Also listed here-following SCED-prefix courses--are sections of departmental courses sponsored this semester by the School of Community Education.
Courses with the SCED designation are offered with the approval of the Wittenberg faculty through the School of Community Education. They appear in the Evening and Weekend schedule exclusively. Although designed primarily for adult/non-traditional students in the Organizational Leadership and Health Care Leadership programs, most of them are also open to traditional students who meet stated prerequisites. Where appropriate, the Dean allocates a fixed number of places for traditional students in these and other SCE-sponsored courses, and registration for these places is through the regular procedure. In cases where the Dean's allocation has been filled, traditional students need his signature on a Course Change (ADD) form in order to register. Adult students enroll through the normal SCE process.
SCED 200L Liberal Studies Colloquium: Individualism and Commitment in American Public Life.
Dr Jerry Pankhurst, Professor of Sociology
The foundation of the adult degree program and an intellectual orientation to Wittenberg for adults. The Colloquium (Latin for "speaking together") introduces students to a mature level of critical thinking, research processes, and both written and oral expression. We'll pursue this development through the study of the topic: Individualism and Commitment in American Public Life.
Over 150 years ago, the French traveler Alexis de Tocqueville marveled that Americans had certain "habits of the heart" that allowed us to successfully create and sustain the American republic. He emphasized the American approach to family life, public life, and religion as elements in our successful experiment in democracy. Today, some claim that individualism has become so rampant in America that it is destroying our public life. It is feared that Americans are so divided that we no longer have enough in common to sustain a vision of the good society.
This course will ask some of the following questions:
What does it mean to be a good citizen?
What must we have in common to sustain a society?
What differences represent a threat to social cohesion?
Is our society making moral progress? What does that mean?
Does material progress make moral progress more or less difficult?
To what extent is society responsible for the problems faced by individuals?
Has popular culture corrupted American manners and morals?
We will use Robert Bellah's book, Habits of the Heart, to begin to address these questions. We will also consider collateral readings that will update and challenge the original views of that book. Patterns of diversity and social change compel us to view the issues of individualism and commitment differently than do the authors of Habits.
In this regard, one significant set of issues arises as we place ourselves on the global stage. Thus, we will also explore ways in which the questions we ask of our own country apply more and more to a globalizing world. Is it possible to envision the world as a "single place," as some thinkers would have us do? Is it appropriate to contemplate global citizenship? Is it possible to be a good citizen of America, but a bad world citizen? Where do our obligations as world citizens come together with or conflict with our obligations as Americans? What do "human rights" and "common humanity" demand of us on the local and global stage? What problems does excessive individualism cause for world society? Such issues will animate the second part of the course.
SCED 300-01 Issues: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
Mrs. Cathy Balas.
The successful manager must learn to perceive and even appreciate the many sides to an issue, must articulate point and counterpoint in discussions, and must lead groups to a productive common ground. These capabilities are the focus of this course. We will analyze the principles and techniques used to establish an interest-based approach to conflict resolution. The focus is on applications in negotiations and facilitation in personal and workplace settings, drawing on the research of members of the Harvard Negotiation Roundtable. In addition to analysis of leading scholarly material, we will also engage in case studies from the Harvard Negotiation Project as well as negotiation and conflict simulations. Classroom sessions are highly experiential, and this course uses the @witt/@home format, combining limited classroom meetings, team activities outside class, and web-supported interactive learning. Mrs. Balas will make special provision for younger students with limited work experience. She is Personnel Director for the Clark County Commissioners and is known to many Witt students through her creative Human Resources Management course.
SCED 300-02 Issues: Marketing Planning in Organizations
Analyzes the process of planning, implementing, and monitoring marketing efforts in a wide range of organizations--retail, wholesale, manufacturing, finance, service, and not-for-profit. Provides a basic foundation in marketing principles with the goal of enabling leaders to work effectively with marketing professionals in developing effective campaigns. Learners will work in teams to develop marketing plans for their organizations, large and small.
SCED 320 The Legal Environment of Health Care Practice
Mr. Richard Sites.
