School of Professional and Continuing Studies

 

Below is a listing of all credit and noncredit courses periodically offered through the School of Professional & Continuing Studies. Please search the Catalog for current offerings.

College of Arts & Sciences

Credit Courses

The Olympic Games: Ideals & Reality

ANTHRO 1052 10020 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 Online Heather Reid Online Spring 2013 credit fees

What would the ancient Greeks think of the modern Olympic Games? In this course, we examine whether the Olympic Games are living up to their ancient Greek ideals. We begin studying the history and philosophy of the ancient Olympic festival in an effort to understand the personal, educational, and political nature of the Olympic ideal. Next we examine the historical and contemporary reality of the modern Games from the perspective of athletes, spectators, and society at large. Based on these accounts, we critically evaluate the Games' success and failure with respect to their ideals. Finally, we develop constructive solutions to the problems we identify, suggesting practical ways to revise the Olympic ideals and/or improve Olympic reality.

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Greek Hist & Cult; Focus on Byzantine Hist, Art, Culture

ANTHRO 2117 14611 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 3:15-5:30pm Incarnate Word Academy, 2788 Normandy Drive,  Room 406 Theatre Building, Bel-Nor, MO 63121 Rip Kastaris Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

This class provides a creative, hand-on experience of Greek history and culture through an exploration of Classical and Byzantine art and architecture.  Students will learn to identify concepts that are the foundation of Western Civilization.  Why do the Olympic Games continue to capture the imagination of millions?  Why are the structures on the Acropolis used as an influence for our great public buildings in the nations' capital and all over America?  Why has the symbolic power of Byzantine icons influenced the creation of so many modern sanctuaries and works of contemporary art?  Students will have an opportunity to identify the values defined by the ancients that still ring true for us today.  They will explore the power of images to guide and teach citizens within society.  At the end of the class, they will be able to identify the steps along the path of the hero's journey in Mythology and develop an understanding of guideposts that are common to ancient stories and their own lives.

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Greek Hist & Cult; Focus on Byzantine Hist, Art, Culture

HIST 2117 14612 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 3:15-5:30pm Incarnate Word Academy, 2788 Normandy Drive,  Room 406 Theatre Building, Bel-Nor, MO 63121 Rip Kastaris Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

This class provides a creative, hand-on experience of Greek history and culture through an exploration of Classical and Byzantine art and architecture.  Students will learn to identify concepts that are the foundation of Western Civilization.  Why do the Olympic Games continue to capture the imagination of millions?  Why are the structures on the Acropolis used as an influence for our great public buildings in the nations' capital and all over America?  Why has the symbolic power of Byzantine icons influenced the creation of so many modern sanctuaries and works of contemporary art?  Students will have an opportunity to identify the values defined by the ancients that still ring true for us today.  They will explore the power of images to guide and teach citizens within society.  At the end of the class, they will be able to identify the steps along the path of the hero's journey in Mythology and develop an understanding of guideposts that are common to ancient stories and their own lives.

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Greek Hist & Cult; Focus on Byzantine Hist, Art, Culture

GRK MOD 2150 14613 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 3:15-5:30pm Incarnate Word Academy, 2788 Normandy Drive,  Room 406 Theatre Building, Bel-Nor, MO 63121 Rip Kastaris Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

This class provides a creative, hand-on experience of Greek history and culture through an exploration of Classical and Byzantine art and architecture.  Students will learn to identify concepts that are the foundation of Western Civilization.  Why do the Olympic Games continue to capture the imagination of millions?  Why are the structures on the Acropolis used as an influence for our great public buildings in the nations' capital and all over America?  Why has the symbolic power of Byzantine icons influenced the creation of so many modern sanctuaries and works of contemporary art?  Students will have an opportunity to identify the values defined by the ancients that still ring true for us today.  They will explore the power of images to guide and teach citizens within society.  At the end of the class, they will be able to identify the steps along the path of the hero's journey in Mythology and develop an understanding of guideposts that are common to ancient stories and their own lives.

