Explore Academics Nov. 18 session descriptions

8 a.m.

Registration

 

8:30 a.m.

Welcome session

  

9 a.m. sessions

Class: Principles of Marketing

Join current students while they examine the field of marketing with an emphasis on price, promotion, distribution channels and the management of the marketing function.

 

Class: Introduction to Exercise Science

This entry level course in the field of exercise science is designed to introduce students to the many areas of study and employment opportunities available.

 

Class: Introduction to Sport Management

Join students as they examine a variety of aspects within the sports industry.

 

Let's Talk: Math

Meet math faculty and students and take an in-depth look at the department and mathematical careers.  Parents should plan to attend this session with you.

 

Class: Abnormal Psychology

Join current Bluffton students in a discussion of aging and neurocognitive disorders including the rise of geropsychology, the presence of depression and anxiety in later stages of life, substance abuse in later life, Alzheimer's Disease, and age-related cognitive changes.

 

Class: Law Justice & Society

This is an introductory class to the criminal justice major discussing various understandings of justice and considers how a person might work as a justice professional.  The class period will be focused on student presentations of their research.

 

Class: Child Welfare Services

A survey of the child welfare field examining the range of in-home, foster-care and institutional services, along with related policy issues. This course is to serve social work majors exploring their interests in the field and for non-majors whose careers will have them relating to the child welfare system.

 

Class: General Chemistry 1

This is the first course in the year-long "freshman chemistry" sequence for science majors and students pursuing medicine and other health-related fields.  Topics include chemical formulas and equations, stoichiometry, energy, atomic structure, periodicity, bonding, and properties of solids, liquids, gases and solutions.

 

Let's Talk: Pre-Medicine

This session is for students and parents to meet with science faculty in discussions regarding Pre-Med including career possibilities, medical-school acceptance rates, etc.

 

Campus tour

 

 

10 a.m. session

Class: Principles of Accounting 1

Join current students as they learn the concepts and uses of financial information, and study the impacts of ethics on business decision making.

 

Class: Science of Global Climate Change
This course offers insight into the science behind our current understanding of the Earth's climate system both past and present. The major topics covered include an explanation of the current functioning of Earth's climate and its impact on biota.

 

Class: Introduction to Psychology
Join current Bluffton students for class discussion covering the topic of psychological disorders.

 

Class: Medical Nutrition Therapy 1

Food & Nutrition senior students are learning the ADIME process, which is to Assess and Diagnose nutrition problems; to Implement appropriate nutrition therapy, and to Monitor and Evaluate nutrition recommendations. Students study the relationships between diet and chronic disease, diet and acute illness, and diet and health promotion.

 

Next Steps in the Admissions process

Join admissions counselors in talking one-on-one about next steps in your college search process. Learn more about the application process, financial aid, and career options.

 

Let's Talk: Chemistry, Physics, Pre-Engineering,

and Student Research

This session is for students and parents to meet science professors to hear more about the merits of the programs, career possibilities, student research, etc.

 

Campus tour

 

 

11 a.m. sessions

Class: Intermediate Accounting 1
Join current students in the study of financial reporting with an emphasis on disclosure requirements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the application of ethics to public reporting.

 

Class: Therapeutic Recreation Services
This course involves a study of leadership skills, techniques and adaptation of recreation activities for persons with disabilities. 

 

Class: Computer Programming
Learn how to "think like a computer", and how to translate human problem-solving approaches into a computer program. (suggested for math majors)

 

Business Internship Program at Bluffton University
Join Denise Durenberger, director of the business department internship program, for an in-depth look at the internship opportunities offered by the business department.  Parents should plan to attend this session with you.

 

Class: Intro to Social Work

Introduces social work as a professional endeavor and the service programs and policies of formally organized agencies and institutions in which social workers work. Students are challenged to examine their own value commitment to working with people and striving for social reform, whether as a social work professional or public citizen.

 

Class: Food Science

Join students as they study the composition and nature of food, including the scientific changes that occur naturally and as a result of handling and preparation.

 

Class: Public Health Nutrition

This upper level class is studying the role of the US government and other agencies in providing food and nutrition services to population groups, with a primary emphasis on nutrition-related disease prevention and health promotion.


