Current Term Classes - BIS

Summer 2018

Summer class registration opens on April 16 for BIS students.  

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or make substitutions for any published class or program, may change instructors, and may change the dates and times a class is offered. The information published here and in the catalog is subject to change.  For the most up-to-date and complete information, please use the SIS Class Search.  

BIS students should register in BIS classes. Classes outside of BIS are by permission of your advisor. Other students may register as Community Scholars for BIS classes with program permission. See class details for restrictions.

ISBU 3410: Commercial Law
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 5-Aug 7 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/9, 9am-12:45pm
Surveys the American legal system and principles of constitutional, criminal, and tort law, emphasizing legal issues related to contracts, agency, corporations, and partnerships.
John Roper | 3 UG credits

ISBU | ISSS 3422: Managing your Emotions in the Workplace
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Additional classes to be held on Saturday, 6/30 & 7/14, 9am-12:45pm
Gives a fundamental overview of Emotional Intelligence and shows how understanding Emotional Intelligence leads to a beneficial working career and personal life. Presents an E.I. competence framework and reviews basic domains, such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management through various methods to promote learning by doing. Applies theoretical concepts to real world situations.
Stephen Oliver | 3 UG credits

ISHU | ISSS 3090: Religion in America
Charlottesville | Thursdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 7-Aug 9 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 7/21, 9am-12:45pm
Examines the concept of America and to what extent it is a product of religious mindsets of particular times. Explores multi-media materials, including: Hollywood films, 20th Century folk music, literature of the west, 18th Century primary sources, 19th Century theses on American identity, and 20th Century journalism and criticism.
Luke Wright | 3 UG credits  

ISHU 3290: Core Writing: The Basics of Analytical Writing 
NVCC Loudoun | Mondays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 4-Aug 6 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/16, 9am-12:45pm | In-person classes: 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/16 & 7/30. All other sessions held online.
Develops analytical writing skills needed to efficiently and effectively produce university research papers. Hones abilities in developing a thesis, handling contradictory evidence, organizing material, outlining, anticipating gaps in logic, and writing effectively and powerfully. Teaches grammar, usage, punctuation, avoiding plagiarism, and using MLA style book. Masters capabilities needed for the Capstone .
Deborah Rachel Bishop | 3 UG credits  

ISHU 3301: Introduction to Film
Charlottesville | Tuesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 5-Aug 7 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/23, 9am-12:45pm
Examines the cultural and commercial contexts of film production, including the directors, the intended audience, and the audience’s response. Investigates film structure, how meaning is created, and how this structure can be read and understood. Examines genres, stories, and the ways in which films and their audiences are a part of the larger structure of the culture in which they exist.
TBD | 3 UG credits

ISHU | ISSS 3453: Food for Thought: An Exploration of the Way We Eat
Online Synchronous | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 6-9:45pm | May 21-Jun 1 | No class on Monday, 5/28 (Memorial Day) | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 5/26, 9am-12:45pm.
Looks at ways food has influenced western culture, and its significance in our lives from the invention of agriculture to the contemporary debate about health foods; examines films and texts to find woman’s role in food production, how religious beliefs, economic factors, and ideas about health influence why and what we eat. Should we live to eat or eat to live? Where do we eat? What forces shape our choice of foods? That’s plenty to chew on!
Virginia Mosser | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3500: Photography as Art
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 4-Aug 6 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/16, 9am-12:45pm
Examines the tense but fruitful relationship between photography and art. Draws upon aesthetics, history, and criticism to explore controversies about photography as art, examine the impact of photography on artistic ideas and practices, and evaluate the importance of photography and art in modern culture.
John Hulburt | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3623: Studio Art Seminar: Painting
NVCC Loudoun | Wednesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Additional classes to be held on Saturday, 6/30 & 7/14, 9am-12:45pm | In-person classes: 6/6, 7/11 & 8/8. All other classes to be held online.
Introduces painting techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Explores color theory, linear perspective, pictorial composition , figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills.
George Andrews | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3626: Studio Art Seminar: Sculpture
NVCC Alexandria | Tuesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 5-Aug 7 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/23, 9am-12:45pm | In-person classes: 6/5, 7/3 & 8/7. All other classes to be held online.
Immerses students immediately into the medium of sculpture through discussion and creation. Examines the history of sculpture from antiquity to the present through emphasis on contemporary sculpture. Observes the sculptural works of several artists including Duchamp, Brancusi, Judd, Smithson, Beuys, Hess, Nuaman, Goldsworthy, and many others the exploration of a wide variety of materials and techniques.
George Andrews | 3 UG credits  

