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Antioch University welcomes you to take one or more courses as a visiting student! Scroll down to see a list of courses for upcoming terms. Click on the course title to read the complete information, including course costs.

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If you’re not ready to enroll in a degree program but want to try out the Antioch University New England experience as a visiting student, you’re in the right place!

First-time students can try out a variety of master’s level courses for a reduced cost of only $1,000 for one 3-credit course or $333.33 per credit for up to three credits taken within the first semester.

Credits may be transferable to a master’s program at AUNE or other institutions.

Alumni

Already graduated from AUNE? Alumni can take classes as visiting students for 50% of the current rate per credit!

Questions? Contact Continuing Education at [email protected]


Summer Courses

Click the course link for the full description. Only the specific classes listed below are available for non-matriculated students.


Summer Semester Term

May 4 to August 23, 2024

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Master’s Level)

By department permission, some courses may be available for alumni or those needing courses for licensure or certification. The most common are:  Addictions Counseling – COUN 6122, COUN 5182-Human Sexuality, and COUN 6522- Outdoor, Nature-Based, and Adventure Counseling. Contact Liz White at [email protected] for details and permission.

Couples and Family Therapy (Master’s Level)

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, integrating theoretical insights with experiential exercises to provide a rich learning experience. Designed as a foundational class, students will delve into the core concepts of IFS, gaining a deeper understanding of the multiplicity of the mind and the dynamics of the inner system. Through a combination of theory and practice, students will embark on a journey of self-discovery and therapeutic exploration, honing their skills in navigating the complexities of the internal landscape. Whether students are new to IFS or seeking to deepen their understanding, this class provides a supportive environment for personal and professional growth.

Restrictions: Permission of the Program – CE will seek permission for applicants.

Instructor(s): Dr. Starlin Astacio

Delivery: Asynchronous online from July 1 to August 23 (no break), with additional scheduled online meetings on:

Friday 8/16/24, 1p-5p ET

Saturday 8/17/24, 1p-5p ET

Sunday 8/18/24, 12p-2p ET

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University New England

This course will give students the opportunity to develop awareness of identities related to sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression. Utilizing research and theory, there will be a focus on the bio-social-cultural-psychological factors that shape gender experiences and influence self-understanding throughout the life span. Trans-affirmative therapists will know the history of the transgender and queer movements, be able to trace the development of the oppressive relationship between the medical and trans communities, and be well versed in the justice movements to reform.

Restrictions: Permission of the Program. CE will seek permission for applicants.

Instructor(s): Evoë Thorne

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 28 to July 28, break the week of July 4th, with additional scheduled online meetings on:

Friday 5/31/24, 11a-1p ET

Friday 6/14/24, 11a-1p ET

Friday 6/28/24, 11a-1p ET

Friday 7/19/24, 11a-1p ET

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University New England

This course will examine the broader social contexts affecting many transgender family constellations. Culturally responsive strategies to address more common family clinical issues can include (but are not limited to): family’s adjustment to coming out at any age, mixed orientation or gender identity in romantic relationships, relational ambiguity, family planning, and parenting transgender children.

Restrictions: Permission of the Program. CE will seek permission for applicants.

Instructor(s): Coltan Schoenike

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 28 to July 28, break the week of July 4, with additional scheduled online meetings on:

Friday 6/7/24, 11a-1p ET

Friday 6/21/24, 11a-1p ET

Friday 7/12/24, 11a-1p ET

Friday 7/26/24, 11a-1p ET

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University New England

This course introduces and explores a range of creative arts modalities as treatment approaches to clinical mental health counseling specific to the experience of trauma. An in-depth understanding of creative modalities as applied to current clinical practice contexts and populations is provided. There is an emphasis on case conceptualization and the formulation of treatment plans and interventions. Students will engage in experiential education through engagement with a semester long creative journaling process. Creative Arts Approaches include art therapy, music therapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, play therapy, integrated mind-body treatment, and/or others to be determined.

Restrictions: Permission of the Program. CE will seek permission for applicants.

Instructor(s): Alyssa Young

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 28 to July 28, break the week of July 4, with additional scheduled online meetings on:

Thursday 5/30/24, 7p-8:30p ET

Thursday 6/13/24, 7p-8:30p ET

Thursday 6/27/24, 7p-8:30p ET

Thursday 7/18/24, 7p-8:30p ET

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University New England

This course will address grieving as a natural process for both adults and children, explore grief related to trauma, describe chronic grief accompanying ongoing loss, and introduce a variety of methods for supporting adaptive and healing processes. The impact of loss on families and communities will also be included.

Restrictions:  Permission of the Program. CE will seek permission for applicants.