Class: Instrumental Analysis

Join current students for the study of scientific instrumentation including input transducers, linear electronics and output transducers. Students design and build simple instruments and study the design and operation of commercial instruments.

 

Campus tour

 

 

Noon

University Chorale Rehearsal

This rehearsal is open to all students interested in vocal music opportunities at Bluffton (not limited to music majors). This session ends at 12:45, so please plan to eat lunch at 1 p.m.

 

Lunch Option #1

Join us for complimentary lunch in Marbeck Center with current Bluffton students, faculty and staff.

 

1 p.m.

Class: Issues in Coaching

This course examines the various issues both past and present that today's coach, both at the interscholastic and intercollegiate level, will encounter. The importance of program organization and philosophy formation will be studied as it relates to dealing with issues.

 

Class: Multivariate Calculus

Experience a calculus lesson on mathematical aspects of fluid flow and circulation.

 

Lunch Option #2

Join us for complimentary lunch in Marbeck Center with current Bluffton students, faculty and staff.

 

Let's Talk: Food & Nutrition/ Dietetics

Discussion will be on careers in food and nutrition, with special emphasis on the pathway to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD or RDN). We will also have displays on some of the things student will study in their various classes.

 

Introduction to Politics

This class serves as the first step to studying political science and as a course in the social work curriculum.  The class period will be focused on International Relations considering dominant theories for why countries go to war and will be a lecture/discussion-based experience led by Dr. Kauffman.

 

Next Steps in the Admissions process

Join admissions counselors in talking one-on-one about next steps in your college search process. Learn more about the application process, financial aid, and career options.


Class: Cell Biology

Join current Bluffton students for a study of cells including structure and function of membranes, structure and function of organelles, metabolism and energy transformations in cells, hereditary molecules, cell division, the cell cycle and cancer.

 

Class: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

An advanced study of the chemistry of inorganic compounds with emphasis on those in the first transition metals.

 


Campus Tour

 

 

2 p.m.

Let's Talk: Business
Talk with faculty and current students about the business department program at Bluffton.  Parents should plan to attend this session with you. 

 

Class: Sport & Administrative Management Practices
This course provides students with extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics from the field. Throughout the course, students will discuss the significance of sport as an international social institution. Students will learn the relevance of sociological, cultural, historical, political and psychological concepts to the management of sport. Students will learn the necessary professional skills and attitudes of sport managers and ways in which the globalization of sport continues to affect sport management professions.

 

Class: Discrete Mathematics
Appreciate the practicality and power of finite mathematical objects following simple, step-by-step instructions—applications to computer technology and mathematical reasoning.

 

Let's Talk: Social Sciences

Meet faculty and students involved in the Social Sciences fields of psychology, social work, criminal justice, and public health while taking an in-depth look at the majors and career options in these areas.

 

Class: Positive Psychology & Optimum Human Experience

Join this class discussion as it relates to the field of Positive Psychology seeking to discover what leads people beyond the absence of mental illness to complete mental health.

 

Let's Talk: Pre-Medicine

This session is for students and parents to meet with science faculty in discussions regarding Pre-Med including career possibilities, medical-school acceptance rates, etc.


Campus Tour

 

3 p.m.

Class: Principles of Macroeconomics

Join current students as they learn about the United States economy, and the impact the federal government and the Federal Reserve System have on the private sector.

 

 Class: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Join current students as they discuss how to determine government policies for achieving macroeconomic goals, and the controversies among various schools of economic thought.

 

Let's Talk: Health, Fitness, and Sports Science

Join our faculty and staff in a question/answer session regarding our newly revised curriculum.

 

Let's Talk: Chemistry, Physics, Pre-Engineering,

and Student Research

This session is for students and parents to meet science professors to hear more about the merits of the programs, career possibilities, student research, etc.

 

Mathematics Wrap-up

Follow-up with faculty and students for a time of refreshments, informal discussions and more Q & A.

 

Teacher Education and Licensure

Thinking about teaching high school in your area of academic interest? Faculty from Bluffton's education department will present information for students interested in pursuing a teaching career. Learn more about our nationally accredited teacher education program. This session will last approximately 30 minutes


Campus Tour

 

3:30 sessions

Next Steps in the Admissions process

Join admissions counselors in talking one-on-one about next steps in your college search process. Learn more about the application process, financial aid, and career options.