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ID 279 Fundamentals in Aviation: A Pilot’s Perspective

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $180

This is an honors focused course on the fundamentals of flight, flight operations, aviation weather, aircraft performance, navigation, and the integration of pilot knowledge and skills. Focus is on terminology, basic aerodynamics, and human factors in aviation. This course additionally offers a comprehensive summary of aviation applications through an understanding of its science. It is singularly focused on knowledge the student requires to apply fundaments aviation principles as a pilot trainee.

HIST 179 American History and Its Veterans 1890 Through Today

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $180

This course seeks to have students examine the role and impact Veterans contributed to and had on United States History. U.S. History from 1890 through today is the central focus of this course. While the majority of the content is contextual to the era, the role former members of the military played both in war and peace, and how these veterans influenced outcomes will be oven either by the student’s own research and/or with facts from the veteran’s historical recognition of events and their consequential impact on the American of yesterday and today.

HGP 179 Citizenship and Community Service

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $180

CITIZENSHIP, is designed to have students better understand the development of the United States system of government, learn the mechanics of how state and local government works in the United States through hands-on exercises and experiences, and develop interpersonal skills that will assist them throughout their personal and professional lives. The course is based on the premise that the success of any democratic form of government depends on the active support and involvement of all citizens.

ID 179 College Options

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 1 or 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $60/credit

COLLEGE OPTIONS: This course imparts a thorough knowledge of college admissions and financial planning process, plus provides tools for successfully accomplishing that task. It covers fundamentals of a successful scholarship research effort, admissions success, essay writing skills for the college bound applicant, and on-campus survival skills. The course covers college admissions, real world costs, the unique financial aid packaging system colleges employ, and the Federal financial aid process. Finally, tools for continued success on-campus while a student are also provided.

LEAD 120 American Veterans – Profiles in Leadership

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $180

AMERICAN VETERANS: PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP, This variable elective credit leadership course seeks to enhance the understanding and recognition of Veterans’ leadership contributions to American society. Veteran issues and resolution of their challenges in a post-Military environment are examined, and their personal leadership styles are explored and researched. Subsequent to classroom discussions focused on Veteran wartime experiences as well as their post-Military adjustments, each student participates in a local community service-learning project focused on learning by personal successful and fulfilled in their career choices and communications with others. The course culminates with a service learning education project in the student’s local community.

LEAD 122 Personal Financial Management

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $120

PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE, This course acquaints students with basic financial planning concepts and illustrates how these concepts apply to everyday life. Through its seven units, this course endeavors to teach what personal financial responsibility is and seeks to help students to avoid financial difficulties. Topics such as the following are included: the time value of money, earning an income, saving money, protecting assets, establishing and prioritizing financial goals, understanding the cost of using credit, and developing a budget. At the end of the formal instruction the student will develop and implement a ten-hour community service learning project that includes four additional hours for preparatory efforts and a five-hundred word essay summarizing the student’s project expectations versus outcomes.

LEAD 124 Character Education and Community Service

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $120

CHARACTER EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE, This course imparts a basic knowledge of identifying, acquiring and matching crucial personal behaviors and provides for a service learning education project. The course is designed to empower students to identify their present behavioral communication strengths; identify behaviors required to meet personal objectives; and provide concrete strategies and exercises for developing behaviors required for being their personal health status and develop plans for improving nutrition/exercise habits and for controlling stress. This unit also helps students make responsible choices about substance use and to prevent substance abuse. In addition, students develop proficiency in providing basic first aid.

LEAD 128 American Defense Policies and Leadership

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $180

In this course the student will learn about fundamentals of organizational leadership and how those experiences affect their participation in the ultimate goals of the organization. Students will learn about verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques of communications. They will learn at how to employ strategies for neutralizing the impact of personal prejudices and stereotypes on personal relationships with members of the organization. Students will be introduced to the concept of negotiating a win/win outcome for organizational and personal objectives. As an organizational leader they will learn about how to employ the seven-step problem solving methodology. Additionally, they will begin to understand how their organization’s historical and current leaders coach and affect outcomes of unique situations. Ultimately, students will be exposed to choices, decisions and consequences of how leadership affects an organization’s mission

LEAD 130 Foundations for Success in Health, Wellness and Physical Fitness

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $120

This course provides information and tools students need to take responsibility for physical and mental wellness. Students assess their personal health status and develop plans for improving nutrition/exercise habits and for controlling stress. This unit also helps students make responsible choices about substance use and to prevent substance abuse. In addition, students develop proficiency in providing basic first aid.

