Three-Credit Academic Classes at the 1000 or 2000 Level

Students enroll in one three credit academic class

  • AT1221 Ceramics I
  • BU2511 Intro to Marketing
  • CO1011 Intro to Communication
  • CO2065 Broadcast Journalism
  • *CS1101  Intro to Computer Applications (online course)
  • ED1011 Intro to Education
  • EN2053 Stay Alive: Harrowing Narratives
  • * FY1101 Learning Perspectives I (jump start for entering students)
  • MA1421 Statistics

AT1221: Ceramics I
Faculty: Ezra Stafford
This course will ground students in the fundamentals of ceramics and introduce them to clay techniques, tools, materials, and visual language as experienced through hand building and wheel throwing. Students will explore several significant genres such as Japanese ceramics, Bennington potters, pottery of the Southwest, as well as contemporary artists working in the medium. Students will also take advantage of the rich resource of potters in Windham County by visiting other studios and hearing guest lectures from established potters. Students will develop individual goals in formal and non-traditional approaches with guidance from the instructors. A major component of the course is for students to take responsible ownership of the studio space, expressed through student commitment to work independently, to honor all safety procedures, and to keep the space in good condition.
Prerequisites: None

BU2511: Introduction to Marketing
Faculty: Jim Koskorie
This course introduces students to basic marketing theory (product, price, place and promotion) and how marketing relates to business activities (manufacturing, wholesale, retail, services). Key marketing concepts (consumer decision-making processes, product development, market analysis and segmentation, etc) are presented and discussed. The course also examines how social factors, demographic trends, increasing multiculturalism, and changes in the political and legal environment affect marketing. Students will also examine how individual behaviors are influenced by principles of learning, motivation, personality, perception, and group influence. The impact of electronic marketing is also examined.
Prerequisites: None

CO1011: Introduction to Communication
Faculty: Lee Crocker
This survey course introduces students to the field of communication and enables them to increase their effectiveness and precision as public speakers and members of seminars and groups. Students explore how their perceptions influence the manner in which they communicate and how to use a wide variety of listening skills. They become aware of how verbal and nonverbal language can alter, detract from or enhance messages. Students also employ a variety of language strategies that promote inclusion, honesty, conflict resolution and support from within a group.
Prerequisites: None

CO2065: Broadcast Journalism
Faculty: Geoff Burgess
By studying the practical and theoretical aspects of broadcast journalism, students in this course will learn the techniques for writing, producing, and presenting news and information for radio and television. Students will investigate the various roles involved with creating newscasts, advertisements, and other programming along with studying the specific communication requirements entailed in this professional field. Students will engage in experiential learning opportunities including visiting area newsrooms and producing work to be broadcast through Landmark College campus radio station and the Brattleboro Community Television station (BCTV).
Prerequisites: (CO1011 or CO1021 or CO1061 or CO1071) or (EN1015) or (FY1011 or FY1001 or FY1101)

CS1101: Introduction to Computer Applications
Faculty: Melissa Weatherby
This course builds student capacities to solve problems and improve academic success through the use of computer applications and software packages. Course topics will span, Digital Citizenship, File Management in Windows 7 and 8, case studies of real world computer applications, and student productivity projects aimed at integration of computer applications. The integration and customized usage of computer applications is emphasized, both for active student usage and as a career enhancement. Visually-instructed procedures and Moodle content is augmented by Kurzweil 3000 as part of an Active Reading and study management system integrated with a digital Master Notebook via OneNote. This course will focus on using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, and usage skills are extended to a variety of academic tasks and productivity purposes. This course does not count towards the Computer Science/Gaming requirements.
As a wholly online course, students will need a high-speed internet connection to participate in Synchronous discussions via Google Hangouts. In addition, there will be an hour session prior to students leaving campus for winter break, and a ½ hour debrief session when students return to campus for Spring semester.
*In order to meet with the instructor students need to enroll by December 2nd
Prerequisites: None

ED1011: Introduction to Education
Introduction to Education uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine key issues in American education. In it we will explore questions in American education from the perspectives of psychology, philosophy, history, and sociology and discuss various policies and programs. We will examine each topic through readings, through students' writing, and through small and large group discussion and activities. Students will develop an awareness of contemporary curriculum theory and practice through work with instructional materials and first hand experience in schools. The course also provides students with an opportunity to explore their personal interest in teaching.
Prerequisites: None

EN2053: Staying Alive
Faculty: Ned Olmsted
Harrowing Narratives: Tales of human daring, comradeship, loss and triumph, and the will to endure unimaginable hardship have enthralled humans ever since hunter/gatherers first began to narrate their exploits around campfires. Good storytelling remains timeless. This short course will analyze characteristics universal to the adventure narrative voice, and trace the evolution of this prose genre through the late 19th century to today.
Prerequisites: (EN1021 or EN1015) and (FY1011 or FY1001 or FY1101)

FY1101: Learning Perspectives I
Faculty: Rebecca Matte
This first-semester course at Landmark is designed to introduce students to theories related to the cognitive, social, emotional and cultural dimensions of learning. The purpose of the course is to foster self-awareness, critical thinking, strategic learning and self-advocacy while providing the opportunity for students to practice study skills including note-taking, active reading, test-taking, planning and organizing and technology competencies. Metacognition and critical thinking will be prominent themes throughout this course and study strategies will be modeled, practiced and assessed. Students will be expected to critically read, participate in class discussion and work in groups.
Prerequisites: None

MA1421: Statistics
Faculty: Frank Klucken
This course examines frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, and the normal distribution curve. Students explore confidence intervals and sample size. The structure of hypothesis testing is introduced and applied to a variety of situations. Studies in correlation of data and sampling techniques are introduced. Placement test and/or prerequisite of MA0392 with grade of C- or higher required. Not open to students with credit in MA 2621.
Prerequisites: None

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