ISHU 4010: Art in Society: Myth, Music, and Merriment
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Additional classes to be held on Saturday, 6/30 & 7/14, 9am-12:45pm
Proposes to examine the history of western culture through the history of the performing arts beginning with plays of ancient Greece and ending with musicals of twentieth-century Broadway and Hollywood. Examines different works of art in order to discover what they can tell about the aspirations, fears, and basic conflicts of the societies from which they emerged.
Sharen Mendoza | 3 UG credits  

ISHU | ISSS 4063: Hell’s Angel: How Hunter Thompson Kept America Honest
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 5-Aug 7 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/23, 9am-12:45pm
Examines the work of Hunter Thompson in a study of how ‘Gonzo’ changed greater American journalism as a whole. Demonstrates how Thompson’s role as a public intellectual spread into wider journalism, such as Doonesbury. Portrays Thompson as a premier political critic of each administration who exerted near unparalleled social influence.
Luke Wright | 3 UG credits  

ISHU 4350: The Films of Stanley Kubrick
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 7-Aug 9 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 7/21, 9am-12:45pm
Explores the films of Stanley Kubrick and the times in which they were made. Investigates Kubrick as a means to understanding film. Examines how films are to be read, how they tell their stories, how they fit into their historical and cultural moment.
TBD | 3 UG credits

ISIN 4510: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences - The Atlantic World: 1500-1820
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 5-Aug 7 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/23, 9am-12:45pm
An interdisciplinary examination of exploration and colonization of the New World, 1300-1700, and the Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans who shaped it. Students will be introduced to and employ historical methodology and research, anthropology, and literary analysis in an examination of primary sources, literature, artifacts, and current scholarship to gain a deeper understanding of social sciences and the roots of our modern world.
David Corlett | 3 UG credits  

ISIN 4520: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities - Art in Society
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 4-Aug 10
Introduces students to methodologies, content areas, and contributions of humanities. Provides students with framework for studying and articulating arguments in the humanities. Students learn similarities among humanities disciplines and what differentiates them from the social sciences and sciences.
Christine Bhasin | 3 UG credits  

ISLS 3150: Genocide: Origins, Prevention, and Punishment
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 5-Aug 7 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/23, 9am-12:45pm
Students address serious questions about mass violence; human rights; psychological, sociological, cultural and economic sources of human cruelty; and the responsibility of bystanders. Students also consider what genocide is, why it happens, where it has happened, how best to prevent it, and how to deal with perpetrators.
Waitman Beorn | 3 UG credits  

ISLS 3212: From Beowulf to the Incredibles: Changing Heroes, Changing Culture
NVCC Alexandria | Wednesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Additional classes to be held on Saturday, 6/30 & 7/14, 9am-12:45pm
Explores heroic figures who play a critical part of understanding Western culture, literature, and wisdom. Analyzes literature and film to examine how heroic individuality has shaped western society, why we need heroes, and how our heroes are changing. Studies heroic tales compared to European and American history with an emphasis on critical thinking and analytical writing.
Deborah Rachel Bishop | 3 UG credits  

ISLS 3250: The Notion and the Heft of Home
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 4-Aug 6 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/16, 9am-12:45pm
Explores the myriad meanings of home through such questions as: is home a preposterous notion? Considers and analyzes personal definitions of home. Explores readings from sermons of Puritan New England to personal narrative of Native Americans to testimonials of the homeless.
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG credits
 
ISSS 3383: The Dark Side of the Twentieth Century
Charlottesville | Wednesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Additional classes to be held on 6/30 & 7/14, 9am-12:45pm
Enables students to reflect on what was perhaps the greatest downfall into barbarity, genocide and mass oppression. Examines first-hand accounts of both the Holocaust and crimes of the Communist regimes in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, China, and Cambodia. Explores historical, intellectual, cultural, and psychological roots of Nazism and Communism.
Waitman Beorn | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3440: Gender and Society
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 4-Aug 10
Focuses on the social and cultural construction of gender differences and the ways in which gender norms and stereotypes are prescribed and reinforced for a society’s members, depending on their sex. Explores the history of feminist thought and practice, while also attending to contemporary issues at the intersections of gender and race, nation, class, age and sexuality.
Christine Bhasin | 3 UG credits

ISSS 4300: America in the 1960s: A Decade of Turbulence
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 7-Aug 9 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 7/21, 9am-12:45pm
Examines the issues of ideology, race, gender, faith, war, the youth movement, as well as the politics of the Great Society social programs and voting rights. Explores music, the draft, and the counter culture, including a new conservatism also present amidst the violence at home and abroad.
Clifford Haury | 3 UG credits

