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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers an impressive selection of educational and social opportunities for adults age 50 and older. With a purpose to promote lifelong learning and continued intellectual and personal growth for retirement-age individuals, OLLI has become the place for fun, interactive learning in a safe and encouraging environment.

 

Curriculum draws from the interests, talents, and experiences of older adult learners. Academic courses are college level (without the homework, term papers, and tests), and cover everything from personal computers to fitness for life and visual arts. Social activities include various gatherings for dinner, laughter, entertainment and travel.

 

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  • Art & Music

    • Calligraphy - The Art of Beautiful Writing Start Date: 09/01/2021 End Date: 09/22/2021
      Delivery:Classroom Hours:8
      Sessions:4 Fee:$99.00
      City: Location:KSU Center
      Description:

      Give a touch of elegance to your personalized invitations, posters, and greetings. Great for beginners; this course focuses on uppercase, lowercase, and basic italic lettering using the broad pen. The final class will be devoted to a display of skill where each student will create an original calligraphic design. All materials included; no extra fees.

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    • Drawing FUNdamentals Start Date: 08/10/2021 End Date: 09/28/2021
      Delivery:Classroom Hours:20
      Sessions:8 Fee:$119.00
      City: Location:KSU Center
      Description:

      This course will cover the basic fundamentals of drawing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We will cover line drawing, placement and proportion of objects, perspective, appropriate shading of colors and other basics. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand and replicate various essential drawing skills into a simple image suitable for display.

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    • Jewelry Making - More Techniques Start Date: 08/12/2021 End Date: 09/16/2021
      Delivery:Flex Hours:18
      Sessions:6 Fee:$105.00
      City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
      Description:

      This course succeeds the Jewelry Making-Techniques for Beginners course. Students will learn stitches such as: peyote, herringbone, and netting. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with wire and learn some new bead-weaving techniques. A supply fee of $70 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Please bring cash.

      Flex Delivery Method

      For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

      Flex:

      Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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    • Pencil, Pen & Ink Drawing - Beginning Start Date: 08/10/2021 End Date: 09/28/2021
      Delivery:Classroom Hours:20
      Sessions:8 Fee:$119.00
      City: Location:KSU Center
      Description:

      Whether you doodle in stick-figures or wish to advance your hobby in a different style for more realism, this class will help the beginner artist to succeed! Draw what you see" through patient, expert guidance and practiced technique. Requirements: one #2 pencil. Additional supplies will be recommended when suitable to your interests."

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    • The Wonderful World of Wilder: The Films of Billy Wilder Start Date: 08/03/2021 End Date: 09/28/2021
      Delivery:Classroom Hours:22.5
      Sessions:9 Fee:$139.00
      City: Location:KSU Center
      Description:

      This 8 week course will examine the films of the great writer/director Billy Wilder. The creator of such films as Double Indemnity" and "Sunset Boulevard" in the 1940's and 50's morphed into the great comic director of "Some like it Hot," "The Apartment," and "The Seven Year Itch" in the latter part of his career. In addition to his Oscar awards and nominations, Billy Wilder received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993. By viewing an discussing 8 of this most popular films, we will come to a greater understanding and appreciation of this cinema icon."

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      • Read Your U.S. Constitution Start Date: 09/15/2021 End Date: 11/03/2021
        Delivery:Flex Hours:8
        Sessions:8 Fee:$69.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        The American Presidency is unique to the United States. The founders feared the Executive Branch" and did not want a monarchy. During the Constitutional Convention of 1787 there was much discussion about the selection and power of the office. Since the ratification of the Constitution each president has personalized the office to his style and the nations needs. There have been dynamic presidents, accidental presidents and during the Gilded Age they were called the "Forgotten presidents." This class will cover the establishment of the office and review the dynamics of the office and the interesting personalities that have occupied it."

        Flex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Flex:

        Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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      • Religion in the Civil War Start Date: 06/10/2021 End Date: 07/01/2021
        Delivery:Flex Hours:8
        Sessions:4 Fee:$89.00
        City:Cartersville, GA Location:Booth Western Art Museum
        Description:

        Separation among denominations served as a precursor to the secession of eleven Southern states. Fracture in the Methodist Church occurred first with that body dividing over the issue of slavery in 1845. Baptists formalized a separate Sothern Baptist Convention. The Presbyterian Church formally split along the North-South lines in 1861. Despite the splintering of churches before the American Civil War, religion had a profound impact on leaders, officers and soldiers. During this course, we will explore a war where both sides prayed to the same God.

        Flex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Flex:

        Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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      • The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 Start Date: 06/07/2021 End Date: 06/28/2021
        Delivery:Flex Hours:8
        Sessions:4 Fee:$79.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        During the early days of May 1864, the Federal armies of Major General William T. Sherman entered Georgia, and began moving toward Atlanta. General Joseph E. Johnston and the Army of Tennessee attempted to thwart their advance, and a campaign of maneuver resulted. This course will cover the military action, from the opening engagements near Tunnel Hill, to the September fall of Atlanta.   Optional textbook:  Decision in the West. Albert Castel, University Press of Kansas, 1992. ISBN 9780700607488

        Flex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Flex:

        Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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      • The Civil War in Georgia Start Date: 08/02/2021 End Date: 08/23/2021
        Delivery:Classroom Hours:8
        Sessions:4 Fee:$99.00
        City: Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        Georgia: a state rich with Civil War history, from the struggles for her coastal fortifications, to an attempt to steal a steam locomotive, and the many battles fought on her soil. This course will explore the various wartime actions and key participants, beginning with the January 1861 secession vote and culminating with the May 1865 capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis near Irwinville.

