Audit for Enrichment Courses Summer 2016

The following Audit for Enrichment courses are available for Summer 2016 (textbooks are not included in the audit fee).


College of Arts & Sciences

Religion & Film:  Catholics:  History & Hollywood Wed., June 6th-July 29th, 5:30-9:30 pm
This course surveys the fascinating history of Roman Catholicism in America from the arrival of the Franciscan missionaries up to the present.  Participants will learn about Catholic explorers, mystics, firebrands, writers, powerful churchmen, and fighters of social justice.  In particular, the course will examine the contribution of Catholic women.  During the course, participants will view important movie portrayals of Roman Catholics such as:  "Going My Way," "On the Waterfront," "The Lilies of the Field," "The shoes of the Fisherman," and "The Hoodlum Priest."  The course will also cover the influence of Catholics on writing the Hollywood Production Code and forming the Legion of Decency.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Syllabus (click here to view) Required textbook:  James T. Fisher Catholics in America, Oxford University Press  Professor:  Steve Werner (swerner@webster.edu)

Elementary French:  Level 1 Mon. & Wed., June 6th-July 29th, 5:30-7:30 pm
This is a course for beginners (or those needing to begin again) with an emphasis on oral communication.  Classroom time is spent practicing the language in a cultural context, with grammar explanations as needed. Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbooks:  Mais Oui! (Introductory French and Francophone Culture - 5th Edition), Publisher:  Heinle & Mais Oui! (Student Activities Manual, 5th Edition), Publisher:  Heinle  Professor:  Camille Fernandez (cfernandez54@webster.edu)

Elementary Spanish:  Level 1 Tues. & Thurs., June 6th-July 29th, 5:30-7:30 pm
This course develops listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills.  The goal is fluency in basic Spanish structure needed for expression in everyday situations.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbooks:  Portafolio (Volume 1:  Portafolio de Actividades), Publisher:  Macgraw Hill & Portafolio Workbook - Volume 1, Publisher:  Macgraw HIll  Professor:  Haydee Taylor Arnold (htaylorarnold98@webster.edu)

Introduction to Law Location:  Gateway Campus Mon., June 6th-July 29th, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This course introduces participants 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.  Participants will be introduced to legal terminology, the court system and the nature of legal reasoning.  Further, students will integrate their old 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)  Required textbook:  TBD Professor:  Judge Paula Bryant (paulabryant28@webster.edu)

Twentieth Century U.S. History Mon, Tues., Wed., & Thurs., May 9th-May 27th, 9:00-11:50 a.m.
This course surveys twentieth century United States history.  The class will focus on social and political history.  The course introduces broad themes and specific topics.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook:  Give Me Liberty:  An American History (Seagull 4th Edition, Volume 2), Eric Foner  Professor:  John Chappell (chappejo@webster.edu)


School of Business

Management Theory and Practices Tues., June 6th-July 29th, 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 or older)  Required textbook:  TBD  

Stress Management Location:  Gateway Campus Wed., June 6th-July 29th, 5:30-9:30 pm
This course 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 or older)  Required textbook:  TBD  

Women in Management Location:  Westport Campus Thurs., June 6th-July 29th, 5:30-9:30 pm
This course is designed to increase women's expertise in achieving success in management through a theoretical, issues-oriented analysis of problems facing women in male-oriented organizations.  Goes beyond sex-role stereotypes and labels to expand women's potential for achievement, leadership, and power.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older)  Required textbook:  TBD  

Marketing Thurs., June 6th-July 29th, 5:30-9:30 pm
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 or older)  Required textbook:  TBD  

Introduction to Entrepreneurhsip and Small Business Management Mon., June 6th-July 29th, 5:30-9:30 pm
This course introduces the concept of entrepreneurship and its relationship with small business.  This course focused 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)  Required textbook:  TBD  


School of Communications

Digital Basic Photography Mon. & Wed., June 6th-July 29th, 12:30-3:20 pm
This course covers basic concepts and practice of digital photography, including understanding and use of the camera lenses, and other basic photographic equipment, and basic digital manipulations.  Participants may use their own cameras if appropriate (RAW capture and fully manual options), or may check one out from the University.  Cost*:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older) plus an additional $50 lab charge to cover ink and storage device  Required textbook:  TBD  Professor:  David Moore (davidmoore05@webster.edu)

Interpersonal Communication Location:  Gateway Campus Wed., June 6th-July 29th, 5:30-9:30 pm
Participants learn to apply the contexts and skills associated with interpersonal communication competence, the intrapersonal constructs necessary for effective interpersonal communication, as well as skills and behaviors associated with relating with others.  Topics include:  self-disclosure, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict.  Cost:  $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older) Required textbook:  TBD