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									Spring 2012 Evening Courses

Personal Enrichment

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  • Earlier start time on many courses
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  • Four short courses priced at only $100-$125

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies invites you to experience the
University of Virginia’s learning environment without the worry of tests or grades . . .
just learning for the sake of learning. Choose from intellectually stimulating courses
taught by current and emeritus University faculty, alumni, advanced graduate stu-
dents and experts from the local community. Registration begins December 1.

Please visit our website at www.scps.virginia.edu for registration information.

contents                                       * indicates short course priced at $100 or $125                      † indicates new course

Of Local Interest                                                                Career & Finance
Jefferson and Monticello. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1        Career Transition: What’s Next?*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
A Historical Survey of Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1          Estate Planning: Leaving a Legacy*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Roadside Virginia: The Shenandoah Valley*† . . . . . 1
Arts & Music                                                                     Introduction to Creative Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
What the Fat Lady Sings: A Brief History of Opera. . 2                           Nature and Contemporary Environmental
                                                                                 Writing† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Creative Digital Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
                                                                                 Writing a Screenplay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Intermediate Digital Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
                                                                                 Writing for Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Drawing Concepts and Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
                                                                                 Novel Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Collecting American Paintings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Hands-On American Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mozart Takes the Stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Make ‘Em Laugh: Comedy in the Movies† . . . . . . . . 3                          All Aboard Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                                                                                 Introduction to Italian II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Religion                                                                         Introduction to French II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                                                                                 Introduction to Spanish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hinduism and Buddhism† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                                                                 Introduction to Spanish II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Yoga Philosophy: Beyond the Poses† . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Garden & Landscape                                                               Directions & Parking                                  ..............9

Landscape Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Trees of Central Virginia* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4     Other SCPS Offerings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

The Physical World                                                               Student Information
Intro to Stars and Galaxies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5        Registration and Payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Understanding Self: A User’s Guide† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5                  General Information & Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
of local interest                                                                                            1
Jefferson and Monticello
NCSS 103 / 20952 / $190
Meet the man behind the legend. Charlottesville’s most
famous citizen was a statesman, an inventor, an architect,
a collector, a farmer, a gardener, and much more. Join
Monticello’s scholars on a journey into Thomas Jefferson’s
life, work, and hobbies, including the broad interests and
extraordinary activities that have made him an enduring
American figure. Each lecture in this series explores an
aspect of Jefferson’s life, politics, family, collections, imagi-
nation, plantation and gardens, free and enslaved moun-
taintop community, and world-famous home. A highlight
of the course is a spring evening on the mountaintop with a special after-hours tour of Monticello (includ-
ing rooms not normally open to the public) and a reception on the North Terrace, weather permitting.
Instructors: The lecturers for this course are all members of the Monticello professional staff, whose
research and expertise mark them as leading authorities on various aspects of Jefferson and his legacy.
Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm. Mar 12-May 7 (no class Apr 9). UVa Darden Graduate School of Business,
Room 170. Private tour on May 7 begins at 6pm.

A Historical Survey of Virginia                             Roadside Virginia:
NCSS 120 / 20953 / $190                                     The Shenandoah Valley
This course provides a general survey of the history        NCPH 105 / 20934 / $100
of the Commonwealth of Virginia from its pre-histo-         Experience some of America’s most remarkable
ry to the present day. It begins with an introduction       history, complete with all the geological and eco-
to native cultures, European exploration and settle-        logical underpinnings, right here in our own back
ment, Colonial and Post-Colonial Virginia, Virginia’s       yard. While concentrating on Scenic Byways, this
leadership in the Revolutionary War, the                    program provides a rotating series of roadmaps
Antebellum Era, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.          to Virginia’s extraordinary cultural and natural his-
Moving into the twentieth century, discussion turns         tory. This semester, the class will explore
to prohibition, regionalism, the impact of the Byrd         Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley – home to broad
Machine, massive resistance, and the Civil Rights           swaths of the most bucolic scenery you can imag-
Movement. The course concludes with an examina-             ine. This lush farmland, derived from limestone
tion of the growth and development of the various           soils, was fashioned by Scots-Irish and German
regions of Virginia with special emphasis on politi-        immigrants who fostered a Virginia lifestyle free
cal, economic, and demographic trends. Includes             of slavery, yet the Valley was ravaged during the
discussion on Virginian contributions to Southern           Civil War when the pastures and cornfields
literature and what these texts say (and do not say)        became a classic battleground that thrust
about Virginia, its history, its people, and its place in   Stonewall Jackson to immortality. Even in the
American history. Lectures are accompanied by               21st century, the horse-and-buggy vistas harken
archival photographs, in-class excerpts of docu-            back to former times. Travelogues feature distinc-
mentary films, and class discussion.                        tive places and events to enjoy along the way,
Instructor: Coy Barefoot is a recognized local his-         such as state parks, local festivals, unusual recre-
tory expert, radio host, and author of Thomas               ational opportunities, vineyards and brewpubs,
Jefferson on Leadership and The Corner: A History of        B&Bs, and even old-time diners listed on the
Student Life at the University of Virginia. He is the       National Historic Register. A fantastic preparation
founding Chairman of the City of Charlottesville’s          for exploring one of the many beautiful regions of
Historic Resources Task Force and holds an MA in            the most fascinating state in the Union.
anthropology from the University of Virginia.               Instructor: Aaron Cross is a geologist with the
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30pm. Feb 6 – Apr 2 (no class             Virginia State Survey. He has previously worked as
Mar 5). UVa Darden Graduate School of Business,             a resource management specialist for the
Room 160.                                                   National Park Service and as a cultural landscape
                                                            analyst for a prominent firm engaged in historic
                                                            Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Feb 28-Mar 20. UVa School of
                                                            Continuing and Professional Studies, Zehmer Hall,
                                                            Room E.