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      • WWII Allied Leaders in the European Theater Start Date: 09/15/2021 End Date: 11/03/2021
        Delivery:Classroom Hours:8
        Sessions:8 Fee:$69.00
        City: Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        Much of the history of WWII has focused on the battles and military tactics. This class will provide personal biographies of those who lead the Allied effort to defeat the Axis powers in North Africa and Europe. Get to know their personalities along with their strengths and weaknesses as well as the cooperation that won WWII.

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      • Advanced Spanish Conversation Online Live Start Date: 07/19/2021 End Date: 09/27/2021
        Delivery:Online Hours:20
        Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
        City: Location:N/A
        Description:

        The course is designed for students who have completed Part I through IV of the certificate program Spanish Is Fun!, as well as Beyond Spanish Is Fun, or who have intermediate-level skills in Spanish. The primary focus of this course will be on conversation of various topics and themes, including movies, news articles, current events, and analysis of expressions. Special notice: This class will be delivered online. You will need access to a computer with an internet connection that remains stable for the duration of the class. Though a chat feature is available, a microphone is preferred. For most productive audio/video participation, a webcam and/or headset are encouraged. All virtual classes will be recorded.

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      • Easy Spanish Conversation Start Date: 07/29/2021 End Date: 09/30/2021
        Delivery:Flex Hours:20
        Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        This course is designed for students who have completed Parts I through III of the certificate program, Spanish Is Fun! The primary focus of this course will be on basic conversation related to travel. Students will have opportunities to role play in circumstances surrounding daily life experiences and will be part of an in-class reading group.

        Flex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Flex:

        Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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      • Introduction to Italian I Start Date: 07/19/2021 End Date: 09/27/2021
        Delivery:Flex Hours:16
        Sessions:10 Fee:$n/a
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        Benvenuti! Bravi! This course is designed to introduce students to the Italian language. Students will learn how to express themselves with basic sentences, using verb conjugation and everyday vocabulary. This will be a fun and active course that will allow learners to acquire basic Italian language skills. Italian NOW is a required book for this class. This can be purchased at the KSU bookstore. Please call 470-578-2342 for the price and hours of the bookstore.

        Flex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Flex:

        Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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      • Introduction to Italian II Start Date: 07/19/2021 End Date: 09/27/2021
        Delivery:Flex Hours:16
        Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        Improve your knowledge of the Italian language with this follow-up to Introduction to Italian I. Students should be ready to speak and express themselves in Italian while learning more about grammar and idiomatic expressions. This course is designed for those with prior knowledge of the Italian language, or those who have taken Italian I.

        Flex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Flex:

        Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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      • Introduction to Italian III Start Date: 07/22/2021 End Date: 09/23/2021
        Delivery:Flex Hours:16
        Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        During this course, students will continue to study and practice the Italian language. Students will learn more Italian expressions and verbs, as well as how to converse effectively in the Italian language. Students should be prepared to speak more in class.

        Flex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Flex:

        Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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      • Introduction to Italian IV Start Date: 07/22/2021 End Date: 09/23/2021
        Delivery:Flex Hours:16
        Sessions:10 Fee:$n/a
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        Continue your journey in learning la bella lingua". If you have already taken the previous classes or if you have already been exposed to the italian language, this is the class for you. Be ready to speak more in Italian and to deepen your knowledge. we will continue talking about the culture and traditions of Italy in a fun way. Ci vediamo!"

        Flex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Flex:

        Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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      • Let's Learn to Sign! - Beginning American Sign Language (ASL I) Start Date: 08/04/2021 End Date: 09/22/2021
        Delivery:Flex Hours:16
        Sessions:8 Fee:$109.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        In this course, students will learn the basics of communication in sign language. Students will learn the manual ASL Alphabet, greetings, introductions, and a variety of vocabulary words and phrases. Deaf Culture will also be introduced. Class size is limited to 20 students.

        Flex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Flex:

        Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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      • Let's Learn to Sign! - Beginning American Sign Language (ASL II) Start Date: 08/04/2021 End Date: 09/22/2021
        Delivery:Flex Hours:16
        Sessions:8 Fee:$109.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        In this course, students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and simple sentence structure to apply to previous ASL knowledge. The instructor will use an online curriculum along with in-class handouts and a textbook. The course, Beginning American Sign Language (ASL I) is a prerequisite to this class.

        Flex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Flex:

        Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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      • Pause to Practice Start Date: 08/03/2021 End Date: 09/14/2021
        Delivery:Hyflex Hours:14
        Sessions:7 Fee:$99.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        This course is for students who wish to take time aside to practice the simple past, present, and future tenses in Spanish. Students will engage in basic drills and short dialogues in which they will practice alternating among the tenses listed.

