Courses

This three part course will introduce you to the pleasures of making your own bread in the Moroccan way.



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We will discuss Josephine Humphreys's novel Nowhere Else on Earth, which is set in North Carolina during the Civil War.



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Many people have seen a Mountain Dulcimer during their vacations to the Appalachian Mountains, but most are not aware of the ancestry of this uniquely American folk instrument. In addition to learning about the instrument's history, the music traditionally played on the instrument will be demonstrated and the people who brought it out of the Appalachians and into mainstream America will be presented.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021, ECU Campus - Willis Building
This course has been designed to provide insight into the generation that no one quite understands. We will be sharing with you about the lingo that you hear, the apps they are using, current trends, and overall the best way to get into the heads of today's youth.


Wednesday, October 27, 2021, ECU Campus - Willis Building
Learn to prepare traditional Christmas sweets from the Abruzzo region of Italy in this two-part course. Class One will share the secrets of "parrozzo", a dome-shaped sweet bread, while Class Two will introduce you to the seasonal delicacy known as "la cicerchiata" (known elsewhere in Italy as "struffoli") due to its distinct resemblance to chickpeas.


December 3-10, 2021, Online Class, ECU
This course will explore five major mass extinctions that occurred on earth over the past 450 million years of its 4.5-billion-year geologic history, plus the sixth extinction currently underway, due to climate change and other human-caused impacts. We will examine the fascinating circumstances that led to their respective apparent causes, and how those circumstances might relate to current climate change impacts on the future of life on earth.



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Come join us to learn more about dementia, effectively working with and communicating with people living with dementia.



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Smart technology allows us to be more connected than ever but it can also leave users struggling to find their way through the maze of apps, devices, and systems. This course will provide a broad overview of mobile devices and popular apps including search engines like Google and Bing, video meeting tools like Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, and WebEx, and social media platforms including FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, and more. In hands-on-training, participants will leave with deeper understanding of the power that digital connections can bring to every day life.



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Stress has been called "Health Public Enemy #1." It wears the body down, impairs your ability to think, and makes it hard to cope emotionally. It can suppress your immune system, upset your digestive and reproductive systems, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and speed up the aging process. The Eden Method is a powerful method to help relieve stress and anxiety, so it doesn't limit your life. You will learn simple techniques that work quickly and easily so you feel more in control of your communication in relationships, are able to make decisions easier, and have more energy to fulfill what you would like to do in your life.



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Climate change has guided the evolution of human society, but today a colorless, odorless gas - a byproduct of our success - has turned that connection into a crisis. We'll talk about how and why this happened, what the main impacts are, and the need to embrace science as our best way forward.



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Join us to learn about Confucius and Lao Tzu who were the two philosophers whose teachings and ideas are central to the cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam for two thousand years. Confucius developed a humanistic philosophy based on human relationships in the family and the state. Lao by contrast emphasized the flow of nature and change in the individual and society.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021, ECU Campus - Willis Building
In this class we will discuss Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle's award-winning book, Even As We Breathe, the first novel published by a citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI).



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Guardianship has become a hot topic in popular culture, especially with the publicity surrounding the guardianship (a.k.a. conservatorship) of singer Britney Spears. This course will discuss the legal rules that govern guardianships in North Carolina, including fiduciary responsibilities, appointment of guardians, types of guardianships, Court and financial oversight, and most importantly, how to avoid guardianship altogether, especially as we age. The class is designed to be informative but interactive, with questions and discussion encouraged.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021, ECU Campus - Willis Building
Although an hour drive from Greenville to the Aurora Fossil Museum you will travel 28 million years back in time. George Powell is a local amateur paleontologist, and will be leading this trip. On this trip, you will see fossil remains of creatures that lived in Eastern North Carolina including: whales, walrus, seals, sharks, stingrays, and fish.



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Greenville Fire/Rescue will discuss the overall importance of fire safety and prevention. During the session firefighters and the fire and life safety educator will engage with participants to prepare a home escape plan.


Friday, November 19, 2021, ECU Campus - Willis Building
Want to become more proficient in using your iPhone? We'll review your iPhone's basic features and build on them so that you will eventually take command of your phone. We will work with Settings, Notifications, Messages, Siri, Contacts, Mail, Safari, Calendar, Cameras, Photos, Music, Maps, the App Store and much more. Note: you must have an iPhone 8 or newer with the latest version of operating system, iOS 14.7.1, installed and updated. Bring your fully-charged phone to class.