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2                    art & music

What the Fat Lady Sings: A Brief                        Intermediate Digital Photography
History of Opera                                        NCFA 130 / 20939 /$190
NCFA 108/ 20628 / $190                                  For those wishing to master their digital camera and
Beginning with Monteverdi, “the father of opera,”       create fine art images, this course focuses on contin-
and concluding with a look at twenty-first century      uing the development of the photographic skills
composers, this entertaining opera history course       gained in “Creative Digital Photography.” It explores
will trace the birth and development of opera           the advanced fundamentals of digital photographic
through the lens of its cultural settings. No knowl-    workflow in a non-technical, hands-on format.
edge of music history or composition is required.       Advanced operation of DSLR digital cameras are dis-
The atmosphere of the class will be lively and          cussed in detail, including sensor maintenance,
open, relying on a combination of lecture, discus-      noise control, lens purchase, and lens selection in
sion, music demonstrations and visual aids.             different situations. Selection and use of the tripod is
Student participation and interpretation will be        also explored. Applied topics include macro photog-
welcome. By the conclusion of this course, you          raphy, portraiture, studio photography, architectural
will possess a greater understanding of both the        photography, black and white imaging, and more.
styles and sound of the world of opera, giving          Weekly subject assignments will be critiqued in
you more confidence to forge forward, dig deeper        class. Two field trips will be conducted and may
and better enjoy the unique musical experience          require travel of approximately one hour each way.
of opera.                                               A working knowledge of computers is expected.
Required Text: When the Fat Lady Sings: Opera           Prerequisite: “Creative Digital Photography” or
History As It Ought To Be Taught by David W. Barber.    equivalent knowledge.
Instructor: Becky Marshall, local opera singer and      Instructor: John Hulburt was an award-winning
coach, served as the premier director and con-          professional photographer before embarking on
ductor for the Virginia Music Ensemble and              a career in financial management. He continues
Orchestra. She has also taught music theory in a        to be active in digital photography and has won
classroom setting and has given private piano           local competitions for his work.
and voice lessons for more than ten years. Ms.          Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Jan 25-Mar 7 (no
Marshall holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre       class Feb 8). UVa Darden Graduate School of
Directing and a Master of Music in Vocal                Business, Room 170. Includes field trips on
Performance from Catholic University.                   Saturdays, Feb 4 and Feb 18, 9-11am.
Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm. Feb 6-Apr 2 (no class
Mar 5). UVa School of Continuing and                    Drawing Concepts and Practice
Professional Studies, Zehmer Hall, Room B.              NCFA 129 / 20632 / $190
                                                        It has been said that the painter draws with his
Creative Digital Photography                            eyes, not his hands. Thus, to learn to draw with
NCFA 117 / 20938 / $190                                 accuracy, we must first learn to see with clarity. This
Learn how to master your digital camera and             course begins by exploring the alternate mode of
shoot professional-quality photos. This course for      visual information processing that is a precursor to
amateurs covers camera selection and operation,         creating expressive art forms. It then focuses on
basic principles of digital capture, exposure con-      basic drawing concepts and practices. Students
trol and options, image composition, digital work-      learn to use light and dark tones, about shape and
flow, image enhancement, and printing. Various          proportion, to build mass, and to create both feel-
approaches to landscape photography are                 ing and a sense of space that will invoke the viewer
emphasized, as well as portraiture and candid sit-      to spend time viewing the work. A discussion on
uations. The course includes a field trip to practice   figure drawing will illustrate the concept that if you
landscape photography using the ready-made              can draw the human figure, you can draw any-
subject matter provided by the Charlottesville          thing. Work is done in pencil and charcoal. A mate-
area. A working knowledge of computers is               rial list will be provided upon registration (approxi-
expected.                                               mate cost: $40). Both beginner and intermediate-
                                                        level artists will benefit from the course material.
Instructor: John Hulburt was an award-winning
professional photographer before embarking on           Instructor: Mike Uriss is a local artist and educa-
a career in financial management. He continues          tor. He received training in traditional painting,
to be active in digital photography and has won         drawing, and sculpture at the School of the Art
local competitions for his work.                        Institute of Chicago, the American Academy of
                                                        Art, and the Chicago Academy of Art.
Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm. Jan 23-Mar 5. UVa
Darden Graduate School of Business, Room 190.           Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Feb 8-Apr 4 (no class
Includes a field trip on Saturday, Feb 25, 9-11am.      Mar 7). UVa School of Continuing and
                                                        Professional Studies, Zehmer Hall, Room E.
