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Paralegal and Computer Courses Among August and September Offerings at KSC

KEENE, N.H. 8/2/04 - Three paralegal courses and numerous computer classes are among the many weekend and short-term courses starting in late August and September at Keene State College through the Continuing Education Office.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies explores the purpose and training of legal paraprofessionals, the role of lawyers in modern society, practice standards applicable to attorneys and legal assistants, the various fields of law, and the law library. The noncredit course is offered on Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 30, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Offered the same day and time is Legal Research, which explores how to become familiar with the American legal system including the courts and legislature, judicial report and citation forms, legal periodicals, and other documents and procedures.

Critical Thinking and Legal Writing teaches the paralegal to combine thoughtful analysis with good written communication to reach various legal audiences. This course meets on Wednesdays, Sept. 15-Dec. 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

All paralegal courses may be applied towards a certificate in paralegal studies. The following computer courses may be applied towards a Microsoft Office certificate.

Introduction to Excel for Windows introduces students to Microsoft Excel, the most powerful and yet easy-to-use spreadsheet around. This noncredit course is scheduled Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 28 and 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Other computer courses are offered on weekends for one credit.

Quark Basics gives an overview of the QuarkXPress program’s capabilities as a layout tool. The course is offered on Friday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Photoshop Basics is an overview of Adobe Photoshop as a design tool on the Macintosh computer. This class meets on Friday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Basics of Digital Imagery is designed for people with little or no experience who are interested in learning the basics of digital image management. The course, taught on a PC platform using Adobe Photoshop, is scheduled for two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 18 and 25, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Another one-credit course, Basic Sign Language, introduces American Sign Language and deaf culture. The class meets on Mondays, Sept. 20-Oct. 18, from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.

A course for educators, Student, Families, Schools, and Society emphasizes current issues in public education and professional roles in schools. The two- credit course meets from 7 to 9:20 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 7, Oct. 12, and Nov. 9, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 11 and Oct. 23.

Introduction to Management examines the principles underlying the management of organizational activities. Two-sections of the course are offered from 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 31-Oct. 21.

Figure Drawing Studio uses live models; each class begins with short gesture poses and progresses to a long pose. Students working in drawing and painting media are welcome to attend; prior figure drawing experience is recommended. The class meets on Wednesday, Sept. 1-Dec. 15, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The course may be taken on a noncredit basis or for one college credit.

Drugs, Personal Health, and Risk Assessment addresses problems associated with high risk personal health behaviors with emphasis on alcohol and other drug misuse in the college setting. The class meets 4:30 to 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1-29.

Introduction to Health Science aids in development of awareness and knowledge of health promotion as a profession. The course meets Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 30-Sept. 29, from 4:30 to 5:50 p.m.

Numerous online courses, as diverse as Stocks, Bonds, and Investing and Imaging for the Web Using Fireworks, are available starting Sept. 15. For descriptions and costs of online courses, visit our web site at

For further information about these courses, visit, e-mail continuing-, or call the Continuing Education Office at 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909.

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