Immaculata University Announces October Workshops
Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of October.
IRISH NOBEL LAUREATES. This course introduces the four Irish Laureates in literature: William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney. Students seeking academic credit will write a 5-7 page paper. Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, PH.D., will conduct this workshop on Thursday October 4, 11, 18, and 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit, and $170 for non- credit.
DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR: FLOWERS AND FALL FOLIAGE AT LONGWOOD. This is a hands-on workshop investigating basic drawing skills and techniques using watercolor. Students are required to bring pencils, sketchbook, and a tube set of watercolors to the first class. On Friday October 5th, from 5 to 9 p.m., students work in the classroom based on observations of plants and flowers. On Saturday October 6, students meet at Longwood Gardens at 9:30 a.m. where they have the opportunity to paint and draw flowers and the fall foliage from the gardens. Students arrange for their own transportation to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square and need to pay the entrance fee. Leanne Grimes will instruct this class. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non- credit.
ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGIES. This workshop will ignite your innovative spirit and empower you to realize your entrepreneurial drive. Methods and tools enable students to think more entrepreneurially and make organizations more responsive to changing business conditions. Examination of successful and profitable organizations identifies the market strategies, account practices and financial decisions that have made them leaders. Gregory P. Brown will hold this seminar on Friday, October 5, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
CYBERCRIME. This course introduces the types of technology crimes committed in whole or in part through the use of computers and other high technologies. Students examine the attributes of hackers, phreakers, and crackers and investigate identity theft and cyber sex crimes. The expertise of the perpetrators and the specifics of the crimes inhibit law enforcement´s investigative response and that of the criminal justice system´s. James Konieczny will conduct this course on Friday, October 5, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non-credit.
CEREMONIAL SPEAKING. There is a good chance that during your lifetime you will be asked to toast a couple at a wedding, eulogize a loved one at a funeral, introduce a speaker, or accept an award. How do you feel when you hear: "Could you say a few words?" Most people become anxious, and others "wing it" with mediocre results. This course focuses on designing and delivering masterful speeches of ceremony gathering information on rhetorical techniques that impart a unique cadence, rhythm, and tone to speeches. Respond with confidence when asked, "Can you say a few words?" Robert Kelly will hold this seminar on Saturday, October 6 and 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 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. Accordingly, this course may be used by students with western civilization credits to meet the University´s world civilization requirement. Jeffrey Short will teach section 32 of this class on Saturday, October 6 and 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non- credit.
JOHN UPDIKE. This course focuses on the Rabbit novels by John Updike: Rabbit Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich, and Rabbit at Rest. Students seeking academic credit will write a 5-7 page paper. Sean Flannery will hold this class on Monday, October 8, 22, and November 5, and 19, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART– I. This seminar explores the expansive collection of American art at the PMA. Since its founding in 1876, the museum has acquired major examples of decorative arts, paintings, and sculpture. In addition to works by Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins, PMA´s American Collection includes furniture and silver by early Philadelphia craftsmen and extensive holdings of Pennsylvania German art. The American Collection is recognized as one of the finest in existence. Students meet on Friday at Immaculata University for an overview and the context of the art to be viewed on Saturday. On Saturday, the class meets at the entrance to the museum. Students arrange for their own transportation. Blake Gibson will conduct this seminar on Friday, October 19, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. It will resume on Saturday, October 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non-credit
HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRISONS AND PUNISHMENTS. This course surveys corrections in Pennsylvania beginning with the Walnut Street Jail and including the experiment of solitary confinement and other forms of punishment up to today´s modern penal institutions. A tour of historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is part of the course so that students can experience what Charles Dickens described as "the immense amount of torture and agony which this dreadful punishment inflicts upon the sufferers." Students meet on Friday for lecture and overview on campus. On Saturday they provide their own transportation to the penitentiary. There is a $10 entrance fee. On Sunday, they meet on campus for perspective and discussion. Judge John F. Anthony will hold this course on Friday, October 19, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. He will continue Saturday, October 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the prison, and finish on Sunday, October 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non-credit.
COMMUNICATION IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. Students analyze and apply the skills necessary for effective interpersonal communication in the business environment. This workshop focuses on appreciation of the models, intentions, and habits exhibited by others and how to develop an individual communication style and flexibility. Stacy Linkins will teach this class on Saturday, October 20 and 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non-credit.
STEIN´S ESSAYS ON WOMEN. This course focuses on Edith Stein´s public addresses to women in the late 1920´s, especially her responses to National Socialism. Sister Judith Parsons will conduct this class on Tuesday, October 23 30, and November, 6 and 13. This class will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8: 30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non- credit.
BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM. This seminar explores the impact of Wyeth art upon the Brandywine Valley. Exhibiting American art in a 19th century grist mill, the Brandywine River Museum is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generation of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life, and landscape painting. Students meet on Friday at Immaculata University for discussion and context of the art at the Brandywine Museum. On Saturday, the class meets at the entrance to the museum. Students arrange for their own transportation. Blake Gibson will run this seminar on Friday, October 26, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The class will meet at the museum on Saturday October 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non- credit.
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN FILM (AXIS I). Join this lively class to get an interesting and in- depth view of abnormal behavior as it is shown in contemporary film. Students compare and contrast specific movie character portrayals to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. (DSM-IV). Character portrayals of Axis I personality disorder will be investigated, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders and dissociative disorders. Learn DSM-IV diagnoses from an interactive perspective– the movies. No prerequisite course required. Tracy Hill will hold this class on Friday, October 26, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit and $170 for non- credit.
THE LEGEND OF DUFFY´S CUT. This course explores the history, folklore, and archaeology of Duffy´s Cut, a mass grave of Irish workers dating from 1832 and located near Immaculata University. This site has been investigated by a team from Immaculata´s history department and was recently granted an official State Historical Marker by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Students explore the site´s importance in the story of Irish Immigration to Pennsylvania, experience the local railroad lore, learn about the ghastly ghost stories from the site and observe first-hand the investigative techniques used by the history department team. The course includes a visit to the site of the historical marker. This course will be led by Dr. William Watson on Friday, October 26, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., and on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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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