Summer Credit Session I
June 2 - July 6, 2013
Courses run Monday - Friday
Morning Sessions: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Students may choose one or two courses from the following:
- BU1112: Introduction to Accounting II
- BU2511: Introduction to Marketing
- CO1011: Introduction to Communication
- EN1021: Research and Analysis
- HU1012: Humanities II - Renaissance to Present
- MA1311: Mathematical Ideas
- NS1701: Principles of Biology I
- NS2051: Aquatic Biology
Additionally students may choose one of the following one credit courses listed below:
AT2900: Individual Projects in Studio Art
Tom Kosiba (By permission of instructor and AT Department Chair)
PE 1010: Yoga
Cyndy Gray-: Tues../Thurs. 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
PE 1410: Walking for Health
Ellen Wood: Mon../Wed.. 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
PE 1180: Fencing
Erik Schmitt: Tues./Thurs. 7-8:30 p.m
BU1112 - Principles of Accounting II
Credits: 3:00 - This course completes the study of accounting principles. Topics include: forms of business ownership, the Statement of Cash Flow, the analysis and interpretation of financial statements, the budgeting process, and cost accounting concepts. Prerequisites: BU1111, Principles of Accounting I, with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisites: BU1111, Richard Kreissle, instructor, morning
BU2511: Introduction to Marketing
Credits: 3.000 - 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: (EN1021 or EN1015) and (FY1011 or FY1001). Jim Koskoris, instructor; afternoon
CO1011 - Introduction to Communication
Credits: 3:00 - 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, Eric Matte, instructor, morning
EN1021: Research and Analysis
Credits: 3.000 - Research 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 and academic-writing demands of the college curriculum. Prerequisites: EN1011 or EN1015. Dan Toomey, instructor; afternoon
HU1012: Humanities 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 on 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. Pre-Requisites: None. Joyce Rodgers, instructor; morning
MA1311: Mathematical Ideas
Credits: 3.000 - To promote the development of mathematical thinking, this course exposes the student to specific approaches and strategies for problem solving and study skills as applied to learning math. The study of inductive and deductive reasoning, set theory, logic and selected topics in consumer mathematics and number theory are used to illustrate these principles. Prerequisites: MA0291 and/or placement test. Doug Lynch, instructor; morning
NS1701 - Principles of Biology I
This major's level course will cover the following topics in greater depth than the current NS1021 course: evolution and diversity of life; processes of evolution including natural selection and allele frequency; population ecology; communities; species interactions; nutrient cycling, ecosystems; overviews of life's domains . Emphasis will be made on applying the scientific method, including designing hypotheses, testing hypotheses, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and communication via graphs, figures, writing, and speaking. Instructional methods will include discussions, lecture, lab work, field work, and many hands-on activities. Students will attend weekly labs, in which basic lab techniques such as microscopy and field research will be practiced. This course is open to any Landmark student who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of the living world; only students in the AS Life Sciences degree program need to take both NS1701 (Principles of Biology I) and NS1702 (Principles of Biology II), which may can be taken in any order. Prerequisites: None, Abigail Littlefield, instructor, afternoon
NS2051 - Aquatic Ecology and Pollution
Credits: 4.00 - 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: (NS1011or NS1021andNS1111or NS1211or NS1311or NS1701 or NS1702 or NS Core Trans and ( EN1011 or EN1015 and FY1011 or FY1001 or FY1101 ). Tom Hinckley, instructor, morning
AT2900 - Individual Projects in Studio Art
Credits: 1.000 - This course allows a student who has successfully completed an intermediate course in a particular art medium to design and pursue a personal project in that medium which incorporates the student's chosen techniques, styles, equipment, subject matter and presentation methods. Successful completion of two courses in the medium of choice, as well as the approval of the Instructor and the Art Department Chair in consultation with the student's advisor, are required. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis and may by repeated for credit.
PE 1080: Introduction to Rock Climbing
Credits: 1.000 - Rock climbing skills will be taught. These include knots, climbing techniques, safety and both outdoor and indoor skills. Two weekend outings will follow indoor instruction.
PE 1010: Yoga
Credits: 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.
PE1410 - Walking for Health
Credits: 1.000 - This course is designed for students who are interested in beginning a low-impact exercise regimen of walking on varied terrain using optimal striding and breathing techniques.
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.
Wondering which courses make the most sense for you? Talk to your academic advisor.