Audit for Enrichment Spring 2020 Courses | Webster University

Audit for Enrichment Spring 2020 Courses

 following Audit for Enrichment courses are available for Spring 2020 (textbooks are not included in the audit fee).


College of Arts & Sciences 

Topics in Politics:  Trump and Trumpism Mon., Jan. 13 - March 6, 5:30 - 9:30 p 
Exploration & analysis of Trump administration politics & policies Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older), 

Introduction to American Politics Mon., & Wed., Jan. 13 - March 6, 1:00 - 2:50 p
Introduction to the analysis of American institutions and political processes Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older). 

Encounters with History U.S. Slavery Mon., Wed., & Fri, Jan. 13 - May 8, 12:00 - 12:50 p
Surveys the history of African slavery in the U.S. from the origins of the Atlantic slave trade to the final collapse of slavery during the Civil War. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older). 

The Age of Total War: Europe 1890-1945  Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 13 - May 8, 1:30 - 2:50 p
Examines the course of European political, social, and cultural history from the lead-up to the Great War through the devastation of World War II. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Nineteenth Century America Mon. Wed. & Fri., Jan. 13 - May 8, 9:00 - 9:50 a
Survey of U.S. history from early national period to World War I. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Imperialism and Colonialism Tues., & Thurs., Jan. 13 - May 8, 10 - 11:20 a
Explores and analyzses modern imperialism from the 1800s through the era of decolonization Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe Mon., Wed., Fri, Jan. 13 - May 8, 12:00 - 12:50 p
History of gender roles and the ideas and values associated with the creation of those roles in Reformation-era Europe. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

History of England:  Tudor-Stuart Britain  Mon., Wed., & Fri., - Jan. 13 - May 8. 1:00 - 1:50 p
Overview of the political, social, and cultural history of England in the time of the Tudors and Stuarts. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

International Law Thurs., Jan. 13 -March 6, 5:30 -  9:30 p
Introduces public international law, including the law of international institutions. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Thinking Through Religions Mon., Wed., & Fri., Jan. 13 - May 8, 10:00 - 10:50 a
Explores the whys and hows of religion as it supports people in their everyday lives.  Considers various theories for why people are religious, discusses the relationship between religious belief and ethical reasoning. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Introduction to Literature Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 13 - May 8, 10:00 - 11:20 a
This course is designed to introduce non-majors to the perceptive analysis of literature and to enable them to extend their appreciation and enjoyment of literature beyond academic study. We will read, discuss, and write about a wide range of literature drawn from genres including poetry, fiction, and drama. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Sherlock Holmes Thurs., Jan., 13 - March 6,  3:00 - 4:50 p
In this one-credit, introductory-level literature course, we will step into the Victorian world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's renowned detective, Sherlock Holmes. We will read and discuss several Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels, and in doing so we will consider questions of gender, class, race, empire, nationalism, law, and ethics. In addition, we will develop and hone our own powers of observation, reasoning, and logic by close reading and analyzing Doyle's various texts. If there is time, we may also watch and discuss television and film adaptations of Sherlock Holmes, asking questions such as "Why are we still interested in Sherlock Holmes, 150 years later?" and "How and to what end has society used, adapted, and transformed Sherlock Holmes? Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age or older).

Loners, Misfits, and Outsiders Mon.,  Mar. 16 - May 8,  3:00 - 4:50 p 
What does it mean to be a loner, a misfit, or an outsider? American culture admires the idea of individualism, and often celebrates the iconic outsider who follows his or her own rules. While sometimes perceived as visionaries and/or innovators, loners, misfits, and outsiders are just as often perceived as threats to the status quo. Being different typically requires paying a steep price for not fitting in to the so-called norm, and we often shun and ridicule those who fail to conform. Does American culture celebrate loners, misfits, and outsiders, or do we more often socially humiliate and isolate them? Do loners, misfits, and outsiders choose to be loners, misfits, and outsiders, or are they designated as such by their communities? In this class we will explore what it means to be a loner, misfit, or outsider as presented in literature, poetry, art, music, and film. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age or older).

Sport and Exercise Psychology Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 13 - May 8, 10:00 - 11:20 a
This course provides an introduction to sport and exercise psychology. We will discuss how social and psychological variables influence participation and performance in sport and physical activity, adherence to exercise and rehabilitative regimens, and how such participation (or lack of participation) is associated with health and well-being. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Gaming and Digital Life Mon., Wed., & Fri.,  Jan. 13 - May 8, 9:00 - 9:50 a 
The course will explore what makes gaming so addictive. We will also spend time examining the positive (e.g., enhanced cognition) and negative (e.g., addiction) impact gaming has on our everyday lives and society (e.g., sexism). Finally, we will examine how your digital life (e.g., social media, digital communication) positively and negatively intersects with your actual daily experiences. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Child Psychology Mon., Wed., & Fri., Jan. 13 - May 8, 10:00 - 10:50 a
The course examines physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development of the child from conception to adolescence. The course emphasizes language development, achievement, personality, and gender behavior. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Educational Psychology Tues., & Thurs.,  Jan. 13 - May 8, 1:30 - 2:50 p
The course considers learning, cognition, motivation, personality, and emotions in an effort to see the child as a whole person functioning in the school environment. Uses a cross-cultural approach to examine the goals and values of American education.. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).


