Immaculata Offers Personal Workshops for April

DRAW AND WATERCOLOR: LONGWOOD. This hands-on workshop explores basic drawing and watercolor techniques. The focus is on animals as students analyze techniques used by master artists throughout history. Students must bring pencils, sketchbook, and a tube set of watercolors to the first class on Friday to create drawings and watercolor sketches based on taxidermied animals. On Saturday, students meet at Longwood Gardens to draw and paint live animals. Students arrange for their own transportation. This class is offered Friday, April 1, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues on Saturday, April 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
INTRO TO PROBATION AND PAROLE. This course explains the history, nature, and purposes of probation and parole as alternatives to incarceration. It describes the advantages and disadvantages of community-based correction methods, the tools used to monitor the offender in the community, and strategies employed to reduce recidivism. It will also define the role of the probation and parole officer and the challenges of the profession. This class is offered Friday, April 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., continues on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and concludes on Sunday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
LEADERSHIP IN TODAY´S ECONOMY. Despite national boundaries and governmental policies, today´s global business network of corporations and entrepreneurs transcends geography. While challenges still exist, this workshop will provide an in-depth treatment of the strategies by which business leaders can convert challenges into business opportunities. This class is offered Friday, April 8, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and continues on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
HEALTH LITERACY. Discover the empowering tools available to make informed decisions, in partnership with healthcare providers, about healthcare and healthcare services. This seminar examines the history of healthcare issues and services from the point of view of the consumer/patient. This class is offered Friday, April 8, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continues on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. This course examines the suffering and death of Jesus through an exploration of the Gospels and the film "The Passion of the Christ." Pastoral and personal applications will be noted. (Pre-requisite: View "The Passion of the Christ.") This course is offered on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and continues on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
CORRECTIONS: INSIDE PRISON. An exploration of the intricacies of managing a correctional facility, with all its nuances and mandates, is the focus of the lecture on Friday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Students arrange for their own transportation to the correctional facility on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., where they will experience the anxieties of incarceration while following in the footsteps of arrestees from commitment to discharge. "Life on the Inside" becomes more real with opportunities to speak with officers and residents about training, gang identification, and contraband. Class meets on campus on Sunday, April 17, from noon to 2 p.m. for a review and discussion. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
CYBERBULLYING. Cyberbullying is a concern across all ages and settings. As an electronic modality for teasing, harassing, and direct to indirect forms of cruelty, its implications are wide. This course explores the prevalence and incidence of cyberbullying, its modalities, consequences, and prevention programs. In a scholarly forum, students explore research and psychological theories surrounding such acts. This class is offered online. Students may log on to ANGEL on April 4, and the class ends April 18. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
BRANDYWINE MUSEUM OF ART. This seminar explores the impact of Wyeth art upon the Brandywine Valley. Exhibiting American art in a nineteenth century grist mill, the Brandywine River Museum is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life, and landscape painting. Students meet on Friday at Immaculata for discussion and context of the art at the Museum, and on Saturday, students meet at the entrance to the museum. Students arrange for their own transportation. This class is offered Friday, April 29, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues on Saturday, April 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
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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