Three-Credit Academic Classes at the 1000 or 2000 Level
- BU2412: Human Resource Management: Roxie Hamilton
- CO1011: Introduction to Communication: Lee Crocker
- CO2051: Intercultural Communication: Geoff Burgess
- CS1401: Introduction to Programming: Kevin Keith
- EN2052: Beat Literature: John Rose
- EN2053: Staying Alive: Harrowing Narratives: Ned Olmsted
- FY1101: Learning Perspectives I (Jump Start for entering spring students) Becca Matte
- FY1110: Learning Perspectives II Becca Matte
BU2412: Human Resource Management
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, 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
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.
CS1401: Introduction to Programming
This course includes the fundamentals of computer programming with an emphasis on problem solving methods and algorithm development. Topics include design and implementation of programs that use events, functions, conditionals, loops, recursion and various data structures. Students will be expected to design, implement, and debug programs in a functional programming language. Not open to students with credit in CS 2401 Programming I or with AP CS-A credit.
Prerequisites: (EN1011 or EN1015) and (FY1011 or FY1001 or FY1101)
CO2051: Interpersonal Communication
This course focuses on the relationship between communication and culture. Students explore the ways in which cultural values, attitudes and assumptions are reflected in the communication process. The course begins with a self-analysis of the students' own cultural identities and communication styles. Through experiential activities and authentic excursions off campus, students then examine verbal and nonverbal communication patterns from a cross-cultural perspective. The students work toward refining their oral communication skills by preparing oral presentations and leading group discussions.
Prerequisites: (CO1011 or CO1021 or CO1061 or CO1071 or CO Core Trans) and (EN1011 or EN1015 and FY1011 or FY1001 or FY1101)
EN2052: Beat Literature
Students will explore the literary and cultural significance of the Beat Generation--and the nature of Bohemianism. Texts will include key Beat works by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder and Gregory Corso--and precursor texts by Antonin Artaud, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane and William Carlos Williams. The readings will be supplemented with the documentary What Happened to Kerouac and the 2010 experimental film, Howl (starring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg). The course will culminate with Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan by Jack Kerouac's grave during the Rolling Thunder Tour.
Pre-Requisites: (EN1021 or EN1015) and (FY1011 or FY1001 or FY1101)
EN2053: Staying Alive
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
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.
FY1110: Learning Perspectives II
Students will build on their skills from FY1101, learn about the laws that protect individuals with disabilities, receive an in-depth orientation to on-campus services that provide academic and emotional support, and establish short and long-term goals related to promoting effective self-management and study skills.