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Communications & Human Relations

The Aspiring Writer's Workshop

This class is designed for closet writers and those who carry stories around in their heads and hearts. This class will teach students how to take the story in their heads and hearts and translate that vision into a story with a beginning, middle and end; multidimensional characters and a plausible plot. Students will organize, develop, write and edit their own stories. Please bring to class first day; writing tablet, pens, dictionary and thesauraus, no laptops please.

Course Code: CSP -4000-MK1
Date: March 12-April 16, Thursday 6p-9p
Location: CEC-Con Ed Center, Greensboro Campus
Room #: TBA Instructor: T. Bennett-Wilkes
Cost: $65

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Blogs, Blogging and the Blogosphere

Simply stated, blogs are public diaries published on the internet. This course is an introduction to web logs with the emphasis on writing posts which enable the blogger to build, maintain and interact with an online community of liked-minded followers. Students will learn how to craft fresh content for posting, gain insight into the importance of search engine optimization, learn blogging jargon and how to set up a blog site. Self-Supporting.

Course Code: CSP4000-ND1
Date: February 16-March 23, Mondays, 6:00p-9:00pm
Location: CEC-Con Ed Center, Greensboro Campus
Room #: TBA Instructor: T. Bennett-Wilkes
Cost: $ 65

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Fiction Writing 101

This is a nuts and bolts fiction writing workshop designed for beginning and intermediate writers. Students will read a selection of published short stories, looking at what elements make good fiction: conflict, character development, beginnings, endings, dialogue, etc. We will discuss the importance of revision and a regular writing and reading schedule. Participants will be expected to submit at least one short story, or novel excerpt, for class discussion.

Course Code: CSP-4000-Q61
Date: February 2-March 9, Monday, 6p-8p
Location: CEC-Con Ed Center, Greensboro Campus
Room #: TBA Instructor: S. Cushman
Cost: $60

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Messages from the Heart: A Creative Writing Workshop

Calling all wordsmiths, raconteurs, scribes, inditers, belletrists, and writers!!! To those who dream and those who dare: Messages from the Heart: A Creative Writing Workshop is all about you!!! It explores the various facets of the unique relationship between words and writing. Participants will: a) be introduced to writing as an art form comprising specific elements; b) have opportunities to identify, compare, and contrast various genres; c) write, revise, edit, and proofread selected works, both individually and collaboratively; and d) create their own works. Students are asked to bring the following materials to each class: a hardcover dictionary with a guide to usage, a hardcover thesaurus with either a thematic index or synopsis of categories, 8.5x11 writing paper, and blue or black ink pens.

Course Code: CSP4000-NB1
Date: March 25-April 29, Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00pm
Location: CEC-Con Ed Center, Greensboro Campus
Room #: 210 Instructor: T. Bennett-Wilkes
Cost: $ 65

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Public Speaking for the Shy and Terrified

It's not what you say, its how you say it. This workshop teaches the simple skills necessary to speak with confidence in front of an audience. Focus will be on public speaking and group presentation skills. By the end of the workshop, participants will demonstrate control over their voices and body language and have improved self-confidence in their speaking abilities. Self supporting.

Course Code: CSP-4000-QH1
Date: February 10-March 3, Tuesday, 6:30p-8p
Location: CEC-Con Ed Center, Greensboro Campus
Room #: 126 Instructor: J. Jeffries
Cost: $45

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Public Speaking Too

If you enjoyed Public Speaking for the Shy and Terrified you will love Public Speaking Too. Eliminate "uh" and replace it with confidence. Make your presentations, announcements, or spur of the moments speeches fun for you and your audience or congregation. Learning techniques on handling hecklers or remembering the entire speech, can be fun and enlightening. Let your voice be heard and felt. Supplies need: pencil, 3x 5 note cards and a bottle of water.

Course Code: CSP-4000-NV1
Date: March 17-April 7, 6:30p-8p, Tuesday
Room #: 126 Instructor: J. Jeffries
Cost: $45

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Sign Language for Beginners

This six week class is designed for students to learn basic American sign language (ASL) communication. This course will include sign vocabulary, fingerspelling, numbers, expressive and receptive signing activities as well as the history of ASL. You will also become knowledgeable of aspects of Deaf Culture which integral parts of meaningful language use. This class is designed to give students a good basis for signed communication.

Course Code: CSP-4000-PC1
Date: February 9-March 16, Monday, 6p-8:30p
Location: CEC-Con Ed Center, Greensboro Campus
Room #: 224 Instructor: P. Murray
Cost: $65

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Sign Language 2

This six week class is designed for students to learn intermediate to advance American sign language (ASL) communication. This course will expand your knowledge on sign vocabulary, finger-spelling, numbers, expressive and receptive signing activities as well as the history of ASL. You will also become even more knowledgeable of aspects of Deaf Culture which integral parts of meaningful language use. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should have an intermediary knowledge of signed communication. Self Supporting.

Course Code: CSP-4000-N71
Date: March 30-May 5, 6p-8:30pm, Monday
Room #: 224 Instructor: P. Murray
Cost: $65

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Updated 12/15/2014