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FALL 2014 Extension courses & programs








online certificate programs


Courses for those aged 50 and over. See the OLLI website for details and current classes.


  creative arts

Dynamic Writing: The Creative Adventure

Writing is the gateway art to the great inner realm of creativity. These three seminar meetings will feature heaps of in-class dynamic writing. Dive deep into yourself, write with surging abandon, explore metaphysical suppositions and dream the new universe. Free writing, journal writing, e-mail construction, public and private letter writing, and fiction stories will be the focus of discussion and writing. Characterization, setting and plot, and other story elements will be considered. Also, the mechanics of story submission for publication, the good habits of writers, and finding the bridge between writing and your own sublime unconscious. Be the proud traveler of your own constructed history – write!


Jesse Austin has taught classes through Extended Education for over 13 years. He has published children’s stories, written a weekly script for a radio show, has written and performed numerous solo performances and presented hundreds of workshops on writing and creativity all over the West for more than 20 years. He has also performed, published and made writing workshop presentations in New Zealand.


The Studio School

A distinctive visual arts program for youth!
Sept. 13-Nov. 1


Humboldt Music Academy



Redwood Writing Project

Integrating Technology into the Writing Process

An Online Professional Development Opportunity for Teachers: By focusing on the ways in which technology can be purposely woven into the current process of teaching writing, this online course will help teachers have better success in meeting Common Core standards AND improving student engagement with writing.

This online professional development opportunity will support teacher practice immediately by providing opportunities to identify, implement, and troubleshoot technology and writing strategies.

Open to all K-College teachers.

date .......... Oct. 1-Dec. 10

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

fee .......... $100 plus $160 for optional academic credit

place .......... ONLINE

course .......... ENGL x712

credit .......... 2 units (optional: 47645)

To register for this Redwood Writing Project course, visit the Redwood Writing Project Website

Fall Tech Series: Tech Tools for Literacy-Based Projects

This is a series of workshops to support educators in their use of technology in the classroom to integrate Common Core State Standards. Sessions are applicable to all grades, subject areas, and computer skill levels. This year the series focuses on ways to use technology to build lessons and writing experiences focused on the genres of narrative, expository, and argument.

Choose one or more sessions:

date .......... Narrative: Sept. 30 & Oct. 7
                  Argument: Oct. 14 & 21
                  Expository/Informative: Oct. 28 & Nov. 4

time .......... 4:30-7:30 p.m.

fee .......... $75 for one topic, $130 for two topics, $200 for all three,
                  plus $40 for 0.5 unit for attending two sessions or $80 for 1 unit for attending all three (optional)

place .......... McKinleyville (tentative)

instr .......... RWP Tech Team Leaders: Nicolette Amann (HSU English),
                  Kara Martin (Lost Coast High), Stephanie Strasser (Trinidad Elementary),
                  and Rachel Watson (McKinleyville High)

course .......... ENGL x712

credit .......... 0.5 unit (optional: 47643) or 1 unit (optional: 47644)

To register for this Redwood Writing Project course, visit the Redwood Writing Project Website


   Language & Culture

Japanese Language 101

This course is for any level of students who want to learn necessary grammar and expressions and practice communication skills particular to the course topic, “My Town” — the learning theme for all course meetings. 

  • Learn basic grammar and vocabulary within the given topic
  • Practice conversational skills
  • Explore Japanese culture and tradition
  • Learn about using adjectives
  • Learn how to express existence and location
  • Learn how to use positional words
  • Talk about places around town
  • Learn to ask and answer existence and location
  • Talk about your hometown and neighborhood

Relevant materials will be handed out at the class. The main focus of this course is on speaking and listening skills. 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.


Mie Matsumoto is a native Japanese speaker and has over 15 years experience teaching college-level Japanese. She has taught classes for HSU 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 and services in diverse industries.


Introductory Russian Language & Culture

This course is for those who have little or no knowledge of the Russian language. By the end of the course you will know the Russian alphabet (Cyrillic) and gain basic reading and writing skills. You will also be able to engage in basic conversation. You will learn greeting and addressing people formally and informally, counting, telling the time, sharing contact information, asking for and following directions.

