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LearnOn Classes

LearnOn is MSU Denver's non-credit continuing education program that provides personal enrichment and professional development (career advancement) courses to alumni, faculty/staff, students, and the community.  All courses are held on weekday evenings (Monday through Thursday) from 6-8pm at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Unless noted otherwise, all classes are held at the Auraria Campus.  To view a map of the campus, click here.

For more information about LearnOn, please contact Carrie Meyer, 303-721-1313, or by email

Spring 2018 LearnOn Courses  

Registration Rates

 Class Meets One NightClass Meets two nightsClass Meets Three NightsClass Meets Four Nights
Individual    $ 20.00       $ 40.00      $ 60.00      $ 80.00   
AARP Discount $ 17.00  $ 34.00  $ 51.00 $ 68.00
Veteran Discount             $ 10.00  $ 30.00  $ 50.00 $ 70.00
Parking Pass  $ 5.00 $ 5.00 $ 5.00 $ 5.00

Essential English Grammar for Writing

Do you feel like you could improve your ability to communicate clearly? This class will cover the basic components of a sentence, parts of speech, grammar and punctuation so that that your writing can flourish in the business or academic world.

Dates | Wednesdays: January 17, January 24, January 31, and February 7

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Smart Woman, Enriched Woman: Know the 5 Secrets to Retiring Wealthy

Empowered women have learned how to combine the secrets of financial literacy and personal actions. Join other smart women and learn the five secrets to retiring wealthy.

Dates | Thursdays: January 18, January 25, February 1, and February 8

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Thrive Financially in Retirement

Learn prove financial techniques for living a successful retirement lifestyle. If you are retired or getting close to retiring, this course will teach you fundamental principles to ensure your money lasts.

Dates | Tuesdays: February 6 and February 13

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Writing for Success

Do you need to brush up on your grammar skills, technical document design and presentation skills? Then this class is for you! We will pull together all of the information you will learn during this course into a presentation that will grab your audience's attention.

Dates | Wednesdays: March 21, March 28, and April 4

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Unlocking Personal EXCEL-lence  (This event is currently sold out.)

EXCEL is a versatile program that is finding its way into everyday lives. This course will show you how to use EXCEL in a variety of ways - from maintaining a personal budget to creating the layout of a home garden. Sessions are held in a computer lab, so you will get plenty of "hands-on" time.

Dates | Tuesdays: March 27, April 3, April 10, and April 17

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Social Media Business Marketing

Learn how to determine which platforms are right for you, and build foundational knowledge and professional skills on key social media platforms that convert. Increase brand exposure, broaden customer reach and increase lead generation when you produce content that users want so share.

Dates | Wednesdays: March 28, April 4, April 11, and April 18

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Job Search and Networking Strategies

Looking for a new job or ways to improve your networking skills? This course will discuss how to design a strategy that aligns with industry hiring practices, giving you a leg-up in the business world. Special attention will be devoted to job search strategies, resume writing, networking, social medial profile management and personal branding.

Dates | Tuesdays: April 24, May 1, and May 8

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Jazz Appreciation and History

Explore the evolution of America's first original art form through lectures, historical videos and analytical musical listening. Our journey will begin in 1800's New Orleans with the birth of Jazz and will survey later Jazz styles chronologically through the study of significant composers, performers and their work.

Dates | Mondays: February 19, February 26, March 5, and March 12

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Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World

Are you interested in learning more about the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world? This class, taught in English, is designed to give students a better understanding of the rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world through a historical, social and philosophical lens.

Dates | Wednesdays: February 21, February 28, March 7, and March 14

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Old World Wines: France, Italy, Spain, Germany

This course will focus on the four major European wine-producing countries and review each country's major wines and most important wine-producing regions. Students will learn about topics such as geography, geology, climates, specific grapes, and the grape growing and wine making techniques for each. Enjoy tasking samples of these world-class wines.

Dates | Tuesday, March 27, April 3, April 10, and April 17

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Social Documentary

Social Documentary is the study and practice of the marriage between text and images and how these visual statements illuminate the human condition through captured critical moments. This course will have an emphasis on camera management as it applies to both the photographic and creative process. A field trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico will be planned with a side trip to Bandelier National Park. Includes a field trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Personal digital camera with 8 GB storage card and 4 gig thumb drive required. Cameras can be borrowed from Journalism Department.

Dates | Wednesdays: April 4, April 11, April 18, and April 25

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Wedding Planning 101

Event planning is an art and a science. This class offers fun, creative and informative exercises for a DIY wedding or as an introduction for a future wedding event planner.

Dates | Thursdays: april 5 and April 12

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How the Holocaust Happened

The Nazi-perpetrated Holocaust was one of the greatest crimes in history. This class will explain the precedents of anti-Semitism, how the Nazis gained the power of life and death over the European Jews, how concentration and extermination camps were created, organized and operated, and the the psychology of the victims and perpetrators.

Dates | Tuesdays: April 17, April 24, May 1, and May 8

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The Path to Happiness: Increasing Well-Being to Live Your Most Meaningful Life

In this course, we will explore the science of well-being. Each week we will emphasize the importance of incorporating simple habit forming strategies into one’s life to increase positive emotions and lead a more engaged and fulfilled life. Using principles from the field of positive psychology, we will explore the following topics: relationships, longevity, flow, goal-setting, character strengths, grit, resilience and optimism.

Dates | Wednesdays: April 18, April 25, May 2, and May 9

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Arab/Israeli Dispute & Islam Extremism

During this five-week course, Dr. Ahmad Ghais will explore the many facets of Islam and examine the Arab/Israeli Dispute. This class will cover some of the following topics: Is Islam the enemy of America? The evolution of Islam in the U.S. and Islamophobia. The Holy Land revered by all three Abrahamic religions. Periods of hostility, co-existence, tolerance and cooperation. The likelihood of a resolution for this conflict.

Dates | Thursdays: April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, and May 17

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Tell Your Story through Charitable Gifts

You can make Estate planning fun and rewarding by telling your story through charitable giving. The first draft of your estate plan has already been written for you - and you might not agree with some of the decisions the State of Colorado has made on your behalf. Instead of avoiding and delaying, think of this course as your opportunity to create a second draft - Your Personalized Revision.

Dates | Wednesdays: April 25

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Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

This course focuses on the basic skills every new climber needs to know about transitioning from indoor gym climbing to climbing outdoors. Includes an overview of basic gear needed, lead belaying and lead climbing concepts specific to outdoor climbing, anchor cleaning techniques, problem solving, and more.

Dates | Wednesdays: May 2 and May 9

Location | The first session will be held at Indoors at Thrillseekers; the second session will be a 6 hour session on a Saturday (location TBA).

Fees | Additional entry fee of $15 to be paid at the gym.

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