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FALL 2014 COURSES
Math & Sciences


Life Sciences

CORAL REEFS*
P01
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Instructor: Paul Haefner
The biology and ecology of coral reefs. Limited to 50 students.

MEDICAL LECTURE SERIES*
P02
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Instructors: Robert Brereton and Charles Depfer and Richard Morgan
Physicians and other health care providers, primarily from Delaware, address the latest practices in their areas of expertise.

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Health & Wellness

EAT MORE KALE!*
Q01
Wednesday: 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Judy Filipkowski
Discover how a whole food, plant-based diet can change your life and your health. Hippocrates said, "Let your food be your medicine." The latest research and information will be shared in this ongoing adventure toward good health. Limited to 40 students.

New! GOOD GRIEF—IN ROUGH TIMES*
Q02
Monday: 2 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Instructors: Allen Tweddle and Debbie Dintenfass
Facing the inevitable—losing loved ones and other losses in life—is the toughest process dealt with by humanity. The thread of the course is taking a realistic view of that process. Honoring the feelings surrounding the process is the goal. All sharing is voluntary and confidential. Texts: On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, ISBN 13:978-0-684-83938-7, 10:0-684-83938-5; After Suicide: A Ray of Hope for Those Left Behind by E. Betsy Ross, ISBN 13:978-0-7382- 0596-0, 10:0-7382-059

HEALTH CARE FRONTIERS: AYURVEDA*
Q03
Thursday: 2 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Instructor: Narayan Patel
This course will expose students to ayurveda, the oldest health care system of India. The students will learn various noninvasive diagnostics and nature-based treatments of specific diseases, e.g. cancer, diabetes, HIV and mental disorders. The course will stress scientific, multi-modality approaches and energy balances. There will be workshops and expert guest lecturers.

New! OPTIMIZING BRAIN FITNESS PLUS*
Q04
Thursday: 9 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Instructor: Rosanne Cholewinski
Neuroscientists like to say "cells that fire together wire together." In this course you will learn how the brain is organized, how it develops and how messages are transmitted. You'll also learn that proper diet, exercise and sleep are critical and how you can increase the power of your brain through your own effort.

New! PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTHY AGING*
Q05
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dennis Zanella
A prevention and wellness approach toward aging successfully. Popular health topics will be reviewed with an emphasis on evidence-based disease prevention and modification.

SOBRIETY—DEALING WITH THOSE IN YOUR LIFE*
Q06
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Allen Tweddle
Discussion about dealing with issues of sobriety— alcohol and drugs. Signing up for this course is not making an admission, it is merely educational. Confidentiality is expected. Texts required: Under the Influence by Dr. James R. Milam and Katharine Ketcham, ISBN: 0-553- 27487-2 and Beyond the Influence by Katharine Ketcham and William F. Asbury, ISBN: 0-553- 38014-1. Limited to 12 students.

TAI CHI, BEGINNERS: 8-FORM**
Q07
Wednesday: 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
Instructors: Roger Thomson and Lynda Hastings
Tai chi is a slow-motion Chinese exercise that may improve balance and flexibility. The exercise consists of a set pattern of standing movements. This one semester 8-form class is an excellent introduction to learn many of the basic movements of the tai chi exercise. Daily practice outside of class is essential. Limited to 30 students.

TAI CHI, BEGINNERS: 8-FORM***
Q08
Wednesday: 2 p.m.–3 p.m.
Instructors: Thomas Marshall and David Hamilton
Same as Q07 except time. Limited to 30 students.

TAI CHI: 24-FORM, PART 1***
Q09
Thursday: 2 p.m.–3 p.m.
Instructors: Roger Thomson, Lynda Hastings and Betty Ann Themal
Prerequisite: Completion of 8-form or intermediate 12-form.
Tai chi is a slow-motion Chinese exercise, consisting of a set form of continuous flowing movements, which may help improve balance and flexibility. The 24-form is the advanced form taught here. Completion of the basic 8 or intermediate 12-form is required. Part 2 will be given in spring 2015. Practice outside of class is essential. Limited to 30 students.

New! TAI CHI: SEATED ON A CHAIR*
Q10
Wednesday: 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Instructors: Betty Ann Themal and Teddi Collins
Developed especially for persons for whom the traditional standing tai chi forms are difficult or impossible. This class represents a modified version of the Yang Style 8 Form done entirely while seated. Tai chi movements are slow and relaxing while exercising many muscle groups. Limited to 10 students.

UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER'S*
Q11 [Syllabus or additional course information available online.]
Monday: 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Instructor: Peggy Brick
After age 85, 50% of us will have some kind of dementia. We all need to know current research data, the personal experience, stages of the disease, coping strategies for caregivers, national and local resources, brain health. Films, speakers, discussion. Limited to 60 students.

YOGA: BASIC*
Q12
Thursday: 9 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Instructors: Lorie Tudor and Brian Hanson and Lois Osborn
Materials required: Bring a mat or towel.
Enrich your life by learning about yoga philosophy and lifestyle. Explore basic yoga postures, stretches, breath control, balances, relaxation and meditation. Those with physical disabilities are welcome and may participate in activities according to their ability. Limited to 60 students.

YOGA: BASIC*
Q13
Friday: 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Instructor: Steve DeMond
Materials required: Bring a mat or towel. Same as Q12 except day and time. Limited to 60 students.

YOGA: BASIC, TAKE HOME*
Q14
Wednesday: 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mary Pro
This course emphasizes practices to develop and improve flexibility, strength and balance of the body and to focus the mind through postures, breathing and meditation. Participants will learn practices to do at home—take home yoga.

YOGA: INTERMEDIATE*
Q15
Monday: 2 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Instructor: Margaret Gilday
Materials required: Bring a mat.
Yoga postures of intermediate level, with strong emphasis on breathing techniques. Stretches and balances help build strength and develop flexibility. Different aspects of yoga philosophy will be presented. Limited to 60 students.

YOGA: INTERMEDIATE*
Q16
Tuesday: 2 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Start Date: 9/30/2014 Instructor: Anna D'Amico
Materials required: Bring a mat.
Yoga postures of intermediate level, with strong emphasis on breathing techniques. Stretches and balances help build strength and develop flexibility. Different aspects of yoga philosophy will be presented. Limited to 60 students.

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Physical Sciences & Math

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES*
R01 [Syllabus or additional course information available online.]
Monday: 9 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Instructor: Pam Meitner
Guest lecturers from the University of Delaware and the community will present on environmental issues ranging from fracking to remediation, to alternative energy. All new lectures.

New! MATHEMATICS IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES*
R02 [Syllabus or additional course information available online.]
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Instructor: John Taylor
Numbers and mathematics are the way we make sense of our everyday lives as well as how we understand our universe. This course uses outstanding film documentaries to show and explain why mathematics is important and the role it plays in our lives. Designed for a non-scientific audience. Visit tinyurl.com/2b5mse6 for more information.

NEW SCIENCE SURVEY: BIG BANG TO THE PRESENT*
R03
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Instructor: Ed Flexman
Explore through pictures, diagrams and video clips the progression from the formation of Earth through the evolution of species to the development of civilized Homo sapiens. A science background is not necessary to visualize how fascinating new understandings in all fields of science explain phenomenological interactions over 14 billion years.

New! THE SCIENCE OF CYBERSECURITY*
R04
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Instructor: Saul Reine
Since the Internet has become an integral part of our lives there is a need to use this wonderful tool safely. The Teaching Company's Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare lectures by Professor Paul Rosenzweig will be the springboard to introduce and explain how the Internet functions, problems and risks of its improper use and behaviors we must take to insure we are not victimized.

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