Immaculata University Announces March Workshops
Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of March.
THE IRISH SUBALTERN: S. BARRY. This course considers the role of the Irish in the employ of the British in the early twentieth century as portrayed in a play and novel, Sebastian Barry´s The Steward of Christendom and A Long Way, centered around the same family. This class is offered on Thursdays, March 12, 19, 26, and April 2, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM. This museum features collections from Egypt, China, and Mesopotamia. Other highlights include important Greco-Roman antiquities, Buddhist art, a distinguished collection of African art, and an array of Mayan and other Pre-Columbian pieces. Students are introduced to different cultures and time periods and how art and artifacts were influenced by or created in support of religious and societal aims. Students meet at Immaculata on Friday, March 13, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. for an overview. On Saturday, March 14, students meet at the museum at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGIES. This workshop examines the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and discusses strategies for starting your own business. Also discussed is how entrepreneurial strategies are used in businesses of all sizes. When is it appropriate to go it alone and when is it the right time to get a working partner? What is the difference between scalable business and a lifestyle business? This class is offered on Friday, March 13, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN FILM. Join this dynamic class exploring personality disorders as expressed in contemporary film. Students compare and contrast specific movie character portrayals to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Character portrayals of personality disorders will be investigated, including antisocial, borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. This class is offered on Friday, March 13, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
COMMUNICATION IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. Students analyze and apply the skills necessary for effective interpersonal communication in the business environment. This workshop explores the models, intentions, and habits exhibited by others and how to develop an individual communication style and flexibility. Students meet on Saturdays, March 14 and March 21, from 9:00 a.m. â€“ 4:30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
AMERICAN PHILOSPHY III. This workshop highlights the thought of contemporary American philosophers, including Alasdair MacIntyre, John Searle, Carol Gilligan, and Ann Garry. This course is offered on Mondays, March 16, 23, 30, and April 6, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $400 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, March 20, from 5:00 â€“ 9:00 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, March 21, from 9:30 a.m. â€“ 4:30 p.m., the class meets at the entrance to the museum. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
FORENSICS AND FICTION. Author Jonathan McGoran, aka D. H. Dublin, explores the integration of forensic science into mystery fiction. This lively, humorous, and informative course discusses how to construct a plot around forensic techniques, how to create obstacles to forensic discovery, and how to avoid repetition while writing a series. Students learn how to utilize a variety of forensic techniques and forensic evidence to write mystery fiction that is compelling and accessible. Writing as D.H. Dublin, Jonathan McGoran is the author of Body Trace, Blood Poison, and the soon-to-be released Hard Frost. The class is offered on Friday, March 20, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
GREAT MINDS SPEAK THROUGH MUSIC. Students examine the creative process of music and its application to business management, psychology, therapeutic modalities, problem solving, and decision making. Composers will be observed as strategic thinkers whose creative approaches can be adapted to diverse disciplines. The course includes a live piano recital on Friday, March 20, at 8:00 p.m. The class then meets on Saturday, March 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
HEALTH LITERACY. This course explores the history of healthcare issues services from the point of view of the consumer/patient. Discover the empowering tools available to make informed decisions, in partnership with healthcare providers, about healthcare and healthcare services. This class is offered on Friday, March 20, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
UNDERSTANDING MUTUAL FUNDS. Mutual funds are often overlooked when investors consider their various investment options. The rule of thumb in investing is diversification which allows for investment risk to be spread over numerous investments. This workshop analyzes mutual fund theory so that potential investors gain an understanding of the pros and cons of purchasing shares of a mutual fund. The different types of mutual funds, the costs associated with mutual funds, and how to evaluate different types of funds will be explained. This course is available on Friday, March 20, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
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. This class is offered on Saturdays, March 21 and 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $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 application will be noted. The workshop is offered on Saturdays, March 21 and 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING. This hands-on workshop introduces students to the basic techniques of painting with acrylic paint. Students learn how to use a viewfinder, mix the primary colors and paint from observation. The theme for the painting will be from a still-life set up. Students are required to bring one set of basic acrylic tube paints, brushes and one canvas 18 x 24 to the first class. This workshop is available on Friday, March 27, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $400 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, March 27, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and continue class on Saturday, March 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $400 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, 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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