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Center for Extended Studies (CES) Adult & Continuing Education

2015 Course Offerings


JUNE

June 20
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Introduction to Creative Writing – Let’s Write!

This class serves as an exploration of the creative writing process, including idea generation, creation, and development of drafts.  Participants will look at the elements of style, form and other poets and writers to enhance creativity, knowledge, and confidence in their own writing skills.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own writing samples of poems or fiction!

Who Should Attend: Ages 12-99 
Duration:  One class session, meeting for three hours
Cost:  $25
Instructor:  Kiietti L. Walker-Parker
Registration deadline: COB June 18   *Class size is limited.*

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June 29
1-3 p.m.
Avoid Brain Drain Series:  Fantastic Fractions!

This class will provide a refresher on fractions for students in grades 3-5.  Join Mr. Ray as he explores the wonderful world of fractions!  Students will add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions while learn fun ways and strategies to solve problems.  Avoid summer “brain drain” and register today!

Who Should Attend: Students in grades 3-5
Duration:  One class session, meeting for two hours
Cost:  $25
Instructor:  Demeacus Ray
Registration deadline: noon, June 25   *Class size is limited.*

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June 30
9-11 a.m.
Avoid Brain Drain Series:  Mastering Multiplication

This class will provide a refresher on multiplication for students in grades 3-5.  Join Mr. Ray as he explores the dynamic world of multiplication!  Students will review multiplication concepts while learning fun ways and strategies to solve problems.  Avoid summer “brain drain” and register today!

Who Should Attend: Students in grades 3-5
Duration:  One class session, meeting for two hours
Cost:  $25
Instructor:  Demeacus Ray
Registration deadline: noon, June 29    *Class size is limited.*

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June 30
1-3 p.m.
Avoid Brain Drain Series:  Dissecting Division

This class will provide a refresher on division for students in grades 3-5.  Join Mr. Ray as he explores the daring world of division!  Students will review division concepts while learning fun ways and strategies to solve problems.  Avoid summer “brain drain” and register today!

Who Should Attend: Students in grades 3-5
Duration:  One class session, meeting for two hours
Cost:  $25
Instructor:  Demeacus Ray
Registration deadline: noon, June 29   *Class size is limited.*



JULY

July 7 & 8
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Communication Skills:  Writing and Speaking for Success

This class will guide participants in developing confidence in various writing and speaking situations.  Participants will learn how to effectively get a message across to an intended audience, while using technology to enhance the presentation.

Who Should Attend:
•    College students
•    Community members 
Duration:  Two class sessions, meeting for three hours each
Cost:  $45
Instructor:  Alfreda Handy-Sullivan
Registration deadline: noon, July 6   *Class size is limited.*

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July 9 or July 28
11am – 1pm
High School Enrichment:  Getting Ready for Geometry

This class will review and introduce fundamental concepts and skills required for success in high school Geometry.  Topics include:  calculating the distance and midpoint on line segments; the Pythagorean Theorem, and more.

Who Should Attend:
•    Middle school students
•    High school students
Duration:  One class session, meeting for two hours
Cost:  $40
Instructor:  Arthur Morris
Registration deadline: July 7   *Class size is limited.*


1-3 pm
Getting Ready for Algebra I
This class will review and introduce fundamental concepts and skills required for success in Algebra I.  Topics include:  graphing linear equations and inequalities and factoring polynomials.

Who Should Attend:
•    Middle school students
•    High school students
Duration:  One class session, meeting for two hours
Cost:  $40
Instructor:  Arthur Morris
Registration deadline: July 7   *Class size is limited.*

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July 14 – 30 (Tuesdays and Thursdays only)
6 -9 p.m.
Preparing for the GRE:  Analytical Writing – Argument and Issue Essays
This 18-hr. class will present, review, and practice strategies for successfully  GRE’s writing criteria for the argument and issue essays. 
Who Should Attend?
•    Individuals planning to pursue advanced studies
•    Individuals who want to perform successfully on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE.
Duration:  Six class sessions meeting twice a week for three hours
Cost:  $125
Instructor:  Kiietti L. Walker-Parker
Registration deadline:  COB  July 9  *Class size is limited.*

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July 15 & 16
2-5 p.m.
Getting Ready for College Writing
This  class will present and review the basic writing and critical thinking skills need to perform well in Composition I 
Who Should Attend?
•    Incoming college freshmen
Duration:  Two class sessions meeting for three hours
Cost:  $45
Instructor:  Lee Harris
Registration deadline:  COB  July 13 

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July 15, 22, 29
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
APA Style Writing class

This APA Style Writing class will present the basics of APA Style writing.   Guidelines to format reports, essays, and research documents, according to the standards set by the American Psychological Association (APA), will be presented, in addition to learning techniques for setting proper margins and spacing, headers and title pages, and how to cite and list research sources correctly both in the text of the document and on the reference page.   This class will also present answers to frequently asked questions about this style and address frequent errors made by writers who use APA to write research papers.
Who Should Attend: 
•   Undergraduate and graduate students that require reports and documents written in APA format
Duration:   three class sessions meeting for three hours
Cost: $75  No text book required.
Instructor:  Kiietti L. Walker-Parker
Registration Deadline:  COB  July 13


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July 18 & 25
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Introduction to Creative Writing – Let’s Write!

This class serves as an exploration of the creative writing process, including idea generation, creation, and development of drafts.  Participants will look at the elements of style, form and other poets and writers to enhance creativity, knowledge, and confidence in their own writing skills.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own writing samples of poems or fiction!

Who Should Attend: Ages 12-99 
Duration:  One class session, meeting for three hours
Cost:  $25
Instructor:  Kiietti L. Walker-Parker
Registration deadline: COB June 18   *Class size is limited.*


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July 20
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Test-taking and Study Strategies
This four hour class will provide/review test-taking and study strategies, note-taking techniques, eliminating testing anxiety, and more.
Who Should Attend:
•    Middle School 6th-8th graders
•    High School 9th-12th graders
•    College Students
Duration: One day meeting for four hours  *BRING A BAG LUNCH*
Cost: $40 (class materials included)
Instructor:  Angela Williams
Registration Deadline:   COB June 19






CENTER for
EXTENDED STUDIES

(Adult & Continuing Education)


Kris Reed

Program Coordinator

•  256.372.4771

Kris.Reed@aamu.edu



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