Audit for Enrichment Fall 2018 Courses | Webster University

Audit for Enrichment Fall 2018 Courses

The following Audit for Enrichment courses are available for Fall 2018 (textbooks are not included in the audit fee).


College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Philosophy Mon. & Wed, Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 2:30-3:50p
This class is a survey of world philosophies and their different answers to fundamental questions, such as what is the nature of reality?  How is human knowledge possible?  What is the meaning of life?  How should we live?  What happens to us after death?  How can we achieve a just society?  We consider philosophies from Africa, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, the United States, and elsewhere.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Ethics Mon., Oct. 29- Dec. 21, 5:30-9:30p
In this course we will explore several different ethical systems, including Virtue Ethics, Natural Law, Deontology, and Utilitarianism.  We will approach the subject of ethics from a historical point of view, observing the ways in which the various ethical systems have built upon or responded to previous views over the centuries.  Assignments will include case studies and comparative essays, and discussions will center on both concrete ethical dilemmas and foundational questions of ethics.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

The First Philosophers Tues & Thurs., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 12:00-1:20p
"Philosophy begins in wonder," says Aristotle.  This course is an introduction to exploring this wonder and our wondering about human experiences, both about the world around us and the world within us.  Much of the course is focused around questions about how we should live our lives.  For Plato the unexamined life is not worth living.  Aristotle explores what it meas to live a full and rewarding life; what it means to flourish in life.  And the Hellenistic philosophers formulate concrete advice for how to get along in a world that is full of uncertainty and insecurity; an example of this is the Stoic advice, "don't cry over spilled milk."  Through exploring such interesting and important questions, the course also is an introduction to the major thinkers of the ancient period of Western philosophy, as well as an introduction to the nature and methods of Western philosophy.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Law Mon., Wed., & Fri., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 9:00-9:50a
This course introduces 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.  Participants will be introduced to legal terminology, the court system, and the nature of legal reasoning.  Furthermore, participants 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 of older)

World Religions Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 10:00-11:20a
Concerns origins, historical development of worship, ethics, theology, scriptures, and institutions of the world religions:  Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Eastern Religions Wed., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 5:30-8:30p
Provides a basic framework for approaching the major religions and philosophical traditions of Asia.  The student is exposed to the ideas, rituals, and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism.  By studying the religious issues of India, China, and Japan, one gleans an awareness and appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of Asia.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 8:30-9:50a
Explores the concepts of culture, universals, and diversities of humanity, transmission of culture, and the role of the anthropologist in modern society.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

World Musics Mon., Wed., & Fri., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 11:00-11:50a
Music is one of the most vital of all the arts, drawing together those who share a musical culture, but also bringing us together across the varied musical cultures of the globe.  But do we know enough about other people's styles of music? Ethnomusicologists study music from around the world, emphasizing that we must take a cultural approach, i.e., we must seek to understand music in its cultural context.  This course therefore studies musics, but also the cultures in which we find them.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Peoples and Cultures:  Globalization and Africa Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 8:30-9:50a
An introduction to ways in which diverse cultures or specific geographic regions respond to some of the stress points of the contemporary world.  Issues we will examine include:  violence and warfare, ethnic conflicts, environmental degradation, economic inequalities, cultural imperialism and social change, human rights and the role of governments, and the many conflicts between "traditional" values and modernity.  The course is designed to broaden the participant's understanding of the processes taking place in the contemporary world, utilizing the lenses provided by anthropology.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Roman Recipes Wed., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 11:00-11:50a
An exploration of the history and culture of Ancient Rome through food. This course combines recipes from de re coquinaria, an ancient Roman cookbook, with readings from modern authors to create a delicious journey through Roman culture. No Latin proficiency is required.  Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older), plus an additional lab fee of $15

Fairy Tales and Germany Tues & Thurs., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 1:30-2:50p
Throughout the ages, fairy tales have fascinated listeners, readers, and since the 20th century viewers of the silver screen. The transitions within fairy tales between the ‘real’ world and worlds in which the rules of the everyday are suspended have served as a lens through which to understand and evaluate various aspects of the human condition. A careful look at fairy tales reveals that beneath a shiny and happy façade there lurks a dark world of abandonment, persecution and desire. In this class we will look at what fairy tales are, how they have changed throughout the centuries, why they were collected and printed, and how they are used in today’s popular culture. We will also look at aspects of gender relations and discuss anthropological and psychological aspects of the fairy tale. Alongside major scholarly work on the fairy tale we will read and discuss selected stories by the Brothers Grimm and other fairy tale collectors. We will also look at the reception of fairy tales in different media such as films, TV series, and graphic arts.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Intensive Introduction to German:  Level I Wed., Oct. 29- Dec. 21, 5:30-9:30p
A beginning-level course that teaches listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills,  The goal is to develop basic linguistic structures and vocabularies for specific needs:  e.g., travel, business, medicine, law enforcement. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Elementary German:  Level I Mon, Wed., & Fri., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 9:00-9:50a
This course teaches 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 of older)


