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Current Term Classes - BPHM

 

Fall 2019

Class registration opens on August 6. Registration in BPHM classes is open to students enrolled in the degree program. Others may register with program permission as Community Scholars.  

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

PSHM 3010: Introduction to Health Care Management: Applying Concepts to Practice
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm | Aug 27-Dec 3 | In-person class meets Saturday, Oct 26; 9:00am-1:00pm | No class on Oct 8 
Provides an introduction to health care management for allied health practitioners. Integrates theory and practice through course presentations, readings, online discussions, experiential exercises, and written assignments. Emphasizes the application of critical thinking and problem solving skills, within multidisciplinary environments, to both health care practice and professional development.
Ana R Abad-Jorge | 3 UG credits | Required

PSHM 3050: Current Issues in Health Care 
Online Asynchronous | Available Aug 27-Dec 6 | -person class meets Saturday, Oct 26; 9:00am-1:00pm | No class on Oct 8 
Provides an introduction to the healthcare and healthcare management literature for allied healthcare professionals, building on the foundational knowledge provided in the concurrent PSHM 3010 Introduction to Healthcare Management. The course emphasizes the application of critical thinking and library research skills.
Maria Kronenburg | 1 UG credit | Elective, but highly recommended for new students



PSHM 4800: Health Sciences Management Internship I
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | May 16-Aug 1 | Limited to BPHM Students
Provides opportunity for students to apply knowledge & skills in health care management, administration, research and policy in real-world health care setting. Exposes students to other health care organizations & professionals, and various pressures that affect decision-making in the field. Challenges students to identify and develop new skills, alongside their personal career path & goals. Prerequisite: Final year of BPHM Program.
Maria Kronenburg & Ana Abad-Jorge | 2 UG credits | Required

PSHM 4801: Health Sciences Management Internship II
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | May 16-Aug 1 | Limited to BPHM Students
Provides opportunity for students to apply knowledge & skills in health care management, administration, research and policy in real-world health care setting. Exposes students to other health care organizations & professionals, and various pressures that affect decision-making in the field. Challenges students to identify and develop new skills, alongside their personal career path & goals. Prerequisite: Final year of BPHM Program.
Maria Kronenburg & Ana Abad-Jorge | 1 UG credit | Required

ACCT 2010: Introductory Accounting I
Online Asynchronous* | Available  May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD. 
Designed to introduce students to the language of business, the course begins with the role of financial data in contemporary society, proceeds to develop the accounting model for capturing financial data, and finishes with the problems of measuring and reporting income, assets, liabilities, and equities.
Marshall Kasten | 3 UG credits | Advance Restrictive Elective in BPHM

IT 3220: Strategic Business Value of Information Technology
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | *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.  
Lisa Wentzel | 3 UG credits | Advance Restrictive Elective in BPHM


BPHM students may take online BIS courses to meet their general education requirements in Humanities and Social Sciences:

ISHU 3456: History of Western Architecture from Antiquity to the Present
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6-10pm | May 28-Jul 30 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/15, 9am-12:45pm
Examines the tradition of Western architecture from its inception in Greece and Rome to the present. Focuses on aesthetic, cultural, and political ideas framing the design, uses, and meanings of these celebrated buildings. Provides tools for visual analysis using a variety of methods from text analysis to visits of buildings.
Julia May | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3901: Dance: Anthropological Origins of Dance and Music in World Cultures
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6-10pm | May 30-Aug 1 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/22, 9am-12:45pm (No class on 7/4)
Examines the anthropological origins of dance history in world cultures.  Discusses the importance of dance to define and preserve the historic traditions within a culture.  Explores the inherent relationship between dance and music within both the sociocultural and folk aspects, as well as the ceremonial, religious, and ritual aspects of a culture. 
Sharen Mendoza | 3 UG credits

ISHU 4090: Writing: Comfortable as a Hearth Rug
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-10pm | May 29-Jul 31 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/1, 9am-12:45pm
Writing begins with intuition, moves towards consciousness and strives for clarity. Such movement calls for a steady eye and an enduring approach. Accordingly, this course focuses upon resurrecting the fading art of patience, a faculty required for writing.  Students will read widely, respond to assigned readings through weekly essays and share work in a workshop setting with an emphasis on revision. Writing intensive.
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG credits

ISHU 4190: Writing Strategies
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6-10pm | May 30-Aug 1 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/22, 9am-12:45pm (No class on 7/4)
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

ISIN 4510: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences: The Atlantic World
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-10pm | May 29-Jul 31 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/1, 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 May 28-Aug 2
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

ISLS 3150: Genocide: Origins, Prevention, and Punishment
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6-10pm | May 28-Jul 30 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/15, 9am-12:45pm | Limited to BIS Students
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

ISSS 3160: Democracy in America
Online Synchronous | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 6-10pm | May 13-May 24
Examines democracy, free speech, elections and the press; considers the role of a free press in a time of civil discord, challenges to free speech in America at large and on college campuses; evaluates threats to democracy and the electoral process by analyzing Russian hacking and the role of PACs and Super PACs; examines mainstream and social media, “fake news” and posits if democracy can survive in a culture of 24/7 news coverage and “tweets.”
Paul Pitman | 3 UG credits
 
ISSS 3888: Looking Through the Philosophic Lens of Technology
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6-10pm | May 28-Jul 30 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/15, 9am-12:45pm
Explores ways in which the history and philosophy of technology can inform today’s liberal arts students about the role of technology in our society.  Covers current and historical topics as well as explores and develops a personal philosophic approach to the application of technology.
Yitna Firdyiwek | 3 UG credits

ISSS 4454: Emotion, Emotional Intelligence, and Meditation
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6-10pm | May 30-Aug 1 | Additional class to be held on Saturday, 6/22, 9am-12:45pm (No class on 7/4)
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.
3 UG credits


*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Instructors can require attendance for these sessions as long as the dates are listed. For synchronous class sessions whose dates are not listed, attendance is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory. 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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