School of Business & Technology

Business Spreadsheets Tues., & Thurs., Jan. 13 - March 6, 5:30 - 7:30 p
Excel spreadsheets applications used in business plans, analysis of financial statements, and other business applications. May be repeated for credit if content differs. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Business Spreadsheets Tues., Jan. 13 - March 6, 5:30 - 7:30 p Gateway Campus
Excel spreadsheets applications used in business plans, analysis of financial statements, and other business applications. May be repeated for credit if content differs. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Introduction to Business, Mon., Wed., & Fri.,  Jan. 13 - May 8, 12:00 - 12:50 p
Surveys fundamental aspects of American business, including the private enterprise system, forms of business, financing, marketing, personnel, production, quantitative analysis, and government regulations. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Personal Finance Thurs., Mar. 16 - May 8, 5:30 - 9:30 p
Studies principles of managing individual and family income, expenditures, and savings to meet present and future needs. Includes budgeting, investments, insurance, real estate, credit, and taxation. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Entrepreneurial Financial Management Tues., & Thurs., Jan. 13 - May 8, 10:00 - 11:20 a
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 or older).

Survey of Economics  Mon., Jan. 13 - Mar. 6, 5:30 - 9:30 p Gateway Campus
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 or older).

Survey of Economics  Tues., & Thurs.,  Jan. 13 - May 8, 12:00 - 1:00 p
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 or older).

Survey of Economics Thurs.,  Mar. 16 - May 8, 5:30 - 9:30 p Winghaven Campus 
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 or older).

What's My Purpose? Friday 4/17, 5:30 -9:30 p., Sat., 4/18, 8:30 a - 5:30 p, 
Research suggests that knowing your purpose not only adds meaning to life but it also increases motivation and fulfillment. Individuals who know their purpose are more self-award, focused, passionate, and resilient. They are also better friends and employees. So what is your purpose? Do you know? If not you're not alone.  This course will help you begin your journey to discovery! Cost: $150 ($75 for 60 years of age or older).

Introduction to Business Law Wed.,  Mar. 16 - May 8, 5:30 - 9:30 p
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 or older).

Introduction to Business Law, Mon., & Wed., - Jan. 13  - May 8, 8:30 - 9:30 a
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 or older).

Principles of Organizational Behavior Mon., Jan. 13 - May 8, 2:00 - 4:50 p
Presents individual and group processes involved in management-employee relationships; deals with leadership, group dynamics, communications, motivation, morale, power, conflict management, and job design and satisfaction. Includes analysis of modern concepts of participatory management, organizational culture, change, and development. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Principles of Organizational Behavior Tues., Mar 16. - May 8, 5:30 - 9:30 p
Presents individual and group processes involved in management-employee relationships; deals with leadership, group dynamics, communications, motivation, morale, power, conflict management, and job design and satisfaction. Includes analysis of modern concepts of participatory management, organizational culture, change, and development. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Marketing Tues., Mar.16 - May 8, 5:30 - 9:30 p
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).

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 13. - May 8, 10:00 - 11:20 a
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 or older).

Mathematics for Computer Science Tues., Jan. 13. - May 8, 1:30 - 2:50 p
Topics covered include number systems, computer arithmetic, binary, octal, hexadecimal, floating point operations, sets, and Boolean algebra. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Introduction to Mobile Technology Tues. & Thurs.,  Jan. 13. - Mar. 6, 5:30 - 6:30 p
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 or older).

Fear Not!  Friday 2/28, 5:30-9:30 p & Saturday 2/29, 8:30 a -5:00 p 
What are your fears? How is fear stifling your growth? How can you conquer your fears? The majority of our fears are unfounded and never come to pass. Recognizing that we all have fears that can potentially stagnate us, this seminar will identify and explore the business related fears and provide strategies to help participants overcome the fears that hinder performance. Two-day seminar. Attendance Friday Evening and Saturday Day required. Cost: $100 ($50 for 60 years of age or older).


School of Education

Child and Adolescent Development Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 13. - May 8, 12:00 - 1:20 p
Students in this course are presented with theories of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. The emphasis is on developmental processes beginning in early childhood through the teenage years. Theories of development are interrelated and integrated with observations of children and adolescents and discussions of educational applications. Development is studied in the context of family, school, community, and society. Intracultural and intercultural variations in development are examined. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Intro to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 13. - May 8, 12:00 - 1:20 p
This course is designed as an introductory conversational ASL class. Students will learn sign vocabulary, ASL syntax, non-verbal grammatical features, finger spelling, and numbers, with both receptive and expressive activities. In addition, Deaf culture, which is an integral part of learning ASL will be included. Signs will be organized into conversational themes and will be reinforced through various interactive activities that may include interaction with signing Deaf guests and out of class experiences with members of the Deaf community. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Economics and Geography for Global Sustainability Internet , Jan. 13. - May 8
This course is designed to provide elementary, middle and secondary educators the information they need to understand and be able to teach the fundamentals of economics, geography and global sustainability. Economic content includes: economic systems, concepts, and institutions; economic change over time; modern global economics; and the relationship between producers, consumers, and the government. Geography content includes: Physical geography skills (apply and use geographic representations, tools, and resources such as maps, atlases, aerial photographs, globes, etc.), and concepts; locales, regions, nations, and the world relative to location, size, climate, and geology; and how individuals and groups are affected by events on an international and global scale. Sustainability concepts and skills will be integrated throughout the course with emphasis on current environmental and social equity issues as well as systems thinking. Students will explore the interconnectedness of people, profit and planet. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).

Intro to Sustainability Studies Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 13. - May 8, 3:00 - 4:00 p
Introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of sustainability studies, which focuses on the goal of transforming human societies so that we may equitably meet current human needs (such as health, energy, food, shelter, and transportation) while preserving the natural systems required to meet the needs of future generations. Includes 1) frequent writing assignments to allow students to express their understanding of the complex systems that provide the foundation for environmental and human health and well-being and 2) experiential elements (field trips and a campus sustainability project) that allow them to apply and test classroom theories and information. Guest speakers will represent different disciplines that contribute to sustainability studies. Cost: $300 ($150 for 60 years of age or older).