Life Enrichment Courses

Summer 2014


Books of Kells

One of the greatest works of medieval Celtic art, the Book of Kells is a splendidly decorated and illustrated manuscript created in about 800 in Ireland. Containing the four gospels of the Christian Bible, preceded by several texts and tables, it illustrates the highest level of calligraphy and illumination attained by the makers of Insular (medieval British) manuscripts. In this lecture Dr. Gray considers the historic and cultural context of the book as well as important facts about the source of its Latin text and the meaning of the symbols and images in its ornamentations. Her lecture is filled with illustrations from the manuscript and followed by time for questions and discussion.

Fee: $15 Senior Adult Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-426-B1 | 08/06/14-08/06/14 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Dead Sea Scrolls

In recent years, new understandings and knowledge has emerged as the Dead Sea Scrolls and the areas from which they came have been studied and analyzed more fully than ever before. In this series by Dr. Karen Gray, incorporates and emphasizes the latest scholarship that corrects errors and misunderstandings in the early publicity and initial studies, explains still-unsettled controversies and includes new translations from these ancient manuscript materials. Dr. Gray?s lectures are heavily illustrated with PowerPoint slides and followed by a half-hour discussion period. Series units 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 may be purchased individually. See course descriptions below.

Fee: $60 Senior Adult Fee: $35 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-427-A | 07/09/14-07/23/14 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Story of Scrolls

The discovery of the scrolls, in whose hands they ended up and why, as well as their current status is the focus of this lecture. The problems associated with the physical state of the scrolls, their dating, and the identification of the creators are also reviewed in this lecture along with the current scholarship concerning the controversies around the Qumran ruins, the scroll materials themselves, and their relationship to Jewish sects of the time, such as the Essenes.

Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-428-A1 | 07/09/14-07/09/14 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


The Biblical Texts

Selections from messianic, prophetic, magical, and legal material are provided and discussed, as well as excerpts from texts containing biblical interpretations and testaments. The type of material represented by each selection and its significance is outlined. Dr. Gray uses the translations of Robert Eisenman and Michael Wise.

Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-429-A1 | 07/16/14-07/16/14 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


The Dead Sea Sect

In recent years, with the corpus of texts and their translation basically complete, it has become possible to learn from the big picture as well as to clarify and identify what actually is present and what is missing in the fragments. This lecture looks at what has been learned about the diversity of beliefs and practices reflected in the scroll material and how our understanding of them has changed in recent years.

Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-430-A1 | 07/23/14-07/23/14 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Principles of Meditation

The practice of this ancient art will enrich your life experiences and expand your horizon. It is an excellent support to prevent, slow or control cardiovascular disease, improve the ability to sustain concentration, restore balance for depression, develop constructive use of thought patterns and ease pain associated with chronic diseases. If the practice of meditation is a new concept you would like to experience - or if you wish to renew your meditation practice, this course will help you establish a firm foundation.

Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

MBP-027-A1 | 07/08/14-08/12/14 | M. Allan | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Personal Finance

This course is designed to prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make. You'll learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You'll develop a retirement savings plan, and you'll be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You'll also learn the essentials of household bookkeeping and record-keeping requirements. And you'll discover the secret to understanding and controlling your credit rating to save money and increase your financial security.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-704-A | 07/16/14-08/22/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Fall 2014


Assisting the Aging Population

Learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your loved ones age. Explore financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships in this compassionate and comprehensive class.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-059-B1 | 08/20/14-09/26/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Assisting the Aging Population

Learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your loved ones age. Explore financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships in this compassionate and comprehensive class.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-059-C1 | 09/17/14-10/24/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Assisting the Aging Population

Learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your loved ones age. Explore financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships in this compassionate and comprehensive class.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-059-D1 | 10/15/14-11/21/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Assisting the Aging Population

Learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your loved ones age. Explore financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships in this compassionate and comprehensive class.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-059-E1 | 11/12/14-12/19/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Assisting the Aging Population

Learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your loved ones age. Explore financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships in this compassionate and comprehensive class.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-059-F1 | 12/10/14-01/16/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Future of Our Kind

Where is humankind headed in the next ten years, hundred years, thousand years? How will we live, eat, work, and play? How will we supply our energy, health care, and housing needs? Will science and industry provide us with the answers? Together, we'll explore the possibilities. In this fourth installment of the popular Being Human series, we'll examine the greatest challenges of the future from the perspectives of social science and the humanities. This class features lively discussions plus an opportunity for you to engineer a hypothetical human society of the future.

