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History & Culture

A Discussion of Architectural Styles

Discover the styles of American buildings, with a Baltimore perspective, from colonial times to the modern era. This course will feature many examples from the Classical 1821 Catholic Cathedral to the Charles Center high rises of the Mid-Century Modern movement. Architect Robert Gisriel, AIA, will be your pictorial guide, describing the historical events, new technology and visual features that define these various styles.

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon Apr 01-Apr 08 7PM-9PM Gateway Campus XE-586 6494 #5211
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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 01-May 06 7PM-9PM Gateway Campus XE-415 6513 #4612
(No class Apr 15)
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Buddhism: From Bodh Gaya to America–The Eightfold Path *NEW*
Learn the history and practice of Buddhism, the fourth largest spiritual tradition in the world today. Instructor Cliff Long, a practicing Shin Buddhist with a M.A. in anthropology and archaeology, will discuss Siddhartha Gautama, who in his quest for enlightenment, became Buddha. You will trace the development of Buddhism via the Silk Road, its move to the West in the 19th Century and its growth and popularity in Europe and South America. An optional field trip to the Ekoji Temple in Fairfax, VA may be available.
Tuition: $69** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jan 22-Feb 12 7PM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XE-345 6336 #4900
Wed Apr 24-May 15 7PM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XE-345 6361 #4902
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Emperor Augustus and the Battle that Stopped Rome

In 9 A.D. a traitor from the Roman military led an army of barbarians who trapped and slaughtered three entire Roman legions in the forbidden, dark Teutoburg forest of Northern Germany. The 15,000 plus soldiers who were cut down represented a quarter of the Roman army stationed north of the Alps. It was a blow from which the first Roman emperor Augustus never recovered. In this course, you will examine the Roman occupation of Germany and study this famous battle which stopped Rome’s expansion beyond the Rhine River. How was it that an entire Roman army could have been led into such a perfect trap? Instructor: Bill McGowan

Tuition: $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Apr 25-May 02 7PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-325 6509 #5212
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King Tutankhamun and the Valley of the Kings

Examine the life and death of the Egyptian boy king, Tutankhamun, who has fascinated the world since the discovery of his almost-intact tomb in the 1920s. The tomb’s discovery is considered one of the greatest archaeological finds. You will chart his family lineage and consider the latest scientific data on who he was and how he died. You will also explore the history of the Valley of the Kings and why the boy king would have been entombed in such a remote, desolate location. You will also learn about a new museum currently being constructed in Egypt on the Giza Plateau near the pyramids, to house all the artifacts found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, which is scheduled to open this year. Instructor: Bill McGowan

Tuition: $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu May 09-May 16 7PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-304 6490 #3721
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New Genealogy on the Internet II *NEW*
Internet technology has done wonders for both amateur and professional genealogists. Join Davis Gardner of the Howard County Genealogical Society to take your next step in family research. Learn what to expect from DNA testing, how to handle elusive female ancestors and how to use maps to understand your background. This course requires some computer skills but New Genealogy on the Internet is not a prerequisite.
Tuition: $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Apr 02-Apr 30 6:30PM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XE-506 6599 #6010
(No class Apr 16)
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