The classes listed on this page are available for the following programs:
- Try Us Out (for first-time non-matriculated students)
- Matriculated Student Free Elective
- Non-matriculated Student
What does it cost to take a course as a non-matriculated student?
Try Us Out at a Discount!
If you’re not ready to enroll in a degree program, but want to try out the Antioch University New England experience as a non-matriculated student, you’re in the right place! First time students can try out one of a variety of master’s level courses for a reduced cost of only $1,000 for one 3-credit course. Credits may be transferable to a master’s program at AUNE or other institutions.
Already graduated from AUNE? Alumni can take classes as a non-matriculated student at 50% of the current rate per credit!
Non-matriculated student fees:
- Audit only $330 per credit
- Non-matriculated enrollment in Master’s level courses $548 per credit
- Non-matriculated enrollment in Doctoral level courses (Courses with a course number in the 7,000’s.) $684 per credit
- Try Us Out Program (see above, one course only, for first time AUNE students) $333.33 per credit
Click the course link for the full description. Only the specific classes listed below are available for non-matriculated students.
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PYC 7260 Positive Psychology-Research & Practice, 1 credit, Section A, Online
In the emerging field of positive psychology, the focus is shifting from what is wrong with people to what is right. Helping people identify and use their strengths can help relieve suffering and improve everyday functioning. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on positive psychology exercises, participants will learn the role of positive feelings, assessment of positive experiences, the latest research on happiness and life satisfaction, how to identify and use psychological strengths, the ‘three paths to happiness’, the powerful effects of optimism and how to develop it, and the role of positive psychology in health, families, and work.
Restrictions: Permission of the instructor. Contact the Continuing Education Office for more info.
Instructor: Melissa Boudreau
Section A: Online Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm); there is a chance that the course will need to be rescheduled to a later date in October (17 & 18), so please keep that in mind when considering whether to register.
Here is a description from the instructor: Looking for more joy and meaning in life as you progress through graduate school? Learn how to identify and utilize your signature strengths in order to increase your well-being and flourishing. In this class, you will learn how to apply the concept of PERMA (positive emotions, engagement, relationship, meaning, and achievement) to your work and to your personal life. Learn how to become more attuned to yourself and others, as well as to increase your self-compassion and self-care – to help you move through the rigors of graduate school successfully. Come find out how Positive Psychology can transform your life.
EDC-6650, Movement and Storytelling in the EC Classroom, 1 credit, Section B, Online
Young children are natural storytellers, making sense of the world through imaginative, dramatic play. Young children are also inclined to move! They explore their surroundings and express ideas and feelings with their bodies. This course highlights the importance of story and motion in children’s daily lives and focuses on ways to use storytelling, story acting, and creative movement to enrich the early childhood classroom.
Instructor: Carla Comey
Section A: Online, asynchronous October 24th-December 5, 2020. Synchronous Zoom sessions/activities: November 14-15, 9:00am-5:00pm
ECE-6250, The Learning Environment as the Third Teacher, 3 cr, Section A, Online
The Learning Environment as the Third Teacher is a fundamental concept of the Reggio Emilia Approach (REA). It is through the use of the learning environment that children are prompted to explore new materials, problem-solve new situations, and maintain a sense of wonder. Students enrolled in this course are exposed to environments that model this capability and are expected to critique the environment in which they work with young children.
Restrictions: Instructor permission for non-matriculated students to enroll.
Instructor: Beth Poronsky
Section A: Online October 19th- December 13th
EDT-5100 Landscape Analysis & Design for Nature Play and Learning, 1 credit, Section B
The natural world both invites and supports play and learning. This course focuses on how outdoor spaces can contribute to early childhood education. It uses site assessment, analysis and schematic design as tools to reveal the potential of a location for a nature-based early childhood program. Students will engage in a hands-on sequence of exploration together, imagining how an actual outdoor space can be transformed by using and modifying the existing landscape. Each student will apply understanding through creating a schematic design. Learn how to use boundaries, pathways, and destinations to support play and learning, how experiences in nature can support early childhood learning standards, and deepen your understanding of your role as teacher.
Instructor: Nancy Striniste
Section B: Online, asynchronous: September 29-October 15
Synchronous Zoom sessions/activities: Saturday, 10/10, 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday, 10/11, 9:00am-2:00pm Monday, 10/12, 3:00-5:00pm
Methodology: Online, Asynchronous and Synchronous
ES 5820, Climate Impacts: Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning, Section A, 1-credit, Online
Local and regional governments are leaders in climate change due to their unique position to make a wide range of decisions that can mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. Because they are on the frontline, many communities have conducted vulnerability assessments and engaged in adaptation planning. This module will enable participants to assess impacts to a business, community, or sector based on specific climate projections for a specific locale. This focuses on identifying what and who are most vulnerable to such impacts, which requires the ability to facilitate a stakeholder process to prioritize these identified vulnerabilities, including with respect to business supply chains, and actionable responses. This module will also provide you with an overview of planning for resiliency and adaptation at different scales. After this module, you should feel comfortable knowing what steps need to be taken to integrate resiliency recommendations and projects into community planning and policy processes.
Section A instructor: Christa Daniels
Delivery: online, asynchronous
Dates: Sunday, Oct 4 – Oct 31, 2020.
ESPE 5610, Organizational Materials & Waste Minimization, section A, 1-credit, Online
This course will provide students with an understanding of how to assess the system dynamics associated with materials generation and composition, internal collection and storage and eventual set-out, transfer, recovery, and/or disposal. Concurrently students will be introduced to the concept of a circular materials economy and investigate what the Achilles heel may be that limits the recovery of targeted materials from disposal. Skills will be developed in accounting and mass-balance tracking of materials flow across embedded system boundaries; as well as, being introduced to best management practices that can reduce or avoid non- product material releases beyond the organization’s boundaries. This will be supplemented on how best to develop protocols in purchasing so as to impact waste minimization up a supply chain, while concurrently developing strategies that allow producers to avoid environmental impacts from their choice of product design and intended use. Students will be able to prioritize alternative production processes through both a lens of carbon emissions avoidance and return on investment calculations.
Section A instructor: Michael Simpson
Times: Saturdays & Sundays 8:30am-11:00am; October 3, 4, 17, 18, 24 and 25th
ESPE 5615, Organizational Energy Conservation, section A, 1-credit, Online
Students will be introduced to the language and conversion factors utilized in the analysis of electrical generation and conservation. With this foundation, students will be trained in calculating energy use from observed appliances, fixtures, and standard operating procedures within an organization. This will be supplemented with guidance on how to conduct level-two energy audits. Subsequently, each student will be asked to complete such an audit for both their own living space. Skills will be introduced and practiced so to determine greenhouse gas emissions both from the internal operations of an organization, as well as from the source of electricity from the utility provider. Students will also be introduced to social marketing techniques that will aid them within an organization, as well as within their community, to target unsustainable energy use behavior and subsequently build a commitment to improving such behavior. Each student will be able to apply such techniques within the context of their own workplace or community.
Section A Instructor: Peter Cooke
Times: Saturdays & Sundays 8:30 am – 11:00 am; November 14, 15, 21, and 22 and December 12 and 13th