Summer Term 2010

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School of Graduate & Continuing Studies

School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Admissions

540 Upland Avenue
Reading, PA 19611
Phone: 610.796.8228 or
888.258.3764 X6
Fax: 610.796.8367

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 summer!

Course Selections

Undergraduate and Continuing Studies

BUS 248-50: Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Surveys the performance of the American economic system through National Income Accounting with emphasis on the aggregates of government, consumers and business. The focus is on total employment, total income, total output, general level of prices and the major current problems of unemployment, inflation, and fiscal and monetary policy.
Monday 5:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
May 17th  - July 1st

BUS 249-60: Microeconomics (3 credits)
Surveys behavior of individual economic units (household and business firms) and the price mechanism interacting in the market structures of American capitalism. Emphasis is on the specific product price and specific amount of production in an efficient and profit-oriented competitive economic system. Prerequisite: BUS 248.
Monday 5:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
July 6th - August 19th

BUS/PSY 350-S1: Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
Explores application of psychological principles and results of empirical research to the behavior of individuals in the workplace. Topics include organizational issues (e.g., work motivation, job attitudes, leadership, and organizational stress) and industrial issues (e.g., employee attraction, selection, placement, performance appraisal and feedback, and ergonomcis). Intrinsic connection between science and practice is emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Dates: 5/22, 6/5, 6/19, 7/10, 7/17, 7/31 & 8/14

COM 344-S1: Writing for the Workplace (3 credits)
Advanced writing course oriented toward communication beyond the academic world. Assignments include correspondence, memos, resumes, proposals, oral presentations, and one or more major reports. Introduce students to current communication software, to familiarize with requirements of writing in their specific disciplines, and to help develop a clear, concise writing style.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Dates: 5/29, 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7 & 8/21


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 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
5/22, 6/12, 7/10, & 7/31

COR 600-S1: Organizational & 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.
5/22, 6/19, 7/17, & 8/7

MBA 500-S1: Strategic Management
This course explores management theories, principles and practices. Analysis of the particular leadership, motivational, financial and functional attributes of institutions will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Five years of Professional Experience or a course in Principles of Management
Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dates: 5/22, 6/12, 7/10, & 7/31

MBA 530-S1: Corporate Finance
This course familiarizes the student with the role of the financial manager in a modern business organization. Topics include: time value of money, financial analysis, risk analysis, financial forecasting, cost of capital, stock and bond valuation modes, capital budgeting and investment decisions under conditions of uncertainty.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 6/5, 6/26, 7/24, & 8/14

MBA 680-S1: Executive Leadership Seminar (3 credits)
This is a capstone course and is designed to enhance development of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors and values required for one to become an effective, inspirational leader. In addition to case studies, interaction with successful business executives will provide students with realistic models of leadership.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 5/22, 6/19, 7/17, & 8/7

MED 505-50: Introduction to Special Needs Students (3 credits)
This course, designed for prospective special education classroom teachers, reviews all areas of student exceptionalities and how special education services are acquired, developed and provided. Students will learn how the latest research findings and educational practices can assist individuals with exceptionalities be successful in home, school, and community settings.
Tuesday 5:30 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
Dates: 5/18, 6/8, 6/15, & 6/22

MED 501-60: Foundations of Teaching, Curriculum Design & Assessment (3 credits)
In MED 501, students will learn to plan effective instructional strategies and create valid assessments to evaluate student achievement. Daily and unit planning will be covered as well as the techniques for preparing teacher-made tests and interpreting standardized tests. Course content will acquaint the studnt with the relationship between lesson planning and assessment and its relation to the teaching process.
Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
July 6th - August 19th

MED 510-S1: Assessment and Evaluation (3 credits)
Traditional and innovative instruments and procedures for assessing and evaluating student achievement are examined. Topics include: the use of standardized tests, authentic assessment, performance assessment, portfolios and the use of technology. Strategies for evaluating the progress of students from diverse cultural backgrounds and of various ability levels are explored. A summary of the learning characteristics and instructional needs of students with mild disabilities will also be provided. Learning theory, effective teaching strategies, classroom management, and interaction with parents, paraprofessionals and professionals will be discussed.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 5/22, 6/12, 7/10, & 7/31

MED 518-5PM: Quantitative Research Methods
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the use of mathematical and statistical methodology used in educational research. Topics will include descriptive statistics, introduction to inferential statistics, t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, multiple comparison procedures, research design and the use of SPSS software.
Location: Manor Middle School, Penn Manor School District, 2950 Charlestown Road, Lancaster, PA 17603
The class will meet Tuesdays and Saturdays on the following dates at Manor Middle School:
May 18, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
May 22, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 25, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
June 1, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
June 5, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
June 8, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
June 12, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
June 15, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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