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Non-Credit Courses - College of Arts and Sciences - University of ...


Summer Semester 2013

Arts and Sciences Continuing Education Noncredit Courses

Noncredit Registration Information

Four Easy Ways to Register

We accept registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to ensure a place in


By Mail

Mail class request and payment to:

Arts & Sciences Continuing Education

University of Missouri – Kansas City

5100 Rockhill Road

Kansas City, Mo. 64110

By Telephone

Call 816-235-2736, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We accept VISA,

MasterCard and Discover. People with speech or hearing impairments can use Relay

Missouri, 1-800-735-2966 (TT) or 1-800-735-2466 (voice).

In Person

Stop by the Volker campus office 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are

located at 5300 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo. on the first floor.

By Fax

Fax your class request and credit card information to 816-235-5279. We accept VISA,

MasterCard and Discover. Our fax line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Course fees may be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. Please make checks payable

to the University of Missouri – Kansas City.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded for full participation in certain designated

noncredit programs. The CEU is defined as “10 contact hours of participation in an organized

continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified

instruction.” CEU records are nationally recognized, permanent proof of your continuing

education efforts.

Tax Deductions

Please contact your tax consultant for information on how educational tax deductions may apply

to your situation. In addition, if you are a nonresident student in credit courses, income taxes

paid to the state of Missouri may offset your nonresident fee assessment.


A receipt will be sent to you by mail. If you do not receive the receipt before the first class,

please call our office at 816-235-2736 to confirm your enrollment and class location.


If you are disabled and need assistance, call us at 816-235-2736 before your first class. We will

give you information about classroom accessibility. People with speech or hearing impairments

can use Relay Missouri, 1-800-735-2966 (TT) or 1-800-735-2466 (voice).

Refund Policy

If we cancel a course, you will be notified and will receive a full refund. If you wish to cancel an

enrollment, please notify our office at 816-235-2736 at least five working days prior to the

beginning of the course. No refunds will be made after a class begins. (For the one exception

to this policy, please see the New Letters Weekend Writing Conference entry).

Please Note:

It is important that you include your complete address and daytime telephone number, fax

number or e-mail address so that we may reach you in the event of a class change or

cancellation. If you do not have a telephone number, please call to confirm your class just prior

to the first session.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of knowledge. Noncredit continuing education courses make the perfect holiday or

birthday gift. Certificates are available in any amount with a minimum of $10. You may choose

a particular course or let the recipient of your gift take the course or courses of their choice. Gift

certificates are great as stocking stuffers or as unique surprise gifts. Give us a call at 816-235-

2736 for more information.

Courses Tailor-Made for Small Businesses and Organizations …

If you would like to have us do noncredit courses for your employees or members in your office

or meeting place, please give us a call. We can make courses to your specifications: day, time,

and place.

Visit Our Web site for the Most Up-To-Date Listing of Courses

Special Summer Offerings …

The New Letters Weekend Writing Conference: Writing for Love, Money and Immortality

(Friday evening, June 28; Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, 2013) draws participants

from all over the region for a high-energy weekend. You will get extensive instruction and

guidance from a professional faculty in play and screen writing, fiction, creative nonfiction,

magazine writing, and poetry. Join a large cast of professional editors, novelists and essayists for

conversation, lectures, career tips, readings, and socializing. Professional, published faculty in

2013 will include Catherine Browder and Philip Stephens (novels and short fiction), Frank

Higgins and Mitch Brian (stage and screen writing), Loring Leifer (memoir, nonfiction, articles),

Trish Reeves and Stanley E. Banks (poetry), Ben Furnish (book editor), and Robert Stewart

(essays), among others. The director is Robert Stewart, editor-in-chief of the international

literary magazine New Letters, research assistant professor of English, and an acclaimed writer.

Students receive workshop analysis; credit students must receive private manuscript

consultations and post-weekend tutorials, included in the tuition fee. Noncredit students who

elect to have a manuscript evaluation pay an optional $50 fee per submitted manuscript. Initial

manuscript submissions should be six poems, one short story or essay, one novel chapter, or one

act of a stage or screen play. Manuscripts received by Wednesday, June 19, 2013 guarantee

consultation during the conference. Those manuscripts received later will be handled as

expeditiously as possible. Send or deliver photocopies clearly marked to New Letters

Conference, University House, 5101 Rockhill Road, University of Mo. – Kansas City, Kansas

City, Mo. 64110-2499.

Please contact our office at 816-235-2736 for a brochure and to register. For further information

on any other aspect of the conference please contact Professor Stewart (816-235-2610) or New

Letters (816-235-1168 or This course is offered for 1 – 3 hours (units) of

credit as well as for noncredit. (See English 438, #0001/#0002 listings on our credit website: Regular credit fees apply).

Please register early!

Noncredit Conference Fee: $149

Incidental Fee for Instructional Materials (due from all credit and noncredit participants): $35

Optional Manuscript Evaluation Fee: $50 per submitted manuscript

Class meets June 28, 29 & 30, 2013 at Diastole, 2501 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.

