International College Announces New Offerings For Winter 2005 Term

Beginning in January, International College will provide new offerings in its Legal Studies, MBA, and Criminal Justice programs.

The Legal Studies Department streamlined its associate degree program for improved efficiency. Additionally, a new course, “Computer Programs for Law,” was created to enhance student understanding of commercially available computer software commonly used in law offices for tasks such as document production, composition of pleadings, case management, and docket control.

“The nature of the legal profession has changed in the last 10 years. Attorneys in this area are specializing in family law, estate planning, and property closings,” said Legal Studies Program Chair James Hodge, J.D. “The changes to the program will allow the student, in conjunction with the advisor, to select up to 16 general electives, including specialized legal electives. This specialization will fulfill the demands of local law offices and make our graduates more marketable.”

Additionally, the legal studies bachelor program will now be offered in an accelerated format, which allows a student to take three courses while coming to class only once each week during the 15 week term. Students also will be able to choose 28 general elective credits, including legal electives.

The School of Business is partnering with The School of Allied Health to offer a Healthcare Administration concentration within the MBA program. The concentration would be offered in a three-course sequence, with the first course, “Comparative Health Policy,” offered to students in January.

Comparative Health Policy will provide students with an overview on health policy development, as well as explore U.S. healthcare policies from a political and economic perspective. The tools and mechanisms used to manage cost, care, and health of populations worldwide will also be studied.

“The Healthcare Administration concentration is designed to focus attention on major policy issues within healthcare along with specific and unique management issues in healthcare,” said Carlene Harrison, Allied Health Program Chair.

Criminal Justice students working toward their master’s degree will now have an option of attending school in a traditional classroom or online.

“The criminal justice masters program will continue to be offered at our Fort Myers campus; the online option is for those students who cannot attend a traditional campus-based classroom,” explained Jeanette Brock, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs.

For more information or to register, contact the Admissions Office in Naples at 513-1122 or in Fort Myers at 482-0019.
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