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Advanced DNA Techniques: Tracing Family History
This course is a follow-up course for students who completed DNA: Trace Your Family History. It will build on basic DNA knowledge with practical exercises in analysis techniques and understanding DNA matches. You will apply analysis tools to your own DNA test results in a workshop environment. The course will address advanced techniques, use of test company and third party tools, evaluating matches and organizing DNA information. Completion of a DNA test with a DNA testing company is required and DNA: Trace Your Family History is a prerequisite. Instructor: Andrew Hochreiter.
Tuition: $109** (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon Apr 16-May 14 7PM-9PM Gateway Campus XE-415 6255 #3263
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New Genealogy on the Internet

In the past five years, because of technology and the internet, there has been a revolution in the way genealogists do their research and record their findings. Come learn about the huge repositories, some free and others with fees, to preserve your legacy (the treasures you have discovered) and to break through your brick walls. In addition, learn how you can contribute to the growing on-line resources to assist others in their quest and to select genealogy software for your home. Instructor Davis Gardner is president of the Howard County Genealogical Society and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this topic.

Tuition: $109** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Apr 17-May 22 6:30PM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XE-555 6471 #8080
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The Destruction of Pompeii
The doomed city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., is the best-preserved city of the Roman world. Since its accidental discovery in the 18th century, Pompeii has inspired archaeologists, artists, writers, and tourists to re-imagine life in a Roman city 2,000 years ago. In this course, you will examine how the ancient inhabitants of Pompeii lived in the shadow of a mountain that nobody knew was an active volcano. You will discuss the exciting discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Explore ancient urbanism, domestic and public spaces, politics, entertainment, slavery, and the life of the rich in their spacious villas on the Bay of Naples, all ending in the final catastrophic moment of the cities’ destruction. Instructor: Bill McGowan
Tuition: $35 (fee based, no waivers)
Thu May 03-May 10 1PM-3PM Wilde Lake High School XI-349 6369 #8930
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The Trial and Death of Socrates

The trial and death of Socrates is one of the most momentous events of philosophical martyrdom in Western civilization. Even after 2,000 years, close attention and repeated study helps us understand exactly who Socrates was, what happened to him, and why his life and death have had such an impact on Western civilization. In this course, you will examine the trial and death of Socrates by examining the four dialogues of Plato: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo to see what (if any) lessons the ancient event relates to our present time. Plato was a devoted disciple of Socrates and his account lives on as tragic drama of the highest level. Instructor: Bill McGowan

Tuition: $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Apr 19-Apr 26 7PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-348 6372 #8931
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