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Humboldt State University was established in 1913.

FALL 2015 Extension courses & programs

CREATIVE ARTS

LANGUAGE & CULTURE

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

THE SCIENCES

ELEARNING - ONLINE DEGREE & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS

online certificate programs

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

OLLI - OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE

Courses for those aged 50 and better. See the website for details and courses.

HSU INVITES THE COMMUNITY

OTHER RESOURCES




Creative Arts


The Studio School

A distinctive visual arts program for youth!
Sept. 12-OCT. 31


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LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Beginning Italian

With Eleonora Gire

Begin your study of Italian with a native speaker.

Learn useful, simple, idiomatic expressions for practical situations.

Topics include: pronouns, articles, regular verbs and noun-adjective agreement.

Required textbook: Italian the Easy Way.

date .......... Tues./Thurs., Aug. 17-Nov. 17

time .......... 7:30-9 p.m.

fee .......... $380

place .......... HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 227

class # .......... 47395: REGISTER ONLINE

Eleonora Gire was born in Italy and earned a master’s degree in English and German at the University of Padova. She has taught Italian online and in person, most recently with the Penobscot School for Language Learning and International Exchange.

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Japanese Language 101

With Mie Matsumoto

This course invites students to learn introductory Japanese language and culture with an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking skills.  It covers selected topics of everyday life and introduces Japanese culture.

Relevant materials will be handed out in the class.  Knowledge of the Japanese writing system is not required; however 30 minutes of each class will be assigned to explore writing and reading Japanese for fun.

date .......... Wed., Oct. 7-28

time .......... 6-8:30 p.m.

fee .......... $85

place .......... HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 106

class # .......... 47433: REGISTER ONLINE

Mie Matsumoto is a native Japanese speaker and has over 15 years experience teaching college level Japanese for HSU College of eLearning & Extended Education and College of the Redwoods. She has taught all levels and different age groups on a private basis. She is also experienced in commercial translation services in diverse industries.

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Rosetta Stone®
Interactive Online Language Learning

Have you always wanted to learn another language? Or would you like to practice and increase your skills in a language you have already learned? German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and English as a Second Language (ESL) are all available to learn online through Rosetta Stone®.

 

Professional Development

Speaking, Listening, and the Common Core in K-16

With Dr. Armeda Reitzel

This course covers the principles and practices of communication in understanding and delivering oral presentations and provides tools for teaching speaking and listening in grades K-16.

date .......... Sat., Oct. 17-Nov. 7 (no class Oct. 31)

time .......... 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

fee .......... $60 ($50 additional for optional credit)

place .......... HSU Campus: Theater Arts 11

class # .......... 47615: REGISTER ONLINE FOR NO-CREDIT

credit .......... 47434: REGISTER ONLINE FOR 1 UNIT CREDIT (CR/NC), EED x701 OR
                       47435: REGISTER ONLINE FOR 1 UNIT CREDIT (CR/NC), SED x701

Dr. Armeda Reitzel is a professor and chair of Communication at Humboldt State University. Her areas of expertise include communication development and education across the lifespan, public speaking, and intercultural communication.

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Creating Order & Simplicity

With Barbara Browning

The missing component for most people when they attempt to get organized isn’t containers, but a system. This training will offer a logical, easy-to-follow system that uses a methodology to help you de-clutter the past and organize for the present. You will gain space to move, think, breathe, and create at home or work.

date .......... Sat., Sept. 26

time .......... 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

fee .......... $75

place .......... HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 226

class # .......... 47443: REGISTER ONLINE

Barbara Browning is a professional organizer and holistic productivity trainer and consultant. Her work is an intelligent and soulful blend of left and right brain thinking styles that invites and encourages people to function at their best.

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CHILD ABUSE MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING

Friday, Oct. 24 - SEE DETAILS


CALIFORNIA STATE-REQUIRED NOTARY TRAINING

Nov. 21 - SEE DETAILS


With Ron White

Even the most basic social service is rooted in fundamental social and economic structures that can only be made accountable through social justice strategies.

This course will introduce participants to the benefits of community organizing as both a primary social change strategy and adjunct to social service. It will cover basics of structural analysis and community power dynamics, while giving a national overview of common issue campaigns.

