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Are you looking for affordable and fun classes? Southwestern's Community Education & Workforce Development department offers a variety of life-long learning and personal exploration opportunities to enrich your life.

We offer classes at both of our beautiful campuses in Coos Bay and Brookings. All of our Community Education courses are noncredit. Whether you are looking for an art class or need to get your flagger certification card, we’ve got you covered. Our instructors are highly qualified individuals from our very own communities.

Fall term classes start Monday, September 12, 2022.
To register for a class call or email:

Coos: 541-888-7352
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Curry: 541-813-1667
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FACE-TO-FACE COMMUNITY CLASSES

Students participating in a face-to-face community class will be required to comply with the College's COVID-19 safety protocols.

COOS CAMPUS

The Arts

MUP 0125  VOCAL TRAINING WORKSHOP

This workshop is an introductory course for singers, experienced or not, in a group setting designed to teach you how to make your voice more powerful, how to use vocal technique to expand your range and expression, and how to become more confident in vocal performances. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to make the most out of in-person vocal training. Singers will sing to backing tracks and will receive one-on-one coaching as part of this workshop. Understand the physiology of your voice and how to maintain a healthy instrument for life!

Instructor: Keely Whitney

Location: Sunset 2                                                 Cost: $75       MUP 0125 01    Day: Sat 10/01    Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm

MUP 0125 02    Day: Sat 11/05              Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm

MUS 0101 01  BASICS OF PIANO/KEYBOARD

This course is a perfect introduction to piano and music for those who wish to learn to play piano in a group setting. No experience is required as this course starts with basic training and skills. You will gain an understanding of reading music, chords, harmony and rhythms, while exploring the joys of playing music.

Instructor: Keely Whitney

Location: Sunset 2                                                 Cost: $99

Day: Mon, Wed                                    Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

MUP 0106 01  COMMUNITY VOCALS

Join us for a fun musical learning experience intended to develop and enhance your skill, knowledge, and attitude towards vocal music. In this class you will get instruction on honing your vocal music skills and learn to harmonize with others and perform musical styles and genres written for the concert choir ensemble. This course highlights lifetime vocal health and maintenance with a current industry standard vocal warm-up and regimen.  You will learn and perform modern choral works, classic well-known songs and contemporary material with a focus on the upbeat and energizing works. This class is open to everyone of all ages  with a passion for creating fun and entertaining songs through voice and rhythm.  Instructor: Keely Whitney

Location: Sunset 2                                                 Cost: $99

Day: Mon, Wed                                    Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

ART 0137 01  YARN SPINNING

Natural Fiber Art - Beginning Yarn Spinning is a class where students will be instructed in the benefits of natural fibers (wool and mohair) and processing the natural fibers from raw fleece to yarn. The focus of the class will be fiber preparation prior to spinning and then spinning yarn with a drop spindle.  Information on how to finish hand-spun yarn for use in crochet or knitting projects will also be covered. You will be provided materials and equipment that will enable creation of single (non-plied) yarn.  This class is foundational and necessary if you wish to progress to a future advanced spinning course.        Instructor: Kristi Kistner

Location: Eden 7                                                   Cost: $95

Day: Sat 10/22 & 10/29                       Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

ART 0144 01  YARN DYEING

Natural Fiber Art - Yarn Dyeing is a class where you will be instructed in the benefits of natural fibers (wool and mohair) and processing the natural fibers from raw fleece into yarn. The focus of the class will be hand-dyeing hand-spun yarn. Information on how to finish the dyed yarn for use in crochet or knitting projects will also be covered. You will be provided materials and equipment to enable dyeing four skeins of hand-spun yarn.

Instructor: Kristi Kistner

Location: Eden 7                                                   Cost: $99

Day: Sat 9/24                                       Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

ART 0130 01  NATURAL FIBER CROCHETED BEANIE OR SLIPPERS

Natural Fiber Crocheted Beanie is a class where you will be instructed in the benefits of natural fibers (wool and mohair), how to crochet and finish a beanie, and how to care for their finished fiber art after use. You will be provided materials and equipment that will enable creation of one Crocheted Beanie. The goal of the course is for each of you to complete your beanie within the timeframe of the class and to know how to make additional beanies from finished yarn outside of class. This class is a foundational course and a must if you wish to attend more advanced crochet fiber art in the future. An overview of processing the natural fibers from raw fleece to yarn will also be provided.

