Fall 2019 Session I (Weekday Courses)

September 11 - October 25. No classes on Monday, October 14.
Register now to avoid being closed out!

It’s a Launch! Business Start Up—starts September 12

Your friends and family think your idea is wonderful—but is it business worthy? Examine the key business planning techniques that transform ideas into viable businesses. Through hands-on activities, explore concept evaluation, market analysis, financial backing, and new business legal requirements. Building on this information, learn how to create an effective start-up business plan.

ELL 1046 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Elsalee Flynn
Monday and Thursday, 9:30–11:00 am
September 12–October 24 (13 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Communication: Polished & Confident—starts September 12

Increase your confidence and accuracy in communicating in English through lively interactive in-class activities, discussions, and a review of a range of grammatical structures based on an assessment of student needs. Contemporary issues will be the basis for development of vocabulary and fluency for use in social and professional settings. Suitable for intermediate-level English speakers.

ELL 1042 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: TBA
Monday and Thursday, 11:10 am–12:40 pm
September 12–October 24 (13 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Think Quick!—starts September 17

Use theatre and improv exercises to build skills needed in the professional world and social situations, i.e., thinking quickly and creatively, communicating clearly, collaborating with others, and presenting effectively. Join this engaging, informative and fun course, ideal for anyone in business, the arts, education, marketing, or any field where a creative approach can spell success.

ELL 2043 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Linda Gelman
Tuesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
September 17–October 22 (6 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Business English: Becoming a More Effective Leader—starts September 11

Expand your leadership skills, which are important whether you work at home or in a business setting. Review leadership models and identify your own preferences to become a more effective leader. Class discussions include how to adapt your leadership style to different situations, recognize and respond to different conflict styles, and understand different verbal and nonverbal cues when communicating with others.

ELL 1050 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Cynthia Brosnan
Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
September 11–October 23 (7 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

The Amazing 90’s—starts September 13

Enjoy a front row seat in an exploration of the culture of the 1990s—a decade that many critics call the best and happiest decade. This golden age of hip-hop, cult television, and movies left a lasting legacy. Revisit and discuss some of the unforgettable TV shows, films, music, slang, and fads in this interactive and lively course.

ELL 2020 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Darren Hamilton
Friday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
September 13–October 25 (7 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Fall 2019 Session I (Weekend Courses)

Register now to avoid being closed out!

Intercultural Communication—starts September 14

Develop strategies for successful intercultural communication in professional and social settings. Examine and discuss the functional and practical components of communicative interactions and how processes differ among cultures. Through such activities as role playing, case studies, and analysis of videos and transcriptions, learn ways to creatively address intercultural challenges. Topics include socially appropriate ways to request, refuse, compliment, and hedge.

ELL 1001 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Domenica Delprete
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
September 14–15 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Sales Pitch Perfect—starts September 28

Examine selling techniques for a variety of sales situations, such as business to business, business to consumer, phone, internet, and outside sales in this interactive course. Learn how to get past the gatekeepers and get in front of the decision makers, how to plan a territory, effective networking, creating the perfect sales pitch, and efficient time management.

ELL 1044 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Elsalee Flynn
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
September 28–29 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Business English: Etiquette in the Professional Arena—starts October 19

Discover the do’s and taboos of workplace etiquette in the U.S. and globally. Learn to create a positive first impression in the office and professional social settings. Identify, discuss, and practice major business etiquette interactions, including introductions, greetings, networking, and small talk, and when at social events. Develop a strategy for building your professional image at home and abroad.

ELL 1005 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Laura Katen
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
October 19–20 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A


Fall 2019 Session II (Weekday Courses)

October 28 - December 15. No classes on Thursday & Friday 28 & 29 November.
Register now to avoid being closed out!

Strictly Business: Marketing—starts October 28

Create a marketing plan, calculate a marketing budget, and build successful branding. Explore the process of planning and exchange of ideas, goods, and services, from inception to consumption through creative activities. Gain an understanding of methods of market analysis together with marketing strategy and its implementation. Marketing from soup to nuts!

ELL 1041 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Elsalee Flynn
Monday and Thursday, 9:30–11:00 am
October 28–December 12 (13 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Create Your Own YouTube Channel—starts October 28

Want to start a YouTube channel? Wonder how YouTubers make money? Think you have engaging content, reviews, or tutorials people would want to watch? Create a channel, build a brand, and develop content. Learn how to market your channel to turn viewers into subscribers. Interactive and fun with real-life application.

