Adult Degree Program

New Minor and Courses Coming to the ADP in 2016

Check out these courses that will be offered in the Adult Degree Program in the 2016 summer and fall semesters!

Summer 2016

Forensic Psychology (PSY 290) Monday/Wednesday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Prerequisite: PSY 101
This course can serve as an elective for both degrees offered in the ADP.
This course will review the application of clinical and abnormal psychology to criminal cases.

Students will learn the many roles of forensic psychologists, gain an appreciation for the benefits and limitations of forensic psychology expert testimony, and have an opportunity to practice applying mental health concepts to forensic cases. Students also will be introduced to the research on controversial forensic techniques, such as the use of lie detectors, handwriting analyses, and criminal profiling. In addition, we will investigate the use of mental health defenses in high profile cases, including the use of unusual defenses (e.g., Stockholm Syndrome, Battered Child Syndrome, Dissociative Disorder). This class is different from, and does not overlap with, the department’s course “Psychology and Law.” Like the law class, this one is particularly relevant for those considering a career at the intersection of clinical psychology and the legal system.

Business Analytics (BUS 275) Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 p.m. Prerequisite: None
Preferred course for a major requirement for Business or Accounting majors.

With the rapid growth of data acquisition along with the technological advances in computing capabilities, large amounts of data are now being generated. This course develops fundamental knowledge and skills in the use of statistics to gain insights and assist in managerial decision making that enhances competitive advantage in the dynamic marketplace.

Fall 2016

Politics course taught by Oglethorpe University’s President, Dr. Lawrence Schall:

Equal Justice?: The American Criminal Justice System (POL 290.201) Mondays/ Wednesdays 6:00-8:10 p.m. (8 Weeks, Fall Session II)
This course introduces the student to the concept and the reality of justice in America. It includes an introduction to case studies through current popularized cases in the media. It will also include a focus on the intersection of race, class, and justice in America.

NEW Minor in Non-Profit Management (NPM)

The following courses in the NPM minor are being offered this fall:

Museum Studies (NPM 290) Monday/Wednesday 4:00-5:30 p.m. (16 weeks)
This course examines the purpose, role and methods of museums and museum work. Students will study the history of museums, financial and ethical ramifications of collections management and educational programming within the context of the museum. Students will have an introduction to the disciplines in the museum and new developments in management, marketing, and outreach. The course will provide students with an opportunity to explore the various aspects of a career in museums, from administration to education, curatorial work to design and implementation.

Non Profit Sector (NPM 220) Monday/Wednesday 6:00-8:10 p.m. (8 Weeks-Fall Session II)
Through both readings and field experience in nonprofits, students will explore the nonprofit sector beginning with the mission of nonprofits. The traditional function of any business will be explored with the functions specific to nonprofits such as fund development and the management of volunteers. Current topics in nonprofits including connected capitalism will be included. Professional development of students is emphasized. Course serves as the introductory course to the Nonprofit Management minor.

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