Instructor: Kristi Kistner

Location: Eden 7                                                   Cost: $85

Day: Sat 9/17 & 9/24                           Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

ART 0257 01  CERAMICS BASICS

Explore in a studio setting the art of working in clay. In this course, students are guided to develop skills with hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Perfect for beginning and intermediate potters.     Instructor: Annie Pollard

Location: Eden 5                                                  Cost: $129

Day: Tue                                             Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

ART 0620 01  KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS

Make simple knitting projects while learning the basics. Students will be taught stitches like knit and purl, stockinette, garter and ribbing, and how to read patterns, correct simple mistakes and perform finishing work. Instructor: Oksana Holt

Location: Newmark 207                                          Cost: $69

Day: Wed                                            Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Special Interest

WR 0110 02  SHORT STORY WRITING

Curious about rewriting a fairy tale that lives and occurs in a present, real-world setting? In this course you will learn the basics of short story writing through reimagining your favorite fairy tale. You are introduced to the theory, techniques, and practice of fiction, short story writing to the beginning student. Part of the term is spent reading and analyzing published work in terms of such writing techniques as characterization, scenes, dialogue, thematic content, and structure. Writing exercises, both to take home and to do in the classroom, complement these discussions. In a positive and encouraging group workshop, you will discuss your classmates’ writing and how to apply your analysis to your story.          Instructor: Jerri Benson

Location: Stensland 202                                         Cost: $85

Day: Tue                                             Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

CE 0505  PERFUMERY

Do you have a collection of essential oils but need inspiration on ways to use them? Discover the art and practice of perfumery! Learn the history of the perfume industry and development of the natural perfume niche. Topics include fragrance families and the structure of natural perfume compositions. Explore techniques and exercises to train your nose like a perfumer. Create a custom blend, a bespoke signature scent to bring home and enjoy.     Instructor: Abigail Houston

Location: Newmark 207                                          Cost: $40

CE 0505 01    Day: Sat 9/24               Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

CE 0505 02    Day: Sat 10/22             Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

BOT 0221 01  FUNGAL ECOLOGY

From the forest to the classroom, you will learn to identify common mushrooms in Western Oregon. The main objective is to provide you with a broad overview of this kingdom of organisms. You will be part of robust classroom discussions to learn about fungal diversity, the role of fungi in decomposition, and other roles in the forest and across bioregions. Participate in field trips to learn to identify, harvest, and prepare wild mushrooms, followed with lab identification techniques and an opportunity to taste the culinary value of our region’s wild mushrooms.

Instructor: Maria Farinacci in partnership with Myrtle Glen Farm      Location: Umpqua 109      Cost: $219

Day: Lecture (5) every other Thur 9/22-11/17

                                                          Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Day: Fieldtrip (4) every other Sat 9/24-11/05

                                                        Time: 10:30am-4:00pm

IND 0905  MARINE SAFETY

This is an Oregon State Marine Board approved course that will provide the instruction (with prior study) to pass the Oregon Boater Education Card test. The Oregon Boater Education Card is required by Oregon law to operate a motor boat over 10 HP. Additional provisions apply to youth ages 12-15 and Personal Water Craft. The card is valid for life. The course is a safety course on basic boating skills and knowledge to allow safe boating recreation in Oregon waters. The course will cover operating a boat, legal requirements, boating emergencies, and safe recreation practices. Pre-registration is required and is completed by calling 541-267-6152.

Instructor: George Tinker                                        Cost: $15

Location: Columbia Pacific Maritime, 2140 Newmark Ave.

Day: TBA                                           Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

Languages

ASL 0501 01  SIGNED ENGLISH

Signed English is a version of sign language that is a combination of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, modified ASL signs, and/or unique English signs. Signs are learned with the intention of communicating in English using English grammar.

Instructor: Kandy Bergquist

Location: Tioga 105                                               Cost: $85

Day: Thur                                            Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Cooking

CRT 0143 01  TAMALES!

If you are ready to learn how to make the most delicious and authentic tamales then you will want to attend this class. You will learn all the tips and tricks to making your own tamales from scratch and steaming them to perfection. Various options for stuffing will be reviewed from meat to vegetarian. You are going to leave being confident that you will be able to recreate them at home time and time again.

