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
Mail class request and payment to:
Arts & Sciences Continuing Education
University of Missouri – Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Mo. 64110
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).
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.
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
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).
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).
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.
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,
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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 www.newletters.org). 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:
http://cas.umkc.edu/ce/. 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
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].
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.
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
Social and Interpersonal Relationships
Exploring the Community
For more information about the ACED Program, call Wendy Seelbinder at
816-235-1754, email email@example.com, or visit our web page
http://www.ihd.umkc.edu/ACED. People with speech or hearing impairments can
contact the University by using Relay Missouri, 1-800-735-2466 (voice) or
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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