WWU offering editing, social media, and wordpress courses this winter

Western Washington University’s Extended Education program is offering courses this winter ideal for anyone who wants to publish online.

Courses include Editing Visual Components, Grammar for Editors, Social Media: Building Community, and Web Design and Development: Level II – Introduction to WordPress.

The courses are open to students, staff, faculty and community members. They are not for credit and cost between $394 and $495.

Editing courses

Participants of Editing Visial Components will learn how to implement visual design to their work using photographs, illustrations, infographics and typography. The nine-week course will be held on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 8.

Grammar for Editors will give students an intensive review of the most common grammar errors and teach how to correct other writers’ work. The nine-week course will be held on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 13.

For more information about either course, visit wwu.edu/forwriters, email ExtendedEd@wwu.edu or call 360-650-3308.

Social Media

Social Media: Building Community, is designed to give students and professionals an understanding of various social media platforms. An info session will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 6 in Academic West Room 303. The class begins on Jan. 15.

The two-hour class sessions will feature lectures and hands-on workshops for a variety of social media platforms, as well as a look at examples of how companies and organizations have used social media to build meaningful and authentic communication with customers, extend their brands, and build recognition, according to Western’s press release.

Participants will work on their own social media plans and get feedback from Matthew Anderson, Western’s New Media coordinator.

For more information, visit wwu.edu/socialmediaprogram, call (360) 650-3308, or email ExtendedEd@wwu.edu.


Web Design and Development: Level II – Introduction to WordPress, will introduce participants to publishing content as posts and pages, categorizing and organizing content, using plugins and widgets, and installing WordPress themes.

The nine-week evening course runs from Jan. 12 to March 16. Some knowledge in using HTML and CSS is preferred as a pre-requisite to the course, according to the press release.

For more information, go to http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/webdesign/level2.shtml. Registration for Introduction to WordPress ends Jan. 7.

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