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Spring 2016 Course Offerings:

BIRDWATCHING BASICS AND BEYOND
This course is an introduction to bird watching from how to use binoculars and a bird field guide to how to identify birds by shape, plumage, behavior, habitat preference, and voice. We will have two classroom sessions and two field sessions to introduce people to the constant variety and challenge of birding, as well as, the cavaraderie of bird watching with a group of people.

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays | April 19, 21, 26, 28
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Location: Library 204
Instructor: Roger Dietrich

GOING ALONG WITH LEWIS AND CLARK
In these four sessions we will travel with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark as they lead the Corps of Discovery along the Missouri River from 1804-1806. We will take a look at what they experienced and how they survived on this untamed land. As modern day explorers, class attendees will look into the native tribes, plants, and animals the Corps would have encountered during this harrowing journey west through the uncharted territory. This will be an interactive class.

Date: Mondays | April 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 10:30 am - Noon
Location: Scholastica Learning Center 106
Instructor: Crystal Nelson

STORIES OF WAR 1941-1945: THROUGH THE
EYES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM THE YANKTON AREA

In four sessions within a 12-day time frame, stories of the men and women from the local region will be told by a person who has had the privelege of interviewing many of our veterans. What was wartime like for these brave men and women? A chronological survey with a human touch may remind us of those places and battles we may be familiar, including Guadalcanal and Okinawa in the Pacific and Normandy and Anzio in Europe. Respect and honor will also be given to those men from Yankton and Bon Homme counties who made the ultimate sacrifice as we learn how each one died during the war.

Date: Mondays and Thursdays | April 7, 11, 14, 18
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Scholastica Learning Center 106
Instructor: Dave Hosmer

THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND
SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE ATOMIC BOMB

Concerning the atomic bomb, many books have looked at the people (i.e. Einstein, Oppenheimer, etc.) places (i.e. Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, etc.) and social environment (i.e. domestic economy, secrecy, politics, etc.) and their impact on its development. This class will look at the bigger picture in how these three forces are interwoven into the major cultural event of the 20th century and the legacy it has left for future generations.

Date: Thursdays | April 7, 14, 28 & Tuesday | April 19
Time: 10:30 am - Noon
Location: Scholastica Learning Center 106
Instructor: Dr. Alan Ferris

EXPLORING THE JEWISH ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY
Have you ever wondered why Christians refer to Jesus as their redeemer? Where does the term redeemer come from and why do we use it when talking about Jesus? Similarily, what does Jesus mean when he speaks of the Kingdom of God and what does it mean for Christians today? For those who saw the beautiful illuminations of The St. John's Bible, the Old and New Testaments are full of images whose meanings are rooted in Judaism. Come explore the Jewish root of such Christian images as covenant, messiah and resurrection, discuss what these images mean for Christians today, and learn a bit of its religious heritage, Judaism.

Date: Thursdays | April 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Scholastica Learning Center 106
Instructor: Dr. Helen Ciernick