The Evening schedule also includes courses offered in conjunction with academic departments. For descriptions see the various departmental headings. Exceptions are GERM 106F—German for Professionals II and Russian 105—Russian for Professionals I and a couple of other courses submitted too late for inclusion under those headings. See the descriptions of these following the SCED listings.
Courses with the SCED designation are offered with the approval of the Wittenberg faculty through SCE. They appear in the Evening and Weekend schedule exclusively. Although designed primarily for adult students in the Organizational or Health Care Leadership program, most of them are also open to other adult and traditional students who meet stated prerequisites. Where appropriate, the Dean of SCE allocates a fixed number of places for traditional students in these and other SCE-sponsored courses, and enrollment in these places is through the regular registration procedure. In cases where the allocation has been filled, traditional students need the Dean’s signature on a Course Change (ADD) form in order to register. Adult students enroll through the regular SCE procedure.
SCED 200L Liberal Studies Colloquium--American Democracy: Problems and Prospects,
Dr. Rob Baker, Professor of Political Science
The foundation of the adult degree program and an intellectual orientation to Wittenberg for adults—but also open to traditional students, particularly transfers seeking to meet the Integrated Learning (L-course) requirement. The Colloquium—Latin for “speaking together”—introduces students to a mature level of critical thinking, research processes, and both written and oral expression. In this semester’s version, we’ll pursue this development through the study of the topic American Democracy: Problems and Prospects.
While the rest of the world looks to America as a model of democracy, we ourselves experience a growing sense of unease about our system and disconnection from its founding ideas and aspirations. Some thinkers even conclude that the pressures and challenges confronting us in recent times threaten the vitality or even the continuation of the system. To gain a clearer understanding of this situation, we will study some essentials of democratic theory. We will use this base to examine key challenges that have presented themselves in our time—shifts in the separation of powers, radical individualism, decreasing citizen participation, and trivialized election campaigns. We will use the criteria of democratic theory to assess these challenges, with the goal of arriving at an intelligent understanding of our evolving system and perhaps some ideas for improving it. The course uses the @witt/@home format, combining limited classroom meetings and web-supported interactive work.
SCED 300-01 Issues Topic—Negotiation and Conflict Resolution,
Dr. Danal Neal
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. The course uses the @witt/@home format, combining classroom meetings, team activities outside of class, and other web-supported interactive activities. Dr. Neal is Chapter Manager, Western Ohio Chapter—National Electrical Contractors Association.
SCED 300-02 Issues Topic—Training & Development Principles,
Mr. Jim Bodenmiller
We will strive for an understanding of the training and development function within an organization context—i.e., what T and D consists of and its strategic relationship to other functions and to the organization as a whole. Within a consideration of various methodologies and learning theories, we will examine the ways in which individuals systematically acquire the skills, concepts, and attitudes that result in improved performance. The course will also present the ways in which training systems are developed, evaluated, and modified and the personal and organizational development issues that professionals must consider in this process. The course uses the @witt/@home format, combining limited classroom meetings and web-supported interactive learning. Mr. Bodenmiller is Assistant City Manager for the City of Springfield.
SCED 320 The Legal Environment of Health Care Practice,
Mr. Rick 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. The course uses the @witt/@home format, combining limited classroom meetings and web-supported interactive learning. Mr. Sites is an attorney with the Ohio Hospitals Association..
SCED 340 Readings in Leadership, Dr. Elma Lee Moore,
Director of Adult Leadership Programs.
We will read from a selected “top ten” of classic authors on leadership, including Plato, Machiavelli, Drucker, Deming, and Peters. We will elicit from these some of the principal theories of leadership, particularly those relating to business organizations, and the effects of historical and economic contexts in shaping them. The course objective is a historically grounded understanding of the ways organizations develop and the manner in which leaders operate within them. Course projects are designed to develop a mature set of insights into one’s work organization or other organizations in one’s experience. The course uses the @witt/@home format, combining limited classroom meetings and web-supported interactive learning.
CHEM 100N Chemistry and Society,
Mrs. Mildred Hall
Wittenberg's non-laboratory course for non-majors, CHEM 100N provides the basis for understanding, discussion and debate of contemporary issues from the perspectives of the inhabitants of industrial and developing nations as well as varying perspectives within US culture. The treatment includes an introduction to the science of chemistry and a series of topics showing how chemical processes affect issues of contemporary concern. These issues may include: global warming, use of natural resources, energy use and production, drug development and action, and genetic engineering. Although not carrying a lab designation, the course includes numerous demonstrations and student participation in them. Mrs. Hall is on the faculty of Clark State Community College and has taught this course several times at Wittenberg.
GERM 106F German for Professionals II,
Dr. Tim Bennett,Associate Professor of Foreign Languages.
Taking this course is an essential means of keeping up with the challenges and opportunities of working in a global economy. GERM 106F is the second of a two-course series designed for adult learners and allowing them to incorporate their interests into their language learning. Completion with a grade of C- or higher satisfies the Wittenberg Foreign Language Competency requirement.
MGT 360S Human Resource Management,
Mrs. Cathy Balas
Introduction to the fundamentals of the field, including HR philosophies and assumptions; legal concerns (EEO, OSHA, ADA, etc.); job analysis; personnel planning and recruitment; employee selection, testing, training and development; and compensation systems. “Personnel work” has evolved from primarily administrative functions such as hiring and payroll to a view of “human resources” as a critical partner in business strategy. We will explore this evolution and address issues that face businesses, HR professionals and other managers, and employees. HR issues are current events, so that this will be a dynamic course, using case studies, Web sites, on-line work, newspapers, and magazine articles to supplement the text. Mrs. Balas is Director of Education for AVEteC, a firm specializing in computer simulations of advanced engine processes.
RUSS 105 Russian for Professionals I,
Dr. Lila Zaharkov, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages.
First course of a two-course sequence (with RUSS 106F) enabling adults to achieve language competency goals within the context of their professional and personal interests. This sequence introduces Russia’s language and culture. The course meets once a week, using the most up-to-date methodology, including video, multimedia language lab, and web-accessed exercises that allow students to work at their own pace. The textbook is accompanied by an instructor-developed manual that enables students to work on assignments between class meetings. Completion of the followup RUSS 106F with a grade of C- or higher satisfies the Wittenberg Foreign Language Competency requirement.