Fee: $59 Senior Adult Fee: $35 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-289-D | 10/27/14-11/17/14 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Feeling Squeezed

So many women today find themselves ?sandwiched? between many, competing roles: daughter, mother, professional woman. As a result, they often feel stressed by the myriad of tasks facing them: care-taking of aging parents, providing for the needs of their children, and competently performing their many job-related tasks. As women engage in all of these activities, what happens to their own physical and emotional well-being? This workshop will help women cope more effectively with their many roles, while learning how to take better care of themselves.

Fee: $25 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-301-C | 09/09/14-09/23/14 | R. Seidman | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Get Assertive

Are you tired of being intimidated and treated badly by others? Get the assertiveness training you need in order to be more confident and powerful with family members, friends, bosses, co-workers, professionals, service people, and even total strangers. Discover how you lose your power when you talk and what you can do to get it back. Learn how to deal with anger and criticism effectively. It's your turn to speak out!

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-465-B | 08/20/14-09/26/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Get Assertive

Are you tired of being intimidated and treated badly by others? Get the assertiveness training you need in order to be more confident and powerful with family members, friends, bosses, co-workers, professionals, service people, and even total strangers. Discover how you lose your power when you talk and what you can do to get it back. Learn how to deal with anger and criticism effectively. It's your turn to speak out!

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-465-C | 09/17/14-10/24/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Get Assertive

Are you tired of being intimidated and treated badly by others? Get the assertiveness training you need in order to be more confident and powerful with family members, friends, bosses, co-workers, professionals, service people, and even total strangers. Discover how you lose your power when you talk and what you can do to get it back. Learn how to deal with anger and criticism effectively. It's your turn to speak out!

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-465-D | 10/15/14-11/21/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Get Assertive

Are you tired of being intimidated and treated badly by others? Get the assertiveness training you need in order to be more confident and powerful with family members, friends, bosses, co-workers, professionals, service people, and even total strangers. Discover how you lose your power when you talk and what you can do to get it back. Learn how to deal with anger and criticism effectively. It's your turn to speak out!

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-465-E | 11/12/14-12/19/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Get Assertive

Are you tired of being intimidated and treated badly by others? Get the assertiveness training you need in order to be more confident and powerful with family members, friends, bosses, co-workers, professionals, service people, and even total strangers. Discover how you lose your power when you talk and what you can do to get it back. Learn how to deal with anger and criticism effectively. It's your turn to speak out!

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-465-F | 12/10/14-01/16/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Get Funny!

Humor enhances everything you do, no matter whether you're looking to deliver better presentations, increase your marketability as a writer, deliver more hits to a Web site, or simply become friendlier and more outgoing. Whether you're naturally funny or want to be, this hilarious course will help you sharpen your wit.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-468-B1 | 08/20/14-09/26/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Get Funny!

Humor enhances everything you do, no matter whether you're looking to deliver better presentations, increase your marketability as a writer, deliver more hits to a Web site, or simply become friendlier and more outgoing. Whether you're naturally funny or want to be, this hilarious course will help you sharpen your wit.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-468-C1 | 09/17/14-10/24/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Get Funny!

Humor enhances everything you do, no matter whether you're looking to deliver better presentations, increase your marketability as a writer, deliver more hits to a Web site, or simply become friendlier and more outgoing. Whether you're naturally funny or want to be, this hilarious course will help you sharpen your wit.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-468-D1 | 10/15/14-11/21/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Get Funny!

Humor enhances everything you do, no matter whether you're looking to deliver better presentations, increase your marketability as a writer, deliver more hits to a Web site, or simply become friendlier and more outgoing. Whether you're naturally funny or want to be, this hilarious course will help you sharpen your wit.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-468-E1 | 11/12/14-12/19/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Get Funny!

