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Personal Enrichment

Due to COVID-19, Georgia Southern University has suspended all in-person instruction for Spring 2020. Stay safe and stay tuned for in-person, personal enrichment courses for Fall 2020!


Featured In-Class and Online Offerings

Check out our featured offerings below. You can search or sort by any of the headings, and choose how many programs you want to see at once.

InterestCourse TitleBrief DescriptionCourse Date(s)Location
Investing, FinanceStock Trading SuiteA three-part course covering stocks, bonds, and investing; analysis and valuation of stocks; and an introduction to stock options.

Start Dates: June 17, July 15, August 12, 2020Online
Language, WritingGrammar RefresherDevelop your English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level of excellence in this course.On DemandOnline
LanguageSpeed Spanish IConverse in Spanish in just a few weeks. This course will help you learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences so that you can engage in conversational Spanish quickly.On DemandOnline
Accessibility, LanguageDiscover Sign LanguageThis course teaches you how to sign basic phrases, then expands to teach you complete sentences. You'll see how to put it all together so that you can introduce yourself and start a conversation!On DemandOnline
Child Development, LanguageEnhancing Language Development in ChildhoodHelp your children become proficient speakers and thinkers. This course provides ways to stimulate your child’s continued speech, brain and language development in enjoyable, age-appropriate and natural ways.On DemandOnline
Public SpeakingMastering Public SpeakingIn this course, you'll learn the secrets to presenting a speech, how to handle questions and manage conflict in meetings, and even how to shine in a job interview. On DemandOnline
ESL, LanguageGrammar for ESLThis course is designed for an in-depth analysis of English grammar for intermediate to advanced English as Second Language college students. It is designed to prepare you for regular mainstream English classes.On DemandOnline
ESL, Language, WritingWriting for ESLIn this course, you will learn about the entire writing process and its five stages: prewriting, outlining, writing, revising and editing. You will also learn to generate and focus your ideas.On DemandOnline
Gardening, Health, HomeStarting Your Own Edible GardenGrow delicious, nutritious fruits and vegetables in your own backyard! In this course, you’ll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season long.On DemandOnline
Cooking, HealthLuscious, Low-Fat, Lightning Quick MealsHave you ever wished you had a personal chef preparing luscious, low-fat meals for you? This course is the next best thing! You’ll learn how to reduce fat in recipes without sacrificing flavor or texture and explore how to use flavor profiling to expand your culinary horizons.On DemandOnline
WritingWriteriffic: Creativity Training for WritersIn this high-energy course, you will learn a number of invaluable tricks from the published writer’s toolbox. Whether you’re at work now or hoping to write a novel, a nonfiction book, a memoir, short stories or articles, Writeriffic liberates the imaginative, inventive bolts of genius that are inside everyone.
On DemandOnline
Business, WritingPublish and Sell Your E-BooksWant to turn your manuscript or article into a money-maker? This course will teach you how to format your work into an e-book and get it ready to sell through bookstores like Amazon and Apple!On DemandOnline
BusinessWow, What a Great Event!Are you planning a special event and could use some helpful advice? Discover how all the pieces in the event planning process fit together to make any size or type of event successful, whether it’s for your family or friends, your employer or your favorite charity. You’ll gain access to event industry information compiled by and for event industry professionals.On DemandOnline
FamilyHelping Elderly ParentsAre your parents in their golden years? Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare you for your own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage.
On DemandOnline
FamilyGenealogy BasicsTracing your family’s history is a fascinating journey. This course will help you understand the genealogy research process and how to interpret the information you find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based websites, which you can access while enrolled in this class.On DemandOnline
Home DesignIntroduction to Interior DesignLearn to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms. This course will give you the know-how to design a room floor to ceiling with an understanding of color theory, industry trends, special arrangements, floor plans, design ideas and interior design basics.On DemandOnline
PhotographyMastering Your Digital SLR CameraBreak through the technology barrier and discover how to use your DSLR to take beautiful photos. This course will help you learn about features and controls, proper lenses, metering, exposure and more to take your photography to the next level.On DemandOnline
Personal FinancePersonal FinanceSet clear financial goals, make the right investments, increase financial security, and be prepared to retire someday. This course will help you gain control over the financial impact of your choices with tools that are useful, realistic and easy to work into your regular routine.On DemandOnline
Blogging, Podcasting, WritingWeb 2.0: Blogs, Wikis and PodcastsBlogging and Podcasting are great ways to express yourself, but maybe you're not sure how to start. This course will teach you how to successfully plan and create your very own blog and podcast using hands-on exercises and free web tools.On DemandOnline
WritingWriting the Fantasy NovelWrite for the increasingly popular genre of fantasy fiction and lay the groundwork for your very own fantasy novel. This course teaches you how to develop characters, build a compelling world, outline a narrative, apply a consistent theme, commit to the writing process, and publish your book.On DemandOnline
Business, Personal FinanceIntroduction to Stock OptionsLearn to evaluate, buy, sell and profit from stocks. This course will arm you with investment tools that were once thought to be only for the pros as you learn how to protect your portfolio and profit in a down market, an up market, or even a flat market.On DemandOnline
Children, ReadingReady, Set, Read!Learn how a child becomes literate from the moment of birth. This course allows you to explore the development of reading and writing from infancy to early school years as you discover what problems to look for and how to assist struggling young readers.On DemandOnline

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Personal Enrichment Courses


Last updated: 5/27/2020