art & music                                                                                               3
Collecting American Paintings                               Mozart Takes the Stage
NCFA 134 / 20941 / $250                                     NCFA 139/ 20936 / $190
Many of us find purchasing art to be an intimidat-          This course takes a careful look at Mozart’s mag-
ing experience; we worry about expense, authen-             nificent musical dramas which are considered
ticity, and taste. Many succumb to buying                   among the greatest works ever created for musi-
recognizable copies, reproductions, prints, and             cal theater. The course begins behind the scenes,
giclées, instead of acquiring originals. This hands-        visiting Mozart’s world, his family, his personality
on workshop explores the process of finding,                and character, and the circumstances leading to
authenticating, researching, valuing, acquiring,            the creation of his stage works for Munich,
documenting, and conserving American paintings.             Vienna, and Prague. The class will view master-
It seeks to resolve the dilemma of wanting art and          piece performances including the ancient stories
affording it by demonstrating practical solutions.          of the sacrifice of Idomeneus, King of Crete, and of
A weekly “show and tell” of recently purchased              The Clemency of Titus, Roman Emperor; the rituals
actual paintings introduces the various genres of           of passage in The Magic Flute; and the comedies
American painting, including Impressionism, Rep-            of manners and erotic escapades in The Abduction
resentational, Abstract, Folk, Narrative, and Fauvist.      from the Sultan’s Harem, The Punished Rake Don
The class will discuss each painting’s particular cir-      Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and Cosi fan tutte
cumstances, as well as the artist, style, price, and        – The School for Lovers.
value. Come develop a connoisseur’s eye while               Instructor: Donald G. Loach is an associate pro-
learning about the many styles of American paint-           fessor of music emeritus at the University of
ing. The class is limited to ten students.                  Virginia, where he taught courses in music history
Instructor: Will Paulsen has been appraising fine           and theory and conducted choral ensembles for
art, period furniture, and decorative art since             nearly thirty-five years.
1980, evaluating objects for collectors, museums,           Thursdays, 7-9pm. Feb 9-Apr 5 (no class Mar 8).
and courts. At almost any time, he has an ongo-             UVa Clemons Library, Room 201.
ing museum exhibition either locally or nationally.
Tuesdays, 4-6pm. SPECIAL EARLY TIME! Mar 13-                Make ‘Em Laugh: Comedy in the
Apr 17. Classes will meet at the instructor’s pri-
vate home on Pantops Mountain.                              Movies
                                                            NCFA 140/ 20956 / $190
Hands-On American Furniture                                 We love to laugh and we’ve been laughing at the
                                                            movies since film began. Comedy has always
NCFA 136/ 20942 / $250
                                                            endured, no matter the political or economic situ-
Put away your pen and notepad and get ready to              ation of the times. This course examines the com-
engage all of your senses in learning about antique         edy genre and how it has changed historically,
American furniture. Each of the five generations of         both reflecting on and reacting to the values of
early American furniture—Pilgrim, Queen Anne,               the culture that has created it. Films of Charlie
Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton—has its               Chaplin, The Marx Brothers, Howard Hawks, Mel
own varying construction techniques of fasteners,           Brooks, Woody Allen, and the Cohen Brothers will
joinery and surface dressing. In this unique class, stu-    be discussed. Through lecture, discussion, and
dents learn about the history, differences and unique       weekly analysis of a feature film, the class
details of furniture from each area through a combi-        explores a variety of comedic styles while provid-
nation of brief presentations and hands-on examina-         ing an historical framework for their develop-
tion of actual pieces. By course end, students will be      ment. Students are asked to see each film inde-
equipped with the skills and resources to identify,         pendently before class. Films are available at UVa’s
enjoy and collect the various styles of early American      Clemons Library, Netflix, and other local video
furniture. After an introductory lecture at UVa, the rest   rental outlets.
of the classes will be held at the instructor’s private
                                                            Instructor: Kent Ayyildiz holds an MFA in video and
home on Pantops Mountain, containing one of the
                                                            film production. He is the owner/producer/director
largest collections of early Southern and American
                                                            of MoonStar Films, a digital video production and
furniture. The class is limited to ten students.
                                                            post-production company.
Instructor: Will Paulsen has been appraising fine
                                                            Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Feb 7-Apr 3 (no class
art, period furniture, and decorative art since
                                                            Mar 6). UVa Darden Graduate School of Business,
1980, evaluating objects for collectors, museums,
                                                            Room 280.
and courts. At almost any time, he has an ongo-
ing museum exhibition either locally or nationally.
Thursdays, 4-6pm. SPECIAL EARLY TIME!
Apr 12-May 17. Classes will meet at the instructor’s
private home on Pantops Mountain.