ISSS 4454: Emotion, Emotional Intelligence, and Meditation
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-9:45pm | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Additional classes to be held on Saturday, 6/30 & 7/14, 9am-12:45pm
Examines the neurological basis of emotion and the content of emotional intelligence which includes social competence in relationships, impulse control, empathy and compassion, resilience, motivation, and optimism. Discusses the underlying neurological mechanisms through which mindfulness meditation exerts its impact on emotion regulation and emotional intelligence.
Fan Gao | 3 UG credits  


The following Health Care Management (HCM) courses are limited to students completing the HCM concentration within BIS. Students should only register for these courses after meeting with their HCM advisor.

PSHM 3080: Legal and Ethical Decision-Making in Health Care
Restricted to BPHM and BIS students only. Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm | May 22-Aug 7
Provides an overview of the laws governing health care institutions and the ethical dilemmas facing health care managers and providers; reviews ethical principles utilized to examine health care issues. Evaluates the procedures followed by health care organizations in making legal and ethical decisions; addresses such contemporary issues as cloning, euthanasia, and organ donation. Prerequisite: Admission to BPHM or BIS program.
Rashida Biggs | 3 UG credits | Required

PSHM 3805: Health Information Systems and Applications
Restricted to BPHM and HCM Concentration students only. Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:30pm | May 24-Aug 9
Introduces foundational knowledge and emerging trends in health informatics, and examines how information systems can be utilized to improve patient care, health outcomes, efficiency, and quality. Provides knowledge on how health informatics can enhance evidence-based decision making, cost-management, and performance; analyzes key issues in data management, and confidentiality in health informatics. Prerequisite: Admission to BPHM or BIS Program.
Maria Kronenburg | 3 UG credits | Required

PSHM 4020: Management of Health Care Organizations
Restricted to BPHM and HCM Concentration students only. Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm | May 22-Aug 7
Provides an overview of the management and leadership theories, models and practices used to improve the operations and performance of health care organizations. Students will enhance their ability to analyze the problems of health care organizations and develop strategies to improve decision-making, performance, and quality in health care. Prerequisite: Completion of PSHM 3010.
Maria Kronenburg | 3 UG credits | Required

PSHM 4200: Women’s Health Issues: Access, Treatment and Policy
Restricted to BPHM and BIS students only. Online | Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm | May 23-Aug 8
Approaches issues related to women, gender, and health from various interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Examines the role of the medical profession, public health professionals, activists and social institutions in constructing discourses and knowledge about women and health; emphasizes the biological, social, economic, behavioral, and political factors associated with women’s health. Prerequisite: Admission to BPHM or BIS Program.
Ana Abad-Jorge & Rashida Biggs | 3 UG credits | Elective


The following Information Technology (IT) courses are limited to students completing the IT concentration within BIS. Students should only register for courses after meeting with their IT advisor.
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IT 3210: Programming with Java
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 21-Aug 10 | Synchronous sessions, Thursdays 7-8:30pm.
Studies key structures, concepts, and applications needed to write programs with Java, an object-oriented programming language used for developing user interfaces on the Web.
Michael Vito | 3 UG credits | Elective

IT 3220: Strategic Business Value of Information Technology
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 21-Aug 10 | Synchronous sessions, Thursdays 7-8:30pm.
Focuses on how to assess the value of IT investments and align technical strategies with business strategies. Introduces Porter’s Five Forces Model, the value chain, technology payoff metrics, and risk analysis. Explores ways to leverage disruptive technologies for competitive advantage.
Attendance at synchronous sessions is strongly encouraged, but each synchronous session will be recorded for students’ future listening (at no penalty) if they are not able to attend the synchronous session.
Lisa Wentzel | 3 UG credits | Required

IT 3230: Basics of Web Design
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 21-Aug 10 | Synchronous sessions, Wednesdays 7-8:30pm.
Master the basics of website construction, design, and maintenance using XHTML and CSS. The course provides an overview of aesthetic, business, and technical website design concepts. Attention is also given to the underlying concepts of website design such as navigation for websites, usability, accessibility issues, and the process of putting a completed website online.
Attendance at synchronous sessions is strongly encouraged, but each synchronous session will be recorded for students’ future listening (at no penalty) if they are not able to attend the synchronous session.
Mary Smith | 3 UG credits | Required

*Some online, asynchronous courses include synchronous sessions. Attendance at these live synchronous sessions is strongly encouraged, but each session will be recorded for students’ future listening (at no penalty) if they are not able to attend the live session.