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Since 1956, SMU has been a leader in noncredit personal enrichment programming for the Dallas community with our Informal Courses for Adults program.
SMU Informal Courses brings you the kind of expert instructors and unique classes you won't find anywhere else. Discover the world from right here on campus through noncredit courses in the liberal arts without the pressure of tests, papers or grades.
Take a studio art or photography class. Study classic literature or film. Work on your communication skills or learn a new language. Explore history and culture. With more than 60 courses offered every term, there's something for everyone!