Senior Learners, Inc.<br/>Online Course Catalog for 2021-Summer Term

Senior Learners, Inc.
Online Course Catalog for 2021-Summer Term

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Health and Better Living

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You AreBunker Wed, 5/12/21 710:30 AM12:00 PM $26.25
Avoid costly mistakes when traveling abroad, With this course based on one of The Great Courses, it should help anyone such as traveling as tourist or business person to navigate other cultures. Understand how people in other cultures live so that your traveling experience would be gratifying at the same time avoiding common mistakes. Learn how to mingle so you do not look as sore-thumb. Again your input from past experiences are most welcome.
Baseball 1Hautanen Fri, 5/14/21 51:30 PM3:00 PM $18.75
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Beer 1Hautanen Thu, 5/20/21 31:30 PM3:00 PM $11.25
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Ways to Manage Your MoneyBuerke Mon, 6/7/21 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
From the back of a napkin to a computer application (app). There may be a method for you to manage your bank accounts, live to a budget, or get a handle on your debt. In this series of four classes, we will combine these disciplines with a variety of methods for control. Literally, from the back of a napkin, to columnar paper, to Google Sheets, to Quicken. We will work together to find a solution for you.
Beer 2Hautanen Thu, 6/17/21 31:30 PM3:00 PM $11.25
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Baseball 2Hautanen Fri, 6/18/21 41:30 PM3:00 PM $15.00
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Brain TeasersHautanen Wed, 6/30/21 610:30 AM12:00 PM $22.50
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Summertime and the Cooking is EasyPatterson Mon, 7/12/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
Summer is here. Keep cooking simple and keep the kitchen cool. This course includes plans for seasonal cooking, simple techniques for tasty and nutrient-rich meals, and strategies to cook once, eat twice, and then repurpose the left-overs for a third meal. Learn to prepare soups and a variety of entrees to warm-up or eat chilled. Explore a variety of ingredients to use in more than one recipe.
Hearing Aid Technology Rosier Tue, 7/13/21 11:00 PM3:00 PM $5.00
An in depth update on what is new in hearing aid technology and how artificial intelligence is being used in hearing and other medical devices today.
Baseball 3Hautanen Fri, 8/6/21 31:30 PM3:00 PM $11.25
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History and Geography

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
Great Tours of Ireland's HistoryHolloran Tue, 5/11/21 21:30 PM3:00 PM $7.50
This course provides an overview of Irish History from its Neolithic Period to today. It is based primarily on lectures from one of the Great Courses: Great Tours of Ireland by Professor Marc Conner, President of Skidmore College.
Tour of England 1Kelly Thu, 5/13/21 210:30 AM12:00 PM $7.50
Come with me for another great tour - this time to England. We will visit places and areas deserving your attention, taking in some details of their history and anecdotes about people we might have heard of but really did not know. Certain themes are sustained throughout the course. One is the development of political stability, as a constitutional monarchy displaced the absolute monarchy of the Tudors and early Stuarts in the revolutions of the 17th century. A second theme is the diversity of regional characteristics, which are reflected in strong local accents and an intense loyalty to particular localities. A third theme is the influence of powerful personalities, such as Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill. We will also look at modern England. This course is in the same vane as the tour of France. I do hope to do others- such as a tour of Spain, tour of Italy, and maybe even Russia.
World War II - 2 - Blitzkrieg & ChinaHolloran Fri, 5/14/21 210:30 AM12:00 PM $7.50
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Great Tours of Ireland in DublinHolloran Tue, 5/25/21 21:30 PM3:00 PM $7.50
This course introduces you to Dublin, the Republic of Ireland capitol and largest city. It is based primarily on lectures from one of the Great Courses: Great Tours of Ireland by Professor Marc Conner, President of Skidmore College.
World War II - 3 - More Blitzkrieg & IndochinaHolloran Fri, 5/28/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
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Great Tours of Ireland Outside of DublinHolloran Tue, 6/8/21 41:30 PM3:00 PM $15.00
This course introduces you to the rest of the Republic of Ireland. It is based primarily on lectures from one of the Great Courses: Great Tours of Ireland by Professor Marc Conner, President of Skidmore College.
Tour of England 2Kelly Thu, 6/10/21 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
Come with me for another great tour - this time to England. We will visit places and areas deserving your attention, taking in some details of their history and anecdotes about people we might have heard of but really did not know. Certain themes are sustained throughout the course. One is the development of political stability, as a constitutional monarchy displaced the absolute monarchy of the Tudors and early Stuarts in the revolutions of the 17th century. A second theme is the diversity of regional characteristics, which are reflected in strong local accents and an intense loyalty to particular localities. A third theme is the influence of powerful personalities, such as Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill. We will also look at modern England. This course is in the same vane as the tour of France. I do hope to do others- such as a tour of Spain, tour of Italy, and maybe even Russia.
World War II - 4 - Battle of Britain & IndochinaHolloran Fri, 6/18/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
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Three Miami Ladies - A Lasting LegacyPatterson Tue, 7/6/21 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
This class will blend the stories and accomplishments of long-time friends, Mae Knight Clark, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas and Jeanne Lee Latham - as I knew them. The ladies are gone now and I want to share the story of the ways in which they impacted the greater American culture, Miami and one late-comer to Miami (me) who had the good fortune to call them my friends.
Tour of England 3Kelly Thu, 7/8/21 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
Come with me for another great tour - this time to England. We will visit places and areas deserving your attention, taking in some details of their history and anecdotes about people we might have heard of but really did not know. Certain themes are sustained throughout the course. One is the development of political stability, as a constitutional monarchy displaced the absolute monarchy of the Tudors and early Stuarts in the revolutions of the 17th century. A second theme is the diversity of regional characteristics, which are reflected in strong local accents and an intense loyalty to particular localities. A third theme is the influence of powerful personalities, such as Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill. We will also look at modern England. This course is in the same vane as the tour of France. I do hope to do others- such as a tour of Spain, tour of Italy, and maybe even Russia.
World War II - 5 - Battle of the Atlantic & Operation BarbarossaHolloran Fri, 7/9/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
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World War II - 6 - Pearl Harbor, Tobruk & The VolgaHolloran Fri, 7/30/21 210:30 AM12:00 PM $7.50
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Great Tours of North Ireland and Irish CultureKelly Thu, 8/5/21 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
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World War II - 7 - The Turning PointsHolloran Fri, 8/13/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
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Literature and Language

