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Summer Course Offerings 2023

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

View the tabbed sections below for details on the Summer 2023 course offerings on campus, online, and abroad!

Professional Presentations: COM3071 | Credits 3.00

In this course, students will expand upon their abilities to plan, organize and execute highly effective presentations within a variety of community, civic, business and academic settings. Students will examine contemporary presentation practices through interviews with professionals in the field. They will master multi-media resources used to augment and enhance their public presentations. On at least two occasions, in small groups, students will conduct audience analysis of off-campus organizations and give 40-60 minute public presentations to these audiences. Students cannot receive credit for both CO2071 and COM3071.
Prerequisites: WRT1012
Instructor: Matte, Eric
Duration: 6/4/2023 – 7/7/2023  |  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: 6/4/2023 – 7/7/2023  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Ceramics 1: CER1011 | 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 or pottery of the Southwest, as well as contemporary artists working in the medium. 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.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Eichelberger, David
Duration: 6/4/2023 – 7/7/2023  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Notes: There is a $35 materials fee/lab fee applied to this course.

Physical Education - Hiking: PHE1165 | Credits 1.00

This course will use on- and off-campus trails to teach students skills related to hiking.
Instructor: Alden, Peg
Duration: 6/4/2023 – 7/7/2023  |  Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Notes: Course may not be repeated.

Mathematical Ideas: MAT1311 | Credits 3.00

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, Doug
Duration: 7/10/2023 – 8/11/2023 |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9 a.m. Interpersonal Communication11:30 a.m.

Digital Photography 1: PHO1011 | Credits 3.00

Please note that the PHO1011 course is full for summer 2023.

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. There is a $35 lab fee/materials fee applied to this course.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Stewart, Eric
Duration: 7/10/2023 – 8/11/2023  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Notes: There is a $35 materials fee/lab fee applied to this course.

Intro to Business: BUS1011 | Credits 3.00

This course surveys the dynamic environment in which businesses operate today. Students learn about economic concepts, business organization, forms of ownership, management, marketing, and managing financial resources. Actual business cases are used to explore the impact that managerial roles, market trends, legal standards, technological change, natural resources, global competition, and the active involvement of government has on businesses. The relationship between social responsibility and profits in our free enterprise system is explored.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Landin, Jeanette
Duration: 7/10/2023 – 8/11/2023  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.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: 7/10/2023 – 8/11/2023  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Special Topics: History of African American Music: From George Johnson to Cardi B: HIS3015 | Credits 3.00

"The History of African American Music: From George Johnson to Cardi B" is an upper division elective designed for students who seek an appreciation, understanding and introduction to the history of African American music after the Civil War. This course focuses on two central questions: 1) how do we historically define “African American music” and 2) what does African American music tell us about Black experience(s)? To explore these questions, we will historicize key concepts, such as, authenticity, representation, recognition, cultural ownership, appropriation, and origin as they pertain to African American music. By taking a narrative approach that continually highlights key themes, we will see how African American music has both shaped and been shaped by the historical, political, and aesthetic contexts in which it is created and performed. Readings and discussions will encompass African American music from spirituals and work songs to hip hop; from Duke Ellington to N.W.A., from Bessie Smith to Stevie Wonder, from George Johnson to Cardi B.
Prerequisites: WRT1011 and 1000-level HIS, REL, or PHI course.
Instructor: Baker, Tyler
Duration: 7/10/2023 – 8/11/2023  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Walking for Health: PHE1181 | 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.
Prerequisites: None
Notes:Course may not be repeated.
Instructor: Khan, Eve
Duration: 7/10/2023 – 8/4/2023  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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: TBA
Duration: 7/10/2023 – 8/4/2023  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Physical Education - Hiking: PHE1165 | Credits 1.00

This course will use on- and off-campus trails to teach students skills related to hiking.
Instructor: Gilliam, David
Duration: 7/10/2023 – 8/11/2023  |  Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Notes: Course may not be repeated.

Interpersonal Communication: COM1021 | Credits 3.00

By learning the practical and theoretical aspects of interpersonal communication in both dyadic and group settings, students in this course will learn how to better manage meaningful family, social, and workplace relationships. Students will explore the role of self-awareness, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, gender/cultural difference, and ethics in creating more effective conversations and with managing conflicts. Current research and theory will be reviewed and interpersonal communication skills will be practiced through various experiential formats, such as role-playing, observations and in-depth analysis of everyday interpersonal exchanges. Assignments include ongoing observation journals and short summary papers with a final comprehensive multi-modal presentation. Students cannot receive credit for both CO1021 and COM2021.
Prerequisites: WRT1011, COM 1011 or COM1071, and EDU 1011 or EDU 1001 or EDU 1201
Instructor: Matte, Eric
Duration: 6/5/2023 – 8/11/2023  |  Tu/Fri 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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: 6/5/2023 – 8/11/2023  |  Mo/Th 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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.
Instructor: Chisum, Misty
Duration: 6/5/2023 – 8/11/2023  |  Mo/Th 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Landmark College Study Abroad is experiential education at its best! This summer, Landmark College students will embark on three exciting programs:

Please note that the application periods for all three Summer 2023 Study Abroad Programs Berlin and Netherlands programs have ended. We are currently accepting waitlist applications for the July hybrid study abroad program in Quebec City, Canada. Visit the Quebec program page to learn more and apply for a spot on the waitlist.

Employment Readiness Experience (ERE): BUS1200 | Credits 2.00

Instructor: Landin, Jeanette
Duration: 7/10/2023 – 8/4/2023
Class Sessions: Mo/Tu/Wed/Th/Fri 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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

For more information, please visit the Employment Readiness Experience section of the Internships & Employment webpage.

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