Course Registration

Spring Term
March 13, 2018 - April 26, 2018

7 Sessions Unless Otherwise Stated
Conference Room (20 Students)
Room 1 (80 Students)
Room 2 (40 Students)
Room 4 (25 Students)



  1. We expect heavy registration activity at the beginning of winter registration. You may not be able to register until traffic clears. Please keep trying!
  2. Only one person may register at a time. Two individuals in the same household must register and pay separately.
  3. If you choose a class which is filled, you may sign up to be placed on a wait list. FIRST, however, you must register and pay for an open class. People on a wait list will be admitted as space is available in the order of their registration.
  4. PRINT A COPY OF YOUR CLASSES. After you complete the payment page of the registration process, you can click the "Print" button on that page to make a copy of your classes. Additionally, you will receive an email with your classes. Please save it! PLEASE NOTE LATE START DATES AND EARLY END DATES.

Intermediate Spanish

Tuesday: 3/13-4/17, 9:00-11:00, Room 2

Martin Frank

This course will concentrate on Conversational Spanish. It is an Intermediate Spanish class. The text for the class is Practice Makes Perfect - Spanish Conversation - Premium Second Edition by Jean Yates PhD. We will also be doing some work with grammar and vocabulary. The text is available on Amazon. The class will be ending one week early. NOTE END DATE
Instructor: Martin Frank
Tuesday: 3/13 - 4/17, 9:00 - 11:00
27/40 Max

Entertainment Classics

Tuesday: 3/13-4/24, 9:00-11:00, Room 1

Gerald Salomon

If you like comedy, drama, and music then come spend two hours a week viewing some wonderful videos and films from my collection. Many of the selections are rare and you will get the interesting back-story on each of them. Selections are taken from television, Broadway, concerts, and film.
Instructor: Gerald Salomon
Tuesday: 3/13 - 4/24, 9:00 - 11:00
57/80 Max

Opera for All!

Tuesday: 3/13-4/24, 11:30-1:30, Room 1

Gerald Salomon

Whether you've been humming arias since you were 12 or you have no idea what an aria is....THIS OPERA CLASS IS FOR YOU! We will hear a wide range of operatic presentations, including complete performances, individual scenes and arias. The class is designed to appeal to everyone, regardless of their familiarity with the subject. Using my large collection of DVD's and CD's, we will view and listen to familiar and unfamiliar performers in a variety of roles. When we're through with this class, you may be humming arias and demanding encores, but if so, please wait until you're out of earshot of the wonderful COD staff in the office area.
Instructor: Gerald Salomon
Tuesday: 3/13 - 4/24, 11:30 - 1:30
57/80 Max

Evidence vs Emotion—A Current Events Class

Tuesday, 3/13-4/24, 11:30-1:30, Room 2

Jerry Blatt

This dynamic class challenges the way we shape our positions on current political, social and economic issues. We examine the objective EVIDENCE from reliable sources and observe the effect of EMOTION in reaching our decisions. It's Fact vs Fiction - Observable Data vs Opinion - Head vs Heart - Evidence vs Emotion.
Instructor: Jerry Blatt
Tuesday: 3/13 - 4/24, 11:30 - 1:30
3/40 Max

Vamos a Charlar

Tuesday: 3/13-4/24, 2:00-4:00, Conference Room

Les Modie

This continuing class is designed for the person who has a good foundation in Spanish grammar, including the subjunctive mood. Conversation is the emphasis. Students need to have 2 texts: "Spanish Conversation: Premium Second Edition" by Jean Yates and the novel "Amor on line" by Paco Ardit. Both are available through Amazon Books.
Instructor: Les Modie
Tuesday: 3/13 - 4/24, 2:00 - 4:00
9/20 Max

Foreign Films

Tuesday, 3/13-4/24, 2:00-4:30, Room 1

Mario Sewell

The series will continue to focus on foreign language films with English subtitles. Due to the ongoing outpouring of excellent foreign films, theatrical exhibitions may be only a week, making it difficult for even film buffs to fit the films into their personal schedules. For this reason the emphasis for the Spring session will be on highly-rated foreign language films released in the past 5-10 years intermingled with one or more classic films. The film presentations will include a brief overview of the director and the country and the film industry in which the film was produced with a post-film discussion of the film techniques and themes and audience reactions.
Instructor: Mario Sewell
Tuesday: 3/13 - 4/24, 2:00 - 4:30
37/80 Max

Great Literature

Tuesday, 3/13-4/24, 2:00-4:00, Room 2

Harold Jacobs, PhD

We will discuss short stories, both European and American, found in "The Great Books Foundation: Short Story Omnibus" (eds., Daniel Born, Judith McCue, and Donald H. Whitfield). The text can be purchased at (ISBN#: 978-1-880323-73-1). It will be used in the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. Participants should read and be prepared to discuss for the first class Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat," pp. 15-24
Instructor: Harold Jacobs, PhD
Tuesday: 3/13 - 4/24, 2:00 - 4:00
0/40 Max