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Symbols in American Indian Culture

ANTHRO 2121 14389 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 3:30-5:00pm UMSL 205 Clark Hall Scott Schaffnit Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

This class will look at the role of symbols in American Indian cultures in the United States and Canada, in both prehistoric and historic times. It will look at how they have used symbols to communicate, record their history, express themselves artistically, and define a tribal identity. Satisfies Cultural Diversity Requirement.

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Archaeology of Missouri

ANTHRO 2131 14388 (314) 516-5994 January 28-May 15, 2013 3:30-5:00pm UMSL 305 Clark Hall Monte Abbott Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

An introduction to the prehistoric American Indian cultures of Missouri and adjacent areas from 20,000 years ago to the coming of the Europeans.  Examines the development of prehistoric cultures in Missouri from small bands of hunters and gatherers to moundbuilding, agricultural socieites and discusses the decline of indigenous cultures as they came into contact with European civilization.  Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement.

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Special Topics: Women in the Islamic Tradition

ANTHRO 2191 13370 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 Online Laura El Hage Chehade Al-Albani Online Spring 2013 credit fees

This course focuses on a specific non-western culture, or geographically related groups of cultures.  Ethnographic and/or archaeological cultures are chosen and their ecological economic, social, religous, cosmological, political, ethnic, linguistic and other cultural domains are examined.  Students are exposed to basic concepts and knowledge for understanding diverse cultures in their historical and/or contemporary contexts of development and relationship.  Topics will vary. Satisfies Cultural Diversity Requirement.

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Special Topics: Women in the Islamic Tradition

GS 2150 14346 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 Online Laura El Hage Chehade Al-Albani Online Spring 2013 credit fees

This course focuses on a specific non-western culture, or geographically related groups of cultures. Ethnographic and/or archaeological cultures are chosen and their ecological economic, social, religous, cosmological, political, ethnic, linguistic and other cultural domains are examined. Students are exposed to basic concepts and knowledge for understanding diverse cultures in their historical and/or contemporary contexts of development and relationship. Topics will vary. Satisfies Cultural Diversity Requirement.

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Special Topics: Anime Nation

ANTHRO 2191 14399 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 Online Christopher Born Online Spring 2013 credit fees

This course focuses on a specific non-Western culture, or geographically related groups of cultures. Ethnographic and/or archaeological cultures are chosen and their ecological economic, social, religious, cosmological, political, ethnic, linguistic, and other cultural domains are examined. Students are exposed to basic concepts and knowledge for understanding diverse cultures in their historical and/or contemporary contexts of development and relationship. Topics will vary. Satisfies Cultural Diversity Requirement. Anime Nation: Pop culture in Japan.

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Special Topics: Anime Nation

JAPAN 1011 13079 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 Online Christopher Born Online Spring 2013 credit fees

This course focuses on a specific non-Western culture, or geographically related groups of cultures. Ethnographic and/or archaeological cultures are chosen and their ecological economic, social, religious, cosmological, political, ethnic, linguistic, and other cultural domains are examined. Students are exposed to basic concepts and knowledge for understanding diverse cultures in their historical and/or contemporary contexts of development and relationship. Topics will vary. Satisfies Cultural Diversity Requirement. Anime Nation: Pop culture in Japan.

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Special Topics: Advanced Topics in Anime Nation

ANTHRO 3291 14512 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 Online Christopher Born Online Spring 2013 credit fees

This course focuses on a specific non-Western culture, or geographically related groups of cultures. Ethnographic and/or archaeological cultures are chosen and their ecological economic, social, religious, cosmological, political, ethnic, linguistic, and other cultural domains are examined. Students are exposed to basic concepts and knowledge for understanding diverse cultures in their historical and/or contemporary contexts of development and relationship. Topics will vary. Satisfies Cultural Diversity Requirement. Anime Nation: Pop culture in Japan.

