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Winter Classes 2020-2021

Get ahead with courses offered this winter! 
All courses offered online. 

Cedar Crest College offers a full slate of classes for current, visiting and prospective students who want to continue their education over the winter. Taking a winter course is a great way to stay on track, get ahead, or learn more about the college or a program. 

Choose from a large selection of courses in disciplines such as art, business, communications and psychology. Our small class sizes allow for an individualized experience with our faculty experts. 

How to Register for Classes as a Visiting Student

Synchronous Online Class Delivery for the following courses: 
ART-123-90-2 Painting Studio 
HLT-202-90--2 Health Professions Seminar      
THS-101-90-2 Introduction to Acting       
*These classes are held online but have required meeting times and activities to be completed at the same time by all participants. Meeting times are listed with course descriptions below. 

What We Are Offering 

Winter Dates 12/9/2020 – 1/12/2021   

ART-105-66-2  Introduction to Art History

3 credits  ART LAC course 
An introduction to art history, surveying important works with attention to their historical and cultural contexts, this course covers the Paleolithic period through the end of the Medieval period. 

ART-123-90-2   Painting Studio 

3 credits ART LAC course 
This course focuses on the development of a painterly vocabulary. The problems of direct observation, memory and abstraction are addressed. Students are encouraged to experiment with the painting medium and materials and expected to become familiar with contemporary concerns and relate them to their historical precedents.  
*Synchronous Class Delivery: January 8-10, January 15-17 (Friday 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 

BUA-110-66-2   Principles of Management 

An introduction to the functions and responsibilities of business management. This course examines the fundamentals of management and explores why management is needed in today’s complex business world. It explores the traditional functions of planning, controlling and organizing and pays special attention to organizational structures, leadership, and motivation. An excellent course for both business and non-business majors; it requires no prerequisites. 

BUA-320-66-2  Attracting, Selecting & Retaining Talent  

This course provides a follow-up and more detailed discussions and case studies to human resources management in public and private organizations as it pertains to the process of obtaining employees, training them, and ultimately retaining them. Staffing Organizations is based on a comprehensive staffing model. Components of the model include staffing models and strategy, staffing support systems (legal compliance, planning, job analysis and rewards), core staffing systems (recruitment, selection, employment), and staffing system and retention management. Up-to-date research and business practices are the hallmarks of this market leading program. In-depth applications (cases and exercises) provide students with skill-building and practice in key staffing activities and decision-making. Students also have the opportunity to address pertinent ethical issues. 

COM 140-90-2 Introduction to Film 

3 credits   HUM LAC course 
An introduction to the study of film, including the Hollywood production and exhibition process, the analysis of film narrative, elements of style (mise-en scene, cinematography, editing, and sound), and classifications of film genre. The course provides a historical overview of the development of film from its commercial premiere in 1895 by the Lumière Brothers to the diversity of today’s cinema. 

COM 245-90-2 Rap, Hip-Hop, Popular Culture

3 credits   HUM LAC course 
This class covers the political, cultural, and social history of the rap and hip-hop movement in America through the lens of popular culture from the 1970s to the present day. Students will critically analyze the music, influences, history, socio-cultural texts, music videos, and research of the hip hop movement. Cross-cultural influences and application of popular culture and hip hop will also be examined. The roots of rap music, from African chants and funk, begin the course as students listen to and analyze founders of the genre such as Run-DMC, LL Cool J, and The Beastie Boys. Students will also study works of current trends in rap (female empowerment rap, trap rap, and drill rap); production of hip-hop music; and hip-hop dance and fashion. World rappers and contemporary global hip hop artists are presented through issues of contemporary global concerns. 

CRJ 221-66-2 Victimization   

3 credits 
Victimization analyzes the major perspectives on victimization. The emphasis is on types of victimization, patterns of victimization, the role of victims in the generation of crime, and the experience of victims in the criminal justice system. Special attention will be devoted to: sources of data, trends, variations by demography and offense type and ways in which those variations may affect how criminal justice officials respond to particular types of offense. 

ECE 501-66-2  Foundations of Early Childhood Education 

3 credits  
This graduate level course provides an in-depth study and analysis of the field of early childhood education with an intense focus on historical, social and philosophical background.  The course content includes an exploration of current and future critical issues.  The student will discuss and implement developmentally appropriate practices, current teaching trends, and best practices as defined by national professional organization principles and standards. The role of the family in early childhood education is highlighted. 

