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

Self-Improvement, Languages & Learning

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Chinese Calligraphy (#119)

Chinese Calligraphy, the most revered of fine arts in China, is closely linked to Chinese culture, aesthetics, philosophy, and history. The class is designed to help students appreciate the unique beauty of this art form and learn how to write traditional Chinese characters with a bamboo brush. Students will understand the way calligraphy is integral to various aspects of Chinese culture, improving the students' cultural proficiency and writing. The course's main emphasis is individuality and creativity while practicing the age-old techniques.

Lianghao Liu is a graduate student at Beijing Normal University, majoring in English Translation and Interpreting. Dedicated to promoting Chinese culture internationally, Lianghao has been trained extensively by Hanban in teaching Chinese language and traditional arts, such as Chinese calligraphy, paper-cutting, etc. Her special interest lies in Changquan, which is a form of traditional Chinese martial arts.

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:
Tuesday, October 24
Thursday, October 26
Tuesday, October 31
Thursday, November 2
Tuesday, November 7
Thursday, November 9
Tuesday, November 14
Thursday, November 16

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DIY Natural Gifts (#74)

How to make Salt Scrubs, Soaps, and Natural Scents to offer as gifts for the Holiday Season. In this class, we will learn the basics for using pure plant essences to infuse daily items with uplifting and even healing properties. For example, did you know that many fake scented items can disrupt your bodies ability to function (such as air fresheners & candles made with toxic ingredients)? As a result, immunity and respiratory function can suffer just to name a few. Many practical tips and ‘how to’ recipes will be shared. We will have time for sharing and asking questions.

Instructor: Asha McLaughlin is a Health and Wellness Coach and Natural Health Educator. She has been practicing Yoga and Meditation for 24 years and teaches both in the area. She has personally mentored with a Naturopathic Physician for many years and offer classes on many different health topics. One of her great passions in life is to help people achieve their health goals with natural solutions.

Sessions for this class: 1

Cost: $10.00

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017

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

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Emotional Wellness (#73)

How to De-Stress, Tune In, and Awake to Joy! In this class, we will learn how we can use essential plant essence to protect, enliven and brighten our moods. We will also learn how to eliminate “overwhelm” so that we can focus on gaining clarity and purpose. Many practical tips and recipes will be shared. We will have time for sharing and asking questions.

Asha McLaughlin is a Health and Wellness Coach and Natural Health Educator. She has been practicing Yoga and Meditation for 24 years and teaches both in the area. She has personally mentored with a Naturopathic Physician for many years and offer classes on many different health topics. One of her great passions in life is to help people achieve their health goals with natural solutions.

Sessions for this class: 1

Cost: $10.00

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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Ehru Workshop Session 2 - October/November (#200)

Introduced during the Tang Dynasty, the Erhu has played a central role in traditional Chinese music for over 2,000 years. This class is designed to teach students basic Erhu techniques and songs while exposing them to classic Erhu music.

Xiaolu Ma is a volunteer teacher of William & Mary Confucius Institute, majoring in Musicology and specializing in teaching Chinese traditional musical instruments.

Sessions for this course: 8

Total Cost: $80.00

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

Dates:
Tuesday, October 24
Thursday, October 26
Tuesday, October 31
Thursday, November 2
Tuesday, November 7
Thursday, November 9
Tuesday, November 14
Thursday, November 16

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

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Persian Civilization - Level 1 (#115)

Join instructor Farrokh Namazi as she takes you on a journey through the ancient civilization of Persia, its origins, identity, language, religion and culture. This three-session course will walk participants through the beginning of Iran’s vast and deep history. This three-session course is a pre-cursor to future courses that will help participants learn more about the Iran and the Middle East, its religions, and its culture.

Instructor: Farrokh Namazi is from Pakistan and traces her roots to Iran, specifically to the city of Poets and Gardens, Shiraz, and Yazd, one of Iran’s oldest cities, that is the center for Zoroastrianism and its followers, the religion of Iran prior to the coming of Islam. Farrokh teaches Persian Civilization courses and is part of the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble of the College of William & Mary as a percussionist and vocalist. She is fluent in English, Farsi, and Urdo.

Sessions for this class: 3

Cost: $38.00

Time: All sessions are from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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

Dates: Monday, November 6, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017

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Personality Types and Religions of the World (#129)

How do personality preferences affect how people engage in the practice of Christianity? Of Hinduism? Of the Islam religion? In this course we will integrate the Myers-Briggs model of personality preferences with various world religious and spiritual understandings and practices. By looking at religious and spiritual practices in this manner, the student will come to appreciate our differences in perspective and practices with greater understanding and insight.

Come prepared for a better class experience - bring something for taking notes (free Wi-Fi is available), but even more important, before class, take your own Myers-Briggs personality test at this website:

https://www.16personalities.com/enfj-personality

It's fast, it's free, no registration, no email sign-up - just a way to understand more about yourself. You do not need to reveal your results in class unless you wish to do so.
 
Instructor: Chuck McHose holds a Masters in Divinity. Before recently retiring, he was in a local church ministry for 42 years. He has been an Adjunct Faculty member at Radford University and New River Community College. Chuck also is a former tennis instructor for Williamsburg Parks and Rec. He lives in Norge, Virginia with his wife, Pam, of 44 years and 2 dogs and 1 cat.

Sessions for this class: 2

Cost: $35.00

Dates/Time:
Sunday, October 29, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 5, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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Social Media 101 (#131)

Do you want to connect with loved ones but don't know where to start with social media like Facebook or Twitter? Then this class is for you!

In this hands-on class, you'll be walked through the steps to get you started on social media, from creating profiles and sharing to privacy settings and tagging. Bring your laptop or tablet and your cell phone.

Instructor: Rayven Holmes, owner of Radical Solutions, has worked in marketing and social media for ten years. Originally an education major, she loves spending time with her family and teaching.

Sessions for this class: 1

Cost: $40.00

Date Option 1: Wednesday, November 8, 10:00 AM - 12 noon
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Date Option 2: Wednesday, December 13, 10:00 AM - 12 noon

Location: Offices of Work Nimbly
201 Penniman Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Walking Into Today's China (#15)

This course provides a panoramic view of a today’s China, including pop culture, consumerism, social media, dating culture, recreation, etc. Through our learning and discussion, students will gain up-to-date knowledge about life in a modern and booming China.

Lianghao Liu is a graduate student at Beijing Normal University, majoring in English Translation and Interpreting. Dedicated to promoting Chinese culture internationally, Lianghao has been trained extensively by Hanban in teaching Chinese language and traditional arts, such as Chinese calligraphy, paper-cutting, etc. Her special interest lies in Changquan, which is a form of traditional Chinese martial arts.

Cost: $60.00

Sessions for this class: 6

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:
Tuesday, September 19
Thursday, September 21
Tuesday, September 26
Thursday, September 28
Tuesday, October 3
Thursday, October 5

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