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Summer Course Offerings 2018

  • 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: Matte, Eric W.
    Duration: 6/4/2018 – 7/6/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 1:30 – 4 p.m.
    Prerequisites: N/A
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit Non-Credit
  • ECO2511—Aquatic Ecology and Pollution | Credits 4.00

    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.

    Registration Type: Traditional
    Fees: Course Lab Fee $35.00 (Fee Group All)
    Instructor: Hinckley, Thomas R.
    Duration: 6/4/2018 – 7/6/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 9 a.m. – Noon
    Prerequisites: WRT1011/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) and BIO1511/Lecture (min credit = 4.00) or BIO1521/Lecture (min credit = 4.00) or BIO1522/Lecture (min credit = 4.00) or CHE1511/Lecture (min credit = 4.00) or CHE1521/Lecture (min credit = 4.00) or CHE1522/Lecture (min credit = 4.00) or GEO1511/Lecture (min credit = 4.00) or NSC1511/Lecture (min credit = 4.00)
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit Non-Credit
  • HIS2051—Utopian Studies | Credits 3.00

    This course investigates the utopian impulse in American history. We will review concepts and definitions of utopia and dystopia through the history of the Western world and their application in the United States. There have been two types of utopias: intentional communities formed to put utopian ideals into practice; and literary utopias that have served as inspirations and sometimes as blueprints of sorts. We will investigate at length an example of each time in the larger context of utopian thought and practice. We shall also consider, in addition to utopia in America, the idea of America as utopia.

    Registration Type: Traditional
    Fees: N/A
    Instructor: Rodgers, Joyce E.
    Duration: 6/4/2018 – 7/6/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 1:30 – 4 p.m.
    Prerequisites: WRT1011/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) and HIS1011/Lecture (min credit = 3.00) or HIS1012/Lecture (min credit = 3.00) or HIS1021/Lecture (min credit = 3.00) or HIS1022/Lecture (min credit = 3.00) or HIS1031/Lecture (min credit = 3.00) or HIS1032/Lecture (min credit = 3.00) or PHI1011/Lecture (min credit = 3.00) or REL1011/Lecture (min credit = 3.00)
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit Non-Credit
  • HUM3041—Nature and Culture | Credits 3.00

    This course examines the variety of ways in which historical cultures have conceptualized and represented nature in religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts. We will begin by comparing the view of nature in creation myths from several world cultures. Next, we will survey the understanding of nature expressed in representative Asian and Western religious texts, and then consider Greek philosophy’s analytical approach to nature. Finally, we will look at seminal eras in modern world history when new interpretations of nature emerged, and conclude with a sampling of contemporary representations of nature in literature, art, music and film. 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: Hutcheson, Michael R.
    Duration: 6/4/2018 – 7/6/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 9 – 11:30 a.m.
    Prerequisites: WRT1012/Lecture (min credit = 3.00)
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit Non-Credit
  • 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
    Fees: N/A
    Instructor: Klucken, Frank A.
    Duration: 6/4/2018 – 7/6/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 9 – 11:30 a.m.
    Prerequisites: MATH/Placement Test (3.00) or MAT0291/Lecture (min grade = C-)
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit Non-Credit
  • POL3021—International Development | Credits 3.00

    This course explores the actors, issues, and policy debates that impact international development today. Students will familiarize themselves with the dominant scholarly approaches to international development so that they come to understand both development and underdevelopment as ongoing and dynamic economic, social, and political processes. Ideally, this course would serve as a follow-up to POL1011 (Introduction to Political Science) and POL2021 (International Relations), although these courses are not prerequisites. 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: Cabral, James
    Duration: 6/4/2018 – 7/6/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 1:30 – 4 p.m.
    Prerequisites: WRT1012/Lecture (min credit = 3.00)
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit Non-Credit
  • PHE1181/Sports/A—Walking for Health | Credits 1.00

    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.

