Audit for Enrichment Courses Fall 2016

The following Audit for Enrichment courses are available for Fall 2016 (textbooks are not included in the audit fee).


 College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Philosophy Mon., Wed., Fri. Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 10:00-10:50 a.m.
In this class, participants think about the big questions in life from the perspective of four different major philosophical traditions throughout history:  Stoicism, Christian Philosophy, Humanism, and Postmodernism.  We focus, in particular, on the question of how to live, including how to approach our own mortality.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: A Brief History of Thought:  A Philosophical Guide for Living, Luc Ferry  Professor:  Don Morse (dmorse@webster.edu)

Contemporary Moral Problems Mon., Wed., Fri. Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Living responsibly as individuals and citizens requires some skill in the art of moral reflection.  This course is an introduction to this art, with a special focus on some vexing contemporary moral issues, both personal and social, such as friendship and romance in the digital age, euthanasia, climate change, racism and affirmative action, immigration and terrorism.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook:  Analyzing Moral Issues, 6th edition, Judith Boss, McGraw HIll; 2013  Professor:  Dave Hilditch (hilditch@webster.edu)

World Religions Tues, Thurs., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 10:00-11:20 a.m.
The course is a survey of the major religious traditions of the world.  We will examine the concepts of the sacred, the nature of being human, scripture, worship, devotion, ethics and the relation of the religious to its cultural context.  The course can only scratch the surface of the material, but at the end, the participant should have some knowledge of traditions other than his or her own and have concepts and tools for further study.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook:  God is Not One, Stephen Prothero, HarperOne  Professor:  Mordecai Magencey (magencey@webster.edu)

Religion & Literature:  Greek & Roman Myths Wed., Aug. 22-Oct. 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Welcome to the fascinating world of Greek and Roman Mythology!  Learn the Greek gods from Apollo to Zeus and the Roman goddesses from Ceres to Venus!  Learn the stories of Odysseus, Hercules, Persephone, Arachne, and Aeneas!  Read The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer!  Included in the course will be the history of Greek and Roman culture, a sample of the art and music inspired by Greek and Roman mythology, and introduction to the Mystery Religions of Mithras and Isis. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbooks:  Mythology, Edith Hamilton & The Odyssey, Homer Professor:  Steve Werner (swerner@webster.edu)

Religion & Social Action:  Natural Disasters/Human Rights Thurs., Oct. 24-Dec. 16, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
In the wake of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis around the world - and the industrial catastrophes at Chernobyl, Bhopal, and elsewhere - questions and controversies emerge concerning the responsibility of governments and citizens for environmental and civic engagement.  Through case study analysis, this course will examine the social, environmental, political, and ethical issues involved in disaster cycles.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook:  None Professor:  Annie Stevens (anniestevens06@webster.edu)

Political Psychology Mon, Wed, Fri., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 10:00-10:50 a.m.
This course surveys many of the important topics from the field of political psychology.  Political psychology is focused mainly on the intersection between psychology - particularly personality and social psychology - and political behavior.  The field of political psychology has been strongly influenced by political and psychological theories as well as important political events and social issues.   The course examines many of the important theories that have relevance to political behavior and provides the opportunity to apply these theories to important events and issues.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook:  TBD

Holocaust Mon, Wed, Fri., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 12:00-12:50 a.m.
This course examines the Holocaust and the groups of individuals involved in this genocide (e.g. perpetrators, victims, bystanders, resistance fighters) from a psychological/sociological perspective.  Issues explored include:  the question of what enabled individuals collectively and individually to perpetrate the Holocaust, the nature of extreme prejudice, the psychology of propaganda, the impact of extreme victimization on the victim (during the Holocaust, upon liberation, and in later years), and the question of what enabled some individuals/groups/countries to actively become involved in resistance while others remained passive bystanders and others sympathizers/collaborators.  The roles of psychology, psychologists, and psychiatrists played during the Holocaust are also examined.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook:  TBD

Contemporary American Politics:  The Presidency Mon, Aug. 22-Oct. 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Are you interested in why Donald Trump is getting so much support?  Whether Bernie Sanders can make it to the White House?  And what we realistically expect Presidents to accomplish once elected?  By studying the history of the institution, the process of nomination and election, and the relationship of the Presidency to other branches of government, we will attempt to gain an understanding of the nature of executive power and its peculiar American manifestation.  Because this year is an election year, we will also closely follow the current presidential race. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook:  Pika, Maltese, Rudalevige, "The Politics of Presidency," 9th edition.  Professor:  Gywneth Williams williagi@webster.edu


