SCHOOL OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION
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
This course introduces students to traditional black and white photographic techniques.
Instruction covers the understanding and use of a 35mm SLR camera and its functions, the process of developing black and white negatives and creating black and white 8x10 prints. Some areas of photographic capture covered: depth of field control, motion control, portraiture, and experimental approaches. This course is intended to be the introductory course to the photography concentration for the Department of Art. It is also a course designed for students who want an introduction to the medium as part of a broad liberal arts experience. A chemistry fee and camera rental fee are required for the course.
BIOL 131B Woody Plants of the Natural & Urban Environments
de Langlade, Ron
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. See also BIOL 230.
BIOL 230 Woody Plants
de Langlade, Ron
Prerequisite: For majors only
See also BIOL 131B. For activities specific to 230 students, contact the professor.
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.
COMM 320 Topics: Relational Communication
Prerequisite: 200, 270S; or permission of instructor
This course will expose students to research trends and theory in the study of communication in close relationships. Specifically, the course will focus on issues related to the nature of intimate relationships, processes, functioning, relationship issues, and communication. Readings and discussions will include coverage of, for example, mate selection, love, friendship, power, conflict, and relationship dissolution. Research on topics such as attraction, stress, sexuality, and violence will be examined. We will also focus on the nature of relationship interaction as it is associated with relationship satisfaction, relationship stability, distress, and mental health.
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.
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.
GERM 106F German for Professionals II
Prerequisite: 105 or placement
Continuation of German 105. Instruction in German 106 is more highly individualized. Students work both independently and in groups to complete portfolio projects designed by individuals in consultation with the instructor. The portfolio reflects the individual student’s personal and professional goals and serves to meet the competency requirement. Enrollment limited to students in the School of Community Education.
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
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.
PSYC 100S Understanding Psychology
Introductory-level survey course in psychology intended for the student who does not plan to major or minor in psychology. Covers topics in biological foundations of behavior, learning, memory, cognition, development across the life span, personality, and abnormal and social psychology. Note: A student may not receive credit for Psychology 100S if the student has received credit for any of the six Psychology Proseminars (110N-160S).
RELI 100R Religion and Politics in the United States
Do religion and politics mix? If so, with what ingredients and recipe? In this course, students will read and discuss three books that provide very different interpretations of the proper relationship between religion and politics in the United States. At the end of the course, students will write a paper using those four alternatives to place themselves in relation to this issue. This will allow students to consider the central religious question of how faith and public life should be related. Assignments will include: a Moodle entry for one chapter of each book, Moodle replies to the entries of other students, and a final paper.
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 follow up RUSS 106F with a grade of C- or higher satisfies the Wittenberg Foreign Language Competency requirement.
SCED 200L Liberal Studies Colloquium: American Democracy—Problems and Prospects
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 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: Organizational Development
Prerequisite: Soph. standing or permission
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. Danal 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. @witt@home
SCED 300-02 Issues: Data Base Management
Prerequisite: Soph. standing or permission
This course covers data base management topics for leaders. Concepts include data analysis, principal data models with emphasis on the relational model, entity-relationship diagrams, data base design, normalization, and data base management. @witt@home format
SCED 300-03 Issues: Administering Employee Benefits
Prerequisite: Soph. standing or permission
The goal is to develop a clear awareness of this responsibility in both profit and not-for-profit organizations and to provide techniques for effective, legally compliant, equitable, and ethical administration of programs. We will examine such areas as insurance, pension, and retirement plans; policies for vacation and personal leave; and flexible spending accounts, using these practical areas as a basis for analyzing benefit theory and practice and the ethical and legal concerns attaching to them. Associated concerns for the practicing professional include challenges in administration, access, affordability and cost control, communicating with employees, attraction and retention effects, and wider societal questions inherent in various benefits. The course uses the @witt@home format, combining limited classroom meetings and web-supported interactive learning.
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 277C/R Islam and Islamic Societies
This course will provide a broad introduction to the religion of Islam, accompanied by an examination of the connections between Islam and the varied life of Muslim societies and of Muslim minority communities in non-Muslim societies. Given the terrorist attacks of
September 11, 2001, the West’s military reprisals and subsequent reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, the ongoing struggle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the devastation of the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia and elsewhere in the Indian Ocean basin, and other problem situations, knowledge of these issues has become of highest priority. We will seek to understand the complex sources of conflict in areas in which Islam is implicated in some way; we will also try to become acquainted with the rich cultural life of Muslims. We will consider Muslim societies all over the world, but, in support of the minor in Africana Studies, we will give a special emphasis to Islam in Africa and to African American Islam. Course format: lecture/seminar, with much group discussion. Graded Requirements: A variety of writing exercises throughout the term, oral presentations, examinations and a term project. This course is Writing Intensive (W) and can be taken for either “C” or “R” credit in General Education.
SOCI 350 Race and Ethnicity
THDN 112A Dance in Popular Cultures
What do A Chorus Line, Fred Astaire, a Madonna video, and many television commercials have in common? All of them make use of American show dance. This class attempts to sharpen your interpretive, descriptive, and evaluative skills as you watch tap, jazz, ballroom, MTV, and musical theatre dance. Assessment is based on writing assignments and class participation.
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.