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Summer Course Offerings 2020

  • MAT1321—Statistics | Credits 3.00

    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. Placement test and/or prerequisite of MAT0291 with grade of C- or higher required. Not open to students with credit in MAT2621. This course is offered every fall and spring semester.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Instructor TBA
    Duration 6/1/2020 – 8/7/2020
    Prerequisites None
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit

  • COM3041—Leadership & Facilitation | Credits 3.00

    Students taking Leadership & Facilitation will explore the principles of leadership and develop interpersonal and group leadership skills to impact their lives and their communities. Students will practice applying leadership skills in various activities such as group building, community service, and in-depth case studies. Content areas include leadership vs leader, goal setting, effective communication, organization and time management skills, and different styles of leadership. Students will interview the leaders of organizations and observe the work at that institution. In addition, students will assess the leadership style of leaders of the case studies. As a culminating project, students will analyze a case-study of leadership and team-based communication and synthesize concepts from the course. Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course. Students who already have credit in COM3031 Leadership & Small Group Communication may not earn credit for this course.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Instructors Crocker, Lee
    Duration 6/1/2020 – 7/2/2020
    Prerequisites WRT1012/Lecture {min credit = 3.00} and (EDU1011/Lecture {min credit = 3.00} or EDU1001/Lecture {min credit = 3.00})
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit

  • COM1011—Introduction to Communication | Credits 3.00

    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.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Fees N/A
    Instructor Kepes, Gyuri
    Duration 6/1/2020 – 7/2/2020
    Prerequisites None
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit Non Credit

  • LIT2017—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.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Fees N/A
    Instructor Kipp, John G.
    Duration 6/1/2020 – 7/2/2020
    Prerequisites WRT1012/Lecture {min credit = 3.00} and (EDU1011/Lecture {min credit = 3.00} or EDU1001/Lecture {min credit = 3.00} or EDU1201/Lecture {min credit = 2.00}) or Instructor Permission Required from Registrar
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit Non-Credit

  • PSY3061—Diversity Psychology | Credits 3.00

    This course explores the psychology of diversity and provides instruction for thinking and writing in the field. With an emphasis on diversity in the United States, students will study foundational concepts in multicultural psychology. Topics include worldview, privilege and oppression, in-group/out-group dynamics, immigration psychology, stereotyping and prejudice, and multicultural competence. Using this knowledge, students will critically analyze elements of popular culture as well as the field of psychology. Emphasis will be on the experiences and perspectives of groups that may be left out of mainstream discourse. These include racial and ethnic minorities, sexual identity minorities, religious minorities, persons with lower socio-economic status, and persons with neurodiversity that may manifest as a disability. Students will be asked to read an interdisciplinary selection of books and articles, take reading quizzes, facilitate a hands-on workshop, write blogs, and write an academic literature review. Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, one of them in the Social Science discipline, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Fees N/A
    Instructor Beck, Tim
    Duration 6/1/2020 – 7/2/2020
    Prerequisites WRT1012/Lecture {min grade = C-, min credit = 3.00} or Instructor Permission Required from Registrar
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit Non-Credit

  • FIN1011—Personal Finance | Credits 3.00

    This course provides students with a foundation upon which to develop life-long personal financial management skills. Topics include: the importance of personal finance; financial planning and the time-value of money; money management skills such as budgeting, balancing a checkbook, taxes, cash management, credit/debit cards, and major purchases (auto, home, education); insurance (property/liability, health, life); and investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, portfolio management, real estate, retirement planning). Math Level 3 or higher required.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Instructor Koskoris, Jim
    Duration 7/6/2020 – 8/7/2020
    Schedule MTWTHF 9 – 11:30 a.m.
    Prerequisites EDU1011/Lecture min credit = 3.00 or EDU1001/Lecture min credit = 3.00 or EDU1201/Lecture min credit = 2.00 and MATH/Placement Test min score = 3.00 or Instructor Permission Required from Registrar
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit Non-Credit

