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Catalog of the 29 courses offered by Encore Learning starting September 2013. The Course Preview on Saturday, September 7, is open all - current and prospective members

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  • FALL 2013Course Catalog

    ENCORELEARNING

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    Board of Directors John Sprott PresidentJack Royer Vice PresidentMichael Morton Vice PresidentArthur Gosling SecretaryDon Schlichtmann TreasurerMary Schlichtmann RegistrarBernie Alter Academic Programs Co-ChairLee Nash Academic Programs Co-ChairCarolyn Gosling Class Aides Co-ChairStephen Hopper Class Aides Co-ChairRichard Barton Community Advisory Council ChairStephen Spangler Information Technology ChairPaula Kaufman Membership Committee Co-ChairEd Rader Membership Committee Co-ChairMary Crosby Publications Committee Co-ChairMildred Patterson Publications Committee Co-ChairEarle Young Special Events Chair

    AFFILIATIONSGeorge Mason UniversityArlington County Senior Adult ProgramsArlington Public Schools Career, Technical and Adult Education ProgramMarymount UniversityElderhostel Institute Network

    Encore Learning is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

    StaffMarjorie Varner Executive DirectorDonna Banks Administrator

    The Honorable Robert H. BrinkMr. Joseph B. BrunsThe Honorable Barbara FavolaMr. David FosterThe Honorable Patrick HopeMs. Diane KreshMr. Kris MartiniMs. Christine T. MillikenDr. Patrick K. MurphyDr. Edward RhodesDr. Matthew Shank The Honorable Theo StamosDr. Alfred O. Taylor, Jr.Dr. Emma Violand-SanchezThe Honorable Mary Margaret WhippleDr. Joseph WholeyMr. Frank Wilson

    Community Advisory Council

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    Board of Directors History

    3Copyright 2013 Encore Learning. All rights reserved.

    A special Thank You to all those who worked on the Fall 2013 catalog.Managing Editor: Becky Reddick

    Keyboarders: Dela Ng, Margaret SusankCopy Editors: Jerry Hoganson, Jill Neuville, Maureen Quinn, Martha Walters

    Proofreaders: Joan Carter, Frank Halligan, David Harris, Dick Juhnke, Noreen QuillFinal proofi ng: Ann Kurzius

    Graphic Design Services: Jennifer Prevette Design

    The courses in this catalog have been developed by Encore Learnings Academic Programs Committee.

    Stock images have been purchased from iStockphoto.com and/or fotolia.com.

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    Encore Learning2110 Washington Blvd.

    Arlington, VA 22204Phone: (703) 228-2144

    Email: [email protected]: www.EncoreLearning.net

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    Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover

    Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover

    Community Advisory Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover

    Course Offerings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    Course Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    Course Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

    Fine Arts, Theater and Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    Health and Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

    Law, Politics and Public Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

    Literature and Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Science and Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

    Social Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    Volunteer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

    Volunteer as a Class Aide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

    Join, Renew & Register Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

    Membership Application and Course Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

    Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

    Clubs at Encore Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

    Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

    Locations and Maps of Encore Learning Course Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

    Courses by Calendar View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    FALL 2013 COURSE OFFERINGSFALL 2013 COURSE OFFERINGSCategory Course # and Short Name Instructor Day Dates Starts Ends Site