        Hyflex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Hyflex (Hybrid + Flex):

        Our hybrid classes offer a blend of scheduled live course meetings and online coursework. For live meetings, you may register to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting online broadcast from your preferred location. You will complete the online coursework on your own while adhering to the course schedule and completion date.

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      • Spanish is Fun! Part II Start Date: 07/12/2021 End Date: 09/20/2021
        Delivery:Hyflex Hours:20
        Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        This course covers elements from Chapters 5-8 of Spanish Is Fun, Lively Lessons for Beginners, Book 1. In Chapter 5 students will study numbers 0-30. The numbers will be practiced via selected areas of the textbook, in individual responses as well as group and partner activities. Students will then apply their knowledge of the numbers in Chapter 6 as they study how to tell time in Spanish. Following a brief review of –ar verbs from Spanish Is Fun - Part I, Chapter 7 will then expand the lesson into an introduction of regular –er verbs in the present tense. Students will also use a special “er” verb to express what one does versus what one wants to do. Chapter 8 will explore colors as well as adjectives and their opposites. Finally, students will use adjectives to ask about and express another’s personality or character. Each chapter will include a “Cultural Capsule” in which specific components of Spanish/Latino culture will be examined and discussed.

        Hyflex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Hyflex (Hybrid + Flex):

        Our hybrid classes offer a blend of scheduled live course meetings and online coursework. For live meetings, you may register to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting online broadcast from your preferred location. You will complete the online coursework on your own while adhering to the course schedule and completion date.

        REGISTER NOW - IN CLASSROOM or call Registration (470) 578-6765
        REGISTER NOW - ONLINE LIVE or call Registration (470) 578-6765
      • Spanish is Fun! Part III Start Date: 07/12/2021 End Date: 09/20/2021
        Delivery:Hyflex Hours:20
        Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        This course covers elements from Chapters 9-12 of Spanish Is Fun, Lively Lessons for Beginners, Book 1. In Chapter 9 students will learn to identify the names of various professions as well as people in those professions. Chapter 10 will introduce students to the present tense of verbs ending in ir, and students will use one of these verbs to express going out, and leaving for versus leaving from. Chapter 11 will present students with the verb meaning “to be,” and students will study this verb in describing location and temporary conditions. The lesson will further extend into the application of the verb in expressing actions that are happening in real time. In Chapter 12 students will study how to express dates as well as the names of the months of the year. Students will then identify various celebrations and events that take place during specific months. Each chapter will include a “Cultural Capsule” in which specific components of Spanish/Latino culture will be examined and discussed.

        Hyflex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Hyflex (Hybrid + Flex):

        Our hybrid classes offer a blend of scheduled live course meetings and online coursework. For live meetings, you may register to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting online broadcast from your preferred location. You will complete the online coursework on your own while adhering to the course schedule and completion date.

        REGISTER NOW - IN CLASSROOM or call Registration (470) 578-6765
        REGISTER NOW - ONLINE LIVE or call Registration (470) 578-6765
      • Spanish Is Fun! Part IV Start Date: 07/29/2021 End Date: 09/30/2021
        Delivery:Hyflex Hours:20
        Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        Spanish is Fun! parts I-III are required prior to the enrollment of this course. Students will be provided with new vocabulary related to conversation, dining, and vocabulary when travelling. In addition to this knowledge, students will acquire language skills, such as learning more complex sentence structures and vocabulary.

        Hyflex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Hyflex (Hybrid + Flex):

        Our hybrid classes offer a blend of scheduled live course meetings and online coursework. For live meetings, you may register to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting online broadcast from your preferred location. You will complete the online coursework on your own while adhering to the course schedule and completion date.

        REGISTER NOW - IN CLASSROOM or call Registration (470) 578-6765
        REGISTER NOW - ONLINE LIVE or call Registration (470) 578-6765
      • The Listening Path Start Date: 07/26/2021 End Date: 08/30/2021
        Delivery:Classroom Hours:12
        Sessions:6 Fee:$99.00
        City: Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        Whether your Word of the Year is Reset, Begin, Strength, or Listen – or something else – you had to LISTEN to your heart in order to determine your mindset for 2021. Based on the book by Julia Cameron, we will embark on a Journey of Listening – to ourselves, our surroundings, and one another – and begin to heal, to plan, and take tentative steps forward into our post-pandemic lives. Using Morning Pages, Artist Dates, and Walks, Julia Cameron guides us into deeper levels of listening, tuning out the chaff and chatter, and reaping a rich harvest of understanding.

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      • Zen in the Art of Writing Start Date: 07/26/2021 End Date: 08/30/2021
        Delivery:Classroom Hours:12
        Sessions:6 Fee:$99.00
        City: Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        Zen in the Art of Writing (based on the book of Ray Bradbury's essays on writing) is a Creative Writing workshop using this collection of Bradbury’s essays on writing practice, published in 1990. With fun themes including “How to Keep and Feed a Muse,” “Drunk, and In Charge of a Bicycle,” “Shooting Haiku in a Barrel,” and more, writers will find the inspiration and humor necessary to invigorate their own writing!

