History, Special Interest, Literature & Film, & Designing & DIY
Live Online format for the Spring 2021 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
- Do-It-Yourself Projects
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) RCEGN 8812 C02
7/12 - 8/30 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.
GRANT WRITING WSMCE 8050 C01
Learning how to write a grant is a great way to build your resume and learn valuable skills.
You will obtain the knowledge and skills to develop grant proposals for academia and the private sector. You will learn how to generate funding for non-Profit Organizations or universities. The key is to learn the art of Grantsmanship! Learning the components of a grant proposal, research methodology, and the peer-review process are the keys to success. You will learn how to develop a research question, research hypotheses, the development of a literature review, and how to develop a research design and data analysis for their grant proposal.
Classes run Monday through Thursday, 6/7 - 6/28 for a total of 39 hours
Jacksonian America RCEGN 6333 C01
6/22 - 7/27 1 - 3pm
Want to learn how Andrew Jackson rose from an orphan, to war hero, to the seventh president of the United States? Andrew Jackson came to embody the “Era of the Common Man,” this era saw reform movements ranging from temperance, education, prison reform, the abolition of slavery, and women’s rights. This course will also examine the reforms of the period and movements some of which lasted to the 20th century.
THE CIVIL WAR - THE COMING FURY RCEGN 8446 C01
6/11 - 7/23 10am - 12pm
Join John Benson once again as you explore the events in the decades leading up to the Civil War and learn about the battles, leaders and strategy that made up the early years of the American Civil War.
OF THE EARTH AND SKY: THE AZTEC EMPIRE RCEGN 8842 C01
6/2 - 6/23 6:30 -8:30pm
The Aztecs (Culhua-Mexica) were a Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico in the post-classic period from AD 1300 to 1521. We’ll explore their innovations in architecture, science and agriculture through the material culture they left behind.
UNDER THE COMANCHE MOON: THE COMANCHE EMPIRE RCEGN 8843 C01
6/30 - 7/21 6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Comanche (“the people”) are a Native American nation from the Great Plains. During 18th and 19th centuries, the Comanche using sophisticated horsemanship and military strategy, became the dominant tribe on the southern Great Plains (Comancheria) receiving the name “Lords of the Plains.”
CAHOKIA AND THE MYSTERIOUS MOUND BUILDER RCEGN 8844 C01
7/28 - 8/18 6:30 - 8:30
The “Mound Builders” were prehistoric, native inhabitants of North America who, during a 5,000-year period, constructed complex earthen mounds used for religious, ceremonial and burial mounds and as homes for their society elite. Cahokia is an impressive pre-Columbian Native American city located in today’s southwestern Illinois.
HOW TO TRAVEL FREE & SAFELY RCEGN 2032 C01
7/17 12 - 3 pm
Are you 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.
LITERATURE & FILM
THE ART OF SCORSESE RCEGN 8837 C01
8/3 - 9/7 6:30 - 8pm
Martin Scorsese is considered by many to be the greatest living American filmmaker. From Mean Streets to Running Bull to The Departed, every film is a fascinating distillation of film history as well as personal journey for Scorsese. We’ll delve into the technical side of his masterful filmmaking, as well as the themes and messages contained within every movie.
BEYOND NARNIA: THE LIFE & WRITING OF C.S. LEWIS RCEGN 8847 C01
6/15 - 7/20 6:30- 8pm
Join us was we explore the life of C.S. Lewis.
C.S. Lewis was a brilliant author and notable defender of Christianity in the 20th century. His fantasy series, "The Chronicles of Narnia," has engaged the minds of children and adults alike for the last half century. However, Lewis's literary impact includes theology, philosophy, children's literature, science fiction, literary criticism, and much more. Join us as we explore his life, his writings, and analyze two of his short theological fantasies--"The Great Divorce" and "The Screwtape Letters." The former follows a man on a journey, taken by city bus, to heaven; the latter is a collection of letters written by a fictional demon to a junior demon who is in charge of tempting a man on earth--through their dialogue, Lewis unfolds for us the subtleties of temptation. The thread that unites all Lewis's works is a pressing of the reader to challenge modern assumptions and shake oneself out of the comfort of their own ideas.
Students will be required to read two short books totaling ~300 pages across 6 weeks, or ~50 pages per week.
Brian Cirka is a graduate of the M.A. Theology program at Holy Apostles College & Seminary, having previously earned his B.S in Business Management from Penn State University. He has lived in Bucks County with his wife and children for the last 10 years and is now in his 14th year working for Johnson & Johnson. Although his career is focused in business, Brian’s academic interests include history, philosophy, theology, literature, and the convergence of all those disciplines into a cohesive understanding of the world. Courses he has taught in the past include Ancient Jewish History and The Experience of Poetry.
TAKE THE LEAP! BE A POET RCEGN 8865 C01
6/15 - 7/20 12:30 - 2 pm
Discovering your inner poet is an exercise in heightening your awareness of not only the big, obvious “topics” for poetry, but also the small things that, strung together, make up so much of our daily experience. We’ll discuss and write, through enjoyable exercises, your observations of the people, events, and objects that strike you in some significant way, and learn to craft these reactions into interesting poetry for your own private satisfaction and/or to share for family milestones, with friends, and, if interested in publication, with readers on a broader scale.
DESIGNING & DIY
DIY FOR NEW HOMEOWNERS RCEGN 8849 C01
6/16 - 6/23 7-9 pm
Want to work on those long to-do lists in your new home or current home. Learn how to save money, stress and time in this 2-night class focused in the top tasks you need to tackle in your new place. We will cover home safety, security, basic plumbing, electric, door knobs and locks, paint ideas and more. Learn how
to get the home you want easily and quickly.
DIT IT YOURSELF AGING IN PLACE RCEGN 8848 C01
6/9 7-9 pm
You will discover DIY project for safety, security and comfort while remaining independent in senior years. Beth, former nurse manager of a retirement home, will share strategies to make aging in place more safe and secure. You will learn about simple tasks for better lighting, home security, fall prevention, easy home maintenance and much more.
SEW - "SEW"FINISHED RCEGN 8822 C01
6/22 & 6/29 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? Complete that garment/project by receiving expert instruction and guidance. Select a simple project to be accomplished in 6 hours.
Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons, play samples from working voice professionals and provide an opportunity for students to record a short professional script under the direction of the instructor.
For a more detailed class description: www.voicecoaches.com/gptt