Learn about grammar –- specifically the Russian cases, adjectives, nouns, verb conjugations, and verbs of motion.

Enjoy cultural notes about Russian history, arts and literature, and two films in Russian (with English subtitles).

Textbook: Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book One (5th edition) and Student Activities Manual for Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book One (5th edition). By Richard M. Robin, Karen Evans-Romaine, Galina Shatalina
Russian Stories: A Dual-Language Book. Gleb Struve. Dover Publications; English and Russian Language edition. 1990.


Intermediate Russian Language & Culture

This course is for those who have some reading and writing skills and are able to engage in simple conversations in Russian. You will be able to engage in more elaborate conversations and discussions such as discussing activities and schedules, making invitations, renting an apartment, expressing wants and needs, and talking about family.

The course will cover more grammar points and will broaden students’ existing vocabulary. Cultural notes about Russian history, art and literature will be woven into the course. Additionally, a Russian film (with English subtitles) will be shown and discussed.

Prerequisite: Completion of Beginners course (see above) or instructor approval.

Textbook: Same as for the Introduction course above.


Anna Lipnik was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and Russian is her native language. She has an MS in journalism and mass communication and an MA in Spanish from Kansas State University. Anna has an extensive experience tutoring students of all ages in Spanish and ESL, and she is excited to teach one of her native languages.


Beginning Sanskrit

Namaskara! Learn the fundamentals of the Sanskrit language. Immerse yourself in a beautiful and elegant language. Used in religious and legal texts by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, this classical language of India is the mother language of many modern Indian languages. Learn the Devanagari script, read and write basic sentences in Sanskrit, and recite verses from various Hindu, Buddhist, and secular texts. Whether your interest is religious studies, Yoga, foreign languages, or Indian culture, you are sure to enjoy this fun and immersive journey into a beautiful, elegant language.

date .......... Wed., Sept. 3-Nov. 5

time .......... 5-7 p.m.

place .......... Founders Hall 163

fee .......... $200

instr .......... Jackson Stephenson

Jackson Stephenson earned a BA in religious studies from HSU. He studied Sanskrit at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2012-2013 and spent the fall of 2010 at the Vivekenanda Institute of Indian Studies in Mysore, India. Since spring 2014, he’s been the leader of the Sanskrit Study Group at HSU.


International Education Week: November 13-16, 2014

The community is invited to learn about international issues and events


Tell Me More®: Interactive Online Language Learning

Enjoy language learning in a lab, in class, at home, or anywhere else there is an internet connection, at your own pace, and take advantage of language learning with business and career specific supplemental content.

German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and English as a Second Language (ESL) are all available to learn online.

Credit or no credit options. Get more information or register...


  Professional Development

Google Apps: Get Your Head in the Cloud

Students, teachers, and business professionals — harness the power of the Google Apps productivity suite! Today’s world requires software applications that promote collaboration and creativity, and tools that help solve real world problems and bring people closer together. With Google Apps, solutions to your business and education challenges await. So join over 40 million Google users worldwide and discover the possibilities of cloud computing.

Do you have experience with Microsoft Office or another productivity suite? Learn how to transfer your current software skills to the powerful Google platform. Access your files from anywhere, using mobile devices, your Mac or PC. This two-week course will focus on:

  • Google Drive and Working with Files in the Cloud
  • Google Docs and Sheets
  • Google Sites
  • Capturing Data using Google Forms

We’ll also learn about and integrate other cool technologies and programs such as QR codes and TinyURL. Introduce yourself to the world of Google — the possibilities are calling!


Instructor Jim Stemach has helped students understand new technologies and software applications for over 20 years. Jim has taught professional development courses to national audiences and currently teaches at College of the Redwoods. He works at Humboldt State University.


Microsoft Excel Basics

Worksheet design, formulas and functions, charts, saving and printing worksheets and workbooks, these are the basic features of Microsoft Excel.

Create, name, and save workbooks. Design worksheets that utilize relative and absolute formulas and functions such as Sum, Average, Max, Min and Count. Also compare how chart types communicate different interpretations of data, and use shapes and WordArt to enhance charts.

