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Air War: 1914-1918  

Powered flight was only a few years old when World War I erupted in Europe. although both sides were slow to recognize the potential of aircraft in war, by 1918 entire squadrons of aircraft were fighting to dominate the sky. Find out why the life expectancy for new pilot's was measured in days. From Richtofen to Rickenbacker, this session details the men, equipment, and aircraft involved in World War I air combat over the Western Front. Partipcants recieve a DVD containing the instructor's preentation. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 25507     Tuition: $32    Course Fee: $15    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   4/22/2014 - 4/24/2014    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 241    Instructor: L. Russell

Course: 35520     Tuition: $37    Course Fee: $17    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   7/22/2014 - 7/24/2014    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 104    Instructor: L. Russell

American Profile Series  

Examine some of the heroes and villains that shaped history. Learn interesting and notable facts about each selected character, how they influenced history in positive and negative ways, and how their actions affected the United States and the world. Register for the entire series or for individual topics of interest. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply when registering for the series.
Course: 25385     Tuition: $59    Course Fee: $49    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   2/21/2014 - 4/25/2014    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  6 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall    Instructor: J. Rath

American Profiles: Donner Party - A Story of Survival  

All of the wagon trains heading west in the 1840's met with hardships, but none suffered the fate of the Donner Party in the winter of 1846-1847. An early storm left them snowbound in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, leading to a tale of both murder and cannibalism and a saga of incredible courage. Of the original 87 pioneers, mostly from Iowa and Illinois, 39 died and 48 survived in what became the most famous tragedy in the history of westward migration.
Course: 25390     Tuition: $19    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   4/25/2014    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  1 session
Location: Edgewood Hall    Instructor: Staff

American Profiles: Eisenhower as General and President  

It is time to take a new look at our 34th president. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II and then went on to many other high-profile positions. He was a military man who sent no boys to war during his eight years in the White House; he stablized relations with the USSR; maintained prosperity; and balanced the budget. He played an early and significant role in the American Civil Rights Movement, and before leaving the presidency, warned of a Military-Industrial Complex. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 25386     Tuition: $19    Course Fee: $19    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   2/21/2014 - 3/7/2014    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall    Instructor: Staff

American Profiles: Everyday Puritans  

The Puritans can be studied for their religious beliefs or their many contributions to our history and institutions. This course, however, looks at how they lived their everyday lives. What were the Puritans like as they moved from courtship to marriage? How about the most unpuritan topic, sex? How did they raise their children, what games did they play, what clothes did they wear, and what did they eat? And how did they face death? Oh yes, why did Boston?s Puritans outlaw Christmas?
Course: 25388     Tuition: $19    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   4/4/2014    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  1 session
Location: Edgewood Hall    Instructor: Staff

American Profiles: Henry Ford - The Model T and Beyond  

Henry Ford was a man of great accomplishments and great mistakes. On the plus side, he created the Model T, the car that changed America. He is also credited with the assembly line and the five dollar day, something that went a long way towards creating America's middle class. On the minus side, he made a fool of himself trying to end WWI; indulged his penchant for anti-Semitism; and came up with the Ford Service Department, a goon squad that kept unions away from the Ford factories. His life was long and intensely lived and he was both passionately loved and hated.
Course: 25387     Tuition: $19    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   3/21/2014    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  1 session
Location: Edgewood Hall    Instructor: Staff

American Profiles: Witches of Salem Village  

One of the most scandalous episodes in American Colonial history was the Salem Witchcraft delusion of 1692. Why were ordinary men and women - and a few dogs - suddenly thrown into jail, tried as witches and then executed? Why was an aged man pressed to death under large stones? How did the clergy and magistrates figure in the hysteria of the moment? Were there real witches in Salem and real acts of witchcraft? All of these topics and more will be discussed. The topic is an interesting one, though it can be distressing at times.
Course: 25389     Tuition: $19    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   4/11/2014    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  1 session
Location: Edgewood Hall    Instructor: Staff