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4                       religion
                            garden & landscape
Hinduism and Buddhism                                       Landscape Design
NCTH 109/ 20955 / $190                                      NCAR 108 / 20626 / $250
The Sanatana Dharma, known to the West as                   This unique workshop teaches students how to
Hinduism, is the oldest known religion in the world.        draw a residential property to scale and develop a
It has provided the spiritual ground for all other          landscape design based on specific site and activ-
Eastern religious traditions and has heavily influ-         ity analysis. Students learn how to take field
enced Western religions. Siddhartha, the Gautama            measurements, sketch a site, analyze activity
Buddha, was a Hindu before he went on to establish          throughout the landscape, transfer field sketches
a revival movement within the tradition that later          to scaled graph paper, identify landscape needs,
became known as Buddhism. This course surveys               and select specific plants from a basic palette of
both of these major world religions, exploring and          trees, shrubs and perennials. The more knowl-
discussing their belief systems, texts, rituals and prac-   edge of plants students bring to the class, the
tices. Through a combination of lecture, short audio-       more successful they will be. Each session consists
visual presentations, small group work, and practice,       of a short talk and discussion, followed by individ-
the class examines the four clarifying questions for        ual work supervised by the instructor. A material
religious identity: Who/What is the divine? Who are         list will be provided at the first class (approximate
we? What is wrong with us? How do we solve this             cost for required supplies is $10). Students who
problem? The answers to these questions will pro-           complete the class work and the outside assign-
vide a framework for critical thought and discussion.       ments leave the workshop with a workable final
Instructor: Carroll Ann Friedmann is a Ph.D. stu-           design. The class is limited to ten students.
dent in religion and literature at the University of        Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of trees, shrubs,
Virginia. She holds a master’s of divinity from             perennials, and their proper culture will enable
Princeton Seminary and has been studying and                students to take full advantage of this course.
teaching religion for almost 20 years. In addition,         Instructor: Cathy Clary is a local horticulturist,
she is a registered yoga teacher with the Integral          garden consultant, and member of the Piedmont
Yoga Institutes and has advanced training in yoga           Landscape Association.
asana, pranayama and philosophy.                            Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Jan 26-Mar 1. UVa
Thursdays, 7-9pm. Feb 9-Apr 5 (no class Mar 8).             School of Continuing and Professional Studies,
UVa School of Nursing, McLeod Hall, Room 1003.              Zehmer Hall Lounge.