A requirement in the Health Care Leadership Program, this course is a critical examination of the laws and regulations governing health care delivery in the United States. Topics include the foundations, development, and application of tort law, licensing and accreditation, liability of providers and institutions, regulatory control, and bioethics. Students are to develop not only an understanding of "legal content" but of the philosophical and policy-level principles that give rise to the body of laws and regulations; they are to demonstrate their understanding by making properly grounded and legally defensible applications to particular cases throughout the course. Uses the @witt/@home format, combining limited classroom meetings and web-supported interactive learning. Mr. Sites (J.D., University of Denver College of Law) is General Counsel /for the Ohio Hospital Association.
SCED 400 Senior Leadership Seminar
Dr. Elma Lee Moore.
Adult students synthesize their learning from previous study and experience and develop it into a major report. In this report, students typically identify a problem or process in an organizational setting, provide analysis, present options, and propose appropriate action. The inquiry process, developed in conjunction with the instructor and through activities with the group, addresses the dimensions of both management and leadership. Students present their report in writing to the instructor and orally to the seminar group. The report also serves as the basis for the oral senior assessment presentation for the Liberal Studies major -taking the form of an executive briefing. This course uses the @witt/@home format, combining limited classroom meetings and web-supported interactive learning. Dr. Moore is Director of Adult Leadership Programs.
GEOL 110B Introduction to Geology
Dr. David Miller
See the description under the Geology heading. Dr. Miller (Ph.D., Ohio State University University) is on the faculty at Clark State Community College. The all-day April field trip to Cedar Bog and Ohio Caverns is integral to the course, which meets the Natural World lab course requirement.
Mr. Garry Barhorst
See the description under the Mathematics heading. Mr. Barhorst (M.A., Ohio State University) is Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics. He teaches algebraic math at Springfield North High School and has taught Calculus at Wittenberg. He is a recipient of the Clark County Teacher of theYear award.
MGT 260S-9W Organizational Behavior
Mr. Ron Larsen.
We will examine the behavior of people in formal organizations, with work organizations being the principal object. In our examination, we will consider individual behavior and motivation; we will explore the relationships between individuals-communication, team and other group dynamics, leadership, influence, power; and we will study key organizational characteristics-structure, culture, and adaptation to environmental changes (especially the balancing of stability and change. The emphasis will be on using applicable theories to analyze and improve individual, team, and organizational performance. Students will have flexibility in establishing personal course objectives but must also manifest a high degree of initiative and responsibility in achieving them. This course uses the new @witt/@home format, combining limited classroom meetings and web-supported interactive learning. Mr. Larsen, a management consultant with the EdVantage Group, worked for many years in training and development for the NCR Corporation. He is past president of the American Society for Training and Development-Western Ohio Chapter.
MUSI 110A-Understanding Music
Dr. Steven Siek
See the description under the Music heading. Dr. Siek is Adjunct Professor of Music. Activities include attendance at selected concerts, with students purchasing their own tickets.
RELI 101R-World Religions
Dr. Patricia Mumme
See the description under the Religion heading, and note: Dr. Mumme (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) has developed this course as a rotating topic. This term it will focus on four great traditions: Hindu, Buddhist, Judaic, and Islamic. The course uses the @witt/@home format, combining limited classroom meetings and interactive web-supported learning.
RUSS 106F Russian for Professionals II
Dr. Lila Zaharkov, Associate Professor of Languages.
Second course in a two-course sequence. This sequence introduces students to Russia's language and culture. Specifically created for the adult learner, the course meets once a week for 2 hours, using the most up-to-date methodology, which includes the use of video, multimedia language laboratory and web-accessed exercises that allow students to work with classroom material at their own pace, taking into account the particular demands of adult students. The textbook is accompanied by a manual written by the instructor to enable students to work on assignments between class sessions. (Limited to six students.)
SPAN 105 Spanish for Professionals I
Dr. Lillian Franklin, Associate Professor of Languages and Mr. John Cantrell, Adjunct Instructor of Languages.
First course of a two-course sequence enabling adult students to achieve language competency goals within the context of their professional and personal interests. Very small classes, close attention, and use of a variety of resources are designed to develop competencies in the speaking, listening, reading, and writing of Spanish. Dr. Franklin and Mr. Cantrell will divide the group into two sections according to students' expressed interests.