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Courses

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ARCHEOLOGY – This course is an overview of human origins and bio-cultural adaptations.  This is an introduction to methods and theory in the excavation and interpretation of material remains of past cultures.  Major topics to be examined are the emergence of Archaeology as a discipline; archaeological methods, techniques, and theories; human evolution and variation; world pre-history; development of hunter-gather societies; origins of food production; the development of civilization, complex societies, enigmatic states, and empires.

THE ART AND PRACTICE OF LOVE POETRY – Poets rhapsodize about love.  We will explore several famous love poems, and work to craft three poems in this class.

CLOGGING – A healthy low impact aerobic workout combined with beginning/intermediate clogging routines.  Some type of dance background is helpful but not necessary.  Tap/clogging shoes make the class fun, but are not required. 

BEGINNING CLOGGING – Introduction to clog dancing. No dance experience necessary.  Shoes need to be leather soled to begin class.  Clogging shoes are optional.

CONSTITUTION AND THE SUPREME COURT – The class will review recent decisions of the Supreme Court, upcoming cases and the practical application of constitutional law.  Issues are selected by students.

HISTORY OF THE COLD WAR – Traces the roots and the progression of the Cold War from the end of WWII through the late 1980’s/early 1990’s.

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION – AMERICA AT THE DAWN OF CHANGE – This course explores America (1880 – 1920) at the dawn of industry, capital growth, mass communication, class diversity, and modernization.

LET’S DANCE - A low-impact choreographed cardio dance class geared for those over 40.  The music is from various genres with easy-to-follow moves.  Tennis shoes and water needed.

POETRY OF WAR – War changes humanity and poets reflect these changes in eloquent language.  We will explore several poets as they explain their emotions beginning with the Civil War and ending with Vietnam.

POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY – Students choose the countries that they would like to study and learn about the culture, history, geography and politics.

RANDOM PATHWAY THROUGH CINEMA, PART 2 – This course allows students to help chart a “pathway” through the fascinating world of movies.  Some of the best films of many genres, eras, and nationalities will be sampled, including Westerns, fantasy, drama, musicals, comedies and romance.  Actors will include contemporaries such as Emma Thompson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helen Mirren, and Hugh Laurie, as well as superstars from the past (Bogart, Hepburn, Bergman, Stewart).  Students will learn of many sources for movie reviews, cinema history, biographies, the art and science of making movies and more.

SENIORS: INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW – Discussion-based class that will include recommendations of self-defense for seniors, how to recognize and avoid scams and also discussing current topics in law enforcement.

Midland College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates
and associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the status of Midland College.

Midland College is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator

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