College of Fine Arts

Dance as an Art Form Tues, Thurs., Fri. Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Students experience the basics of ballet, modern and jazz dance techniques, as well as elements of composition and improvisation. The course provides a focus on the movement experience, with some theory and history that can lead the participant to confident, comfortable aesthetic discussions of dance. The course develops future audiences, critics, administrators and supporters of dance.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD  

Music in Paris 1900-1940 Tues., Aug. 22-Oct. 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This course explores the music in Paris from 1900-1940.  The course emphasizes listening skills by examining musical materials and structures  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

History of Guitar Segovia-Hendrix Mon., Wed., Fri. Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 10:00-10:50 a.m.
This course explores the history of guitar, from Andres Segovia to Jimmy Hendrix.  The course emphasizes listening skills by examining musical materials and structures.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

History of Theatre:  Greeks to Elizabethan Mon., Wed., Fri. Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 9:00-9:50 a.m.
This course investigates the beginnings of western theatre in ancient Greece and traces its development through to the Elizabethan period. Through a combination of reading plays and history, lectures and hands-on projects this class will aim to engage and excite participants about the beginnings of western theatre through to Shakespeare and the Elizabethan period. Through discussion and class presentations the course will begin to identify for the participant areas of personal interest in the study of theatre history while exploring influences of previous theatrical periods on the theatre of our times.Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

History of of Theatre:  1915-Present Mon., Wed., Fri. Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 9:00-9:50 a.m.
This course investigates western and world theatre from the modern era to the contemporary moment. Through a combination of reading plays and history, lectures and hands-on projects this class will aim to engage and excite participants about the development of theatre from “ism’s” early to mid-20th century to current theatre practice. Through discussion and class presentations the course will begin to identify for the participant areas of personal interesting the study of theatre history while exploring influences of previous theatrical periods on the theatre of our times.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD Professor:  Gad Guterman (gadguterman95@webster.edu)

Theatre Appreciation Mon., Wed., Fri. Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 11:00-11:50 a.m.
The course examines how theatre art is created, from concept to curtain call. Participants will be required to see several live theatre performances. Emphasis is placed on how theatre art involves audiences in the exploration of the themes of the human condition.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD


School of Business

Introduction to Computer Applications Tues., Thurs., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 8:30-9:20 a.m.
 This course is appropriate for any student interested in using computer applications in an academic, professional, or personal setting.  It provides an introduction to word processing, electronic spreadsheet, and database management software.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Introduction to Computer Applications Tues., Aug. 22-Oct. 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Introduction to Computer Applications Tues., Oct. 24-Dec. 16, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Business Communications Thurs., Aug. 22-Oct. 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This course develops the communication abilities in the areas of business formats, presentation, formal presentation of business data, and oral communications related to business applications.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Personal Finance Mon., Wed., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Participants in this course will study principles of managing individual and family income, expenditures, and savings to meet present and future needs.  Includes budgeting, investments, insurance, real estate, credit, and taxation.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Entrepreneurial Financial Management Tues, Thurs., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
This course will focus on the process an entrepreneur goes through to produce, understand, interpret, and use basic financial information to start, manage, or grow their entrepreneurial organization.  As an entrepreneur and small business owner, each decision you make has financial implications.  Entrepreneurs must be able to generate and understand their financial information in order to evaluate their organization's financial performance, to communicate clearly with their employees, bankers, and stakeholders, as well as to incorporate financial information into their day-to-day operations and decision-making process.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Principles of Macroeconomics Tues., Aug. 22-Oct. 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Covers economic activity and growth, determination of income, employment, output, inflation, aggregate demand and supply, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, and international economic issues. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Principles of Macroeconomics Tues., Thurs., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 1:30-2:50 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Principles of Macroeconomics Mon., Wed., Aug. 22-Oct. 14, 2:30-3:50 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Principles of Macroeconomics Gateway Campus Mon., Tues., Aug. 22-Oct. 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Principles of Macroeconomics Westport Campus Mon., Oct. 24-Dec. 16, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

The Business of Sports Tues., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 10:00-11:20 a.m.
Participants will examine and learn (1) the primary revenues and expenditures encountered by professional sports teams and collegiate athletic departments, (2) the evolution of collective bargaining agreements in sports and how these agreements impact the economics of sports leagues, (3) the economic marketplace for sports media rights, (4) the supply and demand factors that influence the dynamics associated with facility financing levels and methods, (5) the essential characteristics that impact the market for sport sponsorships and athlete endorsements, (6) the role that local and regional sports commissions play within communities, and (7) current events impacting the growth and evolution of the sports business industry.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

