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Academic Short Courses and Field Studies Offered by University of Nevada, Reno for Spring 2011

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Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing academic credit short courses for degree programs, teacher recertification and career advancement. Late-start dates after the regular semester begins include evening and weekend schedules to help working adults fit classes into busy schedules. The University Credit Across Nevada (UCAN) office at Extended Studies administers these programs and offers the following courses for the Spring 2011 semester; courses are taught on the University campus and at other locations as noted.

Early registration is required. To register online, visit and search by course number or course title: http://www.ucan.unr.edu . For more information, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at (775) 784-4062, or 1-800-233-8928. Spring 2011 undergraduate tuition reflects a $14.00 per-credit surcharge applied by the University of Nevada, Reno in response to legislative budgetary adjustments by the Board of Regents; all fees are subject to change by the Board of Regents.

Feb. 12-April 9, 2011 PLUS online sessions
“Cataloging and Organization of Library Materials” (EDUC 474/674)

Part of a seven-course series for those seeking public librarian certification through the Nevada State Library and Archives, or a school library/media services endorsement through the Nevada Department of Education, this course will cover cataloging of books and other library materials, including practice working with Dewey and Library of Congress classification systems, principles of entry and cross referencing and organization of periodicals. In this hybrid course, online work is required in addition to three Saturday classroom sessions. Held Feb. 12-April 9 (Feb. 12, March 26 and April 9); Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno, Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno; PLUS online work via WebCampus. Course fee: $464.25 + $42.00, three undergraduate credits; $739.50, three graduate credits. Early registration is required. For more information, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. To register online, visit and search by course number or course title: http://www.ucan.unr.edu .

Feb. 25-26, 2011
“Nevada Reading Week Conference – Topics in Education: Literacy/Language Arts” (EDUC 506E)

The Nevada Reading Week Conference provides librarians and teachers of all grade levels with ways to encourage children to read for both pleasure and information and to build a love of learning. Workshops focus on curriculum areas with a strong emphasis on reading and language arts, and include history, science, math and using music and art in the classroom. This year’s conference theme is “Reading Rocks.” Held Feb. 25-26; Friday, 3:30-10 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at North Valleys High School Library, 1470 E. Golden Valley Rd., Reno. Course fee: $50, one graduate credit, plus $75 conference preregistration. For conference information, call (775) 682-5550. To register for graduate credit, or for more information, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For online registration, visit http://www.ucan.unr.edu . For conference content, visit http://www.nevadareadingweek.com .

March 4-5, 2011
“Special Topics: Nevada School Law and Constitution” (EL 791)

This course surveys federal and state legal and ethical issues. Successful completion of the course meets state teacher licensure requirements for Nevada School Law and Nevada Constitution. Held March 4-5; Friday, 4-10 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno, William Raggio Building. Course fee: $246.50, one graduate credit. Early registration is required. For more information, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. To register online, visit and search by course number or course title: http://www.ucan.unr.edu .

March 25-26, 2011
“Special Topics Workshop: Communication Skills” (CEP 491/691)

Participants will learn the concepts of communication, active listening and assertive communication. Available for S/U (pass/fail) grading only. Held March 25-26; Friday, 4-10 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno, Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St. Course fee: $154.75 + $14.00, one undergraduate credit; $246.50, one graduate credit. For more information, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. To register online, visit and search by course number or course title: http://www.ucan.unr.edu .

March 25-26, 2011
“Special Problems in Public Health: Teamwork and Leadership for Success” (CHS 495 R)

This course explores the components and competencies of high-performance teams as well as leadership models that assist in leadership of teams. Internet access and email address required. Held March 25-26; Friday, 4-10 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno, Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway. Course fee: $154.75 + $14.00, one undergraduate credit. Early registration is required. For more information, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. To register online, visit and search by course number or course title: http://www.ucan.unr.edu .

April 1-2 2011
“Special Topics: Nevada School Law and Constitution” (EL 791)

This course surveys federal and state legal and ethical issues. Successful completion of the course meets state teacher licensure requirements for Nevada School Law and Nevada Constitution. Held April 1-2; Friday, 4-10 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno, William Raggio Building. Course fee: $246.50, one graduate credit. Early registration is required. For more information, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. To register online, visit and search by course number or course title: http://www.ucan.unr.edu .

April 2-3, 2011
“Special Topics: World of Travel and Tourism ll: Land Travel and Travel in Europe” (GEOG 491/691)

This course will cover the fundamentals of land travel including classes of hotels, hotel reservations, tour conducting and transportation arrangements. Discussion will also address geographic factors affecting travel in Europe including physical features, political and economic units, and culture groups. Held April 2-3; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno, Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St. Course fee: $154.75 + $14.00, one undergraduate credit; $246.50, one graduate credit. Early registration is required. For more information, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. To register online, visit and search by course number or course title: http://www.ucan.unr.edu .

April 15-16, 2011
“Special Problems: History of the Comstock: Saloons and Vice on the Comstock” (HP 499/699)

This class, part of a larger history series on Virginia City and the Comstock Lode, will feature an overview of Comstock history and provide a focus on history offering insight into Victorian standards of morality through an examination of Comstock period institutions such as saloons, brothels and opium dens. The first session emphasizes lecture and discussion. The second session will meet in Virginia City. Internet access and email address required. Students must provide their own transportation to Virginia City for a walking tour on Saturday, April 16. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions. Held in Reno, April 15; Friday, 4-10 p.m., University of Nevada, Reno, Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway; AND in Virginia City, April 16; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Course fee: $154.75 + $14.00, one undergraduate credit; $246.50, one graduate credit. Early registration is required. For more information, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. To register online, visit and search by course number or course title: http://www.ucan.unr.edu .

April 29-30, 2011
“Special Topics Workshop: Understanding Children’s Behavior (Class/Home)” (CEP 491/691)

Participants will learn Adlerian concepts of family, classroom atmospheres and styles of discipline, family constellation, goals of misbehavior, encouragement and natural and logical consequences. Students may also explore their own styles of parenting or managing a classroom. Available for S/U (pass/fail) grading only. Held April 29-30; Friday, 4-10 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno, Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St. Course fee: $154.75 + $14.00, plus $3 materials fee, one undergraduate credit; $246.50, one graduate credit. For more information, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. To register online, visit and search by course number or course title: http://www.ucan.unr.edu .

April 30-May 1, 2011
“Special Topics: A Journey of Tahoe, Pyramid and Lahontan” (GEOG 491)

The physical and human geography and natural history of western Nevada’s most important and controversial sources of water – Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake and Lake Lahontan – will be explored, including physical processes, human uses, legal issues and future implications. Held April 30-May 1; Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., field trip to Lake Tahoe (transportation provided); and Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., field trip to Pyramid Lake (transportation provided). Course fee: $154.75 + $14.00, plus $20, transportation fee, one undergraduate credit. Early registration is required. For more information, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. To register online, visit and search by course number or course title: http://www.ucan.unr.edu .

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