Summer Term 2011

Icon: Calendar

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
eMail: gradandce@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 summer!

Course Selections


Undergraduate and Continuing Studies

ART 105-60: Art Appreciation (3 credits)
An introductory course in art where visual manifestations of ideas are studied from pre-historic times through the present. Students will explore the development of social, political, philosophical, and theological ideas as they relate to art. Does not satisfy the art minor.
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
July 5th - August 18th

BUS 206-50: Management Principles (3 credits)
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.
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
May 16th - June 30th

BUS 207-60: Marketing Principles (3 credits)
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.
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
July 5th - August 18th

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.
Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
May 16th - June 30th

BUS 249-60: Microeconomics
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.
Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
July 5th - August 18th

HIS 260-50: PA & Local History (3 credits)
Traces and coordinates Pennsylvania and local history by following the key events of state and local histories; the goal of the course is to familiarize the student with both the historical nature of their local environment and provide insights into that history.
Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
May 16th - June 30th

MAT 101-50: Survey of Math (3 credits)
Survey of modern concepts of mathematics. Topics include set theory, logic, mathematical system, systems of numeration, counting methods, probability and statistics. Fulfills the liberal arts requirement for non-math or non-science students. Prerequisite: satisfactory score on Mathematics Placement Test.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
May 16th - June 30th

PHI 105-60: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Historical introduction to fundamental problems and methods of philosophy based on readings in ancient, medieval and modern literature.
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
July 5th - August 18th

Graduate

COR 510-S1: Moral Leadership (3 credits)
A discussion and analysis of philosophies of moral leadership. The course is designed to present a vision for the development of reflective, responsible, and socially engaged leadership for the community, workplace, society and the global world. It will include the study of topics such as: theories of and approaches to moral leadership; the ideal relationship between leaders and followers; historical exemplars of moral leadership; and the contrast between moral and immoral leadership.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, & 8/6

COR 600-S1: Organizational and Professional Ethics (3 credits)
A discussion and analysis of ethical issues in organizational environments and the professions. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the practical applications of ethical theory to diverse ethical issues in professional life. It will include the study of topics such as: major theories and principles of ethics; the nature of professional organizations and their contributions to society; the social responsibilities of professions, organizations and corporations; codes of ethics and standards of professional conduct; and decision procedures for resolving ethical dilemmas in the workplace.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 6/4, 6/25, 7/23, & 8/13

LAS 670-S1: Seminar with Supervised Field Experience
(3 credits)
A supervised placement in a church, religious organization, nonprofit organization or business will require students to engage in theological reflection that links course experiences with ministry and social action. Written analysis of activities will enrich the learning experiences during this capstone activity.
Field Placement

MBA 540-S1: Employment Law
(3 credits)
This course offers a comprehensive review of employment law. Employment Law explores employee-employer relationships, personnel problems and permissible activities in employee dismissal cases. Case law where legal principles have been changed by the courts is reviewed. Finally, the newest labor statutes are addressed.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, & 8/6

MBA 610-S1: Legal Environment
(3 credits)
This course will provide an overview of the effects of legal forces on the objectives and operations of nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and businesses. Policies and decisions based on current case studies will be examined with emphasis placed on vulnerabilities and the appropriate techniques of managing exposure risks. Contemporary issues relating to governmental regulations, employment issues and human resource policies faced by leaders in cross-cultural settings will be explored.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 6/4, 6/25, 7/23, & 8/13

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, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dates: 6/4, 6/25, 7/23, & 8/13

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: 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, & 8/6


 
The Alvernia University Virtual Campus Experience
 

Can't make it to campus? Like to get acquainted with us before your visit? Or just need a refresher? Let us bring Alvernia to you!

Explore campus through our interactive map for now, but we hope to see you here in person soon!

See More