Summer Credit Session I

June 2 - July 3, 2014
Courses run Monday - Friday
Morning Sessions: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Science courses meet longer as 4 credit offerings.

Students may choose one or two courses from the following:

  • AT 1311: BL&WH Photo I
  • AT 2311: BL&WH Photo II
  • AT  2151: Painting
  • BU 1211:  Personal Finance
  • ED2012: Comparative Education (Netherlands; Study abroad opportunities during this session)
  • EN 1021: Research and Analysis
  • FY 1011: Perspectives in Learning
  • HU 1012: Hum II: Renaissance to Present
  • HU2661: The Irish Experience (Ireland; Study abroad opportunities during this session)
  • MA 1311: Mathematical Ideas
  • NS 2051: Aquatic Biology
  • SL 1011: American Sign Language I

Additionally students may choose one of the following one credit courses listed below:

  • PE 1010: Yoga
  • PE1180: Fencing
  • PE 1000: Bike Exploration

Course Descriptions

AT 1311: BL&WH Photo I
Credits:  3 This beginning black-and-white photography course is designed for students who have little or no experience in the art of photography. Through instructor demonstration and field and darkroom experience, students master the skills of basic camera operation, film processing and print development. In addition, by completing structured photography assignments and participating in critique sessions, students learn techniques to help them select and compose their subjects and control their shooting, processing and printing to enhance the aesthetic qualities of their prints. In a final photographic essay project, students begin to investigate how visual interpretation can guide them to deeper language comprehension and expression. Prerequisites: None. Tom Kosiba, instructor afternoon

AT 2311: BL&WH Photo II
Credits: 3.000 This second-semester course introduces students to zone-system photography as a means to refine their understanding and control of print tones. Also, through emphasis on the photographic essay, students explore the use of the medium as visual language.
Prerequisites: AT1311 / Lecture. Tom Kosiba, instructor; afternoon

AT  2151: Painting
Credits: 3.000 This course presents an introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques of painting. Through a variety of experiential projects, students gain a practical understanding of the use of painting tools, color mixing and theory, as well as critical discourse. Students explore a range of subjects and visual strategies, including still life, landscape, and the figure, as well as abstract and conceptual problems to strengthen each student's formal and personal development. Projects are contextualized and linked through the integrated study of art historical movements and contemporary artists engaging in the dialog of painting. Emphasis will be on the development of core skills in the discipline, exploration of materials and methods, knowledge of contemporary and historical precedents, presentation of work, and critique. Prerequisites: None. Humberto Ramirez, instructor; morning

BU 1211:  Personal Finance
Credits: 3.000 This course provides students with a foundation upon which to develop life-long personal financial management skills. Topics include: The importance of personal finance; financial planning and the time-value of money; money management skills such as budgeting, balancing a checkbook, taxes, cash management, credit/debit cards, and major purchases (auto, home, education); insurance (property/liability, health, life); and investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, portfolio management, real estate, retirement planning). Math Level 5 or higher required. (need level 5 math)
Prerequisites: FY1001/Lecture or FY1011/Lecture. Roxie Hamilton, instructor; morning

EN 1021: Research and Analysis
Credits: 3.000 Information literacy skills will drive the scope and sequence of this second semester course, which builds on the critical reading, writing and thinking skills introduced in EN1011 and FY1011. Through a variety of active learning techniques, instructional library sessions, class discussion and research writing projects, students will learn the skills and strategies required for the volume reading, critical analysis, synthesis, and academic writing demands of the college curriculum.  
Prerequisites: EN1011/Lecture or EN1011TR/Lecture. Susan Austin, instructor; afternoon

FY 1011: Perspectives in Learning
Credits: 3.000 This first semester course 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. Metacognition and critical thinking will be prominent themes throughout this course. Students will reflect on learning and teaching processes while applying learning strategies that can be transferred to other courses of study as a proactive approach to self-advocacy. Strategies for active reading, note-taking, test-taking, long-term project planning and organizing materials will be modeled, practiced and assessed. Students will be expected to critically read, discuss, and utilize a body of high-interest reading for a variety of academic tasks. In addition, students will learn about the laws that protect individuals with disabilities, receive an in-depth orientation to the on-campus services that provide academic and emotional support, and establish short and long-term goals related to promoting effective self-management.
Prerequisites: None. TBA: A.M Only for students who IP