We will also explore the complex and evolving world of social justice philanthropy, its current aspirations and national actors. We will explore how philanthropy’s interplay with social change creates both tension and opportunity for grant-seekers involved with community improvement.

This class meets every other Saturday.

date .......... Sat., Sept. 12 & 26; Oct. 10 & 24; Nov. 7 & 21; Dec. 5 & 19

time .......... 3-4:30 p.m.

fee .......... $90

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

class # .......... 47447: REGISTER ONLINE

Ron White brings over 30 years experience in the field of social change philanthropy as a consultant, trustee, and employee of private, public, family and community foundations. He's had the privilege to support the self-empowerment efforts of low-income and marginalized populations all across the U.S.

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Building Organizational Diversity: Avoiding Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

With Melissa Meiris

Interested in increasing the diversity of employees at your company or organization? Curious about the unconscious factors that might affect that process? A growing body of research has demonstrated the very real effects, and broad-reaching impacts, of unconscious bias in all types of hiring situations, for positions at all levels, and across all types of businesses and organizations.

This two-part workshop will explore the many ways in which unconscious bias can subtly impact our hiring decisions, with a focus on offering concrete strategies for changing these patterns of behavior in ourselves and our organizations. Through activities and discussion, participants will learn about unconscious bias, explore the ways it might manifest during the hiring process, and develop strategies for avoiding it. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply new practices to their respective work settings, gather feedback from peers, and gain experience identifying and interrupting bias through real-world scenarios.

date .......... Tues., Oct. 20 and Nov. 10

time .......... 9-11 a.m.

fee .......... $105

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

class # .......... 47444: REGISTER ONLINE

Melissa Meiris is the associate director in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Humboldt State University. Her work focuses on implementing plans to enhance and support staff and faculty diversity, advocating for an equitable and inclusive campus environment and coordinating professional development opportunities for staff and faculty. Melissa came to this work via the non-profit and environmental education fields. She holds an M.A. in education – equity and social justice from San Francisco State University.

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Public Engagement: The Vital Leadership Skill

Thursday, October 22


This practical and participatory half-day seminar is designed for anyone who wants to be more effective in engaging the public in addressing tough issues.


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Women, Wealth and Wisdom

Get the tools for planning, investing and making a difference.

Featuring these workshop presenters:

  • Ginger Weber, President, Principal, Certified Financial Planner, Premier Financial Group
  • Renae Alejandre, Financial Consultant, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  • Angela Petrusha, Estate Planning Attorney
  • Kimberley Pittman-Schulz, Executive Director of Philanthropy, Humboldt State University

Keynote Panel: Women as Game Changers

  • Julie Fulkerson, Facilitator
  • Mary Keehn, Founder, Cypress Grove Chevre
  • Elizabeth Murguia, Former Congressional Aide & Humboldt Library Foundation Board President
  • Lisa Rossbacher, President, Humboldt State University

Registration Information

Fee is $55 for the day; catered lunch is included. Limited space available. Register early.

Register online: humboldt.edu/olli or by phone: 707-826-3713

Sponsored by Leave a Legacy Humboldt, Humboldt Area Foundation, Humboldt Botanical Garden, St. Joseph Health, OLLI at HSU and Humboldt State University.

Thursday, October 29 at Fortuna River Lodge
WELCOME
9:10-9:30 a.m. Defining and Funding Your Future and the Change You Want to See with Kimberley Pittman-Schulz
SESSION 1a
9:40-11:20 a.m.
The Investment Landscape: Looking Forward with Renae Alejandre
SESSION 1b
9:40-11:20 a.m.
Asset Management for the Second Half: Six Considerations with Ginger Weber
11:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Keynote Panel: Women as Game Changers featuring Mary Keehn, Elizabeth Murguia, Lisa Rossbacher and facilitated by Julie Fulkerson.
SESSION 2a
12:45-2:30 p.m.
Estate Planning Essentials with Angela Petrusha
SESSION 2b
12:45-2:30 p.m.
Making Value of Your Appreciated Assets with Kimberley Pittman-Schulz
SESSION 3
2:40-3:00 p.m.
Women, Wealth & Wisdom in Humboldt

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Introduction to Holistic Medicine

With John Yamas and Melissa Berg

Have you ever wondered why some people get better while undergoing a conventional or natural medical treatment and others do not? In this class you will learn about different factors that impact health and what is needed to heal. Handouts will be distributed for each class.

