Liberty Class Schedule and Descriptions
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GNBL 2353 Discovering the Old Testament (Accelerated Evening)
August 25 – September 29; Mondays (No class September 1)
Registration Deadline: August 11, 2014
A general education course to introduce adult students to the development of religion in ancient Israel, to show the roots of the Christian faith and to show the relevance of the Bible to contemporary life, and to examine the place of the Bible in American culture.
GNST 3142: Foundations for Strengths-Based Teams (Weekend; 2 credit hours)
September 5 and 6
Registration Deadline: August 22, 2014
This course will provide students an opportunity to learn more about the Gallup Organization’s strength-based philosophy and supporting research. Using the Strengths-Finder assessment—the goal is to give specific affirmation to a person’s top five strengths and inspire further growth in those strengths. The course is highly interactive, practical and hands-on, resulting in immediate application. Students can expect to validate their own personal strengths and talents and discover the strengths of others as well as consider critical outcomes required in one’s role and how strengths are utilized to meet those goals.
GNBS 3093: Principles of Supervision (Weekend)
September 19, 20 and 27
Registration Deadline: September 5, 2014
Effective supervisors need to know how to plan and organize the workload, define the most important results, and measure effectiveness, as well as have a fundamental understanding of worker behavior and the processes of motivation and control. This course is designed for individuals who are or will be in supervisory positions and need to develop skills for effective management in the work environment. Emphasis will be on skill development. (Consent of Faculty Advisor Required.)
GNBS 3353: Conflict Resolution (Accelerated Evening)
October 6 – November 3; Mondays
Registration Deadline: September 22, 2014
Conflict is a reality of daily life, whether in personal relationships or in the business setting. Learning how to deal with these conflicts can have an impact on the quality of life. This course will provide the student with a foundation of how to deal with and resolve conflicts. (Consent of Faculty Advisor required.)
GNEN 2153: Studies in the Theory of American Humor (Weekend)
October 10, 11 and 18
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2014
A study of the scholarly theory behind the types of American humor, the history of humor in the United States, its facets that lend themselves to democracy, the characteristics that make it differ from British humor, and an overview of the most important humorists in our history.
GNPH 2153: Critical Thinking (Weekend)
October 24, 25 and November 1
Registration Deadline: October 10, 2014
Understanding critical thinking is a life-long strategy. The purpose of this course is not only to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts of critical thinking, but to also provide a systematic approach to its processes and components. Through readings, discussions, and written assignments, emphasis will be placed on application in the context of traditional values, personal non-conformity, and cultural diversity.
GNST 3042: Building Strength-Based Teams (Weekend; 2 credit hours)
November 7 and 8
Registration Deadline: October 24, 2014
The best teams leverage the talents of their members to engage them in realizing the team’s goals and objectives. Effective and productive teams meet their goals and achieve meaningful outcomes by engaging team members and capitalizing on their diverse talents. In this course, students will learn why engagement is crucial to the success of a team and organization, discover strategies to engage team members and ensure they are positioned appropriately for their role, examine the relationships, strengths dynamics and potential challenges within a team and learn how to use a Team Talent Map to increase performance and engagement of their team. (Pre-requisite—GNST 3142 Foundations for Strengths-Based Teams)
GNHI 2353: American Freedom: The 1960s (Accelerated Evening)
November 10 – December 8; Mondays
Registration Deadline: October 27, 2014
The 1960s have been increasingly regarded as a surreal decade in American history. This course will engage the biographies, politics, and culture that typified the 1960s. The learner will encounter JFK, RFK, MLK, the move from liberalism to conservatism, and the Vietnam War. The full continuum of events from the U-2 incident to Woodstock will be addressed.
GNBS 3063: Outrageous Customer Service (Weekend)
November 14, 15 and 22
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2014
This course will motivate students from all backgrounds to discover the difference between good and excellent customer service. Students will learn basic concepts that turn customers into company supporters. The course will equip students with the skills, knowledge, and behaviors necessary to recognize and provide extraordinary service. (Consent of Faculty Advisor Required.)
GNEC 1553: Personal Finance (Accelerated Evening)
November 18 – December 16; Tuesdays
Registration Deadline: November 4, 2014
This course is designed to aid students in defining their role in preparing and understanding personal financial information. The topics to be covered are basic financial planning, budgeting procedures, calculating principal and interest, defining different types of consumer credit, and developing a general knowledge of home buying and various types of insurance.
GNBS 3053: Leadership: Discovering Your Purpose (Weekend)
December 5, 6 and 13
Registration Deadline: November 21, 2014
This activity-enriched course teaches the basics of effective leadership, focusing on personal awareness and growth, working relationships, influence skills, and conflict resolution. A foundation for understanding the challenges facing a new manager and for helping the individual improve leadership skills and behaviors will be created. (Consent of Faculty Advisor required.)