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Summer Registration Under Way at Keene State College

KEENE, N.H. 4/9/04 - The Keene State College Continuing Education Office is now taking registrations for Summer Session courses. Numerous courses are offered in two, six-week summer sessions starting May 17 and June 28, so students can earn credits and still have time for summer activities. In addition, there is one, 12-week session starting May 17, and many one-week institutes are available throughout the summer.

Courses are offered that fulfill major and general education requirements and explore topics of special interest. Some new and interesting courses available this summer are:

Vietnam and Iraq compares the similarities and differences between these two major U.S. foreign policy controversies. This political science course is offered Tuesday and Thursday, May 18 to June 24, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.

Oral History for Classroom and Community explains a dynamic, interactive way to record and collect memories of living people about their past. This education class meets Tuesday, July 20 and 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

History of Sports examines sports as part of the social and cultural history of the United States from the colonial period to the present. This course is offered on Tuesday and Thursday, May 18-June 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Youth Occupational Safety Issues introduces occupational safety and health dangers that youth are subjected to in the workplace. Guidance counselors, school-to-work coordinators, vocational coordinators, middle and high school teachers, and supervisors of internships will benefit from this course, which meets Monday to Friday, June 28-July 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Introduction to the Culture of Japan introduces students to Japanese religious traditions, daily life, and history and includes some basic Japanese language and cultural etiquette useful to the traveler or businessperson. This modern language course meets Monday and Wednesday, June 28 to Aug. 4, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.

Children’s Literature and Politics investigates the way children learn about politics and political power through the literature directed at them. This political science course is offered Monday and Wednesday, May 17 to June 23, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.

Preparation for the CompTIA A+ certification test, which certifies the competency of entry-level service technicians, is offered in two computer science courses. PC Hardware Fundamentals, which covers the hardware components of the A+ system, meets Monday to Friday, June 7-11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A+ Certification Preparation, which deals with software applications, meets Monday to Friday, Aug. 2-6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Literature of the Open Road studies texts by Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, and other authors to explore how travel serves as an emblem of self-exploration in America. This English course meets Monday to Thursday, May 17-June 24, from 1:30 to 3:40 p.m.

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou: Films of the Coen Brothers studies the many innovative independent films of Joel and Ethan Coen and how they reflect American history, literature, and film history. This course is offered Monday and Wednesday, June 28 to Aug. 4, from 1 to 4:20 p.m.

Two geography courses are offered during the summer that can be applied towards the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate, a one-year program for professionals in environmental resource management, urban and regional planning, local government, facilities management, and other areas. Introduction to Remote Sensing, scheduled Monday to Thursday, May 17-June 24, from 9:30 to 11:10 a.m., explains aerial photography and remote sensing and the identification and analysis of objects. GIS: ArcView, offered Monday and Wednesday, May 17-June 23, from 6 to 9:20 p.m., emphasizes data input and manipulation and production of maps for analysis.

For Summer Session I and Full Summer classes registration continues through Wednesday, May 12. For Summer Session II courses registration remains open through Wednesday, June 23. Registration for weekend courses and one-week institutes is open until the day the class begins. Early registration is encouraged since seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The summer course schedule is available at, and an online registration form is available at For information, call 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909 or e-mail us at

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