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      • Spanish is Fun! Part II Start Date: 07/12/2021 End Date: 09/20/2021
        Delivery:Hyflex Hours:20
        Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        This course covers elements from Chapters 5-8 of Spanish Is Fun, Lively Lessons for Beginners, Book 1. In Chapter 5 students will study numbers 0-30. The numbers will be practiced via selected areas of the textbook, in individual responses as well as group and partner activities. Students will then apply their knowledge of the numbers in Chapter 6 as they study how to tell time in Spanish. Following a brief review of –ar verbs from Spanish Is Fun - Part I, Chapter 7 will then expand the lesson into an introduction of regular –er verbs in the present tense. Students will also use a special “er” verb to express what one does versus what one wants to do. Chapter 8 will explore colors as well as adjectives and their opposites. Finally, students will use adjectives to ask about and express another’s personality or character. Each chapter will include a “Cultural Capsule” in which specific components of Spanish/Latino culture will be examined and discussed.

        Hyflex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Hyflex (Hybrid + Flex):

        Our hybrid classes offer a blend of scheduled live course meetings and online coursework. For live meetings, you may register to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting online broadcast from your preferred location. You will complete the online coursework on your own while adhering to the course schedule and completion date.

        REGISTER NOW - IN CLASSROOM or call Registration (470) 578-6765
        REGISTER NOW - ONLINE LIVE or call Registration (470) 578-6765
      • Spanish is Fun! Part III Start Date: 07/12/2021 End Date: 09/20/2021
        Delivery:Hyflex Hours:20
        Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        This course covers elements from Chapters 9-12 of Spanish Is Fun, Lively Lessons for Beginners, Book 1. In Chapter 9 students will learn to identify the names of various professions as well as people in those professions. Chapter 10 will introduce students to the present tense of verbs ending in ir, and students will use one of these verbs to express going out, and leaving for versus leaving from. Chapter 11 will present students with the verb meaning “to be,” and students will study this verb in describing location and temporary conditions. The lesson will further extend into the application of the verb in expressing actions that are happening in real time. In Chapter 12 students will study how to express dates as well as the names of the months of the year. Students will then identify various celebrations and events that take place during specific months. Each chapter will include a “Cultural Capsule” in which specific components of Spanish/Latino culture will be examined and discussed.

        Hyflex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Hyflex (Hybrid + Flex):

        Our hybrid classes offer a blend of scheduled live course meetings and online coursework. For live meetings, you may register to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting online broadcast from your preferred location. You will complete the online coursework on your own while adhering to the course schedule and completion date.

        REGISTER NOW - IN CLASSROOM or call Registration (470) 578-6765
        REGISTER NOW - ONLINE LIVE or call Registration (470) 578-6765
      • Spanish Is Fun! Part IV Start Date: 07/29/2021 End Date: 09/30/2021
        Delivery:Hyflex Hours:20
        Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        Spanish is Fun! parts I-III are required prior to the enrollment of this course. Students will be provided with new vocabulary related to conversation, dining, and vocabulary when travelling. In addition to this knowledge, students will acquire language skills, such as learning more complex sentence structures and vocabulary.

        Hyflex Delivery Method

        For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

        Hyflex (Hybrid + Flex):

        Our hybrid classes offer a blend of scheduled live course meetings and online coursework. For live meetings, you may register to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting online broadcast from your preferred location. You will complete the online coursework on your own while adhering to the course schedule and completion date.

        REGISTER NOW - IN CLASSROOM or call Registration (470) 578-6765
        REGISTER NOW - ONLINE LIVE or call Registration (470) 578-6765
      • 2021 Tax Information and Planning Session Start Date: 07/20/2021 End Date: 07/27/2021
        Delivery:Classroom Hours:3
        Sessions:2 Fee:$49.00
        City: Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        In these 2 sessions we will dive into proactive tax planning for a new Presidential Administration and taxes. The information covered will be especially useful for students that have IRA’s, 401k’s and other retirement plans. Session one will focus on the NEW rules found under the SECURE ACT. The SECURE ACT created some of the biggest retirement plan rule changes we’ve seen in recent history. Learn strategies you may be able to use to reduce current and future taxes. Session two will focus on Potential Tax Law Changes Proposed by the new Biden Administration. This session will also cover tax-reducing strategies for IRA’s and 401k’s.