Hot News/Hot Views

Wednesday: 3/14-4/18, 2:00-4:00, Room 2

John Considine

We live in a world where news-making issues come up daily. Take the opportunity to discuss breaking local, state, national and international news with curious and knowledgeable colleagues. The facilitator will select topics from current events and provide background information. NOTE END DATE
Instructor: John Considine
Wednesday: 3/14 - 4/18, 2:00 - 4:00
0/40 Max

French Conversations

Wednesday, 3/14-4/25, 9:00-11:00, Conference Room

Liliane Fymat

This is a French conversation course for those who would like to brush up on their rusty conversational skills, become more fluent and improve their pronunciation. It is a great opportunity to practice what you have learned in the past. THIS IS NOT A GRAMMAR COURSE OR A BEGINNER LEVEL CLASS.
Instructor: Liliane Bazerghi-Fymat
Wednesday: 3/14 - 4/25, 9:00 - 11:00
5/20 Max

Ted Talks

Wednesday: 3/14-4/25, 11:30-1:30PM, Room 2

Liliane Bazerghi-Fymat

This class will present videos of Ted Talks on topics of special interest, leading to interesting class discussions. The talks will stimulate analysis and sharing of ideas, offering “food for the mind and soul, new discoveries and uplifting subjects.” The goal is to introduce new ideas and discover new concepts.
Instructor: Liliane Bazerghi-Fymat
Wednesday: 3/14 - 4/25, 11:30 - 1:30
0/40 Max

Dark Alleys & Dangerous Blondes: A Look at Film Noir

Thursday, 3/15-4/19, 9:00-11:00, Room 1

John Curran

Film Noir is a unique contribution by American films to the world catalog of the many kinds of stories told in movies. The skeptical private detective, the gorgeous woman with a past, goons & thugs who threaten both of them, a way out. Maybe. The course is a short introduction to the genre with a sampling of six of the best movies called Film Noir. NOTE END DATE
Instructor: John Curran
Thursday: 3/15 - 4/19, 9:00 - 11:00
35/80 Max

Technology in Retirement -- What's It All About?

Thursday: 3/15-4/26, 9:00-11:00, Room 2

Donald Kagan

This class will show you how to navigate through the bewildering number of applications available today. What is everyone talking about? What could I possibly do? We'll talk about texting, Twitter, WhatsApp, Facetime, Yelp, Uber, Photos, Maps / Navigation, Nextdoor, Spotify, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, youTube/TV/Movie apps, and Payment systems. Get ready to amaze your grandkids and YOURSELF!  End date MAY change.
Instructor: Donald Kagan
Thursday: 3/15 - 4/26, 9:00 - 11:00
0/40 Max

Economics in the News

Thursday, 3/15-4/26, 11:30-1:30, Room 2

Donald Kagan

We will discuss current economic topics in the news so as to understand the truth behind the rhetoric. Please bring in topics that you would like to discuss so we can make it an interactive class. End date MAY change
Instructor: Donald Kagan
Thursday: 3/15 - 4/26, 11:30 - 1:30
27/40 Max

Short Stories

Thursday, 3/15-4/26, 2:00-4:00, Conference Room

Adair Fell

The class will read selections from: The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories, Daniel Halpern (Editor) - Nov. 1, 2000. It may be purchased on Amazon Books: Paperback - ISBN 13:9780140296289; Hardback - 13:9780670887613. Class members are expected to participate and to volunteer to lead a discussion. Please read "Reflections of Spring", by Huong, page 227, for the first class.
Instructor: Adair Fell
Thursday: 3/15 - 4/26, 2:00 - 4:00
2/20 Max

Controversial Issues

Thursday: 3/22-4/26, 11:30-1:30, Room 1

Marc Rosen

We will discuss and debate contemporary issues that are both controversial and familiar. Fact and data-based presentations are designed to stimulate informed discussion. The facilitator will structure the class to ensure that all sides and viewpoints are heard and considered. (Similar classes are, Hot News/Hot Views, Economics, Evidence vs. Emotion). NOTE LATE START DATE
Instructor: Marc Rosen
Thursday: 3/22 - 4/26, 11:30 - 1:30
6/80 Max

Be a Better Photographer

Thursday: 3/22-4/26, 2:00-3:30, Room 1

Marc Rosen

Open to all levels of photographers. Each week, participants will have an opportunity to take and submit photos by email that encourage experimentation with composition, lighting, perspective, etc. Participants can use phones or cameras to take photos. Observers who do not wish to submit photos are also welcome to attend and learn from others. NOTE LATE START DATE
Instructor: Marc Rosen
Thursday: 3/22 - 4/26, 2;00 - 3:30
18/40 Max