January MiniMester

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Text questions to: 860-910-1052


January 3-16, 2019

Registration is now closed for January 2019 MiniMester.

Tuition for a 3 credit class = $930

3 credit class = $930     4 credit class = $1, 240   6 credit internship = $1,860

Additional costs:

Room & Board for residents = $740
Additional cost for students needing BLC assistance in the January Term = $520


Course Title Instructor Time Notes (for most majors)
CO115 Intro to Film Study Medeiros 1:00 - 4:30pm meets Fine Arts & Humanities requirement
CW101 Intro to College Writing McDonald 9:00am - 12:30pm required core class
EL223 Young Adult Literature Bombaci 8:30 - Noon meets EL requirement
FC120 InfoTech Literacy Wall 1:00 - 4:30pm required core class
HI106 US History II Stephenson 5:30 - 9:30pm (M-F) meets History or Humanities requirement
PE199 Sp Top: Lifetime Leisure Sports Peretz 1:00 - 4:30pm meets PE requirement
SC199 Sp Top: Intro to Astronomy (4 cr) Koehler 8:30am-12:30pm (M-F) and 1:30-3:30pm (T & Th afternoons only for lab meetings) meets Lab Science requirement (*Class instructed at Mystic Seaport, transportation provided)
SC199 Sp Top: Citizen Scientist (4 cr) Treadway 8:30am – 1:30pm meets Lab Science requirement
SO230 Social Issues via Media Brailey 8:30 - Noon meets Behavioral Science elective requirement

Course Descriptions

CO115 Intro to Film Study (3 cr)

Introduction to Film Study and Appreciation will give students an historical understanding of American film production and a critical perspective from which to view contemporary film. Beginning with the dawn of silent film and continuing through the developments of the new independent cinema, this course will examine Hollywood cinema as an institution: its history, genres, and work as both a cultural form and as an industry.

EL223 Young Adult Literature (3 cr)

Prerequisite: CW102. Novels geared towards readers in middle school and high school have gained extraordinary popularity with this age group in recent years. This course explores themes abundant in young adult literature, such as self-discovery, survival, loss, relationships, and non-conformity. Two novels will be read in entirety – Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls, as well as a young adult novel of the student’s choice (with instructor approval). Students will keep a reading journal and they will also write a short story for young adults.

HI106   US History II (3 cr)

HI106 is an introductory survey course which examines the period of reconstruction, the impact of industrialism and reform movements during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including prohibition, civil rights, the modern woman’s movement. Special emphasis is placed on the major cultural and societal changes of the twentieth century. The course also examines American Imperialism, World War I and II, the Great Depressions, and the development of America’s role in the present world power structure.

*SC199 Sp Top: Astronomy (4 cr)

**Class instructed at Mystic Seaport. Transportation provided. The primary goal of this course will be to provide students with an introduction to the unique members of our solar system, and a brief foray further out into our galaxy to explore the nature of the stars.

SO230 Social Issues via Media (3 cr)

Prerequisites: SO103. Contemporary social issues will be explored and analyzed through the lens of Media Satire. Selected social issues will include: stratification, inequality within society, politics, environmentalism, terrorism, technology as an agent of socialization, gender roles, race relations, health and disease, and ageism. These and other social issues will be critically examined through various forms of media satire applied within contemporary popular culture.

CW101 Intro to College Writing (3 cr)

This course introduces students to the writing, reading & thinking skills necessary for success in college as well as in the workplace. Assignments will emphasize composition processes, writing for different purposes, reading and responding critically, and conventions of formal written English. This is a writing intensive (WI) course, requiring students to submit a minimum of 15 pages of revised and edited text in finished form. NOTE: A minimum grade of C- is required to meet graduation requirements and to enroll in CW102.

FC120 Information Tech Literacy (3 cr)

This course is designed to introduce students to 21stCentury technology literacy skills. By leveraging theknowledge and skills students have in using technology, this course, through a collaborative project based approach, will focus on developing an awareness and knowledge of how to critically analyze and determine the meaningfulness, relevance and applicability of acquired information. In addition, this course will help students enhance their technology literacy skills through the use of resources including Microsoft Office Suite, Presentation Software and Cloud Technologies/Services, and Advanced Technologies and Applications. NOTE: A minimum grade of C- is required to meet graduation requirements.

*PE199 Sp Topics: Lifetime Leisure Sports (3 cr)

Lifetime Leisure Sports provides and introduction to the basic concepts of lifetime leisure sports & activities in which students can use throughout their lifetime.  Sports and activities to be introduced will include golf, tennis, badminton, volleyball, fitness walking/jogging, and personal fitness.  The course will also focus on overall wellness behavior for longevity including weight control, diet and exercise and relaxation techniques.

SC199  Sp Top:The Citizen Scientist (4 cr)

Curious about the world around you?  Like to ask questions and get answers?  You can be a citizen scientist!  This course is loaded with hands on experiences – find out if hand sanitizers work, what’s in your food, how drugstore items claim to keep you “healthy”, and the many other ways science takes place around you every day.  No textbook – we’ll use on-line and public domain resources.  This course fulfills the Lab Science requirement for Life& Physical Sciences and the Social Responsibility requirement for the General Education secondary requirements.


Text questions to: 860-910-1052


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