Coming this spring, the West Virginia State University Office of Continuing Education has a variety of classes to offer.
A Birding and Ornithology class will offer an introduction to recreational birding and avian ecology with an emphasis on developing field identification skills. Five classroom lectures and two field experiences are designed to offer participants the basics of birding and nature appreciation.
The class will be taught by Steven Richards, associate professor of health and human performance, and will meet Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. from April 17 through May 15 for the classroom lectures in Fleming Hall, Room 162. Field experiences will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 and May 10. The cost is $75.
Also this spring, WVSU Continuing Education will offer an Essentials of Arabic course which will introduce the basic elements of the modern standard Arabic language. Specifically, the course will emphasize the development of basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Taught by Dr. Ali Ziyati, associate professor of communications, the course will meet in Jones Hall, Room 208, on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 8 through May 6. The cost is $100.
A basic drawing course will also be offered this spring with instructor Frankie Kane. This course will cover the techniques of drawing to allow students to create buildings, furniture and other objects.
This class will meet in Wallace Hall, Room 622, on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 8 through April 29. The cost is $100. In addition, materials needed for the class are a No. 6 drawing pencil, ruler, gummy eraser and a medium sized sketchpad.
For more information, or to register, those interested can call the WVSU Office of Continuing Education at (304) 766-3145, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.