Learning on Location

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NEW! ILR862 The Culture of the Islamic World Tour

 

Immerse yourself in Islamic culture during a day trip to the Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, Maryland where you will tour a mosque. The tour includes lunch at a Middle Eastern restaurant before you head to the Smithsonian to view Islamic Art at the Freer/Sackler Gallery.

Notes: No refunds after the close of business 4/14. This bus tour will utilize the FCC shuttle bus for transportation; not a motor coach. Seats are limited to 20. The price of lunch is included in the course fee.

Instructor: Erum Marfani is a full-time professor of Mathematics at FCC. She has bachelor degrees in political science and mathematics as well as a Masters in statistics. She has lived in Maryland most of her life and is a proud Frederick resident. She loves to learn about different cultures and is learning her 6th and 7th languages. In her spare time, Erum likes to cook, read, and watch old movies.

ILR862 The Culture of the Islamic World Tour
4-Digit Number: 8359
Tour Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 4/27
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/ Meet in Lobby
Total: $89.00

NEW! ILR844 Francis Scott Key: In the Footsteps of a Patriot Walking Tour

1 session, 5 hours

 

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to take a full-day look at the life, times and achievements of Frederick’s most famous former resident, Francis Scott Key. The author of our Star-Spangled Banner is one of the least recognized, and known, celebrities in the universe. What were his ties to Frederick, and how did he become famous? What were his strengths and weaknesses? Award-winning researcher/documentarian Chris Haugh will guide you through Francis Scott Key’s Frederick with a walking tour of significant sights, interspersed with lecture opportunities.

Notes: No refunds after close of business 5/4. Be sure to bring your comfortable shoes for some moderate walking. A boxed lunch will be included.

Instructor: Chris Haugh is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and regional historian. For nearly 25 years, Chris has researched, produced and published numerous award-winning presentations on Frederick County history. He has also taught both video production and public history courses for FCC, Hood College and Towson University.

ILR844 Francis Scott Key: In the Footsteps of a Patriot Walking Tour
4-Digit Number: 8130
Fri , 9:30am – 3pm, 5/11
Location: Meet at the Chapel in Mount Olivet Cemetery
Total: $69.00

NEW! ILR618 Hero’s Tour

2 sessions, 11 hours

 
 

Let’s pay tribute to America’s true heroes: the men and women who have served in our local and national law enforcement agencies and those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. We will visit some of the lesser-known memorials in Washington – the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the Navy and Air Force Memorials, the National Guard Memorial/ Museum and the new American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. We’ll make a stop at Union Station for lunch, where there are quick casual restaurants and a full food court. The cost of lunch is not included in the tour. Your tour includes an optional 2-hour pre-tour class one week prior to the tour to learn about the history of these memorials and the process of getting memorials approved and funded.

Notes: No refunds after close of business 5/10. The cost of lunch is not included in the tour. Wear comfortable shoes as this tour does involve some walking; if you have mobility issues please contact our Registration Office to inquire about special accommodations.

Instructor: Marsha Adelson is a retired Federal Employee who has spent the last 10+ years as a Licensed Professional Tour Guide in Washington, DC. She has over 20 years of experience teaching first aid, music and leadership skills as a volunteer for various organizations. She has lived in the Washington Metropolitan Area her whole life and enjoys sharing the beauty, history and uniqueness of our Nation’s Capital with others through tours and lectures.

ILR618 Hero’s Tour
4-Digit Number: 8129
Pre-Tour Class Thur, 2:00 – 4:00pm, 5/17
Location: Sweadner Hall
Tour Thu, 8:30am – 6:00pm, 5/24
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/ Meet in Lobby
Total: $109.00

NEW! Experience Food Philosophy of Michael Pollan

3 sessions, 11.5 hours

 
 

Have you ever heard the saying “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants” or noticed more people wanting to eat food from local farms? Americans’ ways of deciding what to eat have been changing and much of this change comes from an awareness of our food system and its environmental and health costs. Plenty of awareness has been raised by writer Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Food Rules. This three-part course will explore Pollan’s food philosophy through an exploration and discussion of his work during the first class and two field trips to local farms to see it in action. We’ll be visiting Rocklands Farm in Poolesville to learn about sustainable farming and Fox Haven Farm in Jefferson to learn about plant-based eating with a cooking lesson. Please note that the field trips will involve some walking; wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Insect repellent and sunscreen are also advised. All entry, cooking class fees, and transportation to the farms are included. This tour will utilize the FCC shuttle bus for transportation.