    Registration Type: Traditional
    Fees: N/A
    Instructor: Wood, Ellen A.
    Duration: 6/4/2018 – 7/6/2018
    Schedule: TTh 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.; Landmark College, Click Center Gymnasium, Room GYM
    Prerequisites: N/A
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit

  • BIO1511—Introduction to Biology | Credits 4.00

    This course aims to deepen the scientific and biological literacy of students not majoring in Life Science. In contrast to traditional, vocabulary-dense biology courses, this course will offer students the opportunity for a more personally relevant biology experience focused on applying scientific inquiry to current biological issues. The process of how scientists study the biological world and biological evolution provides the thematic foundation for the course. Topics and themes addressed will be drawn from nutrition, health and disease; genetics and biotechnology; and ecology and environmental studies. Primary learning modes include lecture, discussion, presentations, case studies, laboratory investigations and field trips. Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of the course content through a variety of written and oral assessments.

    Registration Type: Traditional
    Fees: Course Lab Fee $35.00 (Fee Group All)
    Instructor: Coleman, Kimberly D.
    Duration: 7/9/2018 – 8/10/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 1 – 4 p.m.
    Prerequisites: N/A
    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: 7/9/2018 – 8/10/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 9 – 11:30 a.m.
    Prerequisites: N/A
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit Non-Credit

  • COM3021—Relationships & Relational Communication | 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.” Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course. One of these prerequisite courses must be either a COM 2000 or HIS/HUM/PHI 2000 level course. Students cannot receive credit for both CO2022 and COM3021.

    Registration Type: Traditional
    Fees: N/A
    Instructor: Crocker, Nathalie C.
    Duration: 7/9/2018 – 8/10/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 9 – 11:30 a.m.
    Prerequisites: WRT1012/Lecture (min credit = 3.00)
    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 5 or higher required.

    Registration Type: Traditional
    Fees: N/A
    Instructor: Landin, Jeanette M.
    Duration: 7/9/2018 – 8/10/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 1:30 – 4 p.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 (5.00)
    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: 7/9/2018 – 8/10/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 1:30 – 4 p.m.
    Prerequisites: WRT1012/Lecture (min credit = 3.00)
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit Non-Credit

  • THE1011—Acting I | Credits 3.00

    A beginning course focusing on the fundamentals of acting, including action, objective, character, physical life, listening, and language. Students will act in exercises, monologues and short scenes that will encourage them to explore the actor’s craft. Students will also read plays to begin fostering a knowledge of both scene study and interpretation. Students are expected to rehearse outside of class and to keep an acting journal during the semester.

    Registration Type: Traditional
    Fees: Course Lab Fee $35.00 (Fee Group All)
    Instructor: Moyse, Josh
    Duration: 7/9/2018 – 8/10/2018
    Schedule: MTWThF 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    Prerequisites: N/A
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit Non-Credit

  • PHE1131/Sports/A—Vinyasa Yoga | Credits 1.00

    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.

    Registration Type: Traditional
    Fees: N/A
    Instructor: Cassidy, Kristin
    Duration: 7/9/2018 – 8/10/2018
    Schedule: TTh  4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
    Prerequisites: N/A
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit

  • PHE1137/Sports/A—Beginner T’ai Chi Chuan | Credits 1.00

    Students will learn the 24 Form style of T’ai Chi. The goal of the class is to help students focus on their own inner activity, develop a greater sense of being centered in the world, and to discover a system that promotes overall health. Students must be willing to participate in a slow moving, silent, meditative practice. Course may not be repeated.

    Registration Type: Traditional
    Fees: N/A
    Instructor: Foster, Daniel
    Duration: 7/9/2018 – 8/10/2018
    Schedule: MW 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
    Prerequisites: N/A
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit

  • PHE1138/Sports/001—Advanced T’ai Chi Chuan | Credits 1.00

    In Advanced T’ai Chi Chuan, students will be introduced to advanced forms practiced in T’ai Chi Chuan. The goal of the class is to help students focus on their inner mental activity, develop a greater sense of being centered in their environment, and to develop an appreciation of physical and mental well-being. Students must be willing to participate in a slow moving, silent, meditative practice. Classes will begin with an overview of advanced T’ai Chi skills, followed by a review of forms. 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: Foster, Daniel
    Duration: 7/9/2018 – 8/10/2018
    Schedule: MW 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
    Prerequisites: PHE1137/Sports <min credit = 1.00>
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit

  • PHE1165/Sports/A—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
    Instructor: Miller, Todd R
    Duration: 7/9/2018 – 8/10/2018
    Schedule: MW  4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
    Prerequisites: N/A
    Corequisites: N/A
    Credit Types: Credit

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