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Special Topics: Advanced Topics in Anime Nation

JAPAN 2111 14400 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 Online Christopher Born Online Spring 2013 credit fees

This course focuses on a specific non-Western culture, or geographically related groups of cultures. Ethnographic and/or archaeological cultures are chosen and their ecological economic, social, religious, cosmological, political, ethnic, linguistic, and other cultural domains are examined. Students are exposed to basic concepts and knowledge for understanding diverse cultures in their historical and/or contemporary contexts of development and relationship. Topics will vary. Satisfies Cultural Diversity Requirement. Anime Nation: Pop culture in Japan.

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Language Immersion - Chinese

CHINESE 1199 13372 (314) 516-5994 March 15-16, 2013 F-10:00am-6:00pm; S-10:00am-5:00pm Honor's College Kitchen & Bellerive Hall Fushun Le Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

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Alternative Analytic Techniques for International Affairs

CRIMIN 4380 14453 (314) 516-5994 January 23-May 15, 2013 6:00-8:30pm Clayton High School, #1 Mark Twain Circle, Clayton, MO 63105 Room 102 Susan Craig Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

Based on structured analytic techniques employed in the intelligence community, this course will provide you the opportunity to hone your critical thinking skills, consider overlooked ideas and develop unique perspectives.  You will be given the tools to recognize and overcome biases, mental shortcuts and unstated assumptions and challenge conventional wisdom, while exploring current issues in international affairs. 

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Alternative Analytic Techniques for International Affairs

PHIL 4451 14459 (314) 516-5994 January 23-May 15, 2013 6:00-8:30pm Clayton High School, #1 Mark Twain Circle, Clayton, MO 63105 Room 102 Susan Craig Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

Based on structured analytic techniques employed in the intelligence community, this course will provide you the opportunity to hone your critical thinking skills, consider overlooked ideas and develop unique perspectives.  You will be given the tools to recognize and overcome biases, mental shortcuts and unstated assumptions and challenge conventional wisdom, while exploring current issues in international affairs. 

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A Brief Intro to Greek and Latin in English Today

GRK ANC 2152 12907 (314) 516-5994 January 23-May 15, 2013 Online Catherine Koziol Online Spring 2013 credit fees

This online course is designed to enrich the student's general liberal arts vocabulary as well as to improve mastery of terms used in law, medicine, and science.  The emphasis is on vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin.  Included will be the Greek alphabet and an introduction to historical language change involving the relationship among Greek, Latin, and Romance languages, and Germanic languages (particularly English).  This course is not to be taken in addition to Latin 2151.

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A Brief Intro to Greek and Latin in English Today

LATIN 2152 12908 (314) 516-5994 January 23-May 15, 2013 Online Catherine Koziol Online Spring 2013 credit fees

This online course is designed to enrich the student's general liberal arts vocabulary as well as to improve mastery of terms used in law, medicine, and science.  The emphasis is on vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin.  Included will be the Greek alphabet and an introduction to historical language change involving the relationship among Greek, Latin, and Romance languages, and Germanic languages (particularly English).  This course is not to be taken in addition to Gk Anc 2151.

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Inquiries in the Sciences

HONORS 2050 13018 (314) 516-5994 January 23-May 15, 2013 2:00-3:15pm Library C211 Provincial House & NB6 Jay Fish Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

Topic: Urban Ecology: Populations and Habitats. Location: Honors College Basement, Room NB6.  Students enrolling in this section must also enroll in Honors 2051 X01, the Lab portion of the class.

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Inquiries in the Sciences Lab & Field Work

HONORS 2051 13019 (314) 516-5994 January 23-May 15, 2013 3:30-4:15pm Library C211 Provincial House & NB6 Jennifer Fruend Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

This course enhances students' understanding of how the experimental procedures of the life and physical sciences are used to collect data and to develop and test scientific hypotheses.  Honors 2051 is taken as an optional companion course to specific sections of Honors 2050, (Inquiries in the Sciences),

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Special Topics: LSAT Test Prep

INTDSC 2011 14616 (314) 516-6590 April 25-June 4, 2013 6:30-9:30pm UMSL 307 Clark Hall Amy Dooley Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

LSAT Test Prep course.

