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Modern Egypt

Tour the modern world of Egypt with an MSU Denver professor who has taught in Egypt on multiple occasions.  Begin to understand life in a nation seeking to shake off the effects of modern dictators and long-time colonial masters.

Instructor | Dr. Shaun Shafer

Dates | August 30, September 6, 13, 20

Location | Student Success Building, Room 209

Cost | $80

Nighttime Photo Safari

Learn how to take stunning and mysterious photographs at night. Using a digital camera, you’ll learn basic functions and fun tricks to make your night and low-light photographs come to life!

Instructor | Kevin Buchholz

Dates | September 11, 18, 25 October 2

Location | Student Success Building, Room 213

Cost | $80 + Necessary Equipment


Interpersonal Communication: The Heart of Relationships

Learn how to build healthy interpersonal relationships with family, friends and coworkers. This class will cover basic concepts and theories to grow your understanding of interpersonal relationships, emotional intelligence and awareness of the Self.

Instructor | Nicole Meyer

Dates | September 21, 28

Location | Student Success Building, Room 213

Cost | $40


Wines of Banfi with Bill Whiting

Join Bill Whiting from Banfi Importers for a curated tasting and seminar of the Wines of Italy.  Bill will present some of his favorite selections from Castello Banfi and their partner wineries to demonstrate the historical and modern perspectives on Italian wine.  A  4-course dinner with wine pairings to follow at 1515 Restaurant from 6-8pm.

Host | Michael Wray

Date & Time | September 26, Tasting: 2-5pm, Dinner: 6-8pm

Location | SpringHill Suites Denver, Room 208 Culinary Demonstration Theater

Cost | Tasting: Free, Dinner: $48+


American Music History: Jazz, Rock, Folk, Blues

Explore the common threads that make up the rich tapestry of American popular music, from its 19th Century origins in minstrelsy, folk, and blues, to jazz, rock and beyond. Iconic artists, popular forms and styles, and innovative trailblazers are discussed and compared in detail during this course.

Instructor | Adam Bartczak

Dates | October 2, 9, 16, 23

Location | Arts Building, Room 293

Cost | $80


Cooking and Baking with Beer

Jump on one of the most beloved trends in the culinary world today—cooking and baking with beer! Learn how to select beer for a specific dish, how the flavor of beer transforms in the cooking process and more!

Instructor | Kim Smith

Dates | October 4, 11, 18, 25

Location | Hospitality Learning Center, Room 106

Cost | $80 + $20 Materials Fee. Total: $100


Politics of Civil Rights

The United States has a long storied history in the struggle for civil rights. Examine the role that economics plays in society, its impact on various racial and religious communities, and discuss current case law and Supreme Court positions on key civil rights issues.

Instructor | TJ Cole

Dates | October 4, 11, 18, 25

Location |Student Success Building, Room 213

Cost | $80


U.S./Russia Relations and the Future of Atlantic Cooperation

This course will examine US-Russia relations beginning with Vladimir Putin’s accent to power and focus on issues including US-Russian cooperation, US democracy promotion efforts, Russia’s interference in the domestic affairs of former Soviet republics and more.

Instructor | Dr. Michael McNeal

Dates | October 5, 12, 19, 26

Location | Student Success Building, Room 211

Cost | $80


Immigration, Family Disruption and Mental Health

Immigration involves inherent risks, including severing ties with community, family and friends, which challenges emotional well-being. This course will explore the personal, social, economic and political effects of immigration through the class text, featuring an on-campus lecture with author of "In the Country We Love", Diane Guerrero.

Instructor | Dr. Randi Smith

Dates | October 18, November 1; On-Campus Lecture on October 25

Location | Student Success Building, Room 211

Cost | $30 + Required Text “In the Country We Love” by Diane Guerrero


Spanish for Travel

Designed for beginners, this introduction to basic conversational Spanish for personal travel helps build the confidence to communicate directly with locals when traveling in Spain, Latin America or any region where Spanish is the dominant language. This course includes 8 hours of in-class time, along with 16 hours of self-guided activities that you can complete at your own pace.

Instructor | Lori Muniz

Dates | October 23, 30 November 6, 13

Location | Student Success Building, Room 211

Cost | $80


The Art of the Theatre

Live theatre can be entertaining, suspenseful and thought-provoking. This course will explore playwriting, acting, directing and designing through discussion and one-on-one activities, as well as the opportunity to attend a dress rehearsal with the MSU Denver Theatre Department.

Instructor | Lorraine Scott

Dates | October 25, November 1, 8, 15

Location | Student Success Building, Room 215

Cost | $80


U.S Wine: Washington, Oregon, New York & Colorado

This course will focus on the major wines and wine-producing regions of Washington, Oregon, New York & Colorado. Come learn the basics of each state’s world-class offerings and taste great examples of each.

Instructor | Karen Cook

Dates | November 14, 28 December 5, 12

Location | Hospitality Learning Center, Room 212

Cost | $80 + $20 Materials Fee. Total: $100


Beginning Crochet

Come explore the many wonders of crochet in a relaxed environment! Learn how to read patterns, work beginner stitches and finish off a project. Students will leave with completed projects, extra yarn and lots of ideas!

Instructor | Lynne Winter

Dates | November 16, 30 December 7, 14

Location | Student Success Building, Room 213

Cost | $80 + Cost of Materials You Must Purchase Prior to First Class

NOTE: These materials must be purchased BEFORE the first class. Materials are not provided by the instructor:
• 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn in LIGHT COLORS ONLY! • Crochet Hooks: Size G, H, I • Sharp scissors • Blunt-end tapestry needle with wide eye


Fitness After 50

This three-day course combines lecture, discussion and demonstrations that will place an emphasis on goal setting, designing an exercise program and establishing a routine for warm-up, balance, core and strength training. Come dressed in exercise attire and be ready to move!

Instructor | Louis Morphew

Dates | November 28, December 5, 12

Location | PE Building, Room 207

Cost | $60


Police/Community Relationships

Explore the history of policing and how that influences police-community relationships today. This course will provide a historical overview of policing in the United States that covers the political, professional and community policing eras. We will explore how policing methods have shaped police-citizen interactions today, as well as technological advancements and new methodology to help improve policing.

Instructor | Andrea R. Borrego

Dates | November 29, December 6, 13

Location | Student Success Building, Room 211

Cost | $60


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