Current Term Classes - BIS

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Summer 2022

Class registration for BIS students opens on March 31st (may be subject to change).

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 3422: Managing your Emotions            
Online Synchronous | Jun 7-Aug 9 | Tuesdays 6-10pm
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

ISBU 3451: Fundamentals of Marketing      
Online Synchronous | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Mondays 7-9:45pm
Introduction to marketing principles and activities in both profit and non-profit enterprises, from the conception of goods and services to their consumption. Participants study consumer behavior as well as ethical, environmental, and international issues in marketing.  Prerequisite: ECON 201 and 202 or equivalents, or instructor permission.
King Kenney | 3 UG credits

ISBU 3710: Managerial Finance        
Online Synchronous | Jun 9-Aug 11 | Thursdays 6-10pm
Principles and practices of business finance focusing on managerial decision-making in financial policy. Topics include capital structure, types of securities and their use in raising funds, risk, valuation, and allocating resources for investment.  Prerequisite: ISBU concentration prerequisites or instructor permission.
John Hulburt | 3 UG credits

ISBU 3887: Educational Technology (Cancelled)
Online Synchronous | Jun 7-Aug 9 | Tuesdays 6-10pm
Focuses on ongoing societal debates over educational technology while exploring local technology resources available at UVa and on the Web in general. Explores web-based tools, information websites, and interactive databases that support communication, research, and design skills, as well as creativity and knowledge presentation in online environments.
Gail Hunger | 3 UG credits

ISBU 4670: Organizational Change   
Online Synchronous | Jun 8-Aug 10 | Wednesdays 6-10pm
Focuses on ongoing societal debates over educational technology while exploring local technology resources available at UVa and on the Web in general. Explores web-based tools, information websites, and interactive databases that support communication, research, and design skills, as well as creativity and knowledge presentation in online environments.
Mary Repass | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3160: A Poetry Workshop        
Online Synchronous | May 23-Jun 3 | Monday-Friday 6-10pm | No class on Monday, May 30; Class to be held on Saturday, May 28, 9am-1pm
Focuses on the process of poetry as an ongoing creative journey.  Explores the ways in which poets access the subconscious and the irrational and channel them into poems, via the elements of craft including image, metaphor, tone, sound, meter, rhythm and line. Students will keep a poetry journal and write poems in response to exercises designed to help them move beyond their initial "comfort zone."
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3161: Sacred Paths: Introduction to World Religions     

Online Asynchronous| Available Jun 6-Aug 11 | 
Introduces six major religious traditions deeply rooted in different cultures including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Examines the historical evolution, the doctrines, beliefs, practices, and cultural expressions of these religious traditions.
Luke Wright | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3457: Global Architecture        
Online Synchronous | Jun 7-Aug 9 | Tuesdays 6-10pm
Examines architecture from a global perspective. Focuses on aesthetic, cultural, and political forces that influence design, use, and meaning. Provides students with a vocabulary for discussing architecture as well as tools for visual analysis and interpretation.
Julia May | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3621: The Biological Basis for Art       
Online Synchronous | Jun 8-Aug 10 | Wednesdays 6-10pm
Investigates the idea of approaching art as a form of human evolution.  Examines the art of several past and present cultures. Blends art and science to connect aesthetics to an understanding of human nature from the cognitive and biological sciences.  Examines existing personal and cultural theories of art and art criticism.
George Andrews | 3 UG credits

ISHU 4165: American Directors         
Online Synchronous | Jun 9-Aug 11 | Thursdays 6-10pm
Investigates the work of contemporary filmmakers, each with a unique style and an approach to film that combines stylistic innovation with a particular cultural vision.
Hyeyon Moon | 3 UG credits

ISIN 4510: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences: Economics of Terrorism         
Online Synchronous | Jun 7-Aug 9 | Tuesdays 6-10pm
Explores the historical trends and modern day threats of terrorism to society through economic analysis in combination with political schemes. The application of empirical and theoretical economic/political approaches to terrorism provides an understanding of the prospective approaches by policy makers to these occurrences, founded in the study of rationalism, cost/benefit analysis, comparative advantage, and utility.
Michael Schnur | 3 UG credits

ISIN 4510: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences: Exploring US History      
Online Synchronous | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Mondays 6-10pm | No class on Monday, Jul 4; Class to be held Saturday, Jun 25, 9am-1pm
Investigates late nineteenth and twentieth century United States history. Develops core research skills using a variety of library resources, including how to interpret primary and secondary sources, and how to present findings.
Stephen Levine | 3 UG credits

