Course Catalog Spring 2017–Self-Improvement, Languages & Learning

Self-Improvement, Languages & Learning

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Household Document Organization (#45)

Do you know the difference between critical family documents, working files and historical files? Do you have file cabinets full of papers you are afraid to get rid of "because you may need them one day?" Come learn about the process of focusing in on those critical documents that define you personally, familially, financially and legally and ensure that they are filed safely in a location readily available to you, your spouse and your children. Be prepared to take notes.

Margaret Mondul is the owner of Household Document Organization. In addition to her expertise in that area, she speaks frequently on Medicare-related issues. Margaret has more than 30 years of experience helping individuals, businesses and organizations create order for their critical procedures and records. She has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Masters degree in Management. She has lived, worked and volunteered in the local area since 1992.

Cost: $25

Date/Time: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - noon

Location: Main Building, Liberty Lounge
Patriot's Colony, 6000 Patriot's Colony Drive
Williamsburg, VA

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Loving Across Differences (#116)

Are you in a nontraditional relationship, such as...

• Raising adopted children of a different ethnicity
• Interracial relationships
• Mixed religion or interfaith families
• Families with members at opposite ends of the political spectrum
• Families with members living nontraditional gender roles

Dr. Eileen O’Brien’s course is grounded in social science and is designed to help participants see new ways of thinking about their family’s uniqueness. The goal in this course is to first explore how and why your differences matter in the wider society, and to analyze how building intimacy across these differences can be transformative. Then instead of just saying “love is blind,” this course will help couples, families, and individuals develop strategies for working with these differences.

Dr. Eileen O’Brien is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Social Sciences at St. Leo University (Virginia campus), She earned her Bachelor's in Sociology and the College of William and Mary and her doctorate in Sociology at the University of Florida. She is the author of numerous books and award-winning articles on race, ethnicity, and gender. She has supervised research projects, lectured, and led community workshops on racism in addition to her teaching career. She also has personal experience with nontraditional family relationships.

Sessions for this class: 4

Total Cost for All Sessions: $60.00

Time: All sessions are from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Dates: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Location: Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists Campus
3051 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA

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Appreciation of Chinese Poetry (#99)

With a history of more than two thousand and five hundred years, classical Chinese poetry distinguishes itself by employing rich imagery to depict nature’s wonder, express feelings of joy and pain, and views of life and death. In this course, we will embark on a time-travelling journey from early 1000 BC to 1200 AD to appreciate the beauty of classical Chinese poetry and better understand Chinese philosophy through the rhymes, rhythm, and storytelling.

Lu Yang is a graduate of Beijing Normal University, with a major in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in Foreign Languages. She has been trained extensively by Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters) on teaching Chinese language and traditional arts, such as the Hulusi, Chinese Chess, and Chinese Knotting, among other art forms.

Sessions for this course: 8

Total cost: $80.00

All Class Times: 5:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Class Location:
Rowe House, Confucius Institute
College of William & Mary
314 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA

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Beginner Chinese (#12)

This class covers the basic phonetic, grammar, and writing systems of conversational Chinese. The lessons integrate Chinese culture, including character etymology and relevant holidays, with each lesson. The class places most emphasis on listening and speaking.

Yuhui Lu is a visiting professor from Beijing Normal University (BNU) working `for the William and Mary Confucius Institute. She teaches Chinese language courses in the Department of Modern Languages & Literature. She received her BA in Chinese language and literature from BNU in 1986, then her MA in linguistics and applied linguistics in 2004, and currently is a Ph.D. candidate in the same academic field at BNU.

Sessions for this class: 8

Cost: $80.00

Times: All classes are 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM

Location: Confucius Institute, The College of William & Mary. Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA

Dates:
Tuesday, May 2
Thursday, May 4
Tuesday, May 9
Thursday, May 11
Tuesday, May 16
Thursday, May 18
Tuesday, May 23
Thursday, May 25

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Chinese Calligraphy and Painting (#119)

Chinese calligraphy and painting are highly regarded in Chinese culture. The first six classes of this workshop will introduce calligraphy. Since both art forms use similar tools, the next two classes will focus on painting and build on the skills from the first half. Artwork of various styles by masters from different historical periods will be studied. In addition, the participants will practice the two arts and create their own pieces.

Qiong Yang is dedicated to promoting Chinese culture internationally. Qiong gives lectures on Chinese culture, teaches Chinese language courses, and organizes cultural activities at the Confucius Institute at the College of William and Mary. She wishes to educate everyone interested in China and Chinese culture at the College and throughout the greater community of Williamsburg.

Sessions for this course: 8

Cost: $80.00

Times: All classes are from 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM

Location: Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, College of William and Mary

Dates:
Monday, June 5
Wednesday, June 7
Monday, June 12
Wednesday, June 14
Monday, June 19
Wednesday, June 21
Monday, June 26
Wednesday, June 28

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Preparing to Travel in China (#18)

This course is designed for those who dream of traveling to China or simply want to know more about Chinese culture. Topics will cover necessary concepts while traveling in China, including transportation, payment, accommodation, food, expressions to use while traveling, and Chinese dos and don’ts. Come join us to learn more about Chinese language and culture in a class on travel and practical use.

Lu Yang is a graduate of Beijing Normal University, with a major in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in Foreign Languages. She has been trained extensively by Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters) on teaching Chinese language and traditional arts, such as the Hulusi, Chinese Chess, Chinese Knotting and more.

Cost: $80.00

Sessions for this class: 8

Times: All classes are from 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM

Location: Confucius Institute, The College of William & Mary. Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA

Dates:
Monday, June 5
Wednesday, June 7
Monday, June 12
Wednesday, June 14
Monday, June 19
Wednesday, June 21
Monday, June 26
Wednesday, June 28

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A Sample of China - 4 Art Forms (#85)

This course will introduce the basics of four of China’s art forms: calligraphy, paper cutting, Chinese knotting, and musical instruments. Gain hands-on experience where you can make your own artwork! The materials of making those handcrafts will be provided by the Confucius Institute at the College of William and Mary.

Yanmin Liu joined the Confucius Institute at the college of William and Marry as a volunteer teacher in July 2016. Her undergraduate major was Chinese Language and Culture and now she is majoring in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. Before starting the master study She spent one year in Indonesia where she worked in an international elementary school as a volunteer Chinese teacher.

Sessions for this course: 8

Cost: $80.00

Time: All classes are from 5:10 PM - 6:10 PM

Location: Confucius Institute, The College of William & Mary. Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA

Dates:
Monday, May 1
Wednesday, May 3
Monday, May 8
Wednesday, May 10
Monday, May 15
Wednesday, May 17
Monday, May 22
Wednesday, May 24

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World Heritage Sites in China (#104)

In this course, the instructor will introduce cultural items, history, geography and natural beauty of world heritage sites in China using a PowerPoint presentations with exquisite photos. We also will learn about and discuss research and protection of cultural and natural heritage sites that are being undertaken by the Chinese government.

Qiong Yang is dedicated to promoting Chinese culture internationally. Qiong gives lectures on Chinese culture, teaches Chinese language courses, and organizes cultural activities at the Confucius Institute at the College of William and Mary. She wishes to educate everyone interested in China and Chinese culture at the College and throughout the greater community of Williamsburg.

Sessions for this class: 8

Cost: $80.00

All class times are 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Dates:
Tuesday, May 2
Thursday, May 4
Tuesday, May 9
Thursday, May 11
Tuesday, May 16
Thursday, May 18
Tuesday, May 22
Thursday, May 25

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