Available courses

This course introduces the concepts and procedures used in statistical reasoning and analysis. Topics in descriptive statistics include the presentation of data, the measures of location, central tendency and variability and relationships between variables. Topics in inferential statistics include probability, sampling distributions and the use of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.
This course will focus on developing skills in using positive guidance techniques while enhancing children’s self-concept and developing children’s pro-social skills.
The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in EDEC230, such as creating a pro-social environment and establishing positive guidance techniques. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised lab with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is now a 10-week course, beginning October 4th.

Foundations of Personal Leadership and Growth examines the foundational principles of personal leadership development and familiarizes participants with principle-based personal growth models and frameworks that are relevant to all people and applicable in all leadership roles. Participants will grow as they appreciate, reflect on, and apply the importance of leadership principles like self-awareness, attitude, self-discipline, collaboration, and intentionality. Participants will learn how to become people of influence by engaging in and committing to personal leadership growth

Politics affect all of our lives on a daily basis. Concepts such as “politics,” “government,” “power,” and “democracy” may seem familiar to us but are in fact complex and multi-faceted subjects. The goal of this course is to provide you with an overview of the American government at the national level. In this course, we will examine and explore topics such as government structure, the U.S. Constitution, civil liberties and civil rights, political parties, voting behavior, public opinion, and interest groups. Discussion of current issues and trends in political science will be encouraged.

Intro to Community Leadership provides a survey of basic leadership theories and competencies, an overview of systems theory and change theory, and an introduction to basic concepts relating to the structure, culture, and function of communities. Students will develop their ability to think strategically and creatively by analyzing problems and data, strengthening their collaborative and interpersonal skills, considering the value of civic engagement, and exploring realistic solutions to common issues in the fields of community and nonprofit leadership.

Introduction to Ethics examines human life, experience & thought in order to encourage students to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. This course will cover all the foundationally necessary topics for a student to grasp an understanding of introductory ethics.  Topics covered will include morality, relativism, subjectivism, religious ethics, psychological egoism, ethical egoism, utilitarianism, human dignity, social contract theory and the ethics of virtue.  Guided by the course textbook, we will discuss the theories classic philosophers such as Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Hobbes, John Stuart Mills and Immanuel Kant, as well as modern essayists in the field of ethics and moral philosophy.