Fall Term 2010

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School of Graduate & Adult Education

School of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions

540 Upland Avenue
Reading, PA 19611
Phone: 610.796.5187 or
888.258.3764 X6
Fax: 610.796.8367
eMail: gradandadult@alvernia.edu

Office Hours
Mon - Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Blended Courses - Main Campus

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!

Course Selections


Continuing Studies

BUS 206-10: Management Principles
Provides an analysis of the traditional functions of management (i.e., planning, organizing, leading and controlling) with past, present and future application. Topics examined include quality issues, team-based approaches to work, organizational design and re-engineering efforts, motivational techniques, globalization, technology, diversity and ethics.
Monday 5:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
August 23rd – October 13th

BUS 207-20: Marketing Principles
An introduction to the basic functions of marketing and the marketing concept. Included topics of study are market analysis, consumer behavior, marketing research, the development of the marketing mix, and international and social marketing.
Monday 8:00 p.m. – 10:20 p.m.
October 14th – December 9th

BUS 312-S1: International Business
Examines the nature of international business within domestic, international and foreign environments. Financial, economic, socioeconomic, physical, political, sociocultural, legal, labor, competitive and distributive forces that have an impact on businesses will be explored. Current trends shaping corporate strategies will be analyzed. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Dates: 8/28, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, & 12/4

NUR 408-RN2: Introduction to Research Methods
This course serves as an introduction to the methodologies and design of nursing research. Opportunity is given to develop critical thinking skills and apply these skills to understanding research and the research process. As a basis for professional practice, students will analyze and discuss the clinical relevance of study findings and their implications for nursing practice.
Monday 5:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
August 23 - December 10

NUR 408-RN3: Introduction to Research Methods
This course serves as an introduction to the methodologies and design of nursing research. Opportunity is given to develop critical thinking skills and apply these skills to understanding research and the research process. As a basis for professional practice, students will analyze and discuss the clinical relevance of study findings and their implications for nursing practice.
Tuesday 10:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
August 23 - December 10

PED 304-S1: Wellness for Life
Study of the concepts that contribute to a lifestyle of wellness. Topics include principles of wellness, principles of community health, non-infectious diseases, accident and injury prevention, AIDS, STDs, nutrition, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, strength, mental and emotional health, personality traits, stress, steroids, cancer, and substance abuse. Students appraise their personal wellness levels and design a personalized fitness program that is practically applied.
Saturday 12:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dates: 8/28, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, & 12/4

PHI 220-S1: Ethics & Law
Examination and evaluation of principal theories of the nature and purpose of law: natural law, legal realism and legal positivism. Foundations of the American legal system are examined in relation to these theories. Fulfills Ethics/Morality Requirement.
Saturday 12:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dates: 8/28, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, & 12/4

PHI 335-10: Philosophy of Love & Friendship
A study of love and friendship in western philosophy and literature. The course will examine some basic questions about the nature of love and friendship that have been raised in the history of Western thought.
Monday 8:00 p.m. – 10:20 p.m.
August 23rd – October 13th

PSY 208-20: Human Development
Focuses on physical, cognitive, social, personality and moral development through life span from infancy to old age. Cross cultural, gender and minority issues will be integrated when appropriate.
Monday 8:00 p.m. – 10:20 p.m.
October 14th – December 9th

PSY 215-20: Multicultural Issues in Psychology
Study of the universals of human behavior as well as the differences brought about by the specific needs, experiences and characteristics of diverse populations. The course examines communication, understanding and awareness among culturally different people. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement.
Tuesday 5:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
October 14th – December 9th

THE 210-20: Moral Theology
Investigation of moral problems which can arise in the area of bioethics. Introductory survey of the basic Christian principles of morality is followed by treatment of various medical moral situations. A natural law methodology is applied throughout the course. Fulfills the Ethics/Morality requirement
Wednesday 8:00 p.m. – 10:20 p.m.
October 14th – December 9th

THE 345-10: Issues in Historical Theology
An historical study of the principal theological controversies that shaped the development of Christianity.
Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
August 23rd – October 13th

Graduate

COR 510-S1: Moral Leadership (3 credits)
Moral Leadership introduces students to a philosophy of education that will provide the skills necessary to assume a prominent place in shaping the vision, mission and activities of their employers and professions. This course also is designed to help students study the importance of systematic reform of political, economic and social services, in remedying the problems that plague urban school systems, social services and society generally. It will also help them understand the importance of openness to new analyses and strategies for change in addressing social problems.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dates: 8/28, 9/25, 10/23, & 11/20

COR 600-S1: Organizational and Professional Ethics (3 credits)
This course explores specific questions relative to the behavior of systems, organizations and their members. The idea of a profession and its claim to special ethical expertise are examined. Methods to accomplish responsible social action, promote social justice and value the human dignity of each individual will be emphasized. Particular attention is paid to ethical issues surrounding the not-for-profit and educational sectors of American society.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dates: 8/28, 9/25, 10/23, & 11/20

MBA 620-S1: Managerial Economics (3 credits)

Managerial Economics examines the use of economic tools for managerial decision-making. Applicable economic, statistical and computer skills will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on the microeconomic theory of organizations and its application in nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and businesses.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/11, 10/09, 11/6, & 12/4


 
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