History of American Business and Management Tues., Thurs., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 1:30-2:50 p.m.
This course traces the rise of business as a major American cultural institution, with consideration given to its impact on government, law, education, and social customs.  Special emphasis is given to the changes in managerial thought and practice in the 20th century and the rise of corporate bureaucracy.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Supervisory Management Wed., Oct. 24-Dec. 16, 1:30-2:50 p.m.
Introduces the student to the functions and responsibilities of the supervisor as a first-line manager directing the work of others.  Includes supervisor-subordinate relationships, developing worker motivation and cooperation, employee training, development, performance appraisal, absenteeism, tardiness, and complaints and grievances.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Human Communications Mon., Aug. 22-Oct. 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This course deals with a variety of verbal and nonverbal communication techniques.  Specific subject matter may vary from semester to semester.  Such areas as the following may be covered:  interpersonal communication, small group interaction, self-awareness, written and nonverbal communication techniques, and electronic communications.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Women in Management Westport Campus Wed., Aug. 22-Oct. 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This course is designed to increase women's expertise in achieving success in management through a theoretical, issues-oriented analysis of problems facing women in male-oriented organizations.  Goes beyond sex-role stereotypes and labels to expand women's potential for achievement, leadership, and power.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Tues, Thurs., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 10:00-11:20 a.m.
This course introduces the concept of entrepreneurship and its relationship with small business.  The course focuses on activities involved in planning, organizing, establishing, and controlling a small business.  Includes procedures and problems in starting a business, managerial functions, marketing, and financing a new enterprise, as well as governmental regulations.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Entrepreneurial Marketing Tues, Thurs., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 1:30-2:50 p.m.
This course introduces students to the unique marketing issues faced by today's entrepreneurs when creating and growing their businesses.  Students will learn the process of designing and implementing marketing concepts to address challenges facing entrepreneurial organization.  This process, known as Entrepreneurial Marketing, takes into account the special challenges and opportunities involved in developing marketing strategies from the "start-up phase", through grown and maintenance phases.  Students will develop a comprehensive entrepreneurial marketing plan over the course based on their own business concept.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Entrepreneurial Marketing Gateway Campus, Tues., Oct. 24-Dec. 16, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD

Innovation, Creativity, and the Entrepreneur Wed., Oct. 24-Dec. 16, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This course introduces students to basic theories of innovation and creativity.  The concepts are balanced between an analysis of what has been done and what can be done.  The course includes an analysis of the sources of creativity as seen from multiple perspectives and from an interdisciplinary perspective.  The creativity of artists and musicians is analyzed.  The role played by language, and to a lesser extent, literature is also analyzed.  The role played by language, and to a lesser extent, literature is also analyzed.  The social contexts for creativity and economic activity are evaluated and analyzed.  Practical tools for individual creativity are introduced to the student to advance their own approaches to creativity in their specific field to assist the student toward realizing what might be done.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD


School of Communications

Modern World Cinema Mon., Wed., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 1:00-3:50 p.m.
Take a cinematic trip around the globe to see how movies have changed since WWII.  In this course, you will view classic international films, from American film noir to European new wave cinema and 21st digital movies.  Cost:  $400 ($200 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD Professor:  Pete Timmermann (timmekar@webster.edu)

History of Film Tues., Thurs, Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 1:00-3:50 p.m.
Film is an art form that has developed over time.  This this course you will follow the origin of movies from around the world.  The class presents ground-breaking film (from Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" to Orson Welle's "Citizen Kane") and explores movies' historical settings, emerging national cinemas and the growth of film as art and entertainment.  Cost:  $400 ($200 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD Professor:  Pete Timmermann (timmekar@webster.edu)

History of Photography  Fri., Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 12:00-2:50 p.m.
The history of photography captures the evolution of photography and our world from the nineteenth into the twenty-first century.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD Professor:  David Hanlon (davidhanlon54@webster.edu)

PowerPoint, Prezi & Pecha Kucha  Fri., Dec. 2, 5:30-9:30 p.m. & Sat., Dec. 3, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Developing visual aids that enhance audience comprehension using PowerPoint, Prezi and Pecha Kuchas.  Participants will not deliver presentations during this course.  Cost:  $100 ($50 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook: TBD Professor:  Paaige Turner (paaigeturner@webster.edu)