ELL 1090 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Elsalee Flynn
Monday and Thursday, 11:10 am–12:40 pm
October 28–December 12 (13 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs & Slang—starts October 28

Do you speak and understand English well but sometimes feel that you “can’t make heads or tails” of some Americans’ speech? Increase your vocabulary and understanding of American idioms, phrasal verbs, and slang in this course. A variety of materials is used to help students identify, clarify, learn, and practice the informal language of everyday American life.

ELL 1030 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: TBA
Monday and Thursday, 9:30 –11:00 am
October 28–December 12 (13 sessions)
Location TBA

Introduction to Spanish—starts October 28

Did you know that Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world? In this lively, interactive course, your knowledge of English will help you develop the vocabulary needed for real-world conversations in Spanish. At the end of the course, you will have the skills and knowledge to continue developing your Spanish language proficiency on your own.

ELL 1070 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: TBA
Monday and Thursday, 11:10 am–12:40 pm
October 28–December 12 (13 sessions)
Location TBA

Grammar & Confident Conversation—starts October 29

For intermediate-level students: Strengthen your grammar and conversation skills through a variety of stimulating activities that emphasize practical application to communication tasks, such as speaking and writing. Improve your grammar through interactive exercises that focus on challenging grammatical structures. Enhance your conversational ability and increase your vocabulary and listening comprehension through structured and open-ended activities, which may include videos, song lyrics, and both pair and group work.

ELL 1035 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Olga Seham
Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 –11:00 am
October 29–December 13 (13 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Think Quick!—starts October 29

Use theatre and improv exercises to build skills needed in the professional world and social situations, i.e., thinking quickly and creatively, communicating clearly, collaborating with others, and presenting effectively. Join this engaging, informative and fun course, ideal for anyone in business, the arts, education, marketing, or any field where a creative approach can spell success.

ELL 2043 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Linda Gelman
Tuesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
October 29–December 10 (7 sessions)
Location TBA

Advanced English Communication for the Professional—starts October 29

Advanced students: Challenge yourself to elevate your overall English language proficiency to the high standards needed for success in a variety of professional settings. Current topics of general interest such as psychology, education, the arts, and business will form the basis for participatory activities. Final project is a written and oral presentation on a topic of personal interest.

ELL 2060 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Deborah Cooper
Tuesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
October 29–December 10 (7 sessions)
Location TBA

Business English: Understanding Communication Style Preferences—starts October 30

Improve your ability to communicate effectively at work and at home! Learn about different communication style preferences, which will help improve your understanding of yourself and others. Examine communication preferences, such as how to gather information, make decisions, and manage time. Discover how recognizing differences in communication styles can help you to overcome conflicts and communicate with ease and grace.

ELL 1000 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Cynthia Brosnan
Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
October 30–December 11 (7 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

TOEFL Preparation—starts October 30

Learn test-taking strategies. Build your English language skills relevant for all sections of the paper-based TOEFL ITP – listening, structure and written expression, and reading comprehension. Boost your test-taking confidence. Increase familiarity and effective time management through frequent practice of exam sections and sample questions. Students will take the ITP at the last class meeting. Required text. Individual score letter issued.

ELL 3000 / noncredit / $205 (20-hour section), $240 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Deborah Cooper
Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
October 30–December 11 (7 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Business English: Consumer Psychology—starts November 1

Explore the underlying mechanisms that shape consumer behavior, linking experimental psychology, sociology, and marketing. Examine and discuss the impact of triggers on consumer choice; social networks as channels of influence; the social influence of convergence and divergence; the consumer decision-making process; why products, ideas, and behaviors become popular; and rules to make ideas stick.

ELL 2010 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Darren Hamilton
Friday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
November 1–December 13 (6 sessions)
Location TBA

Fall 2019 Session II (Weekend Courses)

Register now to avoid being closed out!

Vision Board-Seeing is Believing—starts November 2

Set and create an inspirational picture of your goals through the creation of a Vision Board. Examine the research behind how setting, writing, and seeing tangible goals can expedite their achievement. Verbalize, organize, and visualize your short-term and long-term goals. Be guided through the process of creating your own Vision Board to keep, inspire, and grow with. Some materials required.

