Audit for Enrichment Fall 2017 Courses | Webster University

Audit for Enrichment Fall 2017 Courses

The following Audit for Enrichment courses are available for Fall 2017 (textbooks are not included in the audit fee).


College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Psychology Mon, Wed, Fri. Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 11:00-11:50 a.m.
This course introduces the breadth and diversity of contemporary psychology. Provides a foundation from which the student might progress to more advanced, specialized courses. Topics include learning, perception, biopsychological processes, childhood and development, adjustment and mental health, and social behavior.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Psychology and Women Mon, Wed, Fri, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 10:00-10:50 a.m..
This course focuses on the psychological impact of being female and problems surrounding expectations through infancy, young adulthood, middle age, old age, and death. Explores scientific findings and sexist myths about male and female differences, special dilemmas such as fear of achievement, aggression, and leadership, as well as traditional and nonsexist child rearing and other topics.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Abnormal Psychology Mon, Wed, Fri, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 9:00-9:50 a.m.
This course introduces the student to psychopathology. Includes a consideration of factors (physiological, psychological, and sociocultural) that influence the development of mental disorders. Surveys the major diagnostic categories, including symptomatology, demographics, etiology, and treatment approaches.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Cognitive Psychology Mon, Wed, Fri, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Focuses on fundamental phenomena and basic literature in cognition; compares human language abilities with the learning capacities of various animal species; integrates important theories and research methods with major topics including pattern recognition, perception and information processing, attention, short- and long-term memory, discrimination, concept learning, creativity, and decision making.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

The World System since 1500 Mon, Wed, Fri, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 11:00-11:50 a.m.
This course examines the origin and evolution of the current world system. The course explores the political, cultural, technological, social, and economic forces that have shaped world history from 1500 until the present.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Twentieth-Century United States Mon, Wed, Oct. 30-Dec. 22, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Survey of U.S. history from World War I to the present. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Introduction to American Politics Wed, Aug. 28-Oct. 20, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This course presents the basic concepts, structures, and functions of the United States political system and an analysis of the role of individuals in the practice of American politics.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Introduction to Comparative Politics Tues, Thurs, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 1:30-2:50 p.m.
This course is an introduction to the systematic and analytical study of states/societies in the world using the comparative method. Students learn to compare countries on such topics as state legitimacy and capacity, ethnic conflicts, political ideologies and institutions, economic poverty and development, political violence, the impact of globalization, and environmental problems.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Conduct of Foreign Policy Thurs, Aug. 28-Oct. 20, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This course examines the techniques and problems of foreign policy decision making in the contemporary nation-state system.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Introduction to Nanotechnology Mon, Wed, Fri, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 10:00-10:50 a.m.
This course is designed for students to study the basic principles of nanotechnology. There will be a focus on nanoparticles, their unique properties and tools, and nanofabrication. Nanotechnology applications to medicine, information technologies, energy production, and consumer products will be covered.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Introduction to Law Mon, Wed, Fri, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 9:00-9:50 a.m.
This course introduces students to the basic history, function, and substance of the American legal system. This course covers the entire gamut of law in general terms, as well as on specific areas of law such as torts, contracts, and property. Students will be introduced to legal terminology, the court system, and the nature of legal reasoning. Furthermore, students will integrate their prior knowledge with the knowledge they gain in this course. Current legal events and cases will be discussed and integrated into the course.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Legal Ethics Thurs, Aug. 28-Oct. 20, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This course Examines the ethical and professional responsibilities of legal professionals. Students will examine such issues as confidentiality, unauthorized practice of law, and conflict of interest, as well as other ethical concerns likely to face legal assistants.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment Mon, Wed, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 1:00-2:20 p.m.
This is an introductory survey of important theories advanced by leading Western thinkers from the start of the Copernican Revolution to Kant. The 17th to the 19th centuries marked an era of profound intellectual, scientific, religious, and philosophical change. This period offered discoveries that went smaller, larger, and farther than humans had ever experienced before. As a result, intellectuals confronted questions about the role of experience in knowledge, about what things there are, about what things are, about our place in things, and about the limits of what we might know or say. Those questions and the development of answers will be our focus. Classes will proceed by lecture and discussion. Written work including brief essays, but also letters and a dialogue. This course is designed to feature the writing of both women and men.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Elementary German Level I Mon, Wed, Fri, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 12:00-12:50 p.m.
This course teaches listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing with the emphasis on understanding and speaking. The goal is fluency in the basic German needed for everyday situations and the recognition of challenges in intercultural communication.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

 


School of Communications

Media Literacy Mon, Wed, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Students learn to systematically decode, evaluate, and analyze information conveyed through the channels of mass communication. They learn the process, language, and effects of the media and develop a critical awareness of messages conveyed through channels of mass communications, as reflected in children's programming, advertising, journalism, and political communications.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Social Media Strategies Wed, Oct. 30-Dec. 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Intro to Adobe Illustrator Fri, Sept. 15, 5:30-9:30 p.m. & Sat, Sept. 16, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Cost:  $100 ($50 for 60 years of age or older)

Intro to Adobe InDesign Fri, Sept. 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m. & Sat, Sept. 23, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Cost:  $100 ($50 for 60 years of age or older)

Intro to Adobe Audition Fri, Oct. 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m. & Sat, Oct. 14, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Cost:  $100 ($50 for 60 years of age or older)


School of Business

Introduction to Computer Applications Tues, Aug. 28-Oct. 20, 5:30-9:30 p.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)

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

Business Communications Thurs, Aug. 28-Oct. 20, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This course develops the communication abilities in the areas of business formats, presentations, formal presentation of business data, and oral communications related to business applications.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Business Communications Downtown Campus, Tues, Oct. 30-Dec. 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Personal Finance Mon, Wed, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 2:30-3:50 p.m.
Students 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)

Personal Finance Downtown Campus, Tues, Oct. 30-Dec. 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Entrepreneurial Financial Management Westport Campus Tues, Oct. 30-Dec. 22, 5:30-9:30 p.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)

Principles of Macroeconomics Tues, Thurs, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 1:30-2:50 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)

Principles of Macroeconomics Mon, Wed, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 2:30-3:50 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Principles of Macroeconomics Tues, Aug. 28-Oct. 20, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Principles of Macroeconomics Downtown Campus Thurs, Aug. 28-Oct. 20, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Principles of Macroeconomics Westport Campus Mon, Oct. 30-Dec. 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

History of American Business and Management Tues, Thurs, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 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 twentieth century and the rise of corporate bureaucracy. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Supervisory Management Wed, Oct. 30-Dec. 22, 5:30-9:30 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)

Human Communications Mon, Aug. 28-Oct. 20, 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)

Women in Management Westport Campus Wed, Aug. 28-Oct. 20, 5:30-9:30 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)

Women in Management Winghaven Campus Tues, Oct. 30-Dec. 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Mon, Wed, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 2:00-5:00 p.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)

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Downtown Campus Tues, Aug. 28-Oct. 20, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Entrepreneurial Marketing Tues, Thurs, Aug. 28-Dec. 22, 2:00-5:00 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 organizations.  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 growth 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)

Entrepreneurial Marketing Tues, Oct. 30-Dec. 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
See course description above. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)

Innovation, Creativity, and the Entrepreneur Wed, Oct. 30-Dec. 22, 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 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)