Instructor: Randy Torres

Location: OCCI 121                                               Cost: $89

Day: Sat 9/24                                     Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Cooking

CRT 0162 01  FANTASTIC FISH

In the Pacific Northwest we are surrounded by an abundance of fresh locally caught fish. In this class you’ll learn about various fish types, how to fillet and prepare a fantastic fish dish. You will learn more about what to look for in buying fresh fish. This class is a hands-on experience and under our expert supervision you will gain confidence in preparing and cooking fish. With your new-found skills you can recreate the recipes at home to impress your family and friends.      Instructor: Randy Torres

Location: OCCI 121                                               Cost: $89

Day: Sat 10/22                                   Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

CRT 0185 01  PERFECT PASTA

What’s better than eating pasta made from scratch? In this hands-on class you will gain the skills needed to whip up a fresh batch of pasta. Learn how to prepare the dough, roll out the noodles, and cook them to perfection. The Chef will provide instruction on a variety of common pastas that you be able to achieve both in the class and later in your home.

Instructor: Chris Foltz

Location: OCCI 121                                               Cost: $89

Day: Sat 11/5                                     Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

*As a safety precaution all students attending cooking classes must wear pants and closed-toe shoes. Menu items are subject to change based on availability, costs, and shipping times. Due to this we are unable to provide information on specific dishes that will be created prior to the day of class.

Fitness

PE 0507 01  YOGA FOR HEALTH – BEGINNER

Restorative, therapeutic yoga practice safe and comfortable. Improve posture, balance, strength, flexibility and stress reduction while calming and quieting the mind. Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Hatha yoga styles are practiced with props for comfort and safety. Yoga mats, yoga blocks, yoga straps, and foam rollers will not be provided. Patrons may bring their own for use.

Instructor: Linda Laverty

Location: Rec Center Room 121                              Cost: $75

Day: Mon                                            Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

PE 0506 01  YOGA FOR HEALTH – INTERMEDIATE

A more challenging Yoga practice with benefits of restorative and therapeutic results for improved posture, balance, strength, flexibility and stress reduction, while calming and quieting the mind. Yoga mats, yoga blocks, yoga straps, and foam rollers will not be provided. Patrons may bring their own for use.

Instructor: Linda Laverty

Location: Rec Center 121                                       Cost: $75

Day: Wed                                            Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

HE 0201  MEDITATION

Mindfulness, the awareness of the present moment, is directly applicable to everyday life. This course in mindfulness meditation will be an opportunity to build or sustain a gentle, accessible, relaxing, and lifelong personal practice suitable for all ages. The philosophy and various techniques of meditation will be discussed and practiced in this course including mindfulness of breath, body, emotions, and thoughts as well as various concentration techniques. This course will guide you in the basic practices of meditation to support you in retuning your awareness back to the present moment and to help you find genuine peace and freedom in the here and now.                                                          Instructor: Kelli Bosak

Location: Rec Center Room 131                              Cost: $40

HE 0201 01    Day: Mon 9/12-10/3          Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm

HE 0201 02    Day: Mon 10/17-11/7        Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm

HE 0201 03    Day: Sat 10/22-11/12       Time: 9:00am-10:15am

PE 0509 01  Zumba®

Zumba® Fitness is a global brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an addictive dance-fitness class. Zumba® utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total body toning. It’s a way of mixing body sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps. Inspired by Latin dance and music, Zumba® uses a variety of Latin styles in its routines, including cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, as well as American styles like swing and hip hop. Music selections include both fast and slow rhythms to help tone and sculpt the body.

Instructor: Tina Creamer

Location: Rec Center 131                                       Cost: $95

Days: Tue, Thur                                   Time: 5:15pm-6:05pm

PE 0526 01  WEIGHT TRAINING

Find your motivation to get in shape and build strength! This course offers instruction on the fundamentals of weight training including skills, strategies, fitness goals, and health.

Instructor: Tobias Robinson

Location: 1090 Oregon Ave, Bandon                        Cost: $99

Days: Mon, Wed                               Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

PE 0524 01  PLYOMETRICS

Plyometrics is an intense workout designed to improve quickness, power, agility, strength and jumping ability. You will perform a variety of strenuous exercises including jumping, hopping, rebounding and basic calisthenics. Working against resistance and obstacles to improve athletic performance will elevate your fitness regimen to a new level.

Instructor: Tobias Robinson

Location: 1090 Oregon Ave, Bandon                         Cost: $99

Days: Tue, Thur                                   Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

PE 0517 01  JUDO

This course is designed to guide students through basic skill development in the fundamentals all the way through the advanced skills and techniques of Judo. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of Judo and the benefits towards implementing it as an ideal form of physical exercise, character building and a reliable system of self-defense.

