October Personal and Professional Workshops at Immaculata

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IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES OCTOBER WORKSHOPS

Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of September.
LEGAL EDUCATION IN ACTION. This legal education course introduces students to courtroom procedure in civil, criminal, juvenile, and family court. Through an overview of the handling of a case in the courtroom, students gain a basic understanding of various areas of the law including personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, divorce, child custody, and child support. Students learn how to represent themselves in small claims court involving traffic and summary cases, and civil disputes involving less than $8,000. Course materials must be purchased in the bookstore. Judge Juan R. Sanchez, JD, will instruct the course. The first meeting will be on campus on Saturday, October 2, from 9:00 am to 12:30 p.m. The class will meet on Saturday, October 16 and 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Court of Common Pleas on High Street in West Chester. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
LISTENING SKILLS. Why do some employees seem more satisfied than others? Effective listening may be the key. This practical workshop teaches how to listen more effectively, how to respond to consumer complaints, resolve conflict, negotiate successfully with difficult people, create a team with your boss and colleagues, produce higher quality work, and become a more valuable professional. Denine Dumschat, MA, will instruct the course, which will meet on Saturdays, October 9 and 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
EDITH STEIN: HER LIFE AND LEGACY (Section II – Stein´s Empathy and the Human Person). Students delve into Stein´s philosophical and theological writings about empathy and the human person. Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, will lead this section of the Edith Stein series on Saturdays, October 9 and 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 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. Accordingly, this course may be used by students with western civilization credits to meet the college´s world civilization requirement. Jeffrey Short, PhD, will teach the class, which will meet on Saturdays, October 9 and 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM. This seminar 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 American illustration, still life, and landscape painting. James Erikson, MFA, MLS, will lead the class. This is a one-credit course that meets on Friday, October 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in Loyola Hall, then at the museum on Saturday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The class then meets back on campus on Sunday, October 17, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
THE ART OF NEGOTIATION. Whether intentional or not, people are engaged in negotiations every day. This workshop provides techniques that help to achieve negotiating success in both personal and business relationships. It focuses 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. James F. McClosky, MBA, will instruct this course, which will meet on Friday, October 15, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART. This seminar explores the expansive collection of American art at the PMA. Since its founding in 1876, the museum has acquired major examples of decorative arts, painting, and sculpture. In addition to works by Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins, PMA´s American collections include furniture and silver by early Philadelphia craftsmen and extensive holdings of Pennsylvania German. James Erikson, MFA, MLS, will lead the class. This is a one-credit course that meets on Friday, October 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in Loyola Hall, then at the museum on Saturday, October 23, from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. The class then meets back on campus on Sunday, October 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
ELIZABETH BOWEN: BIG HOUSE IN ANGLO-SAXON LITERATURE. This course focuses on the "big house" as both symbol and character in Irish literature. Students read sections from Elizabeth Bowen´s short stories and write one critical paper. Mary C. Simonis, MA, will instruct the course, which will meet on Mondays, October 25 and November 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES. In this course, students are introduced to interviewing methods and the development of informants and cooperating witnesses in criminal cases. Students learn to appreciate the importance of forensics, surveillance, wiretapping and listening devices which are tools to establishing probable cause. The importance of liaison with local and federal agencies is stressed. Carl S. Wallace, MA, will instruct the course, which will meet on Friday, October 29, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 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 located near Immaculata, dating from 1832. This site has been investigated by a team from Immaculata´s history department and was recently 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. This course includes a visit to the site of the historical marker. William Watson. Ph.D. and John Ahtes, MA, will lead this course on Friday, October 29, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
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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