Studying in the Caribbean Islands
Game Writing & Interactive Storytelling (CS1311)
J-Term 2015

Prerequisites for CS1311: EN1011, FY Studies, CS1301 (or permission of instructor)

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Check out last year's program blog

Academic Director:  Dr. Michelle Bower

Program Director: Meg Spicer

Primary Goal: to use an intensive, hands-on sailing experience to inform one's computer game design

  • Split your time between Landmark College campus and sailing on a tall ship in the Caribbean
  • Attend on-board classes on maritime culture, superstition, and lore, focusing on the 1700's
  • Learn the history of Caribbean islands, Caribbean pirates, and indigenous groups such as Caribs, Arawaks, & Tainos
  • Connect a "real world" adventure to the virtual world of digital storytelling

Special Considerations

  • All students will learning sailing skills & be part of daily rotations/watches while under sail and at anchor
  • Recreational activities include swimming, snorkeling and hiking
  • Physical fitness is important for on- & off-boat activities
  • Living conditions are tight, so a spirit of cooperation and flexibility is essential
  • It is likely that there will be no connectivity for computers/cell phones during our days in the Caribbean
  • There is NO SMOKING on the boat

Syllabus (stay tuned)

Itinerary (stay tuned)

Student Handbook (stay tuned)

Travel Information (stay tuned)

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Questions?

Peg Alden
Director of International Education
802.387.6821
Administration Building, Rm 218
palden@landmark.edu