ELL 1065 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Laura Katen
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
November 2–3 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Business English: Personal Brand-Polished & Professional—starts November 16

Obtain the skills needed to appear polished and professional, make a positive impression, and be taken seriously in the workplace and personal life in this interactive course. Explore how personal brand, including both verbal and nonverbal communication, creates positive or negative impressions that have an impact on the opportunities you receive. Prepare for success as a poised, polished, professional you!

ELL 2011 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Laura Katen
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
November 16–17 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Social Media: Societal Erosion or Explosion?—starts December 7

For better or for worse? View selections from mass media to examine people’s growing dependency on social media. Explore the lines between the real world and the virtual world. Analyze, discuss, and debate this phenomenon and its effects on society. Bring your real life experiences and opinions to this sweeping look at the role of social media in today’s world.

ELL 1016 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: TBA
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
December 7–8 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Junk Food-Only in America?—starts December 14

Junk food–only in America? The same or similar in your home country? Does food in the U.S., even bread and cheese, taste different than at home? Your opinion matters as we highlight and examine the quality, lifespan, ingredients, taste, and branding of food items in your home countries, and compare them to those same items in the U.S.

ELL 2003 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Darren Hamilton
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
December 14–15 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A


All Courses—Designed for J1 au pairs and adult non-native English speakers

Please scroll up for current course information.

ELL 1000: Business English: Understanding Communication Style Preferences

Improve your ability to communicate effectively at work and at home! Learn about different communication style preferences, which will help improve your understanding of yourself and others. Examine communication preferences, such as how to gather information, make decisions, and manage time. Discover how recognizing differences in communication styles can help you to overcome conflicts and communicate with ease and grace.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1001: Intercultural Communication

Develop strategies for successful intercultural communication in professional and social settings. Examine and discuss the functional and practical components of communicative interactions and how processes differ among cultures. Through such activities as role playing, case studies, and analysis of videos and transcriptions, learn ways to creatively address intercultural challenges. Topics include socially appropriate ways to request, refuse, compliment, and hedge.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1004: Freedom of the Press: Why It Matters

In the U.S. and worldwide, a new report found that “amid unprecedented threats to journalists and media outlets,” global press freedom has declined to its lowest point in 13 years. Explore the concept of freedom of the press, debate its merits, and discuss real life examples. Bring your experience and opinions to this interactive, lively conversation about this timely topic.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1005: Business English: Etiquette in the Professional Arena

Discover the do’s and taboos of workplace etiquette in the U.S. and globally. Learn to create a positive first impression in the office and professional social settings. Identify, discuss, and practice major business etiquette interactions, including introductions, greetings, networking, and small talk, and when at social events. Develop a strategy for building your professional image at home and abroad.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1006: Social Etiquette for Business and Beyond: Dining Do’s and Don’ts

Avoid an embarrassing faux pas by learning the essential tips for American dining etiquette. Increase your global awareness and sophistication through lively discussions of the cultural norms related to social etiquette in your classmates’ native countries. Practice navigating food, drink, and conversation in business and social settings, including cocktail party etiquette, networking, and buffet and sit-down dining. Learn to wine and dine with confidence in this interactive, engaging, and useful course!

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1009: Celebrity Worship: Enduring Craze of Fleeting Phase?

Explore the contemporary fascination with celebrity that crosses generations and national boundaries. How does this obsession with music and film icons, sports heroes, famous politicians, and “fat cat” entrepreneurs affect us all on a larger scale? Short-lived craze or long-term cultural change? For better or for worse? Examine this phenomenon through thought-provoking discussions, multimedia presentations, and communicative activities.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1010: American Pop Culture

Examine five decades of pop culture, including music, movies, TV, fashion, advertising, sports, and cyber-culture, and track their changes over the last 50 years. Learn about the days when hula hoops, hip-huggers, and grunge were all the rage. Explore the origins of such musical genres as rock ’n’ roll, disco, punk, heavy metal, hip-hop, and rap.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1011: Women and Power in America and the World

What is power? How have women struggled to gain power—political, social, physical—in America and in other countries? What victories have women won, and what victories are still in the future for the young women of today? Explore these questions and more through movies, music, readings, and discussions.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1015: Digitally Speaking: Introduction to Internet Marketing

Explore digital marketing, the arena where marketing meets the internet, wireless devices, and other digital media. Examine online advertising, search engine optimization, participation in social media, and the analytics of web and social media. Develop the ability to design, implement, and evaluate digital marketing strategies through a combination of lecture, case studies, hands-on exercises, and mini-course projects.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1016: Social Media: Societal Erosion or Explosion?

