Coastal Carolina University's Lifelong Learning summer term will be held during June and July at University Hall on the Conway campus and at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield. For more information, course schedules or registration, call 349-4030 or 349-4001, or visit the Web site at www.coastal.edu/outreach.
Summer courses offered at both locations: a series of computer workshops covering Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet, and eBay; a series on Issues in Aging with different speakers on health, investing in retirement, elder abuse, neglect and fraud, grandparenting and evaluating senior service quality; a series on Perspectives on Religion including classes on the historical Jesus, understanding the Dead Sea scrolls, natural explanations for "supernatural" religious phenomena, roles of spiritual belief in modern life, and the relationship between human freedom and God's omniscience; plus courses on the life and music of Antonio Vivaldi; South Carolina's bottlenose dolphins; building water gardens; and "instant piano for hopelessly busy people." There are also monthly book clubs that meet at each site.
Courses offered only at University Hall on the main campus include on Detective Fiction, Great Passages of Shakespeare, the World Between the Wars (1919-1939), Introduction to Arabic Culture, Drawing People in Poses and Costumes, Learning the Ukelele, and Yoga for Flexibility. The Garden Club and the Gilles Bridge Society also meet weekly throughout the summer on campus.
Courses offered only at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield includeBeginning Computers, Spanish, Classics (mythology), The Lost Gospel of Q, Lost Christianities, Summering in Pawleys in 1850, Contemporary Environmental Issues in Film, Writing Memoirs, History of Photography, How to Take Better Pictures, Painting in Acrylics, Gems and Jewelry, History of Musical Theatre, History of Jazz and Starshine Performance Training.
Starshine Performance Training, a course designed to help participants gain confidence and experience singing, playing or speaking before the public, will be offered at Waccamaw on Wednesdays, June 14 to Aug. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Thursdays, June 15 to Aug. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. These classes are open to students from high school freshmen to senior citizens and culminate in a cabaret performance open to the public. The current Starshine class will hold its cabaret on Thursday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and must be reserved in advance (349-4030).