Audit for Enrichment Spring 2019 Courses | Webster University

Audit for Enrichment Spring 2019 Courses

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


School of Communications

Introductory Topics in Media:  Photoshop Fri., Jan. 25th, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Jan. 26th, 9:00a-6:00p
Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Introductory Topics in Media:  InDesign Fri., Feb. 1st, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Feb. 2nd, 9:00a-6:00p
Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Introductory Topics in Media:  Illustrator Fri., Feb. 8th, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Feb. 9th, 9:00a-6:00p
Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Introductory Topics in Media:  Premiere Fri., Feb.15th, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Feb.16th, 9:00a-6:00p
Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Introductory Topics in Media: AfterEffects Fri., Feb. 22nd, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., Feb. 23rd, 9:00a-6:00p
Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Introductory Topics in Media:  Audition Fri., March 1st, 5:30-9:30p & Sat., March 2nd, 9:00a-6:00p
Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

History of Film Tues. & Thurs., Jan.14th-May 10th, 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: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Modern World Cinema Mon. & Wed., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 2:00-4:50p
Participants learn the current trends, styles, and significant development in the filed of cinema.Cost: $400 ($200 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Film Studies:  Grave Tales - Horror in Media Thurs., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 5:30-9:30p
This course deals with topics related to film theory and criticism.  Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)


 

College of Arts & Sciences

Science Fiction and Religion Tues., March 18th-May 10th, 5:30-9:30p
Explores significant relationships between science fiction and the world's religions. Examines how science fiction uses religious themes to develop plot, character, and action, and how understanding religious themes can illuminate and amplify the message and values of science fiction. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Religion & Culture:  Eating & Believing Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 12:00-1:20p
Studies selected areas in which religious institutions and beliefs are influenced by their cultural environment and cultures are influenced and molded by religious ideas. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Religion & Culture:  China's Silk Road Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 1:30-2:50p
Studies selected areas in which religious institutions and beliefs are influenced by their cultural environment and cultures are influenced and molded by religious ideasCost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

19th Century America Mon., Wed., & Fri., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 9:00-9:50a
Survey of U.S. history from early national period to World War I. Examines nationalism and sectionalism in the nineteenth century and analyzes the formation of American identity and values. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Civil War & Reconstruction Mon, Wed, & Fri., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 1:00-1:50p
The Civil War and Reconstruction were pivotal events in the history of the United States and continue to fascinate Americans today. This course will examine the causes of war, the events of the war itself, and the social and political changes that followed in its wake. In addition to examining the battles and the activities of generals and politicians, this course will also examine how women, African Americans, immigrants, and working-class people experienced the war and affected its outcome. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Contemporary Europe:  1945-Present Mon, Wed., & Fri., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 8:00-8:50a
An exploration of European politics, society, and culture from the end of World War II to the present. Topics include postwar reconstruction and the Marshall Plan, the origins of the Cold War, decolonization, feminism and environmentalism, the European Union, and the crisis and fall of the Soviet empire, along with current issues in European affairs. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

American West:  Film, Fiction, & Reality Thurs., March 18th-May 10th, 5:30-9:30p
This course examines the settlement of the American West as well as the role that the region has played in American culture throughout the country's history. Students will learn about the history of the West as a region for the earliest days of European exploration through the 20th century. Particular attention will be paid to the late 19th century, when western expansion was at its peak. We will examine western expansion from the perspectives of both American settlers and the Native Americans already living in the region. Students will learn about the diversity of the West throughout its history, and how the "Old West" of cowboys and gunslingers was only part of the story. We will also discuss the reasons why the popular perception of the "Old West" has lingered as a romanticized image in American culture. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

History of Economic Crises Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 12:00-1:20p
Studies the genesis and development of economic institutions within societies, with attention to economic theories, productivity factors, and wealth distribution. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Intro to American Politics Thurs., March 18th-May 10th, 5:30-9:30p
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 of older)

Politics and Gender Mon., March 18th-May 10th, 5:30-9:30p
Interdisciplinary examination of women in the public sphere. Draws on studies in history, political science, sociology, and psychology in order to understand more fully the role of women in politics and society. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Interdisciplinary Approach to Politics:  Politics in Film & Fiction Mon. & Wed., March 18th-May 10th, 2:00-4:50p
Integrates the contributions of film into the study of politics and the role politics plays in the nongovernmental arena. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Civil Liberties and the Law Mon., Jan. 14-March 8th, 5:30-9:30p
Focuses on the liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Examines First Amendment protections for speech, press, and religion. Explores the significant changes in approach to due process and equal protection of law. Emphasizes case law and political analysis of judicial decision making. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Introduction to Law Mon,, Wed., & Fri., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 9:00-9:50a
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 of older)

Contemporary Moral Problems Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 1:30-2:50p
Examines the opposing positions typically taken in discussions of contemporary moral problems, such as euthanasia, the death penalty, pornography, animal rights, and world hunger. The focus is on developing and critically analyzing reasons used to support a moral position. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Social and Political Philosophy Mon., March 18th-May 10th, 5:30-9:30p
Introduces philosophical issues and concepts of political thought from antiquity to the present day through examination, from different perspectives, of democracy, sovereignty and authority, justice, liberty, and the relationship between the individual and the state. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Worlds of Romance Mon,, Wed., & Fri., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 11:00-11:50a
Explores romance texts from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Examines the distinctive features of the romance genre and includes medieval romances, gothic novels, and science fiction film. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Literature:  Diaries, Journals, and Blogs Thurs., Jan. 14-March 8th, 3:00-4:50p
Exposes participants to a broad range of literary texts organized around a central topic, theme or genre. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Literature:  Intro to LGBTQ & Literature Thurs., March 18th-May 10th, 3:00-4:50p
Exposes participants to a broad range of literary texts organized around a central topic, theme or genre. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Topics in Literature:  Intro to Norse Mythology Mon., March 18th-May 10th, 3:00-4:50p
Exposes participants to a broad range of literary texts organized around a central topic, theme or genreCost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity Mon., Wed., & Fri., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 12:00-12:50
The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the psychological and social issues relevant to sexual orientation and gender diversity.  Students will be encouraged to think critically about topics such as developmental issues, identity, families, relationships, intersections with race and ethnicity, mental health, physical health, minority stress, work and career concerns, and attitudes toward minority communities.  Throughout the course, cultural and international issues will be discussed, and an emphasis will be placed on an empirical approach to the science and practice of psychologyCost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Psychology of Judgment & Decision Making Mon,, Wed., & Fri., Jan. 14th-May 10th, 10:00-10:50a
Provides a survey of current theories of human judgment and decision making. Includes an examination of judgment and decision making under a variety of social conditions. Student examines how people make personality judgments about themselves and others; how people attribute causation to human behavior; and how people make estimates about uncertain outcomes. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)