Yoga Philosophy: Beyond the Poses                           Trees of Central Virginia
NCTH 110/ 20937 / $190                                      NCAR 101 / 20625 / $125
First popularized in America in the 1970s, “Yoga”           Learn how to identify trees and discover the habi-
has been firmly established in the West as a prac-          tats necessary for their successful culture in
tice leading to better health and a calmer mind.            Virginia. This course is ideal for nature lovers, hik-
You will find yoga classes at many gyms and fit-            ers, bird watchers, garden clubs, teachers, Virginia
ness centers, and there are hundreds of studios             history buffs, naturalists, tree owners, and week-
dedicated to this practice throughout the country.          end or professional landscapers. Class sessions
While most of us think of yoga as a series of physi-        consist of PowerPoint-illustrated lecture, close
cal postures for the body, the full yoga practice, as       observation of twigs, buds and fruit, and sketch
described by Patanjali in his classic text on the           exercises to train the eye in observation (no artis-
yoga sutras, describes eight “limbs” of yoga, of            tic talent required!). The class also covers botani-
which asana (postures) is only one. This class              cal terms and basic planting, pruning, and main-
explores yoga both academically and practically as          tenance requirements. A Saturday tree-walk on
it is experienced in each of these eight limbs, and         the University of Virginia Grounds provides the
examines some of the more profound benefits of              opportunity to study and appreciate a wide vari-
a full yoga practice on body, mind and spirit.              ety of trees, both native and introduced. By
Instructor: Carroll Ann Friedmann is a Ph.D. stu-           course end, students are able to identify most of
dent in religion and literature at the University of        our area’s common trees and have a solid under-
Virginia. She holds a master’s of divinity from             standing of their cultural requirements in the
Princeton Seminary and has been studying and                home landscape.
teaching religion for almost 20 years. In addition,         Instructor: Cathy Clary is a local horticulturist,
she is a registered yoga teacher with the Integral          garden consultant, and member of the Piedmont
Yoga Institutes and has advanced training in yoga           Landscape Association.
asana, pranayama and philosophy.                            Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Mar 15-Apr 5. UVa
Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Feb 7-Apr 3 (no class Mar 6).              School of Continuing and Professional Studies,
UVa School of Continuing and Professional                   Zehmer Hall Lounge. Includes a field trip on Mar
Studies, Zehmer Hall Lounge.                                31, 1-3pm.
the physical world
     career & finance
Intro to Stars and Galaxies                             Career Transition: What’s Next?
NCPH 100/ 20951 / $190                                  NCPD 100 / 20949 / $125
Have you ever wondered how astronomers know             Have you lost the passion for your work? Are you
what stars are made of? What will happen to the         feeling stuck in your job? Are you considering
Earth when the Sun dies? What would it be like to       entering or reentering the workforce? This course
fall into a black hole? When and where was the          focuses on how to identify and plan for that next
Big Bang and why do we believe it occurred? This        job or your dream job on the horizon. Through
course uncovers the answers to these questions          lecture, discussion, and individual assignments,
and more at the McCormick Observatory, atop             students will explore their strengths and aspira-
the University of Virginia’s scenic Observatory Hill.   tions, target and clarify goals, learn how to locate
Through lecture, discussion, demonstrations,            and navigate job-hunting resources and net-
group exercises, and use of the observatory’s tele-     works, and develop a professional, targeted
scopes, students will learn about light and spec-       resume. Students will leave with a solid transition
tra, the Sun (as an example of the best-studied         plan and list of action items for taking charge of
star), the stars (their birth, lives, and death), the   their professional situation.
Milky Way galaxy, other galaxies, and the Big           Instructor: Kathleen Ball is a consultant with more
Bang. No previous experience with astronomy is          than 30 years of experience in human resource
required.                                               management. She holds an MS in Organizational
Instructor: Edward Murphy is an associate profes-       Development from American University/National
sor in the University of Virginia’s Department of       Training Labs and a BS in business management
Astronomy. He received both his MA and PhD in           from the University of Maryland. She is a
astronomy from the University of Virginia.              Professional Member of the NTL Institute for
Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Feb 7-Apr 3 (no class Mar 6).          Applied Behavioral Science where she serves as a
McCormick Observatory.                                  trainer in interpersonal relations.
                                                        Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Mar 20-Apr 17. UVa
Understanding Self: A User’s Guide                      Darden Graduate School of Business, Room 160.

NCPD 123/ 21134 / $190
                                                        Estate Planning: Leaving a Legacy
What exactly is the “self” and how do elements of
mind, body, and heart interact to define who we         NCPD 120 / 20950 / $100
are and how we behave? Through lectures, dis-           An effective estate plan helps ensure that both your
cussion, and experiential exercises, this course        assets and your family are taken care of in the event
explores how psychology and neuroscience                of your death. This course is for those who want to
describe the self through a variety of theoretical      gain a familiarity with the tools and strategies for
models including attachment theory, internal            creating an estate plan, no matter how large or
family systems, ego psychology and more.                small that estate may be and whether it is for their
Students will apply these theories to themselves        own situation or in the event that they serve as
and generate a working model of their own self          executor for a family member or friend. Topics
organization. The class discusses strategies for        include four important estate planning documents,
improving interpersonal relationships based upon        common mistakes to avoid, how ownership, benefi-
an increased understanding of human behavior in         ciary arrangements and legal documents interact,
various environments and conditions. Armed              the estate settlement process, trusts, different tax
with this “user’s guide” to self, students will gain    treatment of different asset-types, philanthropic
insights to live with greater intentionality and        strategies, and more. The class will also examine the
awareness.                                              concept of legacy, the use of ethical wills, and
Instructor: Kerry Leavitt works as a private prac-      strategies for maintaining and fostering family har-
tice psychotherapist with nearly 20 years of            mony in the estate settlement process.
expertise in the treatment of trauma. She holds a       Instructor: Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson is a
BA from Stanford University and an MSW from             Certified Financial Planner Practitioner who
Smith College’s School for Social Work. As a long-      earned an MA from the University of Virginia in
time practitioner of meditation, she has explored       ethics, theology and culture before entering the
the question of “self” from multiple perspectives.      financial planning profession. She has a special-
Her professional articles have appeared in a vari-      ization in philanthropic planning and was the
ety of mental health journals.                          founding President of the Charlottesville Area
Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Mar 14-May 2. UVa                    Planned Giving Council.
Darden Graduate School of Business, Room 170.           Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Feb 21-Mar 13. UVa
                                                        Darden Graduate School of Business, Room 160.