Instructor: Clayton Willett

Location: Prosper Hall Mat Room 3                          Cost: $75

Days: Tue, Thur                                   Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

PE 0518 01  KARATE

This course is designed to introduce students to basic skill development in the fundamentals all the way through the advanced skills and techniques of Karate. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of Karate and the benefits towards implementing it as an ideal form of physical exercise, character building and a reliable system of self-defense.

Instructor: Clayton Willett

Location: Prosper Hall Mat Room 3                           Cost: $75

Days: Mon, Wed                                   Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

PE 0503 02  PILATES® EXERCISE

Pilates® is a body-conditioning routine that helps build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core, as well as improving coordination and balance.

Instructor: Melissa Loudenbeck

Location: Rec Ctr 121                                           Cost: $105

Days: Tue, Thur                                Time: 12:00pm-12:50pm

PE 0535 01  DANCE FITNESS

Dance Fitness fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an addictive dance-fitness class. The course utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total body toning. It is a way of mixing body sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps. Inspired by fun and upbeat dance music, using a variety of dance styles in the routines.  Instructor: Melissa Loudenbeck

Location: Rec Ctr 121                                           Cost: $105

Days: Mon, Wed                               Time: 12:00pm-12:50pm

PE 0234 01  INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE

Tour the world one dance step at a time in this beginner-level class for people 12 years of age and older. Dancers will learn dances from Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey, Portugal, and various other countries. At each session, the instructor will teach one or two new dances, review previously learned dances, and include time for requests. Information about the role that each dance plays in its culture will be presented. The suggested dress is cool, comfortable clothing.         Instructor: Stacy Rose

Location: Rec Center 131                                       Cost: $69

Day: Thur                                            Time: 7:00pm-8:45pm

Additional time from 6:30pm-7:00pm for advanced dancers

PE 0505 01  TURBO KICK

Turbo Kick is a combination of intense kickboxing moves, as well as a unique blend of intense interval strength and endurance training all perfectly choreographed to high energy and motivating music. It’s the ultimate cardiovascular challenge that is perfect for the high-level athlete and the exercise novice. Turbo Kick requires no previous kickboxing experience or equipment.  It’s high intensity, fast-paced, and totally addicting!

Instructor: Melissa Loudenbeck

Location: Rec Ctr 121                                           Cost: $105

Days: Mon, Wed                                   Time: 5:30pm-6:20pm

PE 0513 01  Insanity® Workout

This program uses MAX Interval Training®, which alternates periods of moderate intense exercise with maximum-intensity and smaller intervals of intensity with smaller periods of rest. This workout is not a dance-based program. Insanity® employs resistance training to achieve faster body composition changes and sculpt your muscles.                                             Instructor: Melissa Loudenbeck

Location: Rec Center 121                                      Cost: $105

Days: Tue, Thur                                   Time: 5:30pm-6:20pm

PE 0522  FITNESS FOR RECOVERY

Fitness for Recovery provides a sober active community to individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder and who choose a sober life. This is about rising up together to meet the challenges of recovery and living life to its full potential. Using a peer support model, members heal and rebuild their lives. For more information, please contact Jennifer Stephens at 541-404-6438.

 

CURRY CAMPUS

Special Interest

SPAN 0521 01  CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

Learn Spanish through conversation and language fundamentals. If you would like to learn Spanish by discussing topics that interest you as well learning about Spanish culture and you want to stay motivated by sharing your learning experience with others, this course is for you. No previous experience required and friendly to all ages.                                                  Instructor: Mercedes Zabala

Location: Curry Campus 137 A/B                           Cost: $125

Day: Wed                                            Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

WR 0105 01  CREATIVE WRITING & STORY WORLDS

This course introduces the theory, techniques, and practice of fiction writing to the beginning student. It emphasizes the short story. Part of the term is spent reading and analyzing published work in terms of such writing techniques as characterization, scenes, dialogue, thematic content, and structure. Writing exercises complement these discussions, and are critiqued.

Instructor: Laec Christensen

Location: Curry Campus 118                                 Cost: $109

Day: Fri                                               Time: 3:00pm-4:55pm

Fitness

PE 0550 01  SEATED YOGA FOR HEALTH

Yoga practice with benefits of restorative and therapeutic results for improved posture, balance, strength, flexibility and stress reduction, while calming and quieting the mind. Yoga mats, yoga blocks, yoga straps, and foam rollers will not be provided. Please bring your own.

