Free Summer Courses

Registration for all 2021 classes is now closed.

Explore something new this summer with one of the following free one-credit courses at New Mexico Highlands University! Anyone is welcome to register for one of the following courses:

Language & Culture Summer Exploration (CRN 1424 INDP 1350) Registration closed 6/14/2021
June 14 – 18. Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Douglas Hall Room 205
Participate in a week-long series of interactive Native American Hispano Studies, Spanish and American Sign Language sessions designed for high school students, college students and community members to explore cultural and linguistic diversity.  The thematic foundations of this course include exploring the importance of the interrelationship between languages and culture, gaining exposure to the practical, marketable applications of linguistic and cultural skills, and understanding diversity and inclusion practices that allow us to push back on bias and become developers of inclusive spaces.

Why Do People…? A Deep Dive into Psychological Research (CRN 1411 PSYC 3350) Registration closed 6/4/2021
June 4 – June 7. Monday – Friday 10-10:50 a.m. Zoom
Learn about the processes and procedures involved in the testing and studying of psychology. And most students or non-psychologists ever get the chance to. This class/experience will offer you the chance to test or study something on your own. Develop good questions, discuss, and implement methods to put those questions to the test, and examine the answers and limitations as we discuss psychology while taking part in developing an idea, a survey to test the idea, and to get hands-on experience with some research in psychology.

Pro Tools Fundamentals (CRN1184 MUSC 2810) Registration closed 6/25/2021
June 25 – July 16. Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. – 12:20 a.m. Zoom
Learn how to create your own recordings with the industry standard of digital music production. Explore the fundamentals of recording and editing, from initial setup to final mix-down. Involves recording instruments, recording vocals, MIDI sequencing, audio looping in Pro Tools. Upon successful completion of exams, the user-level certificate will be available from Avid.

Born or Made? (CRN 1416 UNST 1350) Registration closed 6/7/2021
June 7 – July 2. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 – 10:40 a.m. Lora Shields LH 1
Are leaders born or made? Psychological research has shown that most leaders have had unique experiences that prepare them to lead within groups and organizations. Examine concepts by focusing on what it means to be a good leader. You will assess their leadership traits and skills to improve your leadership performances. So, were you born to lead, or are you working hard to achieve this goal?

Launching Your Own Business (CRN 1444 MGMT 4350) Registration closed — class is full 
July 6 – July 30. Thursday 6–7:30 p.m.  via Zoom
This course in intended to promote entrepreneurism in our regional community by providing both academic and practical education in the following focused topics: developing the entrepreneurial opportunity, the building blocks of a sustainable business, launching a start-up business, and scaling a business. Co-taught by faculty members who have launched their own business! Learn from their success!

To Catch a Killer (CRN 1419 SOCI 1351) Registration closed 7/6/2021
July 6 – July 30. Monday – Thursday 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  & Friday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Zoom
This is a short course examining the who, what, when, why and how of murder. Students will examine these questions through sociological, forensic anthropological, psychological, and criminal justice lenses. Perfect for people who would like to sample what social scientists do in each discipline. Co-taught by faculty members from sociology, criminal justice, psychology, and anthropology.

Online Zoom courses require a computer with a webcam. Space is limited in each free course, so register today! Courses will be registered as audit by default, but may be converted to credit in the registration process.


Registration for all classes is closed.