In addition to SCED-prefix courses, the Evening schedule also includes courses offered in conjunction with academic departments. For descriptions see the various departmental headings. Exceptions are Russian 106F and Spanish 105—Russian for Professionals and Spanish for Professionals. See the descriptions 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 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.
Note on the @witt/@home format. This “blended learning” mode of delivery combines limited classroom meetings and interactive online activities. Although it provides a significant measure of convenience, especially for students who must commute to class, it demands a continuous engagement beyond that of a traditional format. Attendance at all class meetings is critical. This mode requires a high degree of discipline and the ability to work independently; the student of casual habits easily falls behind and becomes overwhelmed. Thus, traditional students in particular should consider carefully whether an @witt/@home course is right for them.
For the descriptions of Evening courses not listed in this section, go to the various departmental sections.
ART 280H American Art History See the description under the Art heading. Mr. Mark Chepp has served as Director of the Springfield Museum of Art and began teaching at Wittenberg Fall ’06.
COMP 121Q Computing for the Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mr. John Herzog
ENGL 101E Expository Writing
Mrs. Karen Hayes, Visiting Instructor of English.
See the description under the English section. This section, limited to 5 students and limited to adult students, is taught in a highly independent mode.
GEOL 110B Introduction to Geology
See the description under the Geology heading. Note the required Saturday field trip to Ohio Caverns and Cedar Bog. Dr. David Miller is on the faculty at Clark State Community College and has taught at Wittenberg for the last three years.
MGT 260S-4W Organizational Behavior
Mr. Jim Bodenmiller
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. Mr. Bodenmiller is Assistant City Manager for the City of Springfield. @witt/@home
MATH 112Q—The Language of Mathematics
See the description under the Mathematics heading. Mr. Garry Barhorst is Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics. He teaches algebraic math at Clark-Shawnee High School and has taught Calculus and other courses at Wittenberg. He is a recipient of the Clark County Teacher of the Year award.
RELI 101R—Jesus: Myth or History?
See the description under the Religion heading. Dr. Larry Welborn is a faculty member at Union Theological Seminary, Dayton.
RUSS 106F Russian for Professionals II, Dr. Lila Zaharkov, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages.
Second course of a two-course sequence (with RUSS 105) 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.
SCED 200L Liberal Studies Colloquium: Myths, Dreams, and Other Realities
Dr. Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, Associate Professor of Religion and Director of East Asian Studies
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 described below:
What’s “real” about reality? How do cultures determine what counts as true? Can stories be more real than just the “plain facts”? Is being real the same as being true? Is reality different from meaning? This seminar will look at a variety of ways that truth and reality are expressed and assessed through stories, through scientific inquiry, and through the subconscious. We’ll use myths and stories and theories of dreams from a variety of places, including India, China, France, Austria, and the United States. Some accounts will be contemporary, others ancient. We’ll also look at the different interpretations people have had of myth and dreams, and their ideas of the relationship of myth and dreams to history and science. This course will give us ways of discovering some of the assumptions that we hold about truth and reality as we explore stories and ideas that may be quite unfamiliar and counter-intuitive—at least at first glance.
SCED 300-01 Issues Topic—Developing Data for Business Use
Mr. John Herzog
We will study and apply the methods of the collection, summarization, and presentation of data, and the interpretation of the results of this process for making decisions in business-type settings. A particular interest is the construction of valid surveys and the proper interpretation of those produced by others. We will use real-life scenarios and applications in our discussions and students will produce application projects. See COMP 121Q concerning Mr. Herzog. @witt/@home
SCED 300-02 Issues Topic—Producing Effective Proposals
Mrs. Amy Frazier
Whatever our field, most of us confront the major task of submitting proposals. These arise in a variety of settings and with a range of goals: to raise funds, to solicit work, to start a program, to change policies or organizational structure. A common element, however, is the allocation or redirection of resources—a heavy-duty exercise in persuasion.
The use of “Producing” rather than “Writing” in our title is no accident, for writing is the last act in a process of research, evaluation, and the matching of needs to the resources available. Students will consider the entire process and gain practice in its components while writing various kinds of proposals. These components include: developing strategies for turning situations into opportunities for making proposals, locating and evaluating Requests for Proposals (RFP), developing a response plan, detailing a budget, developing a work plan for on-time and on-budget fulfillment, using networks to strengthen proposals, and editing for impact. The process is actually an exercise in accommodating to an ego outside one’s own. The successful proposal writer moves from “Give me the money (or new policy, etc.) because I have an idea that I like” to “Give me the money because I can help you to implement a goal that we both value.” Thus, one can consider this course as an exercise in practical empathy. Ms. Amy Frazier is a grants writer for AVETeC and also writes a food column for the Springfield News-Sun. @witt/@home
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 before an invited audience. Dr. Moore is Director of Adult Leadership Programs. @witt/@home
SPAN 105 Spanish for Professionals I
Ms. Norma Rosas Mayen
First course of a two-course sequence (with SPAN 106F) that follows a modified individualized instruction format, with students meeting to review grammar, to discuss, and to present assignments and projects. Assignments are keyed to students’ professional and/or personal interests, including such areas as business, health care, and law enforcement. Limited to adult/non-traditional students. Ms. Rosas Mayen is completing doctoral studies at Purdue University.