Three-Credit Academic Classes at the 1000 or 2000 Level

Students enroll in one three-credit academic class during J-Term.

  • AT1221 Ceramics I
  • AT2451 Film, Culture, and Identity
  • BU2412 Human Resource Management
  • CO1011 Intro to Communication
  • CO2065 Broadcast Journalism
  • CS2012 Game Engines: Unity
  • ED1011 Intro to Education
  • EN1061 Creative Writing
  • FY1021 Lifestyles for Learning
  • * FY1101 Learning Perspectives I (jump start for entering students)
  • MA1421 Statistics

AT1221: Ceramics I
Faculty: Christina Herbert
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, and 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

AT2451: Film, Culture, and Identity
Faculty: Humberto Ramirez
This course will examine the cultural implications of film form, as well as film style, by observing, discussing, and writing about cinema in its aesthetic forms, its narrative tactics, and its patterns of production and reception. The course will also examine how film manifests cultural, political, and economical power dynamics. Students will explore the ways that film shapes and orders our perceptions by determining how we engage with art as well as life. For example, students will explore the ways that films reflect as well as influence our understanding of class, gender, disability, and ethnicity. It is the intention of the course to create and encourage modes of inquiry that allow students to critically evaluate their aesthetic and conceptual responses to film.
Prerequisites: (EN1011 or EN1015) and (FY1011 or FY1001 or FY1101)

BU2412: Human Resource Management
Faculty: Jeanette Landin
This course provides an overview of the basic functions of human resource management and examines the strategic questions that must be considered when managing diverse groups of people in today’s workplace. Topics include manpower planning, recruitment and selection, job analysis and design, performance management and appraisal, training and development, and compensation and rewards. Additionally, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the HRM legal environment will be discussed.
Prerequisites: (EN1015 or EN1021) and (FY1001 or FY1011 or FY1101)

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 the 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)

CS2012: Game Engines: Unity
Faculty: Bradford Towle
This classes introduces the basic functionality of the Unity3D, such as quick prototyping and professional game generation. Students will develop games in 3D environments that address physics and game design concerns. Technical instruction of Unity3D will include these topics: coordinate transformation, particle effects, terrain generation, character controller, and camera control. Project work allows students to gain skills in project management and deployment concerns.
Prerequisites: (EN1011 and (FY1011 or FY1001 or FY1101)

ED1011: Introduction to Education
Faculty: Dorothy Osterholt
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 firsthand experience in schools. The course also provides students with an opportunity to explore their personal interest in teaching.
Prerequisites: None

EN1061: Creative Writing
Faculty: John Rose
Students in this course begin to develop their skills in generating creative writing. Emphasis in the class is placed on genre experimentation, generating strategies, revision strategies, and readings in all genres, which could include fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, and children's literature. Emphasis on the elements of fiction and poetry prepares students for more advanced creative writing classes.
Prerequisites: None

FY1021: Lifestyles for Learning
Faculty: Sophie Dennis
This course explores leading health/wellness issues, emphasizing individual health-enhancing skills and behaviors. Students will be able to apply decision-making models and strategies regarding their own personal health, demonstrating their ability to understand and manage their own personal health/wellness. Health and wellness issues at the global and national levels are also brought in when relevant. Material and information for this course is drawn from current scientific research and findings.
Prerequisites: (FY1001 or FY1011 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: Ibrahim Danhlstrom-Hakk
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. This course is offered every fall and spring semester.
Prerequisites: None

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