ISIN 4520: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities: Art in Society            
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 6-Aug 11
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.
Christine Bhasin | 3 UG credits

ISIN 4520: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities: Britain & Empire: Art & Media
Online Synchronous | Jun 8-Aug 10 | Wednesdays 6-10pm
Introduces major events and themes in the history of Britain and the British Empire, and places these developments in wider context of world history. Prioritizes non-traditional approaches and sources (paintings, engravings, film and television) to explore the past. Challenges national and ethnic stereotypes, and pursues a definition of British "character".
Richard Floyd | 3 UG credits

ISLS 3190: Good Cop, Bad Cop           
Online Synchronous | Jun 7-Aug 9 | Tuesdays 6-10pm
This course examines the current use of the police power in a variety of situations, informed by the past and motivated by the future. Particular emphasis is on contemporary real-life examples to inform the discussion on the proper use of the police power. Those examples are subjected to a variety of perspectives, societal and individual, to gain a fuller understanding of the delicate balance of competing values. 
Alan Rasmussen | 3 UG credits

ISLS 3211: Russian Politics    
Online Synchronous | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Mondays 6-10pm | No class on Monday, Jul 4; Class to be held on Saturday, Jun 11, 9am-1pm
Explores Russia's political themes of the 20th century, especially events since the fall of the Soviet Union. Includes Russia's tentative steps towards capitalism and democracy in the last two decades. Employs different analytical tools to craft an interdisciplinary portrait of Russia. Provides an opportunity to substantially improve critical thinking and basic academic writing. 
Yuri Urbanovich | 3 UG credits

ISLS 3250: The Notion and the Heft of Home          
Online Synchronous | Jun 8-Aug 10 | Wednesdays 6-10pm
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 3422: Managing your Emotions in the Workplace       
Online Synchronous | Jun 7-Aug 9 | Tuesdays 6-10pm
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

ISSS 3720: Witchcraft
Online Asynchronous | Available May 23-Jun 3
Surveys Western attitudes toward magic and witchcraft from ancient times to the present, with emphasis on the European age of witch hunting, 1450-1750.
David Corlett | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3887: Educational Technology in the Information Age (Cancelled)
Online Synchronous | Jun 7-Aug 9 | Tuesdays 6-10pm
Focuses on ongoing societal debates over educational technology while exploring local technology resources available at UVa and on the Web in general. Explores web-based tools, information websites, and interactive databases that support communication, research, and design skills, as well as creativity and knowledge presentation in online environments.
Gail Hunger | 3 UG credits

ISSS 4062: Introduction to International Politics
Online Synchronous | Jun 9-Aug 11 | Thursdays 6-10pm
Develops methods, examines issues, and discusses the roles of various actors in world politics. Examines the international system and analyzes the crisis of the Westphalian State System. Provides understanding of conflicts, foreign policy, power, security, alliances, deterrence, bargaining, cooperation, globalization, institutions, and law in international politics.
Robert Guttman | 3 UG credits

ISSS 4430: Topics in Developmental Psychology     
Online Asynchronous | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Mondays 6-10pm
Analyzes major theoretical approaches to understanding the development of perception, cognition, language, personality, and social interaction. Challenges students to critically analyze assumptions and methods that underlie developmental research findings. Provides opportunities for students to conduct independent research on course-related topics.
Clair Berube | 3 UG credits

ISSS 4455: Social Inequality (Cancelled)
Online Synchronous | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Mondays 6-10pm | No class on Monday, Jul 4; Class to be held on Saturday, Jun 18, 9am-1pm
This course explores systems of social inequality: feudalism, caste and slavery, class, and status groups, primarily in American society, but with reference to Europe and the Indian sub-continent as well. Starting with the fundamental concepts of Karl Marx and Max Weber, students will discuss the theoretical constructs that define systems of inequality, consider some historical examples, and then examine "social stratification" in our own country.  Does the United States have a class system? If so, what are its characteristics?  Joining the scholarly debate on this issue, students will consider the meaning of equal opportunity and social mobility for achieving the "American dream." The course also explores the empirical consequences of social inequality for every day life: in health and wellness, housing, education, and family structure. 
Clair Berube | 3 UG credits

ISSS 4670: Organizational Change and Development      
Online Synchronous | Jun 8-Aug 10 | Wednesdays 6-10pm
Explores system theories, organizational structure and design, organizational culture, organizational diagnosis, and several basic frames of reference for understanding change.
Mary Repass | 3 UG credits

*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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