Morning Courses (9:00-11:00 a.m.) Business Lessons from The OfficeInstructors: Dewayne Thompson, Ph.D., & Shane Griffith, Ph.D.This course is intended to explore typical business principles such as effective leadership, informal leadership, office relationships, business ethics, and motivation. Episodes from the popular sitcom, The Office, will be reviewed and analyzed as the class discovers, with the professor's guidance, business principles and application of such in contemporary business settings. Some corollary readings will be included.Go…Transforming Communities through ServiceInstructor: William Lamb, M.A.Together we will explore the benevolent practices of Jesus. We then will map out our own communities to identify the hungry, confused, hurting, and lame that live next door. Thirdly, we will put into practice good will through service-learning as we take on the life of Christ in human form. Finally, we will see how one heart, one home, and one community can be transformed by sacrificial living.How Different Can This Be?: Human Exceptionalities and Similarities in Relation to Special EducationInstructor: Patricia McClung, Ph.D.This course will examine several disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act 2004. It will include a survey of the definitions and characteristics of the specific disabilities including giftedness and suggested ways in which instruction might be differentiated in the classroom. The concept of disability will be explored through viewing popular media/film portrayal of disabilities and examining these examples for accuracy or myth. An emphasis will be placed on participatory, reflective, and discussive interaction concerning media portrayals and reading selections about persons with disabilities. A group presentation on a specific disability will be the final course requirement. A service component will be includedThe Rotisserie PresidencyInstructor: Steve Swindle, Ph.D.This course utilizes the format of a fantasy sports draft to teach students the determinants of presidential greatness. The first week of class will focus on exposing students to the conventional criteria by which presidents are evaluated, choosing student teams, and allowing those teams to develop a drafting strategy based on their research of specific American presidents. At the beginning of week two a live fantasy presidential draft will occur followed by student-led, expert evaluations of each team on each dimension of presidential greatness to determine the class champion.Speaking the Unspoken: Uncovering the Secrets of Mental Illness in Modern SocietyInstructor: Christen T. Logue, Ph.D.No topic in psychology is met with as much secrecy and taboo in modern culture as mental illness. This course is designed to assist students in talking openly about the most serious psychological issues facing our culture today. Students will examine the causes, development, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of abnormal behavior. The objective is to provide a deeper knowledge of mental illness in addition to an increased understanding of the role awareness and education can play in the reduction of stigma in society.Afternoon Courses (1:00-3:00 p.m.)Ancient/Future Worship: How the Bible, Culture, and Personalities Affect the Worship Music of the Postmodern EraInstructor: Brad Moffett, D.W.S.This class will introduce biblical and theological foundations of music in worship, and review, discuss, and perform current worship music. This class is designed for young worship leaders and those interested in worship music. The objective of this class is to help young worship leaders make informed decisions concerning the music they choose for worship.Communication with Your StrengthsMegan Moe, Ph.D.This course is designed to help students enhance communication competence by clearly exploring the role of interpersonal communication and strengths in personal, professional and leadership relationships. After the investigation of theories and skills in class, students will design and implement a project or event using their unique strengths. Finding Your Leadership VoiceInstructor: Mike Hayes, Ed.D.Leadership is everyone’s business! This course will focus on the idea that leadership is not confined to a position but involves the responsible development of abilities and a recognition and response to the call of leadership on the student’s life. Students will be encouraged to identify their unique set of gifts and how to develop and utilize those gifts to transform their areas of influence.The Science of ChocolateInstructor: Paul DeLaLuz, Ph.D.Chocolate is one food that almost everyone has a passion. This study will explore several aspects of this complex food. We will overview the history of chocolate and investigate from its first production and consumption to how chocolate became a staple to the masses in the U.S. We will discover the complex process of chocolate-making and see how to produce different types of chocolate. The health benefits and risks of chocolate will be overviewed and we will look at the chemical composition of the chocolate to see how they can interact with human physiology. And lastly as a class we will try to explore why so many people love chocolate and we will investigate how much students like chocolate.Taking Sides: Psychological IssuesInstructor: Jeff Sargent, Ph.D. & Heather Quagliana, Ph.D.Designed to introduce students to controversies in psychology, students will investigate and discuss arguments and viewpoints of leading psychologists. The objective is to encourage students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered.
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