Take Academic Classes at Cal Poly
Did you know that as a Community Member, you can take Cal Poly classes through Open University without being a Cal Poly student? Try a new field or update your skills. Undergraduate classes are $259/unit and graduate level classes are $289/unit. Click here to see all the details.
Browse new classes for Fall 2017. There are many options, both for professional advancement and exploring your creative side. If you are a business leader, don't miss our new Cybersecurity Strategies for Decision Makers program. Parents - Coding for Kids fills up fast!
Write Your Way Around the World
We dream of sipping cappuccinos in Florence while writing. The reality: blow-drying your hand-washed underwear in a Zimbabwe hotel so you can pack and hit the road. Freelancing from abroad may not be glamorous, but it is an adventure. In this workshop, Katya Cengel, Cal Poly and UC Berkley journalism instructor, will teach students how to pitch an article to an editor, query an agent about a book, negotiate a contract with a publisher, and more. Having traveled the world writing herself, Cengel not only has excellent insights into the realities of making a living as a writer, but knows from experience that the adventure is worth it. First class session will be on Saturday, September 23 - 9 a.m. to noon.
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The Historical Muhammad
Few people probably would have predicted in his youth that a 6th century orphan on the Arabian peninsula would grow up to found the second largest religion in the world. This course tells the remarkable story of Muhammad, the founder of Islam. Based on the latest academic research, we will try to uncover the historical Muhammad from behind the many legends that arose afterwards and come away with a new appreciation for the man that over a billion and a half people believe is the last of God's messengers. First class session will be on Tuesday, October 3, 1 - 5 p.m.
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