Summer Credit Session I

On Campus: June 1 - July 2, 2015

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:

  • AT1311 Black & White Photo I
  • AT2311 Black & White Photo II
  • BU1011 Introduction to Business
  • CO1011 Introduction to Communication
  • CO2031 Small Group Leadership
  • EN1021 Research and Analysis (for students who need to re-take the course)
  • FY1011 Perspectives in Learning (for students who need to re-take the course)
  • HU1012 Humanities II: Renaissance to Present
  • MA1311 Mathematical Ideas
  • NS1021 Introduction to Biology: Organisms and Environments
  • NS2051 Aquatic Ecology and Pollution
  • SL1011 Elementary American Sign Language I
  • SS2711 Human Sexuality

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

  • PE1130 Hiking
  • PE1010 Vinyasa Yoga
  • PE1540 Level 1 Japanese Long Sword

Course Descriptions:

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. Tom Kosiba, morning.

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. Tom Kosiba, morning.

BU1011 Introduction to Business  
3 credits
This course surveys the dynamic environment in which businesses operate today. Students learn about economic concepts, business organization, forms of ownership, management, marketing, and managing financial resources. Actual business cases are used to explore the impact that managerial roles, market trends, legal standards, technological change, natural resources, global competition, and the active involvement of government has on businesses. The relationship between social responsibility and profits in our free enterprise system is explored. Prerequisites: Credit-level status. Roxie Hamilton, morning.

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. Eric Matte, afternoon.

CO2031 Small Group Leadership
3 credits
This course is designed to help students gain an understanding of theoretical aspects and practical skills of leadership and small group communication. Participation in this course will model the content. Methodology for leading and participating in small groups will be introduced, implemented and reinforced. Oral communication skills will be practiced through various experiential formats such as small group challenges, role-playing, fish bowl observations, and computer mediated communication. Current research and theory from a range of disciplines on topics such as self- awareness, diversity, power, creativity, problem solving, and ethics will be provided. Prerequisites: CO1011 or CO1021 or CO1061 or CO1071 or CO core transfer, EN1011, FY1011, or FY1001. Lee Crocker, morning.

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 Toomey, afternoon.

FY1011 Perspectives in Learning
3 credits
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: Credit-level status. (For students repeating the course for credit.) Dotti Osterholt, morning.

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. Joyce Rodgers, morning.

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. Douglas Lynch, afternoon.

NS1021 Introduction to Biology: Organisms and Environments
4 credits
This course examines the key concepts of modern biology with an emphasis on the relationships between organisms and their environment. Studies of evolution and genetics are woven in to this theme and provide students with additional perspectives on the biological world. Lab included. Lee fee. $35.00. Prerequisites: Credit-level status. Dr. Brian Young, afternoon.

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. Tom Hinckley, morning.

SL1011 Elementary American Sign Language I
3 credits
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. Ken Olson, afternoon.

SS2711 Human Sexuality
3 credits
This multi-disciplinary course gives students the opportunity to learn about human sexuality from psychological, sociological, political, historical and cultural perspectives. Each semester begins by exploring cultural and historical aspects of sexuality, as well as a look at research methods that have been used and are being used to inform our understanding of human sexuality. Topics for the rest of the semester are student driven and vary from semester to semester. Past topics have included sexual behavior and expression across the lifespan, sexual and gender identity, communication in sexual relationships, and sexuality, media, art and the law. This course utilizes a seminar-style format in which students prepare for and engage actively in weekly roundtable discussions about the topics being studied. The course also provides an opportunity for students to undertake individual or small group projects on a topic of particular interest to them. Prerequisites: SS1011 or SS1211 or SS1311 or SS core transfer, EN1011, FY1011 or FY1001. Dr. Peg Alden, morning.

PE1130 Hiking
1 credit
This course will use on- and off-campus trails to teach students skills related to hiking. Course may not be repeated. Dana Roberts, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

PE1010 Vinyasa Yoga
1 credit
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. Course may not be repeated. Kristin Cassidy, Mondays and Wednesdays 4:15-5:30 p.m.

PE1540 Level 1 Japanese Long Sword
1 credit
Slow-paced and emphasizing movement meditation, Japanese Long Sword (Iaido) was developed as an art form to increase participants’ states of awareness. Japanese Long Sword (Iaido) will introduce students to the basic skills practiced in Iaido: cutting, thrusting, forms, controlling the breath and movement meditation. Classes will include an overview of Iaido skills, followed by an introduction to forms and drills. Students will be assessed on content knowledge and demonstration of skill proficiency throughout the semester. Course may not be repeated. Erik Schmitt, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8:15 p.m.