Creative Writing is a three-credit course that helps to develop the skills of aspiring poets, novelists and
playwrights. Creative Writing is offered by Nyumburu through the English Department to give serious writers an
opportunity to exhibit their craft. The course is also listed under AASP 298W.
Class meets: Tue & Thu 9:30pm - 10:45am, NCC Conference Room
Fall & Spring Semesters
Maryland Gospel Choir (MUSC 329E): 1 Credit
The Maryland Gospel Choir is normally a 100 voice choir that is noted for its performance of gospel music, spirituals
and sacred hymns. The choir was founded in the Summer of 1975 by a group of University of Maryland students. Through
the Music Department and by Nyumburu, students participate in the choir for non-credit or for one credit. To date,
the choir has produced 3 recordings.
Class meets: Thu 7:00pm - 10:00pm, School of
Music, Room 2201 CSPAC
Blues as a Cultural Artform is a three-credit course that is offered by Nyumburu AASP (African American Studies
Program), tracing the Blues from its African roots through the Mississippi Delta birth to the present.
Class meets: Wed, 1:00pm - 3:30pm, NCC Multi Purpose Room
Jazz as a Cultural Art form is a three-credit course that is offered by Nyumburu through AASP, covering Ragtime
to Bebop, Bunk Johnson to Charlie Parker and beyond.
College and Career Advancement is designed to focus on common barriers to academic success for first-year students. Specific topics may focus on the following:
Black male student retention, positive attitudes and behaviors that improve academic success, time management, student activism, critical thinking, identifying campus resources, and career exploration.
Class meets: Mon 2:00pm - 4:30pm, NCC Multi Purpose or Conference Room
Click here to view the Jazz Artists presentation (online)
Click here to download the Jazz Artists PowerPoint
Class meets: Mon 10:00am - 11 :00am, NCC Multi Purpose Room
or Conference Room