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CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: scott-hauser@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

UI offers spring courses on Iowa Communications Network (ICN)

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Courses from the University of Iowa offered at sites throughout the state this spring will look at some of the issues surrounding aging, provide an introduction to writing personal essays and look at several issues in education.

The 16-week credit courses offered by the UI Division of Continuing Education, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education will be available over the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). The system allows students at all sites to see, hear and talk with the instructor leading the class and with students at all sites.

Courses this spring include:
-- "Aging and Leisure," a three-credit hour class offered through the
department of sports, health, and leisure studies that will explore ways
to extend the health as well as the lifespans of people over the age of
75. The course will meet from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays,
beginning Jan. 27 at these sites: Clarinda, Council Bluffs, Davenport,
Emmetsburg, Mason City, West Des Moines and the UI.

-- "Nonfiction Writing. Writing the Personal Essay: An Introduction,"
a three-credit hour class offered through the department of English that
will examine the essay as a literary form and as a means of
self-expression. The course will meet from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 22 at these sites: Ankeny, Clarinda,
Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, Corning, Emmetsburg, Manly,
Marshalltown, Muscatine, Ottumwa, Peosta, Sheldon, Sioux City,
Waterloo, West Burlington and the UI.

-- "Seminar in Counselor Education," a three-credit hour seminar
focusing on "Primary Prevention and Early Intervention of Addictive
Behaviors for Professionals in Health Care Settings." The course is
offered through the Division of Counselor Education. It will meet from
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 23 at these sites:
Ankeny Bettendorf, Carroll, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Denison,
Emmetsburg, Fort Dodge, Johnston, Keokuk, Peosta, Marshalltown,
Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and the UI.

-- "Curriculum Development: Application to Community Colleges," a
three-credit hour course offered through the Division of Planning,
Policy and Leadership Studies that will examine some of the issues
surrounding curricula at community colleges. The course meets from 4
p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Jan. 27 at these sites: Ankeny,
Bettendorf, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Fort Dodge,
Marshalltown, Mason City, Mount Ayr, Ottumwa, Sheldon, Sioux
City, Spencer, Waterloo and the UI.

-- "Introduction to Distance Education," a three-credit hour course
offered through the Division of Planning, Policy and Leadership
Studies that will explore issues surrounding the use of technology to
provide distance education. The course will meet from 7 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 23 at these sites: Council Bluffs,
Creston, Bettendorf, Burlington, Dubuque, Estherville, Fort Dodge,
Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City, Waterloo and the UI.

-- "Teaching of Adults," a three-credit hour course offered through the
Division of Planning, Policy and Leadership Studies that will look at
the history, philosophy, teaching methods and other issues of adult
education. The course will meet from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays,
beginning Jan. 21 at these sites: Council Bluffs, Burlington, Cresco,
Davenport, Greenfield, Johnston, Mason City/Clear Lake,
Marshalltown, Mount Ayr, Ottumwa, Peosta, Spencer, Sioux City.

Courses are intended for students with an educational, professional or personal interest in the topics covered. General interest courses meet requirements for the Iowa Regents Universities' Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) degree. Some education courses are available for professional development credit.

People interested in enrolling do not need to be registered in a UI program to take classes.

Tuition is $103 a credit hour for undergraduates and $163 an hour for graduate credit.

ICN sites may be subject to change and some sites may be added, depending on availability and interest.

The UI Division of Continuing Education also coordinates a wide range of graduate programs for those seeking advanced degrees in education, nursing, business, social work and pharmacy.

For more information, contact Off-Campus Courses and Programs, The University of Iowa, 116 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242; call toll-free: 1-800-272-6430; fax: (319) 335-2001; email: credit-programs@uiowa.edu; World Wide Web: http://www.uiowa.edu/~ccp

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