Open Courses: Spring 2018 Session I (Weekday Courses)

Registration begins November 13.

Business English: Career Management Strategies – starts Jan. 24
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.
ELL 1045 / noncredit / $180
Instructor: Cynthia Brosnan
Wed., 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Jan. 24–March 14 (7 sessions; no class Feb. 21)
Music building, room 0089A
*Full* NEW! Modern Storytelling – starts Jan. 25
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.
ELL 1023 / noncredit / $180
Instructor: Malgorzata Kucwaj
Mon. & Thurs., 11:10 a.m.–12:40 p.m.
Jan. 25–March 15 (13 sessions; no class Feb. 19 & 22)
Music building, room 0089A
Business English: Sales Pitch Perfect – starts Jan. 25
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
Instructor: E.J. Flynn
Mon. & Thurs., 9:30–11 a.m.
Jan. 25–March 15 (13 sessions; no class Feb. 19 & 22)
Music building, room 0089A
NEW! New York City: Faces and Places – starts Jan. 26
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!
ELL 1022 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section)
Instructor: Gabriel Garbar
Tues. & Fri., 11:10 a.m.–12:40 p.m.
Jan. 26–March 16 (13 sessions; no class Feb. 20 & 23)
Music building, room 0089A
*Full* NEW! Great Grammar and Confident Conversation – starts Jan. 26
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
Instructor: Olga Seham
Tues. & Fri., 9:30–11 a.m.
Jan. 26–March 16 (13 sessions; no class Feb. 20 & 23)
Music building, room 0089A
*Closed* NEW! Language Fusion: Spanish and English – starts Jan. 26
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
Instructor: Kelsey Lanning
Tues. & Fri., 9:30–11 a.m.
Jan. 26–March 16 (13 sessions; no class Feb. 20 & 23)
Dance building, room 128 (in LIU section)
*Closed* NEW! Love and Romance in Film and Literature – starts Jan. 26
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.
ELL 2005 / noncredit / $180
Instructor: Elizabeth Troshanoff
Fri., 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Jan. 26–March 16 (7 sessions; no class Feb. 23)
Room: TBA

Open Courses: Spring 2018 Session I (Weekend Courses)

Registration begins November 13.

*Full* NEW! Freedom of the Press: Why It Matters – starts Jan. 27
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.
ELL 1004 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Charity Elder
Sat.–Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Jan. 27–28 (2 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A
NEW! Celebrity Worship: Enduring Craze of Fleeting Phase? – starts March 3
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.
ELL 1009 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Gabriel Garbar
Sat.–Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
March 3–4 (2 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A

Open Courses: Spring 2018 Session II (Weekday Courses)

Registration begins November 13.

NEW! Say and Write What You Mean – starts March 21
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!
ELL 1037 / noncredit / $180
Instructor: Julie Dolphin
Wed., 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
March 21–May 9 (7 sessions; no class April 4)
Dance building, room 119 (in LIU section)
Business Communication – starts March 21
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.
ELL 1040 / noncredit / $180
Instructor: Cynthia Brosnan
Wed., 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
March 21–May 9 (7 sessions; no class April 4)
Music building, room 0089A
Digitally Speaking: Introduction to Internet Marketing – starts March 22
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.
ELL 1015 / noncredit / $180
Instructor: E.J. Flynn
Mon. & Thurs., 9:30–11 a.m.
March 22–May 10 (13 sessions; no class April 2 & 5)
Music building, room 0089A
NEW! Artists, Their Art, Your Virtual Exhibit – starts March 22
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!
ELL 1017 / noncredit / $180
Instructor: Malgorzata Kucwaj
Mon. & Thurs., 11:10  a.m.–12:40 p.m.
March 22–May 10 (13 sessions; no class April 2 & 5)
Music building, room 0089A
NEW! Peace, Justice, and Sustainability – starts March 23
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.
ELL 1021 / noncredit / $180
Instructor: Joan Maliha
Fri., 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
March 23–May 11 (7 sessions; no class April 6)
Dance building, room 119 (in LIU section)
NEW! Great Grammar and Confident Conversation – starts March 23
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
Instructor: Olga Seham
Tues. & Fri., 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
March 23–May 11 (13 sessions; no class April 3 & 6)
Music building, room 0089A
NEW! Documentary Photography – starts March 23
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.
ELL 1060 / noncredit / $180
Instructor: Malgorzata Kucwaj
Tues. & Fri., 11:10 a.m.–12:40 p.m.
March 23–May 11 (13 sessions; no class April 3 & 6)
Music building, room 0089A
JUST ADDED! Social Media: Societal Erosion or Explosion – starts April 9
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
Instructor: Gabriel Garbar
Mon. & Th., 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
April 9–May 10 (10 sessions)
Dance building, room B128
JUST ADDED! Language Fusion: Spanish & English – starts April 10
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
Instructor: Gabriel Garbar
Tue. & Fri., 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
April 10–May 11 (10 sessions)
Dance building, room B128

Open Courses: Spring 2018 Session II (Weekend Courses)

Registration begins November 13.

NEW! Business English: Prepare Like a Professional—Job Search Essentials – starts March 24
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.
ELL 1055 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Laura Katen
Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
March 24–25 (2 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A
NEW! New York City: Faces and Places – starts April 14
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!
ELL 1022 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Gabriel Garbar
Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
April 14–15 (2 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A
NEW! Social Etiquette for Business and Beyond: Dining Do’s and Don’ts – starts May 5
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!
ELL 1006 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Laura Katen
Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
May 5 & 6 (2 sessions)
Music building, room 0089A

All Courses

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 dining and 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 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 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

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. If you are a high intermediate to advanced English speaker, this course is for you!

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 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 1070: Language Fusion: Spanish and English

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 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 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 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 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 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

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