HU 1012: Hum II: Renaissance to Present
Credits: 3.000 This course traces the development of Western civilization from the Renaissance to the present. Because this period includes the era of European expansion, the course focuses not only in Europe, but also on the reciprocal impact of Europe and the wider world. In addition to focusing on historical conditions, there is a great deal of emphasis on relating artistic, literary and musical works to their historical context. Prerequisites: None.  Joyce Rodgers, instructor; morning

MA 1311: Mathematical Ideas
Credits: 3.000 This course explores mathematical thinking and reasoning through the beauty, rigor, and patterns of problem solving, mathematical reasoning, number theory, set theory, logic, probability and statistics, and selected topics in consumer mathematics. This mathematical exploration is intended for the Liberal Arts student who wishes to engage in new ways of thinking and seeing the world. Applications from art, entertainment, and business will be used to illustrate and examine the mathematical principles. Placement test and/or prerequisite of MA0291 required. This course is offered every fall and spring semester. Prerequisites: None.   Doug Lynch, instructor; afternoon

*NS 2051: Aquatic Biology
Credits: 4.000 This summer course offers students an opportunity to carry out an in-depth investigation of the ecology and pollution of rivers and streams. The course weaves together lecture, student presentations, field trips, guest speakers and laboratory/field-based investigations. The content emphasis will be on the science and environmental issues related to the ecology and pollution of rivers and streams. Students will conduct intensive research on a local watershed, which will result in a presentation of their research findings to members of the Putney community. Lab included.
Prerequisites: ( NS1011 or NS1021 or NS1111 or NS1211 or NS1311 or NS1701 or NS1702 or NS Core Trans and ( EN1011 / Lecture or EN1015) and ( FY1011 or FY1001 or FY1101) Tom Hinckley, instructor; morning

SL 1011: American Sign Language I:
Credits: 3.000 This introductory course is for those with little or no previous instruction in American Sign Language (ASL). Through interactive and multi-sensory teaching, this course introduces students to the structural principles governing ASL. The course will focus on mastery of receptive and expressive skills. Students will apply linguistic features learned through in-class discussions and self-study. Students will move at a deliberate pace over most of the features of the language: cherology (phonology), morphology, syntax, semantics and sign usage. As one of the course projects, students will research Deaf culture and make a class presentation. Prerequisites: None. Ken Olson, instructor; afternoon.

PE 1010: Yoga
Credit: 1.000 This course supports students interested in exploring mind/body integration and offers an appealing option for balancing academic work with a healthy lifestyle. Conditioning, breathing techniques and self-awareness are covered. Assessment based on a willingness to explore yoga practice through regular attendance and participation. Prerequisites: None T Th 4:15-5:30; Kristin Cassidy instructor

 PE 1180: Fencing
Credits: 1.000 In this one-credit class, students will learn the basic theory and techniques of 17th century Italian fencing using a sword called a Rapier. While some history will be taught to provide context, the majority of the class will be dedicated towards physical hands-on work. Classes will consist of a roughly even mixture of drill/lesson and sparring and will be presented from a martial arts and educational perspective rather than as a competitive sport. As a result, this fencing class is ideal for students who are seeking a physical activity outside of a team sport. All equipment will be provided. Prerequisites: None.  T Th 7-8.30 p.m.  Erik Schmitt instructor

 PE 1000: Bike Exploration:
Credit: 1.000 This one credit summer course introduces students to the fundamentals of various bike riding techniques while emphasizing safe group riding and emergency bicycle repair. The course relies on twice weekly mountain bike rides when weather permits. Prerequisites: None.  MW 4:15-5:30:  Rebecca Shangraw instructor

Wondering which courses make the most sense for you? Talk to your academic advisor.