The purpose of the intensive term course offering is to provide students an immersion experience in a specific discipline or field of study either in the on-campus environment or via travel experience. In cases where local field trips or travel within the United States is involved, it is an opportunity to see content principles in action or view historic sites. Experiences involving international travel offer the student a first-hand global perspective of the culture and language of another country. As with all course offerings, the mission of the university is at the heart of the experience.
Students enrolled at Concordia University Irvine the semester previous to the intensive sessions are eligible to participate in the intensive courses. Please consult with your advisor as to appropriateness of the course to your graduation plan. Applications are available for intensive courses in the Advising Office and the Office of Global Programs.
On campus classes begin on Monday, May 6, 2013. Three unit classes end May 31; four unit classes end June 6. The exact dates of the travel course will be in this general timeframe but may vary because of flight schedules, etc.
Both travel and on-campus classes will be offered this May.
MGT 324 – Global Enterprises: China – (3 units) – Professor Roger Philips
Students will examine the realities and opportunities of international business in China today. With the rise of China as an economic super-power, businesses must understand China’s 1.4 billion customers in order to survive and thrive as a global enterprise in today’s global marketplace. This course centers on a ten-day study tour in China that provides out-of-the classroom experiential learning opportunities that are supplemented by face-to-face and online readings and assignments.
THL 399 – The Church and the Third Reich – (3 units) – Professor David Loy
An introduction to the relationship between the church and the Nazi regime in the Third Reich. Students will become familiar with Nazi attitudes toward and policies regarding the church as well as the church’s varied responses to the Nazi regime. Particular attention will be paid to the response of Lutheran theologians. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (Cross-listed as HST 399.)
HST 437 – Great Cities: “From Braveheart to Burns” Scotland as Caricature or Culture? – (3 units) – Professor Dan van Voorhis
A brief but intensive look at the Story of Pre- Modern and Modern Scotland as it has been caricatured, but also contributed to the health, security, and cultural depth of civilization. (Course may count toward a major elective in the History and Political Thought major.)
EDU 391 – Children’s Literature of the United Kingdom – (3 units) – Professor Rebecca Stanton
A survey of children’s literature from various time periods in the United Kingdom. Discussion of its application in the American K-12 classroom. Includes reading and discussing literary pieces before and during the trip, plus touring museums, universities and other relevant locations while in the UK. Readings from authors such as Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl, J.R.R. Tolkien, Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, J.M. Barrie, J.K. Rowling, Rev. W. Awdry, and Kenneth Grahame. (Course may be substituted for ENG 391.)
BUS 399 – Negotiation – (3 units) – Professor Marc Fawaz
This course will explore the theory and practice of negotiation. The aptitude to negotiate successfully rests on a combination of analytical and interpersonal skills. Negotiators cannot develop promising strategies without a deep understanding of the context of the situation, the structure of the negotiation, the interests of the other parties, the opportunities and barriers to creating and claiming value on a sustainable basis, and the range of possible moves and countermoves both at and away from the bargaining table. Interpersonal skills are important because negotiation is essentially a process of communication, relationship and trust-building (or breaking) and mutual persuasion. Learning objectives are to give students an introduction to key questions and concepts in the study of negotiations (e.g., components, functions & scope, actors, phases, requirements for and obstacles to effectiveness) and an understanding of how different factors and contexts can influence the negotiation process and its outcome (such as the nature of the issues, power, ethics, technology, third-party intervention, culture, and violence).
PHY 399 – Medical Imaging Physics – (4 units) - John Kenney
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the scientific foundations and practical implementations of modern medical imaging technologies including ultrasound, X-ray, computer aided tomography (CAT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The class will utilize laboratory exercises, special guest lectures, and field trips to augment the lecture in exploring pertinent historical aspects of, state-of-the art advances in, limitations and risks of, and possible future directions involving medical imaging science. Moral and ethical issues associated with medical imaging will be investigated in Christian context. Course prerequisites: CHE 221-222 and PHY 211-212 or consent of the instructor.
Additional information on the on-campus courses can be obtained by contacting the instructor directly.
For either travel or on-campus courses, please consult with your advisor first as to suitability of the course you are interested in as to how it would fit with your graduation plan.
Registration for travel courses will take place early in 2013. Deposits will be necessary to secure travel reservations and accommodations. Please consult with the Office of Global Programs for exact details. Registration for on-campus courses will take place toward the middle of spring semester. Exact dates will be publicized through Eagle email.
The fee for credit is $360 per unit. Travel costs vary depending on the course and are available from the Office of Global Programs or by contacting the instructor directly.