Summer Term 2011

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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
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.

Online Courses

Taking a course online at Alvernia University is as much about the future as it is about the present. At Alvernia University, we strive to meet the educational needs of all working professionals. So by offering our courses online this Summer, Alvernia is providing high-quality, engaging, convenient, and timely academic courses to meet the growing educational requirements of the adult learner.

By participating in a summer class online, you can get the education you need - and where - you need it.

Online courses run on either of the following dates: May 16th - June 30th OR July 5th - August 18th. 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. All courses are accredited and the credits are readily transferable.

Course Selections


Undergraduate and Continuing Studies

BIO 109-50: Human Biology (3 credits)
An introductory course with emphasis on human physiology and the role humans play in biosphere. Application of biological principles to practical human concerns are covered in one semester. Integrates laboratory and classroom work.
May 16th - June 30th

BIO 216-50 Nutrition (3 credits)
Overview of nutritional requirements of individuals in the healthful state as well as modification of those requirements during illness. Three hours of lecture per semester week.
May 16th - June 30th

BUS 206-56: 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.
May 16th - June 30th

BUS 207-66: 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.
July 5th - August 18th

BUS 218-50: Personal Economics (3 credits)
Focuses on managing personal finances and financial planning. Prepares students to understand how consumers make choices in an economy.  Course does not presuppose any formal knowledge of economics, accounting or finance. Major topics discussed include: budgeting, credit, housing and transportation, economy, insurance, basic investing, financial planning and income tax, and retirement/estate planning.
May 16th - June 30th

HIS 112-60: Study of American History (3 credits)

Introduces student to the chronology of American history, a broad selection of key documents, appropriate secondary reading materials, and descriptions of selected key events in the evolution of American history.
July 5th - August 18th

PHI 105-61 Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Historical introduction to fundamental problems and methods of philosophy based on readings in ancient, medieval and modern literature.
July 5th - August 18th

PHI 105-62 Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Historical introduction to fundamental problems and methods of philosophy based on readings in ancient, medieval and modern literature.
July 5th - August 18th

PSY 101-50: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Introduction to major concepts and findings in psychology with emphasis on basic processes underlying human behavior. Prerequisite for all other psychology courses except PSY 306.
May 16th - June 30th

SOC 111-50: Principles of Sociology (3 credits)
An introduction to the major concepts in sociology. The nature and significance of culture, social groups, role and status, social interaction, stratification, system and structure are discussed within a sociological framework.
May 16th - June 30th

SW 201-50 Introduction to Social Work (3 credits)
Introduction to society's response to social need through a generalist approach to family services, child welfare, physical and mental health services, school related services, corrections, gerontology and populations-at-risk. Social Worker's response to meeting the needs of various multi-ethnic and multi-needs groups is emphasized. Integration of micro, mezzo and macro practice is included.
May 16th - June 30th

THE 105-51: Foundations of Theology (3 credits)
Inquiry into nature of religion and its relation to other areas of human experience. Role of theology in bringing a religious tradition to reflective awareness. Focus on Christianity, especially its Catholic expression.
May 16th - June 30th

Graduate

COR 510-60: 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.
July 5th – August 18th


COR 510-61: 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.
July 5th – August 18th

COR 600-50: 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.
May 16th – June 30th

COR 600-52: 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.
May 16th – June 30th


 
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!

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