Current Term Classes - BIS

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Summer 2021

Class registration for BIS students opens on April 16. 

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 in the Workplace
Online Synchronous | Jun 9 – Aug 11 | Wednesdays 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 3840: International Business          
Online Synchronous | Jun 10 – Aug 12 | Thursdays 6-10pm
An introduction to the practice and theory of international business. Consideration given to global trade and economic integration theory; the major instruments and procedures needed for management and operation of an international business; modes of international market entry and foreign direct investment; strategies appropriate to managing an international business; global environmental issues; and the importance of culture and ethics in international business.  Prerequisite: ISBU concentration prerequisites or instructor permission.
Richard Johnson | 3 UG credits

ISBU 3887: Educational Technology in the Information Age     
Online Synchronous | Jun 7 – Aug 9 | Mondays 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

ISHU 3061: Sacred Paths: Introduction to World Religions
Online Synchronous | May 24 – Jun 4 | Monday through Friday 6-10pm | No class on May 31
Online Synchronous | May 29 | Saturday 9am-1pm
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, institutions, and cultural expressions of these religious traditions.
Luke Wright | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3170: The Writer as Cartographer: A Class in Poetry and Memoir   
Online Synchronous | Jun 7 – Aug 13 | Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 12-1:15pm
Just as a cartographer is one who makes maps, projecting an area of the earth's surface on a flat plane, so is a writer able to transform an imagined shape into real shape.  In much the manner of a cartographer, a writer must "brave the elements" in order to come closer to an understanding of what is mysterious. With a focus upon poetry and memoir, this class will ask students to read widely, to respond to assigned readings through essays and annotations, to produce creative work on a weekly basis, and to share such work openly in a workshop setting.
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG credits

 ISHU 3500: Photography as Art
Online Synchronous | Jun 10 – Aug 12 | Thursdays 6-10pm
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 3953: African-American Theater, Music and Dance from the 19th - 20th Century              
Online Synchronous | Jun 9 – Aug 11 | Wednesdays 6-10pm
Explores the historic perspective of the influence of African-American culture on theater, music and dance of 19th-20th Century U.S. Examines the socio-cultural aspects of the integration of West African slaves into America.  Probes the evolution of early American theater beginning with minstrels, for example, and continues with the development of both music and dance of the Jazz Age.
Christie Mendoza | 3 UG credits

ISHU 4190: Writing Strategies  
Online Synchronous | Jun 10 – Aug 12 | Thursdays 6-10pm
Explores non-fiction writing. Develops and hones skills needed to write stories and essays that readers are compelled to read. Learn the power of personal narrative and begin to grasp how that power affects a reader by understanding the difference between 'telling' and 'showing'.
Robert Henry | 3 UG credits
 

ISHU 4850: Principles of Sustainability
Online Synchronous | Jun 9 – Aug 11 | Wednesdays 6-10pm
Provides an introduction to sustainability concepts within the framework of environment, economics, and equity. Covers foundational principles of sustainability and emerging topics, including population, energy, food, water and technology. Emphasizes the interrelationship between humans and the environment, and includes discussion of ecosystems, human behavior, ethics, and policy.
Angela Orebaugh | 3 UG credits

ISIN 4510: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences: Exploring US History
Online Synchronous | Jun 9 – Aug 11 | Wednesdays 6-10pm
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 4510: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences: Public Policy Analysis             
Online Synchronous | Jun 8 – Aug 10 | Tuesdays 6-10pm
Examines how public policy analysts determine the best course of action to meet organizational objectives within legal and financial constraints; considers the complex and ever-changing aspects of the problem, predicts the intended as well as unintended outcomes of the possible courses of action, and balances the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.                   
David Corlett | 3 UG credits

ISIN 4520: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities: Art in Society        
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 7 – Aug 13
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 and Media  
Online Synchronous | Jun 7 – Aug 9 | Mondays 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 10 – Aug 12 | Thursdays 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 3280: Science as a Cultural System: Challenging Our Presuppositions
Online Synchronous | Jun 7 – Aug 9 | Mondays 6-10pm
Focuses on the production of the scientific method from its eighteenth-century roots in natural philosophy, which demonstrates that the methodology which produces science is the same which produces natural philosophy.
Luke Wright | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3262: Globalization, Liberalism, and Reform in the 19th Century       
Online Synchronous | Jun 8 – Aug 10 | Tuesdays 6-10pm
Surveys major trends in 19 century world history.  Explores a representative sample of peoples and cultures of the period. Considers how societies in Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia coped with similar problems and innovations.  Introduces students to theoretical frameworks for world and comparative history.  Explores the processes of cultural interaction and globalization. Introduces students to a broad range of sources.
Richard Floyd | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3310: Popular Music's Vision of America             
Online Synchronous | Jun 8 – Aug 10 | Tuesdays 6-10pm
Examines American popular music using Michael Billig's work Banal Nationalism. Helps students understand the day-to-day cultural scaffolding of their lives, and the larger narrative and ideological project of America. Contextualizes popular music's vision using sociological and literary contributions of the same era. Places American popular music within a wider parallel examination of America's post-Vietnam search for purpose and meaning.
Steven Laymon | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3422: Managing your Emotions in the Workplace
Online Synchronous | Jun 9 – Aug 11 | Wednesdays 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 3760: Issues in Leadership
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 7 – Aug 13
Designed to serve as an overview and exploration in the ever-growing field of leadership studies, the purpose of this course is to learn about leadership- to be better at leadership, whether in an organization, community, family, or some other context. A wide-range of topics and issues will be examined through historical and modern conceptions, case studies, moral and ethical sides of leadership, and focused looks at crisis leadership.
Peter Ronayne | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3887: Educational Technology in the Information Age     
Online Synchronous | Jun 7 – Aug 9 | Mondays 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 4290: An Alternative History of Early America   
Online Asynchronous | Available May 24 – Jun 4
Examine America's colonial period (to the eve of the American Revolution) as that of a foreign country. Investigates the people, cultures, institutions, and events of the period on their own terms rather than through the lens of modern America. Uncovers the origins of many later American issues and debates; freedom and slavery; warfare; religion and revival; sectionalism; race; class; and commercialism.
David Corlett | 3 UG credits

ISSS 4432: Theories of Interpersonal Communication              
Online Synchronous | Jun 10 – Aug 12 | Thursdays 6-10pm
Examines latest research findings in interpersonal communication theories, with a focus on listening, verbal and non-verbal expression, interpersonal conflict, intimate relationships, and workplace communication. Engages students in independent research to apply theoretical constructs to a range of scenarios encountered in professional, social, and relationship settings.
Clair Berube | 3 UG credits

*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Instructors can require attendance for these sessions the dates are listed. For synchronous class sessions whose dates are listed, attendance is strongly encouraged. These sessions can be recorded for students who are unable to attend.

 

* 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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