You will learn about:

  • The major blockages to healing
  • Self-care for health
  • Strengths and weakness of different systems of medicine such as Conventional Western Medicine VS. Functional Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as western Naturopathy and Chiropractic.
  • The history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), herbal medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion, as well as needling and non-needling treatments.
  • How Qigong can help you in your personal growth and help you to maintain optimum health.
  • How emotional components are addressed by different treatments.
  • The importance of diet: how food processing affects us, foods that promote health, and the effects of dietary supplements.

Various other factors that impact our health will be discussed.

date .......... Wed., Aug. 26-Oct. 7

time .......... 7-8:30 p.m.

fee .......... $70

place .......... HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 226

class # .......... 47442: REGISTER ONLINE

John Yamas has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and a M.Ed. in guidance and counseling psychology from University of Hawaii. He has a certificate in Oriental medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. John became a CA-licensed acupuncturist in 1986 and earned his doctorate from SAMRA College of Oriental Medicine in 1988. He started his Arcata practice in 1988. John completed the teacher training for the healing arts of Emei Qigong in Emei, China in 2006.

Melissa Berg is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, certified massage therapist and a labor support doula. She holds a master’s degree in science and traditional Chinese medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and she has continued her education by studying with several renowned practitioners in the bay area including Dr. Lifang Liang, Dr. Ai De Men, and Dr Raven Lang. Melissa’s background includes a B.A. in liberal arts with an emphasis in psychology, Spanish and art. Melissa currently works at the Center for Natural Medicine in Arcata.

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Course in Consciousness

With David Sandercott

This meditation course aims to give students a taste of Shaktipat meditation and Jhana yoga, as well as some tools they will find useful for a meditation practice of their own.

We will learn about the eight limbs of yoga and the four paths of yoga as well.

All levels welcome. Blanket or yoga mat and pillow recommended.

Chose one of two sessions offered:

SESSION 1

date .......... Tues., Sept. 1-Oct. 6

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... $85

place .......... HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 225

class # .......... 47407: REGISTER ONLINE

SESSION 2

date .......... Tues., Oct. 13-Nov. 17

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... $85

place .......... HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 225

class # .......... 47408: REGISTER ONLINE

David Sandercott has been meditating and studying the Science of Self for over 15 years. David has been blessed to study with many teachers in the field of human development, martial arts and yoga. He has been studying for the last eight years with Steven S. Sadleir, a Master in two ancient lineages from India. Steven bestowed David with the honor of Teacher in 2012 after six years of study.

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THE SCIENCES

CCAT Sustainable Living Courses

The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) is pleased to offer these courses in sustainable living through the College of eLearning & Extended Education.

 

eLearning

ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology

A rigorous yet flexible degree program focused on building rewarding, relevant, competitive, marketable skills. Graduates will be in a position to confidently apply anthropological perspectives, theories and methods to a variety of careers in today’s academic, non-academic and increasingly global job market.

The program begins with a five-week (5-unit) Summer Institute held on the HSU campus, where students build camaraderie and receive rigorous hands-on methods training. They’ll work with resources including the archaeology and biological anthropology laboratories, cultural, artifact and skeletal collections, and a simulated archaeological site.

After the Summer Institute, students undertake 30 units of online coursework (three 10-unit semesters) or part-time (six 4- to 6-unit semesters). Students will gain additional practical experience through an applied internship, and are guided through the thesis project.

Core Courses

  • Anth 670: Intro to Applied Anthropology
  • Anth 671: Methods in Applied Anthropology
  • Anth 678: Proseminar
  • Anth 672: Theory in Applied Anthropology
  • Anth 673: Anthropology in Practice
  • Anth 674: Project Design & Management
  • Anth 675: Applied Anth Field Placement
  • Anth 690: Thesis

Program tuition is priced at $375 per unit.

LEARN MORE AT THE MA in Applied Anthropology WEBSITE

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Social Work: Online MSW Program

Get more information about the online Masters Degree in Social Work offered through the College of eLearning & Extended Education.


Leadership Studies
Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

The College of eLearning and Extended Education at Humboldt State University is pleased to offer this online degree completion program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an option in Leadership Studies.

