will be brought to class.
Section S
3/19/2015 - 4/23/2015
Th  1:00 - 2:30 pm
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Frank Benjamin
CEL 024 Stories of QA County's Early History
Students will learn facts and stories about some of the courageous and outrageous men who helped shape Queen Anne's County. Learn how Queen Anne's reign and these most prominent men's early 1800s careers shaped life here on the Upper Shore.
Section S
3/25/2015 - 4/15/2015
W  1:00 - 2:30 pm
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Mary Margaret Goodwin
CES 408 Ukranian Cuisine
Ukraine has been so much in the news with sad events taking place, but the country has a wonderful diverse cuisine. The country is the bread basket for Europe. It also uses wild game, fish from the Black Sea, wild mushrooms, and just delicious food. There is a materials fee of $25 that is due at the time of registration.
Section S
4/8/2015
W  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMC  TPAC Kitchen
Instructor: Katherine Moose
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 S1
4/13/2015 - 5/4/2015
M  10:30 am - Noon
WMC  TBA
Instructor: Darleen Greer
CEL 097 From Colonies to Final Independence
This course will examine the reasons for establishing colonies in North America and their growth and development. The course will also trace the involvement of the colonies in European wars and the growing desire for independence and the reasons for a second war for Independence known as the war of 1812.
Section S
4/15/2015 - 5/13/2015
W  10:30 am - Noon
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Robert Springer
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 your heritage. Discover some of Germany's history, geography, political structure and great composers, poets, philosophers and personalities. Class will be taught by a German native. Students will need to purchase book Essential German Grammar $5.95 by authors Guy Stern and Everett Bleiler, ISBN-13: 978-0-486-20422-2 prior to the start of class.
Section S
4/16/2015 - 5/21/2015
Th  10:30 am - noon
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Anna Christina DeGroodt

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