A chance for senior residents to enhance their computer skills or learn more about Ruskin's namesake is coming to SouthShore thanks to a new partnership between Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
"I'm so excited to see these two great institutions working together for the well-being of the entire community," said Joseph McAuliffe, academic service administrator for the institute.
The courses meet weekly for two hours, and are taught by current faculty. Registration begins on Aug. 24 by calling (813) 974-2403. All classes will be held at the HCC SouthShore Science building, Room 107.
John Ruskin: Nineteenth Century Advocate for Twenty-First Century Environment: An in-depth study of John Ruskin (1819-1900) whose ideas of art, architecture, economics and sustainability are still applicable to today's environmental concerns. The founding of Ruskin as an intentional community was based on his ideas. Meets Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 10 through Oct. 31. Fee: $30.
Computers and You: An Introduction to Windows 7, Part I: This introductory computer literacy course will focus on the components of the computer and its uses, basic keyboarding skills, and the basics of the Windows 7 operating system. Meets Tuesdays from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Sept. 15 through Oct. 6 or Thursdays from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Sept. 17 through Oct. 8. Fee: $40.
Computers and You: An Introduction to Windows 7, Part II: An introductory computer literacy course focusing on file management (creating, organizing files and folders) and using Windows 7. Students will be introduced to cloud storage and basic Microsoft Office word processing and spreadsheet concepts. Prerequisite: Computers and You, Part I. Meets Tuesdays from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Oct. 13 through Nov. 3 or Thursdays Oct. 15 through Nov. 5 from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Fee: $40.
For more information on HCC SouthShore, call Craig Hardesty at (813) 259-6151, or for more information on OLLI-USF, call Joseph McAuliffe at (813) 974-5166.
Kathy Straub, Times correspondent