Winter Term 2010

Classroom Courses - Winter Term

Alvernia University winter classes are designed with busy adults in mind. Taught in seminar format, the courses often include the opportunity for students to share their experiences on the given topic. Expert faculty instructors use these discussions, as well as lectures and other assignments, to enrich the classroom experience.

With our winter class options, you will be able to balance college with work, family and the rest of your life with this two week accelerated format. Classes will start on January 4, 2010 and end on January 15, 2010. All course instruction will be during class, which meets MTWRF from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. for two weeks except CIS 190 and MAT 208.


BUS 248-W1: 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.
MTWRF, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
January 4th – January 15th

CIS 190-W1: MS Word Bootcamp (1 credit)
Hands-on experience with MS Word. Skills taught include headers/footers, formatting, tabs, document sharing and tracking, mail merge, comments, and tables.
MTWRF, 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Optional Lab,
8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
January 4th – January 8th only

CIS 190-W2: MS Excel Bootcamp (1 credit)
Hands-on experience with MS Excel. Skills taught include headers/footers, formatting and conditional formatting, formulas, macros, named ranges, charting, pivot tables, filters, sorting, summaries and subtotals.
MTWRF, 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Optional Lab,
8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
January 11th – January 15th only

COM 290-W1: Books to Film (3 credits)

Developing or improving critical appreciation of short stories and of the film adaptations of several stories.
MTWRF, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
January 4th – January 15th

MAT 208-W1: Intro to Statistics (4 credits)

This course in applications of statistics and probability is designed for such areas as sociology, business, economics, medicine and psychology. Topics include descriptive statistics, data organization and graphical methods, laws of probability, rules review of probability, linear correlation and regression, binomial and normal distributions, sampling and statistical inference. Varied computer applications, using the statistical software package SPSS, are required. Not open to math or science majors. Students earning credit for this course cannot earn credit for MAT 209. Prerequisite: satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test.
5:00 p.m. – 10:40 p.m.
January 4th – January 15th

MUS 220-W1: Music & Health (3 credits)
Basic music course in the theories and techniques of music as an agent of wellness. Explores music therapy, recent research, and healing practices of non-Western cultures as they relate to music. Especially recommended for students planning a career in healthcare or human services. No prerequisites, no prior musical experience or performance required.
MTWRF, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
January 4th – January 15th

PSY 290-W1: Positive Psychology (3 credits)

This course will examine the psychological aspects of a fulfilling and meaningful existence. Topics covered will include happiness, self-esteem, empathy, goal setting, love, humor, spirituality, humility and service to others.
MTWRF, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
January 4th – January 15th

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winter term 2010

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