For better or for worse? View selections from mass media to examine people’s growing dependency on social media. Explore the lines between the real world and the virtual world. Analyze, discuss, and debate this phenomenon and its effects on society. Bring your real life experiences and opinions to this sweeping look at the role of social media in today’s world.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1017: Artists, Their Art, Your Virtual Exhibit

Explore examples of various genres of contemporary and late modern art. Delve into and discover or expand your knowledge of remarkable artists and their intriguing artworks. Exchange ideas, opinions, and insights through discussions and other activities. Create and present your own virtual art “exhibition” with script and accompanying audio tour. Delight the artist in you with this informative, engaging course!

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1018: Digital Imaging

In this hands-on course, students obtain the basic skills needed to effectively manipulate a digital image and use the computer as a tool for visual art. Examine digital art concepts and discuss examples of digital media in contemporary art. Learn painting and drawing techniques, photo retouching and photomontage through the exploration of various Adobe Photoshop tools. Interactive, fun, and useful!

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1020: Cross-Cultural Management

Explore cultural differences in values and norms, drawing on the latest research. Learn strategies to adapt your behavior in unfamiliar cultural settings and thrive in any business environment. Topics include the challenges of working in multicultural groups, motivation and leadership across cultures, and the fundamentals of decision making and negotiating in cross-cultural interaction.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1021: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability

As citizens of the world and consumers of the earth’s riches, students will have the opportunity to study and analyze keys to a peaceful, sustainable, and just global community. The Earth Charter and the Declaration of Human Rights will provide the basis for thoughtful reflection and lively discussion. From the global to the personal, learn to problem solve using nonviolent conflict-resolution techniques.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1022: New York City: Faces and Places

An in-depth look at the many faces, cultures, and neighborhoods that makes New York City one of the most unique, dynamic, and diverse cities in the world. Look beyond the usual tourist attractions to discover new and different places to eat, drink, play, stroll, and explore in “the city that never sleeps.” Make your New York City experience as exciting as the city itself!

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1023: Modern Storytelling

Explore various means of modern storytelling. Learn about effective visual communication using appropriate shot composition, storyboarding, and editing workflow. Through hands-on activities, learn how to create and share stories using such vehicles as videos, podcasts, photo essays, and creative writing. Enjoy this opportunity to share and express your creativity in a captivating, modern way.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1025: Grounded for Life: Mind and Body Psychology

Are there times when your life and the world around you seem especially challenging? The foundation of a well-managed and balanced life can be created through essential building blocks of self-awareness and self-regulation. Explore mind/body tools, including biofeedback and relaxation techniques, and examine the basic principles of health psychology. Journey toward achieving regulated self-care that enables optimal performance, both personal and professional.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1030: Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, and Slang

Do you speak and understand English well but sometimes feel that you “can’t make heads or tails” of some Americans’ speech? Increase your vocabulary and understanding of American idioms, phrasal verbs, and slang in this course. A variety of materials is used to help students identify, clarify, learn, and practice the informal language of everyday American life.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1035: Great Grammar and Confident Conversation

For intermediate-level students: Strengthen your grammar and conversation skills through a variety of stimulating activities that emphasize practical application to communication tasks, such as speaking and writing. Improve your grammar through interactive exercises that focus on challenging grammatical structures. Enhance your conversational ability and increase your vocabulary and listening comprehension through structured and open-ended activities, which may include videos, song lyrics, and both pair and group work.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1037: Say and Write What You Mean

Know what you’d like to say, but can’t find the right words? Expand your working vocabulary for use in everyday situations and relevant content areas. Communication activities and a variety of materials add interest to the acquisition of target vocabulary. Frequent short writings and presentations strengthen understanding and use of new vocabulary. Great for intermediate-level English speakers!