Battle of Baltimore  

Join us for a micro-study of the British land and sea campaign to capture Baltimore on September 13th, 1814 that ended with the creation of our national anthem - the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. Study the events leading up to the campaign, the military dispositions and weaponry, a detailed account of the battle of North Point, and a perspective on the failed campaign in its entirety. All participants receive a DVD of the instructor's presentation and accompanying research material. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 25444     Tuition: $32    Course Fee: $15    
Meeting Day(s): Thur.   3/13/2014 - 3/20/2014    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 101    Instructor: L. Russell

Course: 35521     Tuition: $37    Course Fee: $17    
Meeting Day(s): Thur.   8/7/2014 - 8/14/2014    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 104    Instructor: L. Russell

Civil War in Maryland  

Examine the history of Maryland during the Civil War of 1861-1865. Maryland, a slave state with strong ties to the South, remained in the Union. Ask and answer the question just how close Maryland came to casting her lot with the South during the Civil War by examining the strength of Confederate and Unionist sympathies in the state. Examine the military activities in Maryland during the Antietam, Gettysburg and Monocacy Campaigns. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 35524     Tuition: $45    Course Fee: $22    
Meeting Day(s): Wed.   8/6/2014 - 8/13/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 103    Instructor: N. Noppinger

Gilbert and Marshall Island Campaigns  

Focus on the World War 2 battles of the Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign, from November 1943 through February 1944. These were key strategic operations of the United States Pacific Fleet and Marine Corps in the Central Pacific with the purpose of establishing airfields that would allow land based air support for the upcoming operations across the central Pacific. The campaign began with a costly three-day battle for the island of Betio at the Tarawa Atoll. Japanese bases in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands were the outer perimeter of eastern defenses for the Japanese Empire.
Course: 25448     Tuition: $29    
Meeting Day(s): Mon.   3/10/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  1 session
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 223    Instructor: N. Noppinger

Gospel of Jesus  

Jesus the Christ is known the world over, but many confuse him with Jesus of Nazareth. Two million people claim faith in Jesus the Christ, but who is he? What does the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth mean? Search for the Jesus of history and consider how he became Christ of faith. You will increase your awareness of the scholarly controversy about Jesus and lean to temper your own fiath stance with reason. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 35518     Tuition: $91    Course Fee: $34    
Meeting Day(s): Mon.   6/23/2014 - 7/28/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  6 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 103    Instructor: M. Kline

Grant Takes Command  

Examine the events of the first half of 1864 during the American Civil War with particular focus on the start of Grant’s Overland Campaign. The class will also examine the failure that was the Red River Campaign and the slow start of Sherman’s move toward Atlanta. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 25451     Tuition: $56    Course Fee: $29    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   4/21/2014 - 4/28/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  3 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 222    Instructor: N. Noppinger

History of Armored Warfare  

Study the development and use of the tank from its beginnings in World War I through its greatest use in World War II, to the battlefields of Iraq. Class culminates in a trip to the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 26271     Tuition: $64    Course Fee: $33    
Meeting Day(s): Wed.   6/18/2014 - 7/2/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  3 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 103    Instructor: N. Noppinger

Hoisting the Jolly Roger  

Arrrghhh! Long before Errol Flynn and Johnny Depp took to the silver screen, equally colorful characters sailed the Caribbean under a black flag known as the Jolly Roger. Who were these captains of plunder and what was it like to make a living as a pirate? Were captives really made to "walk the plank"? Separating Hollywood from history, this session takes a detailed look at Caribbean piracy and the economics behind the skull & crossbones. All participants receive a DVD containing the instructor's notes and presentation. Senior adult and disabled retiree tution waivers apply.
Course: 26270     Tuition: $37    Course Fee: $17    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   6/24/2014 - 6/26/2014    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 201    Instructor: L. Russell

