In a press release yesterday, the University of Southern California and The New York Times Knowledge Network announced a partnership to offer extensive continuing education classes for adults looking to “enhance their professional path.” There will be seven specific programs: architecture, arts management, business, cinematic arts, communications, medicine and politics. The programs will begin in Fall 2011 and will offer over 40 online courses that will feature both USC professors and New York Times journalists, as well as materials from The New York Times.

USC’s Suzanne Wu told 10,000 Words, “In addition to the classes for adults in areas such as arts management and politics, there is a journalism class specifically for high school students being offered in the fall. Since it’s online, it’ll be a rare chance for students all over the world to interact with one another and their esteemed faculty.”

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