Instructor(s): Pia Alexander

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 28 to July 28, break the week of July 4, with additional scheduled online meetings on:

Thursday 6/6/24, 7p-8:30p ET

Thursday 6/20/24, 7p-8:30p ET

Thursday 7/11/24, 7p-8:30p ET

Thursday 7/25/24, 7p-8:30p ET

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University New England

Dance/Movement Therapy (Master’s Level)

This course will introduce the student to the evolution of dance/movement therapy theory from its historical roots through current and progressive perspectives. Major founders, their contributions, and the impact of historical, cultural, and societal trends on the emergence of the profession will be an ongoing emphasis through both experiential and didactic methods. The course will also build a beginning understanding of the contemporary intersection of dance/movement therapy with body/mind disciplines, psychology, and neuroscience. The relationship of the student as an individual, group member, and future dance/movement therapist to the material of the course will be an ongoing, underlying theme.

Restrictions: Permission of Program. CE will seek permission for student.

Instructor(s): Meg Chang

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 28 to July 29, break the week of July 4. In person residency June 10 to June 14 at Otterbein University, Westerville, OH.

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University New England

This course will present dance/movement therapy and systemic approaches for crisis intervention and trauma. The roles, responsibilities, and techniques in providing trauma-informed interventions with individuals, couples, family, groups, and community-based strategies will be highlighted. Prevention models utilizing approaches rooted in affective neuroscience relevant to the embodied impact of trauma will be of particular emphasis.

Restrictions: Permission of Program

Instructor(s): TBA

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 28 to July 29, break the week of July 4. In person residency June 10 to June 14 at Otterbein University, Westerville, OH.

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University New England / Relational Therapies Division, Graduate School of Counseling, Psychology and Therapy

Education (Master’s Level)

Experienced Educator Courses

This course builds a collaborative understanding of modern teaching and learning, its roots and its opportunities. We will explore when and how to use technology- and when not to. This course will help participants identify and assess the resources available to them in their schools as well as how to best use those tools in their own instruction in all content areas in ways that support all learners (and plan for the careful selection of new resources). Participants will explore ways in which technology can support building learning communities, instruction and assessment, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and online portfolios. Finally, students will develop an ePortfolio demonstrating their use of a wide variety of tools in the classroom. 

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Rachel Van Hazinga Walton

Delivery: Asynchronous online, June 24 – July 28, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New England

Cost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

This course is designed to be an introduction to and immersion in the Critical Skills Classroom approach. Participants will explore the foundations of the Critical Skills Classroom, the creation and maintenance of the Collaborative Learning Community, and the integration of problem-based learning, experiential learning, collaborative learning, and standards-based learning. Students will develop problem-based experiential challenges, and techniques for feedback reflection, and assessment for use in their own classrooms and/or contexts. Particular attention is given to understanding strategies for developing and maintaining a collaborative learning community; setting and assessing standards for quality work; targeting and assessing critical skills and dispositions within curriculum frameworks. Students will utilize the experiential cycle as a framework for designing problem-based challenges that build community, teach classroom systems, introduce skills and dispositions, address subject area standards, and for guiding and coaching students’ production and reflection processes.

Restrictions: none

Instructors: Danika Tyminski & Allison Robinson

Delivery: Asynchronous online, July 14 – July 29, 2024 with additional face-to-face meetings at the AUNE campus Annex, 255 West St., Keene NH on:  Monday through Friday, July 8 – 12, 8:30am – 4:00pm (ET)

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New England

Note: Section A is for 3 credits and section B (listed below) is for 2 credits.Cost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

This course is designed to be an introduction to and immersion in the Critical Skills Classroom approach. Participants will explore the foundations of the Critical Skills Classroom, the creation and maintenance of the Collaborative Learning Community, and the integration of problem-based learning, experiential learning, collaborative learning, and standards-based learning. Students will develop problem-based experiential challenges, and techniques for feedback reflection, and assessment for use in their own classrooms and/or contexts. Particular attention is given to understanding strategies for developing and maintaining a collaborative learning community; setting and assessing standards for quality work; targeting and assessing critical skills and dispositions within curriculum frameworks. Students will utilize the experiential cycle as a framework for designing problem-based challenges that build community, teach classroom systems, introduce skills and dispositions, address subject area standards, and for guiding and coaching students’ production and reflection processes.

Restrictions: none

Instructors: Danika Tyminski & Allison Robinson

Delivery: Asynchronous online, July 14 – July 29, 2023 with additional face-to-face meetings at the AUNE campus Annex, 255 West St., Keene NH on:

Monday through Friday, July 8 – 12, 8:30am – 4:00pm (ET)

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New England

Note: Section A (listed above) is for 3 credits and section B is for 2 credits.

