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Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies Highlighted Courses — Spring

Lecture to help investors stay bullish in an uncertain economy

An appropriate response by the private investor to the recent economic downward shift following five years of unprecedented upward movement will be the subject of a public lecture on February 20 at 7 p.m. at Moravian College.

Richard Brown, investment professional with Robinson and Robinson of Allentown, will review movements in the stock market and discuss strategies an investor can use to reduce or minimize the "shrinkage effect" on the portfolio. He will offer answers to the question: How should a prudent investor respond when the market turns wild.

The lecture will be held in Collier Hall of Science, room 204, corner of Main and Locust Sts., Bethlehem, on the Moravian College campus. It is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Continuing and Graduate Studies Office. For directions and reservations contact the CGS office at 610-861-1400 or by e-mail at dcs@moravian.edu.

Health course part of Women’s Studies certificate program

Women’s health issues will be the focus of a course, Women and Health, offered in the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies at Moravian College, beginning Thursday, January 18, 6:30 p.m., on the Moravian College campus.

Part of a certificate program in Women’s Studies, shared among six institutions in the Lehigh Valley, but also available as a free-standing course, Women and Health will examine historical trends in health care for women, assumptions made by lay, medical, and research groups about women’s health care needs, and the impact of changing patterns in social position and roles of women. Additional topics include reproductive health, mental health, chronic illnesses, problems of aging, occupational health hazards, race and class issues, eating disorders, and the influence of the women’s movement.

The course carries four credits and continues on Thursday evenings for fourteen weeks. Information about this and other courses in the Women’s Studies certificate program and registration materials may be obtained from the Office of Continuing and Graduate Studies at Moravian College at 610-861-1400 or by e-mail at dcs@moravian.edu.

Economics of crime the topic of course

Does crime pay? Why would someone take the risk of being caught and punished? These and other questions will be examined in a special topic course, Economics of Crime, offered in the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies at Moravian College, beginning Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Course participants will learn how tribal and non-western societies deal with crime, how western societies have dealt with criminals, how today’s human services professionals and economists think about crime and how to control it. Topics also include the rewards the criminal perceives as benefit and an analysis of crimes of theft and violence, white-collar crimes, and capital punishment.

The four-credit course meets once a week for fourteen weeks. Information about this and other courses and registration materials may be obtained from the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies, 1200 Main St., Bethlehem, at 610-861-1400 or by e-mail dcs@moravian.edu

Production and inventory professionals to benefit from courses

Two courses for production and inventory professionals will be offered in the Continuing and Graduate Studies Division at Moravian College in the spring term.

Master Planning of Resources, offered on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:30, beginning January 16, treats the processes used to develop sales and operations plans, identifying and assessing internal and external demand, building an achievable master schedule consistent with business objectives, and developing a plan of supply. It presents methods for integrating sales and operations plans, demand forecasts, and customer demand.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning, offered on Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30, beginning January 18, focuses on material and capacity scheduling, material requirements planning, and material-dominated scheduling applicable to process industries and other mature production environments.

These two courses are part of a certificate program in Production and Inventory Management. Each carries three credits. Classes meet for ten weeks. The courses are offered in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Chapter of APICS: the Educational Society for Resource Management and help prepare students for APICS certification examinations.

For registration materials, contact the Continuing and Graduate Studies Office at Moravian College, 1200 Main St., Bethlehem, at 610-861-1400 or by e-mail to dcs@moravian.edu.

Criminal Justice System focus of program

Courses expanding the expertise of criminal justice system professionals will be offered in the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies at Moravian College in the Spring 2001 term, beginning January 15.

Many of them taught by practicing professionals, the courses include:

    The Legal System – an introduction to the profession and the legal system;

    Social Deviance, which investigates the nature, setting, and functions of deviant behavior with special attention to the causes of deviance, as well as the roles of police, courts, and correctional system;

    Civil Liberties and the U.S.Constitution, which emphasizes the Bill of Rights and issues of freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, right to counsel, self-incrimination, searches and seizures, cruel and unusual punishment, and the right to a fair trial;

    Corrections in America, which examines the historical development of corrections in America and examines competing philosophies of corrections, institutional and community-based programs as well as inmate subculture and probation and parole;

    Family Therapy, which explores forms of treatment and interventions;

    Family and the Law, covering legal regulation of the marital relationship, boundaries of marital and non-marital contracts, divorce, legal ramifications of parent-child relationships, and parental obligations as they impact neglect and abuse;

    Aging in America, which will explore the myths of aging, processes of retirement, and community and institutional services for older citizens;

    Criminal Evidence and Court Procedure, which examines such issues as the nature of criminal acts, elements of crime, defenses against criminal charges, violent crimes as well as "victimless" crimes.

All courses carry four credits and may be taken as free-standing courses for professional development or as part of a degree program in the Criminal Justice track of the Sociology major. For additional information and registration materials, contact the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies at Moravian College at 610-861-1400 or by e-mail to dcs@moravian.edu. Counselors are available day and evening hours to help with course selection.