Immaculata University Announces January Workshops

Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of January.
SELF DEFENSE IN MODERN SOCIETY. This course investigates the physical, psychological, and sociological impact that a physical attack can have on the individual. Students learn how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations as well as defend themselves. Historical perspectives provide insight into the influence society has had on people´s ability to defend themselves. Kim Jackson leads this class on Mondays, January 14, 21, 28, and February 4, and 11, from 7:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit, and $170 for non- credit.
INFORMATION RESEARCH METHODS. Finding information for college-level research papers can be a daunting task. With the amount of information growing at an exponential rate, it becomes difficult to wade through and select quality information. This online course examines the research process – from selecting a topic to finding and evaluating information, to documenting the sources and knowing the ethical implications of information use. Students access course web site on January 14 – with the balance of the class online. Class ends February 15. Carol Howe will facilitate the course.
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY I. This course considers influences on the formation of the United States and consequently, on the thought of the Founding Fathers. Significant writings of Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and John Adams will be studied. Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, Ph.D., will lead this class on Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29, and February 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non- credit.
THE ENJOYMENT OF MUSIC. Designed for non-music majors, this course includes an overview of music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century style periods. Students enjoy music from the various periods as well as Jazz and other popular forms. No prior knowledge of music is necessary for this fun and educational experience. Victor Vallo, Ph.D., will instruct this class on Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29, and February 5, 12, and 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non- credit.
WORLD CULTURES. This course introduces the main features of non-western civilizations and traditions. Students whose course work has focused on western civilization learn to appreciate diversity in a global community. This course is offered online with the first class meeting on Thursday, January 17, from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., on the campus of Immaculata University. The remainder of the class is online and ends February 15. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non-credit.
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING. This course introduces students to the career opportunities and responsibilities within Professional Writing through article presentation, writing workshops, current issues in the field, and research. Sean Flannery leads this class on January 17, 24, 31, and February 14, 28, and March 13, 27, and April 10, and 24, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non- credit.
INTERVIEWING SKILLS. Students become familiar with types of interview questions, theories of persuasion, and nonverbal communication. As they prepare for and participate in mock interviews and public speaking exercises, students will arrive at an actual interview with confidence. Stacy L. Linkins instructs this class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 22, 24, 29, and 31, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
SELF-ESTEEM AND ACHIEVEMENT. Self-esteem is important for mental health and goal attainment. It is an attitude of acceptance and non-judgment toward self and others. This workshop focuses on an interactive approach to change the way we interpret life. Participants are shown how to uncover negative self-statements, and how to create new, positive assertions that foster self-esteem. At the end, participants will be able to
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identify disadvantageous self-talk and replace these thoughts with a more compassionate self-evaluation. Peter Rondinaro, Ph.D., leads this class on Friday, January 25, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non- credit.
For further information about these courses, please contact the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3241.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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