SMU-in-Taos: Upcoming classes for students and adult learners

Taos Cultural Institute

SMU-in-Taos: Upcoming classes for students and adult learners

23099D_145-3.jpg SMU-in-Taos, the University’s campus in northern New Mexico, is accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2010.

SMU-in-Taos has offered summer education programs tailored to the region’s unique cultural and natural resources since 1973. The campus launched a fall term in 2009, thanks to new and renovated casitas and other improvements that made the facilities usable in all seasons. During the fall term, students take 12 to 19 hours of courses that meet core undergraduate requirements in four “blocks.”

“Living in Taos has helped me really understand, perhaps for the first time, what it means to be part of a community,” says sophomore Lauren Rodgers, who participated in the first fall term. “I have one-on-one lessons with professors whose sole reason for being in Taos is me. The extremely small class sizes translate to amazing flexibility. And where else can you count shooting stars on your walk to the library?”

Adult learners can experience the unique environment of SMU-in-Taos during the University’s 2010 Taos Cultural Institute, scheduled for July 22-25. Courses taught by distinguished SMU faculty include archaeology, history, art and textiles, religion and regional wine and cooking. Classes and field trips are limited in size to allow for deeper discussions and individual attention.

For more information, e-mail the Cultural Institute or call 214-768-8267. For more information about summer and fall terms at SMU-in-Taos, call 214-768-3657.

Read about Taos scholarship opportunities in The Daily Campus.
• Read student blogs from SMU-in-Taos on the Student Adventures site, including Lydia, Rachel, and CJ

February 26, 2010|Calendar Highlights, News|

Spaces still available for 2009 Taos Cultural Institute

SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute participantsSpaces are still available for the 2009 SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute, set for July 23-26. Now in its 5th year, the Institute provides an opportunity for parents, alumni and other SMU community members to learn about the Southwest – its colorful history, diverse cultures, rich art and literature, and ancient archaeological sites.

Cultural Institute courses are taught by distinguished SMU faculty and local experts against the backdrop of northern New Mexico. Offerings this summer include courses on Southwest cooking and wine, the life and art of Georgia O’Keeffe, Taos history and politics, the Los Alamos nuclear project, northern New Mexico’s geological history, digital photography and outdoor sports.

The registration fee of $700 per course covers tuition, designated meals and field trip fees. Class size is limited to allow for in-depth discussion and individual attention. Transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the student.

Learn more at smu.edu/culturalinstitute or call 214-768-8267.

June 3, 2009|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

Taos Cultural Institute offers Summer 2009 slate

Taos image Now in its 5th year, the SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute provides an opportunity for parents, alumni and friends of SMU to learn about the Southwest – its colorful history, diverse cultures, rich art and literature, and ancient archaeological sites. The 2009 Cultural Institute is set for July 23-26.

Cultural Institute courses are taught by distinguished SMU faculty and local experts against the backdrop of northern New Mexico. Offerings this summer include courses on Southwest cooking and wine, the life and art of Georgia O’Keeffe, Taos history and politics, the Los Alamos nuclear project, northern New Mexico’s geological history, digital photography and outdoor sports.

The registration fee of $700 per course covers tuition, designated meals and field trip fees. Class size is limited to allow for in-depth discussion and individual attention. Transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the student.

Learn more at smu.edu/culturalinstitute or call 214-768-8267. (Left, a Taos image by Mandy Dake, a student in the Cultural Institute’s popular Digital Photography course.)

March 17, 2009|Calendar Highlights, News|
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