While many seniors enjoy classes in art, current affairs, finance, health, humanities, sewing, etc., there is room for more students who could be taking advantage of these weekday classes.
Saturday classes are also available in the ENCORE program. These classes cover a variety of subjects, hobbies, etc. Members are encouraged to share their own interests in addition to experts in many subjects.
The variety is endless. Recent classes have included an evaluation of the Iraq situation, volunteering in Israel, opera, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory retiree, food with the Glendale Community College chef, seeing-eye dogs and a trip to a local mansion; and new areas of interest are constantly being presented.
Film class is a highlight of programs
Regarding your request "What do you think of Glendale Community College's adult education programs?" (March 15), I would like to express the following comments.
I have enrolled in several of the available classes and have nothing but positive comments to make about all of them.
They have been taught in convenient facilities by very knowledgeable instructors, and have been generally informative and well presented. Although I have a masters degree, if one looks, there is always another door opening providing a new learning experience.
I have particularly enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) the "Film Criticism" class in the Lifelong Learning seminars section taught by Sandy Ferguson.
Ferguson's classes are not only remarkably interesting, but also very informative, well constructed and historically sound. She provides an excellent handout at each class that contains a great deal of background documentation. We view small sections of films and discuss them throughout the class.