Cost: Regular price $1,098, Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $666, AUNE Alumni: $548., Audit: (no credit) $660.

The purpose of this course is to uncover the foundational principles that govern all sustainable systems, including a dynamic balance between human activities and climate. It will focus on three scientific laws (the law of limits to growth, the second law of thermodynamics, and the law of self-organization) and numerous substantive strategies for addressing climate change that are scientific, social, and cultural in nature. The laws and strategies will be examined at various spatial and temporal scales in biological and ecological systems to show how they function in the world. We will then examine them in the context of human systems – organizational, social, economic, political, and intentionally designed systems. Students will learn how to evaluate, from a foundational perspective, why practices or policies will either support or thwart sustainability in any system.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Paul Bocko

Delivery: Asynchronous online, June 17 – July 28, 2024  with additional face-to-face meetings

Monday through Friday,  July 8 – July 12, 2024 Cost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

Course previous title: Developing Mind

Students will examine and critique a variety of human development theories and learning theories. Students will explore the intersection between their own development and the developmental range of learners as they apply developmental and learning theories to the construction of developmentally appropriate learning environments, curricula, and assessments. Students will consider how human development connects with and informs pedagogy and assessment.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Laura Eldridge     

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 20 – July 28, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

As a teacher, teacher educator, or administrator, it is important to develop internal skills (an inner-net) that translate into successful interpersonal skills on the job. Mindful leadership introduces a new approach to leadership development that focuses on the inner world of a leader and “how” a leader works in the moment. Through readings and presentations, this course presents ten core principles and three mindfulness practices that help leaders to directly connect with their inner life and to bring out the best in themselves and others.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Kailyn Fullerton

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 20 – July 28, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

When children have access to free play in natural areas, they do the same things, around the country and around the world. They make special places, go on adventures, develop fantasy games, go hunting and gathering, and craft small worlds. These recurrent play patterns can be used as design principles to help structure engaging outdoor activities with children. During our days together, we’ll recollect our own favorite childhood experiences and we’ll spend time outside exploring some of these recurrent play patterns. We’ll discuss the research on the relationship between childhood play in nature and environmental behavior in adults. Then we’ll use these experiences to design new approaches to nature programming at schools, nature centers, and environmental programs.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Aimee Arandia Ostensen

Delivery: Asynchronous online, June 17 – July 28, 2024, with additional face-to-face meetings at AUNE on:

Thursday through Sunday, July 18 –  July 21, 2024, 9:00-5:00 (ET)

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

This course investigates ways in which children’s nature play can be used to invigorate the writing process. Making forts, hunting and gathering, constructing small worlds, going on adventures, and fantasy play are children’s instinctive ways of being in the natural world and these activities can be used as the basis for curriculum. We’ll use the surrounding neighborhood and hills to reconnect with childhood play. Out of these natural world experiences, each participant will craft a finished piece of writing by the end of the week.

Restrictions: none

Instructors: Paul Bocko

Delivery: Asynchronous online, June 17- July 28, 2024 with additional face-to-face meetings at Glover’s Ledge, Langdon, NH on: Monday through Tuesday, July 15 – 16, 9:00-5:00 (ET)Cost: Regular price $548, Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $333., AUNE Alumni: $274., Audit: (no credit) $330.

Reggio Emilia Course

This introductory course focuses on the theories, research and practical application of the Reggio Emilia Approach within the context of early learning and care settings in the U.S. Key concepts discussed include: historical context of the REA, the image of the child, relationships, the role of teacher, parents, and community in the learning environment, reflection on and documentation of learning.

Restrictions: none

Instructors:  Julie Biddle

Delivery: Asynchronous online, June 23- August 10, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New England

Cost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

Nature-based Early Childhood Course

All children benefit from outdoor play and learning, and a strong connection to the natural world can help each thrive. Ensuring that every child has opportunity to participate in nature-based programming is crucial work for early childhood educators, and requires thoughtful planning. Children identified as having special education needs may especially benefit from supportive approaches. This course applies the principles of inclusion to outdoor settings, introducing practices and perspectives to help teachers and school leaders provide equitable access to immersive nature-based experiences for diverse groups of young children, including those who work with physical, emotional, social, or learning challenges. 

Restrictions: none

Instructors:  Sue Ford and Laura Eldridge   

Delivery: Asynchronous online, June 15 – August 4, 2024 with additional face-to-face meetings at AUNE on:

Saturday – Sunday, July 13 – 14, 9:00am – 3:00pm

and synchronous online meetings on:

Sunday, June 23 and Sunday, July 7, 2024 (times TBD with registered students)

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New England

Cost: Regular price $548, Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $333., AUNE Alumni: $274., Audit: (no credit) $330.

