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Humboldt State University was established in 1913.

SUMMER 2015 Extension courses & programs








online certificate programs



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


  Creative Arts

Afro-Cuban Music and Dance

July 18-25, 2015

A week of intensive dance, music, and song workshops
featuring Afro-Cuban masters from Havana, Matanzas
and Oriente provinces. All levels welcome.

See the website for details

Redwood Summer Arts Institute

Session 1 - July 10, 11, 12
Session 2 - July 17, 18, 19

Join us for intensive artists’ workshops taught by accomplished artists and educators on the campus of Humboldt State University. Work one-on-one with industry professionals and with groups of like-minded individuals in state-of-the-art computer labs, spacious painting studios, and well-equipped sculpture fabrication facilities, jewelry and ceramics labs. Courses include Photography, Alternative Painting Processes in Acrylic, Intro to Low-Fired Ceramic Surfaces, Body Casting, Recycled Art for Children and more. See the website for more details on workshops and how to register.

The Studio School

A distinctive visual arts program for youth

FALL 2015: Saturdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 31


Brass Chamber Music Workshop
Daily coached chamber ensemble rehearsals,
performances and freelance playing

Week 1: July 19-25, 2015
Week 2: July 26-Aug. 1, 2015

Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop
A unique opportunity for young musicians
to study and perform in chamber groups.

SESSION 1: June 14-20, 2015
SESSION 2: June 21-27, 2015

North Coast Piano Festival - August 2-8, 2015, Humboldt State University

   Language & Culture

Introduction to Portuguese

Cristo Rei statue overlooking Lisbon, PortugalPortuguese is the sixth most spoken language worldwide, used by over 200 million people on four continents. Whether you’re planning a trip to a Portuguese-speaking country, or enjoy learning new languages, you will appreciate these fun, supportive courses.

Course 1

Learn basic Portuguese vocabulary words and grammar rules that will enable you to initiate and sustain conversations with native speakers. Pronunciation, numbers, alphabet, courtesy, food, time, and other situation-specific vocabulary will be taught.

date .......... Tues./Thurs., June 2-25
time .......... 6-8:15 p.m.
fee .......... $95
place .......... FH 163
instr .......... Matthew Gibson
course .......... EENC x047, 31170

Course 2

For students that have grasped the basics, this course will introduce the five primary conjugations of Portuguese. Learn color, clothing, body, travel, and family vocabulary and begin to formulate written work in the language.

date .......... Tues./Thurs., July 21-Aug. 6; Tues./Wed., Aug. 11-12
time .......... 6-8 p.m.
fee .......... $135
place .......... HGH 204
instr .......... Matthew Gibson
course .......... EENC x047, 31171

Matt Gibson served a two-year mission in Portuguese-speaking Mozambique, where he came to love the people and Portuguese language. He’s currently earning a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a minor in German and linguistics at Humboldt State University.

Basics of Reading, Writing & Speaking Hindi

Enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Hindi language and its historical and contemporary linguistic status.
Hindi is an ancient Indo-Aryan language originating from Sanskrit. It is spoken by over 500 million people around the world. The writing system uses Devanagari script.

In this course, you will learn to understand, speak, read and write Hindi at the basic level.

date .......... Tues./Thurs., June 16-July 9
time .......... 6-7:30 p.m.
fee .......... $75
place .......... HGH 204
instr .......... Meenal Rana
course .......... EENC x047, 31169

Meenal Rana

Meenal Rana grew up in the Northern region of India for almost the first three decades of her life. She fluently speaks Hindi and English – Hindi being her first language – and understands some Punjabi and Sanskrit. Meenal teaches in the HSU child development department and brings cultural and linguistic diversity to the classes that she teaches.

Discover Indian Cuisine with OLLI at HSU

Learn how simple, quick and healthy Indian food can be. The OLLI Indian cooking series with Meenal Rana demystifies Indian cooking, with a focus on the cuisine of the Northern region. You will learn about the history and legacy of Indian spices, health and nutritional standards of Indian food, and medicinal values of Indian spices. Explore the delicious depths and diversity of Indian cuisine with hands-on cooking classes. You will learn to cook basic and advanced north Indian meals.

Professional Development


NOTARY TRAINING: One-day seminar

Friday, July 17 - SEE DETAILS

Course in Consciousness

Learn the art of meditation and become more conscious of your consciousness and gain greater clarity, happiness, and peace in your life. We will cover classic yogic paths to enlightenment such as the eight limbs of yoga, Vendanta, Jhana Yoga, Shaktipat, and Kundalini Yoga. Learn beginner techniques such as mantras, as well as advance meditation practices.
All levels welcome. Yoga mat or blanket and pillow recommended.

date .......... Tues., May 26-June 30

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

place .......... Harry Griffith Hall 225

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

instr .......... David Sandercott

course .......... EENC x036, 31168: REGISTER NOW

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.

Guide School

June 7-12, 2015

Hands-on training in guiding strokes and commands,
river safety and etiquette, knot tying,
river anatomy, teambuilding and outdoor leadership.
Three units of academic credit (REC 480) is available through
HSU College of eLearning & Extended Education.
For information about fees, and to register, contact:

Redwoods & Rivers: (800) 429-0090 or E-mail


Owl art by Gary Bloomfield

Birding: Tips & Trips

Enjoy this annual summer birdwatching course!


Redwood Coast Marine Science Summer Program

May 26-June 26, 2015

Take one or both courses:
General Oceanography (OCN 109; 4 units)
Marine Biology (BIOL 255; 3 units)



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.

LEARN MORE AT THE MA in Applied Anthropology WEBSITE

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: Finish your bachelor's degree online. Designed for working people who aspire to lead. Courses begin August 24. Apply today! - 707-826-3731.



This 9-month 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.

Now accepting applications for fall 2015.

Visit the website for further details

Ecology and Sustainable Tourism Planning and Management Certificate Program

Exercise Nutrition

Online Certificate Program (12 units)

Certificate in Faculty Preparation: Teaching in Higher Education: An online Certificate Program through the College of eLearning and Extended Education

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

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.


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...

New Designs for Fundraising

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



CE Credits Online
Online courses for educators




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