Non-credit courses available

August 22 2007

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Indiana State University is offering a variety of non-credit courses this fall, ranging from travel, fiction writing, and voiceover training to health and spirituality and professional development. ISU offers non-credit courses to promote, develop, and offer quality education programs to the community.

Have you ever wondered whose voice you are listening to on TV and radio commercials' You too can become a professional voiceover artist. “An Introduction to Voiceovers” teaches details of the industry, the importance of marketing, and the importance of your demo tape. In addition, an instructor from Voices for All, a professional voice training organization, will coach you while you make a recording of your voice for a personal evaluation. The course is offered from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10 in Root Hall, room A-111. There is a fee of $45.

A class on fiction writing will explore the creative process. After examining how well-known authors craft their stories, students will write their own short story that will be critiqued during a class workshop. The course is offered from 7-9 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 1-29 in Root Hall room A-112. Shannon A. Forster will instruct the course. There is a fee of $50.

“Murder Ahoy” will explore vacations to die for through novels, movies, and TV presentations and discuss Agatha Christie’s well-traveled life. Christie's characters couldn't travel anywhere without coming across a mystery. Hercule Poirot encountered "Evil under the Sun" and "Death on the Nile." Miss Marple solved "A Caribbean Mystery." The course is offered from 7-9 p.m., Mondays, Nov. 5-26 in Root Hall room A-113. Judith Francis will instruct the course. There is a fee of $45.

Indiana State will offer two courses this fall exploring the linkage of health and science with religion and spirituality.

Over the past few decades, hundreds of studies have suggested that religious involvement and/or spiritual practices are associated with good health. While many health care professionals and clergy have been excited by these findings, some researchers have criticized the science behind the studies.

This course, “Religion, Spirituality and Health,” will explore what is currently known about the link between religion/spirituality and health, including what connections have the most research support and what the potential causal links may be between religion and health. The course is offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8-15 at the ISU Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality, Root Hall room B-014. Tom Johnson and Patrick Bennett will instruct the course. There is a fee of $40.

Science and religion are often presented in the popular press as conflicting viewpoints, a relatively recent development.

The first session of “Science and Religion: Friends, Enemies or Strangers” will begin by defining science and religion and provide a brief historical overview of relationships between them. The second session will examine four different proposals for how religion and science may be related: conflict, independence, dialog, and integration.

The course is offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 17 and 24 at United Campus Ministries, 321 North Seventh Street. Tom Johnson will instruct the course. There is a fee of $40.

A variety of recreation classes are being offered ranging from youth racquetball, social dancing, martial arts, to scuba diving. Other classes, such as the ASP/CSP examination preparation course, an online health center activity director course and basics of AutoCad, automated computer design, are also available this fall. More details are available by calling (812) 237-4101.

In addition to these courses taught in a traditional classroom setting, a wide variety of non-credit courses are also available via distance-education from Education 2 Go and JER online. More information on distance-education non-credit courses can be found by going to http://www.indstate.edu/conted/42.html .

A complete course description for non-credit classes is available at http://www.indstate.edu/conted/44.html . To register for non-credit courses, print out and complete the form at http://www.indstate.edu/conted/docs/non-credit.pdf or call (812) 237-4101 or 800-234-1639.

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Contact: Linda Crossett, Continuing Education, (812) 237-8479

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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Indiana State University is offering a variety of non-credit courses this fall, ranging from travel, fiction writing, and voiceover training to health and spirituality and professional development. ISU offers non-credit courses to promote, develop, and offer quality education programs to the community.

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