Come learn the basics or expand your knowledge with new tips and techniques.


Joan Dvorak has taught professional development classes in Microsoft Access and Excel for more than 12 years. Local businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals have developed or improved databases and spreadsheets through participation in these training sessions. Joan has equipped students and staff at Fortuna High School to utilize Microsoft Office programs for more than 17 years.


Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Go beyond the basics and explore powerful tools available to an intermediate user of Microsoft Excel.

Evaluate worksheet design and practice Excel analysis tools such as AutoFilter, PivotTables, and advanced formulas and functions. Participants will analyze data lists utilizing sorting, filtering, subtotals.

As time permits, formulas and functions such as If, CountIf, SumIf and Vlookup and what-if analysis and data validation will be presented.

date .......... Mon., Oct. 6-27

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

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

place .......... Humboldt County Office of Education, Louis Bucher Resource Center, 901 Myrtle Ave., Eureka

instr .......... Joan Dvorak

Joan Dvorak has taught professional development classes in Microsoft Access and Excel for more than 12 years. Local businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals have developed or improved databases and spreadsheets through participation in these training sessions. Joan has equipped students and staff at Fortuna High School to utilize Microsoft Office programs for more than 17 years.


Microsoft Access Basics

Information management is an essential task for many of us these days, whether on the job or at home. Microsoft Access, part of the Office family of products, is the right tool for storing, retrieving, reporting and analyzing your data. For business, nonprofit or in your personal life, develop skills to successfully organize and manage information about people, places or things using Microsoft Access.

Practice entering, editing and storing information with tables and forms; select and ask questions about data using queries; display information in organized reports. Explore how Access can surpass the capabilities of spreadsheet programs such as Excel and discover ways Access can also be used to complement Excel.

Class includes hands-on, instructor led training and time to practice independently utilizing your choice of files provided by the instructor or files you bring to class. Do more with your data by learning Microsoft Access.


Joan Dvorak has taught professional development classes in Microsoft Access and Excel for more than 12 years. Local businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals have developed or improved databases and spreadsheets through participation in these training sessions. Joan has equipped students and staff at Fortuna High School to utilize Microsoft Office programs for more than 17 years.


Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong

Join John Yamas for a three-session introduction to Sheng Zhen Qigong. This style of Qigong was developed by Masters Gong Chang and Li Jun Feng and is well known in China.

The translation for Sheng Zhen to English means “highest,” “ultimate” or “unconditional love.” The goal of these movements is to help the practitioner experience unconditional love.

This powerful form of Qigong can be done while sitting in a chair with no arms, making it useful for those who have foot problems or problems standing.

The movements are simple and enjoyable and are part of a system to guide practitioners to open their hearts and to heal their bodies.

The first five movements will be learned in the first meeting. The second meeting will review and practice the first five movements, followed by the second five movements. Once the ten movements are learned and practiced, more movements will be added and the third class will culminate in a form of simple, deep meditation.

date .......... Wed., Aug. 27-Sept. 10

time .......... 7-8:10 p.m.

fee .......... $35

place .......... HGH 225

instr .......... John Yamas

John Yamas has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and an 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 California licensed acupuncturist in 1986 and earned his doctorate from SAMRA College of Oriental Medicine in 1988. He started his Arcata practice in 1988. He has studied Qigong since 1995. John completed the teacher training for the healing arts of Emei Qigong in Emei, China in 2006. He has studied Sheng Zhen Qigong with Master Li Jun Feng in California, Oregon, Canada and Manila, Phillipines.


Introduction to Holistic Medicine

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 the different factors that impact health, and what is needed to heal.

You will learn about:

the four major blockages to healing (emotional, biochemical, toxins, structural/energetic flow)

self-care for health

different systems of holistic medicine, so you can make informed decisions when seeking help from others

the history of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), herbal medicine, acupuncture and moxabustion, as well as needling therapy and non-needle treatments

how Qigong can help you in your personal growth and help you to maintain optimum health

how emotional components are influenced through treatments such as flower essence therapy, neuro-emotional technique (NET), TCM and Qigong

the importance of diet: how food processing affects us, foods that promote health, and the effects of dietary supplements.

