Professional Enrollment

Courses & Events

Participants of Willmott's Master Class will explore the creative method necessary to become a successful professional screenwriter or filmmaker. The class will place special emphasis on creating a screenplay from the ground up and then taking it through the complete process of producing and directing it into a feature film.


Willmott will derive examples from his own work, including his ultra-low budget films such as "C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America", "Destination: Planet Negro!" and "Jayhawkers" to big budget studio features like "The 24th"th, "BlacKkKlansman" and "Da 5 Bloods".


 



July 19-21, 2024, Live Online Training
This intensive, 2-week creative writing course, sponsored by the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, will be taught online by RB Lemberg, author of the acclaimed books The Four Profound Weaves (2020) and The Unbalancing (2022) and a finalist for a World Fantasy Award, the Nebula Award, and Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction. Lemberg will bring expertise in writing and publishing speculative fiction (an umbrella category that includes science fiction, horror, fantasy narratives, magical realism, and the like) to instruct students in the creation and polishing of their own imaginative work. Students will read and analyze contemporary short fiction for a greater understanding of aspects of craft, such as worldbuilding, character development, and story structure. Students will also participate in writing exercises and peer review workshops, so please come prepared with at least one short story or a chapter from a longer work that you are ready to share and revise.


June 10-21, 2024, Live Online Training
This course focuses on analysis of ASL Discourse structure and features, such as use of space for cohesion, depiction, discourse markers, and use of classifiers. The course also focuses on the use of ASL discourse in formal and informal settings. Students study the genres of dialogues, public speaking, artistic expression, debate, persuasive and narrative styles in ASL.


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The course offers an overview on basic field methods for characterization of hydrologic systems. Topics to be covered include physical and chemical characterization techniques, such as: how to measure water levels; perform single well and aquifer tests; unsaturated zone parameterization; inorganic, organic, isotopic, and dissolved gas characterization; groundwater-surface water characterization techniques, and geophysical techniques for hydrogeology. Additionally, the class will visit a variety of sites of hydrogeologic interest.


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This course will introduce contaminant toxicology, hazard identification, site operations and management, and provide an overview of related regulations. It provides information related to environmental site management scopes of work, cost estimations, proposal generation, sub-contractor relationships, and budgets. Monitoring equipment, drum and container sampling, decontamination, and confined space designations will be presented. General safety hazards, personal protective equipment (PPE) and levels of PPE protection, drill rig safety, hazard communication and medical surveillance, and development of health & safety plans, will also be presented. Satisfies the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 40-Hourrequirement with a culminating certificate.


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This course is a 4-week introduction to aquifer parameter testing methods, focusing specifically on pumping and slug testing. These methods are ubiquitously used to assess aquifers during environmental investigations. The course is hosted online with one mandatory field day, which will be held on June 24th at the GEMS site in Lawrence, KS!


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This 1-hour course focuses on field and laboratory sampling techniques. It will cover topics related to soil, groundwater, and air sampling (for example, direct-push, sonic rig, and split spoon sampling), as well as low-flow sampling and the use of summa canisters. Though the majority of the course will be completed online, a mandatory field day will be held in Lawrence, KS on Sep 30th to put our new knowledge to use.


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This practicum requires a minimum of 50 hours of observation, shadowing, teaming, professional responsibilities, duties, and/or activities (e.g., scheduling, preparation, invoicing, meetings, and in-service training) in authentic settings where interpreters are employed. Discussion and analysis will occur with instructor and peers on-line and in-person throughout the semester. Prerequisite: instructor approval.


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This is the first in a series of three microcredentials on personalizable education. This microcredential is an introduction to personalizeable education, as presented in the work of distinguished scholars Michael Wehmeyer and Yong Zhao.


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As the third in a series of three microcredentials on personalizeable education, this microcredential focuses on applying the concepts and background material introduced in the two previous microcredentials in this series to develop action plans for personalizing education.


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This course provides the opportunity for experimentation with innovative course content and learning strategies in accordance with guidelines established by faculty. Topics include interpreting in specialized settings, current trends, etc. This course is offered at the 600 and 800 level with additional assignments at the 800 Level. Not open to students with credit in ASLD 638 if topic is the same. Prerequisite: ASLD 603 or ASLD 803, ASLD 604 or ASLD 804, ASLD 605 or ASLD 805 or instructor approval.


June 25, 2024 to July 23, 2024