Audit for Enrichment Summer 2018 Courses | Webster University

Audit for Enrichment Summer 2018 Courses

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


College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Law Tues, May 28-July 27, 5:30-9:30 PM
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)

Phenomena Who or What is Jesus Wed, June 4-July 27, 5:30-9:30 PM
Jesus of Nazareth is the most significant figure in human history. Over two billion people are religious followers of him. Countless pieces of music, art, and theater are based on his story and the stories of his followers. Great cathedrals have been erected in his name. So, who is Jesus? What did he say and do? What are the religious beliefs about him? What is Jesus? Was he a Messiah, a teacher, a Zealot, a revolutionary, or the the Son of God? Come find out about this fascinating figure and decide for yourself: “Who or what is Jesus?” Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Twentieth-Century United States Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, May 14-June 1, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Survey of U.S. history from World War I to the present. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)



School of Communications

Introduction to Special Effects Makeups Friday, June 1, 5:30-9:30 PM & Saturday, June 2, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Filmmakers, stage directors, and cosplayers all need to be able to whip up convincing looking effects makeups.  Using professional materials, participants will create realistic wounds, scars, age makeups, and some slightly more advanced buildups.  Lab fee covers the cost of materials and participants will take home a kit to work on their own. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older) + Additional $200

Introduction to Prop Weapon Molding and Casting Friday, July 6, 5:30-9:30 PM & Saturday, July 7, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Working with realistic prop weapons is an important aspect of film, stage, and the costuming hobby, but different situations dictate that those weapons be of different materials- from metal originals to urethane and soft rubber castings.  Using professional molding and casting materials and techniques, participants will mold and cast a prop weapon. The casting techniques that will be covered are applicable to situations other than weapons.  Lab fee covers the cost of materials and participants will take home their original mold and at least two castings. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older) + Additional $100



School of Business

Management Theory and Practices Thurs, June 4-July 27, 5:30-9:30 PM
This course presents a broad view of management theory and practices, classical to modern. It examines the basic management functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. It also covers such issues as ethical decision making and social responsibility, innovation, globalization, and working with a diverse work force. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Management Theory and Practices Thurs, June 4-July 27, 5:30-9:30 PM, Westport
See description above. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Stress Management Tues, June 4-July 27, 5:30-9:30 PM, Gateway Campus        
Studies the impact of stress conditions within organizations and how they impair effective communication and organizational perceptions of organizational behavior. Involves a holistic approach to emotional and physiological stress management. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older) 

Survey of Economics Mon, June 4-July 27, 5:30-9:30 PM
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 Mon, June 4-July 27, 5:30-9:30 PM, Westport
See description above. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Marketing Weds, June 4-July 27, 5:30-9:30 PM
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)

Business Mathematics Tues, June 4-July 27, 5:30-9:30 PM, Westport
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 ratio and proportion, computing taxes, commercial discounts, simple and compound interest, basic statistics, and graphs. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Business Mathematics Tues, June 4-July 27, 5:30-9:30 PM, Gateway Campus
See description above. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age of older)

Negotiations Friday, June 15, 5:30-9:30 PM & Saturday, June 16, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
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. The seminar will rely on in-class negotiation exercises and self-reflection to develop your negotiation skills. Two-day seminar. Attendance Friday Evening and Saturday Day required. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

Big Picture Thinking Friday, June 22, 5:30-9:30 PM & Saturday, June 23, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
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 students think strategically about broader issues that often determine what is possible locally. Students will read part of Steven Johnson’s How We Got to Now to explore how technological changes can have vast economic and cultural consequences. Two-day seminar. Attendance Friday Evening and Saturday Day required. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)

The Lean Startup Friday, June 29, 5:30-9:30 PM & Saturday, June 30, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Some of the most successful companies started with extremely brief business plans. Apple's plan was seven pages; Southwest Airlines put its plan on the back of a napkin. With the increasing availability of open-source software and quick to market internet and mobile templates, time from company concept to market is getting shorter. In this environment, the long, detailed business plan is being replaced by the flexible business model. The concept of the lean startup is taking hold. Entrepreneurs must be prepared to subject their vision to extreme uncertainty and to discover, iterate their model, and pivot.

This seminar will be in the format of the increasingly popular start-up weekend. During the online portion of the course, students will have the opportunity to develop their own start-up business models using "The Business Model Canvas" and will read and prepare two business cases examining successful early stage startups. During the live sessions, students will discuss the two success stories and work collaboratively to validate their own business models. Two-day seminar. Attendance Friday Evening and Saturday Day required. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age of older)