Take a class with us

Expand your knowledge, enhance your skill set, or just enrich your life by taking a single course at Seattle University. Our courses are dynamic and designed for busy adults who want to do more. Are you considering returning to school and want to see what it feels like to be back in a course? Or are you after a specific skill that will help you succeed in what you’re already doing? Below please find a list of upcoming classes.

Offered: Spring Quarter 2020

Organizational leaders must be sensitive to and adept at managing the issues and opportunities that arise from difference and diversity. In this course, students will explore workplace diversity topics such as age, abilities, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation, and learn how workplace diversity can provide organizations with opportunities for greater creativity, innovation, and inclusion. Students will analyze theoretical and real-world workplace scenarios that showcase the knowledge and skills leaders need to promote and maintain a diverse and healthy organizational culture.

Offered: Spring Quarter 2020

Today’s organizations must constantly adapt to changes in economic, technological, regulatory, and business environments. In this course, you will explore the factors that drive organizational change, focusing on such topics as change in organizational culture and structure, change communication, and change resistance. Students will analyze, evaluate, and apply change models to real-world organizational change and development initiatives. Through individual and team exercises, examine why employees resist change and how successful leaders gain commitment and overcome barriers to change.

Offered: Fall Quarter 2020

Contemporary workplaces are complex and continually evolving. In order to be effective leaders, we must understand the factors that contribute to organizational complexity. This course provides an overview of classical and emerging perspectives regarding organizational theory. Topics include organizational culture, structure, and values. In this course, you will gain the foundational skills needed to diagnose, evaluate, and propose solutions to improve organizational health and effectiveness.

Offered: Fall Quarter 2020

What does it take to make a successful leader? This course introduces you to leadership models, with a focus on contemporary leadership styles. Topics include effective and dysfunctional leader behaviors, ethics and values, and personal mission and vision statements.

 

Offered: Fall Quarter 2020

Examine how digital technologies are changing how we interact, work, and live. In this course, you will learn the basic critical vocabulary used to analyze how digital technologies intersect with and transform the human experience. You will also begin learning key digital skills, such as how to create a portfolio using Weebly.

                                                                                                           

Offered: Fall Quarter 2020

Learn the fundamentals of how computers and programming work by exploring the building blocks of digital technology. From the logic of code to computational thinking, you’ll use simple “maker” projects and system design to learn through exploration. You’ll also study the history of computing to discover the forces that have defined it both professionally and culturally. 

Offered: Fall 2020

Design Thinking is a valuable, creative methodology for solution-based problem solving in any field, especially in this everchanging world that requires constant innovation.This human-centric, user experience approach in 5 basic steps (Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test) can be leveraged beyond products and user interface design. It can be a critical process for adaptation, flexibility and retooling, especially in uncertain times.

How to Take One Class

If you are interested in taking a class with us, please contact Christine Campbell at campbellchr1@seattle.edu