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6                    writing

Introduction to Creative Writing                         Writing A Screenplay
NCLE 107 / 20947 / $225                                  NCLE 116 / 20948 / $225
Have you always wanted to write, but are unsure          This workshop guides students through the
of how or where to begin? This beginner’s work-          process of structuring and writing a commercial
shop teaches the basic elements and techniques           screenplay with emphasis on designing a strong
of creative writing. It explores the fundamentals of     ‘blueprint’ of the story. Students will be able to
style and plot, how to develop characters and set-       pitch their idea and/or discuss the proposed
tings that leap off the page, the pros and cons of       design of their story, and may offer up to the first
writing in the various points of view, how to write      thirty pages of their screenplay if available or
dialogue, and the use of metaphor. Both fiction          desired. During the workshop, the class will cover
and nonfiction are covered. Brief lectures, discus-      additional information on screenplay structure,
sions, close reading of examples from established        progressive complications, character arcs, dia-
writers to see what makes their writing com-             logue and exposition, as well as other important
pelling, writing exercises, and workshops strength-      elements of a screenplay. However, the majority of
en the ability to use written language for expres-       each class will focus on discussing student’s story
sion and communication. The class is limited to fif-     ideas, story structure, and screenplays in a group
teen students.                                           setting. Includes discussion on marketing and
Required Text: The Vintage Book of Contemporary          pitching a script. Students are encouraged to
American Short Stories, edited by Tobias Wolff.          watch the film “The Verdict” prior to class. The class
Instructor: David Ronka holds an MFA in English          is limited to fifteen students.
with an emphasis in creative writing from the            Prerequisite: “The Art of Screenwriting” or equiva-
University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a          lent knowledge of screenwriting fundamentals.
historical interpreter, writing instructor, and a pub-   Instructor: Michael Cordell holds a degree in film
lished short story writer and essayist who won           studies and has been writing screenplays for over
second prize in the 2009 Hook Fiction Contest.           fifteen years. He is represented by United Talent
Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Feb 7-Apr 3 (no class Mar 6).           Agency in Los Angeles and has sold three screen-
UVa School of Nursing, McLeod Hall, Room 2007.           plays to Hollywood studios and optioned several
                                                         others. He is a former member of the Board of
                                                         Directors of the Virginia Screenwriter’s Forum.
Nature and Contemporary
                                                         Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Feb 8-Apr 4 (no class Mar
Environmental Writing                                    7). UVa School of Nursing, McLeod Hall, Room
NCLE 122/ 20954 / $225                                   2008.
This nonfiction writing workshop first tackles the
question: What is “the environment,” anyway?
Students will learn how writing about nature can
hone their awareness of their environments—
whether those are in the wilderness, the city, or
somewhere in between. During the workshop,
students will develop a nuanced understanding of
how language (i.e., reading and writing prose)
influences their experience of the natural world.
The course examines what “natural” means while
improving observational powers and the ability to          UVa staff and faculty:
capture details of the environment in prose. Class
sessions each week will include time for discussion           Use your UVa
of brief assigned readings, in-class writing exercis-
es, and workshops of student writing. The class is        Education Benefit here.
limited to fifteen students.
Instructor: Erika Howsare has taught writing at               Up to two personal enrichment
Brown University, where she earned an MFA, and                classes can be taken using the
at Longwood University. She is a local newspaper                   benefit per semester.
editor and has had poetry and nonfiction pub-
lished in many journals including Verse, Fence, and              See inside back cover for details.
Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm. Feb 6-Apr 2 (no class
Mar 5). UVa School of Nursing, McLeod Hall, Room
Writing for Children                                     All Aboard Italy
NCLE 103 / 20946 / $225                                  NCFL 107 / 20880 / $190
This workshop will appeal to both current and            Planning a trip to Italy in the near future or want
aspiring writers of all ages and backgrounds who         the inspiration to do so? For travelers, artists,
love children’s books and want to learn how to           lovers of wine, food, film, and fashion, and anyone
write them. It explores the basic components of          with an interest in Italian language and culture,
children’s books with specific focus on picture          this alternative to a traditional language course
books, but also including easy readers, chapter          combines the study of language fundamentals
books, middle grade and young adult novels, writ-        with an appreciation of Italian life. With an empha-
ing poetry for children, as well as writing fiction      sis on essential vocabulary and expressions rather
and nonfiction for children’s magazines. Students        than grammar, students will achieve a level of
develop ideas, characters, plots, and rough-draft        comfort in hearing and speaking Italian and learn
manuscripts within the genre of their choice. The        everything they need to know in order to meet
last class focuses on how to submit manuscripts to       and greet Italians, order coffee, dine, shop, and
editors and publishers and how to discover which         travel in Italy today.
publishers may be receptive. The class is limited to     Required Text: ITALIAN in 10 minutes a day with
fifteen students.                                        CD-ROM, by Kristine K. Kershul (Paperback – May
Instructor: Kathy L. May received her MFA in cre-        20, 2008).
ative writing from Indiana University. She is the        Instructor: Tullia Lynch grew up speaking Italian.
author of the picture book Molasses Man.                 Her parents came from the Italian Alps in the Alto-
Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm. Feb 6-Apr 2 (no class Mar          Adige region of Italy where most of her extended
5). UVa School of Nursing, McLeod Hall, Room 2008.       family still lives. She leads groups to the region
                                                         each year.
Novel Writing                                            Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Feb 9-Apr 5 (no class
                                                         Mar 8). UVa School of Continuing and Professional
NCLE 121 / 21178 / $225
                                                         Studies, Zehmer Hall, Room E.
This workshop explores the special challenges of
the novel writing process and the steps involved
in completing a well-crafted full length manu-           Introduction to Italian Language II
script. Topics include the anatomy of a good plot,       NCFL 108 / 20881 / $190
the protagonist and secondary characters, types          This course builds on the basics and goes beyond.
of narration, creating atmosphere, dialogue, dra-        Students work on fine-tuning listening skills while
matic structure, pacing and story development,           becoming adept at making conversation in Italian
and more. Finding one’s voice, editing, and pub-         through dialogues, oral and written exercises,
lishing are also covered. Includes in-class and          audio visual aids, and class readings. Students
take-home writing exercises, and reading and cri-        should come to class with a working knowledge of
tiquing classmates’ work. Class materials will be        the present tense. Grammar lessons focus on the
available online through UVa Collab. Access to the       main two past tenses, reflexive verbs, the nega-
Internet and a comfort working with online educa-        tive, the command form, adjectives, prepositions,
tional tools is required. The class is limited to fif-   irregular verbs, and pronouns. Vocabulary topics
teen students.                                           include weather and the seasons, animals, stores
Instructor: Meredith Cole is the author of two           for clothing and food, dining, and traveling.
novels. The first was nominated for an Agatha            Cultural topics help put the language into context.
Award for Best First Mystery Novel. A former film-       Prerequisite: “Introduction to Italian Language” or
maker and screenwriter with an MA in film and            equivalent knowledge of the present tense.
video production from The American University,           Required Text and Workbook: Amsco’s Avanti
she has taught both writing and film directing in        con l’italiano: A Communicative Course and its
New York City.                                           accompanying workbook, Quaderno di esercizi
Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Feb 7-Apr 3 (no class Mar 6).           Avanti con l'italiano.
UVa School of Nursing, McLeod Hall, Room 2008.           Instructor: Elaine Durand has been an Italian
                                                         instructor and tutor for over thirty-five years. She
                                                         holds an MA in Italian from the University of
                                                         Virginia and has also studied at The Dante Alighieri
                                                         Institute in Rome.
                                                         Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Feb 8-Apr 4 (no class
                                                         Mar 7). UVa School of Continuing and Professional
                                                         Studies, Zehmer Hall, Room B.