LEAD 132 Cultural Understanding of Leadership Development through Global Studies

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $60/credit

Global and Cultural Studies is a multidisciplinary leadership course that introduces students to various regions of the world from a geographic, historical and cultural perspective. The course provides increased international awareness and insight into foreign affairs that permits a more educated understanding of other cultures and enhanced knowledge of America’s interests and role in the world. Geopolitical issues such as terrorism, economics, politics, military issues, religion, environmental concerns, human rights, disease, over population, literacy, the migration of peoples and other cultural issues will be examined. The regional areas included in this course are Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

LEAD 134 Military History Staff Ride for High School Students

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $180

This interactive, participatory seminar/workshop invites participants to explore, experience, and evaluate leadership techniques in historical settings in Europe and the United States. It presents students with the issues and challenges faced by acknowledged leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries during periods of armed conflict and great societal changes. Students delve into the decision-making process of these historical figures via their writings, and by student presentations of the consequences of these decisions at the actual historical sites. Actual site locations will determine actual readings/research.

LEAD 136 Basic Leadership Experiences

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $180

In this course the student will learn about fundamentals of organizational leadership and how those experiences affect their participation in the ultimate goals of the organization. Students will learn about verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques of communications. They will learn at how to employ strategies for neutralizing the impact of personal prejudices and stereotypes on personal relationships with members of the organization. Students will be introduced to the concept of negotiating a win/win outcome for organizational and personal objectives. As an organizational leader they will learn about how to employ the seven-step problem solving methodology. Additionally, they will begin to understand how their organization’s historical and current leaders coach and affect outcomes of unique situations. Ultimately, students will be exposed to choices, decisions and consequences of how leadership affects an organization’s mission and subsequent outcomes.

LEAD 138 Community Service Learning, “An American Ethic”

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $120

This course incorporates classroom instruction presenting the concepts of community service-learning and civic/ethics education. The student initiates a proposal for a service-learning project, and participates in approximately 30+hours of inquiry and execution of a service-learning project in the student’s local community. Through the class the student examines what concepts are involved in community service-learning project, the intricacies of civic dilemmas or problems, and the collaborative and problem-based nature of examining these questions. The student is taught how to make their goals clear, how to understand the local conditions involved in his project, and how necessary motivation and practice are to his/her individual or team service-learning project.

LEAD 140 Introduction To Space Exploration

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $180

This introductory course focus’ the student on the practical aspects of space - What is it like? In addition, how do we get there? How do we use space for our benefit? It seeks to develop in the student the poetic wonder about the mystery of space - the final frontier. This course includes basic and advanced concepts in physical science, science as inquiry, the integration of science and technology, and historical perspectives on the development of science.

LEAD 142 American Leader Research Development Project

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $60

The purpose of this seminar/webinar delivered course is to cover the basic elements of information competency by introducing students to library resources in researching academic/leadership subjects. Using the internet to connect with the Pritzker Military Library, Chicago, Ill, students are exposed to a rich variety of informational resources including print, media, electronic formats and the World Wide Web that tells the story of American leaders. Students inventory a local library and plan an “Exceptional American Leader” program. The course culminates with a written reflection of newly discovered historical information regarding America’s leaders.

ED 289 Anger Management

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $300

The purpose of this course is to train and equip individuals to effectively work with mentors and as individuals, and to make measureable changes utilizing the Anger Management Program including the self-assessment and skill-building curriculum. This comprehensive program will provide the participant tools and training necessary to use the Anger Management program personally and, if the opportunity arises, to become confident and competent with promoting best-in class Anger Management personal training in either groups or individually. Mishandled anger invariably results in negative consequences whether it is anger of self, others, events, or institutions. Anger Management will provide a deeper understanding and present alternatives for dealing with this common emotion. This course will provide the information needed to understand the anger cycle and learn to live up to your true potential by recognizing and controlling this common emotion in all of us. ED 589 is awarded at the graduate level and has an enhanced research/paper requirement.

ED 589 Anger Management

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $450

The purpose of this course is to train and equip individuals to effectively work with mentors and as individuals, and to make measureable changes utilizing the Anger Management Program including the self-assessment and skill-building curriculum. This comprehensive program will provide the participant tools and training necessary to use the Anger Management program personally and, if the opportunity arises, to become confident and competent with promoting best-in class Anger Management personal training in either groups or individually. Mishandled anger invariably results in negative consequences whether it is anger of self, others, events, or institutions. Anger Management will provide a deeper understanding and present alternatives for dealing with this common emotion. This course will provide the information needed to understand the anger cycle and learn to live up to your true potential by recognizing and controlling this common emotion in all of us. ED 589 is awarded at the graduate level and has an enhanced research/paper requirement.

