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Anyone can take classes at SCE – you don’t have to be enrolled in a degree or certificate program. This “non-degree” option is great if you’re: looking to develop specific skills or knowledge in order to “get ahead” in your career or build your business; thinking about going back to school but would prefer to try a class or two before applying; seeking to fulfill pre-requisites for graduate study; visiting from another school and want to take a summer class; or you’re simply interested in personal enrichment.

To take a class, simply register during an open registration period. Registration for the Fall 2019 semester will open on July 8. You can browse all classes and search by subject, schedule or class format (online, on campus, or hybrid) on our Find A Course page.

We’ve also listed some of the upcoming classes that are most popular with our non-degree students here for you, according to area of interest.

Leadership Skills
The Arts
The Sciences
Personal Development
Exploring the Self and Society

Classes to Build Business Skills and for MBA Preparation

FIN 207: Managerial Finance I
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., August 26 – December 14, 2019
Learn the fundamental theory and practice of corporate financial management. Covers the basic tools and techniques of financial analysis, valuation, capital budgeting, long-term financing, and risk and return.
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MGT 101: Principles of Business Management
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., August 28 – December 14, 2019
Provides an overview of the many issues involved in the management of organizations. Emphasizes core management activities – in the context of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling – in the pursuit organizational goals.
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MGT 330: Legal Environment for Business I
Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., August 29 – December 14, 2019
Designed to provide students with a fundamental study of American law as it impacts the modern business community. The American court structure, business ethics and decision-making, and constitutional law serve as a background throughout the course. Emphasis is also placed upon contracts, agency, torts/negligence, employment law, and corporations.
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MKT 205: Principles of Marketing
Thursdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m., August 29 – December 14, 2019
Explore the basic principles, theories, problems, and practices in the ever changing marketing environment (social, economic, technological, legal, and ethical) and its impact on product, price, promotion, and distribution decisions in the domestic and global market. Emphasis is placed on the marketing functions, planning, and the distribution of goods and services from the producer to consumer.
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COM 102: Introduction to Public Speaking
Tuesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m., August 27 – December 14, 2019
Introduction of the concept of public speaking to broaden the understanding of all facets of communication and speaking and to awaken the consciousness of nonverbal communication.
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COM 210: Organizational Communications
Mondays, 7 – 9:30 p.m., August 26 – December 14, 2019
Emphasis is placed on the application of the principles and practices of correct business writing in the form of business memoranda, letters, resumes, and reports which stress clarity and precision in the proper use of the English language. Also, considerable attention is given to oral communications which enable the student to be well-prepared for seminars, interviews, and platform speeches. Prerequisite: English proficiency.
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Classes to Build Leadership Skills

LDR 101: Leadership Theory and Practice
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., August 26 – December 14, 2019
This course examines the development of leadership theory and practice from a contemporary and historical perspective. Emphasis is placed on new models of adaptive leadership emerging in 21st century work, community, and civic contexts. Students will develop a leadership learning plan to guide their study of leadership.
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LDR 102: Conflict Resolution
Online, August 26 – December 14, 2019
This course focuses on the dynamics of conflict development and resolution within social organizations. Operating from the perspective that disunity is destructive to human organizations, the course stresses the techniques of conflict management and reduction. Finally, the course addresses the critical role of leadership in the resolution of conflict situations and the restoration of unity.
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LDR 490: Change Management
Hybrid Class – meets online and on select days in the classroom, August 26 – December 14, 2019
Learn how to lead a team through change within an organization using positive tactics that generate effective results.
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PHL 301: Ethics, Moral Leadership and the Common Good
Online, August 26 – December 14, 2019
This course is a study of the philosophical foundations for an ethics of public service. The course will include the study of ethical principles as a foundation for moral life and moral decision making; a study of moral leadership as a means for transforming society; and a reflection on the common good and the call to service. Course may include a practical experiential component.
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Classes in The Arts

ENG 201: Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., August 26 – December 14, 2019
Cultivate your love of literature and enrich your cultural and historical knowledge by reading and writing about a variety of great works of literature from the era of the Harlem Renaissance.
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ENG 282: Reading and Writing Short Stories
Online, August 26 – December 14, 2019
This will be both a reading and a writing course. Students will read a few classics of the short story form as well as work by a few contemporary ?masters.? The goal (and the final requirement of the course) will be a completed first draft of a story. Prerequisite: Basic writing course or permission of instructor.
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Classes for Personal Development

COM 102: Introduction to Public Speaking
Tuesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m., August 27 – December 14, 2019
Introduction of the concept of public speaking to broaden the understanding of all facets of communication and speaking and to awaken the consciousness of nonverbal communication.
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PDV 110: Pet-Assisted Therapy I
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., August 27 – December 14, 2019
This course examine the bond between humans and companion animals through history, research, ethics, safety and legal issues, and application of Pet Assisted Therapy. The format includes lectures, discussions, videos, guest speakers, visits with credentialed family therapy pets, and field trips. Credentialing, insurance and temperament testing of pets are also addressed. By the end of Course I, students will learn how to set up safe and effective goal-oriented, treatment-based programs in a variety of settings. Students must pass PDV 110 (PAT I) and the pet must pass the temperament testing before proceeding to PDV 111 (PAT II).
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Classes to Explore the Self and Society

 

COM 102: Introduction to Public Speaking
Tuesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m., August 27 – December 14, 2019
Introduction of the concept of public speaking to broaden the understanding of all facets of communication and speaking and to awaken the consciousness of nonverbal communication.
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PHL 207: Philosophy of the Human Person
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., August 28 – December 14, 2019
An introduction to philosophical anthropology. Topics may include: the nature of persons, freedom and responsibility, immortality, and the relation of mind and body.
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PSC 311: American Constitutional Law
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., August 28 – December 14, 2019
An introduction to the American legal system and the development and evolution of the United States Constitution through judicial interpretation. Emphasis will be placed on courts as political institutions directly involved in the development of public policy. Areas covered include judicial review, federalism, separation of powers, and economic policy.
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PSY 323: Personality
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., August 27 – December 14, 2019
A critical survey of the basic approaches to personality in the light of theory, assessment, research, and change.
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SOC 310: Society, Culture and Individual
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., August 27 – December 14, 2019
Explore the ways in which individuals process and then either adopt or reject competing norms and values. Scholars have used different concepts to explain this basic fact of human behavior: social psychology, symbolic interaction, culture, ideology, hegemony, interpellation, discourse, and habitus. Studies will learn the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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THL 352: Theology of the Human Person
Online, August 26 – December 14, 2019
A study of the human person in the light of revelation; the creation accounts and their doctrinal content, the nature and powers of humans; sin and its effects, freedom, harmony of revealed, and philosophical views of persons.
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THL 260: Religions of the World
Hybrid Class – meets online and on select days in the classroom, August 26 – December 14, 2019
This course explores the idea of redemption as expressed by the Judaic, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian traditions. Students examine both the philosophy and ritual found in the Torah, Koran, Bible, Pali Canon, and Upanishads, aided by a variety of secondary sources. Class discussion focuses on the similarities and differences between the religions’ concept of redemption.
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