Recent Additions to Our Course Catalog
Christology: The Essence and Nature of Jesus Christ
Enrich your understanding of the essence and nature of Jesus Christ in this illuminating course. Join
Brian Neese as he explores Christology, the study of Jesus as a person, with a focus on His nature
and essence. This short course examines not just what Jesus did, but who He was and is, the nature of Jesus
Christ, accepted theories on this, and other relevant implications.
Introduction to Hair Color Theory
This course is designed for anyone wanting to delve into modern hair coloring techniques. Professional hair stylist
reviews a brief history of hair color and explores the structure of hair, gray coverage, safety issues, different
types of color, and application techniques. The class is designed for newcomers to the salon industry, cosmetology
students, color clients and as a refresher for experienced hair stylists.
Writing for Fun and Profit
Move your writing career forward on a fast track while having fun doing it! Mentored by writing instructor
this class focuses on the nonfiction market, where good writers are always in demand. Students
will learn how to research and write interviews, news stories and reviews; how to get organized
and work efficiently; how to know when a manuscript is ready to send; and how to cope with
(and avoid) rejection slips. If you want to begin writing your own recipe for success, this course is your first step!
Young Adult Novel Writing for Beginners
Some of the hottest novels on the market, such as the Twilight saga and
classics like The Catcher in the Rye, are in the Young Adult genre.
Learn how to write in this genre in this class led by YA novelist and blogger
Learn how to create a submission-ready YA novel one step at a time.
For writers who still remember what those butterflies, first kisses and high school memories were all about,
this class fast tracks the creative process, from initial brainstorming to finding the perfect agent.
Recovery from Abuse
This course delves into the steps to recovery from various forms of physical,
emotional and sexual abuse. It is not intended as a one-size-fits-all model
but rather is a guide to help advance the process of healing and recovery. Instructor
examines important steps a person can take, changes in thinking, and new perspectives
that can aid in this recovery process. The class is suitable for
a wide audience that includes abuse victims on the road to recovery; friends and family
faced with situations of trying to help abuse victims; and professionals who now work with abuse victims or may work with them in the
Introduction to the Tarot
Are you curious about Tarot cards? Have you read a few books that left you confused by vague
and conflicting meanings? Indulge your curiosity with this fascinating course by Tarot expert
Explore the basics of how to do a Tarot card reading and delve into the colorful symbolism of the
Major and Minor Arcana. Even if you've never held a Tarot deck before, this class will teach you
everything you need to start doing accurate readings and unlock the timeless wisdom of this fascinating oracle.
The Art of Writing Horror
Author, educator and horror novelist
explores the art of writing horror fiction that will get published. The course examines how to
write horror fiction that will keep readers turning pages. Learn how to structure your plot so
your story flows from beginning to end; create tension, conflict and cliffhangers; use dialogue
to reveal a character's evil motives, set a scarey mood, create fear, and heighten suspense.
Whether you yearn to write about ghosts, creepy dolls, insane asylums or terrifying maniacs,
this writing workshop will help you turn the horror in everyday life into a potential bestseller.
How to Brand Your Product or Company
Why do consumers pay more for an Apple iPhone when they
could buy a generic phone with similar features for less? The answer to this intriguing question
lies in the power of branding. In this course, marketing expert
reveals how a small business or entrepreneur can create, improve and market their brand.
Whether your business is large or small, global or local, you'll discover a wealth of new
insights you can use to create a winning image for your company and products.
Memoir Writing: The Journey to Me
Discover practical ways to bring the story teller within you to life! The memoir is the most popular and expressive
literary form of our time. A memoir, in the simplest of terms, is your story. Some have described it as a written
scrapbook of memories. In this class, you will learn how to record the unforgettable events in your life and turn
your story into a captivating memoir. This course is mentored by instructor
Fantasy Writing Workshop
Learn the basics of writing a short fantasy story. Author
delves into issues unique to this genre such as creating worlds, creatures and magic
systems. The course presents an overview of the different sub-categories of Fantasy
genre and ends with the student completing a short fantasy story. Learn how to
create an enchanting tale that will leave your readers spellbound!
How to Date in a Healthy Way
Discover the roadblocks preventing you from building a lasting
relationship in this short course packed with tips on dating and evaluating the health
of your love relationships. Learn how to conduct your own personal inventory to discover who
you are and what you want in a relationship; recognize why you are losing at love by
clinging to the wrong people; make yourself more appealing to others,
and how to build your self-esteem in today's beauty-obsessed culture. Dating maven and songwriter
wrote this course for KSURF and mentors the class.
Writing A Romance Novel
Learn how to write a romance novel in this hands-on course led by multi-published romance novelist
Leigh Barbour. Students who complete the writing assignments will
have laid the foundation to write their own category romance novel. Topics covered include
an overview of the romance publishing industry, types of romance novels, characterization and
plots, settings, viewpoints, description, narrative and style, dialogue, sensuality, pacing,
revision, and a look at marketing.
Writing As A Healing Art
Writing is more than just a way to share our thoughts with others: it is a tool we can use for
empowerment, healing and self-discovery. In this 9-unit course, London-based holistic teacher
Callie Carling explores the use of writing as a healing art. Each lesson presents
a useful technique, a writing prompt designed to promote self-healing, helpful tips to get your creative juices
flowing, and inspirational readings.
How to Save and Invest Wisely
Chuck Weinstein examines high- and low-risk alternatives for saving and investing wisely.
Lessons delve into the pros and cons of savings accounts, CDs, money market
accounts, bonds, mutual funds and other investing strategies. Take the first step to
financial security and independence in this fact-filled workshop.
Principles of Strategic Management
How do we grow a business and please customers? What's the best way to increase income
and sales? Who are our competitors and what strategic moves will business rivals make
next? In this course, financial guru
Jason Willoughby examines the evolution of strategic management, how to
develop strategies, and how to develop a strategic plan using the SWOT Analysis
method. Strategy analysis tools and the process of executing company strategies are also examined.
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