Summer Credit Session II

On Campus: July 6 - August 7, 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:

  • CO2066 Journalism in the Digital Age
  • EN1061 Creative Writing
  • EN2051 Film Adaptions of Literature
  • HU2021 Ethics
  • HU3021 Ethics
  • MA1421 Statistics
  • NS1021 Introduction to Biology: Organisms and Environments
  • NS2061 Biological Psychology

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

  • PE1130 Hiking
  • PE1180 Level 1 Rapier Fencing
  • PE1040 Karate
  • PE1590 Gentle Flow Yoga

Course Descriptions:

CO2066 Journalism in the Digital Age
3 credits
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. Dr. Maclean Gander, afternoon.

EN1061 Creative Writing
3 Credits
Students in this course begin to develop their skills in generating creative writing. Emphasis in the class is placed on genre experimentation, generating strategies, revision strategies, and readings in all genres which could include fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, and children's literature. Emphasis on the elements of fiction and poetry prepares students for more advanced creative writing classes. Prerequisites: Credit-level status. John Rose, afternoon.

EN2051 Film Adaptations of Literature
3 credits
This course explores the ways that two distinct media play with the same ideas. In this course, we'll discuss the foundations of the two media, their similarities, differences and shortcomings, in order to understand and appreciate the choices each artist made for the medium. We will work within the disciplines of literature and filmmaking, in order to develop our expertise in the fields of film and literary criticism. Class work will include extensive reading and film viewing, discussion and analytic writing assignments. Prerequisites: EN1021 and FY1011 or FY1001. Lynne Shea, morning.

HU2021 Ethics
3 credits
This course introduces the student to philosophical thinking in a concrete, everyday context. By studying both classical and contemporary philosophical and literary texts, students become familiar with fundamental aspects of ethical questioning. Critical thinking skills are emphasized in exploring concepts such as "the good life", the individual and society, objectivity and subjectivity, happiness and suffering, free will and fate. Students are asked to examine their own decision-making processes and develop an ethical framework for defining and addressing issues in their own lives. Prerequisites: HU1011 or HU1012 or HU1211 or HU1212 or HU1431 or HU1432 or HU1435 or HU1511 or HU Core Trans and EN1011 and FY1011 or FY1001. Dr. Daniel Miller, afternoon.

HU3021 Ethics
3 credits
By studying both classical and contemporary philosophical and literary texts, students delve deeply into the aspects of ethical questioning. Critical thinking skills are emphasized. Students are asked to examine their own decision-making processes and develop an ethical framework for defining and addressing issues in their own lives. Students taking the course for 3000-level credit will also be asked to critically evaluate the ethical theories and approaches considered in the course and to undertake research exploring an issue, topic or thinker relevant to the course materials. Prerequisites: EN1011, EN1021, FY1011 or FY1001, and three 2000-level courses. Dr. Daniel Miller, afternoon.

MA1421 Statistics
3 credits
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. Frank Klucken, morning.

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. Andrew Stein, afternoon.

NS2061 Biological Psychology
3 credits
Biological Psychology explores the brain from physiological, evolutionary and developmental perspectives. Topics include basic neuroanatomy and physiology, anatomy, development and plasticity of the brain, regulation of body homeostasis and the biological basis of behavior. Specific attention is directed toward comprehending and evaluating research methods and findings. Prerequisites: NS1011 or NS1021 or NS1111 or NS1211  or NS1311 or NS1701 or NS170 or NS Core Tran and EN1011 and FY1011 or FY1001. Dr. Kim Coleman, 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.

PE1180 Level 1 Rapier Fencing
1 credit
In this 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. Course may not be repeated. Erik Schmitt, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-7:00 p.m.

PE1040 Karate
1 credit
Students will learn the basic skills, principles, and values associated with this ancient Okinawan martial art. The word "Karate" can be translated as "empty hand technique" and through the physical training the student strives for balance of the mind, body, and spirit. Additionally, the student will learn basic self-defense techniques, strategies, and principles that could be utilized, if necessary, outside the classroom. Course may not be repeated. Cyndy Grey, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:15-5:30 p.m.

PE1590 Gentle Flow Yoga
1 credit
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. Kristin Cassidy, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45-7:00 p.m.