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Senior Courses in Humanities and Culture

Explore the works of a favorite author or find a new one.

Learn about other countries and religions; enhance your creative writing skills; study the great composers of the past or more modern musical styles; learn about minority issues and contemporary social movements.

People over 60 never pay tuition only fees!

Genealogy in the Computer Lab

Learn the most effective ways and techniques to research family information online. Establish your own documented family tree and begin placing information in it. 

Advanced Genealogy in the Computer Lab
This follow-up to "Genealogy in the Computer Lab" lets you learn to do more complex searches on multiple web sites to further your genealogical research.

Cooking with 5 or Fewer Ingredients – Pt.2
Learn how to prepare and cook recipes of appetizers, sides, entrees and desserts with only a few ingredients that deliver complex, delicious flavors, such as wild rice salad with orange vinaigrette and toasted pecans and beef tenderloin sliders with horseradish cream.

CCBC Book Discussion

Discover and help select the best in new fiction and non-fiction books. 

Crimes and Controversies

Learn about the crime, victims, suspects, evidence, trial and its outcome, and the controversy surrounding criminals as Jack the Ripper, Sacco and Vanzetti, Lindbergh kidnapper, and many more. 

Ethical Dilemmas in the Bible

Discover whether or not the Bible can continue to motivate us to compare and contrast the moral and ethical issues in the text with our society today. 

Feisty Females: Strong Women Who Challenged Gender Views and Roles

Examine how in every era, women dared to step up and become the rebels of their time to produce change for the improvement and betterment of societies around the world. 

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, Part 2

View and discuss five more Alfred Hitchcock movies of suspense drama: Saboteur, Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo and North by Northwest.  

Films of Burt Lancaster

View and explore five important films in the long career of Burt Lancaster including The Killers, Sweet Smell of Success, Birdman of Alcatraz and Seven Days in May.  

Galen: The Medical Colossus of the Roman Empire

Learn about the life and times of Galen who for over 50 years practiced medicine during the Roman Empire treating both gladiators and emperors.  

Great TV Detectives (1950 to the present)

Learn about and compare the most significant television detective series' since 1950.

Introduction to Science

Gain an introduction to the sciences around us that is intended to boost your interaction with these new discoveries effecting technology and the environment.  

Jews in Cinema
Delve into the history of the film industry in the U.S. along with England, France, Germany and Russia and how Jews were instrumental in its development. 

Labor in the Movies
Join in a discussion on the portrayal of labor and unions in the movies led by an author and union organizer. 

Man's Impact on the Environment

Examine the changes in our environment and how civilization and development have impacted our natural world. 

Meals for Busy Days

Learn how to prepare and cook main and side dishes that are filling and delicious and yet take limited time to reproduce at home. 

Medical Symposium: Innovation and Discovery
In partnership with the University of Maryland School of medicine, learn from top doctors and researchers on recent discoveries and advancements in treatment in a variety of medical topics.

Microbiology and Its Applications

Learn about the world of microorganisms and applications that are useful and interesting. 

Music of the Civil War

Learn about the music of the Civil War.

Religious Traditions of Asia

Learn about the major religious traditions of south and East Asia including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Daoism and a few "popular" religions.

Rock 'n' Roll Legends Series:  Chuck Berry

Examine the life and legacy of one of the pioneers of rock 'n' roll music and great legends in American music history. 

Rock 'n' Roll Legends Series: Elvis Presley

Examine how this legend of rock 'n' roll, who ultimately became its king, contributed to the music genre's defining sounds. 

Rock 'n' Roll Legends: One Hit Wonders of the 1950s
Explore the meaning of one hit wonder, analyze the elements in various songs that fall into this category and delve into what made them popular.

The Flicks of the Fab Four: The Beatles

View and discuss the five films of The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine and Let It Be. 

The Glories of Ancient Greece

Discover the cultural achievements and historical significance of ancient Greece, the intellectual legacy it gave to the development of the modern world and innovations in the arts, architecture, literature, language, science, philosophy, theater, historical writing and government. 

The History and Value of Antiques

Learn about the fundamentals plus the historic periods of antiques.

The History of the American Labor Movement
Explore the history of the labor movement in America from an author and union organizer.  

The Intent of the U.S. Constitution

Learn about the U.S. Constitution and its amendments and Bill of Rights and the intentions of the founding fathers in designing a new government. 

The Literature of Dystopia
Throughout history, writers have used the dystopian novel to explore anxieties about both the present and the future. 

The Magic of the Beatles
Learn about The Beatles: their music and history. Topics to be covered include: their inception and first recording contract, Beatlemania years, and more.

The Musical Genius of John Williams
Imagine "Jaws" without the famous musical theme or Star Wars without the famous intro. Imagine movies without John Williams. 

The Parables of Jesus
Explore the parables of Jesus in their biblical, historical and literary context including The Good Shepherd, Prodigal Son, Wheat and the Tares, Laborers in the Vineyard, The Lost Sheep and more. 

The Role of Jews in Literature

Learn how Jews have been portrayed and depicted in English literature throughout the ages .

Tibetan Buddhism

Gain an overview of the different forms of Buddhism that developed in Tibet from the 7th century to the present. 

Time Magazine's Person of the Year, Part 2
Learn about Time magazine's program "Person of the Year" and the people chosen from 1933-1940.

What Is Art?
Explore the nature of art and learn what is and is not considered art in different genres.

Writing a Book
Gain skills and build confidence in your writing and leave a lasting legacy.