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Professional and Personal Development Workshops for September

Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of September.
THE INFERNO. Dante´s Inferno offers an in-depth look at the rich and varied elements of that which fascinates – a look at Hell itself. Dante provides proof that Hell is not where the damned are, but what they are. Through Dante´s eyes, we are given the opportunity to see the future – what lies ahead for us if we "stray into the wood of error." How would Dante classify some of the "modern" sins? Janet Spaulding, will lead this class on Tuesdays, August 30, September 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
EDITH STEIN: HER LIFE AND LEGACY. This course offers 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, will lead two courses this semester on Tuesdays, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit. The two courses are:
Section I: Stein and Phenomenology. Students will become acquainted with Edith Stein and the study of phenomenology through her autobiographical writings. This class meets August 30, September 6, 13, and 20.
Section II: Stein´s Psychophysical Person. Students delve into Stein´s philosophical and theological writings about empathy and the human person. This class meets on September 27, October 4, 11, and 18.
INTRODUCTION TO QUARK. This course introduces QuarkXPress, the leading design and page layout software. Communication majors and professionals already working in the field will find this an invaluable tool for advanced work in journalism, public relations, publication design, and editing. This course is available on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 7:15 to 10:00 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
LISTENING SKILLS. 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. Gail Froggatt will lead this class on Saturdays, September 10 and 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
GRAMMAR REVIEW FOR NOT-SO-DUMMIES. Has it been a while since you thought about all those grammar rules you learned in school? Do little mistakes in writing keep you back in other subjects or at the workplace? This course will cover the basic rules of grammar. Eileen Mullahy will instruct this class on Mondays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, and 10, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
MOCK TRIAL I. The first of two one-credit courses that introduces the student to U.S. trial law and courtroom techniques, this course involves mock trial preparation and practice including opening statements, direct and cross examinations, and closing statements. This initial course culminates in mock trial demonstration on Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Mock trial competition will be part of a second one-credit course offered in the Spring semester. Karen D´Agusto, JD, will lead this class on Mondays, September 12, 26, October 3, and 17, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and October 22. The cost is $335 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 requirements. Jeffrey Short, Ph.D. will lead this class in two versions. The first is an online class which meets at Immaculata on Thursday, September 15, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The balance of the class is online and ends October 20. The second section meets at Immaculata on Saturdays, October 1, and 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The cost for both the online and in-class course is $335 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. will lead this course on Friday, September 30, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
COMMUNICATING WITH ADOLESCENTS. Understanding the biopsychosocial circumstances of adolescence will help in communicating with this age group. Participants are introduced to the theoretical framework that explains the change in process of adolescence. Social institutions that influence the American adolescent, such as the family, media, and peer culture are examined. Also discussed are how factors of ethnicity, mental health, and cultural diversity may determine adolescent development. Nadine Carpenter, LCSW, will lead this class on Friday, September 30, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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.

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