 School of Communications

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Fri., Sept. 7, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Sept. 8, 9:00a-6:00p
Photoshop is an image editing software developed and manufactured by Adobe Systems, Inc.  Photoshop is considered one of the leaders in photo editing software. The software allows users to manipulate, crop, reside, and correct color on digital photos.  The software is particularly popular among professional photographers and graphic designers.  Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Fri., Sept. 14, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Sept. 15, 9:00a-6:00p
Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics software, used by designers and illustrators who want to create digital graphics, logos, illustrations, and original typography.  Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Adobe InDesign Fri., Sept. 21, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Sept. 22, 9:00a-6:00p
Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems.  It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books, and eBooks.  Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Adobe Premiere Fri., Sept. 28, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Sept. 29, 9:00a-6:00p
Adobe Premiere is used to edit videos, including movies, and is quickly becoming the go-to program for filmmakers. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Adobe AfterEffects Fri., Oct. 5, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Oct. 6, 9:00a-6:00p
Adobe AfterEffects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Adobe Audition Fri., Oct. 12, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Oct.13, 9:00a-6:00p
Adobe Audition is a digital audio editing program developed by Adobe Systems Inc.  The workstation includes features such as a multi-track, nondestructive mix/edit environment and a non-destructive wave form editor. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Film and Television Appreciation Mon., Aug. 27-Dec. 21, 5:30-8:30p
Participants learn the aesthetic and technological elements in moving pictures.  The course traces artistic trends and critical theories and focuses on visual imagery, sound, story, acting, and directing to develop a critical framework for appreciating the artistic aspects of film and television. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

History of Film Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 27-Dec. 21, 12:00-2:50p
Participants learn the basics of the film medium and its development as an art form.  Participants view films weekly, discuss them in their historical settings, analyze them for directorial style, and evaluate them as forms of art and entertainment. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Modern World Cinema Mon. & Wed., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 1:00-3:50p
Participants learn the current trends, styles, and significant development in the field of cinema.  Prerequisite:  History of Film Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Film, Television, and Video Production Tues., Aug. 27- Dec. 21, 5:30-8:30p
This course will introduce basic concepts of production with cameras and editing equipment.  This class will introduce the foundations of production with video cameras, including basic documentary and narrative production.  Areas of study will include camera basics, 3-point lighting, audio for video, editing, and online delivery.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Photo I Mon., Aug. 27-Dec. 21, 1:00-4:50p
Participants learn basic black-and-white photographic skills and the technical aspects of camera operation, light-meter readings, film development, and enlarging, as well as shooting techniques and composition.  The course focuses on the visual and communicative aspects of the medium.  Access to a 35-mm or 2-1/4 square camera recommended, although not required.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older), plus an additional lab fee of $35

Intensive Introduction to Black and White Photography Fri., Nov. 9, 1:00-4:50p & Sat., Nov. 10, 9:00a-4:50p 
Participants will be introduced to basic camera operation using a 35-mm film camera, developing black and white film, and printing in the darkroom.  Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older), plus an additional lab fee of $10

Digital Basic Photography Thurs., Aug. 27-Dec. 21, 5:30-8:20p
This course covers basic concepts and practice of digital photography, including understanding and use of the camera, lenses, and other basic photographic equipment.  The course will address aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light, and color.  Technological requirements of digital formats will be addressed, such as formats and resolution.  Basic digital manipulations of images will be taught in preparation for creating a photo portfolio of images. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older), plus an additional lab fee of $50

History of Photography Thurs., Aug. 27-Dec. 21, 5:30-8:50p
This course traces the evolution of photography from the 19th into the 21st century.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)


