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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!

Advanced Writing Workshop
Learn how to write a series of creative or memoir writing projects. Topics include relating memoirs suitable for a collection, writing chapter-type fictional stories, structures for sustained projects, and strategies for planning and producing the segments.

Casino Games For Seniors
Learn the procedures, rules, and odds of winning from licensed instructors for such casino games as: Blackjack, Poker, Baccarat, Roulette, Craps and Carnival Games in the CCBC special casino laboratory. You will have opportunities to play these games in order to become proficient.

CCBC Book Discussion
Discover and help select the best in new fiction and non-fiction books. Analyze, discuss and interpret thematic content, writing styles, historical background/context and author comparisons beginning with Emma Cline, The Girls; Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air.

Critical Thinking, Language, And Communication
Learn about the specific tools and skills of critical thinking. Explore philosophical logic and linguistics employed in order to think, speak and communicate with clarity, effectiveness and persuasion. Topics covered include stating and evaluating definitions; some common fallacies; effectiveness of arguments; how to search for common knowledge to advance mutual understandings.

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. Study the five books of Moses, the Kings, the Prophets, Proverbs and Psalms and bring these themes found in the Bible into our current society.

Learning About Contemporary Issues And Ideas
Analyze and evaluate current issues and ideas that influence contemporary American society. View political situations, economic conditions and cultural issues as well as local, national and international news.

Re-Reading The Classics
Re-read and discuss these five classics: The House of Seven Gables, Billy Budd, The Turn of the Screw, The Awakening, and The Secret Sharer. Analyze each author's writing style, plot and characters.

Summer Salads, Appetizers And Desserts
Learn how to prepare and cook summer salads, appetizers and desserts, such as savory and sweet flatbreads, fruit desserts and seafood appetizers both for your own enjoyment as well as for entertaining. All recipes prepared in class are provided. A material cost of $25 is due at the first class.

Writer's Circle
Enhance your personal writing skills and receive assistance in planning and producing your own projects, such as short stories, memoirs, essays or a book.  Spend time in class writing and learning about the essentials for writers: style, editing, critiquing and proofing.