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.
BIOL 233 Ornithology
Prerequisite: 170B and 180B
Survey of taxonomy, morphology and ecology of avian orders. Emphasis placed on Midwest examples, includes observation trips.
COMM 120 Topic: Interviewing
Check Communication Department for course description.
COMP 121Q-M Computing in the Arts & Sciences
Prerequisite: Math Level 22 Placement
This introductory course is intended for non-majors, and assumes little computer experience beyond using word processing software. COMP 121 is designed to help students become familiar with microcomputers and their use in problem-solving and their impact on society. Students will create spreadsheets, databases, and will also learn a subset of an object-oriented programming language to create animations.
The course meets two days each week, and includes extensive time for hands-on practice. The final grade will be based on labs, homework, and exams. Mathematical-reasoning intensive.
EAST 100C Intro to East Asia
Introductory survey of the societies of China, Japan and Korea. Primarily designed for the student with no background knowledge of East Asia, this course examines the broad themes that shape these countries.
ENGL 180A Mirrors of the Future
Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Ursula K. LeGuin has said that "the future, in fiction, is a metaphor", a metaphor for the present. In this course, we will examine the ways literature uses the future to reflect and examine the present, especially issues of class, gender and race. Writers we will be reading include John Brunner, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. LeGuin, Issac Asimov, Octavia Butler and David Brin.
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 several years.
HIST 201H Topic - Local History Project
Local History Project introduces students to local history, in particular Springfield and Wittenberg, and to conducting local history research. We will read two books by William A. Kinnison, Springfield in Clark County, An Illustrated History, and Wittenberg: An American College, as well as various pamphlets on local topics. We also will conduct local history projects, such conducting oral history interviews, research house/building histories, and writing history from written sources and from three-dimensional sources. The course is made possible by the rich resources of the Wittenberg archives and the archives of the Heritage Center in downtown Springfield. Tests and projects grades.
MGT 260S - Organizational Behavior
We will examine the behavior of people in formal organizations, with work organizations being the principle 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. @witt@home
MUSI 110A - Understanding Music
Basic introductory course designed to enable the student to appreciate some of the great works of musical art. A practical knowledge of music is achieved through a variety of guided listening experiences illustrating the various forms and styles of music.
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.
RUSS 106F - Russian for Professionals II
Prerequisite: 105 or placement
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. Limited to adult/nontraditional students.
SCED 200L Liberal Studies Colloquium - American Democracy: Problems & 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 290 Topics - Understanding Financial Statements and Budgeting
An introduction to the primary information needed for understanding the business environment and the important role of financial statements and budgeting in that environment. The course will focus on what decision makers want to know about accounting information, rather than how the information is prepared. The emphasis will be on how to read and analyze financial information and make decisions based on that information in order to provide effective leadership for the organization. To gain a better understanding of how different companies, sometimes in the same industry, communicate their financial information in different ways and how analysis can assist in decision making, we will study the reports of selected companies. In addition, the budgeting process will focus on planning, control, and forecasting, using cost accounting elements. The course uses the @witt@home format, combining limited classroom meetings and interactive web-supported instruction. This course does not substitute for MGT 225—Financial Accounting for those students seeking to continue into MGT 226, nor can it be taken for credit by students with credit for MGT 225.
SCED 300-01 - Issues: Conflict Resolution
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. 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.
SCED 300-02 - Issues: Managing a Business Via the Internet
Prerequisite: Soph. standing or permission
This course examines managing a business via the internet (EBusiness). It focuses on the integration of the internet with traditional business information systems. Internet topics include website design, marketing, supply change management, as well as, industry trends. The course uses the @witt@home format, combining classroom meetings, team activities outside of class, and other web-supported interactive activities.
SCED 400 - Senior Leadership Seminar
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. @witt@home
SCED 490 - Independent Study
Prerequisite: Permission required
Individual study that requires approval of the faculty member directing the study and the Dean of the School of Community Education.
SCED 499 - Sr. Honors Thesis/Project
Moore, Elma Lee
Prerequisite: 3.5 GPA and permission of the Dean of the School of Community Education
Departmental Honors is aimed at students who could benefit from an in-depth exposure to the methodology of the field to an extent greater than would be appropriate for other students. Departmental Honors offers the student the opportunity to engage in a unified, scholarly project. The project includes a written component and an oral examination.
SOCI 110C/S - Cultural Anthropology
This course is an introduction to the perspective of cultural anthropology. The course pays particular attention to the concept of culture and to the tremendous diversity of cultural patterns around the world. Topics include fieldwork as method and experience, institutions of society, and symbol and meaning. Students will read descriptions of societies from several different ethnographic areas, including the United States. We will end the term with a consideration of the role of anthropology and anthropologists in the world today. This course can be taken for either “C” or “S” credit in General Education.
SOCI 210S - Sociology of Family
Sociocultural study of marriage and the family with emphasis on variations in organization, function and value orientation arising from status, ethnic and religious differences. Implications for family life in American society.
SPAN 105 Spanish for Professionals I
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/nontraditional students.