Spring Semester 2013

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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 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri - Appointment only
Sat - 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 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 spring!

Adult Education

BH 300-47: Case Management
This course integrates case management theory and practice as it is applied to individuals, agencies, and communities. Students will learn about core case management components, and will gain valuable knowledge in the areas of assessing, planning, linking, monitoring, recording, and evaluating client care. Issues of diversity, community resources and the various arenas of case management will be explored. Actual case examples will be discussed and reviewed using a “best practices” model. Focus will be placed on the role of case management in mental health, child welfare and addiction treatment programs in Pennsylvania.
Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

BH 305-37: 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.
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

BH 400-37: Marriage and 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.
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BH 411-37: Counseling Spc. Pop: Sexual Deviance
Issues relevant to working with special populations are examined. Impact of group membership on individual identity is explored. In addition, special populations such as the disabled, adolescents, elderly, women, sexual minorities, ethnic groups, and various professional groups (such as physicians, clergy, and lawyers) are considered. Depending on the population(s), this course can be utilized as an elective for one, two, or all three areas of concentration.
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BH 413-47: SIS: Mental Illness/Subst. Abuse
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.
Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

BUS 280-47: Human Resources Management
The study of human resources in the management of the organization. Emphasis placed in understanding human resource planning, talent acquisiton and talent management, total rewards management, and the human resource practitioner as strategic partner. Impact of Human resource Information Systems (HRIS), legislative issues, work design techniques discussed as well as other issues affecting human capital, including: Employee Assistance Plans (EAP), discipline and discharge practices. Prerequisite: BUS 206.
Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CJ 101-37: 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.
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CJ 221-47: Research Methods I For Criminal Justice
Introduces students to fundamental issues associated with the application of scientific methods to criminal justice problems. Topics covered include research design, the relationship between theory and research, types of research methods, ethical considerations, and data analysis techniques. Prerequisite: CJ 101 and CJ 175.
Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CJ 302-37: Judicial Process and Procedures
Explanation of the role of the judiciary, it historical background and development in the United States with stress on due process of law, and the judicial procedure by which an arrested offender enters the system. Problems of change and reform of the process are also discussed. Prerequisite: CJ 201.
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CJ 377-47: Juvenille Delinquency and Justice
Nature and extent of delinquency is discussed. Explanatory models and theories of juvenile delinquency are presented. History, philosophy, and evaluation of juvenile court practices and procedures are presented including the role of the juvenile officer. Prevention and intervention programs and their techniques are illustrated. Prerequisites: CJ 101 and 175.
Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

COM 212-47: Grammar Studies
Study of various linguistic theories incorporated with practical application of rules of English syntax and usage. Designed primarily for elementary and secondary English education majors; recommended for English majors and minors. Suggested for all who wish to base improvement in their writing upon sound mechanics and effective rhetorical strategies. Prerequisite: COM 101.
Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

MUS 123-47: American Popular Music
Presents basic elements of music with special emphasis on growth and development of American popular music, rock and jazz. Listening lessons, independent projects and class discussions that encourage active participation and develop an appreciation for our rich heritage of music and the arts.
Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

PHI 210-37: 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.
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PHI 345-47: Problems of Philosophy
A study of the fundamental problems of philosophy. Readings in Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, Kant, and contemporary Philosophy. This course is designed as an introduction to philosophy for students in the Innovative Degree Programs (Plus Two, Mid-Degree, Degree Completion). Other students must have permission of the instructor.
Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PSY 208-37: Human Development Across the Lifespan
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. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PSY 215-47: Multicultural issues
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. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

PSY 308-37: The Psychology of Gender
Focuses on research in gender-related differences and gender development from a variety of perspectives in psychology. Biological, cognitive, behavioral, and social factors which influence emergence of an individual's gender are examined. Special emphasis will be placed on an analysis of the consequence of stereotypes and gender roles for individuals, relationships, psychological inquiry, and society as a whole. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PSY 403-47: Psychopathology
Examination of maladaptive behavior. The etiology, clinical picture and treatment of various syndromes are discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SPA 101-37: Spanish for Beginners I
Introduction to basic skills of Spanish speaking, listening, reading and writing. Emphasis on competence in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and comprehension. For students with no previous Spanish background.
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SPA 102-47: Spanish for Beginners II
Continuation of Spanish 101. Prerequisite: SPA 101 or equivalent.
Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SW 211-47: Intervention Strategies for Families
This course provides a foundation in working with individuals, families, and communities, Students are taught generalist skills in the context of families at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Students learn how to assess the needs of families and how to access services to meet those needs. An overview of different models of family intervention will be introduced.

Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SW 303-37: Human Behavior/Social Environment I
Focuses on integration of the individual's biological, psychological, social and cultural systems from birth through young adulthood. Ecological and social systems approaches used to study the person in environment. The perspective considers reciprocal impact of the individual on the environment. Studies the effect of human diversity on behavior in social situations. Prerequisites: SW 201; PSY 101, SOC 111.
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

THE 345-37: Issues in Historical Theology
A historical study of the principal theological controversies that shaped the development of Christianity. This course is designed as an introduction to theological study for students in the Innovative Degree Programs (Plus Two, Mid-Degree, Degree Completion). Other students must have permission of the instructor.
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


 
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