Audit for Enrichment Fall 2019 Courses | Webster University

Audit for Enrichment Fall 2019 Courses

The following Audit for Enrichment courses are available for Fall 2019 (textbooks are not included in the audit fee).


School of Communications

Film and Television Appreciation Mon., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 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), plus an additional lab fee of $5.00

History of Film Tues, & Thurs., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 12:00-2:50p
Participants learn the basics of the film medium and its development as an art form.  Students view films weekly, discuss them in their historical settings, analyze them for directorial style, and evaluate them as forms of art and entertainment.Cost: $400 ($200 for 60 years of age of older)

Modern World Cinema Mon. & Wed., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 2:00-5:00p
Participants learn the current trends, styles, and significant development in the field of cinema. Cost: $400 ($200 for 60 years of age of older), plus an additional lab fee of $30.00

Public Speaking Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 12:00-1:20p
Participants learn the organization, development, and delivery of a variety of formal public speeches.  The course includes public speeches and a variety of other speaking exercises to help students adapt to audiences and contexts, solve delivery problems and build confidence.  Activities also help the participant develop realistic evaluations of various speaking occasions. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older), plus an additional lab fee of $40.00

Public Speaking Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 1:30-2:50p
See course description above. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older), plus an additional lab fee of $40.00

Media Literacy Mon. & Wed., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 2:00-3:20p
Participants 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 of older)


College of Arts & Sciences

Elementary Latin:  Level I Mon., Wed., & Fri., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 9:00-9:50a
This course introduces the language and culture of ancient Rome.  The acquisition of vocabulary, grammatical forms, and linguistic structures enables students to decipher complex Latin sentences and encourages them to think critically about the nature of this language, and that of their own native language.  The cultural content of this course touches on the roots of Western civilization and develops participants intercultural skills. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Elementary Language:  Ancient Greek - Level I Mon., Wed., & Fri., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 4:00-4:50p
This course develops listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills.  The goal is fluency in basic linguistic structures needed for expression in everyday situations and the recognition of challenges in intercultural communication. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Encounters with History:  Memory, Museums, & Public Speaking Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 12:00-1:20p
A topics course devoted to an in-depth examination of chronological subperiods or distinctive themes in history. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

The World System since 1500 Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 10:00-11:20a
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 of older)

Intro to Western Religions Mon. & Wed., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 12:00-1:20p
This course provides a basic framework for approaching the major religious and philosophical traditions of the West, meaning those derived from the Mediterranean and Arabic worlds.  The student is introduced to the ideas, rituals, and practices of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, with reference also to Greek and Roman religions, Zoroastrianism, and related religions.  By studying the religious issues of the Near East, the Middle East, and Europe, one gleans an awareness and appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of the Americas and the West. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Culture:  Chinese Culture Through Film Mon., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 2:00-5:00p
An introduction to the culture, including customs, history, literature, and arts of a particular region or country, taught by faculty trained and experienced in the target culture or language.  Through themes, participants will learn about the historical and sociopolitical contexts for areas where the target culture differs significantly from U.S. culture and develop their intercultural competence skills.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Culture: Russian Film Wed., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 5:30-8:30p
An introduction to the culture, including customs, history, literature, and arts of a particular region or country, taught by faculty trained and experienced in the target culture or language. Through themes, participants will learn about the historical and sociopolitical contexts for areas where the target culture differs significantly from U.S. culture and develop their intercultural competence skills.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Culture: German Fairy Tales Tues. &Thurs., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 1:30-2:50p
An introduction to the culture, including customs, history, literature, and arts of a particular region or country, taught by faculty trained and experienced in the target culture or language. Through themes, participants will learn about the historical and sociopolitical contexts for areas where the target culture differs significantly from U.S. culture and develop their intercultural competence skills.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Culture: Kanjo/Calligraphy Fri., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 1:00-1:50p
An introduction to the culture, including customs, history, literature, and arts of a particular region or country, taught by faculty trained and experienced in the target culture or language. Through themes, participants will learn about the historical and sociopolitical contexts for areas where the target culture differs significantly from U.S. culture and develop their intercultural competence skills.  Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Culture: Germans and Food Mon., Aug. 26-Oct. 18, 5:30-9:30p
An introduction to the culture, including customs, history, literature, and arts of a particular region or country, taught by faculty trained and experienced in the target culture or language. Through themes, participants will learn about the historical and sociopolitical contexts for areas where the target culture differs significantly from U.S. culture and develop their intercultural competence skills.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Culture: Bread Across Cultures Thurs., Aug. 26-Oct. 18, 5:30-8:30p
An introduction to the culture, including customs, history, literature, and arts of a particular region or country, taught by faculty trained and experienced in the target culture or language. Through themes, participants will learn about the historical and sociopolitical contexts for areas where the target culture differs significantly from U.S. culture and develop their intercultural competence skills.  Cost: $200 ($100 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Culture: Food & Identity in the Hispanic World Thurs., Oct. 28-Dec. 20, 5:30-9:30p
An introduction to the culture, including customs, history, literature, and arts of a particular region or country, taught by faculty trained and experienced in the target culture or language. Through themes, participants will learn about the historical and sociopolitical contexts for areas where the target culture differs significantly from U.S. culture and develop their intercultural competence skills.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Culture: Italian Culture on the Menu Mon., Oct. 28-Dec. 20, 5:30-9:30p
An introduction to the culture, including customs, history, literature, and arts of a particular region or country, taught by faculty trained and experienced in the target culture or language. Through themes, participants will learn about the historical and sociopolitical contexts for areas where the target culture differs significantly from U.S. culture and develop their intercultural competence skills.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Culture: French Culture Through Film Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 8:30-9:50a
An introduction to the culture, including customs, history, literature, and arts of a particular region or country, taught by faculty trained and experienced in the target culture or language. Through themes, participants will learn about the historical and sociopolitical contexts for areas where the target culture differs significantly from U.S. culture and develop their intercultural competence skills.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Elementary Chinese Level I Mon., Wed., & Fri., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 11:00-11:50a
This course develops listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The goal is fluency in basic linguistic structures needed for expression in everyday situations and the recognition of challenges in intercultural communication. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Elementary Japanese Level I Mon., Wed., & Fri., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 10:00-10:50a
This course develops listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The goal is fluency in basic linguistic structures needed for expression in everyday situations and the recognition of challenges in intercultural communication. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Elementary Spanish Level I Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thurs., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 9:00-9:50a
This course develops listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The goal is fluency in basic linguistic structures needed for expression in everyday situations and the recognition of challenges in intercultural communication. Cost: $400 ($200 for 60 years of age of older)