Institute for Humane Education Courses

Introduction to Humane Education explores the principle of doing the “most good and least harm” and applies this ethic with innovative thinking and action to the field of education. The course looks at humanity and the world through a historical lens and offers a vision for a better future that relies on reason, compassion, evidence-based optimism, and systems awareness to bring about positive long- term change.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Mary Pat Champeau

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 13 – August 16, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New England

Cost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

Environmental Ethics addresses some of the most pressing environmental issues in the world. Topics include climate change, endangered species, pollution, habitat destruction, environmental racism, and resource depletion. The course offers a solutions-oriented approach that balances analyzing problems with identifying strategies to create sustainable and restorative systems. It also examines how we might learn and teach about environmental issues in a way that encourages people to focus on solutions that work for all people, animals, and the Earth.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Kris Tucker

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 13 – August 16, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

Animal Protection covers a wide range of issues including animal agriculture, experimentation, hunting and trapping, companion animals, and animals used in entertainment. The course explores different philosophies regarding the inherent rights of sentient animals to be free from exploitation and abuse and encourages students to grapple with and determine their own ethics regarding nonhuman animals. The course further examines ways in which we can protect humans, animals, and ecosystems for the good of all. Coursework helps students develop techniques for learning and teaching about complex issues in a manner that invites dialogue and solutions.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Mike Farley

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 13 – August 16, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

This course explores issues of human rights by analyzing critical challenges and envisioning possible solutions. Specific issues include modern slavery, child labor, human trafficking, racism, gender inequity, poverty, power, and privilege. The course also examines acts of human courage, collaboration, conscious consumerism, systemic change, and global citizenship. It invites students to find in themselves and others sources of deep humaneness and to develop models of compassion, integrity, and courage. Coursework helps students learn to educate in ways that address conflict effectively and eliminate oppression.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Vincie Ho

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 13 – August 16, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

Culture and Change explores the many ways in which cultural norms influence ideas, beliefs, and actions; and how change making happens. Covering social psychology, consumerism, media, economics, and politics, this course provides a foundational overview for understanding the ways in which people are shaped by their cultures. Coursework focuses on critical analysis of cultural systems, the role of cultural conditioning in our lives, and strategies for educating effectively and creatively about these issues. By recognizing the ways in which our thoughts and behaviors are molded by culture, students gain the ability to live and educate more mindfully, and to help bring about transformative cultural change.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Cynthia Trapanese   

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 13 – August 16, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

Building a Solutionary Practice is an exploration of information, tools, strategies, and skills necessary to reflect on the nature of knowledge and its power to affect positive change. This course helps students become confident researchers and presenters of information, two skills at the heart of being an effective humane educator. It also offers students an opportunity to deeply research and explore a problem of interest to them, then craft an article or essay weaving together strategies drawn from evidence-based optimism, elements of effective thinking, and appreciative inquiry that presents the problem and proposes a solution.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Kristine Tucker  

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 13 – August 16, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

Just Good Food explores how contemporary food systems and individual food choices relate to human, animal, and environmental social justice issues. Just Good Food focuses on the connections between food systems and issues of hunger, poverty, animal protection, climate change, healthcare, sustainability, legislative policies, and corporate interests. The course surveys a broad range of food- related issues, with the opportunity for further study in a personal area of interest. The course also highlights solutions-focused organizations, practices, and policies. Students learn to think critically about how food choices affect all living beings and the planet and gain insight into food-related politics and policy.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Cynthia Trapanese   

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 13 – August 16, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

In this course participants live like writers, thinkers, and creators of wisdom, cultivating and contemplating questions that matter. Through the medium of transformative language arts, students discover what it means to be earth-inspired, animal-inspired, and human-inspired, positioning and empowering words for personal and social change. Through an online retreat design, writers are immersed in readings, music, short films, mindfulness meditation, and experiential writing activities as a source of inspiration and a springboard for independent and/or collaborative writing projects. All genres are open for exploration. Writing circles meet online to share progress, inspirational tips, and resources.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Kristine Tucker  

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 13 – August 16, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

In this course, students explore issues of intersectionality, racism, and racial justice within the specific context of veganism. Through structured conversation as well as research, reflection, and practical application, students learn how to educate effectively and seek solutions that address overlapping systems of racial injustice and animal exploitation.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Dana McPhall

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 13 – August 16, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

Creative Activism offers a study of literary, performance, and visual artists who focus their work on one or more facets of comprehensive humane education—human rights, animal protection, and environmental stewardship. In addition to studying solutions-focused art and artists, students will examine their own experience with the creative process, design original and collaborative work, and practice integrating art for social change into their own lives, teaching, and/or community outreach. Educators, activists, artists, writers, visionaries, and anyone curious about creative activism will discover ways to cross the bridge from despair to action with the support of a dynamic learning community.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Cynthia Trapanese 

