Summer Credit Session II
Opportunities for Landmark College students and students attending other colleges to get ahead with summer credit courses.
On Campus: June 27 – July 29, 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 credit courses:
- AT1611 Acting I
- CO2066/CO2166 Journalism in the Digital Age I and II
- EC2112 Introduction to Microeconomics
- EN3012 Studies in the Novel: Jane Austen in Print and Film
- HU2011 Western World Views
- MA1421 Statistics
- NS1011 Introduction to Biology: Cells and Organisms*
Additionally, students may choose one physical education course:
- PE1130 Hiking
- PE1010 Vinyasa Yoga
- PE1540 Level 1 Japanese Long Sword
- PE1590 Gentle Flow Yoga
Credit Courses (choose one or two)
AT1611 - Acting I
A beginning course focusing on the fundamentals of acting, including action, objective, character, physical life, listening, and language. Students will act in exercises, monologues, and short scenes that will encourage them to explore the actor's craft. Students will also read plays to begin fostering a knowledge of both scene study and interpretation. Students are expected to rehearse outside of class and to keep an acting journal during the semester.
CO2066 Journalism in the Digital Age I
This course provides students with a direct engagement with journalism as it is practiced in the current age and from the perspective of its origins, development, and purposes. The course will combine theoretical knowledge and skills development in the service of an ongoing news organization. It will create a newsroom for a digital newsletter at a minimum of five times during the semester with the intent to disseminate news relevant to the Landmark College community. The newsletter will primarily present written content, but may incorporate mixed media elements as suitable for the "digital age." Every student will produce writing each week and work both individually and collegially toward completing an established number of publishable written articles. This course will also include visiting speakers who practice in the field. Prerequisites: CO1011 or CO1021 or CO1061 or CO1071 or CO Core Trans and EN1011 and FY1011 or FY1001.
CO2166 Journalism in the Digital Age II
This second course in a two-course sequence builds on the basics of reporting and writing the news to engage students in learning and practicing more complex journalistic skills. Students take on the role of seasoned journalists within a newsroom populated mainly by new journalists, serving as lead reporters and writers on feature projects involving teams of reporters, and managing and editing sections of the student newspaper. Students will build on the basic knowledge of key topics in contemporary journalism acquired in the introductory course to demonstrate through writing and through class leadership a more complex and nuanced understanding of the complex status of journalism in the current period. In addition to the substantially expanded expectations for individual work, in terms of feature stories and the integration of alternative media, students who take this course serve as newsroom leaders, acquiring the skills that will enable them to play important roles in other college or professional newsroom organizations.
EC2112 - Introduction to Microeconomics
This course introduces students to the basic market forces of supply and demand, price mechanism, utility maximization by consumers, and profit maximization by firms. Several market structures are presented including pure competition, oligopoly, monopolistic competition and monopoly. There is an emphasis on the application of these market models to real-world markets. Prerequisite: EC2111, or Level 5 Math Placement, or concurrent enrollment in MA0598 or MA1501.
EN3102 - Lecture/A - Studies in the Novel: Jane Austen Print & Film
In this 3000-level course students will gain an understanding of the novel as a literary genre while studying novels that represent a particular moment in history or a particular sub-genre or theme. A period-based version of the course will include an examination of the historical and cultural influences on the novels of a specific time period (example: post-9/11 novels). A theme-based version of the course will examine a specific theme or sub-genre of the novel that is not necessarily tied to one time period (example: crime fiction, from Poe to Paretsky). While analyzing individual novels, students will investigate how they are connected by common elements, such as historical/cultural context, literary movement, narrative technique, sub-genre, or theme. Students will participate in a seminar setting consisting of class discussions and presentations, with an emphasis on critical reading and writing. Written assignments will include short informal responses as well as several formal essays of literary analysis and synthesis. Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, one of which is a 2000 level literature course, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course.
HU2011 - Western World Views
This course introduces students to questions relating to human nature, good and evil and ways of knowing. These topics are discussed within the framework of five world views: Christian theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism and existentialism. Fiction, non-fiction and poetry are studied as vehicles to understanding the various perspectives, and students are encouraged to begin formulating their own world views.
This course examines frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, and the normal distribution curve. Students explore confidence intervals and sample size. The structure of hypothesis testing is introduced and applied to a variety of situations. Studies in correlation of data and sampling techniques are introduced. Prerequisites: MA0392 with grade of C- or higher required or Level 4 placement. Not open to students with credit in MA2621.
NS1011 Introduction to Biology: Organisms and Environments
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.
Physical Education Courses: (choose one)
PE1130 - Hiking
This course will use on- and off-campus trails to teach students skills related to hiking. Course may not be repeated.
PE1010 - Vinyasa Yoga
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.
PE1540 - Level I Japanese Long Sword
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.
PE1590 - Gentle Flow Yoga
Gentle Flow Yoga will introduce students basic yoga poses, body alignment, attention to breathing and mindfulness. Students will be encouraged to challenge their flexibility in mostly seated positions and will be guided through exercises to facilitate a connection between the body and breath. Gentle Flow Yoga deemphasizes the push-ups (chaturanga) commonly found in Vinyasa Yoga and instead focuses on range of motion in the hips, balance and flow. Students will be assessed on content knowledge and demonstration of skill proficiency throughout the semester. Course may not be repeated.