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Special Topics: MCAT Test Prep

INTDSC 2011 14396 (314) 516-5655 February 12-March 21, 2013 6:00-9:00pm UMSL 307 Clark Hall Amy Dooley Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

MCAT Test Prep course.

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Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 1185 14617 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 9:30am-12:00pm Jewish Community Center, Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146 Rabbi Justin Kerber Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

A philosophical investigation of such problems as the nature of religious faith and experience, the relation of faith and reason, alternative concepts of deity and the problem of evil.

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Engineering Ethics  

PHIL 2259 11807 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 Online Kim Maricic Online Spring 2013 credit fees

An examination of ethical issues in engineering using professional engineering codes as a starting point. The course will have a problem solving orientation, focusing on the analysis of particular cases. Actual high-profile cases such as the Challenger disaster will be considered, as well as  hypothetical cases illustrating the more commonly encountered moral problems in engineering (such as accepting gifts from venders). Topics include the engineer/manager relationship, engineers and the environment, honesty in engineering, and  risk, safety, and liability.

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Forensic Investigation of Child Abuse

PSYCH 4392 13704 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 14, 2013 6:00-8:30pm Clayton High School Rm 102 Linda McQuary Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

A seminar of selected issues and methods in psychology. May be repeated once for credit. 

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Sociological Statistics

SOC 3220 12326 (314) 516-5994 January 28-May 15, 2013 5:30-8:15pm102 SCB Kathy Furgason Hybrid Spring 2013 credit fees

Issues and techniques of statistical analysis relevant to quantitative sociological research e.g. elementary probability, measurements of central tendency and dispersion, measures of relationships including linear regression and correlation, inferential Statistics. 

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Labor Law

POL SCI 3220 14397 (314) 516-5994 Starts January 26, 2013 9:00am-4:00pm South Campus Computer Bldg. 200A Paul Rainsberger   Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

In this course, participants will examine the role of government in the regulation of labor-management relations in the United States. While the focus of the course will be on federal laws regulating private sector labor relations, parallel issues addressed in the Railway Labor Act and state public sector labor relations law will also be covered. Specific topics include the legal framework for the organization of workers, definition of prohibited or unfair labor practices of employers and unions, legal regulation of the collective bargaining process, regulation of the use of economic weapons in labor disputes, enforcement of collective bargaining agreements and the regulation of internal trade union activities.

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US Labor History

HIST 2219 14395 (314) 516-5994 January 23-May 15, 2013 7:00-10:00pm UMSL 201 Lucas Hall Robert Ubriaco Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

Examines the history of work and the working class in the United States. It focuses on the transformation of the workplace, the evolution of working class consciousness and the development of the labor movement, the role of race, gender and ethnicity in uniting or dividing the working class, and the nature of labor's relations with other social groups in the political arena. Particular emphasis on the political and economic conditions and strategies of periods when working class power was growing.

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Introduction to Radio & Television Broadcasting

MEDIA ST 1110 13799 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 Online Jack Snyder Online Spring 2013 credit fees

An introduction to broadcasting, including the areas of history, government regulations, station operation, and program development.

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Media Theory

MEDIA ST 2235 13368 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 Online James Fay Online Spring 2013 credit fees

Theory based explanation of the relationship between mass media and society. Topics will include agenda-setting, violence and television, and other current issues from a critical perspective.

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Screenwriting

MEDIA ST 2214 14634 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 8:00-9:00pm OnlineRoger BullisOnline Spring 2013 credit fees

Writing fiction film narratives with particular emphasis on plot structure, theme, and character development.

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International Cinema

MEDIA ST 3070 13798 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 OnlineSteven Phipps Online Spring 2013 credit fees

Understanding international film, its properties, methods, aesthetics, and its impact on culture and society.

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Global Media Systems & Trends

MEDIA ST 3356 12842 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 OnlineSteven Phipps Online Spring 2013 credit fees

This course will survey major theories, global trends, and key stakeholders in the field of mass and multi-media. Designed to foster substantive comprehension of issues raised by transnational media corporations and their impact on other cultures and languages. Details about the BBC, CNN, MTV, Euro Disney, and the internet will be major components of this class.

