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Mini Courses

VIRTUAL WINTER 2021 MINI COURSES

Take A Mini Course and Learn Something New! 

Thank you for supporting Norris Mini Courses. Enrollment is selected on a first come first enrolled basis.

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Winter registration has passed.

Stay tuned for our list of Spring Courses Coming soon...

Download our winter brochure here to get excited about all the Spring possibilities!

 

 

Hiring

Norris University is currently hiring and that includes Mini Courses! Any students interested can access more information here and access the application here. Any questions can be emailed to us at minicourses@u.northwestern.edu.   

 

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Office Location

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Directions to Norris Center


 About Mini Courses

The Norris Mini Course program offers a wide variety of non-credit, recreational, classes for adults four times a year, beginning in October, January, April, and July. Established in 1973, the program continues to offer over 30 recreational courses. Our classes offer intense individual attention while operating in a relaxed, informal environment. Registration is open to the Northwestern community and the public. We welcome students from Chicago, Skokie, Wilmette, Evanston, or anywhere in the Chicagoland area!

Most classes take place once a week in the evening, in an attempt to provide an escape from the daily academic or work routine. These classes are a fantastic way to unwind, make new friends, and learn something new, all at the same time. Most Mini Courses are held inside the Norris University Center, located on Northwestern University’s beautiful Evanston campus.


Interested Instructors

Winter 2021 Mini Course Instructor applications are now closed! Please email us if you are interested in teaching a Spring 2021 Mini Course or Mini Workshop.


This is what some Mini Course students have to say about their classes:

“The environment is casual and fun-filled with laughter and sharing of ideas…”

“The instructor is amazing! There is a very good balance of simple and advanced techniques so that there is something for everyone at every level.”

“I loved this course so much–I can’t believe how much I learned–all so practical, all fun, it’s been absolutely awesome!”

“He is a great, inspirational instructor and he breaks down steps so they’re easy to follow.”

“…Life-changing curriculum.”

“It was the perfect end to a stressful Monday and we were able to really learn some great dance moves.”

“I really appreciated the freedom that our instructor granted us…Students can work at their own pace and level.”

“We learned a lot in such a small time frame.”

“I liked how much the instructor knew and wanted to teach. He was entertaining and very vivacious.”

“Great value and great instruction.”

“The atmosphere was really relaxed and the content was really well explained.”

“Taking the course was an escape from the academic week while still learning something new.”

Letter of Enrollment and Completion

Should you require or desire a letter certifying your participation in and successful completion of a Mini Course, please submit a request TWO weeks prior to the last session of your class. You will receive your letter 7-14 business days after your submission.

Mini Courses is a recreational, non-credited leisure learning program. We cannot offer credit or grades for our Mini Courses or Workshops.

Click to request your Letter of Completion


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