Winter Term

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 13, 2010 and end on January 14, 2011. The online instruction and assignments will begin on December 13, 2010; however, students will meet in class MW or TR during January 3-14 (or on the dates specified below in the case of COM/ENG 290-W1 and COR 510-W1). 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. All courses are accredited and the credits are readily transferable.

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

Undergraduate and Continuing Studies Courses
Graduate Courses

Undergraduate and Continuing Studies

COM/ENG 290-W1: ST Western European Folklore and Culture (3 credits)
This course examines the unofficial cultures, folklore genres, and folklife groups that shape the western European experience. Special emphasis will be on oral literature and customs (folktales, fables, fairy tales, proverbs, riddles, songs, etc.), conventional beliefs, and traditional lifeways.
*This course is currently full. To reserve a seat on the waitlist, please register here. You'll be notified if a seat or another section becomes available and when your registration is processed. Registrations will be kept in the order that they are received.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 18th &, January 15th

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

Introduction to the basic forms of poetry, surveying primarily British and American poets of the last three centuries
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
December 13th- January 14th

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 – 10:00 p.m.
December 13th- January 14th

PSY 101-W1: Introductory Psychology (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.
Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
December 13th- January 14th

THE 290-W1: Green Theology and Ethics (3 credits)
This course will examine various theological traditions in light of their understanding of humanity's place in the cosmos, through examination of some of the significant Christian and non-Christian writers in this area, including St. Francis of Assisi.  A theology of environmental concerns, known as “Eco-Theology,” will be discussed and correlated with areas of environmental ethics.  Principle subjects that will be treated include climate change, biodiversity and secular ecological values.  This course fulfills Alvernia University’s ethics requirement and/or Theology elective.
Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
December 13th- January 14th


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.
Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
December 13th & 20th, January 3rd & 5th

MBA 520-W1: Marketing Services (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with a broad approach to the concepts of various marketing functions including consumer behavior and new product development. Emphasis will be placed on international issues and their impact on the development of strategies for consumer and industrial-based products or services entering the global market. Prerequisite: Five years of professional experience or a course in Principles of Marketing.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
December 13th – January 14th

MBA 590-W1: ST International Economics (3 credits)
The course provides a broad overview and understanding of the theory of international trade, trade policy, balance of payment, exchange rate, and open-economy policy issues. In addition, whenever possible, the course discusses the challenges of international relations as international trade grows in importance and complexity with a growing world economy. Satisfies MBA program elective.
Tuesday/Thursday – 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
December 13th – January 14th
Organizational meeting December 16th, 5:30-6:30 pm

MBA 670-W1: Corporate Communications (3 credits)

Examines nature of communication in the corporate and organizational context and how the corporation communicates with its various publics. Analyzes organizational communication (internal and external) before, during, and post-change, such as during growth, collapse, and merger. Case studies may include: corporations (for profit and not-for-profit); schools and/or educational establishments; law enforcement and justice systems; churches and/or religious systems; health institutions; military organizations; government associations.
Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
December 13th – January 14th

MED 505-W1: Introduction 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.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
December 13th – January 14th

MED 548-W1: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (3 credits)
This course will enable teachers and other school personnel to accommodate English Language Learners and adapt instruction for them in an inclusive setting.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
December 13th – January 14th 

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, consitutions and court decisions as they relate to the educational system. Particular attention will be given to the legal responsibilities and accountablilty of all educational personnel in providing for the appropriate education of all students including those with special needs.
Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
December 13th – January 14th

OT 596-W1: ST Clinical Neuroscience and Kinesiology (3 credits)
This graduate course in Clinical Neuroscience and Kinesiology is specifically designed to provide the graduate OT student with a functional and clinical working knowledge of Neuroscience and Kinesiology. The Neuroscience content of the course examines structure and functioning of the human nervous system through an integrated analysis of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurochemistry. The course emphasizes clinically relevant neuroscience concepts, focusing on application to patient rehabilitation and therapeutic approaches. The Kinesiology content focuses on a study of the interaction between the muscular and skeletal systems to produce human movement. The student reviews the anatomy and physiology of the muscular system and learns the mechanical influence it has on the skeletal systems to produce joint movement. Most of this content will be devoted to a thorough study of the Upper Extremity.  A Clinical overview of the Kinesiology of the Lower Extremity and a study of Posture and Gait is also included.
Days TBA, Times TBA
December 13th – January 14th

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