Friday 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Refund Policy on this conference: Noncredit participants will receive a full refund if our office

is notified by Tuesday, June 18, 2013. After that, a $50 charge is retained. No refunds after the

conference begins.

Courtly Love and Cross Dressing

4 Sessions/L. Ellinghausen

Class meets Tuesdays: June 4, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza

Branch, 4801 Main St.; June 11, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza

Branch, 4801 Main St.; June 18, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Heart of America Shakespeare Festival,

Southmoreland Park; and June 25, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The Kansas City Public Library,

Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

Noncredit Fee: $28

This course provides an in-depth look at one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies,

As You Like It, in conjunction with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s summer

production. In our reading, viewing and discussion, we will explore such themes as comic

structure, courtly love, pastoral, cross-dressing, and the interplay between joy and melancholy.

Assignments will include reading, quizzes, and a short paper due at the end of the course;

attendance at one night of the HASF production and lectures at The Plaza Library are also

required. This course is available for either credit or noncredit. [To register for one credit hour

(unit) of English 351, #0005, please use class number 33553].

Film Seminar

History of the Hollywood Musicals

6 Sessions/T. Poe

Saturdays and Sundays: June 15 & 16, June 29 & 30, and July 13 & 14

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Tivoli Manor Square Theater, 4050 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

Noncredit Fee: $50

The course offers an historical survey of the development of the film musical as a major

Hollywood film genre from the introduction of the sound film in 1927 to current manifestations

of the genre. The course gives particular attention to the development of the studio musicals of

the 1930s, the role of the musical during World War II, the “Golden Age” of the MGM musical

in the 1950s-60s, and the effects on the traditional Hollywood musical of the Vietnam Era social

upheavals. This course is available for either credit or noncredit. [To register for three credit

hours (units) of Communication Studies 393, #0001, please use class number 32832]. For more

information on any aspect of this course please call Professor Tom Poe at 816-235-1691.

Life-Enhancing Classes

ACED (Adult Continuing Education for Persons with Developmental Disabilities)

UMKC-Institute for Human Development offers the adult continuing education

program for persons with disabilities age 16 and older. Classes range in topics from:

Reading, Writing, and Math Skills

Physical Fitness

Social and Interpersonal Relationships



Exploring the Community


For more information about the ACED Program, call Wendy Seelbinder at

816-235-1754, email, or visit our web page People with speech or hearing impairments can

contact the University by using Relay Missouri, 1-800-735-2466 (voice) or

1-800-735-2966 (TT).

ACED is offered by the UMKC Institute for Human Development, a University Center

for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, MCC–Longview, and MCC–Blue River,

with funding from Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County~EITAS.

Graduate Certificate Program in Waste Management

The Purpose:

In keeping with the demand for trained waste management professionals, a new Graduate

Certificate Program in Waste Management is being offered through the UMKC Department of

Geosciences and its Center for Applied Environmental Research (CAER).

The program is designed for professionals working in the waste management industry who desire

advanced knowledge in the field, but who don’t have the time to complete a graduate program

that could take two years to finish. Students can earn their Graduate Certificate in Waste

Management from UMKC in just two semesters. The Graduate Certificate Program is designed

to enable students holding a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline to improve their

knowledge in the waste management field and to prepare them to enter the job market with

advanced knowledge. The carefully designed program curriculum includes 15 credit hours of

coursework that covers every aspect of waste management. Students also will take local and outof-state

field trips to waste-disposal facilities and participate in a five-day OSHA-approved

Hazardous Waste Operator Training (HAZWOPER) course.

Program Duration and Requirements:

This program is designed for completion in two semesters. Students are required to complete 15

hours of coursework in order to receive the Graduate Certificate in Waste Management. A

baccalaureate degree in earth science, geology, environmental science or other related field is

required for program admission. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA while enrolled. Please

contact our office at 816-235-2736 for more information about noncredit option or to register.

Note that all courses, both for credit and for noncredit, require the instructor’s permission.

Please contact Dr. Hasan at 816-235-2976 or for further information.

The following course has been scheduled for Summer 2013 semester. This course meets the

requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Waste Management. By enrolling in this class

students will complete 2 – 3 of the 15 units required for completion of the certificate. Classes

may be taken for credit or for noncredit.

Course* Course Title Semester/Year Class # Class Meets Location Units

Env Sci 310 Field Experience Intersession 32626 May 20 – Mostly in 2 – 3

in Waste 2013 June 3, 2013 in the field

Management Mon. – Fri.,

8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Also Available for Noncredit

Noncredit Fee: $270.10

* Course descriptions and prerequisites are listed in the UMKC Catalog

Those 55 and Older


SPARK is a Lifelong Learning Institute for anyone over 55 who would like good daytime

courses, good conversation, and companionship with those who share similar interests. SPARK

is a member of the Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN). This affiliation makes available to

SPARK members national and international study/travel programs.

For more information call 816-235-2870.

Classes for Summer 2013

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