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: The Power of Story
Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz
The foundation of the adult degree program and an intellectual orientation to Wittenberg for adults. Also open to a limited number of traditional students. 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, The Power of Story.
Our principal concern will be to consider the ethical affects of story in comparison to those of scientific and philosophical theory. (Ethics--from the Greek ethos : character--the developed inner structure that shapes our conduct.) Story is the form of narrative expression that ranges from childhood tales through scriptural parables through the most complex works of literature. One need only think of The Little Engine That Could to see how story epitomizes and shapes the values of a culture (in this case, American) and affects attitudes toward such life-issues as adversity, personal limitations, and authority. We will read and discuss a range of stories with strong ethical themes--among them: Their eyes were watching god (Zora Neal Hurston); Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo); Barabbas (Par Lagerkvist); For the New Intellectual (Ayn Rand); Girl, Interrupted (Susanna Kaysen; The Last Temptation of Christ (Nikos Kazantzakis). We will also consider one of the most profound problems of social ethics--that of poverty amid wealth--and will compare the approaches of philosophy, economic analysis, and literary narrative as means of illuminating the problem and inciting engagement. Finally, we will use our exercise in reading and thinking about ethics to consider a fundamental issue of human knowledge--the power and limits of scientific inquiry vs. the nebulous but compelling power of story. Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz (Ph.D., University of South Florida) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy.
SCED 300 Issues: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
Mrs. Cathy Balas.
These skills are a must in today's managerial environment, one characterized by contrasting personal styles, cultural experiences, and clashing opinions. 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 goals of this course. Our focus will be on applications in negotiation and facilitation in personal and workplace settings. We will draw upon the works of Roger Fisher, William Ury, and others associated with the Harvard Negotiation Roundtable and those of Roy Lewicki and his associates at The Ohio State University. In addition to analysis of scholarly materials, the course also includes case studies, negotiation and conflict simulations, use of web-based materials, and a survey of other contemporary writers. This course uses the @witt/@home format, combining classroom meetings, team activities outside of class, and other web-supported interactive activities. Mrs. Balas (M.A., Central Michigan University) is Director of Employee Relations/Personnel for the Clark County Commissioners and has designed and taught several courses at Wittenberg.
SCED 300-02 Issues: Organization Development
Mr. Danal Neal
While formally an application of behavioral theory to organizational structures, in common terms, OD is a form of change management. The change in question may be one that has occurred due to the intrusion of events—e.g., a merger or the introduction of a new technology. Or it may be one that ought to happen—e.g., the infusion of a proactive and customer-focused approach in an organization that has become stodgy and turf-ridden. Essentially, OD is the means of organizing and empowering people to meet changed or changing conditions. The tools available for leading an OD effort include assessment, team-building, training/coaching, and leadership development. Through a case-oriented approach, we will consider selected OD theories and will test these by practicing planning and implementation activities. Dr. Neal (Ed.D., University of Tennessee) is Executive Manager of the Electrical Contractors Association, Western Ohio Chapter and brings a lengthy experience in training and development.
SCED 300-03 Issues: Managing the Medical Insurance Liability Crisis
Mr. Richard Sites
The course addresses this issue from the standpoint of a leader/manager in a health care setting or any other organization. We will begin will an analysis of the nature and extent of the problem and its effects on the health care delivery system. Our analysis will include the incidence of patient injury and the processes in place to reduce it. We will devote particular attention to the roles of insurance companies, lawyers, and courts in precipitating or exacerbating the problem, and will conclude with a consideration of potential solutions. Mr. Sites (J.D., University of Denver College of Law) is General Counsel for the Ohio Hospital Association.
SCED 320 The Legal Environment of Health Care Practice
Mr. John Green
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. John Green (J.D., Ohio Northern University School of Law) is an associate with the firm of Porter, Wright, Morris, and Arthur.
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.
ART 498 Senior Studio Thesis Seminar
Mr. Edward Charney
See the description under the Art section.
BIOL 406 Senior Capstone
Dr. Wendy Gagliano & Dr. Margaret Goodman.
See the description under the Biology section.
See the description under the Education section:
EDUC 328-02 Teaching Science in Early Childhood
Ms. Cathy McCurdy
EDUC 339 Teaching Social Studies in Middle Grades
Mr. John Moore
ENGL 101E Expository Writing
Mrs. Karen Hayes, Visiting Instructor of English.
See the description under the English section.
GEOL 110B Introduction to Geology
Dr. David Miller
See the description under the Geology heading. Note the required Saturday field trip to Ohio Caverns and Cedar Bog. Dr. Miller (Ph.D., Ohio State University) is on the faculty at Clark State Community College and taught at Wittenberg last year.
See the descriptions under the History section:
HIST 106C/H World History II Staff
HIST 230H African American History Staff
HIST 390 Reading Colloquium: Stalin
Dr. James Huffman
HIST 411 Senior Seminar
MATH 112Q 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 the Year award.
MGT 260S-4W 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 relation-ships 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. Under the “learning contract” structure of this section, 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 @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.
PSYC 242 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Dr. Dale Hilty .
See the description under the Psychology heading.
RELI 101R—Introduction to the Bible
See the description under the Religion heading. Dr. Larry Welborn (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is a faculty member at Union Theological Seminary, Dayton.
RUSS 106F Russian for Professionals II
Dr. Lila Zaharkov, Associate Professor of Foreign Language
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.)
See the description under the Sociology heading:
SOCI 110C/S Cultural Anthropology
Mr. Stewart Jobrack
SOCI 201-01 Social Work in the Postmodern
SOCI 201-02 Community Development and Activism Staff
SOCI 245S Gender and Society Staff
SPAN 105 Spanish for Professionals I
Dr. Lillian Franklin, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages, Mr. John Cantrell, Instructor of Foreign 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. The course is open only to adult students. 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. SPAN 105 is to be followed by SPAN 106F in the Summer Session. The latter course, with a grade of C- or higher, meets the Foreign Language Competency requirement.THDN 120A Art of the Theatre