See the Leadership Studies Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Program website for details!

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ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

This 12-unit online interdisciplinary certificate program provides an introduction to the field of institutional research. It is for those pursuing or starting a career in institutional research and also for students and entry-level career professionals interested in exploring the discipline of institutional research.

Three 4-unit online courses are included in the Certificate:

  • PSYC 550: Introduction to Institutional Research
    Overview of the field of institutional research, planning and assessment and data analysis
  • PSYC 551: Applied Research in Higher Education
    Quantitative and qualitative research methods to analyze institutional databases and assess university outcomes
  • PSYC 552: Diversity Research in Institutional Research
    Primary research in a university/institutional setting with required Institutional Review Board procedures, quantitative and qualitative research methods, statistical tools

The Certificate Program also includes three units of internship in an Institutional Research Office.

Visit the website for further details


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Exercise Nutrition

Online Certificate Program (12 units)


Do you wish to pursue teaching in community colleges and universities, or enhance your teaching career?

CERTIFICATE IN FACULTY PREPARATION:
Teaching in Higher Education

An Online Certificate Program through HSU College of eLearning & Extended Education

This three-semester, 12-unit ONLINE certificate program
introduces prospective and current faculty to the teaching,
learning and technology issues in the college classroom. Starts fall 2015.

VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS


Legal Secretary Online Certificate Course

This intensive 7-week online program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office.

See more details...

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New Designs for Fundraising

Discover best practices in fundraising
for small to mid-size nonprofits.


ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CE Credits Online
Online courses for educators


Decolonizing Social Work with Indigenous Communities

This ONLINE course is for current social workers and members of the community who work with indigenous communities.

See more details and register now.

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HSU INVITES THE COMMUNITY

22nd Annual

Indigenous Peoples’ Week

Mon.-Fri., Oct. 12-16

The American Indian community of Humboldt State University hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Week with events held across campus.

The five-day event begins with a celebration on the UC Quad.

  • Workshops
  • Film screenings
  • Community building reception
  • Cultural sharing
  • “We Are a Culture, Not a Costume” campaign

For more information, contact: Mona Mazzotti, HSU MultiCultural Center: 707-826-3369

Check the MultiCultural Center website for further details.


17th Annual

Campus Dialogue on Race

Racialization & Education: Intersections of Power, Pedagogy, & Identity

Mon.-Fri., Nov. 2-6, 2015

A week of workshops, film screenings, and events that aim to promote dialogue and positive strategies for change.

Keynote Speakers:

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m.:
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Ph.D.,
Professor of Sociology, Duke University

COLOR-BLIND RACISM AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s research has appeared in Sociological Inquiry, Racial and Ethnic Studies, Race and Society, Discourse and Society, Journal of Latin American Studies, Contemporary Sociology, Critical Sociology, and Research in Politics and Society. He has published four books: White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era, Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States, White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism (with Ashley Doane), and (with Tukufu Zuberi) White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Social Science.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m. :
Ed Brockenbrough, Ph.D.,
Professor of Teaching & Curriculum, University of Rochester

QUEER YOUTH OF COLOR

Edward Brockenbrough directs the Urban Teaching and Leadership Program, a Warner School initiative that prepares urban teachers with a commitment to social justice. He also teaches master’s and doctoral courses on concepts and issues in social science research, gender and sexual justice in schools, topics in teaching and schooling for pre-service teachers, and diversity and social justice in American education. Beyond Warner, he provides professional development for local K-12 educators on LGBT issues in schools.

See schedule of events on the Campus Dialogue on Race website.

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5th Annual Conference

California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (CA-NAME)

The Struggle for Multicultural Education:
Sharing, Examining, & Reflecting on our Practices

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8 & 9, 2016 at Humboldt State University

Valuing the cultural wealth of all peoples and practitioners dedicated to multicultural education.

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Christine Sleeter
Dr. Margarita Berta-Avila

Workshops and performances on:

  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Developing inclusive curriculum
  • Creating socially just curriculum, school, community and world
  • Decolonizing schooling practices and spaces.

Learn more about CA-NAME at the website


eLearning: More Information

 

Osher LIFElong learning institute (OLLI)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
OLLI: Courses and events by and for those aged 50 and over

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