This course gives a jump start to writers looking to develop their skills in the rewarding field of grant writing.
Mentored by Dr. Linda Sapp-Cox,
an expert with 50 years experience in grant writing and nonprofit management, students will learn how to
research funding sources, understand the grant application and write a winning proposal. The course includes
a short primer on how to create a nonprofit corporation and the forms required to apply for tax-exempt status.
Jump into digital photography or polish the skills you already have. Learn how to use your digital camera
and take better landscape, wildlife, people and close-up photos in this roll-up-your-sleeves class. Photographer and author
shares tricks of the trade, walking students through the steps of how to shoot crisp images every time.
From close-ups to panoramas, you'll get expert tips on how to set up your camera so you can't go wrong.
We all have stories to tell - a first kiss, long-guarded secrets, a life-changing moment. Learn how to write a personal journal about the people, places and events that have left an imprint on your life. Journaling is a
powerful catalyst for working through problems, healing relationships and gaining
new insights into present circumstances as well as choices that lie before you. It is also one of the best and least expensive ways to
get to know yourself better! This class is mentored by London-based holistic instructor
This in-depth course, taught by veteran screenwriter and multi-book author
Skip Press, gives beginners an inside view of the screenwriting business.
The course examines industry trends, historical perspectives and the
basic structure of a screenplay. Skip Press has taught this course to thousands of writers through
college extension programs for 20 years.
Enrich your understanding of the essence and nature of Jesus Christ in this wonderfully illuminating course. Join
Brian Neese in a this short journey to gain thought-provoking insights into the single most
important person who forever changed the world Jesus Christ. Christology is the
study of the person of Jesus, with a focus on His nature and essence. It seeks to understand not
just what Jesus did, but who He was and is. The course examines the nature of Jesus
Christ and accepted theories surrounding this as well as other relevant implications.
Learn how to come up with great story ideas, write material that editors want to publish, and
move your writing career forward on a fast track to success - while having fun doing it! This
course, mentored by writing instructor
focuses on nonfiction writing, a vast 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 produce quality material efficiently; and how to know when a manuscript is in final draft
form and ready to send. Coping with rejection slips and avoiding them will also be
discussed, as well as a variety of useful books and tools that belong on every writer's desk. If
you are ready to begin writing your own recipe for success, this course is your first step!
Why do consumers pay more for Apple's iPhone when they
could buy a generic phone with similar features for a lower price? The answer to this intriguing
question lies in the power of branding. In this new 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 that you can use to create a winning image for your company and products.
Have you always been curious about Tarot cards? Have you read a few books on the subject that
left you confused by vague and conflicting meanings? Indulge your curiosity with this
course by expert Tarot practitioner and author
Explore the basics of how to do a Tarot card reading and delve into the colorful symbolism
of the Major and Minor Arcana. You don't need to be a psychic to use the Tarot; learning
to read the cards will naturally awaken your intuitive abilities. Even if you have never held a Tarot deck before, you will learn everything you need
to know in this class to start doing accurate readings and unlock the timeless wisdom of this fascinating
New Courses in Development...
410Basic Principles of Sales and Marketing 411How to Develop A Marketing Plan 451Personal Finance 101 810Art History of the Ancient World 941Languages of the World 761Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita 762Further Studies in the Bhagavad Gita 963Criminal Psychology 3: Patterns and Motives 964Criminal Psychology 4: A Study in Murder 965Criminal Psychology 5: Profiling Sexual Predators 966Criminal Psychology 6: Crime Across the life Span 967Criminal Psychology 7: Sexual Crimes & Homicide 968Criminal Psychology 8: Profiling Serial Killers 972Forensic Science 3: Unsolved Murders 973Forensic Science 4: Crime Profiles
This short writing course offers 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 significant events in your life and turn
your personal story into a captivating memoir.
Catherine Lamberg will mentor the class. Although there are no prerequisites, students may
find it helpful to take Introduction to Personal Journaling as a preparation for this course.
This course is designed for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of how hair color works. Instructor
presents easy-to-follow lessons exploring the history of hair color, the structure of hair, gray
coverage, safety issues, and different types of color and techniques for applying color. There
are no prerequisites and everyone is welcome to enroll in this class. This course will benefit
anyone who is new to the salon industry, cosmetology students, color clients, and even
experienced professionals as a refresher course.
Some of the hottest novels on the market today, such as the Twilight saga, and
memorable classics like The Catcher in the Rye, are in the Young Adult genre.
Learn how to write successfully in this genre with this short course led by Young Adult novelist and daily blogger
This course is designed to help budding novelists create a submission-ready YA manuscript one
step at a time. For the writer who still remembers what those butterflies, first kisses
and high school memories were all about, this detailed course on Young Adult Novel
Writing for Beginners is a fast-track to the creative process, from initial brainstorming to
finding the perfect agent.