Handouts will be distributed for each class and meditations will be held at the end of classes, as time permits.


John Yamas: See biography above, under “Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong.”



Workshops by Janet Ruprecht:

Managing People: Increasing Motivation & Performance

Best Practices in Management





Friday, Oct. 24 - SEE DETAILS



Trauma. Addiction. Social Change.

“The Beloved Community Envisions Beyond the Bio-medical Model”

A conference featuring Dr. Gabor Mate, MD, Palliative Medicine, renowned speaker and author

Sept. 4-7, 2014 • Arcata, Calif.

Sponsored by Redwood Palliative Psychology with Humboldt State University and Community collaborators

The experience of suffering is universal. When we experience pain, we seek to relieve it. Early experiences of trauma may contribute to life-long suffering, which is often the underpinning for powerful patterns of addiction. Learning about the consequences of trauma and the harm it may cause is essential to a community’s ability to heal collectively and as individuals. Please join us, as we re-imagine what Dr. Bruce Perry describes as “re-weaving the social fabric” in this cross-cultural and multidisciplinary exploration of: Trauma. Addiction. Social Change, “the Beloved Community Envisions Beyond the Bio-medical Model.”

One unit of optional credit (ENVS 480), is available at additional cost.



Get hands-on teaching experience and network with local teachers!

Culturally Relevant Outdoor Education

Offered by HSU College of eLearning & Extended Education in participation with the Discovery Museum

This course will train aspiring educators to teach three lessons (K-2, 3-5, and 6-8) in inquiry-based outdoor education, centered on the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

In addition to learning the curriculum, participants will explore strategies for presenting material in a way that is culturally relevant and sensitive to the varying needs of students in our community.

Through interactive discussions and dynamic classroom activities, participants will be able to experience inquiry learning first-hand and have the opportunity to adapt lessons to varying cultural perspectives.

Long-standing child development theories will be presented and students will be encouraged to apply these to their own teaching and analysis of NGSS.

Once the training is complete, students will earn a certificate of completion from HSU and be eligible to teach 3-hour outdoor education field trips in Freshwater to local K-8 students.

Field trip instructors will receive a $25 per diem stipend from the Discovery Museum for their work.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience and network with local teachers!


Michelle Forrington has been working with HSU and the Discovery Museum on environmental education initiatives in nearby Freshwater for more than a year. She has experience teaching in a diverse array of environments, including Kindergarten at Alice Birney and 7th grade at Coastal Grove. She has also been a camp director and counselor for four years. She is excited to bring together this experience to help future teachers in their professional development!


The Sciences

Paddle with a Purpose

Join Mad River Alliance instructors Dan Mar, Dave Feral and special guests for an overview of the history and ecology of the Mad River watershed. This dynamic three-part series is designed for elementary school teachers, watershed educators, and river group volunteers.

During this series, participants will learn how changes in landscape, background geology, rainfall patterns, and managed components of the Mad River watershed play an influential role in determining the ecological balance for wildlife relying on the Mad River for survival.

Learn how the interaction of crucial physical factors shape the life history and evolution of living organisms in the Mad River watershed.

Participants will also learn basic bird, fish, riparian plant, and macroinvertebrate identification.

All three sessions will take place in the field along the banks of the river, and the last session will be a boating experience in the river.

Upon completion, participants will receive a Mad River Alliance river curriculum guide with background information and lesson plans for conducting aquatic science programs.

Participating classroom teachers will be eligible for a lottery drawing for up to 25 student scholarships to participate in Mad River Alliance’s student field studies, which includes a boating trip!


Dave Feral: After working as program director for Web Of Life Field School, and as a science curriculum consultant for over 10 years, Dave Feral obtained his Masters in Biology from HSU in 2001, with an emphasis in watershed ecology. Dave is currently the director of Mad River Alliance, a community-driven river group with the focus of protecting clean water and recovering the ecological balance of the Mad River watershed.

