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Immaculata University Announces February Workshops

IRISH NOBEL LAUREATES. This introduction to the Irish recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature looks at the works of William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, and Seamus Heaney. The class takes place on Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
RESUME WRITING. In this workshop, students research ads and identify requested skill sets, create persuasive lead lines, and write a convincing cover letter. The result will be a professional resume necessary to open the right doors. This class is held on Friday, February 5, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, February 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
STRESS REDUCTION. Guided imagery is an effective tool to develop an "inner support system" and to facilitate relaxation and natural healing and coping abilities. Participants in the workshop learn how to combine breathing, relaxation and interactive imagery to cope with specific challenges of daily stress. The workshop includes techniques and guided exercises. The class is held on Friday, February 5, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, February 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
HEARING THE HEART OF JAZZ. Jazz in America remains the collaborative musical energy among all groups of citizens. Rhythm, improvisation, dazzling elements arranged in phrases, gestures, and the sounds of the world bring courage, as well as security, to the listener´s ear. Students attend a live jazz concert on Friday, February 5, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and continue class on Saturday, February 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 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 theory and practical applications while stressing team-building and creative thinking, students explore how to make modifications in type. This class is held on Saturdays, February 6, 13, and 20th, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
GET ACQUAINTED: JOHN PAUL II. This exploration of the theological, biblical and pastoral aspects of mercy and forgiveness includes in-depth analysis of Luke 15 and Psalm 51. Participants discuss the process of forgiveness and its place in the lives of contemporary Christian disciples. This workshop is held on Saturdays, February 6 and 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY II. American Philosophy II focuses on classical American philosophers and the rise of pragmatism. In addition to reading works by the pragmatists C.S. Pierce, William James, and John Dewey, students consider key writings of Ruth Benedict and Ayn Rand. This course is offered on Tuesdays, February 16, 23, and March 9 and 16, from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING. This seminar focuses on the positive effects that Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and LinkedIn may have on interpersonal relationships. How does this type of communication affect your job, home life, and friendships? Can it really be addictive? This workshop is offered on Friday, February 19, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, February 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
CRISIS MANAGEMENT LAW ENFORCEMENT. This course defines various crisis situations and responses in modern law enforcement using case studies, practical "hands on" demonstrations, and guest speakers. Students meet on campus on Friday, February 19, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. for an overview and discussion. On Saturday, February 20,
students meet at the operations center of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services. On Sunday, February 21, students return to the classroom for reflection and discussion. The cost is $420 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 19th 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 illustrations, still life, and landscape painting. Students meet on campus on Friday, February 19, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. for discussion and context of the art at the Museum and then meet at the Brandywine River Museum on Saturday, February 20, at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $420 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, 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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