Immaculata University Announces January Workshops

CATCH THE INFORMATION WAVE. Does it feel like you´re paddling through cyberspace when you could be surfing? With this five-week online course, students will learn to find and evaluate resources from our library databases and from the World Wide Web. The ethics of information usage will also be explored. This online class begins January 14 and ends March 18. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
ART OF SELF-DEFENSE. 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. This one-credit course is offered on Monday, January 18, 25, and February 1, 8, and 22, from 7:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY. This seminar considers influences on the formation of the United States and consequently, on the thought of the Founding Fathers. Significant writings of Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and John Adams will be studied. This class is offered on Tuesdays, January 19, 26, and February 2 and 9, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
THE ENJOYMENT OF MUSIC. Non-music majors enjoy music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century style periods as well as jazz and other popular forms. No prior knowledge of music is necessary for this fun and educational experience. The class is offered on Tuesdays, from January 19 through February 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
CELEBRATING HOPE. Participants in this course examine Benedict XVI´s encyclical: Saved in Hope. Course themes include biblical foundations for Christian hope, the true nature of Christian hope and the setting for learning hope. This online course begins Tuesday, January 19 and ends February 23. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART I. This seminar explores the expansive collection of American and European art at the PMA. Since its founding in 1876, the museum has acquired major examples of art. The first part of the tour includes works by American artists Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, Homer, Tanner, and A. Warhol. The second part of the tour looks at the Renaissance and Baroque Periods of art. Students meet on Friday, January 22, from 5:00 – 9:30 p.m., at Immaculata for an overview of the works to be viewed at the museum and to engage in "hands-on" experiences, trying techniques used by masters. On Saturday, January 23, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the class meets at the museum. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
HUMAN LOVE AND THE DIVINE PLAN. This course examines John Paul II´s "Theology of the Body." It considers how human body, male and female, makes visible God´s invisible mystery and reflects God´s self-giving, creative love. It explores how humans fulfill the meaning of their existence by living according to the truth of their sexuality. This class is offered on Saturdays, January 23 and February 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
ELLIS & TRANSGRESSIONAL FICTION. This workshop investigates the depths and breadth of physical, emotional, and psychological rebellion of characters in the shorter, early novels of Bret Easton Ellis: Less than Zero and Rules of Attraction. This class is offered on Mondays, January 25, February 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
SELF-ESTEEM AND ACHIEVEMENT. Self-esteem is important for mental health and goal attainment. This workshop focuses on an interactive approach to change the way we interpret life. Participants are shown how to uncover negative self-statements, and how to create new, positive assertions that foster self-esteem. At the end, participants will be able to identify disadvantageous self-talk and replace these thoughts with a more compassionate self-evaluation. Class is held on Friday, January 29, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
BEAUTY INDUSTRY: SOCIAL INSTITUTION. Inspired by social and cultural trends, the influence of the business of beauty is reinforced through print and electronic media. In this course, students evaluate the impact on society of the international multi-billion dollar beauty industry through video, class discussion, and readings. This workshop is offered on Friday, January 29, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
DEADLY SINS AND SAVING VIRTUES. The Christian moral life is studied from the perspective of the mystery of sin and salvation. Students explore the classical model of the seven deadly sins and the corresponding virtues – the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. This workshop is offered on Saturdays, January 30 and February 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $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, coeducation, comprehensive, 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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