Dan Mar, a recently retired California secondary science teacher, brings 15 years of experience with children, families, and individual adult environmental education to this workshop. Dan is currently the owner and manager of High Tide Permaculture Design, and serves as the Mad River Alliance Education Director.

Course Schedule

The course is held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.

Sun., Aug. 31: Learn how historic and present land practices affect physical conditions and the wildlife that utilize the Mad River watershed for all or part of their life cycle. Review key ecological concepts to understand how the interaction of crucial physical factors shape the life history and evolution of living organisms in the Mad River watershed.

Sun., Sept. 7: Learn to identify the plants, animals, and other organisms that live in the watershed. Also learn basic animal tracking skills and how to make plaster casts of tracks.

Sun., Sept. 14: Explore the Mad River estuary by boat. You will need a kayak, canoe, or other river craft for this day. If you don’t have personal boating equipment, you can rent all necessary gear through Center Activities. We will paddle to the mouth of the Mad River, and then float upriver with the incoming tide.

Fees & Registration

Non-credit fee: $35. Optional 1 unit academic credit: $50.

Register by contacting the Mad River Alliance:
P.O. Box 1252 • Blue Lake, CA 95525 • 707-382-6162 •


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.


This course is designed to provide a brief introduction to herbalism and various ways of healing with medicinal plants.

By the end of the session, students will have had the opportunity to taste, see, smell and learn about some of the most commonly used herbs and how to incorporate them into daily life for overall health and well-being. Each class will include hands on herbal medicine making so students can learn various methods, tips and techniques to make herbal preparations with samples to go home.

date .......... Tues., Sept. 2-Nov. 4

time .......... 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

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

place .......... CCAT

instr .......... Candice Brunlinger


This course is intended to create a foundation that enables the student to successfully exercise and potentially adopt natural patterns of lifestyle that are not commonly practiced in modern society and discover new alternatives to sustainable residential design.

Each student will build with at least three natural materials (cob, slip-wool and papercrete), gain a working knowledge of what constitutes Net Zero Energy housing and explore how to build it.

date .......... Thurs., Sept. 25-Nov. 13

time .......... 3-4:50 p.m.

fee .......... $65

place .......... CCAT

instr .......... Sean Armstrong


This course is intended to create a foundation that enables each student to successfully plan, plant and harvest an organic garden of their own. Once the basic skills are acquired, growing our own food is one of the most empowering things we can do. It is simultaneously a way to save money, eat healthy, create community and live sustainably. 

date .......... Tues., Sept. 2-Nov. 4

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

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

place .......... CCAT

instr .......... Kelly Karaba


This course will explore various components of an urban homesteading system that can be implemented in any situation. It will provide a hands-on approach in which students will have the opportunity to hone, develop, and share skills that they already have or are interested in learning, as well as be exposed to new skills that will be shared by other students.

date .......... Tues., Sept. 4-Nov. 6

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

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

place .......... CCAT

instr .......... Julia Clark

About CCAT:

The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) is a live-in laboratory for sustainability that is developed and staffed by HSU students. CCAT strives to demonstrate that living lightly on earth is both practical and rewarding. Contributing to local, national, and international networks, CCAT seeks to be an information resource center on Appropriate Technology and sustainable living accessible to people across the world. We also seek to critically examine assumptions surrounding technologies and promote a more holistic, systems approach to the thought process behind, and the use of technology in society. We embrace our unique pedagogy of experimental learning and community-based knowledge and offers tours, workshops, and opportunities for hands-on involvement in our demonstration home. Visit the CCAT website for more information.



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


Social Work: Online BASW & MSW Degree Program

Who Should Apply?

It doesn’t matter where you live or work, you can still earn your B.A. or MSW online from Humboldt State University. These online programs are designed for professionals already working in the field as well as first-time college students. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are welcomed, including those with personal experience of engaging in public mental health services. Students should be able to log on for the live Monday night web sessions, visit campus as required for their program, and be able to dedicate 25 hours a week to the part-time program and 40 hours a week to a full-time program.

What Should I Expect?

