Immaculata University is offering a variety of one-credit workshops in January, which may also be taken as non-credit enrichment courses.
WORLD CULTURES. This course introduces the main features of non-western civilizations and traditions and may be used by students with western civilization credits to meet ACCEL´s world civilization requirement. This class will be held online beginning Thursday, January 12 until Thursday, February 9. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.
CATCH THE INFORMATION WAVE. Does it feel like you´re paddling through cyberspace when you could be surfing? Grab your keyboard and join this 5-week, online course to ride the information wave like a pro. You´ll learn to find and evaluate resources from our library databases and from the World Wide Web. You´ll master the ethics of information use and become an effective researcher! A high-speed internet connection is strongly recommended. This class will be held online beginning Thursday, January 12 until Wednesday, February 15. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM ART II. This weekend course will introduce students to works in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1850 onwards, providing a general survey of the various movements and themes of art during this period. Students will view works from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Cubist, Modernist, and Abstract Expressionist movements including works by Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Whistler, Pollock, and Rothko among others. No previous art experience is required for this course. Students are responsible for admission to the museum (student rate available) and their own transportation. This class will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 20 and from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21.The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.
BEAUTY INDUSTRY: SOCIAL INST. Within the last 100 years, the pursuit of beauty has become an international multi-billion dollar industry. Like fashion, the business of beauty is inspired by social and cultural trends and its influence is reinforced through print and electronic media. In this course, students will have an opportunity to evaluate the impact of the beauty industry on women of all ages, and on society as a whole. The theme will be explored through the use of readings from texts and print media, as well as video and class discussion. This class is geared to sociology, psychology, and business majors and will be of interest to those majoring in fashion and art. This class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20 and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 22. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.
STRESS REDUCTION. Guided imagery is an effective tool to develop an "inner support system" and to facilitate relaxation and natural healing and coping abilities. In this workshop, participants learn how to combine breathing, relaxation and interactive imagery to cope with specific challenges of daily stress, including work stress, fatigue, insomnia, muscle tension, and reactivity. This workshop includes a review of imagery and relaxation theory and techniques and guided exercises. Comfortable loose clothing is recommended. This class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20 and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 22. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.
SELF ESTEEM & ACHIEVEMENT. Self-esteem â€“ an attitude of acceptance and non-judgment toward self and others â€“ is important for mental health and goal attainment. Participants focus on uncovering negative self-statements and creating new, positive assertions that foster self-esteem. Students identify disadvantageous self-talk and replace these thoughts with a more compassionate self-evaluation. This class will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27 and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. The cost is $455 for one academic credit or $180 for non-credit.
GRIEF, LOSS & ADDICTION. Therapeutic work with clients dealing with Grief, Loss and Addictions will be viewed within a developmental framework, with a focus on adolescents. This course will include a look at types of behavior in an individual struggling with significant grief and loss issues as well as substance abuse and PTSD. Social institutions will be dissected, and we will explore the treatment issues. Dual Diagnosis will also be discussed. This class will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27 and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. 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.