  • CER2011—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.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Fees Course Lab Fee $35.00 (Fee Group All)
    Instructor Parker, Derek
    Duration 7/6/2020 – 8/7/2020
    Schedule MTWTHF  9 – 11:30 a.m.
    Prerequisites N/A
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit Non-Credit

  • LIT2011—Film Adaptations of Literature | Credits 3.00

    Film Adaptations of Literature explores the ways that two distinct media play with the same ideas. In this course, we’ll discuss the foundations of the two media and 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.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Fees N/A
    Instructor Austin, Susan
    Duration 7/6/2020 – 8/7/2020
    Schedule MTWTHF 1:30 – 4 p.m.
    Prerequisites WRT1012/Lecture {min credit = 3.00} and (EDU1011/Lecture {min credit = 3.00} or EDU1001/Lecture {min credit = 3.00} or EDU1201/Lecture {min credit = 2.00}) or Instructor Permission Required from Registrar
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit Non-Credit 

  • HTH1011—Special Topics: The Science of Wellness | Credits 4.00

    This course explores current best evidence about health and wellness issues relevant to the college student. Students will be introduced to health education content specifically confronting college-age adults, including physical activity, sleep, diet, and mental wellbeing. Using scientific thinking and information literacy, students will collect and analyze data and practice scientific writing. This course focuses on the relationship between lifestyle choices and the learning process by asking students to reflect on how their personal choices can affect their academic achievement. Students will explore course themes through assigned readings, discussion and lab activities.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Fees N/A
    Instructor Miller, Todd
    Duration 7/6/2020 – 8/7/2020
    Schedule MTWTHF 1 – 4 p.m.
    Prerequisites None
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit Non-Credit

  • REL3011—Religion and Popular Culture | Credits 3.00

    This course examines some of the complex ways in which religion and popular culture interact and explores the possible significance of those interactions. Students will examine the intersection of religion and popular culture by considering a range of popular media (e.g., the internet, movies, television, music) and topics (e.g., current events, advertising, self-help spirituality, and sports and recreation). Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Fees N/A
    Instructor Miller, Daniel
    Duration 7/6/2020 – 8/7/2020
    Schedule MTWTHF 1:30 – 4 p.m.
    Prerequisites WRT1012/Lecture min credit = 3.00 or Instructor Permission Required from Registrar
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit Non-Credit

  • CRW3011—Special Topics: Creative Writing Seminar | Credits 3.00

    This intensive creative writing seminar is designed for students who want to engage in writing poetry, short fiction, or narrative non-fiction within a community of writers. The focus of the course is on students developing a portfolio of their work in whatever genre or genres that they write in. Elements of craft in all three genres will be covered, and intensive one-on-one work with the instructor will be provided. The course will provide opportunities to write and share work daily within a workshop context, and to meet and talk with visiting writers about the element of craft and what it is like to be a writer. The course will include experiential opportunities in the region. Students will be expected to produce a portfolio of edited work, in any genre, and will have the option of giving a public reading of their work within the local community.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Fees N/A
    Instructor Gander, MacLean
    Duration 7/6/2020 – 8/7/2020
    Schedule MTWTHF 9 – 11:30 a.m.
    Prerequisites CRW1011/Lecture min credit = 3.00 and WRT2011/Lecture min credit = 3.00
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit Non-Credit

  • PHE1132—Gentle Flow Yoga | Credits 1.00

    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.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Fees N/A
    Instructor Cassidy, Kristin
    Duration 7/6/2020 – 8/7/2020
    Schedule TTH 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
    Prerequisites N/A
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit

  • PHE1165—Hiking | Credits 1.00

    This course will use on- and off-campus trails to teach students skills related to cross country skiing and/or hiking. Course may not be repeated.

    Registration Type Traditional
    Fees N/A
    Instructors TBD
    Duration 7/8/2019 – 8/9/2019
    Schedule MW 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
    Prerequisites N/A
    Corequisites N/A
    Credit Types Credit

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