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1039: Business Speak

Are you eager to refine and perfect your business communication skills? This course will help you to enhance your listening skills, overcome nervous energy in workplace settings and speak with elegance, thoughtfulness and professionalism. Class discussions will cover a wide range of topics, including understanding how to improve your speaking, presentation and listening skills – all critical aspects of communicating effectively.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1040: Business Communication

Develop your oral and written communication skills for a business or workplace setting. Focus on enhancing your competency in holding productive professional conversations; writing effective business messages; and applying successfully for professional positions, including creating job application packages and polishing interviewing skills.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1041: Strictly Business: Marketing

Create a marketing plan, calculate a marketing budget, and build successful branding. Explore the process of planning and exchange of ideas, goods, and services, from inception to consumption through creative activities. Gain an understanding of methods of market analysis together with marketing strategy and its implementation. Marketing from soup to nuts!

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1042: Communication: Polished and Confident I

For intermediate level students: Increase your confidence and accuracy in communicating in English through lively interactive in-class activities, discussions, and a review of a range of grammatical structures based on an assessment of student needs. Contemporary issues will be the basis for development of vocabulary and fluency for use in social and professional settings.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1043: Communication: Polished and Confident II

Continue to increase your confidence and accuracy in communicating in English through additional interactive in-class activities, discussions, and a review of a range of grammatical structures based on an assessment of student needs. Contemporary issues will be the basis for development of vocabulary and fluency for use in social and professional settings. If you are a high intermediate to advanced English speaker, this course is for you!

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1044: Business English: Sales Pitch Perfect

Examine selling techniques for a variety of sales situations, such as business to business, business to consumer, phone, internet, and outside sales in this interactive course. Learn how to get past the gatekeepers and get in front of the decision makers, how to plan a territory, effective networking, creating the perfect sales pitch, and efficient time management.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1045: Business English: Career Management Strategies

Thinking about choosing a career, hunting for your dream job, or changing jobs? Increase self-awareness of your natural interests, analyze your preferences, assess your marketable skills, and polish (or create) your résumé. Through class discussions, gain an understanding of the job search process and its critical aspects, prepare for the interview, and grasp their relationship to landing a satisfying career.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1046: It’s a Launch! Business Start-up

Your friends and family think your idea is wonderful—but is it business worthy? Examine the key business planning techniques that transform ideas into viable businesses. Through hands-on activities, explore concept evaluation, market analysis, financial backing, and new business legal requirements. Building on this information, learn how to create an effective start-up business plan.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1047: Write On! Getting Published

From blogs to articles to full blown novels and everything in between, examine the techniques of writing to get published. Learn how to create your hook, build believable worlds and characters, research stories, and engage readers. Through practice, expand your understanding of the building blocks of the business of writing, from the idea to publication on all media platforms.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1050: Business English: Becoming a More Effective Leader

Expand your leadership skills, which are important whether you work at home or in a business setting. Review leadership models and identify your own preferences to become a more effective leader. Class discussions include how to adapt your leadership style to different situations, recognize and respond to different conflict styles, and understand different verbal and nonverbal cues when communicating with others.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1055: Business English: Prepare Like a Professional—Job Search Essentials

Examine and explore the key strategies of preparing for and embarking on a successful job search. Topics discussed and practiced include employment goals, cover letters, résumé writing, compiling references, interview techniques, essentials of follow-up, and email etiquette. Hands-on, interactive, practical, and fun, this course provides the information and practice to put your best job-search foot forward.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1060: Documentary Photography

Explore different documentary photography styles, forms, and content. Examine various photographic techniques and their effect on pop culture throughout history. Through image-based lectures and hands-on shooting assignments, learn the basic principles of documentary photography. Delve into and discuss examples of photography that spark your interest. Build a foundation that will sharpen your visual and critical skills.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1065: Vision Board – Seeing is Believing

Set and create an inspirational picture of your goals through the creation of a Vision Board. Examine the research behind how setting, writing, and seeing tangible goals can expedite their achievement. Verbalize, organize, and visualize your short-term and long-term goals. Be guided through the process of creating your own Vision Board to keep, inspire, and grow with. Some materials required.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1070: Introduction to Spanish

Did you know that Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world? In this lively, interactive course, your knowledge of English will help you develop the vocabulary needed for real-world conversations in Spanish. At the end of the course, you will have the skills and knowledge to continue developing your Spanish language proficiency on your own.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1075: Adventures in Travel: The Road Less Traveled

Castles in Romania, medinas in Morocco, caves in Mexico, hutongs in China, coffee farms in Colombia, vineyards in California – just some of the fascinating places you’ll discover in this exploration of cool travel destinations. Through a variety of materials and communicative activities take a virtual one-of-a- kind vacation away from the usual tourist attractions. Maybe even plan a future trip!