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Survey of Film Genres

MEDIA ST 2273 14637 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 7:00-8:0pm HybridRoger Bullis Hybrid Spring 2013 credit fees

This course explores the historical and aesthetic significance of film varieties. Analysis of genres may include the western, horror, science fiction, musical, detective, war, romantic comedy, and other films by type.

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Product Photography

ST ART 2266 13690 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 16, 2013 7:00-9:30pm UMSL 226 Fine Arts Bldg. William Sawalich Classroom Spring 2013 credit fees

Exploration of issues and applications within the field of product Photography. Techniques of lighting, posing and studio equipment will be explored. This class will involve both learning exercises and the creation of original computer-aided photographic art. Students must provide a digital camera. Lab fee is required. Basic studio equipment will be provided, though students will need to supply some personal equipment and supplies.

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Noncredit Courses

St. Louis Wind Symphony

10726 (314) 516-5994 January 27-May 5, 2013 1:30-4:00pm UMSL 150 Villa Wing Gary Brandes Classroom $10.00

St. Louis Wind Symphony is a non-profit, all-volunteer concert band dedicated to the quality performance of serious literature for wind groups of all sizes.  It is comprised largely of current and former music educators who believe that the importance of music is demonstrated not only by passing the knowledge of it onto others, but also by active participation in its creation. The group is committed to enriching the community by providing educational opportunities for area students.  It is the premier wind band of the St. Louis Metro area.

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UMSL Community Jazz Ensemble

10727 (314) 516-5994 January 28-May 6, 2013 7:30-10:00pm UMSL 150 Villa Wing Bob Waggoner Classroom $10.00

Rehearsal and performance of jazz ensemble literature from a range of styles and periods in the concert and lab settings. 

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Community Chorus

10728 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 7, 2013 7:00-9:00pm UMSL 205 Music Building John Smith/Joan Gagnepain Classroom $25.00

Membership is open to all who enjoy singing in a large choral group.  Choral music of all kinds will be rehearsed and performed.  Former high school chorus members or current church choir members will find the Chorus a satisfying continuation of that experience. 

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Product Photography

10723 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 16, 2013 7:00-9:00pm UMSL 226 Fine Arts Bldg. William Sawalich Classroom $399.00

Techniques of lighting, posing and studio equipment will be explored.  This class will involve both learning exercises and the creation of original computer-aided photographic art.  Students must provide a digital camera. 

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Introduction to Voiceovers

10722 (314) 516-5994 March 11, 2013 6:00-8:00pm UMSL 403 JCP Voices for All Classroom $59.00

Are people always telling you that you have a great voice? Do you often find yourself listening to your favorite audiobook, commercial or cartoon character and thinking, “I could do that”? This fun and empowering 2 hour Introductory workshop covers the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed in order to find success in the industry. Youʼll be coached as you perform a real voiceover script and be recorded so that you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. After class you will have the knowledge necessary to help you decide if this is something youʼd like to pursue. Taught by a professional voice actor from the Voice Acting Training Company, Voices For All.

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Math Placement Exam Prep

10742 (314) 516-6590 January 7-11, 2013 10:00a-11:45am UMSL 313 Clark Hall Ashley Neal Classroom $90.00

This course is a refresher of the prerequisite material for students who need to take college algebra but need to review in order to place in the course and also to be more prepared for the course.  The students take a test on the last day of class.  This test is equivalent to the placement exam and the students will be placed in the appropriate course based on their score. 

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Math Placement Exam Prep (evening)

10743 (314) 516-6590 January 7-10, 2013 6:00-8:00pm UMSL 313 Clark Hall Michael Young Classroom $90.00

This course is a refresher of the prerequisite material for students who need to take college algebra but need to review in order to place in the course and also to be more prepared for the course.  The students take a test on the last day of class.  This test is equivalent to the placement exam and the students will be placed in the appropriate course based on their score.

