image004Tacoma Community College in Gig Harbor presents Harbor Institute, a program for active, engaged, and non-degree seeking adults who don’t want to stop learning! Harbor Institute is a new lineup of courses designed for the curious, the inquisitive, and the academically inclined – individuals seeking ongoing intellectual challenges! Courses are dynamic and topics are inspired. Instructors are talented, highly qualified experts in their fields of study, motivated to share their knowledge and experiences with people who appreciate and crave further awareness about exciting, interesting, and relevant subjects. Participants will continue to learn in an environment that supports face-to-face interaction with instructors and peers, about diverse topics in humanities, science, technology, social science, and public interest – without tests, term papers, or grades!

Humanities in the Harbor Community Lecture Series
Harbor History Museum and Tacoma Community College – Gig Harbor campus are partnering to present Humanities in the Harbor, a monthly lecture series to run throughout 2017.

Winter Quarter 2017 Lectures

  • John Jensen: “Bing and Bob in World War II” on January 18th Jenson, former broadcaster and audio historian, presents an in-depth look at the many contributions local boy Bing Crosby and his comedic partner Bob Hope made to entertain our troops and improve morale at home during World War II.
  • Julie Harrison: “A World of Sweets in Washington State” On February 9th Harrison, a writer, food anthropologist, and sweet food enthusiast, presents a special pre-Valentine’s Day exploration of sweet foods across our state.
  • Mitchell Bloom: “Protecting the Jew in Shanghai” on March 15th learn about lives of Jewish refugees in Shanghai in the 1940s, a fascinating exploration of an area of World War II history not frequently discussed.

The Winter Series of Humanities in the Harbor will be held at
Harbor History Museum
4121 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Doors open at 5:30pm and talks begin at 6:00pm. Admission is $5.  Tickets may be purchased online at http://harborhistorymuseum.org/buy-tickets or by calling 253-858-6722; tickets also available at the door. Join the speakers for a reception, including a cash bar and complimentary snacks after each talk. Questions or inquiries may be directed to Alphild Dick, Marketing and Events Coordinator at Harbor History Museum, at alphildd@harborhistorymuseum.org or KC Bitterman, Manager of Continuing Education at Tacoma Community College, at kbitterman@tacomacc.edu

A People at War: The Home Front During WWII

New A look at the events leading to WWII and the sacrifices made by many that aided the war effort. Audio/video clips and recently unclassified correspondence will explore the last year of peace before Pearl Harbor and the events that followed. 3 sessions.


Class #: 6137
Dates: Mar 14 – Mar 28
Week Day(s): TU
Times: 2:00p – 4:00p
Instructor: Jensen
Location: Gig Harbor Campus
Fee: $59

Causes of War

New We hear of “religious wars,” “oil wars,” imperialism and other causes. In this class we will peel the onion back and look at literature for examples of what sparks wars. 4 sessions


Class #: 5739
Dates: Apr 14 – May 5
Week Day(s): FRI
Times: 10:00a-11:30a
Instructor: Paganelli
Location: Gig Harbor Campus
Fee: $59

Britain: Before and After the Romans

New A study of the people of the British Isles from its earliest known inhabitants until the 5th century AD. Examine the culture and religion of the Celtic people as well as the development of Romano-British society. 6 sessions


Class #: 5726
Dates: May 2 – June 6
Week Day(s): TU
Times: 3:00p-4:30p
Instructor: Lowinger
Location: Gig Harbor Campus
Fee: $69

The Pagan Empire: Religions and the Cults of the Roman World

New Examine the key aspects of Roman religion during the 1st to 4th centuries AD. Discussion will include the core beliefs of Roman paganism and the Imperial cult, as well as the integration of Persian,Egyptian and Celtic religious practices by many Romans throughout the empire. 6 sessions.


Class #: 5727
Dates: May 4 – June 8
Week Day(s): TH
Times: 10:00a-11:30a
Instructor: Lowinger
Location: Gig Harbor Campus
Fee: $69

technology and society

New Learn more about the new technology that you read about every day. The class will explore positives and negatives of things like drones, 3-D printing, Big Data, analytics, satellites, energy (including fracking and alternatives like solar), virtual reality, and more. 6 sessions


Class #: 5688
Dates: May 2 – June 6
Week Day(s): TU
Times: 10:00a-12:00p
Instructor: Bloom
Location: Gig Harbor Campus
Fee: $49

writing your memoir

 
Class #: 5687
Dates: May 4 – June 8
Week Day(s): TH
Times: 10:00a-12:00p
Instructor: Bloom
Location: Gig Harbor Campus
Fee: $49

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