Summer Credit Session I

Landmark students – Earn up to 8 credits in just 5 weeks!

On Campus: May 23 – June 24, 2016

3-credit courses run Monday - Friday
Morning Sessions: 9 - 11:30 a.m.*
Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.*
*4-credit Science courses meet 9-12 or 1-4.

Students may choose one or two from the following:
(Subject to change.)

  • AT1311/AT2311 Black and White Photography I and II
  • BU1211 Personal Finance
  • CO1011 Introduction to Communication
  • CO2071 Professional Presentations
  • MA1311 Mathematical Ideas
  • HU1012 Humanities II
  • HU3521 Nature and Culture
  • NS2051 Aquatic Ecology and Pollution
  • SL1011 Elementary American Sign Language I 

Students may also choose a single one-credit Physical Education course.  2016 PE courses to be announced soon!

Partial Course Descriptions: (check back for full course descriptions soon!)

AT1311 Black & White Photo I
3 credits
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. 

AT2311 Black & White Photo II
3 credits
This course introduces students to zone-system photography as a means to refine their understanding and control of print tones. Through emphasis on the photographic essay, students explore the use of the medium as visual language. Prerequisites: AT1311. 

CO1011 Introduction to Communication
3 credits
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. This course is offered in a hybrid model. Students will participate in both on line instruction and face to face in a traditional classroom setting. Prerequisites: Credit-level status. 

EN1021 Research and Analysis
3 credits
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. (For students repeating the course for credit.) Dan 

HU1012 Humanities II: Renaissance to present
3 credits
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. Credit-level status.

MA1311 Mathematical Ideas
3 credits
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. Prerequisities: MA0291 or level 3 placement. 

NS2051 Aquatic Ecology and Pollution
4 credits
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. Lab fee. $35.00.