Immaculata University Announces October Workshops

Immaculata University is offering a variety of one-credit workshops in October, which may also be taken as non-credit enrichment courses.

ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGIES. This workshop will ignite your innovative spirit and empower you to realize your entrepreneurial drive. Methods and tools enable students to think more entrepreneurially and make an organization more responsive to changing business conditions. Examination of successful and profitable organizations identifies the market strategies, account practices and financial decisions that have made them leaders. This class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on two Saturdays, October 8 and 15. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

INTERVIEWING SKILLS. Students become familiar with types of interview questions, theories of persuasion, and nonverbal communication. As they prepare for and participate in mock interviews and public speaking exercises, students will arrive at an actual interview with confidence. This class is a two-day session which well be held on Friday, October 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

FREEDOM AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING. Are we free or determined? Do societal and cultural situations strip us of our freedom? Do we hold others in contemporary forms of bondage? In this course, we delve into the metaphysical question of free will and determinism. We examine what practices in contemporary society contribute to human trafficking—the denial of freedom. This workshop is a two-day session which will be held on Friday, October 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

HISTORY OF PA PRISONS/PUNISHMENT. This survey of corrections in Pennsylvania begins with the Walnut Street Jail and includes the experiment of solitary confinement and forms of punishment in today´s modern penal institutions. A Saturday tour of historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is part of the course. This workshop will meet on three different days including Friday, October 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and October 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

ORGANIZED CRIME. This in-depth examination of criminals who obtain money through illegal activities, intimidation, corruption, extortion and violence focuses on the different types of organized crime, the history and progression of organized crime in America and the strategies police are using to combat organized crime. Contemporary cases will be presented and discussed. This class will meet on Friday, October 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

THE LEGEND OF DUFFY´S CUT. Students search the history, folklore, and archaeology of Duffy´s Cut, a mass grave of Irish workers near Immaculata dating from 1832 to learn the site´s importance in the story of Irish immigration to Pennsylvania. The class visits the historical marker. The workshop will be held on Friday, October 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

WALKING THE LABYRINTH. Walking the labyrinth is a metaphor for one´s journey through life. This two-day seminar examines the historical uses and current applications of labyrinth walking. Participants use the labyrinth as a meditative tool to connect to self and to others and to increase personal awareness. The class will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

BRANDYWINE MUSEUM. Students meet on Friday at Immaculata for discussion and context of the art to be viewed at a 19th century grist mill, and then arrange for their own transportation on Saturday to tour the collection of works by three generations of Wyeths. The class will meet on Friday, October 21 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

TERRORISM. This course will examine the recent history of Middle East terrorism from the perspective of two specialists in the field of military intelligence and the rule of law who have served in Iraq. This workshop will meet on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

PSYCH DISORDERS IN FLIM (AXIS I). This interesting and in-depth view of abnormal behavior shown in contemporary film compares and contrasts specific movie characters to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) to learn diagnoses from an interactive perspective. This workshop will meet on Friday, October 21 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic 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 Friday´s lecture and overview. Students arrange for their own transportation to the correctional facility on Saturday where they experience the anxieties of incarceration while following 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. Class meets on campus Sunday for a review and discussion. The class will take place on Friday, October 21 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY III. The workshop highlights the thought of contemporary American philosophers, including Alasdair MacIntyre, John Searle, Carol Gilligan, and Ann Garry. The class will be held on Tuesdays from October 25 to November 15 from 7:20 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

THE ART OF NEGOTIATION. Intentional or not, we engage in negotiations every day. This workshop provides techniques to achieve negotiating success in both personal and business relationships. Particular focus is placed on how to overcome barriers to effective negotiation, to neutralize surprises or "ambushes" from the other side, to use negotiation to map out objectives, and to create a positive negotiating climate. The class will meet on Saturdays October 29 and November 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

FORGIVENESS: THE BEST REVENGE. This course will explore the theological, biblical and pastoral aspects of mercy and forgiveness. It will include an in-depth analysis of Luke 15. Students will discuss the process of forgiveness and its place in the life of the contemporary Christian disciple. (Textbook in University Bookstore.) The class will be held on Saturdays October 29 and November 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.

Immaculata University is a residential, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.

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