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Summer Registration Opens at Keene State College

KEENE, N.H. 3/17/05 - The Keene State College Continuing Education Office opens registration for Summer Session courses on Monday, March 21. Numerous courses are offered in two six-week summer sessions starting May 16 and June 27 and in a 12-week session starting May 16. Many one-week institutes and weekend courses 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:

Jazz and the Cinema examines jazz, its culture, and its musicians as interpreted by films. Through screenings, readings, class discussion, and written analysis, students explore jazz music’s transformation from pop culture to high art. The film course meets Monday and Wednesday, May 16-June 22, from 6 to 10:10 p.m.

Introduction to American Studies: The 1950s is an interdisciplinary introduction to the 1950s using historical texts, literary works, poetry, film, TV, art, and music of the decade. The course meets Tuesday and Thursday, June 28-Aug. 4, from 5:30 to 9:40 p.m.

Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture I introduces various aspects of Japanese culture such as language, religion, daily life, and history. The course includes basic Japanese language and cultural etiquette that will be useful to the traveler or businessperson when visiting Japan. This modern language course meets Monday and Wednesday, May 16-June 22, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.

Introduction to the Culture of Japan II continues to introduce Japanese language, writing, culture, and teaches Katakana and additional kanji (Chinese characters). This course meets Monday and Wednesday, June 28 to Aug. 4, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.

Woodturning is designed to give students knowledge of the tools and machinery of woodturning as well as developing proper turning techniques. The one-week institute will meet Monday to Friday, June 6-10, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Basics of Digital Imagery introduces the digital darkroom and the tools used to work with digital images, plus a brief survey of image editing techniques. The one-credit course meets Friday, June 17, from 5 to 9:30 pm. and Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Digital Darkroom draws upon the skills and techniques learned in “Basics of Digital Imagery.” The one-credit class meets Friday, July 22, from 5 to 9:30 pm. and Saturday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Preparation for the CompTIA A+ certification test, which certifies the competency of entry-level service technicians, is offered in two five-day computer science courses.

PC Hardware Fundamentals, which covers the hardware components of the A+ system, meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, May 16-25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A+ Certification Preparation, which deals with software applications, meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 11-20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

wo geography courses offered during the summer 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. ArcView emphasizes data input, manipulation, and production of maps for geographic analysis. This lecture and lab course meets May 16-June 23, Mondays to Thursdays, from 11:15 to 1:25 p.m. Cartography and Surveying explains the fundamental and modern techniques of surveying and map making. This four- credit course meets June 3-25, on Fridays from 1 to 5:30 p. m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Numerous online courses, ranging from Genealogy Basics to Introduction to Java 2 Programming are available throughout the summer. For online courses, visit

Summer Session I and Full Summer course registration continues through Wednesday, May 11. Summer Session II course registration remains open through Wednesday, June 22. Registration for weekend courses and one-week institutes is open until the day the class begins; however, early registration is encouraged. For information, call 603-358-2290 or 800-KSC-1909 or visit

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