Fall Semester 2012

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The Philadelphia Center
Office of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions


1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
Melrose Park, PA 19027
Phone: 215.635.4734 or
888.258.3764 X7
Fax: 215.635.4590
eMail: philadelphia@alvernia.edu

Office Hours
Mon - Thur 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Blended Courses - Philadelphia Center

Not sure if you’re ready to take a class entirely online? A blended class might be the perfect solution for you. This format offers the best of both worlds. You’ll still interact with classmates in person while you enjoy the freedom of studying where and when you want with online learning.

Students are responsible for communications software and internet service. There are both minimum and suggested requirements for computer setup. For more information, please visit our technology requirements. Each blended course requires additional hours of online instruction.

Enjoy the best of both worlds and take a blended class this fall!

Continuing Studies

BH 202-27: Origins of Mental Illness   
This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of mental illness and psychiatric disorders. Particular emphasis will be placed on investigation of the etiological factors that cause mental illness, as well as the common protocols used in their treatment. Students will receive a comprehensive perspective on: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, disorders of childhood and adolescence, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and other disorders related to the field of mental health treatment.
October 20 - December 8   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

BH 303-17: Counseling Techniques I
The basic elements of interpersonal communication such as attending, reflection of feeling, paraphrasing, summarizing, self-disclosure, and interpretation are emphasized. Various styles are also explored with regard to appropriateness of use with the various client populations.
August 25 - October 13
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

BH 304-27: Counseling Techniques II
Skills developed in Counseling Techniques I are built upon and applied to various behavioral health case studies. In addition, specific techniques such as relaxation training, assertiveness training and family intervention are introduced. Prerequisite: BH 303.
October 20 - December 8  
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

BH 305-17: Group Counseling I
The dynamics of group interaction and the role of the group therapist are examined. Emphasis is placed on understanding the special demands on the group leader which are unique to group therapy with behavioral health clients.
August 25 - October 13
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

BH 400-17: Marriage & Family Counseling
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the various theoretical schools of thought associated with family and family-systems counseling. The content will provide a review and practice of the basic techniques associated with family counseling. Students will be provided with various video examples of those techniques practiced by known experts in the field, and students will have an opportunity to practice the skills they are learning. Prerequisite: PSY 101, BH 201.
August 25 - October 13   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
Dates: 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

BH 402-27: Management of Human Services Agencies
With a primary focus on the inner workings and structures of human service agencies, students will be afforded an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the administrative aspects of drug and alcohol, mental health, and child welfare services. Funding, federal and state regulations, licensing, credentialing, and the changing environment of managed care will be some of the primary issues addressed in this course.
October 20 - December 8   
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

CJ 101-27: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to organization, administration and operation of the criminal justice system in the United States, with a broad view of interrelationships of police, courts and the correctional process. Major problems discussed include constitutional guarantees, conflicting purposes, mutual support and a view of recommended reforms. CJ 101 is a prerequisite for all other courses in the major.
October 20 - December 8   
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

CJ 175-27: Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation   
Principles and methods of investigating criminal offenses to include: history, theories and problems of criminal investigations; crime scene searches; collection, preservation, and recording of physical evidence; impartial gathering of information; interview and interrogation methods; identification of modus operandi and sources of information; development and handling of informants; scientific aids to investigating, and report writing.
October 20 - December 8   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

CJ 275-17: Criminology   
Examination of classical and contemporary theories of crime, nature and causes of crime and criminal behavior as well as relationship between law and crime. Emphasis placed on identifying various criminological theories and their advocates to give student an overview of the many theories posited as causes of criminal behavior and crime. Course satisfies the social science core requirement. Prerequisites: CJ 101, 175.
August 25 - October 13   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
Dates: 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

CJ 309-27: White Collar Crime   
Analysis and evaluation of white collar crime, including public perception, sociological, political and economic impacts, as well as, past and present enforcement strategies. The role of the computer in committing white collar crime is discussed. Prerequisites: CJ 101 and 175.
October 20 - December 8   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

ENG 290-27: ST: African American Literature   
No description available.
October 20 - December 8   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

HIS 255-17: Historical Biography
The study of a prominent individual or individuals in order to understand not just their lives, but the issues and contexts with which they had to deal. The courses will also seek to understand the challenges which all people, not just historians, face in reconstructing past events and evaluating them. Some possible lives to study include: Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Florence Nightingale, or Queen Elizabeth I.
August 25 - October 13   
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

MUS 331-27: Women in the Arts
A culture-based survey of the contributions by women of the Western world to the fields of music, visual arts, dance, and theater. Significant attention also to women in African-based arts, including African-American women. Previous artistic experience is helpful. No prerequisite. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement.
October 20 - December 8
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

PHI 105-27: Introduction to Philosophy
Historical introduction to fundamental problems and methods of philosophy based on readings in ancient, medieval and modern literature.
October 20 - December 8   
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

PHI 210-17: Professional Ethics
Study of ethical issues in the professions. Inquires into the nature of professional responsibility and the social role of the professions. Topics include an examination of professional codes of ethics, legal regulation of the professions, the relation between professional rights and social responsibilities, and professional ethics in a global society. Fulfills Ethics/Morality Requirement.
August 25 - October 13
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

POS 111-17: American Democratic Government
Description and analysis of the basic institutions and political process of the American federal government.
August 25 - October 13   
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

PSY 101-17: Introductory Psychology
Introduction to major concepts and findings in psychology with emphasis on basic processes underlying human behavior. Prerequisite for all other psychology courses except PSY 306.
August 25 - October 13
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

SOC 111-17: Principles of Sociology   
An introduction to the major concepts in sociology. The nature and significance of culture, social groups, role and status, social interaction, stratification, system and structure are discussed within a sociological framework.
August 25 - October 13   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
Dates: 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

THE 300-27: Theology of Marriage & Sexuality
Theological study of dogmatic and moral questions concerning human sexuality and marriage in light of anthropology, the scriptures, natural law, traditions, and the understanding of revelation within history.
October 20 - December 8   
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

THE 309-27: Biblical Studies: New Testament Studies
Examination of selected books of the New Testament, with particular emphasis on the Pauline writings.
October 20 - December 8   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8


 
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