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Summer Credit Program

Landmark College offers Summer Terms to help college students maintain the learning momentum they established during the traditional semester and to give students a chance to earn credits toward graduation.

When you participate in Summer Term, you can:

  • Enroll in one or two academic courses
  • Choose a one-credit physical education course
  • Focus on fewer courses for a shorter period of time
  • Graduate sooner
  • Save some money
  • Enjoy Vermont in the summer!

After class and on the weekends there will be plenty of chances to hang out with your friends—and make new ones—through the programs and activities we offer.

On campus, you'll find recreational sports and activities; social fun like bonfires, movies and coffeehouses; and programs that help you perform better in your courses.

Off campus, you will have the chance to go rafting, kayaking, or travel to Six Flags or Boston.

Make an appointment with your advisor to select and register for summer courses. 


Landmark College offers matriculated students the opportunity to earn internship credits both locally and from home during the summer. Students should follow the guidelines for submitting a proposal for a credit-bearing internship, but should always meet with the team in Transfer, Career & Internship Services first to initiate the process. Academic Internships also require enrollment in an on-line internship course designed to support the student’s learning and internship experience. Proposals for internships are due each year in mid-April. Contact your advisor for details.

Limited campus housing will be available for students who are interning locally during the summer on-campus credit sessions for the following dates:

  • June 4 - July 8, 2017 (last day of class is July 7)
  • July 8 - August 12, 2017 (last day of class is August 11)

Landmark College students who are engaged in local internships during the summer and who are interested in securing on-campus housing should contact Sean O'Reilly, Director of Residential Life, by April 7, 2017.

Tuition Costs

Current Landmark Student 1st course $4,200
Current Landmarkk Student 2nd course $2,300
Room and board    $1,700
Tuition for each PE course  $250

Tuition for Academic Internships during Summer and J-Term

1-3 credits for $1,400
Additional credits will be an additional $1,400 in blocks of three credits up to 12 credits

Costs for academic internships during the academic semesters are included in the semester tuition.

2017 Summer 1 Course Offerings

  • SS3391: Methods in Cutural Anthropology - Peg Alden
    Ethnography is an empirical, scientific approach for describing the cultural aspects of human life. This course will investigates the range of research methods used by cultural anthropologists to conduct ethnographic field work, with an emphasis on observation, interviewing, surveying, and the use of archived materials. Although examples from contemporary anthropologists will be used to highlight the methods under study, students will also learn through explicit skills instruction and hands-on practice of research methods. Each student will conduct a community-based, field methods project that allows them to hone their research skills, synthesize their learning and present their findings. Credits: 3

    Course meets M-F 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    (SS1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or SS1211 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or SS1311 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or SS1411 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or SS Core Trans Lecture Min Credits: 3.00) And EN1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 And (FY1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or FY1001 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or FY1101 Lecture Min Credits: 2.00)

  • HU1011: Western Humanities I - Pre-History through the Middle Ages - Joyce Rodgers
    This course examines the evolution of seminal ideas of enduring significance for Western civilization. Students trace ideas about religion, philosophy, politics, economics, technology and aesthetics from classical Greece through Roman civilization to the Christian and Muslim cultures of the Middle Ages. Students are encouraged to draw parallels between the early forms of these ideas and their expression in current society. Credits: 3 

    Course meets M-F 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • NS2051: Aquatic Ecology and Water Pollution- Tom Hinckley
    This summer course offers students an opportunity to carry out an in-depth investigation of the ecology and levels of pollution of local rivers and streams. The course weaves together lecture, student presentations, field trips, guest speakers, and laboratory/field investigations. The content emphasis will be on the scientific 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. Credits: 4

    Note: this course meets M-F from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

    (NS1011 Lecture Min Credits: 4.00 Or NS1021 Lecture Min Credits: 4.00 Or NS1111 Lecture Min Credits: 4.00 Or NS1211 Lecture Min Credits: 4.00 Or NS1311 Lecture Min Credits: 4.00 Or NS1701 Lecture Min Credits: 4.00 Or NS1702 Lecture Min Credits: 4.00 Or NS Core Trans Lecture Min Credits: 4.00) And EN1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or (FY1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or FY1001 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or FY1101 Lecture Min Credits: 2.00) $35.00

  • CO1011: Introduction to Comunications - Eric Matte
    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. Credits: 3

    Course meets M-F 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • SS1211: Intro to Sociology - Jim Cabral
    This course introduces students to the scientific study of human social life, groups and societies. Students learn and apply the concepts commonly used by sociologists in framing their understanding of institutions, cultures, networks, organizations, and social relations in general. Students acquire the conceptual tools that enable them to give social context to individual human behavior. Major topics include sociological theory and methods; culture and society; stratification, class and inequality; gender inequality; ethnicity and race; families; education; religion; and political and economic life. In addition, these topics are all presented within the broader context of globalization. Class activities and discussions will regularly be supplemented with short film clips selected from award-winning documentaries. Credits: 3

    Course meets M-F 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • PE1540: Level 1 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. Credits: 1

    Course meets T, TH 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Click Center Gymnasium

  • 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. Credits: 1

  • PE1410 Walking for Health
    This course is designed for students who are interested in beginning a low-impact exercise regimen of walking on varied terrain using optimal striding and breathing techniques. Course may not be repeated. Credits: 1

Physical Education classes are optional and include an additional fee

All students have the option of enrolling in one physical education course. The course fee per course is $250 each, and this is non-refundable, even if the student drops the course. 
PLEASE NOTE:  Not all colleges accept PE credits.  If you intend to transfer the credit, please coordinate this with your college ahead of time.

Other Summer Programs

Students enrolled in colleges other than Landmark College can take summer courses at Landmark through our Summer Session for Visiting College Student. We also offer other summer programs for high school and college students.

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