Courses

Looking for a new challenge? Learn the exciting game of Bridge, or, if you already play, come and improve your bidding, play and defense skills. Bridge stimulates the mind and provides a chance to meet new people. Whether you know a little about the game or are a total beginner, this class is for you.  


February 17, 2020 to April 13, 2020, Fort Wayne Duplicate Bridge Club
Sharpen your Bridge skills and learn new concepts in bidding, declarer play and defense to improve your game. Master important conventions and strategies for better suit and no-trump bidding, competitive bidding, use of takeout doubles, preemptive bids, slam bidding and more. Each session will also focus on specific ways to improve your play of the hand and defense. All classes except the first will include at least an hour of supervised play using pre-dealt hands.

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This workshop will provide a brief overview of many of the benefits of native plants and how we can incorporate them into our urban gardens to create functional ecosystems.

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This workshop will provide an overview of native pollinators and look at how we can provide them with food sources, lure them into our gardens and provide habitats for them in our urban garden spaces.

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Attend this comprehensive class on olive oil by The Olive Twist, retail olive oil store owner, Lori Berndt. The focus of this class is to educate consumers and food lovers on the nuances of quality olive oil. Learn about the different kinds of olive oils and how to select healthy and flavorful extra virgin olive oils for you and your family.

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In this class, we will be looking at store bought salad dressings made with chemicals and artificial ingredients and comparing them to simple flavorful homemade dressings. Taste the difference & educate yourself on how to make a better dressing from chemical free ingredients, including quality extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic.

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In this course, you'll be exposed to in-depth lessons about all things related to Bourbon Whiskey. In each session, learn about various Bourbons and sample specialized tastings of select brands.

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An inclusive introduction to beer through tasting and discussion. Learn about the brewing process, ingredients, tasting techniques, and beer styles-with historical background, modern context, and beer samples throughout.

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This course for women is an introduction to basic self defense skills, avoidance and escape strategies, defensive techniques, and simulated attacks.

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Overwhelmed by the piles on desks and counter tops that result in wasted time looking for important papers? This two-part class is tailored to you and the way you process information, as well as to your individual space.

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Do you feel like you're spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere? You might benefit from some new tools in your productivity toolbox. Come learn tips from Northern Indiana's only Certified Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant.

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This full-day workshop combines classroom-style learning with an interactive"live" simulation, during which class participants become managers and workers within a fictitious company. Workshop participants learn lean definitions and techniques and explore the application of lean techniques in a simulated office

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With minimal equipment and a little know-how anyone can make high quality recordings from the comfort of their own home. This no-nonsense, practical approach will walk you through the entire process from choosing the right equipment to mastering for iTunes, Tidal, and Spotify.

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This hands-on class will cover video production from shooting to uploading an edited video. Topics covered will include the basics of planning, shooting and editing with Adobe Premiere, options for uploading to the web and audio, lighting, and visual aesthetics.

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Learn the fundamental features of Photoshop® CC 2019 that will allow you to explore layout and design tools to help you create exciting and dynamic images.

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For adults, college students, and high school seniors. In just two weekends, increase your effectiveness as a reader. You will be able to read two to three times faster-depending on the complexity of the reading material. Get more out of what you read, and find it more enjoyable and personally rewarding.

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Take an adventure that brings together the beautiful expanse of the prairies, the soaring majesty of the Canadian Rockies, and the brilliance of Montana's Glacier National Park.


September 9-15, 2020, Off Campus Travel
Cross the International Dateline for an adventure discovering the treasures of Australia and New Zealand, including their unparalleled beauty and captivating culture.


March 9-29, 2020, Off Campus Travel
Classroom activities and conversations will have you communicating comfortably in French in no time. You will learn about the history and culture of French-speaking peoples and interact directly with native speakers.

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Thinking of traveling to a German speaking country in the near future? This course will concentrate on essential vocabulary and skills needed for travel in those countries. The course is taught using a variety of methods to enhance learning and understanding.

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Prerequisite: German for Travelers or basic knowledge of German is recommended. This course will focus on expanding essential vocabulary and phrases used for traveling in German speaking countries.

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This introduction to the Italian language and culture is great for travelers interested in learning practical communication skills and grammar.

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Prerequisite: Italian Language and Culture for Travelers: Beginning I. This course will focus on the use of language by introducing new topics of grammar and by encouraging students to learn vocabulary and build sentences. In addition, cultural components will be discussed while practicing conversation and reading skills.

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This class will focus on the new beginning learner to the Japanese language and culture. Classes will include reading and writing Hiragana/Katakana letters, mastering simple useful phrases and learning about Japanese culture.

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The Beginner I course is designed to introduce students to the everyday language of Japan. Lessons will be organized around natural conversational topics, leading students from fundamental aspects of grammar to readings in simple texts along with basic writing.

