Friday, Oct. 1st at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Do you miss the feel of the classroom? Are you longing to learn something new? Perhaps you're simply curious what classes at Doane are like in 2021?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you've come to the right place!
We have several professors who have graciously offered our alumni to register to sit in on their class on Friday, Oct. 1st! Classes will take place either at 9 a.m. or at 1 p.m., and extra seating is limited so be sure to register early if you'd like to attend!
Introduction to Marketing (BUS 251-1) — 9 a.m.
Instructor: Kathleen Zumpfe
Students learn about how a business should adjust to environments with emphasis on competitive strategy. After successfully completing the course, students should be able to:
1) Understand the concepts of value and relationships from the perspectives of customers, producers, and society
2) Demonstrate an understanding of the power and importance of branding strategy related to creating brand equity
3) Identify and evaluate the historical context of marketing eras and understand the relevance and importance of each transition.
Rejected Rebels: Why The Right Idea Doesn't Always Win (LAR-101-10) — 9 a.m.
Instructor: Mark Meysenburg
Why are some people "before their time?" Some pioneering thinkers are hailed in their time, while others are mocked and marginalized. Students take on historically based roles to debate controversial issues and examine what we can learn from history so that we do not repeat it.
Journeys (LAR-101-8) — 9 a.m.
Instructor: Kim Jarvis
People’s perceptions of the world around them are influenced and affected by their environment and experiences. In this course students will read memoirs and novels that explore their authors’ experiences with and reflections on such issues as identity and political oppression in Iran, China, and Russia. In addition, students will examine and reflect upon their own transition from high school to college.
Public Relations (CMS-330-1) — 1 p.m.
Instructor: Amanda Irions
The course reviews key social science concepts, such as public opinion, persuasion, and systems theory, and the ethical, analytic, and strategic approaches used by public relations professionals. Students completing this course will be able to describe the history and theories of public relations, use the basic vocabulary of the public relations practitioner, and recognize and discuss public relations as used by institutions, business, politics, government, and other organizations.
Intro. Exceptional Child (EDS-207-2) — 1 p.m.
Instructor: Denee Wehrs
An introductory study of children with exceptional needs for the prospective special educator. Emphasis is placed on designing and adapting instruction and instructional learning environments to meet the diverse learning needs of students with exceptionalities.
Social Studies Methods (EDU-323-1) — 1 p.m.
Instructor: Rodney Diercks
A methods course focusing on methodologies in teaching social studies that are developmentally appropriate, integrated and interdisciplinary for elementary (including early childhood K-3) and middle grade settings. Special emphasis is placed on Nebraska history and geography.
Science Vs. Religion Showdown (LAR-202-3) — 1 p.m.
Instructor: Peggy Hart
Doane's Liberal Arts Seminars (LARs) require students to apply and integrate knowledge and experiences to examine issues from multiple perspectives. This specific class uses interactive and collaborative role-playing games to investigate the 17th century trial of Galileo debating the sun-centered universe and Darwin's theory of natural selection.
Doomsday Scenarios (LAR-303-2) — 1 p.m.
Instructor: Nicholas Vaccaro
This class will explore three real-world phenomena that are sometimes depicted as threatening the future of humanity: nuclear weapons, pandemic infectious diseases, and artificial intelligence. Drawing on insights and material from multiple disciplines (including natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities), students will study and discuss several key questions in relation to each of the three topics. What is the nature of the phenomenon in question, and why is it sometimes viewed as posing a dire threat to humanity? How is that threat depicted in popular culture, and do these depictions (and the public perceptions they generate) represent realistic fears? What are the possible future doomsday scenarios arising from each of these threats, and how likely are those scenarios? How might governments, society, and science make these threats either less dangerous or more dangerous in the coming years?
**Doane's current COVID-19 guidelines**