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ASU Division of Extended Studies Sets Summer Class Schedules

April 20, 2011

Angelo State University’s Division of Extended Studies (DES) has released its schedule of 2011 summer course offerings for both youth and adult students.

In addition to its regular adult courses, the DES is expanding its summer Kids’ College to include educational and fun courses for most school-age children and teenagers. The Summer 2011 Youth Academy will run from June 6 to July 29, and includes both half-day and full-day programs.

Language immersion courses in Spanish, German and sign language will be available for various age groups of students in grades 5-12. Math review, algebra II review, pre-calculus review, math bridge and algebra basics courses will be offered for grades 6-12.

Reading and writing courses are available for students in grades 6-12, and preparatory courses for the ACT, SAT and their accompanying essay tests will be offered. Study skills and test-taking skills courses are also scheduled this summer.

Youth courses in horsemanship for beginners and intermediates, as well as volunteer staff horsemanship training will be available. Other offerings for young people include a certified American Red Cross course in babysitting for grades 6-9 that will teach CPR and first aid skills. Students can also learn pet CPR and other pet first aid skills, as well as keyboarding for writing school papers, letters and other documents on a computer.

Four youth guitar courses will also be available, including “Build a Guitar,” where the students will build their own fully functional electric guitar. Also being offered are beginning electric, bass and acoustic guitar lessons.

Adult classes will be held in June and July. Business-related courses available include communication skills, volunteer management, PC basics for women and Microsoft program courses in Excel basic and Word basic.

Other adult courses being offered are beginning oil painting, defensive driving, matching wine with food, beers of Germany and Belgium, grilling with beer, German for travelers, and relationship courses, including “Honey, We Need to Talk Smarter” and “Breaking Up is So Very Hard to Do.”

For complete ASU Extended Studies summer 2011 schedules and/or enrollment information, call (325) 942-2339, visit the ASU Herrington House at 2602 W. Ave. N, or go online to