Summer Credit Session II
July 6 - August 10, 2013
Courses run Monday - Friday
Morning Sessions: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Landmark students may choose one or two courses from the following:
Visiting students may only enroll in one of the following:
- AT1221: Ceramics I
- BU2011: Effective Business Communication *
- EN1061: Creative Writing
- EN2101: Science Fiction *
- FY1011: TBA (Only Open To Enrolled Landmark College Students)
- HU2021 Ethics *
- MA1421: Statistics *
- MA2701: Introduction to Calculus *
- NS1021: Introduction to Biology: Organisms & Environment
- SL1011: Elementary American Sign Language I
*=Pre-requisite required (see course description for details)
All students may choose one courses from the following:
- PE1010 A: Yoga: Kristin Cassidy: M/W 4:15 - 5:30
- PE1010 B: Yoga: Kristin Cassidy: M/W 5:45 - 7 pm
- PE1180 A: Fencing: Eric Schmitt: T/TH 5:15 - 5:30
- PE1180 B: Fencing: Eric Schmitt: T/TH 5:45 - 7 pm
- PE1040: Karate: Cyndy Gray: W/TH 4:15 - 5:30
- PE1110: Golf Skills: Mark Higgins: M/W 5:30 - 7:30
AT1221 - Ceramics I
Credits: 3:00 - This course will ground students in the fundamentals of ceramics and introduce them to clay techniques, tools, materials, and visual language as experienced through hand building and wheel throwing. Students will explore several significant genres such as Japanese ceramics, Bennington potters, pottery of the Southwest, as well as contemporary artists working in the medium. Students will also take advantage of the rich resource of potters in Windham County by visiting other studios and hearing guest lectures from established potters. Students will develop individual goals in formal and non-traditional approaches with guidance from the instructors. A major component of the course is for students to take responsible ownership of the studio space, expressed through student commitment to work independently, to honor all safety procedures, and to keep the space in good condition. Prerequisites: None. Ezra Stafford, instructor, afternoon
BU2011: Effective Business Communication
Credits: 3.000 - Students develop effective communication skills to present business and professional topics in a variety of mediums. Students learn how to organize technical and non-technical materials for presentation in a variety of written formats (formal and informal reports, e-mail, instructions, memoranda, letters, resumes, etc.). Students also learn how to organize ideas and express them through oral presentation using presentation software. Topics of discussion also include: structuring presentations (written or oral) for different purposes, strategies for persuading people in authority to support one's position, the effects of non-verbal communication, and ways to develop and incorporate visual aids. Additionally, students are introduced to how organizational culture influences internal and external organizational communications, problem solving, conflict resolution, and interviewing skills. Prerequisites: (EN1015 or EN1021) and (CO1011 or CO1021 or CO1061 or CO1071 or CO Core Trans) and (FY1011 or FY1001). Roxie Hamilton, instructor; morning
EN1061: Creative Writing
Credits: 3.000 - Students in Creative Writing begin to develop their skills in writing creative fiction and poetry. Emphasis in the class is placed on genre experimentation, generating strategies, revision strategies and readings in all genres which could include fiction, poetry, drama, lyrics and children's literature. Prerequisites: None. John Rose, instructor; morning
EN2101: Science Fiction
Credits: 3:00 -This course, through a survey of twentieth-century science fiction literature and film, seeks to foster a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the genre. Using analysis of science fiction literature and an examination of social and historical contexts, students will develop critical and creative responses to such themes as artificial life, science and politics, utopias and dystopias, the flexibility of time and encounters with other worlds. Prerequisites: EN1021 and EN1015 or FY1011 or FY1001 or FY1101. John Kipp, instructor; afternoon
HU2021 - Ethics
Credits: 3:00 - 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: HU1011or HU1012or HU1211or HU1212 or HU1431 or HU1432 or HU Core Trans and EN1011 or EN1015 and ( FY1011 / or FY1001 or FY1101. Dan Miller, instructor, morning
Credits: 3.000 - 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. Not open to students with credit in MA2621. Prerequisites: MA0392 and/or placement test. Frank Klucken, instructor; afternoon
MA2701: Introduction to Calculus
Credits: 3.000 - The purpose of this introductory course is to strengthen students’ foundational understanding of functions, limits, sequences, and algebraic mathematical modeling and introduce the concept of the derivative of the single variable. Students who complete this course will have a solid foundation of introductory Calculus (through the derivative of functions) and a strong foundation for a more advanced level Calculus I course. Extensive time will be devoted to learning and applying the rules of differentiation to solve a spectrum of business, economics and life, physical, and social science problems. Students explore the concepts of functions, limits and continuity, instantaneous rates of change and optimization, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Graphing calculators (required) will be used extensively throughout the course. Placement test and/or prerequisite of MA1601 with a grade of C- or higher required. This course is offered every fall and spring semester. Not open to students with credit in MA2721 or similar course. Prerequisites: MA1601 College Algebra or Math Placement Level 7. Frank Klucken, instructor; morning
NS1021: Introduction to Biology - Organisms & Environment
Credits: 4.000 - 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 into this theme and provide students with additional perspectives on the biological world. Lab included. Prerequisites: None. Kim Coleman, instructor; afternoon
SL1011: Elementary American Sign Language I
Credits: 3.000 - This introductory course is for those with little or no previous instruction in American Sign Language (ASL). Through interactive and multisensory 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, instructor afternoon
PE1010 A & B - 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.
PE1180 A & B - 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.
PE1040 - Karate/Self Defense
Credits: 1.000 - 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.
PE1110 - Golf Skills
Credits: 1.000 - Golf instruction is intended for beginners and is divided into several disciplines: the short game, the swing, and tactics/trouble shots. Classes for the short game (chipping and pitching) are held on campus. The swing and ball striking is held at a local driving range. Reference for the class is from Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible. This is the most comprehensive and widely used reference for shots inside of 100 yards. The goal of the course is to have students make solid contact with the ball, understand the tactics of the game including club selection, and to make them competent and ready for the golf course.
Wondering which courses make the most sense for you? Talk to your academic advisor.