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

Self-Improvement, Languages & Learning

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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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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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