UNM-LA New Classes Start Soon

UNMLA-fallUNM-LA welcomes community members to attend classes for credit or as non-degree students. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA


UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a number of late-start classes exploring subjects of cultural, personal, business and organizational interest. Classes are available in both face-to-face and online formats. Start dates range from the beginning of October to mid-November, with additional intersession classes held between the fall and spring semesters. All classes may be taken by degree seeking students toward their degrees, or by others as non-degree students.

Dr. Catherine Hardy will teach Intro to Creative Writing (ENGL 2310) as a “workshop” course, in which students revise and reflect on their own writing. The course reviews the basic elements of creative writing, including short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Throughout this course, students are expected to write in each of these genres. Intro to Creative Writing, appropriate for beginning and experienced writers, meets on Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8 p.m., October 16 – December 11.

Victoria Erhart will offer two 5-week classes valuable for individuals in either work or personal interactions. Stress Management (BSTC 116) meets on Tuesdays, 6 – 8:40 p.m., October 1 – 29.  Conflict Resolution (BSTC 118) meets on Tuesdays, 6 – 8:40 p.m., November 5 – December 3. These classes are available for credit or through UNM-LA Community Education.

Instructor Erika Stupka, who specializes in communication, will teach Interpersonal Communication (COMM 2120). In this course, students will examine the issues and applications of communication in personal and professional relationships. Interpersonal Communication meets online October 14 – December 14.

Dr. Michelle Marsee will offer Literary Questions (COMP 224), an exploration of fairy and folk tales from a variety of cultures. The course introduces methods of analysis while exploring historical and contemporary roles and interrelationships of the tales. Readings include Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Literary Questions, an online class, will be held October 14 – December 14.

Instructor Larry Larrichio will teach a Survey of New Mexico History (HIST 2110), which provides an overview of the history of New Mexico from the pre-Columbian times to the present day, with an emphasis on the major events and trends essential in the understanding of the development of New Mexico within the context of the Americas. Survey of New Mexico History, an online class, will be held October 14 – December 14.

UNM-LA will also three intersession classes, in which students can earn 3 credit hours between December 13 and January 19. Students who study at other universities are welcome to attend intersession classes.

Personal Finance (BSTC 293), taught by Jose Carreno, provides an introduction to personal finance topics including planning personal finances, managing personal finances, making purchasing decisions, insuring resources, investing financial resources and controlling financial futures. Personal Finance meets in the classroom Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., December 13-20, 2019 and January 6-10, 2020.

Introduction to Communication (COMM 1115), taught by Erika Stupka, is a survey course which introduces the principles and concepts of various types of human communication, including interpersonal, small group, organizational, public and mass communication. Introduction to Communication meets online October 14 – December 14.

Introduction to Information Systems (BCIS 1110), taught by Marko Puljic, introduces students to word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and a database management software. The course also covers issues related to the internet and other topics of current importance to business students.

Students and community members may register for these classes without a late fee through the day prior to each class’s start date.

Through UNM-LA Community Education, Laurel Connor returns with Iyengar Yoga from October 15 – December 5. Beginning level Iyengar Yoga, on Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., is suitable for all levels and ages. The class focuses on flexibility, strength, and awareness of the mind, body, breath connection while moving into and out of postures. Intermediate level Iyengar Yoga meets on Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Students should be in good physical health, but modifications will be made for injury or disability. There will be liberal use of props to help students bring their body into alignment dictated by the poses. The class. Registration for Community Ed is available at losalamos.unm.edu/community-education/.

Individuals who are 65 or older can take advantage of a reduced tuition rate of $5 per credit hour for up to 10 credit hours for classes that have open seats once the semester begins. To qualify for this rate, seniors must be New Mexico residents. Per state law, registration for this reduced tuition opens on the first day of the class.

For questions about the registration process, please call Student Services at 505-662-5919.

UNM-Los Alamos is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations for transfer, leading-edge career programs, and lifelong learning opportunities. More information about UNM – Los Alamos is available at losalamos.unm.edu.