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Summer Course Offerings 2024

Exciting summer opportunities at Landmark College, on campus and online!

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.

This summer, students can take advantage of numerous exciting course offerings in multiple sessions. Click each tab below to view course offerings.

For information about Tuition Costs, Room & Board Fees, visit the Summer Sessions webpage.

The following courses will be offered on campus during the 2024 Summer 1 session:

The following courses will be offered online during the 2024 Summer 1 session:

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.
Prerequisites: WRT1012
Instructor: Kepes, Gyuri
Duration: 6/3/2024 – 7/5/2024  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Notes: Students cannot receive credit for both COM1071 and COM3071.

Science of Bread Baking: NSC1522 | Credits 4.00

Through hands-on baking sessions, students will learn the techniques of mixing, kneading, shaping, and baking artisanal bread, while also gaining insights into the fermentation and microbiological processes that transform simple ingredients into bread. This immersive journey will focus on the principles of craftsmanship, the historical, cultural, and nutritional significance of bread, and the science which underlies it all. By the end of the course, students will emerge with basic bread baking skills, an understanding of the principles of scientific inquiry, and a full stomach.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Vitale, John
Duration: 6/3/2024 – 7/5/2024  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Notes: Students must be willing and able to eat bread and go on multiple field trips. There is a $300 materials fee/lab fee applied to this course.

Physical Education - 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.
Instructor: Schadeler, Scott
Duration: 6/3/2024 – 7/5/2024  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Notes: Course may not be repeated.

Education and Identity: EDU2061 | Credits 3.00 | ONLINE

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 one 1000-level COM, and at least one of the following: EDU1001, EDU1011, EDU1201.
Instructor: Baldwin-DeCew, Kristie
Duration: 6/3/2024 – 7/5/2024  |  Tu/Th 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Notes: This course will be taught online.

Personal History: HIS3071 | Credits 3.00 | ONLINE

As defined in this course Personal History is a student undertaken by students, using the tools and methods of historians, with the goal of exploring a topic of historical as well as personal significance to the researcher/writer. Examples of personal history considered will include common course readings that embody their authors’ search for knowledge and understanding about people and events that lie beyond their own individual lives yet are powerfully connected to both family experiences and a sense of identity. Using an online genealogy research program, students will construct a family tree and then investigate the historical background of their own lives and of their ancestors. Through this process, students will explore ancestry in relation to such issues as race, ethnicity, religion, and social class. A final research paper will focus on providing historical context for a pivotal moment in the family history, or for a specific ancestor. Beyond the specific projects related to personal and family history, students should emerge from this course with enhanced skills in research and source-based writing.
Prerequisites:WRT1012 and HIS at 1000 level OR one 2000-level Humanities (HIS, HUM, PHI, REL) course
Instructor: Baker, Tyler
Duration: 6/3/2024 – 7/5/2024  |  Mo/We/Fri 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Notes: This course will be taught online.

The following courses will be offered during the 2024 Summer 2 session:

The following courses will be offered online during the 2024 Summer 2 session:

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.
Instructor: Ware, Ryan
Duration: 7/8/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  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.
Instructor: Ludlam, Cindy
Duration: 7/8/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Notes: There is a materials fee/lab fee applied to this course.

Intro to Public Speaking: COM1071 | Credits 3.00

Through applying communication theory and techniques to a variety of different presentation contexts, this course provides an introduction to public speaking. Students will be trained in selecting and organizing ideas; adapting a message to a particular audience; supporting ideas clearly, vividly, and logically; and delivering an effective message with confidence and enthusiasm. Students will be required to research and present at least 3 prepared in-class speeches. The basic premise of this course is that public speaking is a skill that can be mastered by anyone with motivation and determination. In addition, this course serves as an introduction to the field of communication.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Milman, Eric
Duration: 7/8/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Digital Photography 1: PHO1011 | 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.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Strosnider, Luke
Duration: 7/8/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Notes: There is a materials fee/lab fee applied to this course.

Special Topics: Psychology of Creativity: PSY3025 | Credits 3.00

This course explores the phenomenon of creativity through a psychological lens. By the end of the course, students will be able to answer the following: What is creativity and how is it measured? How is creativity conceptualized and applied differently across cultures? What is the creative process and how can it be applied in various areas? Beyond theoretical knowledge, this course is designed to promote the development of students’ own creative thinking. Students will read an interdisciplinary selection of articles, engage in workshops, and produce a creative final project where they will practice applying the course content.
Prerequisites: WRT1012
Instructor: Sheffler, Pamela
Duration: 7/8/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  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: 7/8/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.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: Schaedler, Scott
Duration: 7/8/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Notes: Course may not be repeated.

Physical Education - Hiking: PHE1165 | Credits 1.00

This course will use on- and off-campus trails to teach students skills related to hiking.
Instructor: DiPietro, Mark (Section A) and Ferguson, Benjamin (Section B)
Duration: 7/8/2024 – 8/2/2024  |  Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Notes: Course may not be repeated. This course meets during the first four weeks of the Summer 2 term.

Physical Education - 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.
Instructor: Westfall, Barbra
Duration: 7/8/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Notes: Course may not be repeated.

Special Topics: The Chemistry of Magic: CHE1014 | Credits 3.00 | ONLINE

The principles of chemistry underly many popular “magical” demonstrations and online videos. Each week this course will focus on a different chemical principle that explains the science behind seemingly magical chemical reactions. The course will also provide students with the tools to safely replicate these demonstrations. At the end of the course, students will choose a magical chemical demonstration to research and safely replicate, while explaining the underlying chemical concepts.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Monroe, Christin
Duration: 7/8/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Notes: This class will be taught online.

Special Topics: Production in Advertising: MKT3060 | Credits 3.00 | ONLINE

This course focuses on one of the core aspects of marketing, specifically promotion. It emphasizes developing a communication strategy that matches target audience motives with marketing goals. Students will learn how to create print (non-moving visual) advertisements that are consistent with branding and strategy, while still offering their own unique message in each ad. In addition, this course will allow students to learn introductory aspects of graphic design and practice combining visual elements with written elements into one message within Adobe Illustrator.
Prerequisites: WRT1012
Instructor: Milman, Daisy
Duration: 7/8/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  Mo/Tu/Th/Fri 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Notes: This class will be taught online.

The following courses will be offered online during the 10-Week Online Summer Session, 2024:

Composition & Rhetoric: WRT1011 | Credits 3.00 | ONLINE

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: Florian, Stephen
Duration: 6/3/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  Tu/Th 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Notes: This course will be taught online.

Research and Analysis: WRT1012 | Credits 3.00 | ONLINE

Information literacy skills will drive the scope and sequence of this second semester course, which builds on the critical reading, writing and thinking skills introduced in WRT 1011 and EDU 1011 . Through a variety of active learning techniques, instructional library sessions, class discussion and research writing projects, students will learn the skills and strategies required for the volume reading, critical analysis, synthesis, and academic writing demands of the college curriculum.
Prerequisites: WRT1011
Instructor: Ware, Ryan
Duration: 6/3/2024 – 8/9/2024  |  Mo/Th 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Notes: This course will be taught online

Landmark College Study Abroad is experiential education at its best! During Summer 2024, Landmark College students will embark on two exciting programs:

Please note that the application periods for all both Summer 2024 Study Abroad Programs have ended.

Employment Readiness Experience (ERE): BUS1200 | Credits 2.00

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

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

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