January Professional and Personal Workshops

Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of January.
STEIN AND PHENOMENOLOGY (Section I). This class is the first in a series of classes which offers an introduction to phenomenology through the life and writings of Edith Stein. In this class, students will become acquainted with Edith Stein and the study of phenomenology through her autobiographical writings. Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, will lead this class on Saturdays, January 8, and 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 if taken as a non-credit workshop.
SELF DEFENSE FOR WOMEN. 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 course on Mondays, January 17, 24, and 31, and February 7, 14, and 28, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 if taken as a non-credit workshop.
VANISHING ACTS: ANGLO-IRISH WOMEN IN ELIZABETH BOWEN´S BIG HOUSE STORIES. Elizabeth Bowen lived most of her adult life between London and her inherited estate Bowen´s Court, County Cork. Thus the big house functions as a major motif in her work. This course focuses on short stories set in Ireland. Students look at the ways Bowen portrays the emotional and psychological effects of cultural change. Mary C. Simonis will lead this class on Tuesdays, January 18, 25, and February 1, 8, and 15, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 if taken as a
non-credit workshop.
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 college´s world civilization requirements. Jeffery Short, Ph.D., will instruct this class on Saturdays, January 22, and February 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students may also take this course as an online class starting Wednesday, January 19, (this first class meets at Immaculata from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.). The balance of the class is online and ends March 2. The cost for either class is $320 for one credit or $160 if taken as a non-credit workshop.
WAR AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN PRESIDENCY. Students explore the origins and development of the presidency from the Spanish-American War through the present administration. Case studies of wartime administrations explore the growth of presidential power and its impact on American foreign policy. Though military history will not be neglected, the course focuses on constitutional and diplomacy aspects of selected presidents as commanders-in-chief in wartime. Biographical insights, especially the question of character, are major components of this class. John Ahtes will lead this class on Friday, January 28, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 if taken as a non-credit workshop.
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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