ED 289 Emotional Intelligence

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $300

The purpose of this seminar delivered course is to develop new knowledge and applications of innovative teaching and learning assessment strategies, which significantly increase student performance. Participants will learn to analyze the Personal Skills Map assessment instrument as a tool for individual personal growth, and develop a personal profile or “map" of eleven personal and life skills. Students will review instances of emotional intelligence in peer-reviewed journals and compare and contrast the findings, experiential understanding, and the outcomes with what they learned in the seminar. They will discuss the implications for their environment and objectives and improvements that could be made if other organizations adopted the concepts they learned. Emotional Intelligence is a learned ability to identify, experience, understand and express human emotions in healthy and productive ways. Emotional skills are primary factors of motivation and the gateway to lifelong learning and high levels of achievement. Research worldwide indicates that emotional intelligence skills are essential to all learning. This intensive course will introduce educators, trainers, and managers to the concepts of emotional intelligence to enable their students/employees to acquire new information more rapidly and with less stress. Participants will receive instruction and practice in creating a carefully orchestrated, highly positive learning environment for making individual performance in any subject area more rapid, more effective and more enjoyable.

ED 589 Emotional Intelligence

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $450

The purpose of this seminar delivered course is to develop new knowledge and applications of innovative teaching and learning assessment strategies, which significantly increase student performance. Participants will learn to analyze the Personal Skills Map assessment instrument as a tool for individual personal growth, and develop a personal profile or “map" of eleven personal and life skills. Students will review instances of emotional intelligence in peer-reviewed journals and compare and contrast the findings, experiential understanding, and the outcomes with what they learned in the seminar. They will discuss the implications for their environment and objectives and improvements that could be made if other organizations adopted the concepts they learned. Emotional Intelligence is a learned ability to identify, experience, understand and express human emotions in healthy and productive ways. Emotional skills are primary factors of motivation and the gateway to lifelong learning and high levels of achievement. Research worldwide indicates that emotional intelligence skills are essential to all learning. This intensive course will introduce educators, trainers, and managers to the concepts of emotional intelligence to enable their students/employees to acquire new information more rapidly and with less stress. Participants will receive instruction and practice in creating a carefully orchestrated, highly positive learning environment for making individual performance in any subject area more rapid, more effective and more enjoyable.

ED 289 Personal Responsibility

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $300

The purpose of this seminar delivered course is to enhance development of a student’s goal achievement and personal responsibility skills. Emotionally intelligent teachers or trainers will be able to model as well as talk about the thoughts and behaviors most important to a person’s goal and academic achievement and personal well-being. The skills learned in this course provide a research derived and validated approach to help learners identify, understand, and develop specific behaviors related to critical thinking skills. This seminar uses the Personal Responsibility Map as a starting point for individual and group focused interventions emphasizing experiential and skill based learning experiences to improve learner achievement and personal effectiveness. This model encourages self-awareness, self-understanding, and positive personal change within the context of a supportive relationship. The Personal Responsibility Map measures the following areas: goal-setting, self-efficacy, values congruence, achievement drive, supportive environment, self-esteem, self-management, problem solving, and resiliency. ED 589 is awarded at the graduate level and has an enhanced research/paper requirement.

ED 589 Personal Responsibility

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $450

The purpose of this seminar delivered course is to enhance development of a student’s goal achievement and personal responsibility skills. Emotionally intelligent teachers or trainers will be able to model as well as talk about the thoughts and behaviors most important to a person’s goal and academic achievement and personal well-being. The skills learned in this course provide a research derived and validated approach to help learners identify, understand, and develop specific behaviors related to critical thinking skills. This seminar uses the Personal Responsibility Map as a starting point for individual and group focused interventions emphasizing experiential and skill based learning experiences to improve learner achievement and personal effectiveness. This model encourages self-awareness, self-understanding, and positive personal change within the context of a supportive relationship. The Personal Responsibility Map measures the following areas: goal-setting, self-efficacy, values congruence, achievement drive, supportive environment, self-esteem, self-management, problem solving, and resiliency. ED 589 is awarded at the graduate level and has an enhanced research/paper requirement.

ED 289 Transition Assessment

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $300

The purpose of this seminar delivered course is to train and equip participants to deliver age-appropriate transition assessments to create a coordinated set of activities to assist students in making the transition from school to work. Participants will learn how to write age-appropriate post-secondary goals based upon a series of transition assessments related to training, education, employment and, where appropriate, independent living skills. In addition, the course will teach participants how to create a course of study needed to assist their students in reaching post-secondary goals. Finally, the course will cover techniques to assess self-determination, social/emotional learning, and independent living skills as required in the federal IDEIA legislation. ED 589 is awarded at the graduate level and has an enhanced research/paper requirement.

ED 589 Transition Assessment

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $450

The purpose of this seminar delivered course is to train and equip participants to deliver age-appropriate transition assessments to create a coordinated set of activities to assist students in making the transition from school to work. Participants will learn how to write age-appropriate post-secondary goals based upon a series of transition assessments related to training, education, employment and, where appropriate, independent living skills. In addition, the course will teach participants how to create a course of study needed to assist their students in reaching post-secondary goals. Finally, the course will cover techniques to assess self-determination, social/emotional learning, and independent living skills as required in the federal IDEIA legislation. ED 589 is awarded at the graduate level and has an enhanced research/paper requirement.