Extended Education Course List

The following unique and interesting classes are offered through NMC Extended Educational Services(EES). Because they usually do not have more than a few meeting times, they are not considered part of the Inherently Global or Global by Section academic course listing. Each are designated as an "Event" and are worth 5 points apiece.

To register for any of the following courses, visit the Extended Education Adult Classes course list page.

Course ClosedConversational Spanish: Beginning and Beyond—2018-09-18 through 2018-11-13$135—Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 6-8 p.m., New location: Beckett Bldg. Rm. 136. This NEW progressive course is tailored for your success -- whether you are a beginning or continuing level student. In a unique learning atmosphere, those new to Spanish will learn the basics (pronunciation, basic speaking skills, listening and comprehension useful to the traveler who wishes to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers), and gain confidence from the instructor and more advanced students. Continuing Spanish language learners will further master comprehension and communication while engaging with each other and beginning level students. Cost includes practice packets and a new text book (level determined at first class).

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988445
Dinner with A Gentleman in Moscow —2018-10-18 through 2018-10-18$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. The Count, in the New York Times best-seller, A Gentleman in Moscow, savored delicious stews served to him during his many years of house arrest in the Metropol Hotel. Prepare some of those he enjoyed, such as Osso Bucco, Latvian Stew and a classic Bouillabaisse. Then impress your book-loving friends and family when you prepare them at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885159
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 1—2018-09-26 through 2018-10-17$59—Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm 215. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include the waning of Pax Americana?, Russias foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africas fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851526
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 2—2018-10-24 through 2018-11-14$59—Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include the waning of Pax Americana?, Russias foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africas fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851531
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Parts 1 & 2—2018-09-26 through 2018-11-14$109—Face to FaceView Details

8 Weds, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm 215. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include the waning of Pax Americana?, Russias foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africas fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851535
Introduction to Eastern Religions—2018-10-01 through 2018-10-10$99—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon and Weds, 6-8 pm. NMC Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 146. Looking to gain an understanding of Eastern Religions? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Hinduism, Buddhism and Chinese religion. Spur your interest in world religion and the variety of traditions in this 4-session introductory series. Learn to think critically and apply tools and techniques to understand these faiths and their common threads. Recognize the importance of studying comparative religion as it relates to the modern world and current events.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851483
It Is All Greek to Me—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-09$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Enjoy a night of traditional Greek cooking with Nikki Lennox sharing techniques of her ancestors. Start by making an appetizer of Tzatziki, the yogurt dip served with pita bread. A demonstration on making pita bread is included. Work with phyllo dough to create Spanakopita, the classic layered spinach and cheese pie. Homemade Souviaki marinade tops your grilled shish ka bobs. A honey-walnut cake is your final creation before you sit back to enjoy it all. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885144
Course ClosedMah Jongg Madness—2018-09-18 through 2018-10-09$79—Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 215. Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg -- a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and cards used, and rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. Experience actual playing time to apply what you learn. Mastery of the game takes practice and patience, and your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807377
Mah Jongg Madness—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-26$79—Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 215. Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg -- a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and cards used, and rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. Experience actual playing time to apply what you learn. Mastery of the game takes practice and patience, and your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807380
Polynesian Painting Party—2018-09-27 through 2018-09-27$39—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Meets at The Art Studio B & B (112 W. Race Street (M-204), Suttons Bay. Tropical punch, an art studio in Suttons Bay, an expert painting instructor, and a blank canvas are just waiting for you! Join this fun party where you can expand your painting talents--or try them for the first time. Enjoy tropical punch (you can bring your own beverage too), followed by a hands-on art class where you will hear tales about impressionist art legend Paul Gauguin, who painted Tahitian life using color and exaggeration expressively, his time spent with VanGogh, his mistresses, his journeys. Leave with your own 16-inch by 20-inch acrylic painting of a colorful thatched hut under palm trees, ready to hang. All materials included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891052
Sushi Rolls—2018-10-27 through 2018-10-27$79—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am - 2 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Learn to create great authentic sushi for your next eating event. Three kinds of sushi are featured: Japanese traditional, California style, and hand-rolled (Temaki-zushi). Chef Misaeng, a native of Japan, guides this hands-on class including tips on ingredient selection, preparation, and serving ideas. Leave with new skills, samples you prepared in class and your own sushi mat to make sushi at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885180
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSwing, Latin, and Slow Dancing—2018-09-05 through 2018-12-12$225—Face to FaceView Details

14 Wed., 6:45-8:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 21), Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Experience a fun form of recreation/exercise/growth through many styles of partner dancing including swing/jitterbug, slow dancing, tango, waltz, salsa, mambo, blues and more. Learn to connect with a partner and dance to any kind of music in any situation: from dances and parties, to clubs and weddings. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029107
Course ClosedYeah Paella—2018-10-11 through 2018-10-11$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Discover the history and flavor of this authentic dish of Spain! Bring paella home as you discover three tasty variations, featuring delicious flavors and its signature saffron hue: Valencia Vegetable Paella, Chorizo Paella and Seafood Paella. Learn how to prepare the sofrito (flavor base) for paella and the secrets for perfectly cooked rice. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885149

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