Adult Learning Force

Course Offerings

All courses are based on the following schedule:

Period 1
Period 2
Period 3

9:00 - 10:05 am
10:15 - 11:20 am
11:30 - 12:05 pm
12:15 - 1:20 pm


ALDEN - Alden Hall
ARTER - Arter Hall
DOAN - Doane Art Hall
CARR - Carr Hall
CC - Campus Center

MURR - Murray Hall
ODDF - Odd Fellows
QUIQ - Quigley Hall
VCCA - Vukovich Center
(Lincoln Room & Treasure Room - 2nd Floor of Reis Hall)

Course Offerings

Course Teacher   Pd.  

C) Creative Writing

Our goal will be to explore and discover what we have to say through the writing process.

Lora Zill     3rd

E) Physics: Super Science

Students Will:
-Understand scientific concepts through both short lectures and hands on laboratory work;
-Analyze the importance of radioactivity, fiber optics and super conductivity.

Dr. Shafiq Rahman     3rd

F) Math & Science History for Physics (Semester II)

During the first semester, math topics applicable to physics using technology will be presented.

Richard Genung     3rd

G) Junior-Senior Math Seminar

Seminar will begin with a treatment of Game Theory with interesting properties and applications.

Richard Genung   2nd  

H) Freshman-Sophomore Math Seminar

GRAPH THEORY will be explored to solve real problems

Richard Genung 1st    

J) Tai Chi

Students learn synchronized movements described as movements, actions , and aspects of nature.

Karen Schreiber Mason   2nd  

N) Introduction to Public Speaking

In this class we will enjoy ourselves while pushing back each person’s personal performance anxieties.

Roberta Levine     3rd

Q) Intro to Architectural Thought

Course objective is to provide an introductory survey of architecture for the participant. 

Rob Humphreys 1st    

S) The First Amendment

We will discuss and debate this question as it pertains to new technologies today including the internet, social media, Facebook, cyber bullying, violence in video games and Skype. We will also look at Wiki-Leaks and the mass surveillance practices of the NSA.

Wally Mason 1st    

T) Science Vs. Pseudoscience

Students interest will determine the subjects discussed, but some possibilities include such topics as extra-terrestrial life, mental telepathy, the Gaia hypothesis, alien abduction, evolution, etc.  Wherever possible we will try to devise experiments to test the validity of these beliefs.

Mike McGrath 1st    

V) Jazz/Rock Improvisation

Students who already have some experience playing the guitar will learn how to play scales and become familiar with basic rock and jazz music theory.

Jim Froman     3rd

Y) Archeology One

Includes field trips with extensive walking).  Students will be introduced to archeological methods of excavation techniques, dating processes, experimental archeology, and uses of anthropological data to understand remains and “predict the past”.  Field trips may include Greendate Cemetery, Baldwin-Reynolds Mansion.

Danuta Majchrowicz   2nd  

DD) Slavery and Segregation

Through the Supreme Court:  As a class we will make it our job to explore slavery from its arrival from Europe to the United States and how it progressed in America. Students will read and discuss primary and secondary sources relating to the subjects of slavery and segregation.

Joshua F. Sherretts     3rd
FF) Conversation in the Digital Age

This course will focus on how we communicate with each other today. Technology is here to stay, but are we making sacrifices by using social media? We will debate this and other questions such as, has the use of technology made us more efficient? Does social media hurt face-to-face conversation or enhance it? Is it important to make eye contact when talking to someone?  Based on Sherry Turkle’s book, Reclaiming Conversation: (The Power of Talk in a Digital Age), we will examine these questions and more. She is not anti-technology, but believes there are unintended consequences to being hyper-connected.

Wally Mason     3rd
GG) Therapeutic Music Techniques

Through self exploration, students will learn therapeutic music techniques for self expression, stress management and motivation. This class will focus on lyric and musical analysis of current recorded songs as well as individual and group vocal and instrumental songwriting. Participants will have opportunity to use and learn music recording programs such as garage band and other music apps.

Cindy Legwaila     3rd
HH) Human Impact on the Earth

This course will examine the impact of humans on various facets of the natural environment. Initial focus for the first few sessions will be on the carbon footprint and the human footprint, determining student’s personal footprints, and a comparison of the footprints of those in varying socio-economic status within the United States, and across the globe.

Christen Smith   2nd 3rd
II) Philosophy and Application of Yoga

In this course students will explore meditation, yogic philosophy, and the Vinyasa style of yoga,.  I will provide a brief history of yoga as well as an overview of the chakra system and how this can affect the flow of energy through mind, body, and spirit.  Students will be taught a wide variety of the basic poses of yoga and learn to move through these poses in a “flow”.

Carrie Morda   2nd  
KK) German Cultural Studies

In this course you will embark on a highly ecclectic journey to “all things German” touching upon fields as different as, but also interconnected as linguistics, arts, and history. Why did Mark Twain call the German language “horrible” and was he right to do so? What lessons can we glean from German-speaking thinkers like Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, and Karl Marx? And which more general insights can we learn about the complexity of cultures, stereotypes, and intercultural communication?

Julia Ludwig     3rd

Adult Learners

Course Teacher   Pd.  
VV. Choral Masterworks Ward Jamison 1st    
WW. Interpreting Popular Culture Ishita Sinah Roy   2nd  
XX. Climate Change Richard Bowden     3rd
YY. Films of Love Lloyd Michaels 1:30- 2:45  
ZZ. The Midnight in Paris Gang David Miller   3:00- 4:15