Summer 2014 Course Listings

 


American Sign Language Level 1

This course will introduce basic American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary, basic ASL grammar rules, finger spelling, numbers, and non-manual signs. This class is taught primarily in ASL.

At the end of completing this course, students will be able to:
• recognize hand shapes and finger spelling
• Use and understand basic ASL signs
• Use and understand basic ASL grammar
• Have a basic ASL conversation with Deaf people in some limited ways


          Fall 2014 Class Schedule:
          Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00pm - 7:30pm of
          the following dates:
          August 26, 28
          September 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
          October 7, 9, 16 (midterm), 21, 28, 30
          November 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25
          December 2, 4, 9 (final exam)

          Registration: $300 for the semester.
          Location: LSU Eunice Continuing Education Building
          Room C110
          Instructor: Mr. Robert Guillory. Robert is fluent in ASL.

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Writing in the Garden

This course is a focused workshop in written expression of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with green nature. Each class period will begin with a brief lesson, followed by a writing period, and finishing with a discussion. Topics include style and structure as they might apply to your own experience as a gardener (even if you don't have a garden or have never had one). Bring a notebook and a writing stick (pencil or pen).
Optional: work a garden plot at the Jardin des Amis, the Eunice Community Garden.

When: Mondays • June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, and 21, 2014 • 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: LSUE Community Education Classroom Room 117
Instructor: Patricia Brown, Ph.D
Registration: $39.00 Pay by check or money order.

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Computers for the NEW User

This is a VERY Basic Computer Course designed for NOVICE or new computer users. It is a hands-on course that will focus on basic computer terminology and general software. We will also cover the use as well as basic computer and internet safety.

When?: Thursday • July 19, 2014 • 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: LSUE Community Education Classroom Room 201
Instructor: Cinderella Hayes, a retired LSUE Librarian with 20 years of experience working with novice computer users.
Registration: $15.00 for OLLI members ($20.00 for non-OLLI members)

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Conversational French

This class is for both beginners as well as students who have some basic French language skills. We will focus on the oral skills needed to communicate effectively in the French language. This would be a helpful class for anyone planning to travel to a French-speaking country because we are going to focus on basic conversation topics such as discussing the weather, introducing yourself and your family, ordering food or drink, understanding the calendar, asking for or receiving directions, asking and answering some questions. Class participation will be expected in order to make these classes a success for everyone.

Instructor: Dr. Jaleh Kazemi
Registration: $59.00
Class Meeting Dates:
Thursday evenings on the following dates: 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14. (8 classes)
Time: 6:00 - 6:50 pm.
Location: Community Education Bldg. Room 213

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Beginning Spanish

This class is for beginners or anyone desiring to learn the Spanish Language. Students and individuals alike will benefit for this introductory class. The class will cover beginning writing, reading, and oral practice. Topics will include greetings, the calender, the weather, family, food and drink, asking and answering questions, and giving and receiving directions and orders. Note-taking and class participation will be required.

Instructor: Dr. Jaleh Kazemi
Registration: $59.00
Class Meeting Dates: Wednesday evenings on the following dates: 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13. (8 classes)
Times: 6:00 - 6:50 pm.
Location: Community Education Bldg. Room 213

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Introduction to Yoga

Yoga is a gentle, effective method of strengthening the body through movement and maintaining yoga poses. Yoga also improves balance, coordination, posture, and breath. This class focuses on awareness and strength of the whole body, as well as where and how the body works against gravity to improve posture throughout daily activities. Instructor Lauren Rozas has practiced yoga for 20 years and is a licensed physical therapist.

Instructor: Lauren Rozas
Registration: 5 sessions - $50 / 10 sessions - $80 / 15 sessions - $110

Section 2
Time: Thursdays • May 1 - August 14 • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Community Education Building Room C118
No class on July 3.

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Aquatic Exercise

Come enjoy an hour with friends while you improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength, stamina, and flexibility. Exercise in the water also helps increase joint movement and reduce stress. You will use a noodle and flat boards for your workout. The class is taught by Mrs. Lisa Ardoin. Mrs. Ardoin has a B.S. in Health and Human Performance, and has taught water aerobics for five years.

Health and Physical Education Building Room 105
Mondays and Wednesdays • August 13 - November 19 • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
No class September 1st and October 24th.
10 Classes: $50; 15 Classes: $70; 25 Classes: $90
Instructor: Lisa Ardoin

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Beginning Cajun Fiddle

Cajun fiddle is easy, if you begin at the beginning. This course assumes no prior musical knowledge of any kind, and slowly walks you through getting your fiddle and bow ready to be played, how to hold the fiddle and bow correctly, and which fingers to put on which strings. By the end of the course, students will be able to play four simplified Cajun two-steps and waltzes. All songs are taught “by ear,” so that reading music isn’t required, but written tablature diagrams will be handed out. Bringing a recording device to classes is also recommended.

Students are required to bring their own fiddle (violin), bow, and rosin. Recommended accessories include a violin shoulder rest, electronic tuning device, and a recording device (anything from a cassette recorder to a smart phone) to assist with learning “by ear.”

Time: Tuesdays • July1 – August 26 • 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Classroom Community Education Building Room 117
Instructor: Mr. Henry Hample
Registration: $75

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Intermediate Cajun Fiddle

This is a solid course for students who already know a few fiddle tunes, or haven’t played in a long time and want to take it up again. Students will build a repertoire of well-known Cajun waltzes and two-steps, focusing on the underlying fiddling techniques (including scales, chords, slides, slurs, “seconding,” and “licks”) that can eventually lead to the desirable skill of improvising your way through an unfamiliar tune. All songs are taught “by ear,” so that reading music isn’t required, but written tablature diagrams will be handed out. Bringing a recording device to classes is also recommended.

Students are required to bring their own fiddle (violin), bow, and rosin. Recommended accessories include a violin shoulder rest, electronic tuning device, and a recording device (anything from a cassette recorder to a smart phone) to assist with learning “by ear.”

Time: Tuesdays • July 1 – August 26. • 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: LSUE Classroom Community Education Building Room 117
Instructor: Mr. Henry Hample
Registration: $75

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