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      • Basics of Estate Planning for Retirement Start Date: 09/21/2021 End Date: 09/21/2021
        Delivery:Flex Hours:2.5
        Sessions:1 Fee:$49.00
        City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
        Description:

        •The 3 documents everyone MUST HAVE in retirement •The USELESS WILL-it’s a good thing! •Basics of a Revocable Living Trust •How to avoid DEATH Probate and LIVING Probate •How to BLOW UP 401K’s and IRA’s with unnecessary TAXATION •How to accidentally disinherit children and grandchildren •2nd marriage solutions in Estate Planning •What to do if you have a Retirement Account and a Revocable Living Trust •Beneficiary Form mistakes to avoid-Retirement Accounts, Life Insurance, Annuities

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              • The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 Start Date: 06/07/2021 End Date: 06/28/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:8
                Sessions:4 Fee:$79.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                During the early days of May 1864, the Federal armies of Major General William T. Sherman entered Georgia, and began moving toward Atlanta. General Joseph E. Johnston and the Army of Tennessee attempted to thwart their advance, and a campaign of maneuver resulted. This course will cover the military action, from the opening engagements near Tunnel Hill, to the September fall of Atlanta.   Optional textbook:  Decision in the West. Albert Castel, University Press of Kansas, 1992. ISBN 9780700607488

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              • Religion in the Civil War Start Date: 06/10/2021 End Date: 07/01/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:8
                Sessions:4 Fee:$89.00
                City:Cartersville, GA Location:Booth Western Art Museum
                Description:

                Separation among denominations served as a precursor to the secession of eleven Southern states. Fracture in the Methodist Church occurred first with that body dividing over the issue of slavery in 1845. Baptists formalized a separate Sothern Baptist Convention. The Presbyterian Church formally split along the North-South lines in 1861. Despite the splintering of churches before the American Civil War, religion had a profound impact on leaders, officers and soldiers. During this course, we will explore a war where both sides prayed to the same God.

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              • Bridge in the 21st Century - Part I Start Date: 07/06/2021 End Date: 08/24/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:16
                Sessions:8 Fee:$n/a
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                During this 8-week course, participants have the ability to play, draw conclusions, and develop ways of thinking about the game. While designed for players interested in duplicate bridge, social bridge players are welcome. Books (included in course cost) will be provided by the instructor on the first day of class.

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              • Pilates Basics – Twice a Week Start Date: 07/06/2021 End Date: 09/20/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:15
                Sessions:20 Fee:$189.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Ideal for seniors, joint-friendly Pilates increases strength and flexibility through gentle toning exercises and can be adjusted to suit all fitness levels. Boost your stamina and muscle tone without the risks of high impact exercise. Wear loose clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Students must sign a waiver prior to class.

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              • Gentle Yoga - Twice a Week Start Date: 07/06/2021 End Date: 09/08/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:10
                Sessions:10 Fee:$99.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Enjoy the benefits of a class that leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed, yet energized in a heightened state of awareness. This beginners class consists of gentle yoga stretching and is open to people aged 50 and over. A signed waiver is required at the start of the first class session.

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              • Microsoft Word Start Date: 07/06/2021 End Date: 07/07/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:10
                Sessions:2 Fee:$199.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                This is a fun, basic, hands-on class. Students will use software involving the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn the fundamentals of navigation and selection techniques used in email and the Internet. This class uses Microsoft Word 2016 to create, edit, save and print a letter format. Prerequisite: Introduction to PCs.

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              • Gentle Yoga Start Date: 07/07/2021 End Date: 09/08/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:10
                Sessions:10 Fee:$99.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Enjoy the benefits of a class that leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed, yet energized in a heightened state of awareness. This beginners class consists of gentle yoga stretching and is open to people aged 50 and over. A signed waiver is required at the start of the first class session.

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              • Gentle Yoga - Once a Week Start Date: 07/07/2021 End Date: 09/08/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:10
                Sessions:10 Fee:$99.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Enjoy the benefits of a class that leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed, yet energized in a heightened state of awareness. This beginners class consists of gentle yoga stretching and is open to people aged 50 and over. A signed waiver is required at the start of the first class session.

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              • Spanish is Fun! Part II Start Date: 07/12/2021 End Date: 09/20/2021
                Delivery:Hyflex Hours:20
                Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                This course covers elements from Chapters 5-8 of Spanish Is Fun, Lively Lessons for Beginners, Book 1. In Chapter 5 students will study numbers 0-30. The numbers will be practiced via selected areas of the textbook, in individual responses as well as group and partner activities. Students will then apply their knowledge of the numbers in Chapter 6 as they study how to tell time in Spanish. Following a brief review of –ar verbs from Spanish Is Fun - Part I, Chapter 7 will then expand the lesson into an introduction of regular –er verbs in the present tense. Students will also use a special “er” verb to express what one does versus what one wants to do. Chapter 8 will explore colors as well as adjectives and their opposites. Finally, students will use adjectives to ask about and express another’s personality or character. Each chapter will include a “Cultural Capsule” in which specific components of Spanish/Latino culture will be examined and discussed.

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                Our hybrid classes offer a blend of scheduled live course meetings and online coursework. For live meetings, you may register to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting online broadcast from your preferred location. You will complete the online coursework on your own while adhering to the course schedule and completion date.

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              • Pilates Basics Start Date: 07/12/2021 End Date: 09/20/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:15
                Sessions:10 Fee:$119.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Ideal for seniors, joint-friendly Pilates increases strength and flexibility through gentle toning exercises and can be adjusted to suit all fitness levels. Boost your stamina and muscle tone without the risks of high impact exercise. Wear loose clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Students must sign a waiver prior to class.