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LSAT Test Prep

10731 (314) 516-6590 January 8-February 5, 2013 Online Matthew Clark/ETC Online $899.00

Gain admission into the law school of your choice with Live-Online LSAT Test Preparation from UMSL.  Master the skills needed to succeed on the LSAT and take the test with the confidence of knowing that you prepared with Missouri's leading LSAT experts. Whether you are in St. Louis, across the state, or around the world, this Live-Online LSAT Prep course will help you prepare for the LSAT. You will interact with your instructor, participate in class, and practice your new skills using interactive in-class exercises. 

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Pipeline to Local Office

10655 (314) 516-6590 January 22 & 24, 2013 6:00-9:00pm UMSL 202 JC Penney Dayna Stock Classroom $70.00

The Pipeline to Local Office program, offered through the Sue Shear Institute, discusses various elements involved in local political campaigns that candidates will encounter.  This program will cover topics such as developing a winning campaign and budget, targeting likely voters, voter turnout, fundraising, and public speaking.

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Alternative Analytic Techniques of International Affairs

10704 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 6:00-8:30pm Clayton HS, #1 Mark Twain Circle, Clayton, MO 63105 Rm. 102 Susan Craig Classroom $225.00

Based on structured analytic techniques employed in the intelligence community, this course will provide you the opportunity to hone your critical thinking skills, consider overlooked ideas and develop unique perspectives.  You will be given the tools to recognize and overcome biases, mental shortcuts and unstated assumptions and challenge conventional wisdom, while exploring current issues in international affairs. 

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Philosophy of Religion

10744 (314) 516-5994 January 22-May 18, 2013 9:30am-12:00pm Jewish Community Center Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146 Rabbi Justin Kerber Classroom $225.00

A philosophical investigation of such problems as the nature of relgious faith and experience, the relation of faith and reason, alternative concepts of deity and the problem of evil.

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Basic Conversational French I (8 weeks)

10724 (314) 516-5994 January 28-March 18, 2013 8:00-9:30pm UMSL 404 JC Penney Alyssa Ward Classroom $99.00

This introductory course in conversational French is designed for students with little or no prior experience in the language.  Emphasis will be on developing basic conversational skills.  Ideal for those planning to travel to France, this eight-week course will introduce essential vocabulary and will provide students with opportunities to practice French conversation in a wide variety of practical contexts.  Students will also be introduced to a number of cultural issues that should be given thoughtful consideration while traveling in France

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Basic Conversational Italian I (8 weeks)

10725 (314) 516-5994 January 29-March 19, 2013 7:00-8:30pm UMSL 93 JC Penney Alyssa Ward Classroom $99.00

This eight-week basic conversational course is the perfect introduction to Italian for the casual traveler or those of Italian heritage. This noncredit course presents everyday situations that may be encountered when traveling or living in Italian-speaking countries or when interacting with Italian-speaking people in the United States. It introduces essential vocabulary and provides participants with opportunities to practice Italian conversation. 

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Mandarin Chinese for Travelers (8 weeks)

10706 (314) 516-5994 January 30-March 20, 2013 6:30-8:00pm UMSL 404 JC Penney Fushun Le Classroom $99.00

Are you thinking about traveling to China? This 8 week course is an excellent opportunity for you to learn basic conversational Mandarin Chinese. If you are planning a trip overseas, or are a beginner interested in studying Chinese, come to this class to learn this complex language in an easy and fun way!

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Basic Conversational Spanish I (8 weeks)

10708 (314) 516-5994 January 31–March 21, 2013 6:30-8:00pm UMSL 403 JC Penney Maribel Asencio Classroom $99.00

This 8 week conversational course is the perfect introduction to Spanish for the casual traveler, the social service professional, or the classroom teacher of Spanish-speaking students.  It presents everyday situations that students may encounter when traveling or living in Spanish-speaking countries or when dealing with Spanish-speaking people in the United States.  It introduces essential vocabulary and provides students with opportunities to practice Spanish conversation in wide variety of practical contexts. 