ESL Pronunciation Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 26-Oct. 18, 10:00-11:20a
This course strengthens and improves listening comprehension, oral discussion, research reading, expository writing and note-taking skills, appropriate to each individual student's needs. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

ESL Research Writing Mon. & Wed., Aug. 26-Oct. 18, 11:00a-1:00p
This course strengthens and improves listening comprehension, oral discussion, research reading, expository writing and note-taking skills, appropriate to each individual student's needs. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)


School of Business & Technology

Business Spreadsheets Thurs., Aug. 26-Oct. 18, 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 Mon., Aug. 26-Oct. 18, 5:30-7:30p Winghaven Campus
See course description above. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Entrepreneurial Financial Management Tues. & Thurs, Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 1:30 - 2:50p Gateway Campus
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 of older)

Entrepreneurial Financial Management Wed., Aug. 26-Oct. 18, 5:30-8:30p Gateway Campus
See course description above. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Entrepreneurial Financial Management Wed., Oct. 28-Dec. 20, 5:30-8:30p Westport Campus
See course description above. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Survey of Economics Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 8:30-9:50a
This course provides students 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., Oct. 28-Dec. 20, 5:30-9:30p
See course description above. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Business Law Tues., Oct. 28-Dec. 20, 5:30-9:30p
This course introduces students to legal concepts that influence business relationships, decisions, and practices.  Topics introduced include:  structuring business transactions by contracts; legal forms of business organizations; legal aspects of financial transactions; laws related to property (including intellectual property); business-related torts (civil liability only); and business related crimes.  These topics are approached from a "law for managers" perspective. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Computer Programming I Mon, Wed., & Fri., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 1:00-1:50p
This course introduces students to the C++ language in order to teach programming as a systematic discipline and as a problem-solving tool.  Acquaints students with fundamental concepts of computers, information processing, algorithms, and programs. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Computer Programming I Mon., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 5:30-8:30p
See course description above. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Business Mathematics Tues., Aug. 26-Oct. 18, 5:30-9:30p
This course provides the student with a variety of opportunities to strengthen math skills necessary for analyzing numerical information and solving practical business problems.  Students will learn to translate business-related problems into simple equations.  Topics include applications of ration and proportion, computing taxes, commercial discounts, simple and compound interest, basic statistics, and graphs. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Marketing Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 26-Dec. 20, 10:00-11:20a
This course 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 Thurs., Aug. 26-Oct. 18, 5:30-9:30p
See course description above. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Marketing Mon., Oct. 28-Dec. 20, 5:30-9:30p Gateway 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. 26-Oct. 18, 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. 26-Dec. 20, 10:00-11:20a
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 growth and maintenance phases.  Students sill 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. 28-Dec. 20, 5:30-9:30p
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 in 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 of older)