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 13 – August 16, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New EnglandCost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

The decision to have children or not is arguably one of the most important choices we make in our lives. It is largely regarded as a personal and isolated decision and a natural rite of passage into adulthood. But how personal really is our decision about whether, when and with whom to have a child. Pronatalism—a set of socio-cultural, ethno-political, religious, and patriarchal pressures that encourage, incentivize, or coerce reproduction—remains largely absent from our ‘family planning’ discourse. Human population has doubled in the last 50 years, growing from approximately four billion in 1970 to eight billion currently. There is rising public awareness that overpopulation and rampant overconsumption are driving climate change, resource scarcity, and biodiversity collapse, yet it is a challenging issue to discuss. In this course, we will examine a range of cultural narratives and national policies used to manipulate fertility rates, and their implications for human rights and reproductive autonomy. There will be a special focus on the pervasive influence on pronatalism and human supremacy as drivers of population growth, as well as reproductive and ecological injustice. We will also examine the implications of the current reluctance in the international conservation and development community to address population directly as a driver of multiple social and ecological crises. Participants will develop techniques for learning and teaching about these issues in a way that invites dialogue and positive solutions.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Nandita Bajaj

Delivery: Asynchronous online, May 13 – August 16, 2024

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New England

Cost: Regular price $1644., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000. AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

Waldorf Courses

This course will provide an overview of Waldorf school administration, leadership, and the karmic considerations of group work. The emphasis will be on understanding the various roles in a Waldorf school, including that of the teacher, parent, administrator, and board member. A major focus of the study will be on the parent-teacher relationship. Learning in this course is intended to support teachers in their non-instructional roles in a Waldorf school.

Restrictions: Instructor permission required. Continuing Ed. will seek permission when one requests the course.

Instructor: Torin Finser

Delivery: Asynchronous online, June 17 – August 15, 2024, with additional synchronous online meetings on:

Monday through Friday, July 1 -5, 2024, 1:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New England

Cost: Regular price $548., Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $333., AUNE Alumni: $274., Audit: (no credit) $330.

Environmental Studies (Master’s Level)

Already communities are being impacted by a changing climate: the flooding of communities along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast due to sea-level rise, the long-term droughts in the South and Upper Midwest, the wildfires and subsequent landslides in the West and the hospitalization and associated deaths from extreme temperatures in cities due to extreme temperatures. In responding to such climate-mediated impacts there are three leading criteria in choosing a response strategy: effectiveness of any specific recommendation, ease of implementation and costs. This module focuses on the associated costs analyses that should accompany any on-the-ground response to projected climate impacts. Marginal cost analysis will be covered, as well as dollar-based valuation approaches, including avoided damage costs, replacement costs and substitution costs. The issue of financially discounting the future in light of inaction will be addressed. Finally, funding sources and financing strategies will be introduced.

Restrictions: None

Instructor: Section A: Michael Simpson

Delivery: ONLINE synchronous on 6:00pm – 7:30pm  May 7th, 14th, 21st & June 4th

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New England

Cost: Regular price $548, Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $333. AUNE Alumni: $274., Audit: (no credit) $330.

Burning fossil fuels and our changing climate have a significant impact on public health. Existing health threats will intensify, and new health threats will emerge. In addition, climate change has the worst effects on individuals already lacking health equity. Public health impacts include increased respiratory and cardiovascular disease, injuries and premature deaths related to extreme weather events, changes in food supply and access, along with water-borne and other infectious diseases. Climate change negatively impacts mental health as well. This can be through psychological trauma caused by personal injury, injury or death of a loved one, damage to or loss of personal property and pets, and disruption from the loss of livelihood. This course will focus on how to leverage existing public health infrastructure to build climate resilience and engage and serve frontline communities that are most vulnerable. Participants will learn about the various climate impacts that directly and indirectly affect public health, be familiar with the steps necessary to conduct a public health climate impact assessment, and how climate solutions can achieve ambitious health targets through win-win strategies that promote climate justice, health and health equity, resilience, and a sustainable economy.

Restrictions: None

Instructor: Section A: Matt Cahillaine

Delivery: ONLINE; asynchronous :  June 2nd – June 29th 

with additional online meetings on Mondays  6:00pm – 7:30pm;  June 3rd, 10th & 17th 

Sponsoring Campus: Antioch University New England

Cost: Regular price $548, Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $333. AUNE Alumni: $274., Audit: (no credit) $330.