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
Shakespeare: How to Read and Understand 1Kelly Tue, 5/11/21 210:30 AM12:00 PM $7.50
The Ocala Civic Theatre recently presented a play- I Hate Hamlet. It was a comedy. Maybe you feel the same way about Shakespeare in general or remember the days when, in order to understand what was going on, you had to use Lamb’s Simple Version or Cliff Notes. The fact is that although the world honors and encourages us to read Shakespeare, his plays are difficult, demanding, and even strange. This course seeks to make Shakespeare understandable to the general reader. It starts with a simple premise: Shakespeare actually teaches us how to understand his plays. He gives us clues and tools at every step of the way that can help us unlock the mysteries of his art. Come with me to explore this new approach presented by an excellent Great Course instructor, whose aim is to help you read and understand Shakespeare. We will gather the tools for understanding comedy, tragedy, and the history plays. I will supplement the classes with my experiences at Stratford-on-Avon and my own research into the bard.
The Great American ReadSullivan Thu, 5/13/21 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
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The Great American Read 2Sullivan Thu, 6/10/21 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
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How to Read Shakespeare 2Kelly Tue, 6/15/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
The Ocala Civic Theatre recently presented a play- I Hate Hamlet. It was a comedy. Maybe you feel the same way about Shakespeare in general or remember the days when, in order to understand what was going on, you had to use Lamb’s Simple Version or Cliff Notes. The fact is that although the world honors and encourages us to read Shakespeare, his plays are difficult, demanding, and even strange. This course seeks to make Shakespeare understandable to the general reader. It starts with a simple premise: Shakespeare actually teaches us how to understand his plays. He gives us clues and tools at every step of the way that can help us unlock the mysteries of his art. Come with me to explore this new approach presented by an excellent Great Course instructor, whose aim is to help you read and understand Shakespeare. We will gather the tools for understanding comedy, tragedy, and the history plays. I will supplement the classes with my experiences at Stratford-on-Avon and my own research into the bard.
The Great American Read 3Sullivan Thu, 7/8/21 11:30 PM2:00 PM $3.75
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Shakespeare: How to Read and Understand 3Kelly Tue, 7/13/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
The Ocala Civic Theatre recently presented a play- I Hate Hamlet. It was a comedy. Maybe you feel the same way about Shakespeare in general or remember the days when, in order to understand what was going on, you had to use Lamb’s Simple Version or Cliff Notes. The fact is that although the world honors and encourages us to read Shakespeare, his plays are difficult, demanding, and even strange. This course seeks to make Shakespeare understandable to the general reader. It starts with a simple premise: Shakespeare actually teaches us how to understand his plays. He gives us clues and tools at every step of the way that can help us unlock the mysteries of his art. Come with me to explore this new approach presented by an excellent Great Course instructor, whose aim is to help you read and understand Shakespeare. We will gather the tools for understanding comedy, tragedy, and the history plays. I will supplement the classes with my experiences at Stratford-on-Avon and my own research into the bard.
Shakespeare: How to Read and Understand 4Kelly Tue, 8/3/21 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
The Ocala Civic Theatre recently presented a play- I Hate Hamlet. It was a comedy. Maybe you feel the same way about Shakespeare in general or remember the days when, in order to understand what was going on, you had to use Lamb’s Simple Version or Cliff Notes. The fact is that although the world honors and encourages us to read Shakespeare, his plays are difficult, demanding, and even strange. This course seeks to make Shakespeare understandable to the general reader. It starts with a simple premise: Shakespeare actually teaches us how to understand his plays. He gives us clues and tools at every step of the way that can help us unlock the mysteries of his art. Come with me to explore this new approach presented by an excellent Great Course instructor, whose aim is to help you read and understand Shakespeare. We will gather the tools for understanding comedy, tragedy, and the history plays. I will supplement the classes with my experiences at Stratford-on-Avon and my own research into the bard.
The Great American Read 4Sullivan Thu, 8/26/21 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
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the Arts

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
For the Love of Film 1Smith Mon, 5/10/21 31:00 PM2:00 PM $7.50
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Watercolor in Nature 1Craggs Wed, 5/12/21 61:00 PM3:00 PM $30.00
This series will emphasize simple landscapes. Our focus will be on the artistic interpretation of our favorite Florida trees.
For the Love of Film 2Smith Mon, 7/12/21 31:00 PM2:00 PM $7.50
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Shiver Me Timbers: Sea Chanteys, Prison Songs, and Work Songs, Oh My!Satterfield Fri, 7/16/21 31:30 PM3:30 PM $15.00
This course will examine the stories behind popular sea chanteys, prison songs, and worksongs known in America and abroad. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how these catchy melodies became a part of our folk music culture.
DrawingThomas Thu, 7/29/21 41:30 PM3:30 PM $20.00
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*Senior Learners, Inc., sponsors events offered by non-profit organizations, such as the CF Foundation and its Appleton Museum, which the Board considers will be of interest to our students.

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