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Prerequisite: Must have completed Basic Japanese Beginner I. Must have studied the Japanese language more than one year. This class is designed to be completed in one year September through June. A focus of this course will be to develop Japanese language proficiency and knowledge through grammatical and practical learning and activities in order to be able to carry on basic conversations with Japanese native speakers.

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This course is designed for those adults who seek to learn communicative skills in Korean and a basic understanding of the cultures and customs of Korea. For more information, please contact Hangeul Korea at KoreanSaturdaySchool@gmail.com.


September 7, 2019 to December 7, 2019, Neff Hall Rm 133, 135, 139, 149
This course is designed for those adults who seek to learn communicative skills in Korean and a basic understanding of the cultures and customs of Korea. For more information, please contact Hangeul Korea at KoreanSaturdaySchool@gmail.com


September 7, 2019 to December 7, 2019, Neff Hall Rm 133, 135, 139, 149
Basic Life Support is designed to teach the skills of CPR, including the use of an AED. AHA First Aid teaches skills that can be performed with minimal equipment until medical personnel arrive.


Monday, December 9, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm 114
Basic Life Support is designed to teach the skills of CPR, including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO). Participants receive a CPR Completion Card from the American Heart Association.

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QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, three simple steps that can help save a life from suicide. People training in this technique learn to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to defuse the situation. Save the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor by taking this training.

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This class offers a well-rounded workout using free weights, resistance bands, and your own body weight to strengthen all major muscle groups. This class is designed to define, shape and tone your body.

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Yoga Tone is an energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing movements and music. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio and physical and mental stamina in one session for the perfect balance of sweat and serenity.

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Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information needed to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to prepare to be a successful nationally Certified Personal Trainer.

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This course is for the photographer who already knows camera basics and now wants to take their shooting further. Hands-on photo instruction will be coupled with classroom sessions, in-field location shoots, and image critiques. This course is designed for digital SLR cameras. Mirrorless digital cameras are acceptable. Prerequisite: Digital Nature Photography: Basic Techniques or equivalent knowledge.

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If you have taken one of our basic digital photography courses, or have basic knowledge using a digital camera, this class will help take your skills to the next level. This course will cover advanced topics in photography, including lenses, cameras, lighting and theory. Both technical and artistic aspects of photography will be discussed and evaluated, including the concept and meaning behind the creation of images.

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Learn the criteria that make photographs tell a story and become more attractive to the viewer. Gain an understanding of how to use the digital camera to capture the images you want. You also will learn how to upload images to a computer, enhance images digitally, and share them as prints and via the Internet. Students must bring a digital SLR camera to class.

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This course is for the photographer who already knows camera basics and now wants to take their shooting outside. This class will teach you techniques used by professional photographers.

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Portrait photography is an excellent skill to cultivate. Whether you just want to take better photos of your family or want to build on your portrait portfolio, learn how to create exceptional portraits using poses and lighting that emphasize your subjects' character and features. 

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Is your home a source of frustration instead of peace and calm? Are the piles of stuff overwhelming you and you get sidetracked every time you try to get organized? Do you waste a lot of time looking for things? Certified Professional Organizer Emily Fitzgerald will teach you the basic process to organize any space in your home, from the closet to the kitchen and everything in between.

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From the vineyard to your glass, this class delivers a complete introduction to wine. Discussions include tasting techniques, wine making practices, varietals, and regions. Each class includes wine tastings and chef selected food samples as you learn to look beyond the label when choosing your next wine.

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Gain an understanding and appreciation for all things "Old World" as we take a closer look at the wines and regions from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Portugal.

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Gain an understanding and appreciation for wines from the Western
Hemisphere as we take a closer look at varieties from regions in the
U.S., Argentina, Chile, and Canada. 

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Launch your book project! You will learn a tested system for brainstorming the content, organizing the topics, and rapidly outlining your non-fiction book.

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Prerequisite: Basic Japanese: Beginner II or equivalent knowledge The focus of this course will be to further advance students' knowledge of advanced vocabulary and grammar. Practice of applied usages of grammar learned in Beginner I and II will give students mastery of basic communication in Japanese.

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Prerequisite: Must have taken Italian Language and Culture for Travelers: Beginning II or show proof of having taken an advanced Italian class. This course will focus on listening more attentively, speaking more confidently and communicating more clearly in Italian, improving all aspects of oral communication. Students will work on pronunciation, vocabulary and idioms to further develop their conversational skills. They will also receive individualized feedback on grammar and pronunciation.

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Delve deeper into Microsoft® Word® and learn how to create professional looking documents to give your organization a competitive edge.

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Announcing for television and radio ads or narrating films and videos can be a lucrative career. Voice over has become a work-from-home job for many everyday people.

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Join us for a 12-week Weight Watchers series on the campus of Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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