Notes: No refunds after close of business 5/9.

Instructor: Christine Rai is an assistant professor of English at FCC with a passion for food studies and experiential learning. An FCC alum, Professor Rai earned a Bachelor’s from Towson University and her Master’s from Loyola College. As an educator she is known for incorporating active learning including field trips, service learning, and cultural cooking demonstrations. Inspired by her love of travel, she designed a global scholar course and led an FCC group abroad to France in May 2016. She writes about teaching, traveling, and food at http://www.christinerai.com.

ILR881 Experience Food Philosophy of Michael Pollan
5 digit number: 15794
Wed 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 5/23/2018 & Wed 8:30 AM – 1:15 PM 6/6/2018 & Wed 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM 6/13/2018
Total: $119
Location: Catoctin Hall (C Bldg)/C112, Depart from FCC Campus; exact location TBD

NEW! In the Footsteps of Harpers Ferry’s John Brown

3 sessions, 11.5 hours

 
 
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the local connections to legendary abolitionist John Brown. Take a full-day, mobile workshop through some of the region’s prime sites for exploration relating to Brown and his attack on the US Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Award-winning researcher/documentarian Chris Haugh will be your guide as we visit sites connected to the ill-fated insurrection attempt in the fall of 1859. Chris will call on content experts to provide unique insight, as this on-location learning experience we will explore the direct relationship that John Brown has on the local landscape. All entry fees are included. Lunch will be on your own at the Potomac Grille. Be sure to bring your walking shoes as we will walk through downtown Harpers Ferry; some parts of the tour may require you to walk up inclines.
Notes: No refunds after close of business 6/29.

Instructor: Chris Haugh is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and regional historian. For nearly 25 years, Chris has researched, produced and published numerous award-winning presentations on Frederick County history. He has also taught both video production and public history courses for FCC, Hood College and Towson University.

ILR883 In the Footsteps of Harpers Ferry’s John Brown
5 digit number: 15833
Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7/10/2018-7/10/2018
Total: $104
Location: Depart from FCC Campus; exact location TBD

NEW! Africa American History Tour of Washington DC

2 sessions, 11 hours

 
 
Washington DC has a long history of African-American Culture. On this tour, we’ll visit the home of Frederick Douglass, a freed slave who became one of the leading abolitionists. Enjoy lunch at the famous DC icon, Ben’s Chili Bowl. Then we’ll walk off lunch with a tour of the U Street historical area including the African-American Civil War Memorial, Lincoln Theatre, and other sites. Finally we’ll see the beautiful Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lincoln Memorials before heading back to FCC. Lunch and tour entry fee are included. This offering also includes a Pre-Trip class on Aug 16 from 10am-noon. No refunds after close of business 8/9.

Instructor: Marsha Adelson is a retired Federal Employee who has spent the last 10+ years as a Licensed Professional Tour Guide in Washington, DC. She has over 20 years of experience teaching first aid, music and leadership skills as a volunteer for various organizations. She has lived in the Washington Metropolitan Area her whole life and enjoys sharing the beauty, history and uniqueness of our Nation’s Capital with others through tours and lectures.

ILR882 Africa American History Tour of Washington DC
5 digit number: 15796
Pre-Trip class: Thu 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 8/16/2018, Sweadner Hall
Tour: Thu 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM 8/23/2018
Total: $104
Location: Depart from FCC Campus; exact location TBD