One Credit Workshops

HON 5300-001: PERSONAL FINANCE

CATHERINE STECYK
TH 4:00-5:15PM

Personal finance is an important life skill, and after graduation, you will be responsible for your own money. Have you ever heard of a celebrity who made millions during their professional life, only to face retirement with mountains of debt or bankruptcy? Solid personal financial management is critical to functioning in today’s society and does not need to be a daunting topic. This course surveys topics like budgeting, living on your own, saving for that dream car, house, and vacation, responsible use of credit cards, investing for retirement, and a host of other topics. This class is designed to introduce students to the financial topics they will face as new graduates and young professionals and to give them the tools to conquer those challenges effectively and in line with their needs and values so that they can build the lives they want. 

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HON 5300-002 PHILADELPHIA ART MUSEUM

JOHN IMMERWAHR
FRI 9/7/2018 (5:00-9:00PM), SAT 9/8/2018 (10:00AM-5:00pm)

This course has three main goals:

  • Introduce students to some of the most important art works at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Familiarize students with the philosophy and organization of the museum.
  • Teach art-appreciation skills that will help students get more out of visits to other art museums in the future.

In the Friday evening class, which will be on Villanova’s campus, we will discuss and analyze slides of some of the most famous and iconic works of art at the museum.  The Saturday session, held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will introduce students to the six main areas of the museum: American Art; Asian Art; European Art (1100-1500); European Art (1500-1850); Impressionism/Post-Impressionism; Modern/Contemporary.  For each area the students will get a brief tour and then do some interactive exercises in the galleries.   All students will also receive, at no charge, a one-year membership to the museum that will entitle them to unlimited visits, reduced admission prices for their guests and many other benefits.

Instructor: John Immerwahr is a retired Villanova professor, who taught philosophy and ACS.  He is a Guide (docent) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is qualified to give tours of all of the main areas of the museum. 

 

 

 

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HON 5300-003: SHAPING COLLEGE LIFE

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Course description forthcoming.

 

 

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HON 5300-004: SHAPING COLLEGE LIFE

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HON 5300-005: SHAPING COLLEGE LIFE

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Course description forthcoming.

 

 

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HON 5400-001 DANCE: LATIN, SWING, & LINDY HOP

KELLY RAY
M 3:00-4:15

Course description forthcoming.

 

 

 

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HON 5410-001 INTRO TO GUITAR I

REBEKA KARRANT 
T 4:30-5:45

“Music washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – W.F. Corgill

In this workshop students will learn chords, chord progressions, several different strums, and learn some basic theory as it applies directly to the guitar.  Students will learn to play popular folk, pop, rock and country songs.  This workshop is for beginning students or a refresher for the rusty.  Students must bring an acoustic or electric guitar.

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HON 5410-002 INTRO TO GUITAR II

REBEKA KARRANT 
M 4:30-5:45

“Music is the weapon in the war against unhappiness.” – Jason Mraz

Bring more happiness and joy into your life by making some beautiful music.  This workshop picks up where the Intro to Guitar course left off.  Students will improve their skills, increase their repertoire, build more confidence, explore more advanced concepts that will allow them to play anywhere on the guitar neck.  Come ready to learn more chords, more strums, and more skills that will allow you to play folk, pop, rock and blues tunes more competently and with greater freedom.

Prerequisite: Intro to Guitar I or Professor’s permission.

 

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HON 5460-001 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

JOHN WELSH 
W 4:30-5:45

This workshop will highlight all aspects of basic digital photography with hands-on time emphasizing composition and creative approaches using the basics of photography: ISO selection and exposure, white balance, lens choices, f-stops and depth of field, shutter speed. Also covered is digital workflow from image capture to archiving.

 

Participants should have/bring:
Digital camera (preferably DSLR) & manual.

 

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HON 5460-100 ACRYLIC WORKSHOP

CHRISTINE CLAY GORKA
FRI, 9/28/18 (6:00-8:00PM), SAT 9/29/18 (9:00AM-5:00pm) 

Students will learn basic elements of color theory and painting technique through demonstration and practice. Activities will include color mixing, principles of composition and production of two finished paintings. Focused, diligent participation in what you are doing is required and imagination is encouraged.

 

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HON 5460-101 DRAWING WORKSHOP

CHRISTINE CLAYGORKA
FRI, 11/9/18 (6:00-8:00PM), SAT 11/10/18 (9:00AM-5:00pm) 

Course description forthcoming.

 

 

 

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HON 5490-001 CULTURAL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

LANCE KENNEY
R 4:00-5:00  

This course, customized for participants in the Honors Global Scholars Program, is intended to prepare students to living and studying in the UK.  A variety of issues will be covered, ranging from history, politics, and religion to sport, media, and travel.  In addition, a variety of tools will be examined that will help students better immerse themselves into their host culture.  The point is not to ameliorate the effects of culture shock, but to work through it in order to learn as much from this experience as possible.

 

Limited to the Honors Global Scholars cohorts.

 

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HON 5599-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM

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