Immaculata University Announces October Workshops
Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of October.
A GREAT HUMAN DILEMMA: UNLIMITED WANTS AND SCARCE RESOURCES. This course introduces students to a great economic problem and acquaints them with the origins of the market system, its strengths and weaknesses. The course covers the evolution of the various economic systems and explains why capitalism is the system of choice of free people. The course emphasizes the evils of consumerism and how contemporary American society attempts to fill a spiritual vacuum with commodities. This online course is instructed by Sister Ann Coyle, IHM. Students meet on campus for an orientation on October 2, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., the remainder of the class is online, ending October 31. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
CELTIC MYTHS TO CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY. This workshop examines the elements of the Celtic spirit present in ancient rituals and continued in Celtic Christian spirituality. Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, Ph.D., will lead this class on Thursdays, October 12, 19, 26, and November 2, and 9, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
RISK MANAGEMENT. Decisions are based on risk, the acceptance of or aversion to it. This workshop explores how to determine risk, how to measure risk decisions and apply objectivity to the decisions. Measurement of the decisions is based on six sigma, balanced score card, and SPC. Further discussion explains how participants can use the measure of risk to adjust the direction of a business. The theories of Demming, Maslow, and other contemporary ideas on risk-based business models will be examined. Dennis Mitterer will lead this class on Friday, October 13, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and continue on Saturday, October 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART. 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, painting, and sculpture. In addition to works by Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins, PMA´s American collections include furniture and silver by early Philadelphia craftsmen and extensive holdings of Pennsylvania German art. James Erikson, MFA, MLS, will lead the class. This is a one-credit course that meets on Friday, October 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in Loyola Hall, then at the museum on Saturday, October 14, from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. The class then meets back on campus on Sunday, October 15, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $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 American illustration, still life, and landscape painting. James Erikson, MFA, MLS, will lead the class. This is a one-credit course that meets on Friday, October 20, from 5:00 to
7:00 p.m., in Loyola Hall, then at the museum on Saturday, October 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The class meets back on campus on Sunday, October 22, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRISONS AND PUNISHMENT. 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 campus on Friday, October 20, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. for lecture and overview. On Saturday, October 21, students meet at 9:00 a.m. at the penitentiary ($10 entrance fee). Then on Sunday, October 22, students meet back on campus, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for discussion. Judge John F. Anthony, MSS, will lead this class. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 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 practical applications and theory while stressing team-building and creative thinking, students explore how to make modifications in type. Neale Bringhurst, Ph.D., will lead this class on Saturdays, October 21 and October 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
WRITING WORKSHOP. In this course students work on improving their writing, concentrating on expository writing beyond the basic writing skills level. Kristen McIllroy will instruct this class on Mondays, October 23, 30, and November 6, 13, and 20, 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. This continuing series explores phenomenology through the life and writings of Edith Stein.
STEIN´S ESSAYS ON WOMEN. This course focuses on Stein´s public addresses to women in the late 1920´s, especially her responses to National Socialism. Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, Ph.D., will lead this class on Tuesdays, October 24, 31, and November 7, and 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $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 located near Immaculata, dating from 1832. 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. This course includes a visit to the site of the historical marker. William Watson, Ph.D., will lead this course on Friday, October 27, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
REPORTING URBAN AFFAIRS. Students investigate the issues surrounding the reporting of news in major urban areas including the role of investigative reporting, the limits on access to information available from public officials, and the changing role of newspapers in the media market. John Hill, Ph.D., will teach this class on Saturdays, October 28, and November 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 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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