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              • Spanish is Fun! Part III Start Date: 07/12/2021 End Date: 09/20/2021
                Delivery:Hyflex Hours:20
                Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                This course covers elements from Chapters 9-12 of Spanish Is Fun, Lively Lessons for Beginners, Book 1. In Chapter 9 students will learn to identify the names of various professions as well as people in those professions. Chapter 10 will introduce students to the present tense of verbs ending in ir, and students will use one of these verbs to express going out, and leaving for versus leaving from. Chapter 11 will present students with the verb meaning “to be,” and students will study this verb in describing location and temporary conditions. The lesson will further extend into the application of the verb in expressing actions that are happening in real time. In Chapter 12 students will study how to express dates as well as the names of the months of the year. Students will then identify various celebrations and events that take place during specific months. Each chapter will include a “Cultural Capsule” in which specific components of Spanish/Latino culture will be examined and discussed.

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                Hyflex (Hybrid + Flex):

                Our hybrid classes offer a blend of scheduled live course meetings and online coursework. For live meetings, you may register to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting online broadcast from your preferred location. You will complete the online coursework on your own while adhering to the course schedule and completion date.

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              • Pilates Basics – Once a Week Start Date: 07/12/2021 End Date: 09/20/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:15
                Sessions:10 Fee:$119.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Ideal for seniors, joint-friendly Pilates increases strength and flexibility through gentle toning exercises and can be adjusted to suit all fitness levels. Boost your stamina and muscle tone without the risks of high impact exercise. Wear loose clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Students must sign a waiver prior to class.

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              • Beginning Chess Start Date: 07/13/2021 End Date: 08/17/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:12
                Sessions:6 Fee:$n/a
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Making the best move is as important in chess as it is in life. Whoever invented the game was sure to be a genius because its rules are so simple, but its nature, so mysterious. For this reason, chess has survived the test of time as the most popular board game ever played. Join us for a fun introduction to chess as you learn piece movement, checkmate and important fundamentals.

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              • Introduction to Italian I Start Date: 07/19/2021 End Date: 09/27/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:16
                Sessions:10 Fee:$n/a
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Benvenuti! Bravi! This course is designed to introduce students to the Italian language. Students will learn how to express themselves with basic sentences, using verb conjugation and everyday vocabulary. This will be a fun and active course that will allow learners to acquire basic Italian language skills. Italian NOW is a required book for this class. This can be purchased at the KSU bookstore. Please call 470-578-2342 for the price and hours of the bookstore.

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                Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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              • Introduction to Italian II Start Date: 07/19/2021 End Date: 09/27/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:16
                Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Improve your knowledge of the Italian language with this follow-up to Introduction to Italian I. Students should be ready to speak and express themselves in Italian while learning more about grammar and idiomatic expressions. This course is designed for those with prior knowledge of the Italian language, or those who have taken Italian I.

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                Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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              • Advanced Spanish Conversation Online Live Start Date: 07/19/2021 End Date: 09/27/2021
                Delivery:Online Hours:20
                Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
                City: Location:N/A
                Description:

                The course is designed for students who have completed Part I through IV of the certificate program Spanish Is Fun!, as well as Beyond Spanish Is Fun, or who have intermediate-level skills in Spanish. The primary focus of this course will be on conversation of various topics and themes, including movies, news articles, current events, and analysis of expressions. Special notice: This class will be delivered online. You will need access to a computer with an internet connection that remains stable for the duration of the class. Though a chat feature is available, a microphone is preferred. For most productive audio/video participation, a webcam and/or headset are encouraged. All virtual classes will be recorded.

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              • 2021 Tax Information and Planning Session Start Date: 07/20/2021 End Date: 07/27/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:3
                Sessions:2 Fee:$49.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                In these 2 sessions we will dive into proactive tax planning for a new Presidential Administration and taxes. The information covered will be especially useful for students that have IRA’s, 401k’s and other retirement plans. Session one will focus on the NEW rules found under the SECURE ACT. The SECURE ACT created some of the biggest retirement plan rule changes we’ve seen in recent history. Learn strategies you may be able to use to reduce current and future taxes. Session two will focus on Potential Tax Law Changes Proposed by the new Biden Administration. This session will also cover tax-reducing strategies for IRA’s and 401k’s.

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              • Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I Start Date: 07/21/2021 End Date: 09/22/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:10
                Sessions:10 Fee:$119.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                In this beginning class, learners will be shown QiGong and Tai Chi moves and postures designed to: improve balance, strengthen and tone muscles, improve concentration, and encourage an overall sense of health and well being. Students will also be taught QiGong breathing and relaxation techiques. This is done without high impact/strenuous activity. A signed waiver is required prior to start.

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              • Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II Start Date: 07/21/2021 End Date: 09/22/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:10
                Sessions:10 Fee:$119.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                This course is expanded from its precursor, Quigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I. It will have the same beneficial breathing and exercise techniques, but with more advanced techniques. Learners will be taught more exercises as well as advanced Qigong style meditation. A signed waiver is required prior to start.