Instructor: Glencora Powers

Location: Curry Campus 138A/B

Cost: $83

Day: Mon, Wed                                Time: 11:00am-11:50am

PE 0502 01  BETTER BONES AND BALANCE®

Better Bones and Balance® is an exercise program that was developed and tested by researchers at Oregon State University.  This program targets strength and balance through key exercises shown to reduce the risk for falls and fractures, and is suitable for ambulatory individuals who are at beginner and intermediate exercise levels.                                                            Instructor: Lisa Reed

Location: Langlois Lions Club                                   Cost: $89

Day: Mon, Wed                                Time: 10:00am-11:30pm

PE 0506 02  YOGA FOR HEALTH

Yoga practice with benefits of restorative and therapeutic results for improved posture, balance, strength, flexibility and stress reduction, while calming and quieting the mind. Yoga mats, yoga blocks, yoga straps, and foam rollers will not be provided. Please bring your own.         Instructor: Glencora Powers

Location: Curry Campus 138A/B                              Cost: $63

Day: Mon, Wed                                    Time: 8:30am-9:50am

PE 0503 01  PILATES

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core, as well as improving coordination and balance. Pilates lengthens and improves muscle tone, balance, and supports correct posture all without creating bulk. Pilates is also helpful in preventing and rehabilitating from injuries, improving posture, and increasing flexibility, circulation, and balance. Yoga mats, yoga blocks, yoga straps, and foam rollers will not be provided. Patrons may bring their own for use.         Instructor: Glencora Powers

Location: Curry Campus 138A/B                              Cost: $63

Day: Mon, Wed                                Time: 10:00am-10:50am

PE 0570 01  LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS

This class uses easy to follow dance steps and rhythmic movements that are choreographed to upbeat music. This is a fun way to get you moving while improving your cardiovascular system, muscle strength, flexibility, and balance, while boosting your overall fitness level. This is a great class for active seniors no matter your level of fitness. Bring a mat for the floor exercises. Instructor: Mary Whitaker

Location: Curry Campus 138A/B                              Cost: $63

Day: Tue, Thur                                        Time: 8:30am-9:45am

PE 0504 01  TAI CHI

This course in Tai Chi is a gentle, relaxed, non-sweat, personal exercise (translated as the “Grand Ultimate”) for any age.  The ‘Yang Form’ will be taught along with ‘Chi Gwa’ (circulating breath) and ‘Silk Cocoon Chen’ (fine intertwining energy). This course is noncompetitive and will start with the basics, and then individuals will progress at their own rate.

Instructor: Deane McConnell

Location: Curry Campus 137A/B                              Cost: $63

Day: Tues                                        Time: 10:00am-11:30am

ONLINE COMMUNITY CLASSES

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Fitness

PE 0233 01  PHYSICAL CONDITIONING

Get motivated, improve your endurance, and get in shape! Designed for mature adults who need to modify a fitness program according to their current level of conditioning. Work on strengthening and flexibility. Instructor: Tobias Robinson

Location: Live Online Zoom                                     Cost: $99

Days: Tue, Thur                                  Time: 9:45am-10:45am

Special Interest

WR 0100 01  WRITING YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Who better to tell your story than YOU?  Come and learn how to put together all of your stories into a book.  Your autobiography is sure to be something cherished.  This course will introduce you to the techniques of writing an autobiography.  Instruction will include method, style, and organization.  You will collaborate with your classmates and the instructor in class in order to develop writing techniques.      Instructor: Sally Harrold

Location: Live Online Zoom                                   Cost: $105

Day: Monday                                       Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm

 

ENG 0115 01  Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte

Within this course, you will get the opportunity to read works such as Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Through close-reading exercises and discussions, you will learn the importance of genre, major themes, historical events (fiction and non-fiction) and gender roles. You will get to know both authors on a deeper level and develop a better understanding of the importance of their works as well as their roles as female authors. You will compare and contrast each author as well as their works to increase your understanding regarding the subtle changes in female and male gender roles throughout different paradigms. Books and movies are not included in the cost of the class.

