Essex Community College is offering special introductory classes in 12 career areas. The courses, which range from one to three credits, can give a better understanding of the special career areas. Most are offered in the morning, evening, and several on Saturdays.
Courses of special interest are Introduction to Business and Industry, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Principles of Computer Information Systems, Introduction to Drafting Technology, Orientation to Electronics, Orientation to Food Industry Technology, Introduction to Hotel and Restaurant Management, Introduction to Mental Health, Orientation to Nuclear Medicine, Orientation to Physical Education, Recreation, and Health, Introduction to Teaching, and Introduction to Veterinary Technology.
Essex also has a Career and Life Planning course, offered in the morning and evening, which helps students learn how to make life planning and career decisions. This three-credit course can be beneficial if career decisions are looming.
To discuss transfer and career programs, students can to speak to the counselors in the Human Development Division. Appointments can be arranged by calling 522-1268.
For more information about fall classes at Essex Community College, call the Office of Records and Registration at 522-1263.
The New Community College of Baltimore Foundation has received a $1,600 scholarship endowment gift from the C&P Telephone Company. The money will create a scholarship endowment for students pursuing a degree in telecommunications.
The C&P endowment will qualify for matching funds from the State of Maryland under the Maryland Higher Education -- Private Donation Incentive Program. This recent gift increases the C&P Scholarship Endowment at New CCB to $6,400.
The New CCB Foundation is a tax exempt certified charitable organization, and a United Way/United Charity agency, that raises funds to support programs and services of the college.
Registration for fall courses at Essex Community College is available at three area shoppings malls in August. Registration staff from the college will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Hunt Valley Mall, Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 1 to 3; Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 7 to 10; and White Marsh Town Center, Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 14 to 17. For more information about how to register at a mall, call the Office of Records and Registration at Essex Community College, 522-1263.
Goucher College's Center for Continuing Studies will offer a wide selection of non-credit courses this fall.
Several new courses have been added to the curriculum.
In Contemporary Classics, participants will have an opportunity to examine the best examples of contemporary world literature. Class discussions will focus on select texts and their cultural contexts. Texts to be discussed include "The Remains of the Day," "The Accident," "A Soldier of the Great War," "Mama Day," "Immortality," and "Scum."
Monday, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
The classics course will meet on the following Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.: Sept. 16 and 30, Oct. 14 and 28, Nov. 11 and 25, and Dec. 9
In Human Intimacy, film and literacy will be used to explore male/female relationships, including creative and destructive forces at work in love and will. Works studied will include "Women in Love," "Far from the Maddening Crowd," "An Unmarried Woman," "The Year of Living Dangerously," "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," "Ordinary People," "Fatal Attraction," and "Blue Velvet."
Tuesday, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
The Human Intimacy course on the following Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Sept. 19-Oct. 29.
In Drawing for Beginners, the basic principles and problems of drawing will be explained and discussed. Topics covered will include perspective, light and shadow, form and contrast of value. Students will work with pencil, charcoal and conte.
The class will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 2 and Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In Great Ideas for Limited Spaces: Writing Poetry and Short Prose, participants will polish and expand their skills for writing "compressed" forms such as poetry, essays, and other types of short prose. Discussions, readings, and critiques will focus on effective use of imagery, style, tone, voice, and language. Students will culminate the course as editors and designers of a limited edition anthology featuring the best of their work.
The Great Ideas course will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 2 and Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For a free brochure or to register, call the Center for Continuing Studies at 337-6200.
Individuals who are intrigued by the world of drama and theatre ** can now pursue the Master of Drama Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Offered by the School of Continuing Studies, the MDS is designed for adult, part-time students who want to study drama for its own sake. students read plays from classical times to the present, explore different theories of drama, appreciate and write drama criticism, and discuss how dramatic texts are transformed into live theatrical productions.
The 30-credit program has been endorsed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and will begin this fall.
To accommodate the working student, evening and weekend classes are offered at the Homewood campus.
For more information and an application for fall admission, please call (301) 338-7191.