History, Special Interest, Literature & Film, & Designing & DIY
NEW Live Online format for the Fall 2020 semester
We are now offering Live online classes for you to explore new hobbies & projects, ancient peoples, tales of the past, and insights of the future.
- American Sign Language
- Driver Safety
- Do-It-Yourself Projects
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) RCEGN 8812 C01
10/5 - 11/23 6 - 8 pm
You will be introduced to the language and culture of deaf individuals in the United States. You will be introduced to the grammar of ASL, culture behaviors and the history of ASL. This class will run with “voice off” policy for ASL immersion.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II RCEGN 8813 C01
11/30 - 1/18/21 6 - 8 pm
As we dive deeper into American Sign Language, students will be expected to participate in class lecture as well as in-class activities with growing emphasis on receptive and expressive ASL skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be more comfortable and confident in their ASL conversational skills, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the Deaf community.
US FOREIGN POLICY SINCE WWII RCEGN 8830 CPV1
9/19 - 10/10 10:30 am - 12 pm
The US emerged as one of two global superpowers from the ruins of the second World War. Competition with the Soviet Union to have greater political, economic, and cultural influence on world affairs guided the decisions of presidents, policy makers, and diplomats. Once the US emerged victorious
from the Cold War, the focus shifted to the Middle East in the 1990s and 2000s, but past decisions continued to shape new challenges.
Christopher Pegg is a graduate of the M.A. History program at Villanova University. He was born in Bucks County and has worked in education for the past two years, teaching secondary level World History, US History, and a class on Terrorism and Human Rights. He is currently an adjunct History instructor at Holy Family University. Among his research and teaching interests is how imperialism and nationalism have shaped the modern world.
THE CIVIL WAR PART 2 RCEGN 8436 CPV1
9/18 - 10/23 10am - 12pm
We will explore the battles, campaigns and influential people that shaped the course of American Civil War. You will study the battles and leaders from Antietam in September 1862 through the surrender at Appomattox in 1865. You will also explore the era of Reconstruction.
RUNNING FOR REELECTION RCEGN 8831 CPV1
9/23 - 10/28 1:30 - 3:30 pm
President Trump is attempting to become the 13th president to be reelected in our history. Eight incumbent presidents have failed in their reelection bids. What commonalities do the presidents that have succeeded and failed have? This course will study this question throughout history and the use of political
science models. By the time the course ends the student should be able to predict to result on November 3rd.
JEWISH HISTORY FROM CREATION TO CHRIST RCEGN 8835 c01
9/24 - 01/29 6:30 - 8 pm
Judaism is arguably the most tenacious and resilient culture in the history of mankind. It has existed for 4,000 years, suffered countless hardships, and through it all became the foundation for 3 of the world’s major faith traditions. With over 50% of the world’s population identifying with one of these traditions, the history of Judaism, for many of us, is our own history. In this course we will look at the span of Jewish history from the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob) until the time of Christ. The course will explore this history not only from the biblical perspective, but also non-biblical writings (like Josephus) and archaeology.
HOW TO TRAVEL FREE & SAFELY RCEGN 2032 C01
10/6 6 - 9 pm
We’re ready to get back to our travels! When it is safe to go on a trip, where can we go, how do we stay safe, and how do we make our travel free? If you are near retirement, changing careers, a student, or someone who likes the idea of making additional income to support your travel dream, this class is for you. World traveler Gina Henry shows you how she is prepared for the new “travel normal” including important tips on safety, trip insurance, what to do if you become sick, and other strategies. Discover over 200 ways to travel free. Earn free airline tickets, hotel nights, tours & more in the USA & worldwide! Volunteering, fun work-vacations, paid travel, teaching English and remote employment opportunities. Tuition includes Gina’s 100-page eBook How to Travel Free & Safely (retail value$39.95).
GINA HENRY has lived this travel life for 30 years, taking 10 free vacations a year by using free airline tickets, hotels, cruises, tours, meals, & more. She has traveled to 98 countries and all 50 states. She teaches in 90 cities and is the author of many travel books & audios. She leads several group tours each year and organizes a volunteer teach English program in Thailand and Peru.
PROBLEM BASED LEARNING - ACT 48 Credits WSMCE 9020
7/14 - 7/23 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Problem-based Learning has changed my classroom! If you are looking for a proven approach to engage every learner and differentiate instruction while meeting common core standards, this is the course for you. You will learn how to transform your classroom into an active, stimulating, collaborative learning environment that fosters and promotes a positive influence for life-long learning. Problem-based learning teaches the skills your students need to excel in the 21st century information age.
Mystery at Golden Ridge Farm
Author: Theresa Van Praet
P.O. Box 8813
Waco, TX 76714-8813
AARP - DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM RCEGN 8050 C01
AARP has made the difficult decision to cancel all sponsored in-person events and activities through the end of 2020, which include AARP Driver Safety events, to minimize COVID-19 exposure among our AARP family and our communities.
You can go to their website to register for an online Driver Safety class at a 25% discount: www.aarpdriversafety.org
Promo code for 25% discount: DRIVINGSKILLS
Good through: December 31, 2020
Please check our website for updates on when the face-to-face classes will resume at Bucks County Community College.
LITERATURE & FILM
THE ART OF HITCHCOCK RCEGN 8714 C01& CPV1
9/22 - 10/27 10 am-12 pm
Filmmakers refer to Alfred Hitchcock as “The Master.” Why? Beginning in 1927, Hitchcock explored the same themes and ideas in every film he made: love, sexuality, murder, and marriage. Hitchcock’s fingerprints are all over every single one of his films. We’ll delve into the technical side of his filmmaking, which grew alongside Hitchcock’s skill as a storyteller.
DESIGNING & DIY CLASSES
SEWING - "SEW" FINISHED RCEGN 8822 C01
10/6 - 10/20 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Did you ever start, and then abandon a sewing project because you weren’t sure how to read the pattern instructions or you got frustrated? Finish your incomplete garment/project and receive expert instruction and guidance to complete it. You must have access to a portable sewing machine, instruction manual and sewing supplies.
WALL MAKEOVER 101 RCEGN 8833 C01
9/16 - 9/23 7 - 9 pm
Do you want a Pinterest worthy wall in your house? Would you love a focal point covered in shiplap, wallpaper, faux brick /stone or decorative wood trim? Accent walls can make a room stand out and WOW! In this 2 night class, learn the basics of creating an accent wall. Focus will be on choosing the right wall, learning the pros and cons of various accent wall options, selecting a design style and the steps to implement each of the following options. Shiplap, peel n stick wallpaper, basics wainscot panels and ledger stone. Learn how to measure, cut and attach each option to the wall.
POWDER ROOM MAKEOVER 101 RCEGN 8834 C01
9/30 7 - 9 pm
Do you have a powder room that desperately needs a facelift but you don’t know where to start? Learn how to create an updated and affordable fresh new look in your half bath. Learn wall decor options, ideas for mirrors, storage, shelving and more. Learn tricks to repaint the vanity like a pro so it looks brand new and explore flooring options that are DIY friendly and doable. With a DIY approach, this class teaches the design and execution steps to have a powder puff powder room!