School of Business

Business Spreadsheets Thurs., Aug. 27-Oct.19, 5:30-7:30p
Excel spreadsheets applications used in business plans, analysis of financial statements, and other business applications. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Business Spreadsheets Thurs., Oct. 29-Dec. 21, 5:30-7:30p Gateway/Downtown Campus
See course description above. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Business Spreadsheets Mon., Oct. 29-Dec. 21, 5:30-7:30p Westport Campus
See course description above. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Entrepreneurial Financial Management Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 27-Dec. 21, 1:30-2:50p
This course will focus on the process an entrepreneur goes through to produce, understand, interpret, and use basic financial information to start, manage, or grown 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 of older)

Introduction to Web Programming Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 27-Dec. 21, 10:00-11:20a
This course covers the most current markup language used for developing web pages.  Students will also be introduced to the various methods of styling page content. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Mobile Technology Mon., Oct. 29-Dec. 21, 5:30-9:30p
This course studies the fundamentals of mobile technology.  It focuses on emerging mobile technology, the potential of the mobile application market, and the technological and marketing challenges that make mobile applications difficult to commercialize.  This course will also discuss the various tools available to build powerful mobile applications. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Survey of Economics Tues., Oct. 29-Dec. 21, 5:30-9:30p 
This course provides participants a broad survey of the discipline of economics.  The emphasis is on the acquisition of a broad conceptual understanding of how academic and professional economists "view" the world. Given the importance of understanding "markets" to both business and public policy, the heaviest emphasis is on how markets function and a smaller emphasis on the business cycle and macroeconomic policy.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Survey of Economics Tues., Aug. 27-Oct. 19, 5:30-9:30p Gateway/Downtown Campus
See course description above.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Survey of Economics Thurs., Oct. 29-Dec. 21, 5:30-9:30p Gateway/Downtown Campus
See course description above.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

How to Think Thurs., Aug. 30, Thurs., Sept. 6, & Thurs., Sept. 13, 5:30-9:30p Three-day seminar
This course may sound tough but it will explain difficult concepts in a simple and straight-forward way.  It is designed to help current and future business managers think more clearly and more broadly.  This course explores the basic tools of thinking such as rationality and logic.  Students will learn about valid argument forms and false argument forms.  Students will explore the important topics of power and ethics.  Students will also be introduced to concepts of the great thinkers of the past such as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Kant and how their ideas can help modern business leaders think more strategically.  Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Big Picture Thinking Thurs., Sept. 19, Thurs., Sept. 26, & Thurs., Oct. 3, 5:30-9:30p Three-day seminar
Modern business finds itself in an increasingly complicated and ever-changing environment.  This course introduces students to "Big Picture Thinking."  Big Picture Thinking is a tool to help participants think strategically about broader issues that often determine what is possible locally.  Participants will read part of Steven Johnson's How We Got to Now to explore how technological changes can have vast economic and cultural consequences.  Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Marketing, Image-Makers, & Black Panther Fri., Oct.5, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Oct. 6, 8:30a-5:00p 
Negotiation is an integral part of everyday life.  This seminar will introduce you to integrative and distributive negotiation concepts.  It will cover topics such as negotiation styles, generating alternative solutions, and interpersonal dynamics in negotiation.  This seminar will rely on in-class negotiation exercises and self-reflection to develop your negotiation skills. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Negotiation Fri., Nov. 2, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Nov. 3, 8:30a-5:00p 
Negotiation is an integral part of everyday life.  This seminar will introduce you to integrative and distributive negotiation concepts.  It will cover topics such as negotiation styles, generating alternative solutions, and interpersonal dynamics in negotiation.  This seminar will rely on in-class negotiation exercises and self-reflection to develop your negotiation skills. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Marketing Wed., Aug. 27-Oct. 19, 5:30-9:30p Gateway/Downtown Campus
Studies the marketing process as it relates to management, channels of distribution, trends in selling, consumer behavior, promotion and pricing policies, research, communications, and government regulation.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Marketing Tues., Aug. 27-Oct. 19, 5:30-9:30p Westport Campus
See course description above.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Mon. & Wed., Aug. 27-Oct. 19, 2:00-5:00p
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 of older)

Entrepreneurial Marketing Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 27-Dec. 21, 10:00-11:20a
This course introduces participants to the unique marketing issues faced by today's entrepreneurs when creating and growing their businesses.  Participants 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. Participants will develop a comprehensive entrepreneurial marketing plan over the course based on their own business concept.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Innovation, Creativity, and the Entrepreneur Wed., Oct. 29-Dec. 21, 5:30-9:30p
This course introduces participants 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 participant to advance his/her own approaches to creativity in his/her specific field to assist the participant toward realizing what might be done.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)