    110 - Behind the Footlights Various M Oct 07-Nov 18 10:00 AM 11:30 AM GMU

    142 - Japanese Art Morland F Oct 18-Dec 13 Noon 1:30 PM GMU

    143 - History of Opera Niles F Oct 04-Nov 22 1:00 PM 2:30 PM GMU

    145 - Elements of Music Wood Th Oct 03-Oct 24 10:00 AM 11:30 AM GMU

    202 - Estate Planning Parks/Patton M Sep 30-Oct 28 Noon 1:30 PM FCC

    212 - Mindful Awareness Britton W Oct 02-Nov 06 10:00 AM 11:30 AM MU

    219 - Medicine Marches On Connally T Oct 01-Dec 03 10:00 AM 11:30 AM GMU

    228 - User's Guide to the Brain Beckerman M Nov 04-Dec 02 Noon 1:30 PM GMU

    302 - Ancient Rome Wukitsch F Oct 04-Dec 13 10:00 AM Noon GMU

    345 - Culture & History of Ireland Owens W Oct 30-Dec 04 2:00 PM 4:00 PM FCC

    346 - Civil War Odds & Ends Stone Th Oct 03-Oct 31 2:00 PM 4:00 PM SEC

    419 - Notable Court Cases Various W Oct 23-Nov 27 1:00 PM 2:30 PM GMU

    428 - US Foreign Policy & Aid Amato Th Oct 03-Nov 07 10:00 AM 11:30 AM GMU

    439 - Chinese Potpourri, Part 3 Various T Oct 01-Oct 29 10:00 AM 11:30 AM GMU

    443 - Democratization in the Muslim World Saleem T Oct 22-Nov 26 Noon 1:30 PM GMU

    444 - Domestic Hot Topics Various F Oct 11-Nov 15 10:00 AM 11:30 AM GMU

    445 - China & Our Future Keegan T Nov 05-Dec 10 2:00 PM 3:30 PM GMU

    446 - Urban Development Policy Malik T Nov 05-Dec 10 10:00 AM 11:30 AM GMU

    510 - Robert Frost: Storyteller Francis Th Oct 03-Nov 07 10:00 AM 11:30 AM GMU

    512 - Shakespeare Wrote That Alter F Oct 11-Nov 22 2:00 PM 3:30 PM GMU

    515 - Writing About Your Life Bottum W Oct 23-Dec 04 10:00 AM Noon WETA

    536 - New Poems in Old Forms Burgess F Oct 18-Nov 22 10:00 AM 11:30 AM GMU

    619 - Brave New Brain Research Giordano M Sep 30-Oct 21 2:00 PM 4:00 PM GMU

    625 - Tuition is out of Sight Ruth Th Oct 03-Oct 24 10:00 AM 11:30 AM GMU

    728 - Economic Issues Heriot T Oct 01-Dec 03 Noon 1:30 PM FCC

    732 - Linguistic Detective Story Cohen T Oct 01-Oct 29 2:00 PM 3:30 PM SEC

    737 - Why Judaism Does Not Accept Jesus Goldman W Oct 09-Nov 13 10:00 AM 11:30 AM FCC

    738 - Post-Conflict Environments Greiff W Oct 02-Dec 11 2:00 PM 3:30 PM GMU

    Social Sciences

    Fine Arts, Theater & Music

    Health & Wellness

    Law, Politics & Public Affairs

    Literature & Writing

    Science & Technology

    History

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    GMU-Arlington, Founders Hall, Multipurpose Room3351 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA

    (Discounted Parking will be available under the building.See map for details.)

    Call the Encore Learning office at 703-228-2144 for specific directions or any questions.

    Saturday, September 7, 2013

    The doors will be open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.The program will run from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon.

    Open to current and prospective members.Bring friends, relatives and neighbors!

    Encore Learning instructors give five-minute briefs on our academic courses you hear directly from the source.

    Members, instructors and guests mingle before and after the program.

    Latest news on our clubs, special events and volunteer possibilities available along with coffee, tea and light snacks.

    Join Us!

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    DIRECTIONS FOR PARKING IN FOUNDERS HALL GARAGE:

    Enter the garage on N. Kirkwood Street (on the block between Washington Boulevard and N. Fairfax Drive). Take a ticket, enter the garage and park your car. Take the garage elevator to the ground floor and follow the signs to the Encore Learning event.

    At the event, you may purchase a parking validation card for $4 cash from an Encore Learning volunteer near the check-in desk.* Please be advised that these parking validation tickets are extremely sensitive to demagnetization! Please keep them away from keys, credit cards, cell phones and, of course, magnets.

    To exit the ga