This course examines the steps that can lead to recovery from abuse in its various forms,
including physical, emotional and sexual. The course is not intended to provide a one-size-fits-all
model with guaranteed results but rather a guide to help in the process of healing and recovery. Instructor
examines significant things a person can do, changes in their thinking, and new perspectives
that can be gained which will aid in this recovery process. The objective of the course is to
reach a wide audience that includes victims of abuse who are seeking to recover; friends, family
members and neighbors who find themselves in situations of trying to understand and help abuse
victims; and professionals who currently work with abuse victims or may work with them in the
Explore the obstacles preventing you from enjoying romantic fulfillment in this short course
packed with helpful tips on dating and assessing the health
of your love relationships. Conduct your own personal inventory to discover who
you are and what you want in a relationship; learn how to recognize why you are losing at love by
clinging to people who won't commit themselves; how to make yourself more appealing to others,
how to discard unhealthy relationship habits, and how to build your self-esteem in today's youth
and beauty-obsessed culture. Dating maven and songwriter
wrote this course for KSURF and will lead the class.
Most HTML classes teach how to create web pages to publish online. This
course takes a different approach: you'll learn how to apply basic HTML
techniques to create an offline home page. More than just a Web page,
an offline home page is a virtual workspace that resides on your personal
computer and can only be viewed by you, which means you can include links that you
would never put on a public webpage, such as shortcuts to online banking and shopping accounts.
Richard De A'Morelli
also explains how to create buttons that you can use to log in to
your accounts on popular services such as Gmail, Yahoo Groups and Facebook with a single mouse click.
More than just another class about time management and clutter control, this short workshop
will help you to prioritize what is truly important in your life and liberate yourself from what
is not. Learn how to break out of a lifetime of bad habits and time-wasting
behavior. The course will reward you many times over as you find yourself once again able to enjoy
the simple pleasures in life: family, friends, and more time to do the things you most enjoy.
In this hands-on writing workshop, you will learn the basic steps to writing a short fantasy story. Fantasy author
will delve into issues unique to this genre such as creating worlds, creatures, and magic
systems. The course begins with a brief overview of the different sub-categories of Fantasy
genre and ends with the student completing a short fantasy story. By the end of this course, you
will have the skills necessary to create an enchanting tale that will leave your readers spellbound!
In this new writing workshop, author and international educator
explores the art of writing horror fiction that will get published. The course presents detailed
instructions on how to write horror fiction that will keep readers turning pages, eager for
more. Learn how to structure your plot so that the story flows from beginning to end; create
tension, conflict, and cliffhangers; use dialogue to reveal a character's evil motives,
set a frightening 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
discover the horror in everyday life and turn it into a potential bestseller.
Writing is more than just a way to communicate ideas to others: it is a tool we can use for healing,
self-discovery and empowerment. In this 9-unit course, London-based Holistic teacher
Callie Carling explores a variety of popular writing genre and techniques for using writing
as a healing art. Each lesson provides insights into a useful technique, a writing prompt
designed to promote self-healing, helpful tips to motivate you and get your creative juices
flowing, and suggested inspirational readings.
Learn the basic skills needed to write a romance novel in this hands-on course led by multi-published romance novelist
Leigh Barbour. By the end of the course, students who complete the writing assignments will
have laid the foundation to write their own category romance novel. Topics covered will 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, available resources, and a look at marketing.
Over the past several years, the stock market has become an unpredictable and risky
proposition. In this fact-filled course, financial planning expert
Chuck Weinstein explores high and low-risk alternatives for saving and investing wisely. In-
depth lessons delve into the pros and cons of conventional savings accounts, CDs, money market
accounts, bonds, mutual funds, and other popular investment strategies. Take the first step to
achieving financial security and independence in this intensive workshop.
How do we grow our business and please customers? What's the best way to increase gross income
and sales? Who are our competitors and what strategic moves are business rivals likely to make
next? Join financial guru
Jason Willoughby in this short course for those who are seeking answers to these questions,
those who want a winning strategy, and those who want to stay ahead of the competition. The
course will provide a brief introduction to the evolution of strategic management, how to
develop strategies, and the process of developing a strategic plan using the SWOT Analysis
method. The course will also examine strategy analytical tools, as well as the process of
crafting and executing company strategies.
This short but comprehensive course explores the basics of how to write a press release. Mentored by published nonfiction author
Gloria Oren, the class will help students understand what a press release is, the role it can play for a business or a
client and points to consider before sitting down to write a press release. The
course also examines when and why to write a press release (and when not to bother), the nuts and
bolts of structure and style, how to format a press release, and to whom the finished press
release should be sent so your story will be told.