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Summer Course Offerings 2021

Methods of Cultural Field Study: ANT3031 | Credits 3.00

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.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, one of which must be in a Social Science discipline, with grades of C or higher.
Instructor: Alden, Peg
Duration: 6/7/2021 – 7/9/2021  |  1:30 – 4 p.m.

Special Topics: Sculpture 1: ART2110 | Credits 3.00

Sculpture I introduces fundamental issues in sculpture such as site, context, process, psychology and aesthetics of the object, and the objects relation to the body. During the semester, students begin to explore issues of interpretation and audience interaction as well as introductions to a variety of materials and techniques both traditional (wood, metal, plaster) and nontraditional (fabric, latex, found objects, rubber, etc.) will be emphasized. Throughout the semester both individually, and as a class, through work produced and discussions generated from it, the meaning of such terms as “sculpture,” “process,” “utility,” “space,” “material,” “structure,” “ephemeral,” “permanent,” and others will be examined and redefined. In addition to the studio/project-oriented class, this class will be examining these issues via readings, artist lectures, slides, videos, field trips, and other material.
Notes: There is a $35 materials fee/lab fee applied to this class.
Instructor: Parker, Derek
Duration: 6/7/21 – 7/9/21  |  9 – 11:30 a.m.

Special Topics: Aquatic Chemistry: CHE2012 | Credits 4.00

Water makes up 71% of the Earth’s surface. This course provides students with the opportunity to have first-hand interactions with the chemical processes that take place around them in aqueous (water-based) systems. Topics covered include 1) the process and types of chemical reactions involved in water treatment and purification, 2) how pH (acid-base chemistry) can be applied to everything from pool chemistry to beer brewing, and 3) water quality measurements involved in environmental chemistry. This will be an experiential course with hands on field trips to 1) a water treatment facility, 2) a water park or brewery, and 3) a natural water source.
Prerequisites: CHE1522
Instructor: Monroe, Christin
Duration: 6/7/2021 – 7/9/2021  |  9 a.m. – Noon

Relationships & Relational Communication: COM3021 | Credits 3.00

By studying the practical and theoretical aspects of relational communication, students in this course will learn the techniques for managing the communication demands of meaningful intimate relationships. Students will investigate the role of self-awareness, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, gender difference, and ethics in resolving conflicts and creating more successful interactions between intimate partners, friends and family members. Current research and theory on topics such as attraction, equity, power, gender, and marriage will be explored. Students will be introduced to a range of literature and research from several disciplines. Relational communication skills will be practiced through various experiential formats, such as role-playing, simulations, observations and in-depth analysis of everyday interpersonal exchanges. As a discussion based course, students will be regularly assessed on discussion practices as well as complete assignments such as several 3 – 5 page research papers on various theories followed by the 8 – 12 comparative analysis paper. For a final project, students will (metaphorically) construct a personal “relationship toolbox.”
Prerequisites: Three courses at the 2000 level, with grades of C or higher and WRT1012 Lecture 3 credit min.
Notes: Students cannot receive credit for both COM2022 and COM3021.
Instructor: Crocker, Lee
Duration: 6/7/2021 – 7/9/2021  |  9 – 11:30 a.m.

Painting 1: PNT2011 | Credits 3.00

This course presents an introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques of painting. Through a variety of experiential projects, students gain a practical understanding of the use of painting tools, color mixing and theory, as well as critical discourse. Students explore a range of subjects and visual strategies, including still life, landscape, and the figure, as well as abstract and conceptual problems to strengthen each student’s formal and personal development. Projects are contextualized and linked through the integrated study of art historical movements and contemporary artists engaging in the dialog of painting. Emphasis will be on the development of core skills in the discipline, exploration of materials and methods, knowledge of contemporary and historical precedents, presentation of work, and critique.
Instructor: Ramirez, Humberto
Duration: 6/7/2021 – 7/9/2021  |  1:30 – 4 p.m.
Notes: There is a $35 materials fee/lab fee applied to this class.

Positive Psychology: PSY2061 | Credits 3.00

Positive psychology introduces students to the empirical study of human strength, spanning topics such as gratitude, money and happiness, healthy relationships, creativity, resilience, grit, stress reduction, and altruism. Positive psychology emerged as a distinct field in the late 1990s, and since then it has generated a large volume of primary research and practical applications. Based on the core belief that mental health is more than the absence of illness, positive psychology seeks to uncover what makes people flourish. Students will learn the philosophy and findings of positive psychology, as well as its influence in fields such as economics, sociology, and neuroscience. Course content is presented in readings, lectures, and experiential activities. Students will demonstrate their thinking and learning by completing a variety of assessment activities, which may include projects, papers, presentations, discussions, and exams.
Prerequisites: WRT 1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 and EDU 1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 or EDU 1001 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 or EDU 1201 Lecture Min Credits: 2.00 and ANT 1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 or POL 1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 or POL 1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 or SOC 1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Kerr, Linda
Duration: 6/7/2021 – 7/9/2021  |  1:30 – 4 p.m.

