Academics

J Session

 J Session

J Session

The accelerated January or “J” session runs from Monday, January 6 – Friday, January 17, ending just before Spring Semester (which begins on Tuesday, January 21).  Students are permitted to take one J session 3-credit hour course per academic year.  Students may decide to take a J Session course to accelerate their degree progress, or they may decide to participate in J Session to lighten their academic course load during the Spring semester. The contact hours for each J Session course will be the same (37.5) for a course taken during a regular semester.

Students should contact their Academic Advisor for more detailed information. Registration for J Session begins on Monday, October 7.

BUS 299 Topics in Business: Project Management

Focuses on contemporary project management techniques, including quality, communication, expanded role definitions, leadership principles and scalable approach to projects. Exploration of the discipline of project management through active participation in project stages of selection, initiation, planning, execution, and closing.

CMP 111 Communication & Search Applications

Introduces MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer and their use as communication and search tools. Includes both basic and advanced hands-on applications.
Prerequisite: Typing Speed Test score of 28 or more.

PLS 122 American National Government

Attempts to comprehend the workings of a democratic system wherein power is shared by many forces and individuals. Includes study of current events, reading, and discussion for the purpose of achieving a new grasp of the American system.

SWK 399 Enduring Questions: Social Justice Common Good

In this course, students will examine individual and collective social responsibility in the creation of just systems of service. This course draws on the differing disciplines and perspectives in exploring the notion of the common good. A principal focus of the course will be whether and how commitment to the common good is compatible both with respect for cultural and religious differences and with justice in social life. The course is structured around the comparative exercise of conceiving, measuring and achieving goals of a well-functioning society. What is well-being, how do individuals and societies determine it, and how do leaders help communities to achieve it? In defining the common good, which interests are prioritized and which are left out?

SWK 499/Hybrid Topics in Social Work: Parent Child Attachment

One of the most important early relationships human being develop is with parents or primary care givers, since they are among the very first individuals with whom children come into contact when they enter the world.  While a general understanding exists in modern society that parents should protect their children, the realities of life sometimes tell a different story.  This course uses Attachment Theory as a paradigm from which to examine several approaches and theorist viewpoints to the impact of early interactions on an individual’s later relationships.

This is a hybrid course utilizing the Sakai management system.

Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.

THS 101 Introduction to Religious Studies

Assists students in recognizing religious dimensions of human person, helping them to appreciate the value and role of religion in daily life. Further, the course examines ways in which religious experience has been evoked, expressed, and interpreted in various world religions. The personal, social and moral implications of religious experience are explored theologically.

THS 299 Topics in Theology: Catholic Bioethics

This course introduces students to fundamental Roman Catholic moral theology, and considers both the main principles as well as contemporary debates and applications of bioethics. The principal topics addressed will include health care ethics, end of life issues, reproductive ethical issues, genetics and genetic engineering and research issues.

EDU 613 Current and Emerging Technologies in Education

Integrates practical uses of educational technology with theoretical, philosophical, and ethical aspects of teaching and learning through appropriate application of instructional design principles. This course provides entry level through advanced technology instruction in the use of computers, multimedia technologies, Internet curriculum planning, implementations, revisions, assessment, and computer-based portfolio assessment. Skills introduced in the first module will be integrated with introductory instructional design concepts and assessment and evaluation procedures to produce authentic experiences across the K-12 curriculum. This course meets several of the technology proficiency standards set forth by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).

EDU 642 Reading & Writing in P-12 Classroom

Reviews a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support reading and writing instruction including grade and age appropriate instructional grouping options (individual, small-group, whole-class, and computer based) as appropriate for accomplishing given purposes. Students will explore a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, and methods, including technology-based practices, for learners at different stages of development and from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds as well as the use of curriculum materials in effective reading instruction for learners at different stages of reading and writing development and from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.