                                                                        Secure your seat. Register early.
8                    language

Introduction to French Language II                      Introduction to Spanish
NCFL 119 / 20945 / $190                                 Language II
This course builds on the basics and goes beyond.       NCFL 111 / 20933 / $190
Students will further develop fundamental skills,       This course builds on the basics and goes beyond.
with a special emphasis on communication and            Students work on fine-tuning listening skills, while
pronunciation. Through dialogues, oral and writ-        becoming adept at speaking in Spanish through
ten exercises, audio visual aids, and class readings,   dialogues, role play, oral and written exercises,
students expand vocabulary, structure, and the          audio visual aids, and class readings. After learning
ability to communicate about daily lives, express       how to describe daily routines and how to avoid
opinions, and supply real information. Grammar          repetition of nouns, the class turns its focus to
focuses on the main two past tenses; students           expressing ideas in the past. Students learn useful
should come to class with a working knowledge of        vocabulary for everyday situations like personal
the present tense. Cultural discussions help put        care, household routines, shopping, pastimes and
the language into context.                              sports, and travel. Cultural topics help to put the
Prerequisite: “Introduction to French Language”         language into context. Practice at home with audio
or equivalent knowledge of the present tense.           CDs further enhances the learning experience.
Required Worktext: Amsco’s French is Fun: Lively        Prerequisite: “Introduction to Spanish Language”
Lessons for Beginners.                                  or equivalent knowledge of the present tense.
Instructor: Helen Dunn is a PhD student in French       Required Worktext: Heinle’s Basic Spanish for
literature at the University of Virginia, where she     Getting Along.
also received her MA. She also holds a BA in            Instructor: Helen Ida Moyer holds a PhD in
French and psychology from the University of            Spanish from the University of Virginia and has
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.                          traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico, and Central
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Feb 8-Apr 4 (no class          and South America.
Mar 7). UVa School of Nursing, McLeod Hall, Room        Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm. Feb 6-Apr 2 (no class
2007.                                                   Mar 5). UVa School of Continuing and Professional
                                                        Studies, Zehmer Hall, Room E.
Introduction to Spanish Language
NCFL 110 / 20943 / $190
Learn basic conversational skills in Spanish in this
introductory course designed for true beginners
or for those who need a review of the basics.
Vocabulary and grammar are introduced through             Join Us next March for
working with dialogues that present everyday sit-
uations students may encounter when traveling or
living in Spanish-speaking countries, or when             CIVIL RIGHTS SOUTH:
dealing with Spanish-speaking people in the
                                                          I N THE FOOTSTEPS of the MOVEMENT
United States. Students learn how to greet one
another in Spanish, talk on the telephone, order a        With Julian Bond
meal and check into a hotel, as well as how to talk
about themselves and others in their daily activi-
ties. Practice in class primarily involves role-play-     See page 10 for details.
ing situations, surveying classmates, and conversa-
tion in pairs, all using just the present tense.
Cultural topics help put the language into context.
Required Worktext: Heinle’s Basic Spanish for
Getting Along.
Instructor: Beatriz Cortabarria is a native of Spain.
She has worked for many years as a translator,
interpreter, instructor, and editor.
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Feb 9-Mar 29. UVa
Darden Graduate School of Business, Room 170.
directions & parking                                                                                  9
Zehmer Hall                                            the main Rotunda (Saunders Hall). Enter through
104 Midmont Lane, off of Alderman Road next to         the main door and turn left at the end of the corri-
St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Visit the SCPS web          dor to the classroom wing.
site for driving directions
www.scps.virginia.edu/locations                        UVa Clemons Library
Parking: Free parking is available directly in front   Clemons Library (CLE) is on the Central Grounds of
of the building after 5pm.                             the University of Virginia between Newcomb Hall
                                                       and Alderman Library.
McLeod Hall                                            www.virginia.edu/webmap/ACentralGrounds.html
202 Jeanette Lancaster Way                             Parking: The best parking for Clemons Library is
www.virginia.edu/webmap/BHealthSciences.html           the Central Grounds Parking Garage. After 5 PM,
(#19, section C4)                                      the rate is $0.70 per hour. There is also street park-
                                                       ing on University Avenue.
From West Main Street: Fork left onto Jefferson
Park Avenue towards hospital. Just past hospital       From the North/Route 29: Take US Route 29
complex, turn left onto Lane Road. Next right is       South and continue under the US 250 Bypass.
Jeanette Lancaster Way (formerly 15th Street SW).      Remain on 29 South Business (Emmet Street) and
McLeod Hall will be on your left.                      continue past the intersection with University
                                                       Avenue/Ivy Road. The Central Grounds Parking
From 29 North/Emmet Street: Continue all the
                                                       Garage will be on your left.
way down Emmet Street. Keep left through two
forks towards the UVa Hospital. Just before hospi-     From I-64: Get off at exit 118B for the Route
tal complex, turn right onto Lane Road. Next right     29/250 Bypass. Take the second exit for Route 250
is Jeanette Lancaster Way (formerly 15th Street        East Business (Ivy Road). Turn right off the exit
SW). McLeod Hall will be on your left.                 ramp and follow Ivy Road. At the intersection with
                                                       Emmet St. (Rt. 29), turn right. The Central Grounds
Parking: There is a parking garage (free after
                                                       Parking Garage will be on your left.
5pm) directly under the building.
                                                       McCormick Observatory
Darden Graduate School of Business
100 Darden Blvd.
www.virginia.edu/webmap/ENorthGrounds.html             (McCormick Observatory is located in section A3
                                                       on the map)
From the North/Route 29: Beyond the Barracks
Road Shopping Center, turn right onto Arlington        From the North:
Boulevard. Turn left at the 3-way stop where           Turn right off of Emmet Street (Route 29) onto Ivy
Arlington Boulevard ends at Massie Road. The           Road. Turn left at second light onto Alderman
Darden School’s entrance is on the right, just past    Road. The first stoplight will be the intersection of
the Law School.                                        Alderman and McCormick. (Continue directions
From 250 West: Just past Foods of All Nations,         below).
take a left onto Copely Road. Continue past            From the South and West: Exit Route 250 at Ivy
University Hall and take a left at the traffic light   Road Exit (Business 250 East). Turn right onto Ivy
onto Massie Road. Take a right at the next traffic     Road and follow ~ 1 mile. At traffic light just past
light. The Darden School's entrance is on the left,    Foods of All Nations, turn right onto Alderman
just past the North Grounds Recreation Center.         Road. The first stoplight will be the intersection of
From I-64: Take Exit 118 to Route 29 North. Stay       Alderman and McCormick.
on the Route 29 Bypass and take the North              From the intersection of Alderman and
Grounds Connector Road exit. Turn left at the traf-    McCormick: Turn right onto McCormick Road (O-
fic light. The Darden School’s entrance is on the      Hill Dining Hall, bldg. #7 on left, Astronomy on
left, just past the North Grounds Recreation Center.   right). Turn left at first stop sign. At stop sign at
Parking: After 5pm, parking is open to the public      entrance to Hereford, turn right onto McCormick Rd.
at Darden. If you park along Darden Boulevard in       Travel past the satellite dish on your left, past
front of the building, enter through the main door     Alden House, bldg. #1, and the driveway. Now the
and turn left at the end of the main corridor to the   Observatory is on your left.
classroom wing. If you park in the open lot (by tak-   Bear left at the entrance. Pass Vyssotsky Cottage,
ing a left at the top of the horseshoe), cross the     bldg. #14. Enter through gate and park in the lot
quad to the classroom wing and enter via any of        right outside the Observatory, bldg. #6.
the doors. Our classrooms are along this corridor.     Parking: Enter through gate and park in the lot
You may also park in the Parking Garage (by tak-       right outside the Observatory, bldg. #6.
ing a right at the top of the horseshoe); however      Please DO NOT park anywhere else.
this is the farthest parking from our classrooms.
Walk through the courtyard and up the steps to

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10          other SCPS offerings

                  CIVIL RIGHTS SOUTH:
                  I N THE FOOTSTEPS of the MOVEMENT
                  With Julian Bond
                  NAACP Chairman and U.Va. Professor of History
                  March 10-16, 2012

 Join Julian Bond’s bus route through civil
 rights history. Live, firsthand, the struggle for
 Civil Rights in America by visiting sites and
 hearing directly from the people — famous
 and everyday people — whose courage was
 demonstrated daily as we travel in their
 footsteps through the American South.

 For information, contact the
 UVa School of Continuing
 and Professional Studies.

