Institute for Adult Learning Classes

Classes starting 12/9/2014  to  2/17/2015 | 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 129 Spanish for Beginners (continued)
Students will learn to speak using complete sentences in order to obtain information and respond in Spanish to native speakers. Students will clarify grammatical points and apply what they learn. The book Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day will be used.
Section S
2/2/2015 - 3/2/2015
M  1:00 - 2:30 pm
WMC  HEC-210
Instructor: Marjorie Engelmeyer
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 S
2/2/2015 - 2/23/2015
M  10:30 am - Noon
WMC  TBA
Instructor: Darleen Greer
CES 202 Tasting Fine Wines in Europe
This wine tasting course will introduce fine European wines to class members who want value and quality for their wine dollar. The wine regions of Port (Portugal), Tuscany (Italy), Germany & Beaujolais (France) will be featured. There is a $25 materials fee for this class, due at the time of registration.
Section S
2/3/2015 - 2/24/2015
T  3:00 - 4:30 pm
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: William Shepard
CES 328 Wouldn't You Rather Be on a Cruise? (Our Canadian and Mexican Neighbors)
This insider look at Canada, New England and Mexico will give course participants what even cruise passengers often miss. Fascinating details on the cultures and history of our neighbor’s including the role of the United States!
Section S
2/3/2015 - 2/24/2015
T  1:00 - 2:30 pm
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: William Shepard
CES 416 Zentangle (Tile Variations)
Building upon what you learned in Zentangle Basics, you will learn 4 to 5 new tangles each week. Each new tangle will be broken down into easy to follow steps. Shading and sparkle will be taught in more depth as work is done on round and black tiles. You will need to bring the Zentangle Starter Kit that you received in your Basic class. Tiles will be provided. You must have taken the Zentangle Basics class to enroll in this class. There is a $5 materials fee for this class, due at the time of registration.
Section S
2/3/2015 - 2/24/2015
T  10:30 am - Noon
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Susan Green
CEL 004 James Bond: A Cultural Icon
In the second half of the 20th Century, James Bond has become a cultural phenomenon. Why? Between 1952 and his death in 1966, Ian Fleming published 12 novels and two short story collections about Bond. Since 1962 seven actors have portrayed 007 in 25 films. We will examine all aspects of this cultural icon to make sense of why modern society creates and supports "heroes" like James Bond. If you prefer your classes shaken, not stirred, this is the course for you!
Section S
2/4/2015 - 3/4/2015
W  8:45 - 10:15 am
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: John H. Wieczoreck
CEL 014 Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being
Ruth Ozeki's "A Tale for the Time Being" was the first runner up for the Mann Booker prize in 2013. In this course we will review and compare Muriel Barbery's "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" and this novel. It serves in a way as a context, or perhaps only as evidence that similar ideas are in the air around the globe, at the same time.
Section S
2/4/2015 - 2/18/2015
W  1:00 - 2:30 pm
WMC  HEC 117
Instructor: Margot Miller, Ph.D.
CES 542 Community Theatre
What goes into mounting a full-length drama? Or a musical? In today's cultural environment where big city professional theatres are struggling to stay open, regional 'amateur' productions are becoming especially important alternatives. Those of us living in rural areas (like Maryland's Eastern Shore) rely on regional community theatres to fill the need for quality dramatic presentations. Local actors, directors, producers and other community theatre people will participate in presenting aspects of this class.
Section S
2/4/2015 - 3/4/2015
W  10:30 am - Noon
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: John H. Wieczoreck and Juanita Wieczoreck
CEL 025 Rocks and Minerals
These are not your typical 60 tiny samples (from the driveway, no less?) in a partitioned box set of rocks and minerals. These are fist sized chunks that everyone can readily learn from. We are going to learn how, by using various tests, to identify rocks and minerals. Once we do that, we are going to plunge right in. We'll start by learning the minerals on Moh's Scale of Hardness, and then the many varieties of quartz, the ore-forming minerals, the rock-forming minerals, and lastly, some really interesting minerals that are neat to have around the house on display or in a personal collection.
Section S
2/5/2015 - 3/12/2015
Th  1:00 - 2:30 pm
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Frank Benjamin
CEL 015 Foundations of Italian
Explore the basic language skills to enhance the Italian travel experience. Students will learn words and phrases and correct pronunciation so that they can effectively conduct dialogue employing the elements of Italian learned through oral drills, vocabulary, and grammar. The book Italian Made Simple, will be used (ISBN-13: 9780767915397). Textbook is required on first day of class. The instructor is a native speaker born and raised in Vicenza.
Section S
2/6/2015 - 3/6/2015
F  10:30 am - Noon
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Nelli Rocco
CEL 023 Art in the 21st Century (A Global View)
Twenty-first century art is dynamic and global. Not limited to America and Europe, artists in China, Japan, the Middle East and Latin America, to name a few, are creating works that are beautiful, funny, controversial, provocative, and that comment on the environment, politics, current events and more. Painters and sculptors continue to mirror human experience and cultural change.
Section S
2/6/2015 - 3/6/2015
F  1:00 - 2:30 pm
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Meredith R. Smith
CEL 066 Personal Political Identity: Placing Yourself on the Spectrum
This course is designed to introduce the layperson to politics and personal political identity. This 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 their own personal political identity.
Section S
2/12/2015 - 3/12/2015
Th  10:30 am - 12:00 noon
WMC  HEC-117
Instructor: Steve Kinlock

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