EDU 560-66-2 ST: Trauma Sensitive Practice 

3 credits 
Trauma impacts individuals, families, and communities in many ways. Learning about trauma-informed approaches can provide the educator with the tools to help their students succeed. In this graduate level course, students will learn the signs of trauma, begin to explore socio- emotional strategies and develop a plan for working with students in their classroom. 

HIS 121-66-2  Survey of United States History 

3 credits   HUM LAC course 
A study of American history from the first Afro-European contact with North America to the present. The principal focus of the course is political, economic, and social, but attention is also paid to architecture, literature, and popular culture where appropriate. Students are encouraged to explore these areas in their independent research. 

HLT 202-90-2  Health Professions Seminar  

3 credits 
This course is the professional development course for students in the Health Sciences Department.  In-class exercises and guest speakers are utilized to help students expand their knowledge of the health professions while matching their interests in order to make viable career decisions.  Students are introduced to the tools needed to create and present their credentials in pursuit of their career plans, including resumes, interviews, and professionalism skills.  Additionally, students engage in exploration and discussions relative to historical discoveries and classical writings, as well as current topics, challenges, and opportunities associated with each field within the Department of Health Sciences. 
*Synchronous Class Delivery: January 8-10, January 15-17 (Friday 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 

MAT 110-66-2  Probability and Statistics 

3 credits   ML LAC course 
An examination of the collection, organization, analysis and interpretation of data in the context of applications from such fields as business, education, political science, economics, psychology, sociology, nutrition and medicine. The importance of experimental design and sampling techniques are studied and stressed throughout the course. Elementary probability theory is introduced as well as the following theoretical distributions: binomial, normal, Student’s t, and chi-square. Linear regression techniques and correlation analysis are used to study bivariate populations. An algebra background is required as well as a scientific or statistical calculator. 

NTR  114-66-2  Nutrition and the Elderly 

1 credit 
An overview of nutrition as it relates to aging. Emphasis is placed on using and developing tools and skills that can be used with the elderly to assess their nutritional status and methods to meet their nutritional needs. 

PSY 224-66-2  Women in the Workplace

3 credits   SS LAC course 
This course examines the theory, research, and practice of women and men in the workplace. Topics include: the history of women at work; nontraditional occupations and roles; gender differences in communication, leadership, and work styles; relevant legal, economical, and political issues; work-life balance and career dilemmas, and personal planning, promotion, and growth strategies. 

PSY 237-66-2  Addiction: Biopsychosocial Approach 

3 credits  
This course explores the nature of addiction in its various forms. Video case studies, professional interviews, as well as video documentaries are presented. Particular emphasis is placed on biological, psychological, as well as social factors that influence the development, maintenance, and treatment of addictions. 

THS 101-90-2  Introduction to Acting 

3 credits   ART LAC course 
A basic acting course that uses games and improvisations as well as individual and group exercises to introduce the student to the acting process. In a supportive and non-competitive environment, the students explore relationships to character and process and examine the specific elements needed to create a stage life. 
*Synchronous Class Delivery: January 8-10, January 15-17 (Friday 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 

How to Register for Classes as a Visiting Student 

You do not have to be enrolled in a degree program to take advantage of the winter classes at Cedar Crest College. Steps to register: 

Select a Course 

Above is a sampling of the classes or 

Search the Full Winter Course Listings Here 

  • Select the term for 2020 – 2021 Acad Yr Winter 
  • Select the department/major of your course option 
  • Scroll to the bottom and click Search to view all course offerings 

Register for your desired class using the Visiting Application 

Visiting Application

  • Click start here 
  • Page 1 is demographic information, then click Continue in the lower right corner 
  • Page 2 is your high school information 
  • Page 3 is where you select the year and term of Winter and your courses by clicking on the drop down arrow.  
  • Page 4 is a verification page 

After you submit your application, you will be contacted by an Academic Advisor who will register you for classes. 

If you have questions about the application, contact The School of Adult and Graduate Education at 610-740-3770 or sage@cedarcrest.edu

If you have questions about classes or class changes after you apply, contact Academic Services at 610-606-4628 or advising@cedarcrest.edu

Fall registration is now open! 


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