         Learn more: www.scps.virginia.edu/CR
other SCPS offerings                                                                         11
     Interested in taking courses for credit?
     Register as a Community Scholar.
     Register as a Community Scholar to take on-Grounds credit courses without enrolling in
     a degree program. Up to two courses can be taken each fall and spring from most UVa
     schools and departments. This program is perfect for those interested in pursuing per-
     sonal interests, deepening their professional knowledge, taking courses for licensing or
     professional requirements, or for exploring a discipline prior to applying to a formal
     degree program.
     Spring courses begin January 18. Registration is now open. To learn more about these
     programs please visit:


Bachelor of Interdisciplinary                        Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical
Studies (BIS)                                        Program
                                                     A full-time, one-year program designed for col-
The BIS degree is designed for adult students who    lege graduates with exceptional academic records
want to complete an undergraduate degree from        who have not yet fulfilled the science prerequi-
the University of Virginia on a part-time basis      sites needed for medical school admission.
through evening and weekend study. The pro-          Includes MCAT prep, admission process support,
gram offers concentrations in business, humani-      and medical-related volunteer and shadowing
ties, social sciences, and individualized.           opportunities. Cohorts begin each June.
Applications are accepted for both fall and spring
enrollment.                                          Alternate Route to Teacher Licensure
Certificates / Series                                A series of graduate-level professional develop-
                                                     ment courses in education is offered to assist indi-
Certificate programs and course series are deliv-    viduals in meeting the professional studies
ered online or in a traditional classroom. Choose    requirement for the alternate route to teacher
from:                                                licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The
•   Accounting                                       courses are intended for individuals with a mini-
•   eMarketing                                       mum of an undergraduate degree (BA/BS) who
•   21eTeacher                                       are interested in obtaining a license to teach at
                                                     the middle or secondary school level.
•   Entrepreneurship
•   Human resources management
•   Information technology
•   Leadership
•   Nonprofit management
•   Procurement & contracts management
•   Project management
•   Public administration

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                      student information

For instructions on how to register and pay for a course, please visit
our website: www.scps.virginia.edu
Please note that if you have not enrolled in classes at the University in the previous three
semesters, you are considered a New Student and must complete the online Permission
to Enroll form prior to registering for courses.
We are here to help.              If at any time we can be of assistance to you, please contact our office.
In Person:   Zehmer Hall, 104 Midmont Lane
By Phone: 434-982-5252
By Email:    scpsregistration@virginia.edu

Class Cancellation: The School of Continuing                 The tuition-free privilege cannot be retroactively
and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or              exercised after payment has been received. Some
make substitutions for any published class or pro-           program-specific fees may apply and are not waived.
gram, may change instructors, and may change the
                                                             Grading: Your registration for a noncredit class will
dates and times a class is offered.
                                                             be recorded as N (noncredit) on a transcript from the
SCPS offers all classes with the expectation of a par-       University of Virginia.
ticular minimum number of paid students. The
School reserves the right to cancel a class seven days       Textbooks: Required readings are listed in this
prior to the published start of the class. Additional        catalog. Recommended readings will be listed in
paid registrations will be considered, if the number         your class confirmation letter. A complete list of
of paid registrations is sufficient for the class to be      required and recommended books can be found at
offered, not later than seven calendar days before           http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/scps.htm. You will be
the published first day of the class.                        able to order directly from the UVa bookstore
                                                             through this site, or feel free to use other sources
If SCPS cancels a class, the School will contact stu-
                                                             such as online vendors or local bookstores. The UVa
dents to determine if they wish to exchange their
                                                             Bookstore will also stock books in the textbook
registration in the cancelled class for registration in
                                                             department on the second floor.
another class that is being offered during the same
term. If a student has registered and paid for a class       Parking: Most parking on UVa Grounds is open to
which SCPS cancels, then:                                    the public after 5 pm. We make an effort to schedule
The student may elect to register in an alternative          our classes with parking in mind; all locations should
class during the same term. Tuition and fees will be         have safe, convenient, and almost always free park-
applied to the alternative class and the student will        ing nearby. A link to a map will be included in your
be responsible for any difference in tuition and fees.       confirmation email, along with suggestions on the
Or                                                           best places to park for your location.
The student will be dropped from the class and a             Academic & Disabilities Services: It is the
refund will be issued. Fees charged by the processor         policy of the University to accommodate students
of credit card transactions, currently Nelnet, are not       with disabilities in accordance with federal and state
University fees and are not refundable.                      laws. Any student with a disability enrolled through
                                                             the School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Refund Policy: Please see our website for the                who needs accommodation should contact the
most up-to-date refund policy.                               Learning Needs and Evaluation Center (LNEC) and
Senior Citizen Policy: In compliance with the                provide them with appropriate medical or psycho-
Senior Citizen Higher Education Act, the University          logical documentation of his/her condition. Once
of Virginia offers classes with tuition and certain fees     accommodations are provided, it is the student’s
waived for persons 60 years or older, who have been          responsibility to follow up with the instructor about
legally domiciled in Virginia for at least one year.         logistics and implementation of accommodations.
Tuition-paying students are given priority. A senior         Please contact LNEC by phone 434-243-5180, video
citizen shall only be admitted to a course, tuition-         phone 434-465-6579, or fax 434-243-5188.
free, after all tuition paying students have been            Code of Conduct: Students are expected to follow
                                                             the School of Continuing and Professional Studies poli-
Individuals requesting to register using this tuition-       cy on appropriate conduct. The Dean has the authority
free privilege should call our office for availability and   to exclude those who are disruptive of the educational
then come in three days prior to the start of a course       process, including those whose behavior would pres-
to register. Registration must be completed in person        ent a threat to the health and safety of others.
at Zehmer Hall, 104 Midmont Lane, 8am-5pm.
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                                       Click on Educational Benefits (lower left). Submit
                                       your request online to use your ed benefit for your
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                                       paperwork due date.)
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