Immaculata University Announces January Workshops
Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of January.
WORLD CULTURES. This online 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. Jeffrey Short, Ph.D., instructs this online class. Students meet on campus for orientation on Thursday, January 11, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., with the remainder of the coursework completed online. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
GRAMMAR REVIEW FOR NOT-SO-DUMMIES. Has it been a while since you 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? Refresh your basic rules of grammar. This class is offered on Mondays, January 15, 22, 29, and February 5, and 12, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
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 women´s ability to defend themselves. Kim Jackson will lead this class on Mondays, January 15, 22, 29, and February 5, and 12, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
READING TONI MORRISON. Beloved was voted the most influential American novel in the past twenty-five years by the New York Times Book Review. This workshop will explore why. Melanie Kisthardt, Ph.D., leads the class on Tuesdays, January 16, 23, 30, and February 6, and 13, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
EDITH STEIN: HER LIFE AND LEGACY. The continuing series on Edith Stein offers an introduction to phenomenology through the life and writings of Edith Stein. The current workshop is: Stein and Phenomenology. Students will become acquainted with Edith Stein and the study of phenomenology through her autobiographical writings. Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, Ph.D., will lead this class on Tuesdays, January 23, 30, and February 6, and 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
RESUME WRITING. In this workshop, students research ads and identify requested skill sets, create persuasive lead lines, write a convincing cover letter, and work on a professional resume necessary to open the right doors. Stacy L. Linkins will lead this class on Saturdays, January 20 and 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
SELF-ESTEEM AND ACHIEVEMENT. Self-esteem is important for mental health and goal attainment. This workshop focuses on an interactive approach to change the way we interpret life. Participants are shown how to uncover and change negative self-statements, and how to create new, positive assertion that foster and nourish self-esteem. At the end, participants will be able to identify disadvantageous self-talk, confront self-distortions, and replace these thoughts with a more compassionate self-evaluation. Peter Rondinaro, PhD, will lead this class on Friday, January 26, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
STRESS REDUCTION AND HEALING THROUGH IMAGERY FOR BETTER WORK AND LIFE. Guided imagery is an effective tool to develop an "inner support system" and to facilitate relaxation and natural healing and coping abilities. In this workshop, participants learn how to combine breathing, relaxation, and interactive imagery to cope with specific challenges of daily stress including work stress, fatigue, insomnia, muscle tension, and reactivity. Participants will be able to solve problems utilizing a more relaxed, focused state of mind. Miriam Franco, LCSW, PsyD, will instruct this class on Friday, January 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $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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