Summer Session 2014

Online Courses

Taking a course online at Alvernia University is as much about the future as it is about the present. At Alvernia University, we strive to meet the educational needs of all working professionals. So by offering our courses online this Summer, Alvernia is providing high-quality, engaging, convenient, and timely academic courses to meet the growing educational requirements of the adult learner.

By participating in a summer class online, you can get the education you need - and where - you need it.

Online courses run on either of the following dates: May 12 - July 2 or July 3 - August 21. Students are responsible for communications software and internet service. There are both minimum and suggested requirements for computer setup. For more information, please visit our technology requirements. All courses are accredited and the credits are readily transferable.

Course Selections


Undergraduate and Adult Education

BIO 203-60: Biosphere   

The course Biosphere studies humans and their interactions with their environment.  Topics include ecological principles (the nature of nature), energy and natural resources issues, pollution problems, and threats to the Biodiversity of the planet.  Specific consideration will be given to humantity's ability to alter and change nature from historical and current perspectives; and how we can learn to live in harmony with nature.  Fulfills lab science in Liberal Arts core. 100% Online.
July 3 - August 21

BIO 216-50: Nutrition
Overview of nutritional requirements of individuals in the healthful state as well as modification of those requirements during illness. Three hours of lecture per semester week. Prerequisites: BIO 107, BIO 108, or permission of instructor. Mandatory live orientation meeting in Blackboard Monday, May 12 from 12:00 noon- 12:30 worth 5pts. Please have your text book purchased and accessible. No other synchronous meetings are planned. Course is completed in weekly online modules independently. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2

BUS 206-50: Management Principles
Provides an analysis of the traditional functions of management (i.e., planning, organizing, leading and controlling) with past, present and future application. Topics examined include quality issues, team-based approaches to work, organizational design and re-engineering efforts, motivational techniques, globalization, technology, diversity and ethics. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2

BUS 207-60: Marketing Principles
An introduction to the basic functions of marketing and the marketing concept. Included topics of study are market analysis, consumer behavior, marketing research, the development of the marketing mix, and international and social marketing. 100% Online.
July 3 - August 21

CJ 309-60: White Collar Crime
Analysis and evaluation of white collar crime, including public perception, sociological, political and economic impacts, as well as, past and present enforcement strategies.  The role of the computer in committing white collar crime is discussed.  Prerequisites: CJ 101 and 175. 100% Online
July 3 - August 21

CJ 377-50: Juvenile Delinquency & Justice
Nature and extent of delinquency is discussed.  Explanatory models and theories of juvenile delinquency are presented.  History, philosophy, and evaluation of juvenile court practices and procedures are presented including the role of the juvenile officer.  Prevention and intervention programs and their techniques are illustrated.  Prerequisites: CJ 101 and 175. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2

HIS 112-50: The Study of American History
Introduces student to the chronology of American history, a broad selection of key documents, appropriate secondary reading materials, and descriptions of selected key events in the evolution of American history. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2

HIS 112-60: The Study of American History
Introduces student to the chronology of American history, a broad selection of key documents, appropriate secondary reading materials, and descriptions of selected key events in the evolution of American history. 100% Online.
July 3 - August 21

PHI 105-50: Introduction to Philosophy
Historical introduction to fundamental problems and methods of philosophy based on readings in ancient, medieval and modern literature. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2

PHI 105-51: Introduction to Philosophy
Historical introduction to fundamental problems and methods of philosophy based on readings in ancient, medieval and modern literature. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2

PHI 105-60: Introduction to Philosophy
Historical introduction to fundamental problems and methods of philosophy based on readings in ancient, medieval and modern literature. 100% Online.
July 3 - August 21

PSY 101-50: Introductory Psychology
Introduction to major concepts and findings in psychology with emphasis on basic processes underlying human behavior. Prerequisite for all other psychology courses except PSY 306. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2

PSY 208-50: Human Development Across the Lifespan
Focuses on physical, cognitive, social, personality and moral development through life span from infancy to old age. Cross cultural, gender and minority issues will be integrated when appropriate. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2

PSY 215-60: Multicultural Issues
Study of the universals of human behavior as well as the differences brought about by the specific needs, experiences and characteristics of diverse populations. The course examines communication, understanding and awareness among culturally different people. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 100% Online.
July 3 - August 21

SW 211-50: Interventions Strategies for Families
This course provides a foundation in working with individuals, families, and communities, Students are taught generalist skills in the context of families at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Students learn how to assess the needs of families and how to access services to meet those needs. An overview of different models of family intervention will be introduced. 100% Online
May 12 - July 2

THE 105-50: Foundations of Theology
Inquiry into nature of religion and its relation to other areas of human experience. Role of theology in bringing a religious tradition to reflective awareness. Focus on Christianity, especially its Catholic expression. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2