Wednesday, December 1, 2021, ECU Campus - Willis Building
This interest group is designated as one of our members only groups. If you are interested in joining this group, please be sure to add a Lifelong Learning Membership to your cart.

This interest group meets every other week and each time we meet, we will review our stories, receive feedback from others in the group, and discuss prompts and topics for the future meetings.



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This interest group is designated as one of our members only groups. If you are interested in joining this group, please be sure to add a Lifelong Learning Membership to your cart.

Have you ever read a book and longed to have someone to talk to about it? Well, here is your chance to do just that! Join this Women's Book Group, choose what you want to read, and come together to discuss a different book each month. Being part of the group gives members the opportunity to make new friends and expand the scope of your reading.



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For those that are interested in visiting Japan and are looking for travel tips, words and phrases, or temple and shrine manners, to those who are just interested in the experience as a whole.


Wednesday, November 3, 2021, ECU Campus - Willis Building
With the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer's Disease and other types of dementia and the lack of treatment (or cure), many people wonder if there is a way to prevent the changes in the brain that cause dementia. Please come learn how to keep dementia out of your mind!



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People want to be healthy and happy. Instead they are stressed out, depressed, and feel isolated. Do you want to bring more joy and laughter into your life? Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea - simple and profound. Join us for a fun exercise and learning experience!



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Join Rhonda for a journey in discovering all the ways to cherish your memories and keepsakes from photos, paper, programs, etc. forever.



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Curious about creation stories and tales around the world? Interested in mythology and folklore in pop culture? In this class, we will be taking a short dive into similarities in mythology around the world. We will also talk about how mythology is used in popular media such as movies, TV shows, video games, and literature.



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Our state is blessed with a dozen National Wildlife Refuges, all but one being here in our coastal plain. They attract tens of thousands of waterfowl, ducks, geese, and swans, each winter. But they also provide vital habitat for wildlife of all kinds. Nature documentaries have been done on National Parks, but up to now none on the hidden treasure of our National Wildlife Refuges. The course will explore this wonderful world, and feature one of these films from "Refuge -- The Series", done by STRS Productions.



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When it comes to technology, one of the biggest concerns is our right to our privacy. Many older adults are hesitant to explore the world of technology for fear of getting hacked or having data stolen. In this easy-to-understand course, we will dive into how to defend your computer from attackers, how to browse the internet safely, and how to spot suspicious emails.


Friday, November 5, 2021, ECU Campus - Willis Building
Pain is a message that something in your body needs attention. That can show itself as an injury, chronic illness, limitations after surgery, or sudden discomfort. Pain also has an energetic component. In this class you will learn simple techniques to work with your energies to get them into a healthy flow and so much more.



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Energy Medicine recognizes energy as a vital, living, moving force that determines your health and happiness. You heal the body by activating its natural healing energies and you also heal the body by restoring energies that have become weak, disturbed, or out of balance. The exercises in the Daily Energy Routine help to balance these systems and maximize your vitality so you can accomplish things in life that you may have only dreamed of.



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Designed to empower you to slay your goals and shed your limiting beliefs, this course uses a variety of teaching methods from vision boards to Lean Six Sigma Methodology. You'll be led through a step-by-step process which will enable you to identify barriers and ultimately design your personal road map for success.



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This class is designed to discuss the prophets of God and why God sent many prophets and Messengers. In the Holy Book Qur'an, God mentioned twenty-five messengers, and five of strong will. These five are Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (PBUH). In this class, we will review the life and mission of these five Prophets based on the Qur'anic stories.



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Do you have a story to tell? We all do--our life story! You might not be a professional athlete or a famous scientist, or a lottery winner, but your life is still a story. This class offers you the opportunity to tell your story and have it video recorded so that it becomes a keepsake.



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A. I. is increasingly part of our lives. Self-driving vehicles are just one example that's present and quickly accelerating. A.I. is used in military simulations, athletic training, medical delivery and diagnostic programs, smart home devices like Alexa, drug manufacturing research, banking, stock investing, video games, sequencing genomes, diagnosing cardiac conditions, and gene editing, to name just some of the complex functions. We will explore these and other fascinating religious issues raised by the possibility of superintelligence.


Thursday, October 28, 2021, Online Class, ECU