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Southern Utah University is bringing back community education classes for area residents starting in March.

CEDAR CITY — Southern Utah University is bringing back community education classes for area residents starting in March.

Registration is now open for 16 classes on such topics as branding, self-defense, geology and hiking, creative writing, photography, social dancing and financial management.

According to Melynda Thorpe, executive director of SUU's Community & Academic Enrichment, the classes are designed for those who love to learn something new, to create social engagement in the community, teach a new hobby or bolster a resume.

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"We collected input from the residents of southern Utah and are excited to bring elective education back to the community," Thorpe said in a statement. "With our research-based approach, we believe we can now offer classes the community want at a price they can afford. Classes start as low as $25 and are designed to introduce new skills, hobbies and opportunities for professional development."

For a complete list of classes, or to register, visit suu.edu/wise, email [email protected] or call 435-865-8259.