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              • Introduction to Italian IV Start Date: 07/22/2021 End Date: 09/23/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:16
                Sessions:10 Fee:$n/a
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Continue your journey in learning la bella lingua". If you have already taken the previous classes or if you have already been exposed to the italian language, this is the class for you. Be ready to speak more in Italian and to deepen your knowledge. we will continue talking about the culture and traditions of Italy in a fun way. Ci vediamo!"

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              • Introduction to Italian III Start Date: 07/22/2021 End Date: 09/23/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:16
                Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                During this course, students will continue to study and practice the Italian language. Students will learn more Italian expressions and verbs, as well as how to converse effectively in the Italian language. Students should be prepared to speak more in class.

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                Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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              • The Listening Path Start Date: 07/26/2021 End Date: 08/30/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:12
                Sessions:6 Fee:$99.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Whether your Word of the Year is Reset, Begin, Strength, or Listen – or something else – you had to LISTEN to your heart in order to determine your mindset for 2021. Based on the book by Julia Cameron, we will embark on a Journey of Listening – to ourselves, our surroundings, and one another – and begin to heal, to plan, and take tentative steps forward into our post-pandemic lives. Using Morning Pages, Artist Dates, and Walks, Julia Cameron guides us into deeper levels of listening, tuning out the chaff and chatter, and reaping a rich harvest of understanding.

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              • Zen in the Art of Writing Start Date: 07/26/2021 End Date: 08/30/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:12
                Sessions:6 Fee:$99.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Zen in the Art of Writing (based on the book of Ray Bradbury's essays on writing) is a Creative Writing workshop using this collection of Bradbury’s essays on writing practice, published in 1990. With fun themes including “How to Keep and Feed a Muse,” “Drunk, and In Charge of a Bicycle,” “Shooting Haiku in a Barrel,” and more, writers will find the inspiration and humor necessary to invigorate their own writing!

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              • Mah Jongg Start Date: 07/27/2021 End Date: 08/31/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:12
                Sessions:6 Fee:$99.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                This tile game, similar to Gin Rummy or Dominoes, is an Asian favorite and an exciting alternative to card games. Learn the basic rules and play of the game. Enjoy a fun and challenging experience. No partner is needed. Hurry and register, the class is limited to 8 students.

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              • Spanish Is Fun! Part IV Start Date: 07/29/2021 End Date: 09/30/2021
                Delivery:Hyflex Hours:20
                Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Spanish is Fun! parts I-III are required prior to the enrollment of this course. Students will be provided with new vocabulary related to conversation, dining, and vocabulary when travelling. In addition to this knowledge, students will acquire language skills, such as learning more complex sentence structures and vocabulary.

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                Hyflex (Hybrid + Flex):

                Our hybrid classes offer a blend of scheduled live course meetings and online coursework. For live meetings, you may register to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting online broadcast from your preferred location. You will complete the online coursework on your own while adhering to the course schedule and completion date.

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              • Easy Spanish Conversation Start Date: 07/29/2021 End Date: 09/30/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:20
                Sessions:10 Fee:$159.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                This course is designed for students who have completed Parts I through III of the certificate program, Spanish Is Fun! The primary focus of this course will be on basic conversation related to travel. Students will have opportunities to role play in circumstances surrounding daily life experiences and will be part of an in-class reading group.

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                Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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              • The Civil War in Georgia Start Date: 08/02/2021 End Date: 08/23/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:8
                Sessions:4 Fee:$99.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Georgia: a state rich with Civil War history, from the struggles for her coastal fortifications, to an attempt to steal a steam locomotive, and the many battles fought on her soil. This course will explore the various wartime actions and key participants, beginning with the January 1861 secession vote and culminating with the May 1865 capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis near Irwinville.

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              • Pause to Practice Start Date: 08/03/2021 End Date: 09/14/2021
                Delivery:Hyflex Hours:14
                Sessions:7 Fee:$99.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                This course is for students who wish to take time aside to practice the simple past, present, and future tenses in Spanish. Students will engage in basic drills and short dialogues in which they will practice alternating among the tenses listed.

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                Hyflex (Hybrid + Flex):

                Our hybrid classes offer a blend of scheduled live course meetings and online coursework. For live meetings, you may register to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting online broadcast from your preferred location. You will complete the online coursework on your own while adhering to the course schedule and completion date.

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              • The Wonderful World of Wilder: The Films of Billy Wilder Start Date: 08/03/2021 End Date: 09/28/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:22.5
                Sessions:9 Fee:$139.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                This 8 week course will examine the films of the great writer/director Billy Wilder. The creator of such films as Double Indemnity" and "Sunset Boulevard" in the 1940's and 50's morphed into the great comic director of "Some like it Hot," "The Apartment," and "The Seven Year Itch" in the latter part of his career. In addition to his Oscar awards and nominations, Billy Wilder received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993. By viewing an discussing 8 of this most popular films, we will come to a greater understanding and appreciation of this cinema icon."

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              • Let's Learn to Sign! - Beginning American Sign Language (ASL I) Start Date: 08/04/2021 End Date: 09/22/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:16
                Sessions:8 Fee:$109.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                In this course, students will learn the basics of communication in sign language. Students will learn the manual ASL Alphabet, greetings, introductions, and a variety of vocabulary words and phrases. Deaf Culture will also be introduced. Class size is limited to 20 students.