Jutland: Clash of Dreadnaughts  

The Anglo-German race to build bigger and better battleships culminated in the massive battle of Jutland in 1916. Still the largest surface fleet action in history, Jutland was Germany’s attempt to defeat the British navy in the North Sea and break the blockade that was starving the nation. Tactical errors on both sides prevented a decisive result but as Winston Churchill once said, Admiral Jellicoe “was the only man who could lose the war in an afternoon”. Participants receive a DVD containing the instructor’s presentation. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 35522     Tuition: $37    Course Fee: $17    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   7/7/2014 - 7/9/2014    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 228    Instructor: L. Russell

Leaderhip of the American Revolution  

Examine the American Revolutionary War, with emphasis on the operational contributions of American and British military leadership. Assess the basic concepts and principles of the war’s strategic and operational levels, the tactical employment of forces, and the element of leadership to the planning and execution of the war by both sides. Special emphasis is on comparing and contrasting American and British peer-level commanders. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 25450     Tuition: $56    Course Fee: $29    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   4/1/2014 - 4/8/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  3 sessions
Location: Fallston Hall, Rm. 206    Instructor: N. Noppinger

Leadership/Invasion Normandy  

Examine leadership at all levels of war from the strategic to the small-unit tactical. Explore civil-military relations and the role of civilian leadership in the development and execution of military plans. Additionally, examine the interaction of leadership and operational issues such as coalition warfare, inter-service coordination, logistics, and intelligence and deception. While all the beaches will be covered, particular emphasis will be given to the parachute landings and the assault on Omaha Beah. Though the course will cover command and leadership in general, it will focus on the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944 and the ensuing campaign in France up to Operation Cobra. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 35525     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $42    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   7/25/2014 - 8/22/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  5 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 103    Instructor: N. Noppinger

Railroads and Civil War  

Discover how the southern political policies and the industrial policies during the Civil War affected the growth of the railroad. Explore if these policies were detrimental to the south, if they contributed to the south's prospect of victory, and how these policies ultimately affected the railroad system in the United States. Senior adult and disabled retiree tution waivers apply.
Course: 26287     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $45    
Meeting Day(s): Thur.   6/5/2014 - 6/26/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 233    Instructor: Staff

Stone and Steel: Siege Warfare During the Middle Ages  

Castles were constructed across Europe in an effort to dominate the countryside and if necessary act as places of refuge. For six hundred years, the castle was the focus of the medieval warfare and a power base for the nobility. Investigate the engineering expertise involved in the construction of these castles and look at the evolution of military weaponry and tactics surrounding them. Did the invention of gunpowder really make castles obsolete or had they simply outlived their usefulness? Participants take part in a general discussion of the topic and are given an opportunity to plan and execute a siege campaign against an example of a typical medieval castle. All participants are given a DVD copy of the instructor's research and lesson material. Senior adult and disabled retire tuition waivers apply.
Course: 25819     Tuition: $32    Course Fee: $15    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   5/6/2014 - 5/8/2014    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 222    Instructor: L. Russell

The Punic Wars  

This class will focus on the three Punic Wars fought between Ancient Rome and Carthage. Rome’s victory in these wars established Rome as the preeminent Mediterranean Power. The class will focus particularly on the Second Punic War, the most famous of the three, in which Hannibal Barca brought his Carthaginian Army to the very gates of Rome. Senior adult tuition waivers apply.
Course: 25449     Tuition: $39    Course Fee: $19    
Meeting Day(s): Thur.   3/18/2014 - 3/20/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 222    Instructor: N. Noppinger

Unconventional Warfare  

Study the operational art of unconventional warfare through a broad spectrum of military and paramilitary operations. Examine operations of long duration, predominately conducted by indigenous or surrogate forces, organized, trained, equipped, and supported by external sources. Attention is given to insurgency, guerrilla warfare, low-visibility, covert, or clandestine operations as well as the indirect influencers of subversion, sabotage, and intelligence activities. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 35523     Tuition: $45    Course Fee: $22    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   7/15/2014 - 7/17/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 103    Instructor: N. Noppinger


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