  • To engage with professors and fellow students through the use of live webcasts, chats, web tours, small group discussions, shared projects and virtual role plays.
  • Live web sessions every Monday night and weekly modules that you complete on your own schedule.
  • To have the support of a regionally-placed mentor and community of learners.
  • You’ll need basic e-mail and word processing skills, high-speed internet access, a Web cam, a headset with a microphone and a computer that is less than 3 years old.

Online B.A. at a Glance:

  • Apply to the CSU by the admission deadline to start classes in August.
  • 2- or 3-year academic plans available.
  • Visit campus for orientation in August and Practice Intensive in January.
  • This is a degree completion program.

Online MSW at a Glance:

  • Apply by August 31 to start classes in January for the 3-1/2 year program.
  • If you already have your BASW/BSW from a CSWE-accredited program, you are eligible to apply to the 2-year advance standing program. Apply by January 31 to start classes and orientation in June.
  • Visit campus for 4 days each January for intensives, community building and skill development.

Admission Requirements:

For the MSW, you may meet the Native American Peoples of America course prerequisite by enrolling in SW 420, Decolonizing Social Work with Indigenous Communities and earning a C grade or better in the class.

Fees are $510 per unit (subject to change).

More information:

Leadership Studies
Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

Realize your potential! This innovative Bachelor of Arts degree completion program is designed specifically for aspiring leaders. This program was developed in collaboration with business and public sector executives for working adults. Seasoned professionals will lead you through a practical curriculum designed to help you discover, develop and practice your leadership capabilities, knowledge and skills.

Leading to a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, the Option in Leadership Studies is:

  • Delivered online for your convenience.
  • Study on your schedule, at your desk.
  • Taught by accomplished leaders. Learn directly from their insights and experiences.
  • Designed with real-world assignments and customized learning goals.
    Immediately apply skills gained to your job.
  • Delivered in focused, 8-week courses to fuel dynamic progress.

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




Accepting applications for spring 2015 cohort: Apply now!

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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ONLINE Certificate program

Exercise Nutrition

Online Certificate Program (12 units)

Interested in teaching at a COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY?

Teaching in Higher Education

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

This two-semester, 12-unit ONLINE certificate program
introduces prospective and current faculty to the teaching,
learning and technology issues in the college classroom.
Classes begin Aug. 18! Apply now!



CE Credits Online
Online courses for educators

Decolonizing Social Work with Indigenous Communities

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

This course also meets the online MSW program prerequisite for a Native American/Indigenous Studies course (see Social Work Online BA and MSW).

This course includes a general introduction to the history of native peoples of America and the unique and sovereign relationship between Tribal Nations and local, state and federal governments.

date .......... Oct. 20-Dec. 9 (8 weeks)

place .......... Online

fee .......... $330

instr .......... Serenity Bowen

Serenity Bowen is a licensed clinical social worker with varied experience providing outreach, therapy, and crisis intervention in state, county and nonprofit organizations. In addition to her position as a lecturer on campus, she also has a private therapy practice in Arcata. She is a graduate of the Social Work program at Humboldt State University, and earned her MSW from the University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis in Native American Studies and Children and Families.

Tell Me More®: Interactive Online Language Learning

Enjoy language learning in a lab, in class, at home, or anywhere else there is an internet connection, at your own pace, and take advantage of language learning with business and career specific supplemental content.

German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and English as a Second Language (ESL) are all available to learn online.

Credit or no credit options. Get more information or register...


New Designs in Fundraising

ONLINE in Spring 2015!

  • Online Courses and Certificate program offering practical education for non-profit fundraising.
  • Learn from seasoned fundraisers who understand your organization’s needs and know how to get results
  • Enhance your career with knowledge and skills that can be utilized on the job immediately
  • Network with a community of fundraising professionals from a variety of organizations

Soon to be offered online, this program is designed for nonprofit organizations, development departments and individuals interested in creating or strengthening fundraising efforts. Explore principles and strategies of fundraising, case statements, donor development and engagement, annual campaigns, major gift campaigns, special events and more. 

A certificate will be awarded with completion of the four courses and one NorCAN workshop in the emphasis of your choice. 

Check the website for further updates!

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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