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Center for Extended Studies (CES) Adult & Continuing Education

2015 Course Offerings


September 24 – October 22 (THURSDAYS ONLY)

5:30 – 6:45p.m.

Basic (Mandarin) Chinese:  Class 1:  Introduction

This class will teach the basics of the Mandarin Chinese language, with an emphasis on pronunciation and tones, conversation. Character writing, and more!
Who Should Attend: 
•   Anyone that wants to learn the basics of Chinese, whether for personal enhancement or business and career building purposes.
Duration:   Five class sessions, meeting for 1 hour, 30 mins.
Cost: FREE  No text book required
Instructor:  Fang Li, Visiting professor from Nanjing Forestry University
Registration Deadline:  COB September 22



Oct. 3 – November 14 (Saturdays only)   [class will not meet on Oct. 17th or 31st]
1-3  p.m.
Grant Writing

Grant writing is the practice of completing an  application process for funding provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation, or trust.  This class will provide the theory and practice of grant writing and grant management.  Various grant writing theories and the unique characteristics and functions of various funding institutions, including the skills required to solicit funds, will be explored.  Join us in this action-oriented learning experience during which an actual grant will be written. 
Who Should Attend: 
•   Those new to grant writing
•   Experienced writers who want to strengthen their grant writing skills
•   Anyone interested in grant writing
Duration:   Five class sessions meeting for two hours
Cost: $95  No text book required
Instructor:  Charnetta Gadling-Cole
Registration Deadline:  COB Oct. 1


October 10, 17, & 24 
8 a.m. - 1p.m.
Preparing for the GRE:  Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections
This class will present, review, and practice strategies for successfully  GRE’s writing criteria for the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections of the GRE examination. 
Who Should Attend?
•    Individuals planning to pursue advanced studies
•    Individuals who want to perform successfully on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE.
Duration:  three class sessions meeting on Saturdays for five  hours
Cost:  $85
Instructor:  Kiietti L. Walker-Parker
Registration deadline:  COB  Oct. 8  *Class size is limited.*  BRING A BAG LUNCH AND DRINK!


October 29 – December 3 (THURSDAYS ONLY)
5:30 – 6:45p.m.
Basic (Mandarin) Chinese:  Class 2:  Beyond the Introduction

This class is a continuation of the Introduction class.  More emphasis will be placed on conversation and everyday expressions.
Who Should Attend: 
•   Those that attended the first class
•  Anyone that has a basic understanding Mandarin Chinese
Duration:   Five class sessions, meeting for 1 hour, 30 mins.    *Class will not meet November 26th*
Cost: FREE  No text book required
Instructor:  Visiting professor from Nanjing Forestry University
Registration Deadline:  COB October 27



November 9 & 11
6-8 p.m.
Management Skills for Team Leaders
This workshop is designed to help unit leads develop the critical skills of planning their work, leading their units, and communicating with their team, colleagues, and managers.  The goal of the workshop is to help unit leaders acquire a basic understanding of and develop strategies for leadership, team building, communication, and motivation.  The workshop will also help participants deal with and overcome the many challenges and conflicts they encounter as a supervisor.

Who Should Attend:
•    Department managers, supervisors, and chairs
•    Newly promoted managers, supervisors, and chairs
•    Experiences managers, supervisors, and chairs looking for new insights and perspectives 
Duration:  Two class sessions meeting for two  hours
Cost:   $125  4 PDUs awarded upon completing class.
Instructor:   Sharon Myers
Registration Deadline:  COB  Nov. 5

November 10 & 12
6-9 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:   Two class sessions meeting for three hours
Cost: $55  No text book required.
Instructor:  Kiietti L. Walker-Parker
Registration Deadline:  COB  Nov. 6


(Adult & Continuing Education)

Kris Reed

Program Coordinator

•  256.372.4771


Please note that registration is not complete until payment has been received.