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1080: Winning Strategies for Workplace Success

Challenges: difficult, unexpected, or uncomfortable situations. You’ve managed them in everyday life. But, are you familiar with common challenges in professional life? Are you prepared with the tools to overcome challenges at the start and as you move ahead in a career? Explore and discuss successful strategies to keep your career on an upward path in today’s competitive professional world.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1085: Music & Movies: Beyond the Mainstream

Beyoncé, Adele, Harry Potter, Star Wars – like them or not, they’re probably familiar to you. Through a combination of videos, movie clips and audio tracks, explore and discover the lesser known world of independent music and movies. In this interactive course, your eyes and ears will be opened to new interesting, exciting and different viewing and listening possibilities.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 1090: Create Your Own YouTube Channel

Want to start a YouTube channel? Wonder how YouTubers make money? Think you have engaging content, reviews, or tutorials people would want to watch? Create a channel, build a brand, and develop content. Learn how to market your channel to turn viewers into subscribers. Interactive and fun with real-life application

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2000: American Film: Triumph Over Adversity

View and discuss critically acclaimed movies and documentaries about the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. These films will motivate and inspire through discussions about stretching beyond what seems possible, realizing one’s potential, overcoming personal challenges, learning from setbacks, and developing resilience.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2001: Education in America: Fact and Fiction Through Film

Was your opinion about education in the U.S. positive or negative before you arrived here? Have your views changed since then? Share your perspective with your classmates and experience new ones as you view critically acclaimed movies and documentaries about American schools. Participate in lively discussions while getting the inside scoop on college education and life in the U.S.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2002: Psychology and Ethics in Professional Life

“Just do it!” Is this always the appropriate way to handle decision-making? The moral barometer of an individual or society may be measured by how one behaves when no one is watching. Can balancing economic considerations with social considerations ever be done fairly? Come join us in lively discussion as we explore decision making in life, business and careers.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2003: Pop Tarts - Only in America?

Pop Tarts – only in America? The same or similar in your home country? Does food in the U.S., even bread and cheese, taste different than at home? Your opinion matters as we highlight and examine the quality, lifespan, ingredients, taste, and branding of food items in your home countries, and compare them to those same items in the U.S.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2004: Consumer Psychology: Personal Perspectives

Did your last purchase make you happy? Impulsive or planned for – was there any difference in your feelings after purchase? Take a “deeper dive” into consumer psychology and the physiological effects on the brain. Bring your own personal perspective as we explore, discuss, and discover why we feel a sense of happiness, reward, or even regret after a purchase.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2005: Love and Romance in Film and Literature

From the classic to the contemporary, from book to film, love makes the world go ’round. Through a variety of communication activities, explore the timeless romance of such star-crossed lovers as Romeo and Juliet, Bella and Edward, Gatsby and Daisy, Peeta and Katniss. Analyze, discuss, and perhaps even fall in love with fascinating couples across different genres of film and text.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2006: Human Resource Management

The primary asset of any organization is its people! In this #MeToo, multi-cultural, multi-generational era, the success of an organization depends upon attracting, recruiting, developing, and retaining a productive work force. Explore and discuss, diversity, creativity, gender, health, safety, and other current workplace issues. Share your individual cultural experiences in this beautiful mosaic now known as the global economy.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2007: Food for Thought: Cultural Flavors

"Move as far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food."* Discover many of those foods, explore the intersection of food and culture, and connect with people near and far, through the global language of food. Join this fun informative feast!*Anthony Bourdain

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2008: Organizing for Productivity: All the Sorted Details

Ever wonder where your day has gone? Do you feel like you’re working really hard with little result? Do you spend too much time searching through clutter? In this class you will gain a solid foundation in basic organizing theory. Learn core concepts behind categorizing, sorting, purging and the fundamentals of time management, space and digital organization for optimum productivity.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2009: Introduction to American Advertising

Advertising campaigns –the ‘make or break’ factor of marketing a product or service. Through collaborative activities, explore and practice the essentials of an effective ad campaign. Create a story board and examine the basics of a compelling ad campaign ‘pitch’ for a service or product of your choosing. Present your campaign for valuable feedback. Interactive and fun, with real-life application.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2010: Business English: Consumer Psychology

Explore the underlying mechanisms that shape consumer behavior, linking experimental psychology, sociology, and marketing. Examine and discuss the impact of triggers on consumer choice; social networks as channels of influence; the social influence of convergence and divergence; the consumer decision-making process; why products, ideas, and behaviors become popular; and rules to make ideas stick.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2011: Business English: Personal Brand—Professional and Polished

Obtain the skills needed to appear polished and professional, make a positive impression, and be taken seriously in the workplace and personal life in this interactive course. Explore how personal brand, including both verbal and nonverbal communication, creates positive or negative impressions that have an impact on the opportunities you receive. Prepare for success as a poised, polished, professional you!