THE 105-51: Foundations of Theology
Inquiry into nature of religion and its relation to other areas of human experience. Role of theology in bringing a religious tradition to reflective awareness. Focus on Christianity, especially its Catholic expression. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2

THE 105-60: Foundations of Theology
Inquiry into nature of religion and its relation to other areas of human experience. Role of theology in bringing a religious tradition to reflective awareness. Focus on Christianity, especially its Catholic expression. 100% Online.
July 3 - August 21

THE 210-60: Medical Moral Theology
Investigation of moral problems which can arise in the area of bioethics. Introductory survey of the basic Christian principles of morality is followed by treatment of various medical moral situations. A natural law methodology is applied throughout the course. Fulfills the Ethics/Morality requirement 100% Online
July 3 - August 21


THE 210-61: Medical Moral Theology
Investigation of moral problems which can arise in the area of bioethics. Introductory survey of the basic Christian principles of morality is followed by treatment of various medical moral situations. A natural law methodology is applied throughout the course. Fulfills the Ethics/Morality requirement 100% Online
July 3 - August 21

Graduate

COR 520-62: Ethics and Moral Leadership
A discussion and analysis of philosophies of moral leadership. The course is designed to present a vision for the development of reflective, responsible, and socially engaged leadership for the community, workplace, society and the global world. It will include the study of topics such as: theories of and approaches to moral leadership; the ideal relationship between leaders and followers; historical exemplars of moral leadership; and the contrast between moral and immoral leadership. 100% Online.
July 3 - August 21

 COR 600-50: Organizational and Professional Ethics

A discussion and analysis of ethical issues in organizational environments and the professions. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the practical applications of ethical theory to diverse ethical issues in professional life. It will include the study of topics such as: major theories and principles of ethics; the nature of professional organizations and their contributions to society; the social responsibilities of professions, organizations and corporations; codes of ethics and standards of professional conduct; and decision procedures for resolving ethical dilemmas in the workplace. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2  

COR 600-60: Organizational and Professional Ethics
A discussion and analysis of ethical issues in organizational environments and the professions. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the practical applications of ethical theory to diverse ethical issues in professional life. It will include the study of topics such as: major theories and principles of ethics; the nature of professional organizations and their contributions to society; the social responsibilities of professions, organizations and corporations; codes of ethics and standards of professional conduct; and decision procedures for resolving ethical dilemmas in the workplace. 100% Online.
July 3 - August 21  

MBA 502-50: Accounting for the Workplace
Accounting for the Workplace is designed to introduce students to accounting who have not had accounting courses or accounting experience at the undergraduate level. The course fosters an understanding of the basic concepts of financial accounting, including accounting information systems. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2 

MBA 504-50: Management & Marketing
The purpose of this course is to provide foundations in management and marketing for students who have entered the program with limited exposure to management and marketing.  The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the basis for management theory and marketing. 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2 

MBA 506-60: Economics & Finance
The purpose of this course is to provide foundations in economics and finance for students who have entered the program with limited exposure to economics and finance.  The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the basis for economic theory and financial decision making. 100% Online.
July 3 - August 21

MBA 510-60: Managerial Accounting
This course emphasizes the application of accounting systems to managerial decision-making and problem solving. Analysis and interpretation of financial statements, analysis of cash flow, cash budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis and responsibility accounting are among the major topics explored. Prerequisite: Prior coursework in accounting or MBA 502-Accounting for the Workplace.
July 3 - August 21

MBA 570-60: Strategic Market Research
This course provides the skills for scientific problem analysis and the development of appropriate research methodology to support effective decision-making for marketing professionals.Topics include the selection and application of quantitative, qualitative or mixed research methods, effective data collection and analysis, as well as the use of the collected data to address strategic marketing problems including market segmentation, sales and market forecasts, and the effective implementation of the elements of the marketing mix. 100% Online.
July 3 - August 21

MED 505-60: Introduction to Special Needs Students
This course reviews all areas of student exceptionalities and how special education services are acquired, developed and provided in today's schools. Students will learn how family and community collaboration together with research-based educational practices assist individuals with exceptionalities be successful in home, school and community settings. Ten (10) hours of fieldwork with children in community settings are embedded in this course. 100% Online.
July 3 - August 21

MED 542-50: Assessment & Instruction Developmental Disabilities
This course deals with what autism and other developmental disabilities are, and best practices teachers use with students who have these conditions.  Functional curriculum and assessment in domains of basic communication, self-help, social skills, life skills, fine and gross motor for such students will be addressed.  Assistive technology for these populations will be explored.  This course should be taken before or during MED 522: Practicum I. (3 credits). 100% Online.
May 12 - July 2 



This course schedule is provided for the information of the student. It is subject to change as deemed appropriate by the University in order to fulfill its role and mission or by regulatory and/or accrediting bodies specifically impacting the programs. Changes may be implemented without prior notice and without obligation, and, unless specified otherwise, are effective when made.


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