Humor enhances everything you do, no matter whether you're looking to deliver better presentations, increase your marketability as a writer, deliver more hits to a Web site, or simply become friendlier and more outgoing. Whether you're naturally funny or want to be, this hilarious course will help you sharpen your wit.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-468-F1 | 12/10/14-01/16/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Great Decision Making

Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach. Master techniques for achieving your goals, managing risk, dealing with crises, and making decisions--big and small--with knowledge and confidence. Find out how to avoid many types of mistakes and how to recover from others.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-475-B | 08/20/14-09/26/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Great Decision Making

Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach. Master techniques for achieving your goals, managing risk, dealing with crises, and making decisions--big and small--with knowledge and confidence. Find out how to avoid many types of mistakes and how to recover from others.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-475-C | 09/17/14-10/24/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Great Decision Making

Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach. Master techniques for achieving your goals, managing risk, dealing with crises, and making decisions--big and small--with knowledge and confidence. Find out how to avoid many types of mistakes and how to recover from others.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-475-D | 10/15/14-11/21/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Great Decision Making

Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach. Master techniques for achieving your goals, managing risk, dealing with crises, and making decisions--big and small--with knowledge and confidence. Find out how to avoid many types of mistakes and how to recover from others.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-475-E | 11/12/14-12/19/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Great Decision Making

Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach. Master techniques for achieving your goals, managing risk, dealing with crises, and making decisions--big and small--with knowledge and confidence. Find out how to avoid many types of mistakes and how to recover from others.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-475-F | 12/10/14-01/16/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Self and Consciousness

Join anthropology instructor Julie Castillo for a thought-provoking cross-cultural discussion of personality, consciousness, and self. Of what is human identity made? Where does our sense of self come from: culture? Upbringing? External circumstances? The opinions of others? If you had grown up in a different culture-or as the opposite gender-or in a different century-would you still be you? Are you the same person now as you were twenty years ago? The concepts of self and existence vary greatly from culture to culture; even the manner in which we think and interact with the world is culturally prescribed.

Fee: $60 Senior Adult Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-406-D | 10/29/14-11/19/14 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Human Origins

What sets human beings apart from other creatures? Is it merely our big brains and dependence on culture? Or is it our unique sense of ourselves, or our relentless quest to find meaning in the universe? Where in the evolutionary process did we become, not merely homo sapiens, but human? In this thought-provoking class we'll take a journey back into the paleontological and archeological records to search for clues to the origins of human consciousness. We'll discuss the development of language, culture, personality, science, and religion-and weigh these factors against our own assumptions. Join us for a series of lively discussions!

Fee: $60 Senior Adult Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-407-D | 10/01/14-10/22/14 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Microscopes

This 1 day academic enrichment program is designed for 2nd and 3rd graders interested in learning more about microscopes. Students will take a closer look at their world by using state of the art dissecting and compound microscopes to examine pond water, plants, insects, geodes, fossils, crystals, shells, sand and much more! Specimens will be collected in a microscope scavenger hunt, where students look for objects, insects and plants to observe under the microscope. Students will observe real fossils, then make and take their own artificial fossil!

Fee: $20 Materials Fee: $5 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-420-D | 10/17/14-10/17/14 | T. Biddinger | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Medieval Aristotelians

In the 12th century a spark was lighted that would produce a vast shift in the West toward analytic and scientific thinking and ultimately would be a major force in the emergence of the renaissance and enlightenment. This series recounts the story of that shift and introduces the three of the greatest minds in this remarkable story: Averroes, a Muslim; Maimonides, a Jew; and Aquinas, a Christian. In heavily illustrated PowerPoint presentations, Dr. Gray introduces this great philosophical tradition in a manner understandable whether the student has formally studied philosophy or not. This lecture from 9:30-11:30AM will be followed by a half-hour discussion period. Series units 9/24, 10/22, 11/12, 12/3 may be purchased individually. See course descriptions below.

Fee: $80 Senior Adult Fee: $50 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-437-C | 09/24/14-12/03/14 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Aristotle to Spain

The great works of Aristotle, from the time of the man himself in the 4th C. BCE to the rise of Islamic philosophy in the 9th C. CE made a hazardous journey in which it could so easily have been lost - much was. Largely rejected or ignored by Christians during the first millennia of Christianity, and carried by pagan Greek thinkers to the Near East, it was translated into Arabic and spread with Islam around the Mediterranean. In this lecture Dr. Gray tells that story and highlights the key characteristics of Aristotle's thinking and the changes in the way he was understood during that time.

Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-438-C1 | 09/24/14-09/24/14 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Averroes

Averroes, an Andalusian Muslim genius of the 12th Century, became the great defender of Aristotle's thought, especially against the Ash'ari theologians. In this presentation the life of Ibn Rushed-or Averroes as he is known in the West-is recounted and his philosophy explained. The powerful influence that he had on Christian theology and his role in re-introducing Aristotle to the Latin-speaking world are also discussed.

Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-439-D1 | 10/22/14-10/22/14 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Maimonides

Maimonides was a brilliant Jewish thinker from 12th Century Andalucía (Spain) who spent most of his adult life in North Africa. His work incorporates essentials of Aristotelian logic as he learned them through great Arabic philosophers such as Avicenna, Al-Farabi, and Averroes. This lecture recounts his life, introduces his philosophy and theology, and discusses his impact on Judaism and Christianity as they began to discover and integrate the new and rapidly evolving medieval Aristotelianism.

Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-440-E1 | 11/12/14-11/12/14 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest minds of the Middle Ages, was a 13th century philosopher and theologian, born in Sicily, but educated in Italy. He would become the epitome of scholasticism-and a seminal figure in its rise to dominance over the monasticism of the early middle ages. This lecture reviews his life, the development of his theology and the influence of the newly available Latin translations of Arabic versions of Aristotle's works.

Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-441-F1 | 12/03/14-12/03/14 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Microscopy World

This academic enrichment program is designed for 4th & 5th grade students interested in science and microscopes. Students will take a closer look at their world by using state of the art dissecting and compound microscopes to look at geodes, fossils, rocks, crystals, shells and sand samples from around the world. With the aid of the dissecting microscope, students will hunt for tiny fossilized shark teeth from sand samples that were previously collected at Calvert Cliffs, MD. Students will make their own crystals in an egg geode to take home! Please register your child using the course information below. They may bring a bag lunch or purchase a lunch on campus. Parents or guardians are required to sign students in and out of each class session. All children will be accompanied by the instructor at all times during each session. A complete agenda, parking and classroom document will be sent to you two weeks prior to the class date.

Fee: $20 Materials Fee: $5 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-447-E | 11/04/14-11/04/14 | T. Biddinger | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Principles of Meditation

The practice of this ancient art will enrich your life experiences and expand your horizon. It is an excellent support to prevent, slow or control cardiovascular disease, improve the ability to sustain concentration, restore balance for depression, develop constructive use of thought patterns and ease pain associated with chronic diseases. If the practice of meditation is a new concept you would like to experience - or if you wish to renew your meditation practice, this course will help you establish a firm foundation.

Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

MBP-027-D1 | 10/02/14-11/06/14 | M. Allan | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Personal Finance

This course is designed to prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make. You'll learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You'll develop a retirement savings plan, and you'll be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You'll also learn the essentials of household bookkeeping and record-keeping requirements. And you'll discover the secret to understanding and controlling your credit rating to save money and increase your financial security.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-704-B | 08/20/14-09/26/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Personal Finance

This course is designed to prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make. You'll learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You'll develop a retirement savings plan, and you'll be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You'll also learn the essentials of household bookkeeping and record-keeping requirements. And you'll discover the secret to understanding and controlling your credit rating to save money and increase your financial security.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-704-C | 09/17/14-10/24/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Personal Finance

This course is designed to prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make. You'll learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You'll develop a retirement savings plan, and you'll be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You'll also learn the essentials of household bookkeeping and record-keeping requirements. And you'll discover the secret to understanding and controlling your credit rating to save money and increase your financial security.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-704-D | 10/15/14-11/21/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Personal Finance

This course is designed to prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make. You'll learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You'll develop a retirement savings plan, and you'll be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You'll also learn the essentials of household bookkeeping and record-keeping requirements. And you'll discover the secret to understanding and controlling your credit rating to save money and increase your financial security.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-704-E | 11/12/14-12/19/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Personal Finance

This course is designed to prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make. You'll learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You'll develop a retirement savings plan, and you'll be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You'll also learn the essentials of household bookkeeping and record-keeping requirements. And you'll discover the secret to understanding and controlling your credit rating to save money and increase your financial security.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-704-F | 12/10/14-01/16/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register