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                Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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              • Let's Learn to Sign! - Beginning American Sign Language (ASL II) Start Date: 08/04/2021 End Date: 09/22/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:16
                Sessions:8 Fee:$109.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                In this course, students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and simple sentence structure to apply to previous ASL knowledge. The instructor will use an online curriculum along with in-class handouts and a textbook. The course, Beginning American Sign Language (ASL I) is a prerequisite to this class.

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                Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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              • Drawing FUNdamentals Start Date: 08/10/2021 End Date: 09/28/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:20
                Sessions:8 Fee:$119.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                This course will cover the basic fundamentals of drawing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We will cover line drawing, placement and proportion of objects, perspective, appropriate shading of colors and other basics. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand and replicate various essential drawing skills into a simple image suitable for display.

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              • Pencil, Pen & Ink Drawing - Beginning Start Date: 08/10/2021 End Date: 09/28/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:20
                Sessions:8 Fee:$119.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Whether you doodle in stick-figures or wish to advance your hobby in a different style for more realism, this class will help the beginner artist to succeed! Draw what you see" through patient, expert guidance and practiced technique. Requirements: one #2 pencil. Additional supplies will be recommended when suitable to your interests."

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              • Jewelry Making - More Techniques Start Date: 08/12/2021 End Date: 09/16/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:18
                Sessions:6 Fee:$105.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                This course succeeds the Jewelry Making-Techniques for Beginners course. Students will learn stitches such as: peyote, herringbone, and netting. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with wire and learn some new bead-weaving techniques. A supply fee of $70 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Please bring cash.

                Flex Delivery Method

                For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

                Flex:

                Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

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              • Calligraphy - The Art of Beautiful Writing Start Date: 09/01/2021 End Date: 09/22/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:8
                Sessions:4 Fee:$99.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Give a touch of elegance to your personalized invitations, posters, and greetings. Great for beginners; this course focuses on uppercase, lowercase, and basic italic lettering using the broad pen. The final class will be devoted to a display of skill where each student will create an original calligraphic design. All materials included; no extra fees.

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              • Read Your U.S. Constitution Start Date: 09/15/2021 End Date: 11/03/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:8
                Sessions:8 Fee:$69.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                The American Presidency is unique to the United States. The founders feared the Executive Branch" and did not want a monarchy. During the Constitutional Convention of 1787 there was much discussion about the selection and power of the office. Since the ratification of the Constitution each president has personalized the office to his style and the nations needs. There have been dynamic presidents, accidental presidents and during the Gilded Age they were called the "Forgotten presidents." This class will cover the establishment of the office and review the dynamics of the office and the interesting personalities that have occupied it."

                Flex Delivery Method

                For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

                Flex:

                Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

                REGISTER NOW - IN CLASSROOM or call Registration (470) 578-6765
                REGISTER NOW - ONLINE LIVE or call Registration (470) 578-6765
              • WWII Allied Leaders in the European Theater Start Date: 09/15/2021 End Date: 11/03/2021
                Delivery:Classroom Hours:8
                Sessions:8 Fee:$69.00
                City: Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                Much of the history of WWII has focused on the battles and military tactics. This class will provide personal biographies of those who lead the Allied effort to defeat the Axis powers in North Africa and Europe. Get to know their personalities along with their strengths and weaknesses as well as the cooperation that won WWII.

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              • Basics of Estate Planning for Retirement Start Date: 09/21/2021 End Date: 09/21/2021
                Delivery:Flex Hours:2.5
                Sessions:1 Fee:$49.00
                City:Kennesaw, GA Location:KSU Center
                Description:

                •The 3 documents everyone MUST HAVE in retirement •The USELESS WILL-it’s a good thing! •Basics of a Revocable Living Trust •How to avoid DEATH Probate and LIVING Probate •How to BLOW UP 401K’s and IRA’s with unnecessary TAXATION •How to accidentally disinherit children and grandchildren •2nd marriage solutions in Estate Planning •What to do if you have a Retirement Account and a Revocable Living Trust •Beneficiary Form mistakes to avoid-Retirement Accounts, Life Insurance, Annuities

                Flex Delivery Method

                For your safety and convenience, we now offer our professional certificate courses in this new format.

                Flex:

                Do you prefer to learn in our classroom or the comfort of your home? With our new Flex course format, you decide what works best for you. Our courses are taught live at a specific day and time in our clean, socially-distanced classroom and are simultaneously broadcast to our virtual classroom. With this flexible format, you choose one option when you register: to join the instructor in the physical classroom or join the class meeting remotely. Either way, you get the same quality instruction from an industry professional in a live meeting with other learners.

                REGISTER NOW - IN CLASSROOM or call Registration (470) 578-6765
                REGISTER NOW - ONLINE LIVE or call Registration (470) 578-6765

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          Al and Chet OLLI Scholarship

          In March 2005, Chet Austin established the Al and Chet Education Fund with a generous contribution to support the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The College of Professional Education at Kennesaw State University.

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