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SPRING 2014 COURSES
Math & Sciences


Life Sciences

MEDICAL LECTURE SERIES*
P01 [Syllabus or additional course information available online.]
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Instructors: Robert Brereton, Richard Morgan and Charles Depfer
Physicians and other health care providers, primarily from Delaware, address the latest practices in their areas of expertise. (266)

New! MEDICAL MYTHS*
P02
Thursday: 9 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Instructor: Stephen Toy
The objectives of this class are to create an understanding of the scientific method as applied to medicine, and to identify medical misinformation permeating our culture. (2114)

NANOTECHNOLOGY, THE SCIENCE OF SMALL*
P03 [Syllabus or additional course information available online.]
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Instructor: Saul Reine
Based on The Teaching Company's course Nanotechnology: The New Science of Small. Beginning with lectures by Shana Kelley, Ted Sargent and Richard Feynman, the series includes lectures dealing with the application of nanotechnology in the fields of medicine, communications and engineering. Limited to 50 students. (2046)

New! THE SEA AROUND US*
P04
Thursday: 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Instructor: Paul Haefner
A visual excursion of the world's oceans, based on Rachel Carson's award winning book The Sea Around Us. (2080)

WHAT DARWIN DIDN'T KNOW*
P05 [Syllabus or additional course information available online.]
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m. Start Date: 2/18/2014
Instructor: Harry Dillner
Explore the extensive biochemical, anatomical, embryological and fossil evidence that supports Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. Learn how evolution informs us about ourselves and the world around us and how it provides solutions to many medical, environmental and agricultural issues. (1920)

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Health & Wellness

FEEL THE FEAR—DO IT ANYWAY*
Q01
Thursday: 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Instructor: Rosanne Cholewinski
Employing a mix of visual media we will examine fear from a variety of perspectives and situations. From thrill seekers to natural disasters and anxiety to phobias, we will learn the psychological/ physiological impact as well as how others face, manage and cope with fear. (1796)

HEALTH CARE FRONTIERS: AYURVEDA*
Q02
Tuesday: 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Instructors: Narayan Patel and Alison Driscoll
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. (1582)

SOBRIETY—DEALING WITH THOSE IN YOUR LIFE*
Q03
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. Textbooks required: Under the Influence by Dr. James R. Milam and Katherine Ketcham, ISBN: 0-553-27487-2 and Beyond the Influence by Katherine Ketcham and William F. Asbury, ISBN: 0-553-38014-1. Limited to 12 students. (1727)

T'AI CHI, BEGINNERS: 8-FORM***
Q04
Wednesday: 2 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Instructors: Betty Ann Themal, Thomas Marshall and David Hamilton
T'ai 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 T'ai Chi exercise. Daily practice outside of class is essential. Limited to 30 students. (958)

T'AI CHI, INTERMEDIATE: 12-FORM***
Q05
Wednesday: 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
Instructors: Roger Thomson and Lynda Hastings
T'ai Chi is a standing, slow-motion Chinese exercise which may help improve balance and flexibility. T'ai Chi consists of a set form of continual flowing movements. This intermediate course teaches the basic stances and postures. Practice outside class is essential to reinforce material learned in class. Limited to 30 students. (531)

T'AI CHI: 24-FORM, PART 2***
Q06
Thursday: 2 p.m.–3 p.m.
Instructors: Betty Ann Themal, Roger Thomson and Lynda Hastings
Prerequisite: Completion of T'ai Chi: 24-Form, Part 1.
This class is a continuation of the T'ai Chi 24 Form Part 1 class taught in the fall. Students must have completed T'ai Chi 24 Form Part 1 to enroll in this class. Practice outside class is essential. Limited to 30 students. (269)

YOGA AND GOLF*
Q07
Friday: 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Instructor: Steve DeMond
Become more physically and mentally prepared to improve your golf game through the practice of yoga, golf specific exercises and training drills. A series of videos will be utilized to clarify and simplify golf techniques for beginners and old pros alike. We will have a class outing or two to practice and play golf. Bring a mat or towel. (1362)

YOGA: BASIC*
Q08
Thursday: 9 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Instructors: Lois Osborn, Lorie Tudor and Brian Hanson
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. (190)

YOGA: BASIC*
Q09
Friday: 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Instructor: Steve DeMond
Materials required: Bring a mat or towel. Same as Q08 except day and time. Limited to students. (190)

New! YOGA: BASIC, TAKE HOME*
Q10
Wednesday: 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mary Pro
Materials required: Bring a mat or towel. 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. (2133)

YOGA: INTERMEDIATE*
Q11
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. (1148)

YOGA: INTERMEDIATE*
Q12
Tuesday: 2 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Instructor: Anna D'Amico
Materials required: Bring a mat. Same as Q11 except day. Limited to 60 students. (1148)

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Physical Sciences & Math

EARTH'S CHANGING CLIMATE*
R01
Wednesday: 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
Instructor: Jimmie Patton
A survey of Earth's climate and the factors that control climate. Present climate, trends and predictions are examined and compared with the geologic record of past climate. The class will include lecture, video and class discussion. (354)

NEW SCIENCE SURVEY: BIG BANG TO THE PRESENT*
R02 [Syllabus or additional course information available online.]
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.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. (641)

SACRED PLACES*
R03
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jimmie Patton
Interaction of geology with human culture has endowed some sites with special significance. The focus will be on the geological contribution, but human recognition and cultural responses to natural sites will be noted. Stonehenge, Devils Tower and Mt. Fuji are a few of the sites that will be discussed. This course is not about religion, it is about geology. (1729)

New! THE STORY OF EARTH*
R04
Wednesday: 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Jimmie Patton
The geologic past, present and future of Earth, following Robert M. Hazen's narrative in his book The Story of Earth. (2076)

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