Introduction to Communications: COM1011 | 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.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Matte, Eric
Duration: 7/12/2021 – 8/13/2021  |  1:30 – 4 p.m.

Employment Readiness Experience (ERE): BUS1100 | Credits 1.00

This is an introductory course to accompany the Landmark College Works Employment Readiness Experience, providing education and exposure to professional skills needed to acquire and maintain employment. The course will focus on having students understand what professional skills are and how they can be developed and implemented in the workplace, while also giving students an opportunity to explore their career values, articulate current work experiences for future employment, and carry out future job searches independently. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and demonstrate the essential career competencies of communication, problem solving, teamwork, and professionalism. Students will engage in independent reflection, case studies, group activities, and discussions to learn course material, and will actively apply new skills learned in the classroom to their concurrent employment experience. Assessment will be based on class participation and a final presentation of the employment experience.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Employment Readiness Experience
Instructor: TBD
Duration:7/12/2021 – 8/13/2021  |  9 – 11:30 a.m.

Digital Photography I: PHO2021 | Credits 3.00

In this introductory course, students will explore the medium of digital photography. Course content includes learning how to use the manual settings of a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera, using Mac OS based photographic software, becoming familiar with basic photographic terminology and technique, learning how to edit a group of photographs based on a set of criteria, and printing images, as well as thinking about the work produced in class within the context of contemporary art and other forms of photography. Students must have an 8-megapixel (or larger) digital camera. Lab fee/materials fee applied to this course.
Prerequisite: None
Instructor: Morris, Jen
Duration: 7/12/2021 – 8/13/2021  |  9 – 11:30 a.m.

Special Topics: The Science of Wellness: HTH1011 | 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. Lab included.
Prerequisites: None
Notes: This course fulfills the Science requirement or Quantitative Reasoning requirement for any major. This course can be taken as an elective by students who have already fulfilled their general education requirements.
Instructor: Miller, Todd
Duration: 7/12/2021 – 8/13/2021  |  9 a.m. – Noon

Perspectives in Learning: EDU1011 | Credits 3.00

This first-semester course is designed to introduce students to theories related to the cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural dimensions of learning. The purpose of the course is to foster self-awareness, critical thinking, strategic learning, and self-advocacy. Metacognition and critical thinking will be prominent themes throughout this course. Students will reflect on learning and teaching processes while applying learning strategies that can be transferred to other courses of study as a proactive approach to self-advocacy. Strategies for active reading, note-taking, test-taking, long-term project planning, and organizing materials will be modeled, practiced, and assessed. Students will be expected to critically read, discuss, and utilize a body of readings for a variety of academic tasks. In addition, students will learn about the laws that protect individuals with disabilities, receive an in-depth orientation to the on-campus services that provide academic and emotional support, and establish short and long-term goals related to promoting effective self-management.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Gassaway-Hayward, Debbie
Duration: 7/12/2021 – 8/13/2021  |  1:30 – 4 p.m.

Religion and Popular Culture: REL3011| 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).
Instructor: Miller, Daniel
Duration: 7/12/2021 – 8/13/2021  |  9 – 11:30 a.m.

Special Topic: TV & Video Production: COM3062 | Credits 3.00

In this course students will gain hands-on training in advanced techniques for scripting, producing, editing, and distributing digital content for television and the web. Students will analyze the various group roles involved in creating television and video productions along with studying the specific requirements entailed in the professional field. Projects will require collecting, evaluating, and synthesizing a variety of sources to form coherent and persuasive messages appropriate to audience and context. Instruction will occur in the television studio on campus and will emphasize building critical skills in technical operations, teamwork, leadership, and communication. Students will also engage in experiential learning opportunities including visiting area newsrooms and producing work to be hosted on the Landmark College website and Brattleboro Community Television (BCTV). No previous TV or video production experience required.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course.
Instructor: Gyuri, Kepes
Duration: 7/12/2021 – 8/13/2021  |  1:30 – 4 p.m.

Gentle Flow Yoga: PHE1132 | 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.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: TBD
Duration: 7/12/2021 – 8/13/2021  |  TTH 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.

Hiking: PHE1165 | 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.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: TBD
Duration: 7/12/2021 – 8/13/2021  |  MW 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.

Creative Writing: CRW1011 | Credits 3.00

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: None
Instructor: Morelock, Christopher
Duration: 6/7/2021 – 8/13/2021

Humanities I: Ancient & Medieval Western Cultures: HIS1011 | Credits 3.00

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.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Rummell, Nick
Duration: 6/7/2021 – 8/13/2021

Statistics: MAT1321 | 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.
Prerequisites: Math placement minimal level 3.00 or MAT0291/Lecture minimal grade of C- or higher.
Notes: Not open to students with credit in MAT 2621. This course is offered every fall and spring semester.
Instructor: Rosenberg, Gil
Duration: 6/7/2021 – 8/13/2021

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