Instructor: Tyana Brown

Location: Online-On Demand                                  Cost: $99

ENG 0120 01  Phantom of the Opera

Review and study The Phantom of the Opera! Learn the importance of stage performance techniques and receive the opportunity to explore genre and gothic themes, the language used within the play, and the overall representation. This course will provide you with a deeper understanding regarding the significance of The Phantom of the Opera as well as the techniques that were employed to such an amazing piece of art. Through writing exercises, thought provoking discussion prompts and viewing the musical, you will walk away with a better understanding of the story as well as an appreciation for the musical arts.   Instructor: Tyana Brown

Location: Online-On Demand                                  Cost: $99

ENG 0125 01  Harry Potter

Read and watch J.K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter series* while developing a better understanding of the story. Through close-reading exercises, discussions and educational projects, you will be able to employ what you have learned as well as gain a deeper understanding of the story that is Harry Potter. Developing a better understanding of major writing elements will promote thought-provoking responses/ideas regarding the story. Inference will also be applied as you will learn how to make inferences from certain events, themes, genres to develop a better sense of the storyline. *Books and movies are not included in the cost of the class.     Instructor: Tyana Brown

Location: Online-On Demand                                  Cost: $99

WR 0110 01  Short Story Writing

Learn the basics of short story writing. Explore and examine major themes and genres (such as comedy, romance, tragedy and history) as well as writing techniques and format. Through discussion posts and writing exercises, you will learn about plot structure as well as chapter format and character development. In this course you will take part in discussions to increase your understanding and awareness of the major elements in short story writing.       Instructor: Tyana Brown

Location: Online-On Demand                                  Cost: $99

ENG 0110 01  INTRODUCTION TO POETRY

This course introduces students to the basics of poetry writing. Explore and examine classic poets such as Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth and John Milton through discussion posts, close-reading exercises and practice exercises. Get to know the major components of poetry, understand structure and learn how to identify stanza and rhyme formats. This course is designed to engage students in riveting and educational discussion to increase their understanding of the major elements present in poetry as they create their own works. Optional bi-weekly Zoom sessions included.  Instructor: Tyana Brown

Location: Online-On Demand                                  Cost: $99

ENG 0105 01  SHAKESPEARE

This course introduces students to the plays of William Shakespeare. Explore major themes and genres (such as comedy, romance, tragedy and history) present within his plays through discussion posts and close-reading exercises. Students will get to know main characters, understand plot structure and learn how to interpret his plays. This course is designed to engage students in riveting and educational discussion to increase their understanding and awareness of the major elements present in Shakespeare’s work. Optional bi-weekly Zoom sessions included.    Instructor: Tyana Brown

Location: Online-On Demand                                  Cost: $99

ENG 0130 01  SHAKESPEARE PLAYWRITING

Students will have the opportunity to write and develop a well-thought and functional play as well as study Shakespeare as a playwright. Through close-reading exercises, discussion prompts and educational projects, students will be able to employ what they have learned and gain a deeper understanding of Shakespeare and playwriting. Developing a better understanding of Shakespeare will promote thought provoking responses/ideas regarding the process of play-writing. Optional bi-weekly Zoom sessions included.                             Instructor: Tyana Brown

Location: Online-On Demand                                  Cost: $99

ENG 0140 01  GENDER ROLES IN VAMPIRE/GOTHIC LITERATURE

Write and develop well-thought and functional responses as you study gender roles and gothic-ism associated with the fantasy genre. Through close-reading exercises, discussion prompts and educational projects, students will employ what they have learned as well as gain a deeper understanding of the creation of gender roles and gothic themes. Developing a better understanding of such will promote thought-provoking responses/ideas regarding the issues surrounding said gender roles in fantastical literature. Optional bi-weekly Zoom sessions included. Instructor: Tyana Brown

Location: Online-On Demand                                  Cost: $99

ENG 0135 01  HISTORY OF THE TITANIC

Watch the many productions of the Titanic as well as educational documentaries, and study the history of the most famous and heart-breaking shipwreck tragedy in history. Through close-reading exercises, discussion prompts and educational projects, students will employ what they have learned as well as gain a deeper understanding of the tragedy that is the Titanic. Developing a better understanding of major historical events will promote thought provoking responses/ideas regarding the story.  Optional bi-weekly Zoom sessions included.

Instructor: Tyana Brown

Location: Online-On Demand                                  Cost: $99

ENG 0145 01  DISNEY VILLAINS VS. HEROES

Students will have the opportunity to not only watch many Disney classics, but read/study the protagonists as well as the antagonists within each story. Through close-reading exercises, discussion prompts and educational projects, students will be able to employ what they have learned as well as gain a better/deeper understanding of gender roles, major themes, and character development throughout each story/film. Developing a better understanding of such will promote thought-provoking responses/ideas regarding the portrayal of Disney characters--both villains and heroes. Optional bi-weekly Zoom sessions included.

Instructor: Tyana Brown

Location: Online-On Demand                                  Cost: $99


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