Winter Term 2010

Blended Courses - Winter Term

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.

Blended classes at Alvernia University mix classroom meetings with online work. Classes will start on December 14, 2009 and end on January 15, 2010. The online instruction and assignments will begin on December 14, 2009; however, students will meet in class MW or TR during January 4-15. Students will have 18 hours of in class instruction and 24 hours of online instruction.

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.

Enjoy the best of both worlds and take a blended class this winter!


COM 340-W1: Advertising Workshop (3 credits)
Students plan and produce advertising programs for the college and/or non-profit organizations; workshop-styled atmosphere.
Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 14th - January 15th

ENG 103-W1: Intro to Poetry (3 credits)

Introduction to the basic forms of poetry, surveying primarily British and American poets of the last three centuries.
Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 14th - January 15th

PED 304-W1: Wellness for Life (3 credits)

Study of the concepts that contribute to a lifestyle of wellness. Topics include principles of wellness, principles of community health, non-infectious diseases, accident and injury prevention, AIDS, STDs, nutrition, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, strength, mental and emotional health, personality traits, stress, steroids, cancer, and substance abuse. Students appraise their personal wellness levels and design a personalized fitness program that is practically applied.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 14th - January 15th


COR 510-W1: 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.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 14th – January 15th  

COR 600-W1: Professional & Organizational Leadership (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.
Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 14th – January 15th

MED 505-W1: Intro 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.
Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 14th – January 15th

MED 610-W1: School Law and Social Advocacy (3 credits)
This course is designed to inform teachers, as well as administrators concerning both laws and policies that impact today's educational systems. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the current legal rights and responsibilities of school boards, administrators, teachers, parents, students and the general public established by federal and state statutes, constitutions and court decisions as they relate to the educational system. Particular attention will be given to the legal responsibilities and accountability of all educational personnel in providing for the appropriate education of all students including those with special needs.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 14th – January 15th

The Alvernia University Virtual Campus Experience


School of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions

540 Upland Avenue
Reading, PA 19611
Phone: 610.796.5187 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.

winter term 2010

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