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October Personal and Professional Workshops

Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of October.
WORLD CULTURES. This course introduces the main features of non-western civilizations and traditions. Students whose course work has focused in 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, Ph.D., will lead this class on Saturdays, October 1 and 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
SELF DEFENSE FOR WOMEN IN MODERN SOCIETY. This course investigates the physical, psychological, and sociological impact that a physical attack can have on the individual. Students learn how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations as well as defend themselves. Historical perspectives provide insight into the influence society has had on women´s ability to defend themselves. Kim Jackson will instruct this class on Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, and November 7, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
THE PAPACY AND THE MODERN WORLD. This course explores both developments within Catholicism and the complex relationship between the Catholic Church and secular society since the French Revolution. The focus is on sixteen popes, from Pius VI to Benedict XVI, and their influence on a changing and often hostile world as they preside over an increasingly global church. John Ahtes will lead this class on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
INTRODUCING JOHN B. KEANE, KERRY PLAYWRIGHT. This course is a study of folklore and traditional motifs in Keane´s contemporary plays. Students will read his most popular works: Sive, The Field, and Big Maggie. Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, Ph.D., will lead this class on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
INTERNATIONAL CRIME. While most criminal justice professionals focus on problems related to domestic criminality, another type of serious criminality occurs at the international level. "International crimes" are violations of international criminal law; "transnational crimes" refer to violations of the laws of more than one country. This course covers both types of law violations and familiarizes students with the issues of causation, victimization, and control the global community faces as nation states become increasingly interdependent. Specific crimes explored include genocide, terrorism, and drug trafficking. George Yacoubian, Jr., Ph.D., will lead this class on Friday, October 7, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND MARKET YOUR IDEA. This workshop provides an introduction to the financial and operational plan needed to start your own business. Students also discuss the intermediate game plan meant to sustain the strategy for entrepreneurial success. James F. McCloskey will instruct this class on Friday, October 14, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $335 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 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in Loyola Hall, then at the museum on Saturday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The class then meets back on campus on Sunday, October 16, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $335 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 art. James Erikson, MFA, MLS, will lead the class. This is a one-credit course that meets on Friday, October 21, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in Loyola Hall, then at the museum on Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. The class then meets back on campus on Sunday, October 23, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
EDITH STEIN: HER LIFE AND LEGACY. This series of courses offer an introduction to phenomenology through the life and writings of Edith Stein. Phenomenology is a method of philosophizing that seeks the essence of a concept using intuition, reflection, description, and discourse. As a philosopher in Germany during World War I and II, Stein´s writings on phenomenology, feminism, and the human person are significant. Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, leads the Edith Stein series. The October class, Stein´s Essays on Women, will meet on Tuesdays, October 25, and November 1, 8, and 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
Section III: Stein´s Essays on Women. This course focuses on Stein´s public addresses to women in the late 1920´s, especially her responses to National Socialism.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART – II. This seminar surveys the nineteenth century section of the European collection including artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Bonnard, and Vuillard. Students explore art created in the transitional period leading up to and including the industrial age in Europe. They are introduced to various styles of painting as well as to the changes in approach to subject matter. Students meet on Friday, October 28, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Immaculata University for classroom discussion. On Saturday, October 29, students meet at the entrance to the museum at 10:00 a.m. Then on Sunday, October 30, students meet back at Immaculata University, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. James Erickson will lead this class. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
For further information about these courses, please contact the College of
LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400. ext. 3241.
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.