Continued Learning @ UE Courses
The University of Evansville is offering the following courses through our Continued Learning at UE program in Spring 2020. Complete the registration form to become a member and secure your spot in a course today.
February 5 – March 4
Hidden Mysteries of the Bible - $30
Do you love a mystery? Have you experienced the thrill of a treasure hunt? The Bible is filled with both mystery and treasure. In this course, we will examine topics such as Intrigue in the Boring Genealogies, Shining the Light on the Shadows, The Enigma of Age, and the Mystery of an Ugly Worm. Our exploration will take us from the seemingly mundane to the miraculous, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Join us as we peel back layers of the Scripture to gain an even deeper understanding of some of the hidden mysteries of the Bible. There is always more to learn.
Materials/readings suggested (not required) for the course: The Bible, Cosmic Codes: Chuck Missler, Science Speaks: Peter W. Stoner, The Handwriting of God: Grant Jeffrey, The Book of Mysteries: Jonathan Cahn
Instructor: Kris Schwambach, Karen Kizlin, Linda Mason, Kathie Poe
Delivery of Healthcare: History and Future Directions - $30
This course will examine the historical development of health care systems and the examinations of the evolution of health care delivery in the United States. The history of hospitals, scientific discoveries, and role of culture will be discussed.
Instructor: William Stroube, PhD.
Ten Personality Disorders - $30
The DSM-V cluster of personality disorders represent the official list of personality disorders used in the field of mental health. We will look at these ten disorders on a continuum – ranging from mild to rather severe. We will do some self-examination to determine if some of the features apply to us. Hint: Most people can see at least a small element of these disorders within themselves. Your instructor certainly does! Everyday terminology will be matched with a more official way of stating these mental and emotional difficulties: He is paranoid; She is a kook; What a narcissist; I don’t think he has a conscience; What a drama queen; He has obsessive-compulsive tendencies; She’s borderline; He is a complete con artist: She is a total perfectionist: He is unbelievably shy. The goal is both to identify a personality disorder and a person’s struggle with it, as well as making suggestions for improvement.
Instructor: Terry D. Cooper, Ed.D., PhD., Psy.D.
March 18 – April 15
Manner, Marriage, and Mobility in Austen - $30
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the most beloved authors in English literature. In the 200 years since her death, her books and life have grown into whole industries, and she has become a cultural touchstone with few parallels. 2005’s blockbuster adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (to give just one example) earned over 100 million dollars; the Jane Austen Society of North America boasts thousands of members; and whether they're killing zombies or heading to college, Austen’s characters have spawned enough parallel lives to populate a small village. This spring alone will see two new adaptations: Andrew Davies’s interpretation of Austen’s unfinished novel Sanditon, and a film version of Emma directed by Autumn de Wilde. Such interest, affection, and reputation can sometimes obscure our awareness of Austen as a growing artist. In this course, we will read three novels that span Austen’s writing career: Lady Susan, an early epistolary novel, Emma, written at the height of Austen’s powers, and Persuasion, her last completed novel. In doing so, we will consider issues central to all of Austen’s works: the social imperative of marriage, the unsettling problem of rootless or mobile women, and the reliance upon manner to know and to negotiate one’s place in the world.
Instructor: Kristina Hochwender, PhD.
Making Good Decisions - $30
The intent of the course is to present information that will help people make better decisions. Most of the information will fall into two topics: the anatomy of bad decisions, and a process and structure for making good decisions. The discussion of bad decisions will center on biases rooted in human psychology, and tactics for avoiding the effects of those biases. The discussion of good decisions will focus on modern decision theory. It will concentrate on a practical process for making successful choices. For both topics, the presentation will be augmented by examples taken from real experience. Each class will be organized as part lecture, part class participation. Class participation will consist of discussions of case studies and examples, as well as small in-class problems that examine segments of the decision process.
Instructor: Laurence R. Steenberg
Aqueous Shading - $30
Come and learn shading techniques using watercolor and acrylic paints. We will work with a variety of objects, textures and materials. Beginner through advanced painting instruction. Students must bring their own materials. List: watercolor paper, stretched canvas, either or both watercolors and acrylic paints, brushes, a brush blotter, palette and water container.
Instructor: Michelle Peterlin
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