This course examines the flow of materials and energy through one’s home, business, and community. Students will learn sustainability concepts with regard to materials, energy and tools that sustainability professionals use to track, manage, and measure the impact and economic costs (or savings) from the flow of materials and energy through any business or organization.

Students will learn the specific quantification and assessment skills to model beneficial changes in standard operating procedures, change in technology and/or change in production inputs that leads to a more sustainable utilization of resources and reduction in pollutants. Specific skills include learning how to map a system’s process flow, quantify inputs and outputs, translate proposed beneficial changes into avoided-cost, how to implement programmatic behavior change strategies for any business, organization, or institution, and reporting platforms the business community uses to communicate and document progress.


Restrictions: None


Instructor: Section A: Peter Cooke


Delivery: In person on AUNE campus, Keene, NH on Sunday June 9th, 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm and Monday June 10th   9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University New England

Cost: Regular price $548, Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $333. AUNE Alumni: $274., Audit: (no credit) $330.

This course will provide an overview of the aspects that make an organization operate efficiently and sustainably, within the context of a “triple bottom line” of profit, people, and planet. The course will introduce how to consider an organization as a system that has five primary focuses: supply chains, human resources, financial administration, communication and clients. Students will gain theory in team-building that allows a manager to effectively tap expertise in all aspects of an organization so as to meet social value goals and revenue projections. Skill development in project management is at the heart of the course, with communication and conflict management skills introduced. Project goal and objective setting, benchmarking, and time management will also be practiced.

Restrictions: None

Instructor: Section A: Teresa Deveaux 

Delivery: ONLINE asynchronous May 5th through June 1st, with synchronous sessions Mondays 6:00 – 7:00 pm EDT

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University New England

Cost: Regular price $548, Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $333. AUNE Alumni: $274., Audit: (no credit) $330.

This course will introduce foundational scientific theorems that govern sustainability in

all complex systems, natural, as well as, human. This will be investigated through lab,

field and group processes. This foundational understanding will then then have students

through a process to investigate how such paradigmatic principles apply to any

business organizational structure and operation. Specific theorems to be examined will

include the law of limits to growth, the second law of thermodynamics, and the law of

self-organization, as well as, the drivers of negative and positive feedback to system

stability and change. An aspect of complexity will be the treatment of the emergence of

system traits as one increases both temporal and spatial scales of inquiry. The students

will be asked to consider efficacy of current approaches to organizational sustainability

within this context.

Restrictions: None

Instructor: Section A: Michael Simpson

Delivery: In person on campus + 2 online synchronous sessions

Times:

  • May 28rd   6:00pm – 7:30pm Online
  • June 11th   9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • June 12th   9:00am – 12:00pm
  • June 13th  8:00am – 4:00pm
  • June 14th  9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • June 25th  6:00pm-7:30pm Online


Sponsoring campus: Antioch University New England

Cost: Regular price $1644. Try-us-out discount (Only first course at AUNE) $1,000, AUNE Alumni: $822., Audit: (no credit) $990.

Summer 24 A Term (May 6- June 23, 2024)

Liberal and Disciplinary Studies (Undergraduate Level)

In this course, students will be introduced to concepts related to resilience in the face of trauma, or complex trauma.  Students will also develop a self-care plan and discuss general trauma narratives from the lens of meaning making, reframing negative self-speak, normative language, and potential pathways towards defining posttraumatic growth.  Additionally, students will discuss strategies for building trust in social engagements, developing a calm, mind-body state of being, and giving voice to personal narratives through journaling or other student defined forms of expression.  Finally, students will define long-term strategies for safeguarding resilience and maintaining self-care strategies given the uncertainty of personal and social challenges.

Restrictions: none


Instructor(s): Jeremy Grisham


Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 6 through June 23


Sponsoring campus: Distance and Extended Education


Costs: visiting student $1347, Try-us-out $700 (Only for first course at AU.)

In order to understand how to care for the aging it is essential to recognize how biological, social, economic, and historical factors influence the aging process, including the numerous controversies surrounding these issues. Therefore this course will provide students with an overview of our aging population and society’s role in this stage of development. Students will examine many of the controversial issues surrounding the care of older people and will be encouraged to engage in discussions and writing assignments that allow them to critique the ideas, theories, and processes from the assigned readings.

Restrictions: none

Instructor(s): TBA

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 6 through June 23

Sponsoring campus: Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student $1347, Try-us-out $700 (Only for first course at AU.)

Through critical reading and writing, students will explore memoir as a literary genre that focuses on personal stories shaped by memories, significant experiences, and changing perspectives. Students will examine characteristics of memoir and what distinguishes this genre from autobiography and nonfiction essays, and address controversies over truth in memoir. Students will consider the importance of theme, perspective, time, and place relative to an author’s life as they analyze readings in preparation for their own memoir. To create meaning out of their life experiences, students will use elements of fiction, including setting and character development. Students may contemplate challenging, significant, or memorable events to create a relational experience for the reader that may work to inspire social change.

