Summer Term 2010

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The Philadelphia Center
Office of Graduate & Continuing Studies Admissions

1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
Melrose Park, PA 19027
Phone: 215.635.4734 or
888.258.3764 X7
Fax: 215.635.4590

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 summer!

Undergraduate and Continuing Studies

BHS 203-67: Neuropharamacology (3 credits)
The primary goal of this course will be to educate students to the biochemical aspects of the human brain. Students will become familiar with the neurological implications of drug abuse and its effects on brain functioning. This course will also focus on the most commonly utilized medications in the treatment of depression, psychosis, mania, schizophrenia, and other related psychiatric disorders.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
July 17, July 31, August 14

BHS 300-57: Case Management (3 credits)
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.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
May 29, June 12, June 26

BHS 411-67: Counseling Special Populations (Adolescents) (3 credits)

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.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
July 10, July 24, August 7

CJ 272-57: Probation and Parole (3 credits)
Examines the role of probation and parole as a component of the criminal justice system. Areas which will be analyzed and discussed include probation and parole philosophy, programs and practices, theories, case law history, system components, supervision, presentence investigations, specialized programs, innovative sentencing, training issues, and probation and parole standards.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
May 29, June 12, June 26

CJ 422-67: Crisis Management (3 credits)
Encompasses an overview if crisis as it affects law enforcement officials and the criminal justice system, including dealing with suicidal individuals, barricaded subjects, hostage takers and their hostages. Psychological and behavioral profiles of perpetrators and victims are discussed. Protocols for dealing with the several identified issues are presented. Students will participate in classroom scenarios and exercises designed to incorporate the material presented. Prerequisite: CJ 101, 175, 201, and either 216 or 218.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
July 10, July 24, August 7

PHI 345-67: Problems of Philosophy (3 credits)
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.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
July 17, July 31, August 14

SW 202-57: Social Services to Children (3 credits)
This course takes into consideration the historical perspective, socioeconomic factors and the multicultural variables that affect child welfare in the United States. Social services available to children are conceptualized and include supportive, supplementary and substitute services. Family services, homemaker service, foster care, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), protective services, day care, adoption and institutional care are services evaluated and discussed.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
May 22, June 5, June 19

MUS 390-57: Special Topics in Music (3 credits)

No course description available.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
May 22, June 5, June 19

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