The Evening schedule also includes courses offered in conjunction with academic departments.
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 and Certificate programs, 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.
ART 241A Introduction to Photography
Introduction to the basic function and handling of the 35mm single lens reflex camera and processing of film, and printing of black and white photographs. Lectures, field work and darkroom experience.
ART 280H American Art
BIOL 131B Woody Plants
de Langlade, Ron
Will meet R-8 and lab experience for general education requirements or may be counted in Biology major/minor requirements as a botany course. Course Goals: This course will focus on the urban and natural environments as related to woody trees and shrubs and vines. The prime goal of the course is to give the student the necessary framework to understand and be acquainted with the woody plant world around them. Course Subject: The course is to acquaint the student of the various native and cultivated forms of woody trees, shrubs, and vines as found in natural and urban environments. Topics to be covered include: basic classification, naming, use of taxonomic keys, life histories, basic growth patterns, culture and care. Field trips to various local sites will be taken.
COMM 224 Group Dynamics
This course aims at improving your understanding of and ability to demonstrate effective communication behaviors in group discussions. The course is structured so that students study the principles of effective group communication and have the opportunity to apply these lessons to actual group interactions. Students thus have the chance to improve their communication competency in small group settings through discussions and projects in the practical application of theoretical concepts.
ENGL 101E Intro to Expository Writing
Practice in the basic principles of expository writing. A prerequisite to all other English courses except English 100. To meet the general education writing goal, each student must complete this course with a grade of C- or above. Should be taken in the first year of college. Writing intensive.
ENGL 180A Themes & Traditions in Literature
This introductory course designed to fulfill the general education goal in the arts is devoted to the study of literary works connected by a common aesthetic or cultural theme, e.g., Medicine and Literature, Women in Literature. Intended primarily for the first- or second-year student, the course is to help students reflect on the nature of literary experience and the methods of literary analysis. Writing and discussion devoted to the close analysis of texts are central parts of the course. Writing intensive.
GEOL 110B Introduction to Geology
Prerequisite: Level 22 math placement recommended
Intended for the non-science student. Emphasis on concepts and methodology of the science of geology and its application to problems of human concern about the earth. Note the required Saturday field trip. Dr. David Miller is on the faculty at Clark State Community College and has taught at Wittenberg for the last three years.
HFS 245H History of Women in Sports
This course studies the development of sport from early religious ritual to a modern corporate model in western society. The genesis and development of recreation, sport, and exercise for women has been influenced by religion, medicine, economics, polities, and ideology. The intersection of gender, race, and socioeconomic class for women of color is examined, as is the struggle by women for admission in the Olympics. Sport has served as a historical site for feminist transformation and the development of alternative western sport forms. Women have "dared to compete." The struggle of women to gain entry into sport is both sad and inspirational. Students write a sport autobiography, conduct cross-generation sport interviews, and research Wittenberg women's sport history.
MATH 112Q Language of Mathematics
Prerequisite: Math Placement Level 22 or higher
College-level experience with the logic, language and methods of mathematics through the study of topics from a variety of areas of mathematics. Not intended as or suitable for preparation for other mathematics courses.
MGT 360S Human Resource Management
Balas, Cathy/Wahl, Shannon
Prerequisite: one S-course
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.
MUSI 179A Symphonic Band
All Wittenberg students may participate in a variety of choral and instrumental music ensembles, initial placement in which is determined by an interview or audition with the ensemble conductor.
Music majors and minors must fulfill their ensemble requirement in their designated program. Ensembles are graded Pass/Fail.
POLI 352 Russian Foreign Policy
Prerequisite: 102 or 204 and junior standing
Analysis of the instruments and priorities of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation. Attention is given to the historical context of Soviet foreign policy from 1917 to 1991.
RUSS 105 Russian for Professionals
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.
SCED 200L Liberal Studies Colloquium: Individualism and Community in American Public Life
Prerequisite: ENGL 101E
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 Individualism and Community in American Public Life.
SCED 300-01 Issues: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
Prerequisite: Soph. standing or permission
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: Repairing the Broken Healthcare System
Prerequisite: Soph. standing or permission
Healthcare Reform is one of the main topics of the 2008 Presidential Campaign with each candidate vowing to “fix” the system. Can the system be “fixed” or is it broken beyond repair?
This course will examine the signs and symptoms of the ailing US Healthcare System. In the process, the US System will be compared to those of other industrial nations. The presidential campaign proposals will be analyzed for their attributes in repairing the problem. The course will also examine a controversial book by the CEO of Kaiser as well as view Michael Moore’s DVD “Sicko.” Students will write a paper and give an oral presentation of their proposals for reform of the US Health Care System. @witt@home format
SCED 300-03 Training and Development
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@homeformat, combining limited classroom meetings and web-supported interactive learning. Mr. Bodenmiller is Assistant City Manager for the City of Springfield.
SCED 340 Readings in Leadership
Prerequisite: Jr. standing or permission
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.
SOCI 245C Gender & Society
This course introduces the student to the construction of gender categories, roles, and inequalities across cultures. Men and women are biological organisms embedded in complex cultural and personal histories that vary from society to society. We will begin with a discussion of whether or not gender is biologically or culturally constructed. We will then consider the ways in which sexuality (homosexuality, heterosexuality and bisexuality) is culturally and/or biologically constructed. We will look at the way that gender is constructed in societies which are egalitarian, move on to more complex hierarchical societies and end with a discussion of how gender is constructed in societies such as our own. We will utilize ethnographic, archaeological, linguistic, biographic, and biological data to explain the different worlds in which men and women must learn culturally specific gender behavior. One of the aims of the course will be to dissolve some of the stereotypes about other cultures' constructions of gender and sexuality and develop a more rich and sophisticated understanding of them and ourselves. Some of the topics of the course will include definitions of femininity and masculinity, marriage, kinship systems and how these shape men’s and women’s roles and relationships. Comparative cross-cultural methodologies will be employed to examine particular human traits across diverse societies in the world today and in the recent past.
THDN 120A Art of the Theatre
An overview of the development of the Theatre, this course is designed to introduce students to dramatic literature and Theatre practice. This survey will explore the role of Theatre in Western culture within a historical context. The lecture/discussion format is designed to provide insights needed to understand and value Theatre as a part of culture. During the term, students will read four plays and attend one production. Four projects, four tests, one critical essay, and one final exam will be required.