Restrictions: none

Instructor(s): Lisa Prosek

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 6 through June 23

Sponsoring campus: Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student $1347, Try-us-out $700 (Only for first course at AU.)

Graduate Leadership & Management (Master’s Level)

Businesses and non-governmental organizations today are evolving rapidly from a focus solely on their financial bottom line to a higher level of environmental and social responsibility and action — where profitability intersects with the common good to build thriving organizations and communities. This course provides a foundational understanding of the mutual importance of people, planet, and profit in creating and leading successful, sustainable organizations — referred to as the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approach. Students will apply their knowledge to analyze and evaluate TBL frameworks, formulate the business case for sustainable approaches to organizational development and growth, and illustrate the benefits and competitive advantages that result from TBL thinking.


Restrictions: none

Instructor: Doug Lynch

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 6, 2024 to June 23, 2024

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student price $1,228., Try-us-out $1000 (Only for the first course at AU.)

This course explores marketing and communication strategies as an essential business component within an organization. Students will develop both an intellectual and hands-on understanding and appreciation of essential marketing and communication concepts, and how those concepts can be applied to the growth, development, and long-term success of an organization. Marketing and communication strategies, models, and tactics will be addressed through the lens of branding, the classic “Four Ps” of marketing (Product, Price, Place (distribution), and Promotion), messaging, integrated marketing communication, and tactical application. 


Restrictions: none


Instructor: Pete Alexander

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 6, 2024 to June 23, 2024

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student price $1,228., Try-us-out $1000 (Only for the first course at AU.)

This course provides insights on accounting concepts related to both financial and managerial accounting. Introduction to the study of accounting dealing with the preparation and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and related accounting records will also be covered. An extension of traditional managerial accounting to the emerging measurement systems of sustainability accounting is made with investigations of Sustainability Accounting Standards, the Global Reporting Initiative, and best practices in managing and measuring in a triple bottom line context will also be covered.


Restrictions: none


Instructor: Geoffrey VanderPal

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 6, 2024 to June 23, 2024

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student price $1,228., Try-us-out $1000 (Only for the first course at AU.)

Skillful leaders foster workplace culture, practices, and relationships that support learning, satisfaction, and strong performance among employees. Employees, in turn, commit their knowledge, skills, and energy to the organization’s success.  Through the interdisciplinary lens of human resource development, students explore the value and benefits of developing people and performance in diverse and inclusive work environments. Theories related to training, organizational development, performance improvement and systems create the landscape for students to explore the practical aspects of organizational culture and systems that support the development and well-being of employees and organizational stability.  


Restrictions: none

Instructor: Teresa Deveaux

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 6, 2024 to June 23, 2024

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student price $1,228., Try-us-out $1000 (Only for the first course at AU.)

Among the many types of organizations that exist, what is a nonprofit? Are they an aberration in a capitalist economy or an intentional counterpoint? What impels people to establish them and support them? Is it to fulfill a need in society or in themselves? And are they worth the effort and resources people put into them? This course will explore all these questions as it surveys the development of the nonprofit sector and examines some of the theories that attempt to explain its existence and purpose in the American social and economic context. 


Restrictions: none


Instructor: David Norgard

Delivery: Asynchronous online from May 6, 2024 to June 23, 2024

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student price $1,228., Try-us-out $1000 (Only for the first course at AU.)

Summer 24 B Term (July 1- August 18, 2024)

Liberal and Disciplinary Studies (Undergraduate Level)

Students will examine some of the fundamental aspects of contemporary lyrical, narrative, and conversational works of poetry. They will explore how to develop line, stanza, voice, meter, rhythm, and scheme in order to deepen and broaden their ranges of poetic expression.

Restrictions: none

Instructor(s): Angel Martinez

Delivery: Asynchronous online from July 1 through August 18

Sponsoring campus: Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student $1347, Try-us-out $700 (Only for first course at AU.)

This course explores the location of Black writers in literature. Oral traditions, folklore, and literature as definitions for culture and as documentation and validation are stressed. The concentration is on 20th and 21st-century writers.

Restrictions: none

Instructor(s): Tania Douglas

Delivery: Asynchronous online from July 1 through August 18

Sponsoring campus: Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student $1347, Try-us-out $700 (Only for first course at AU.)

This course is an in-depth study of the theories and methods used to achieve quality in various types of organizations. Through exercises and case analysis, students will learn to apply quality control tools to problems and organizations. The focus is on quality across a broad range of industries and services rather than simply from a manufacturing perspective.

