Immaculata University Announces January Workshops
EFFECTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING. This seminar focuses on the positive and negative effects that Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and Linkedin may have on interpersonal relationships. How does this type of communication affect your job, home, life, and friendships? Can it really be addictive? This one-credit course is offered online, beginning January 13; course ends February 16. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit
GRAMMAR REVIEW: DOES IT MATTER. Has it been a while since you have actually thought about all those grammar rules you learned in school? Do little mistakes in writing keep you back in other subjects or at the workplace? This may not be the most exciting thing you do this spring, but it may be the most worthwhile. Get back to basics and have your writing noticed for the right reasons. This one-credit course is offered on Mondays, January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY I. This seminar 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. This class is offered on Tuesdays, January 18 and 25 and February 1 and 8 from 7:20 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
IRISH AMERICAN LITERATURE. This survey considers authors who represent the oldest ethnic tradition in American literature. Discussion includes short selections by John O´Hara, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mary Gordon, William Kennedy, and others. This class is offered on Wednesdays, January 19, 26, and February 2, 9, and 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART I. This seminar explores the expansive collection of American and European art at the PMA. Since its founding in 1876, the museum has acquired major examples of art. The first part of the tour includes works by American artists Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, Homer, Tanner, and A. Warhol. The second part of the tour looks at the Renaissance and Baroque Periods of art. Students meet on Friday at Immaculata for an overview of the art, and Saturday meet at the back entrance of the museum. Students arrange for their own transportation and pay the admission fee. This one-credit course is offered on Friday, January 21 from 5 -9 p.m. and Saturday, January 22, from 9:30-4:30 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
CELEBRATING HOPE. Participants in this course examine Benedict XVI´s encyclical: Saved in Hope. Course themes include Biblical foundations for Christian hope, the true nature of Christian hope and the settings for learning hope. This one-credit course is offered online beginning January 13; course ends February 24. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
DEADLY SINS AND SAVING VIRTUES. The Christian moral life is studied from the perspective of the mystery of sin and salvation. Students explore the classical model of the seven deadly sins and the corresponding virtues — the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. This one-credit course is held on Saturdays, January 22, and February 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
THE ART OF NEGOTIATION. Intentional or not, we engage in negotiations every day. This workshop provides techniques to achieve negotiating success in both personal and business relationships. Particular focus is placed on how to overcome barriers to effective negotiation, to neutralize surprises or "ambushes" from the other side, to use negotiation to map out objectives, and to create a positive negotiating climate. This one-credit class meets on Friday, January 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.and on Saturday, January 29, from 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
ADOLESCENT ADDICTION. This examination of adolescents struggling with addictions from a biopsychosocial perspective explores the developmental process of adolescence and challenges faced by individuals, families and court systems. This will serve as the theoretical framework for study of various treatment models to facilitate recovery. This one-credit course is offered on Friday, January 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, January 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
SELF-ESTEEM AND ACHIEVEMENT. Self-esteem, an attitude of acceptance and non-judgment toward self and others, is important for mental health and goal attainment. Participants focus on uncovering negative self-esteem and creating new, positive assertions that foster self-esteem. Students identify disadvantageous self-talk and replace these thoughts with a more compassionate self-evaluation. This one-credit course is offered on Friday, January 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, January 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
CORRECTIONS: INSIDE PRISON. An exploration of the intricacies of managing a correctional facility, with all its nuances and mandates, is the focus of the lecture on Friday, January 28. Students meet at the correctional facility on Saturday, January 29, at 9 a.m., where they experience the anxieties of incarceration while following in the footsteps of arrestees from commitment to discharge. "Life on the Inside" becomes more real with opportunities to speak with officers and residents about training, gang identification, and contraband. Class meets back on campus Sunday, January 30, from Noon to 2 p.m., for a review and discussion. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
EXPLORING THE PSALMS. This course will examine the role of the Psalms as Christian prayer. The content will include theological, Biblical and pastoral themes. Students will come to know why people through the ages have turned to the Psalms for comfort, guidance and daily strength. This one-credit course is offered on Saturdays, January 29, and February 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
BEAUTY INDUSTRY: SOCIAL INSTITUTION. Inspired by social and cultural trends, the influence of the business of beauty is reinforced through print and electronic media. In this course, students evaluate the impacts on society of the international multi-billion dollar beauty industry through video, class discussion, and readings. This one-credit class meets on Friday, January 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Sunday, January 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
ENHANCING YOUR POTENTIAL. Open the worlds of interpersonal communication and self-reflection using the theory of psychological type to answer such questions as, "Am I in the right job?" or "How can I get along better with my family?" Focusing on theory and practical applications while stressing team-building and creative thinking, students explore how to make modifications in type. This one-credit course meets on Saturday, January 29, and February 12, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
For further information about these courses, please contact the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3238.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational, comprehensive, 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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