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Introduction to Arabic Language - Conversation and Script-taught online via SKYPE (12 week course)

10700 (314) 516-5994 February 2-April 27, 2013 live-Saturdays 10:00a-11:00a SKYPE Online Laura El Hage Chehade Classroom $109.00

Course will focus on the introduction to Arabic and the Arab World by learning the Arabic alphabet; learning to connect letters and form words; greetings and basic conversation; Islamic phrases in Arabic and prepositions; where is it; at the market, learning about Arabic food; numbers from 1 to 10 and verbs via SKYPE. 

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MCAT Test Prep

10679 (314) 516-5655 February 12-March 21, 2013 6:00-9:00p UMSL 307 Clark Hall Various Classroom $899.00 

This is a 3 week course to help students better prepare for taking the MCAT test.

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Basic Conversational Bosnian (6 weeks)

10709 (314) 516-5994 February 19-March 26, 2013 7:00-8:30pm Lindbergh High School, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63126 Main/Rm. 57 Ron Klutho Classroom $89.00

This six-week practical course provides a comprehensive introduction to modern Bosnian for those who would like to speak the language or use it for reading or research.  All four major communicative skills - reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking - are stressed.  Bosnian culture will also be stressed.  This class is perfect for someone with no prior knowledge of the language.

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Foreign Language Immersion - Chinese

(314) 516-5994 March 15-16, 2013 F-10A-6:00p; S-10a-5pmUMSL Honor's College - Bellerive Hall Fushun Le Classroom $75.00

This course will immerse students in the Chinese culture and language.  Topics and activities will include: doing Chinese morning exercises, cooking and eating Chinese food, watching a Chinese movie, singing Chinese songs, writing Chinese calligraphy, practicing Taijiquan (traditional Chinese shadowboxing), practicing traditional Shaolin kungfu, and playing Chinese games.

LSAT Strategy Workshop

10729 (314) 516-6590 April 9, 2013 6:00-7:30pm UMSL 403 JCP Matthew Clark Classroom $0.00

This is a one evening wokshop that will help students wanting to prepare for the LSAT decide if they would like to help improve their performance on the test.  A overview of the LSAT Test Prep course will be discussed. 

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12th Annual Youth Violence Conference

10568 (314) 516-5655 April 11, 2013 8:00a-4:00p UMSL JC Penney Finn Esbensen Classroom $35.00

National Experts on Youth Violence Prevention lead this one-day conference focusing on youth violence in schools, intervention and prevention strategies, law enforcement intervention strategies and solutions. Research supporting strategies for prevention and intervention are presented to an audience of professionals who work with at-risk youth.

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LSAT Test Prep

10734 (314) 516-5994 April 25-June 4, 2013 6:30-9:30p UMSL 307 Clark Hall Matthew Clark/ETC Classroom $899.00

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) classes will cover Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, Logical reasoning and Writing Assessment.  Curriculum is specifically designed by test preparation experts, using actual LSAT questions and provides an easy to follow preparation plan.  Practice tests provided.

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LSAT Test Prep

10733 (314) 516-5994 May 2-June 4, 2013 Online Matthew Clark/ETC Online $899.00

Gain admission into the law school of your choice with Live-Online LSAT Test Preparation from UMSL.  Master the skills needed to succeed on the LSAT and take the test with the confidence of knowing that you prepared with Missouri's leading LSAT experts. Whether you are in St. Louis, across the state, or around the world, this Live-Online LSAT Prep course will help you prepare for the LSAT. You will interact with your instructor, participate in class, and practice your new skills using interactive in-class exercises.

Register: https://apps.umsl.edu/webapps/CE/register.cfm?prog=10733&fy=2013

Basic Conversational Greek I

10572 (314) 516-5994 January 28–March 18, 2013 (8 weeks) Mondays 6:30-8:00 PM UMSL 204 JC Penney Conference Center $99.00

Instructor: Maria Kouti Textbook:  Communicate in Greek 1 by Arvanitakis Kleanthis, Deltos Publishing, (ISBN 9789608464087)

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