Education

Everyday Math (online)
Instructor:Ivy Bishop

Math isn't about plugging numbers into formulas. It's about knowing enough to make the numbers and formulas work for you. Math can be incredibly useful - but only if you understand how and when to apply it in your everyday life.

This course will show you how to use math to your advantage. You won't find any theory or memorization here. The lessons that make up this course are filled with practical exercises and information that you can put to immediate use. You'll find out some very interesting things about how calculators work, and then you'll discover how best to get a handle on your income and expenses. You'll be able to check your paystub, invoices, and bank statements for errors and overcharges, and you'll become more skilled at handling money and comparing investment opportunities.

You'll learn how to calculate percentages, including the proper amount to pay in tips, commissions, taxes, and discounts. You'll find out how to calculate interest rates and you'll develop a better understanding of mortgages, credit cards, and other types of loans. You'll discover a handy method for converting one type of measurement to another, and you'll be able to calculate areas correctly so you don't overspend on your next home improvement project. You'll become adept at interpreting graphs, calculating the probability that something will (or won't) happen, and understanding the statistics embedded in test results, polls, and even news stories.

Supply List

Location: http://www.ed2go.com/mcneese
Date:Classes begin monthly
Time:Six-week course with a two-week grace period.
Assignments are posted twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost:$99

 

Grammar Refresher (online)
Instructor:Ellen Field

Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. This course will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You'll explore the basics of English grammar—like sentence structure and punctuation—as well as more sophisticated concepts—like logic and clarity. A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths.

Supply List

Location: http://www.ed2go.com/mcneese
Date:Classes begin monthly
Time:Six-week course with a two-week grace period.
Assignments are posted twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost:$99

 

Introduction to Algebra (Online)
Instructor:Sharon Daniels

Develop a rich understanding of the rudiments of algebra in a relaxed and supportive learning environment. This course will help you understand some of the most important algebraic concepts, including orders of operation, units of measurement, scientific notation, algebraic equations, inequalities with one variable, and applications of rational numbers.

An emphasis on practical applications for your newfound skills will help you learn to reason in a real-world context. As a result, you will acquire a wide variety of basic skills that will help you find solutions to almost any problem.

This unique and thought-provoking course integrates algebra with many other areas of study, including history, biology, geography, business, government, and more. By the time you finish this course, you will understand how algebra is relevant to almost every aspect of your daily life.

Supply List

Location: http://www.ed2go.com/mcneese/
Date:Classes begin monthly!
Time:Six-week course with a two-week grace period.
Assignments are posted twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost:$99

 

Merrill Ream Speed Reading (online)
Instructor:Merrill Ream

Are you struggling to keep up with a flood of email, articles, reports, and books? Save yourself hours of time and increase your productivity by learning to read faster and with better comprehension. Taught by acclaimed speed reading expert Dr. Merrill Ream, this course is a complete speed reading experience. Topics are presented in a logical progression with plenty of time to help you master the skills and techniques you'll need for lasting proficiency as a speed reader.

Location: http://www.ed2go.com/mcneese
Date:classes begin monthly
Time:Six-week course with a two-week grace period.
Assignments are posted twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost:$99

 

Speak with Distinction
Instructor:Josh Brown (info)

“It's true most people would rather have a root canal than speak in public. Take a chance and give a try. I promise it will be far less painful and far more rewarding!”

Learn the art of effect public speaking from an Experienced Professional Actor and Coach. Learn to connect with your material and your audience in a personal and effective way. Improve the quality of your voice and its projection abilities. Speak and pronounce your words in a clearer more connected and inspiring way. Learn the secrets of intonation, dynamics and effective use of gesture.

Anyone taking this course will not only enjoy the opportunity of getting up in front of a bunch of strangers and effectively communicating their ideas in a meaningful way, they will be given tools that they can take and use practically, in their career and personal life. Impress your friends, co-workers, boss, family or congregation by learning to be more articulate, well spoken, engaging and effective in your public speaking and presentational abilities by learning the hands on application of effective Public Speaking techniques.

Location: Mariner Room, Student Union
Date:Tuesdays
July 9,16,23,30
Time:6:30 - 8:30 pm
Cost:

 

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