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University of Southern Indiana offers new series of noncredit courses
USI’s Department of Continuing Education has released a new series of noncredit continuing education courses for the fall semester. Over 80 offerings are available.
Have a passion for writing? Michael Garrett, associate editor for Writer’s Digest School, will lead “How to be Published,” a series of five workshops for writers. Garrett is co-editor of the popular Hot Blood anthology series and has published dozens of short stories and a novel. Workshops will include: Fiction Writing for Beginners, The Truth About Self-Publication, How to Become a Published Author, Creating Your Novel, and Short Story and Novel Feedback.
Need help learning some computer basics? Sign up for My First Computer Class. In this free course, participants will learn about the different parts of the computer and how to use the keyboard and mouse. Additional computer courses will include Project Management with Microsoft Project, Using Access 2007, Using Excel 2007, and more.
Business leaders who register for Your Role as a Leader will learn how to get results through people. Participants will discover a set of essential skills to meet both practical business needs and people’s personal needs. Leaders attending this program will become familiar with the Development Dimensions International (DDI) Leader Interaction Process, explore the five Key Principles, and gain a better understanding of how to meet individuals’
Are you on track to enjoy the retirement of your dreams? Get the most from guaranteed investments, tax-free income, and estate planning by enrolling in a Passport to Retirement® course. For those already retired, or who plan to retire in the next 10 years, this seminar takes a conservative approach to wise money management in addition to identifying lifestyle issues facing mature Americans.
If you’re looking for adventure, check out the fitness and recreation offerings. Courses in this category include Learn to Scuba Dive, Sailing School, Introduction to Rock Climbing, and more.
Foreign language courses for beginners and more advanced students will also be offered. Course selections include Beginning Conversational French, Beginning Conversational German, Beginning Conversational Russian, Beginning Conversational Japanese, Beginning Conversational Chinese, More Conversational Russian, and More Conversational Japanese.
Noncredit courses are designed to provide opportunities for personal growth and development and are open to anyone, regardless of educational background. All courses are presented in a noncompetitive and informal atmosphere where interest in learning is the primary consideration. No grades are assigned and formal admission to the University is not required for course registration. Courses are available through USI's Division of Outreach and Engagement.
For more information, or to register for a class, call 812/464-1978 or 800/467-8600.