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Class FAQ

How much does it cost to take the class?

$350 for Continuing Education or cost of 3 credit hours at UNM.

What if I want to take the class just for fun, not for credit?

Students who don't need credit should register through Continuing Education.

Are CEUs available for this class?

Yes.  The cost is $100 and you will receive 4 CEUs. 

Individuals who would like CEUs for training or professional development can opt-in to receive credits. You must register with Continuing Education ($350) first. You will then need to speak with Natalie Brigance in order to fill out the Participant Information Form and make a payment of $100 for 4 – CEUs. Please note, you must attend and sign-in every day to earn 4 CEUs. 

Are there are any books required for the class?


Required Texts: 

  1. Curanderismo: The Art of Traditional Medicine without Borders, Eliseo Torres
  2. Curandero Traditional Healers of Mexico & the Southwest, Eliseo Torres w/Imanol Miranda
  3. Curandero: A Life in Mexican Folk Healing, Eliseo Torres & Tim Sawyer

Optional texts: 

  1. Healing with Herbs & Rituals: A Mexican Tradition, Eliseo Torres, edited by Tim Sawyer
  2. Infusions of Healing, Joie Davidow

Where can I purchase the textbooks?

Books are available at the UNM BookstoreAmazon, and Kendall Hunt.



Is parking included in the cost of tuition?

No.  Students are responsible for buying a parking permit for the duration of the class through UNM Parking and Transportation Services. 

You can also visit the parking tab on our site for more information.  

I'm coming from out of town.  Can you tell me where to stay?

Please check out the places to stay tab on our page.  We aren't able to make reservations for you, but have gotten the best rates possible for these places.  

Who is required to hand in daily reflection forms and assignments for class?

Only students registered for UNM credit are required to turn in assignments.  Students enrolled through Continuing Education are not.  

Will I be given a hard copy of the syllabus.  

No.  We try to save as much paper as usual and the syllabus will be emailed to you via UNMLearn and you will be expected to print it or use the electronic version.  If you don't have a computer or need a hard copy printed for you, you will need to request it on the first day of class.

What if I'm taking it for UNM credit and can't attend every day of the class?

Attendance is required for UNM students taking the class for credit, and missed days will affect your grade.  If you need to miss class, please email Professor Torres directly, as absences will be handled by him on a case by case basis. 

I'm from out of town.  What are some fun things to do in Albuquerque?

ABQtodo has a comprehensive, updated list of events happening and places to go in Albuquerque.  

Can the public attend the Health Fair?

Yes. The public is welcome to attend the health fair. 

Where do I park for the Health Fair?

Paid parking is available on campus.  The closest parking will be in the Yale Structure on Yale and Los Lomas.  Please visit for maps, fees, and more information for parking at the health fair.  

Is there a cost to attend the health fair?

No. The health fair is free.  Donations are accepted.  

Am I required to attend an afternoon workshop?

No.  The workshops are completely optional and are supplemental to the class.

Is the cost of the optional workshops covered by my class tuition?

No.  There is a $30 suggested donation for each optional workshop to cover the presenter's expenses. These workshops are more hands-on for each topic whereas the class presentations are more or an overview.  

Is this class photographed and videotaped?

This is one of the most photographed and videotaped classes at UNM.  There will be signs posted around the room letting you know that you will be photographed and/or videotaped if you are in the class.  If you do not wish to be in photos or videos, please let the photographer know.