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Special Interest Courses -- Fall Semester 2010


Potomac State College of West Virginia University will again be offering various special interest courses for Fall  2010. These courses earn students one credit hour at the flat rate of $95. Please keep checking back as the course schedule evolves.   


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HORT 293J  Stepping Into Grapes and Grains


Learn the fundamentals of fermentation, what grapes and fruits are available, what wine is, and the difference between lagers and ales.  This workshop will explore and develop the basic knowledge and skills the participants need to establish their own home production of wines and beers.  Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Instructors:    Donna Ballard and Tom Sydow


Schedule:      Thursdays, every other week,


Course meets September 16, September 23, October 14, October 28, and November 11.  


Time:              6 to 8:45 PM


Location:        Agriculture Technology Building, Room 105




HTOR 162     Topics in Fine Dining


Practices associated with fine dining are studied.  Topics and activities include the preparation and presentation of gourmet foods, table preparation, and serving procedures.


Instructor:      Chef Thomas Vieli


Schedule:      Thursdays, every other week


Course meets September 30, October 7, October 21, November 11, and November 18.


Time:              6 to 8:45 PM


Location:        Agriculture Technology Building, Room 100



HTOR 293     Power Grilling


Learn the techniques of a grill master by enrolling in "Power Grilling."  Topics will include knowing the difference between grilling and barbequing; preparing various cuts of meat, fish, and vegetables; temperature and time recommendations; sauces and marinades, and a whole lot more.  Chef Thomas Vieli will be directing the new addition to our special interest courses.

Instructor:    Keith Lewis

Schedule:      Thursdays, August 26 to September 23

Time:              6 to 8:45 PM

Location:        Agriculture Technology Building, Room 100  



PE 153           Yoga for Fitness


Recommended for students with previous yoga practice, this section of Yoga for Fitness will help fine tune your practice of basic and more challenging poses.  There will be an emphasis on building a combination of strength, flexibility and balance.  This class will also help increase energy and focus with the introduction of advanced breathing techniques.  The pace of this class will be moderate. 


Instructor:      Elizebeth Lanigan


Schedule:      Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 21 to October 21


Time:              7:30 to 8:45 PM


Location:        Administration Building, Room B11 




PE 293           Pilates


Pilates is a non-impact system of exercise that concentrates on the muscles of the abdomen and spine.  We will strengthen, tighten, and lengthen the muscles while protecting the lower back.  In addition, we will couple fluid movement with the breath, reducing stress and tension.  This course will eliminate stress on the joints, making it safe, versatile, and effective for all ages and fitness levels.


Instructor:      Elizebeth Lanigan


Schedule:      Thursdays, September 23 to December 2


Time:              6 to 7:15 PM


Location:        Administration Building, Room B11 



PE 293           Zumba


Zumba is a fun way to work out.  Zumba blends Latin music and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program.  Routines feature interval training where fast and slow rhythms are combined with resistance training so as to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.  So, ditch the workout and join the party.


Instructor:      Elizebeth Lanigan


Schedule:      Tuesdays, September 21 to November 30


Time:              6 to 7:15 PM


Location:        Administration Building, Room B11


Revised: 09/22/2010