July 15, 2009
Interested in the Harlem Renaissance, cultural practices of childrearing or racial health equity? These thought-provoking topics will be the focus of three UNC Asheville classes open to the public for the fall semester.
The University, in collaboration with the City of Asheville and the YMI Cultural Center, will offer these three upper-level, for-credit courses to the public beginning August 18. Classes will meet from 4:30-7 p.m. through December 8 at the YMI Cultural Center, located on the corner of Eagle and Market streets in downtown Asheville.
"Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance" will examine how Harlem and its artists emerged from the social and political turmoil following World War I. Texts will include David Levering Lewis' "When Harlem Was in Vogue" and works by well-known authors, artists and musicians of the time. In-state tuition for this master's of liberal arts class is $452.82 and out-of-state tuition is $2,153.43, plus a one-time non-refundable $50 application fee. The registration deadline is August 12.
"Cultures of Childrearing," an undergraduate anthropology class, will present the cultural practices surrounding parenting. Using ethnographies, case studies and fieldwork, this course will focus on the different ways that various communities approach raising children.
"Community Approaches to Achieving Racial and Ethnic Health Equity" is an undergraduate health and wellness promotion course. Students in the course will learn about the history and causes of health disparities and inequalities in the United States. The class will also examine practical solutions to eliminate health disparities, with a goal of applying the lessons in the students' communities.
In-state tuition for the two undergraduate classes is $267.30 and out-of-state tuition is $1,445.76, plus a one-time non-refundable $20 application fee. Registration deadline is August 12.
Free parking for enrolled students will be available in the City parking lot adjacent to the YMI Cultural Center. For questions about parking, contact Harry Brown, City of Asheville parking services manager, at 828.259.5792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or details on registrations, call UNC Asheville’s Extension and Distance Education Office at 828.232.5122 or visit www.unca.edu/distedu/.