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2012: Millennials: A Unique Generation

Explore key cross-generational differences that make millennials unique. Examine and discuss areas such as the role of women, technology, priorities/goals, work/life balance, external pressures, and generational expectations. Look to your future as we delve into pitfalls to avoid and strategies for success. As a millennial, bring your unique personal and cultural perspective to this lively topical course!

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2020: The Amazing '90s

Enjoy a front row seat in an exploration of the culture of the 1990s—a decade that many critics call the best and happiest decade. This golden age of hip-hop, cult television, and movies left a lasting legacy. Revisit and discuss some of the unforgettable TV shows, films, music, slang, and fads in this interactive and lively course.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2030: Business English: Financial Fitness

Do you know where your money goes every month? Understand basic finances and money management, which are important to your personal well-being and career. Explore budgeting, savings and debt, credit card pros and cons, and basic stock market concepts in this interactive course, which focuses on what you must know to make smart financial choices to achieve your personal and career goals.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2040: Interpersonal Communication

Examine and discuss core interpersonal skills, barriers to effective communication, and effective communication strategies for building interpersonal relations and working in teams. Topics may include persuasion and influencing skills, problem solving, negotiation skills, dealing with criticism, and body language.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2041: Oral Communication

Increase confidence, fluency, and comprehension in speaking and listening skills. Pair work, small group activities, and individual student presentations are employed in this intermediate level interactive class. Assessment of spoken English administered prior to the start of the course. Active participation and completion of assigned homework is required.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2042: Vocabulary Development

Increase social and academic vocabulary including idiomatic expressions through the use of activities and materials that present vocabulary in context. Expectations include keeping a vocabulary notebook and active participation in classroom activities. Completion of assigned homework is required. Assessment of reading comprehension and vocabulary administered prior to class start.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2043: Think Quick!

Use theatre and improv exercises to build skills needed in the professional world and social situations, i.e., thinking quickly and creatively, communicating clearly, collaborating with others, and presenting effectively. Join this engaging, informative and fun course, ideal for anyone in business, the arts, education, marketing, or any field where a creative approach can spell success.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2050: The Science of Happiness

Happiness is individual and often not easy to achieve. Identify key psychological, social, and biological factors in achieving happiness and examine research findings from the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology. Become familiar with the mental habits of happiness and learn some of the techniques for boosting well-being and fulfillment that can be applied to your daily life.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2055: Academic Writing

Develop clarity, correctness, and variety of style in written English through interactive peer activities and writing exercises. Improve structure of sentences, paragraphs, and essays as appropriate to level of proficiency. English language writing assessment administered prior to the start of class. Active participation and completion of assigned homework is required.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2056: Grammar

Develop grammatical skills to communicate with clarity of expression in both oral and written communication. Practice proper grammatical structure in individual, pair and small group work. Improve all language skills through interactive reading, writing, and speaking exercises. Assessment of English language grammar proficiency administered prior to class start. Active participation and completion of assigned homework is required.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 2060: Advanced English Communication for the Professional

Advanced students: Challenge yourself to elevate your overall English language proficiency to the high standards needed for success in a variety of professional settings. Current topics of general interest such as psychology, education, the arts, and business will form the basis for participatory activities. Final project is a written and oral presentation on a topic of personal interest.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth
ELL 3000: TOEFL Preparation

Learn test-taking strategies. Build your English language skills relevant for all sections of the paper-based TOEFL ITP – listening, structure and written expression, and reading comprehension. Boost your test-taking confidence. Increase familiarity and effective time management through frequent practice of exam sections and sample questions. Students will take the ITP at the last class meeting. Required text. Individual score letter issued.

Credits: 0

Department: Continuing Education and Youth

^ top