The Community Education Department at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) has announces its fall schedule.
Perennial favorites such as yoga, digital photography, Spanish, retirement planning and online legal studies are still in the lineup, while classes in modern astrophysics, conversational Chinese, green design and mindfulness make an appearance for the first time.
Community Education Program Manager Gabe Baca expressed his excitement about the start of the upcoming semester saying, “We are delighted to be able to offer some great new classes, including one devoted to the investigation of current topics in astrophysics. This is a unique opportunity for individuals to work with LANL astrophysicists to explore subjects such as dark matter, pulsars, and black holes.”
Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics is open to anyone with an interest in space. No previous math or science background is required. Students are welcome to bring a bag lunch to this class, which meets from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Aug. 23.
For language lovers, Conversational Chinese starts Monday, Aug. 29 and meets over a period of six weeks. This class on Mandarin Chinese, which is perfect for beginners and those with some previous experience, will focus on speaking and usage in practical, everyday situations.
If interior design is more your thing, try one—or take all—of our new classes in decorating. Local designer, Suzette Fox, will teach a 6-part introduction to green design on Monday evenings in September and October. This class will walk you through a kitchen renovation using sustainable products. Instructor Alana Light returns to teach new Saturday workshops throughout the semester on home organization and holiday decorating.
Invest in your health by taking Introduction to Mindfulness and Stress Reduction with Kristine Coblentz, who has extensive experience teaching mindfulness techniques to students of all ages. Through this 9-week course, you will practice basic techniques to learn to manage stress and increase your enjoyment of life.
Or consider investing in your career by improving your business and technology skills. In cooperation with UNM-LA, Community Education is cross-listing classes in QuickBooks, AutoCAD, Digital Imaging, and more. Introduction to Microcomputer Accounting, Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting, and Digital Imaging and Scanning may also be taken for college credit.
To see the complete listing of Community Education classes with cost, dates, descriptions, and online registration, visit here. Pick up printed schedules from area newsstands and be on the lookout for home delivery to Los Alamos and White Rock households.