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Immaculata University Announces March Workshops

LAHIRI: GENERATIONAL IMMIGRATION. This course investigates the shift from the familial or collective sense of first generation immigration to America to the individualistic struggle of adaptation for second and third generations of immigrants in America in the two short story collections by the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jhumpa Lahiri. This class is held on Mondays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 12, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART II. This seminar surveys the 19th century section of the European collection including artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Bonnard, and Vuillard. Participants observe various styles of painting, as well as changes in approach to subject matter, of art created in the transitional period leading to the Industrial Age in Europe. Students meet on campus Friday, March 12, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and then meet at the Museum Saturday, March 13. J. Thomas leads this class. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
FORGIVENESS: THE BEST REVENGE. This course explores the theological, biblical and pastoral aspects of mercy and forgiveness. It includes an 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. Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM, leads this course on Saturdays, March 13 and 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
THE ECONOMY AND ITS EFFECT. This workshop provides an overview of the basic concepts, language and analytical tools of micro-and macroeconomic theory. Using economic theory, students explore the impact of current events on our lives. G. Brown leads this workshop on Friday, March 12, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and it continues on Saturday, March 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
LISTENING SKILLS. Why are some people more effective in their professional and interpersonal relationships? Listening skills may be the key. This practical workshop teaches how to use active listening to ensure understanding, decode hidden messages, resolve conflict, respond with empathy, work better with others, and become a more valuable professional. This course is held on Saturday, March 13 and 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
CONTENTMENT AND CONSUMERISM. How much is too much? How much is too little? In this course we will explore the nature of human fulfillment contrasting contentment and consumerism. Important will be a philosophical understanding of the difference between "having" and "being" to gain a foundation for Contentment in Living. J. Corrigan instructs this class on Friday, March 12, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
PSYCH 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 (DSM-IV). Character portrayals of (Axis II) personality disorders will be investigated, including antisocial, borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. Learn DSM IV diagnoses from a new and interactive perspective – the movies. This class, led by T. Hill, is held on Friday, March 12, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $420 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. An informance presentation, developed by the presenter for multi-national corporations, will be discussed. A live piano recital, given by class instructor Dr. William Carr, precedes the lecture/workshop. Students attend the concert on Friday, March 19, from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. and continue with the class on Saturday, March 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $420 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. Class is held on Friday, March 19, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 20, from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. J. Lozano leads this class. The cost is $420 for one credit or $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 overview given by class instructor D. McFadden, on Friday, March 19, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. held at Immaculata. On Saturday, March 20, students meet at the correctional facility where they experience the anxieties of incarceration as they follow 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. The participants meet back on campus on Sunday, March 21, from Noon to 3:00 p.m. for a review and discussion. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY III. This workshop highlights the thought of contemporary American philosophers, including Alasdair MacIntyre, John Searle, Carol Gilligan, and Ann Garry. This course, led by L. Niemoczynski, meets on Tuesdays, March 23, 30 and April 6, and 13, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. This workshop highlights the nation´s oldest museum and art school displaying American art. The collection, surveying American art from the late 1700s to the 20th Century, consists of paintings, sculptures and works on paper ranging from colonial masters such as Robert Feke, John Singleton Copley, and Benjamin West to major contemporary artists including Richard Diebenkorn, Red Grooms, and Faith Ringgold. Students meet on campus Friday, March 26, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. for an overview and a "hands-on" exploration of the techniques employed by class instructor J. Thomas. On Saturday, March 27, the class meets at the entrance to the museum at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
ADOLESCENT ADDITION. This examination of adolescents struggling with addictions from a biopsychosocial perspective explores the developmental process of adolescence and challenges faced by individuals, families, and court systems. This will serve as the theoretical framework for study of various treatment models to facilitate recovery. This class, led by T. Agostinelli, is offered on Friday, March 26, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
THE LEGEND OF DUFFY´S CUT. This course explores the history, folklore, and archaeology of Duffy´s Cut, a mass grave of Irish workers dating from 1832 and located near Immaculata. This site has been investigated by a team from Immaculata´s History Department and was granted an official State Historical Marker by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Students explore the site´s importance in the story of Irish immigration to Pennsylvania, experience the local railroad lore, learn about the ghastly ghost stories from the site, and observe first-hand the investigative techniques used by the History Department team. The course includes a visit to the site of the historical marker. William Watson, Ph.D., leads this course on Friday, March 26, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $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, led by Dr. Eric Anderson, examines the history of healthcare issues and services from the point of view of the consumer/patient. This seminar is held on Friday, March 26, from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
JUSTICE AND IMMIGRATION. In this course, classical and contemporary philosophers weigh in on the relationship between the Common Good and Individual Rights and needs with regard to immigration. This is a hot topic for our day. The goal of this class is to promote serious and intelligent consideration which will benefit from clear philosophical distinctions to navigate through the tough issues. J. Corrigan leads this workshop on Friday, March 26, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and it continues on Saturday, March 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.

Y:PR: March Workshops #73
2.10.2010