Immaculata University Announces October Workshops
Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of October.
HOW TO VALUE A CLOSELY-HELD BUSINESS. Students examine analytical tools needed to determine the market value of a closely-held (i.e., not publicly-traded) business against the backdrop of international dilemmas, political developments, takeover mania, and fluctuating interest rates. Students gain a thorough understanding of the step-by-step valuation process in a period of increasing regulatory scrutiny. James McCloskey, MBA, will lead this workshop on Friday, October 3, from 6:00 p.m. â€“ 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 4, from 9:00 a.m. â€“ 4:30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRISONS AND PUNISHMENTS
This course surveys corrections in Pennsylvania beginning with the Walnut Street Jail and including the experiment of solitary confinement and other forms of punishment up to today´s modern penal institutions. A tour of historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is part of the course so that students can experience what Charles Dickens described as "the immense amount of torture and agony which this dreadful punishment inflicts upon the sufferers." Students meet on Friday for lecture and overview on campus. On Saturday, they provide their own transportation to the penitentiary. There is a $10 entrance fee. On Sunday, they meet on campus for perspective and discussion. Judge John F. Anthony, MSS will hold this course on Friday, October 3, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. He will continue Saturday, October 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the prison, and finish on Sunday, October 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
UNFORGOTTEN TOYS. This course explores the use of music in the treatment of children, young and old. Experienced in "Unforgotten Toys," an original album of music developed by the presenter will touch the hearts and minds of all participants. Hands-on methods of music and
healing are part of the course. Anyone responsible for the development of children in care giving, education, parenting, or in therapy, will be motivated to use music for "the child." Angelo Falco, MA, CMT, will lead this course on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, from 10:00 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, October 4 and October 11, from 9:00 a.m. â€“ 3:00 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. Jeffrey Short, Ph.D., will instruct this class on Saturdays, October 4 and October 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY. 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, October 10, from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m., for an overview of the art to be viewed. On Saturday, October 11, students meet from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the museum. John Meehan instructs this course. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
UNDERSTANDING COMMON STOCKS
Common stocks are a major component of investment portfolios but are often the least understood. This workshop provides an overview of common stocks, the risk and returns involved, hedging techniques, and the processes of buying and selling stocks. Harris S. Tahir, MBA, will lead this workshop on Friday, October 10, from 6:00 p.m. â€“ 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 11, from 9:00 a.m. â€“ 4:30 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, October 17, from 5:00 â€“ 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, October 18, from 9:30 a.m. â€“ 4:30 p.m., the class meets at the entrance to the museum. Justin Duffus, PAFA, instructs this course. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
MARTIN McDONOUGH AND CONTEMPORARY IRISH GOTHIC. Examining the human and environmental brutality of Irish life as it appears in McDonough´s early plays, this course focuses on selections from The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in the Connemara and The Lonesome West. Students taking the course for credit complete an appropriate paper. Sean Flannery, MA, teaches this course on Tuesday, October 21, and 28, and on November 4, and 11. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
STEIN´S ESSAYS ON WOMEN. This course focuses on Edith Stein´s public addresses to women in the late 1920´s, especially her responses to National Socialism. Sister Judith Parsons will conduct this class on Tuesdays, October 21 and 28, and November, 4 and 11. This class will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8: 30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM. This course 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 illustration, still life, and landscape painting. Students meet on Friday, October 24, from 5:00 p.m. â€“ 9:30 p.m., at Immaculata for discussion and context of the art at the museum. On Saturday, October 25, from 9:30 a.m. â€“ 4:30 p.m., the class meets at the entrance of the museum. Leanne Grimes, BFA instructs this course. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN FILM (Axis I). Join this lively class to get an interesting and in-depth view of abnormal behavior as it is shown 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 I personality disorders will be investigated, including mood, anxiety and dissociative personality disorders. Tracy Hill, MS, leads this class on Friday, October 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 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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