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Summer Course Offerings 2022

Internatural Communication: COM3065 | Credits 3.00

This course explores internatural communication, a subfield in communication, where the relationships between humans and nature are analyzed. Scholars of internatural communication consider nature and animals to be cultures that have been marginalized. In this course we study societal beliefs about the environment and animals, and we look at economic and relational factors that have shaped our views of nature. There is a focus on communication and relationships with animals including wildlife, pets, service animals, and farm animals. The course can be used as an elective, and it fits a focus area for the COMEL degree. The course has a strong experiential component with case-studies of relevant organizations, such as farms, environmental organizations, animal shelters and animal training facilities. Students in this course engage in reading, writing, and larger projects to study of their own choosing.
Prerequisites: WRT1011 and COM1011, with grades of C or higher.
Instructor: Crocker, Lee
Duration: 6/6/2022 – 7/8/2022  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Education and Identity: EDU2061 | Credits 3.00

Through panel discussions, presentations, and readings on topics such as neurodiversity, identity development, and career development, students will consider opportunities and challenges related to their own learning differences, education, and goals for the future. Theories of identity development, cognitive development, and career development will be among those discussed in relationship to the context of current cultural and economic shifts affecting the igeneration. Students will integrate this learning into their action plan, and present their findings to the class. A key component of the course will be the production of a portfolio that represents their work and learning to date as a tool which will be used to assess academic development. In addition, students will be expected to write an essay that situates their current college aspirations in the context of the trends and expectations of the 21st century. These assessments will help students navigate their next steps toward work or college programs, and support their development in the areas of written communication, interpersonal communication, life readiness, thinking, and self-insight.
Prerequisites: WRT1011 and WRT1012 and COM1011 and at least one of the following: EDU1001, EDU1011, EDU1201.
Instructor: Matte, Rebecca
Duration: 6/6/2022 – 7/8/2022  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Mathematical Ideas: MAT1311 | Credits 4.00

This course explores mathematical thinking and reasoning through the beauty, rigor, and patterns of a variety of mathematical topics. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following: problem solving, mathematical reasoning, number theory, set theory, logic, probability and statistics, mathematics and the arts, the infinite, and topology. This mathematical exploration is intended for the Liberal Arts student who wishes to engage in new ways of thinking and seeing the world.
Prerequisites: Mathematics Placement Test
Instructor: Lynch, Douglas
Duration: 6/6/2022 – 7/8/2022  | Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.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: 6/6/2022 – 7/8/2022  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Notes: There is a $35 materials fee/lab fee applied to this class.

Hiking: PHE1165 | Credits 1.00

This course will use on-and off-campus trails to teach students skills related to hiking.
Instructor: TBA
Duration: 6/6/2022 – 7/8/2022  |  Wednesday 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Notes: Course may not be repeated.

Introduction to Communication: 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: 7/11/2022 – 8/12/2022  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.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: Landin, Jeanette
Duration: 7/11/2022 – 8/12/2022  |  Mo/Tu/Wed/Th/Fri 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Special Topics: From Distraction to Production – Writing on Demand and with Purpose: WRT1009 | Credits 3.00

Many strong writers struggle to begin writing, sustain writing, and complete writing. In this course, students will learn about composition theory and rhetoric, and the challenges involved in producing writing on demand as a framework for developing their own approach to writing effectively. The course will emphasize strategies for managing written output, including initiating, focusing, producing, and sustaining writing tasks, and the relationship between the ways we manage writing demands and how we learn. Students should expect to execute all stages of the writing process, intentionally identifying areas of strength and areas to improve. Every student will produce at least two essays that have been through the revision process.
Eligibility: Students must submit a syllabus and a writing sample from a college level writing course or comparable writing intensive course taken in the last academic year. Eligibility for the course will be reviewed by the Director of the Visiting Student program and the Chair of the Core Education department.
Instructor: Fogel, Alice
Duration: 7/11/2022 – 8/12/2022  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

History of World Art II: HIS1032 | Credits 3.00

This course focuses on visual art and architecture as it reflects the development of Western civilization and some non-Western cultures, from the time of the Renaissance to the present. As in HIS1031, students learn visual vocabulary and explore ways in which cultural perspectives are reflected in art forms. Social, political, economic and philosophical structures are studied to provide a context for the art.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Aaronson, Kimberly
Duration: 7/11/2022 – 8/12/2022  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Vinyasa Yoga: PHE1131 | 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.
Prerequisites: None
Notes:Course may not be repeated.
Instructor: Cassidy, Kristin
Duration: 7/11/2022 – 8/12/2022  |  Mo/Tu/Th 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 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: 6/6/2022 – 8/12/2022

Composition & Rhetoric: WRT1011 | Credits 3.00

This course emphasizes the interconnected nature of writing and reading at the college level. Students develop and refine individualized writing and critical reading processes while working with a variety of rhetorical strategies and structures. Students are asked to express their ideas and integrate material from texts through participating in class discussions, completing informal assignments, and writing academic papers of increasing length and complexity.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Kennedy, Jannette
Duration: 6/6/2022 – 8/12/2022

History of World Art II: HIS1032 | Credits 3.00

This course focuses on visual art and architecture as it reflects the development of Western civilization and some non-Western cultures, from the time of the Renaissance to the present. As in HIS1031, students learn visual vocabulary and explore ways in which cultural perspectives are reflected in art forms. Social, political, economic and philosophical structures are studied to provide a context for the art.
Prerequisites:None
Instructor: Aaronson, Kimberly
Duration: 6/6/2022 – 8/12/2022

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