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Adult Education Course Catalog: 2018-2019

Decluttering/Staging

Decluttering/Staging Your House For Sale Thinking, even remotely, of selling your house? It’s not too early to declutter and stage. Learn how to approach this daunting task and be ready to capitalize the equity hiding in your house now. 2 wks .................................................... Cost: $50 Mon 7:00p - 9:00p ................ 09/17/18 - 09/24/18 02/04/19 - 02/11/19 04/15/19 - 04/22/19 Drones – Dynamic and Emerging Technology This 2-part course will focus on introduction to Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) in the fi rst session. The second session will include advanced topics covering operational areas such as Aeronautical Decision Making, Risk Management, and best practices of operation. Discussions will include aviation weather, aircraft performance, signal reliability and other technical subjects. 2 wks .........................Cost: $100 / $50 per week Wed 6:00p - 8:00p ................ 09/26/18 - 10/03/18 04/24/19 - 05/01/19 How to Start a Novel The opening passage of a novel will either keep the audience reading, or drive the audience away. We’ll see how to keep the audience reading. 2 wks .................................................... Cost: $50 Mon 6:30p - 8:30p ................ 10/08/18 - 10/22/18 Writing Memoirs and Family Stories Tell your story or your family’s story. As Flannery O’Connor said, “Anybody who has survived childhood has enough information about life to last forever.” So if you’re sixteen or older, you’re set. 2 wks .................................................... Cost: $50 Mon 6:30p - 8:30p ................ 01/28/19 - 02/11/19 Writing Nonfiction The Publishing World is divided into two parts: fi ction and non-fi ction. Non-fi ction can be as creative and imaginative as fi ction; however non-fiction has its own set of rules and regulations that are strictly enforced. We’ll see how to get creative while still obeying the rules. 2 wks .................................................... Cost: $50 Mon 6:30p - 8:30p ................ 04/15/19 - 04/29/19 Voiceovers - Now Is Your Time! Such A Voice illustrates how you could begin using your speaking voice for commercials, fi lms and videos! Learn a unique way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This exciting class could be the game changer you’ve been waiting for. Bridget Renshaw is a successful voice artist (Samsung, Audible, and Mazda commercials, as well as Spanish Telenovela English translations). She draws on her wealth of industry experience to teach you the ins and outs of voice-overs. Join Bridget for a fun-fi lled and enlightening evening! 1 wk ...................................................... Cost: $45 Wed 6:30p - 8:30p ................................. 10/10/18 05/15/19 RELIGION Introduction to The Bible If you have ever felt lost when opening up a Bible, this introductory course is for you. Journey into this ancient text to discover what The Bible books are about and how their stories fi t into history. 6 wks .................................................... Cost: $75 Thu 6:30p - 8:30p ................. 09/13/18 - 10/18/18 The Bible as Literature We know The Bible is a theological text, but it also stands as a remarkable work of literature. Explore how its characters and narrative, poetry and plot work to unfold the continuing story of God and His people. 6 wks .................................................... Cost: $75 Thu 6:30p - 8:30p ................. 04/04/19 - 05/16/19 Page 14 *Additional book fee required. www.mcjvs.edu

Women in The Bible: Old Testament Originally taught at Metropolitan State in Denver. CO as Gender and The Bible, this class works to examine our understandings of women in a biblical context. In the fi rst session, we will examine women that are familiar to us like Eve, as well as women that get mentioned in passing like Dinah and Abigail. The Old Testament will be our base text and additional readings from current theoretical scholars will be provided. The hope is that we will unpack the special place of women in the ancient and modern world and allow for ideas and questions to drive a unique and diverse conversation. 5 wks ...................................................Cost: $70* Thu 6:30p - 8:30p ................. 01/17/19 - 02/21/19 Women in The Bible: New Testament This session will examine familiar women from the New Testament like Mary, the mother of Jesus, in addition to others such as Elizabeth. This time we will use the New Testament as our base text supplemented by readings from current theoretical scholars. Hopefully we will continue to learn about the special place of women in the ancient and modern world through readings and discussion. 5 wks ...................................................Cost: $70* Tue 6:30p - 8:30p ................. 02/26/19 - 03/26/19 World Religions In this course, we will study religions of the world and think critically about the nature of religious beliefs and practices shared around the globe. Ultimately this course should provide each and every one of you with the tools to explain the common characteristics, themes and varieties of religious experience, as well as the ability to describe individual communities, beliefs and practices held by the major religious traditions of the world. By thinking critically and cooperatively, you should also be able to note the diversity among religions as well. 8 wks .................................................Cost: $110* Tue 6:30p - 8:30p ................. 10/16/18 - 12/18/18 LANGUAGES American Sign Language This class is for students that have little or no experience with ASL and want to learn to communicate with deaf co-workers, neighbors, friends and colleagues. Topics covered include vocabulary, grammar and cultural information. CEUs available. 10 wks ...............................................Cost: $295* Mon & Wed 6:30p - 8:30p .... 09/10/18 - 11/14/18 Tue & Thur 6:30p - 8:30p ..... 01/08/19 - 03/19/19 Russian Language I Even if a trip to Russia isn’t in your immediate future, have fun learning the language - alphabet, vocabulary, stories, jokes and much more - in theatrical style. Please bring a notebook. 6 wks .................................................Cost: $100* Mon 6:30p - 8:30p ................ 09/10/18 - 10/15/18 01/07/19 - 02/25/19 Russian Language II This advanced class is for students who have already started to learn the Russian language – familiar with the alphabet and able to read simple words. Please bring a notebook. Text is the same book used for Russian Language I. 8 wks .................................................Cost: $120* Mon 6:30p - 8:30p ................ 10/22/18 - 12/17/18 03/11/19 - 04/29/19