Immaculata University Announces July Workshops
INTERVIEWING SKILLS. In this course 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. This one-credit course is offered on Wednesdays, July 8, 15, and 22, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
STRESS REDUCTION. 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. Guided imagery is an effective tool to develop an "inner support system" and to facilitate relaxation and natural healing and coping abilities. This workshop includes a review of imagery and relaxation theory and techniques and guided exercises. Comfortable loose clothing is recommended. This workshop is offered Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11. Friday´s class will be held 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday´s class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
HUMAN LOVE. This course examines John Paul II´s "Theology of the Body." It considers how the human body, male and female, makes visible God´s invisible mystery and reflects God´s self-giving, creative love. It explores how humans fulfill the meaning of their existence by living according to the truth of their sexuality. This one-credit course is offered Saturdays, July 11 and 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
THE ECONOMY/EFFECT. This workshop provides an overview of the basic concepts, language and analytical tools of micro- and macroeconomic theory. Using economic theory, students explore the impact of current events on our lives. This course is offered Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18. Friday´s class will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m and Saturday´s class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA ART II. This seminar surveys the nineteenth century section of the European collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, including artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Bonnard, and Vuillard. Students explore art created in the transitional period leading up to and including the Industrial Age in Europe. They are introduced to various styles of painting as well as to the changes in approach to subject matter. This one-credit course is offered Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1. Students meet on Friday at Immaculata from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for an overview of the art to be experienced. On Saturday, the class meets at the back entrance to the museum at 9:30 a.m. and will explore the museum until 4:30 p.m.. Students arrange for their own transportation and pay the museum´s admission fee. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
CHRONIC ILLNESS. In this workshop, students explore the impact of physical illness on the ill individual and on family members. Physical illness impacts far more people than the person with the actual diagnosis. The effect on loved ones can be challenging, yet the medical community too often overlooks this reality. Students will discuss common emotional reactions to illness and explore a variety of psychosocial strategies for supporting families impacted by chronic illness. This workshop is offered on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25. Friday´s class will meet from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and the class will continue on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost is $400 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, coeducation institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.