Winter Term 2021-22
December 27–January 16
Register for the winter term to continue your degree path, catch up, or get ahead! Alumni and visiting students are also welcome to enroll in a class. All courses are 100% online and at a reduced rate with financial aid options.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis via AccessLVC. Visiting students may complete a visiting student registration form for undergraduate courses or graduate courses. Students may only take one course during the Winter Term. For more information, please contact the Registrar's Office at email@example.com.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition will be charged based on course level. Undergraduate tuition is $485 per credit. Graduate tuition rates vary by program and can be found on the Business Office website.
There are no grants or scholarships for the winter term; however, the cost of a winter course including tuition and books can be added to the cost of attendance for the spring semester for financial aid purposes. This will allow you to borrow additional funds through a PLUS or student alternative loan. If you would like to borrow for a winter course, you must complete the Winter Financial Aid Application which will be available here later in the fall semester.
Internships and Independent Studies
LVC degree-seeking students may also take internships and independent studies during the winter term. If you are interested in pursuing one of these options, please discuss it with your advisor and the appropriate faculty instructor/supervisor to determine whether it can be accomplished during this period. Registration for these courses can be completed by filling out the corresponding PDF form and submitting it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUS130: Modern Business Organizations
This course is designed as a survey course to introduce the many aspects of the business community through the use of discussion, case study, group projects, and "real world" contacts, typically via the web. We will use the text as the foundation for our study but you will incorporate current data from web sources and you will be exposed to "typical" business decisions as you complete your in-class case studies and your group project. Interactive class discussion is a cornerstone of the class. Restricted to freshman or sophomore standing, or by permission of instructor.
Instructor: Kimberlee Josephson
ENG120: Introduction to Literature
Introduction to literary genres and the basic methodology, terminology, and concepts of the study of literature. Fulfills requirement: Critical Thinking through Writing.
Instructor: Theodora Sakellarides
EXSC 120: Medical Terminology
Examines terminology used by health care providers in clinical health care delivery, exploring medical word structure; terminology applicable to all body systems and medical abbreviations.
Instructor: Claudia Gazsi
LAW150: Introduction to Law and Justice
This course introduces the nature of law and the structure and operation of the central institutions and processes of the US and British legal systems. Topics include the centrality of human rights, the protection of civil liberties and rights in the criminal justice process, contracts and torts, the role and constitutional position of judges in US and British legal systems, the concept of the rule of law, the imperative of diversity in judicial appointments and in admission to the practice of law, the importance of fairness & justice in legal systems, and impediments to justice constructed by race. Fulfills requirement: Intercultural Competence.
Instructor: Philip Benesch
POL 280: Terrorism and Extremism
This course will challenge students to develop a better understanding of terrorism, the motivations of terrorists, terrorist strategies and operations, the environments in which terrorists operate, weapons of mass destruction, state sponsorship of terrorism, and the means by which governments, especially the United States have responded to contemporary terrorism. Fulfills requirement: Critical Thinking through Writing.
Instructor: Chris Dolan
PSY110: General Psychology
This course is designed as an introduction to the conceptual and methodological foundations of psychological science. Through a broad exploration of neuroscience, cognition, social processes, development, and psychopathology, the course provides a conceptual background for understanding behavior, and active engagement with the scientific process including the addressing of connections between research and theory, and the role of empirical data, in understanding psychological processes.
Instructor: Rachel Albert
PSY 148: Health Psychology
This course is designed as an introduction to health psychology/behavioral medicine. It will consider the role of psychology in the health field, including medical settings. It covers the relationship between psychological factors and physical disease from predisposition through maintenance. The study of behavioral medicine will include treatment of stress and stress-related disorders, preventive health behaviors and factors related to adherence of treatment programs. It also explores the psychological connections of pain and pain management, and how personal control is related to both health and the disease process.
Instructor: Colleen Frey
SOC110: Introduction to Sociology
An introduction to the sociological perspective with a focus on how individual behavior is shaped by the social context. The nature and characteristics of human societies and social life are examined from a perspective known as the "sociological imagination". Topics range from the influence of culture on human behavior, the development of the self, group dynamics, deviance, population, and social inequality. Fulfills requirement: Intercultural Competence.
Instructor: Barbara Prince
SPA 102: Language and Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World - Elementary Level II
SPA 102 is an active and immersive language and culture course, taught almost entirely in Spanish in which students will develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish and cultural awareness of the cultures associated with Spanish. Fulfills requirement: Language and Culture. Prerequisite: SPA 101 or placement test.
Instructor: Gabriela McEvoy
SPA 201: Language and Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World - Intermediate Level I
This is an active and immersive language and culture course, taught almost entirely in Spanish in which students will develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish and cultural awareness of the cultures associated with the Spanish. Fulfills requirement: Language and Culture. Prerequisite: SPA 102 or placement test.
Instructor: Kathleen Tacelosky
ATR 602: Overview of Professional Practice
This course is designed to provide the student with an appreciation of the field of athletic training and sport medicine in today's society. Historical perspectives and evolution of athletic training, as a profession, will be covered. The role of the athletic trainer, relationships with other health care professionals, and various practice settings will be discussed. Students will also be introduced to the professional standards of the National Athletic Training Association (NATA), Pennsylvania state organization (PATS), Board of Certification (BOC), and licensure and continuing education requirements.
2 credits | Online
Instructor: Joe Murphy
EXSC 742: Pharmacology
This course evaluates the impact of medications, supplements, and substances on exercise physiology, exercise performance, cardiopulmonary fitness, and weight management. Students will master general pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic concepts and learn specific medication properties. Through critical evaluation of primary literature, students will classify medications as ergogenic or ergolytic to review and revise exercise and nutrition recommendations.
3 credits | Online
Instructor: Courtney Lappas
EXSC 749: Sport Psychology
This course examines psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise behavior. A broad range of topics are discussed that are applicable to different career paths in exercise science and allied health professions.
3 credits | Online
Instructor: Jody Langdon
PSY 803: Social Problems & Counseling
This course will provide an overview of enduring social problems in society, including but not limited to the following: racism, poverty, sexism, discrimination against the LGBT community, addiction, and mental health. Additionally, the sudden and/or unexpected onset of social problems will be broached. Students will learn strategies for helping their future clients manage these problems and connect with appropriate resources.
3 credits | Online
Instructor: Cindy Vejar