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Legacy Series 2018

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The Howard College Legacy: Classes for Lifelong Learners

The Howard College Legacy series provides personal enrichment courses to anyone interested in gaining knowledge and experience. These single sessions cover a wide variety of topics including the arts, finance, home repair, technology, and physical fitness—something for everyone! Past courses have included Astronomy, 3D Printing, Star Wars, genealogy, music, photography, and magic. At the low cost of $5 per class, these courses are a great way to learn something new from qualified instructors. Registration is fast and easy, but space may be limited in some courses.  

If you have any questions about the Legacy Series, please contact Courtney Burgans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (432) 264-5131.


Economics Is Life (HCG 209)                          
Economics and the economy are topics for life, not just for the classroom. Every day, the decisions we make - and those made for us - have consequences. Every opportunity seized may also have a cost - that of another opportunity lost. Economics isn't about the stock market (that is finance), but it is about the making conscious daily decisions. We face constant choices about the best way to distribute our limited resources across our unlimited wants; which job should I take, where to live, do I go to college, what to buy or sell, how much to borrow to accomplish any of those. What about voting? Which decisions should the government decide for us? There is power in choice, and there is even more power when we recognize our choices have "secondary effects" and opportunity costs.

Instructor: Carla Harrold 
Course Dates: Feb 16
Time: 6pm to 8pm

Enrollment Limit: 25
Location:  Horace Garrett Center



Web Page Design Part 2 (HGC 209)                          
Want to build a website for your business, band, church or other? This class can help! Week II (Part II) - Participants can get help from the instructor on personal websites (Must attend part I to attend part II - Homework will be given in Week 1.)

Instructor: Danny Sparks 
Course Dates: Feb 17
Time: 1pm to 3pm

Enrollment Limit: 20
Location:  Horace Garrett Center



The Lone Stranger (MCAS 100)                          
The Mythic Western Film Hero: An exciting look at the changing Western Film Hero, from John Wayne to Clint Eastwood. John Wayne swaggered on screen for the very last time in 1976 where he died onscreen. The classic Western was dead. Or was it? It had started to change in the sixties. Eastwood was a new anti-hero at odds with Wayne’s image. In Part Two (Part One was in a previous Legacy Series) of this examination of the Western film, we’ll discover the other western heroes who inherited the mantle of “Lone Stranger” after Duke Wayne. We’ll also examine the Western’s (and Wayne’s) continuing influence since the death of Wayne and the classic western. Non-rated for adults.

Instructor: Kirk Davidson 
Course Dates: Mar 2
Time: 6pm to 8pm

Enrollment Limit: 60
Location:  PW Malone Center



Practical Pinterest: DIY Design Projects for Your Home (HALL 111) 
Using simple materials, create unique, personalized décor for your home or office. Participants will create easy projects to take home.

Instructor: Jenee Higgins 
Course Dates: Mar 23
Time: 6pm to 8pm

Enrollment Limit: 10
Location:  Hall Center for the Arts



Magic You Can Do (MCAS 100) 
Come learn some easy to learn magic that you can do with everyday items. Amaze your friends with rubber bands, cards, money and other easy to find objects. Class geared for adults and students 12 and up, but younger students welcome as long as they bring someone to help them with tricks. Optional magic book and magic kits at the class (extra charge-not required for the class.)

Instructor: Danny Sparks 
Course Dates: Mar 24
Time: 1pm to 3pm

Enrollment Limit: 30
Location:  PW Malone Center



Genetics & Epigenetics: Mutants All Around Us (MCAS 126) 
Come and learn about some of the ways we understand our bodies, our ancestry, and our future through the patterns of our DNA. Using a mix of hands-on activities and descriptive lecture we’ll discuss what genetics and epigenetics mean, why they are relevant to every human, and where the science is going in the future. No prior knowledge of Biology required! (No age restriction)

Instructor: Justin Rice 
Course Dates: Apr 7
Time: 1pm to 3pm

Enrollment Limit: 30
Location:  PW Malone Center



This is Sparta: The True Story of 300 (MCAS 100) 
Learn the real history behind the popular 2007 film 300, a fictionalized account of the Spartans fighting the Persians in Battle of Thermopylae.

Instructor: Amber Kelly 
Course Dates: Apr 13
Time: 7pm to 9pm

Enrollment Limit: 30
Location:  PW Malone Center



Micro Drone Building & Flying (MCAS 111) 
Introduction to building a hobby style micro drone by learning the necessary parts and how to construct a drone. Participants will also receive hands-on experience on flying a drone they build.

Instructor: Bryan Stokes 
Course Dates: Apr 21
Time: 1pm to 3pm

Enrollment Limit: 30
Location:  PW Malone Center



Astronomy (MCAS 100) 
This course is designed for the beginner to the skilled astronomer to learn to use a telescope, its functions, and how to find structures in space. Student Supplies: Cell Phone

Instructor: Dr. Steven Hobbs 
Course Dates: Apr 27
Time: 8pm to 10pm

Enrollment Limit: 40
Location:  PW Malone Center



Country Swing 
This will be an introduction to country western dance. In this class, we will cover these basic dances: Texas two-step, country swing, country line dances. Student Supplies: Loose comfortable clothes and tennis shoe or dance shoes (No Partner Required)

Instructor: Trish Matchen 
Course Dates: May 4
Time: 6:30pm to 8pm

Enrollment Limit: 30
Location:  Hall Center Black Box



Previous courses

Web Page Design Part 1 (HCG 209)                          
Want to build a website for your business, band, church or other? This class can help! Week 1 (Part 1) - Design and build your own web page. Using a simple web-based web page builder I will focus on the fundamentals of building a web page. Participants will build a fictional website using resources supplied by the instructor.


Instructor: Danny Sparks 
Course Dates: Feb 10
Time: 1pm to 3pm

Enrollment Limit: 20
Location:  Horace Garrett Center











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