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Make the most of your Photos (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

This winter photography class is about your photos, not your camera. Take advantage of ways you can have fun with photos online using free, user-friendly resources. Display and securely store in online albums. Share, enhance, crop, order prints, turn into books, calendars, cushions and even throws! Use apps to create montages, borders, artistic effects and digitise old prints using a smart phone. Learn ways to improve your eye for composition, colour and perspective. Share your photos digitally in class and discuss why some are better than others. Live demonstrations of software, videos, breakout room discussions, handouts and a class website...

Race in the United States of America (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Since the importation of the first African slaves into the American colonies, race has played a crucial role in the development of the USA. The presence of African Americans and other peoples of colour has had a profound effect on all aspects of citizens’ lives. Explore not only the political history of race in America, but how the African American experience has influenced other aspects of society. Tutor-led short lectures prior to discussion of the issues.

Psychology and Ageing (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Lifespan psychology is a topic of considerable interest to adult learners. Learn about developmental approaches in psychology within the conceptual framework of ageing. Investigate biological, cognitive, social and emotional change across the lifespan from birth to older age, focusing on early socialisation, cognitive development and the ageing process which includes child psychology, cognitive psychology and gerontology. Appreciate why active learners live psychologically healthier, more fulfilling lives - perhaps even longer lives! Lectures with discussion.

Brain Awareness Week Seminar (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

March 15-20, 2021 is Brain Awareness Week. This global campaign aims to increase awareness of progress in brain research. Learn more in this lively seminar about the brain’s lifelong development, how memories form and the importance of sleep, exercise and diet. Participating in a range of activities makes a big difference in slowing mental decline including cultivating a love of life and engagement with new things. Video clips, websites, worksheets and discussion.

Psychology for Beginners (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. Gain a greater understanding of the key theories in psychology. Discover its fascinating history, and explanations of how we think, remember, and how these ‘inner’ processes influence behaviour. Learn the key theories of personality and behaviour and the influence of the key theorists. Examine the original, historical context and how these theories are applied today. No previous experience of psychology required. Lecture presentations, group discussions and practical exercises.

Inspiring People (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

In this friendly interactive class, discover what we can learn from others’ lives. ‘If you love life, life will love you back’, said Arthur Rubenstein. Watch clips of people from different walks of life who had to overcome challenges. Where does a sense of purpose come from? Is it all about personality or do particular mindsets and experiences change people? These fascinating questions and more, form the basis for exploring some inspiring lives. Tutor presentations, videos, breakout rooms, worksheets and a class website.

A Mind for the Future (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Consider the next steps towards creating an interesting and fulfilling future for yourself. Are you going to follow a script of others’ choosing or pursue your own heartfelt goals? Discover what science has revealed about emotional styles and making sound personal decisions. Join this class and engage in this process. Ask questions, weigh pro and cons and reflect on action. Insights into mental traps, healthy habits of mind, seeing the positives and focusing your attention. Presentations, worksheets, videos, breakout discussions, and class website.

Finding Your Voice: becoming a pro presenter (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Do you have to speak in public? Are you involved in delivering presentations? Are you working in performance? Are you interested in voice work generally? If English is not your first language, do you want to feel more at home with it? There are many reasons to build confidence in your speaking voice. This class is delivered in a workshop format in which you will develop and extend your capacity to communicate well, conquer your nerves through relaxation techniques, movement and voice work and learn all you need to know about presentation skills.

Stand-up Comedy 1 (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Stand-up comedy has become a major part of the entertainment industry. This was one of the first stand-up classes in the country and is still taught by award winning comedian Viv Gee. Viv, who has over 25 years' experience in the industry, won The Scottish Comedy Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Comedy 2014. Many of her students are now widely known on the circuit. For beginners, the class covers finding inspiration, writing original gags and routines, comedy structure, timing, finding your comedy voice, performance and dealing with hecklers. The class culminates in a live gig via Zoom.

Hollywood – The Impossible Equation: A History of Hollywood (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

How did Hollywood turn into the greatest popular culture of the twentieth century? Examine how the Hollywood ‘dream factory’ came into being, how the studios operated, how the stars flourished, the technological innovations, the genres created, why old films were brought back, as well as the threats the system faced and the periodic financial meltdowns. Lecture based with group discussion and Q&A time.

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