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Friday Morning Continuing Education Schedule

Important COVID-19 Update

In accordance with the CDC's recommendation, we will observe social distancing in our face-to-face classes. For more information, contact Christine Paul at

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.

Fall 2021 Series Fees

Tuition of $44 will be charged for the first class. All subsequent classes will be discounted at checkout to standard class fee of $18.



  • Health & Wellness: RN Nursing Refresher/Re-entry
  • Sept. 23 - Oct. 14, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    The nursing refresher/re-entry program for RNs will deliver the essential skills necessary to update nursing knowledge, which meets the required content criteria outlined by the Texas Board of Nursing for successful reinstatement of a Texas nursing license. The program is ideal for nurses who have a lapsed license as well as nurses who hold a current license and may not be currently practicing nursing but desire to update skills to deliver safe and effective patient care.


    This course will assist the participant in renewing a lapsed RN license, however completion of the course does not guarantee employment. Course 1 Didactic - 8 weeks 9/23 - 10/14 at the UHCL at Pearland campus; Course 2 Clinical - 8 weeks 10/18 - 12/8, providing that hospital facilities will provide students with clinical rotations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


    Course Fee: $1100

  • Fall 2021 Series
  • Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.

    Changing Immigration Policies and the Impacts of Childhood Trauma

    Children and families at the U.S. southern border have been impacted by changing immigration policies. Staying aware of policy changes for those seeking asylum in the U.S. will help provide more insight to trauma experienced through the migration journey. Updated information will be provided on forced child separation, detention center status, and family reunification procedures.

  • Sept. 24, 11 a.m.

    Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and the Gelugpa Tradition

    This course will provide an overview of Buddhist history, culture and traditions in Tibet with a particular focus on the Gelugpa Sect and its practices. The Gelugpa Sect or School, also known as the New Kadampa, is the newest but largest Buddhist tradition in Tibetan Buddhism, directed both spiritually and politically by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

  • Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m.

    Language in Motion: A dialogue about how language works and evolves

    In this course, we will explore the evolution of language in conversation and ways to adapt communication and methods through public speaking methods and strategies.

  • Oct. 1, 11 a.m.

    Gachi Gapshida! (We Go Together!): The Entangled History Between the United States and Korea

    The United States and Korea share a long history of cooperation based on mutual trust, common strategic goals, and shared values of liberal democracy, free trade, and human rights. Surveying the shared history between Korea and the United States from the late 19th century to recent years, this session discusses how the relationship between the two faraway countries has evolved from enemies to friends, and to allies, which constitutes the linchpin for democracy, peace, and prosperity in Asia.

  • Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.

    Coiling Building with Clay

    Come experience the joy of working with clay, and getting your hands dirty. We will roll out clay coils, join them together to create a vessel. If you would like to experience the joy of clay, sign up for this class.

  • Oct. 8, 11 a.m.

    Legacy of the Early Gulf Coast Cowboys

    The story of the original cowboys of the Gulf Coast salt-grass prairies began long before Stephen F. Austin established a colony in the area and invited settlers to join him. It began with dispossessed farmers and nomadic cattle herders from as far away as Scotland, Nova Scotia and Africa. Legacy of the Early Gulf Coast Cowboys blends historical research into the origins of these men and women, with personal anecdotes and stories from their descendants to create a very readable tale.

  • Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.

    Sex Traffickers Among Us?

    Houston is one of the largest hubs in the U.S. for sex trafficking. Please join a discussion of how Houston got to this point, and what we Houstonians are doing about it, with a discussion led by the author of Searching for Pilar.

  • Oct. 15, 11 a.m.

    Kenyan Culture, Customs and Traditions

    The course provides a unique learning experience in nature, culture and traditions of Kenya and its people. During your learning, you will immerse yourself into Kenya's diverse plant and animal life and explore Kenya's natural landscapes and ecosystems.

  • Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.


    The reason Bizet's Carmen is one of the most performed operas is because it deals with human emotions - love, betrayal, duty and honor, and a little bit of lust. Whether you are new to opera or an old hand, this class will explore the terminology and conventions of opera and examine how they are used to create this popular work. Catchy tunes, great orchestration and a compelling drama will prepare you to watch a performance with the Houston Opera or at home with a video version!

  • Oct. 22, 11 a.m.

    Post Pandemic moves for a healthy heart

    Come and learn with Dr. Mohammed Shalaby as he guides us through useful information and suggestions to take care of our heart post COVID-19.

  • Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m.

    The Manhattan Engineer District and the Decision to Drop the Atomic Bombs

    Let's join Bill as he delves into the history surrounding the Manhattan Project during World War II. Along with the facts, we will have a lively discussion of the project and the decision to drop the atomic bomb. Come prepared to debate and share ideas! What do you think? Was this a war crime to use it, or a war crime not to use it?

  • Oct. 29, 11 a.m.

    Women's Rights in the 21st Century: How did we get here?

    After many years of struggle, American women obtained the right to vote in 1920, and became full and equal citizens with the rights and protections guaranteed to all Americans. Or did they? Come and learn with Angie, as we see what happened since then, how we got to where we are today, and what might happen in the future.

  • Nov. 5, 11 a.m.

    "Blithe Spirit": The Hilarious Haunting that Continues to Enchant!

    Come join Samuel as he introduces us to one of Noel Coward's most beloved comedies, Blithe Spirit, which continues to delight audiences since 1941. We will learn about Coward's typical topics: society's upper crust, the foibles of the famous, theatricality of private relationships, and their unexpected consequences, which careen completely and comically out of control.


Our Fall 2021 Series meets in the UHCL Bayou Building, Room 1213.


To park on campus at anytime this semester, please register for a parking permit by visiting the UHCL Parking Services Portal. Register at this link, then contact Christopher M. Baker at and 281-283-2253. He will create an account, and you will be able to purchase a permit for $5 online.

Additional Information

  • Recorded Sessions
  • April 24

    The AMA vs. the FTC: How Ethical Is Medical Advertising?

    What do rankings of hospitals mean? How do medical advertisers target vulnerable people, inflate expectations and appeal to emotions and desires? Advertising - not only of pharmaceuticals, but of physicians and healthcare centers - is now rampant and fraught with ethical controversy. How did this become acceptable? Learn more about this controversial issue with Vicki Schnadig, who will explain the cogent justifications as well as the bio-ethical criticisms.

    Watch "The AMA vs. the FTC"



  • Friday Morning Continuing Education

    Bayou Building, 1529
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002