Restrictions: none

Instructor(s): Carol Stoner

Delivery: Asynchronous online from July 1 through August 18

Sponsoring campus: Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student $1347, Try-us-out $700 (Only for first course at AU.)

Graduate Leadership & Management (Master’s Level)

Human Resource Management deals with a wide range of activities by which organizations (both profit and nonprofit) acquire, maintain, and utilize their workforces.  Adopting the perspective of a general manager, students will examine a number of key human resource “levers” or processes contributing to the development of an effective work system, including investing in people (training and development), measurement and incentives (compensation), and tapping potential employees (recruitment and selection) to better understand the complexities of managing people in organizations.

Restrictions: none

Instructor: Kirsten Frey (TBC)

Delivery: Asynchronous online from July 1, 2024 to August 18, 2024

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student price $1,228., Try-us-out $1000 (Only for the first course at AU.)

This course introduces leadership theory and managerial roles to plan, organize, implement, monitor, and evaluate organizational change efforts. Strategic communication plays a critical role in the change-management process, and students will examine best practices in organizational leadership and change management. The course thus introduces leadership theory and some best practices of change leadership such as to scan, focus, align, mobilize, and inspire. The course will focus on several key areas such as: why leaders need to guide staff through periods of change and help transform organizational culture, why formal and informal leadership behaviors are needed at many levels of an organization, and why multiple intelligences are needed not only to manage and lead change, but also to predict and address resistance, anxiety, and the forces of inertia that can sabotage even small change efforts.


Restrictions: none
Instructor: Bob Lazzarini (TBC)

Delivery: Asynchronous online from July 1, 2024 to August 18, 2024

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student price $1,228., Try-us-out $1000 (Only for the first course at AU.)

Every organization must successfully address opportunity, challenge, and change — or wither. Usually, there is no shortage of ideas and passionate perspectives. How does an organization adapt and evolve, develop forward-looking futures for itself, and decide its best course of action? Strategy, innovation, and resilience constitute the “how,” and are the bedrock of a vibrant, sustainable organization. Students will study current and emerging theories of organizational strategy, innovation, and resilience. Drawing on content from this and previous courses, students will apply, evaluate, and develop approaches to leading effective strategic thinking and execution, and in fostering innovation and resilience — including the integration of environmental, human, and financial sustainability in businesses and NGOs. Readings and resources will lean strongly toward what working practitioners require and find most useful in their work.


Restrictions: none
Instructor: TBC

Delivery: Asynchronous online from July 1, 2024 to August 18, 2024

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student price $1,228., Try-us-out $1000 (Only for the first course at AU.)

This course provides students with a practical understanding of old and new concepts, techniques and theories of nonprofit/human service organization resource development. Students will think creatively about resource generation and learn how to build a story to express organizational need. The course includes a substantive section on the preparation of an effective grant application and exploration of frequent issues like knowing one’s capacity to “get the job done” or creating and implementing outcomes and ensuring realistic expectations and infrastructure for implementation success. The course concludes by highlighting the power in developing non-monetary resources through collaborative partners and building coalitions in order to be more successful systems of financial independence. 


Restrictions: none

Instructor: TBC

Delivery: Asynchronous online from July 1, 2024 to August 18, 2024

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student price $1,228., Try-us-out $1000 (Only for the first course at AU.)

This course examines characteristics of high performing teams, common challenges that prevent teams from realizing their full potential, and selected strategies for overcoming constraints on optimal team performance. Students explicitly explore the evidence-based characteristics, competencies, and practices exemplary leaders embody and employ to mobilize and maintain teams that thrive. Students will consider how team leaders proactively embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion to create a climate of belonging that enhances team performance.


Restrictions: none

Instructor: Bob Lazzarini (TBC)

Delivery: Asynchronous online from July 1, 2024 to August 18, 2024

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student price $1,228., Try-us-out $1000 (Only for the first course at AU.)

This course employs a systems approach to understanding the intersection of business and nongovernmental organizations and the Earth system. The geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, and how they are interrelated, are explored with a focus on climate change. Systems thinking emphasizes relationships and interdependencies — students learn to identify the connections between the planet and an organization by considering whole systems, rather than component parts, and discern systems within systems. Students apply systems thinking and their knowledge of the Earth system to analyze organizations and address sustainability challenges, including resource use, waste management, and climate change.


Restrictions: none

Instructor: Sue Gentile (TBC)

Delivery: Asynchronous online from July 1, 2024 to August 18, 2024

Sponsoring campus: Antioch University Distance and Extended Education

Costs: visiting student price $1,228., Try-us-out $1000 (Only for the first course at AU.)

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