Japanese to Jazz Courses Offered This Summer at Keene State
KEENE, N.H. 4/27/05 - Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture, Jazz and the Cinema, and Introduction to Web Design are three of the many courses offered this summer at Keene State College. Six- and 12-week summer sessions begin May 16 and a second six-week session starts June 27. The registration deadline is May 11 for Summer Session I and Full Summer courses and June 22 for Summer Session II.
Here’s a sampling of courses scheduled in the first Summer Session that runs May 16 to June 24. All courses are three credits unless otherwise indicated.
Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture I introduces various aspects of Japanese culture such as language, religion, daily life, history, and cultural etiquette useful to the business or recreational traveler. The course meets Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 9:20 p.m.
Jazz and the Cinema provides an in-depth examination of jazz, its culture, and its musicians as interpreted by films spanning the 20th century and beyond. This four-credit course meets Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 10:10 p.m.
Introduction to Web Design provides artists/designers with fundamental to intermediate web design skills. The art course meets Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 9:20 p.m.
Introduction to Film Analysis equips students with the tools necessary to become critical viewers of film. The four-credit course meets Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 5:40 p.m.
Writing for the Screen is led by Kate Phillips, who wrote many scripts for films and television. The four-credit class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Films of Stanley Kubrick surveys the film career of one of cinema’s most notorious perfectionists, who had fewer than 15 films in a career spanning over 40 years. The four-credit class meets Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 to 5:40 p.m.
Two-Dimensional Design explores visual communication, primary design concepts, graphic arts, and the language of color. This course meets Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9:20 p.m.
Three-Dimensional Design meets Monday and Wednesday from 5:15 to 8:35 p.m. This art course explores the properties of natural and human-made volumes and spaces.
Introduction to 3D Computer Animation uses Aliaswavefront Maya 6.0 software to teach basic 3D animation concepts and apply what’s learned in creative ways. The course meets Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9:20 p.m.
History and Development of Television examines the television medium and its impact on history, society, and the future. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9:20 p.m.
Sports Economics examines sports as a cultural phenomenon, a social institution, and a multi-billion dollar industry. The class meets Monday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:10 p.m.
Readings in American Literature: Robert Frost’s New England examines Frost’s poetry with attention to the social and cultural context of New England in the first half of the twentieth century. This four-credit class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 9:40 p.m.
Readings in Continental Literature: Art and Literature in Soviet Russia examines Russian literature, visual arts, and film of the Soviet period (1917-1991). This four-credit English class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 9:15 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.
Alcohol: Model of Chemical Dependency examines alcohol’s effect on the body, behavior, society, transportation, and education. The course meets Monday to Friday, June 6-10, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Biographies of Corporate Legends looks at the successes and failures of business leaders, ranging from tycoon Andrew Carnegie to more recent giant Bill Gates. This four-credit course meets Monday to Friday, May 16-June 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Polemical Politics in a Polar Society, a political science course, meets Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 9:20 p.m.
Social Groups examines the historical origins and logical analysis of recent systematic formulations in psychology. This course meets Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Popular Culture focuses on inequality and how it’s perpetuated in mass media and consumer products. Two sections of this course are offered on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9:20 p.m.
Fundamentals of Acting I develops technical skills and the emotional and intellectual resources required in acting. This course meets Monday to Thursday from 9:30 to 11:10 a.m.
Acting II introduces students to performance styles, textual analysis, and scene study. This course meets Monday to Thursday from 1:30 to 3:10 p.m.
Construction Materials and Processes introduces construction technology systems, including the planning, materials, and processes used by building contractors to frame residential structures. This course meets Monday to Friday, May 23-27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Numerous online courses, ranging from Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint to Natural Health and Healing are available starting May 18 and June 15. For online course descriptions and costs, visit www.ed2go.com/keene.
For further information about Keene State summer courses, check the Continuing Education web page at www.keene.edu/conted or call the Continuing Education Office at 603-358-2290 or 800-KSC-1909. You may also e-mail your request to email@example.com.