Academic Coordinator for The College Experience

Public Speaking Practice

In Jesse Saperstein’s Creative Writing class, students have been practicing writing and  delivering speeches to their classmates. Although many people fear public speaking (and as Jesse pointed out, public speaking is the top fear in the United States – people fear it more than heights, bugs and even death!), our students have stepped outside of…

Real-World Cooking Skills

A major focus of the The College Experience is ensuring that students have the skills they will need to live independently and really thrive on their own after completing the program. Our students work hard to hone their cooking skills both in cooking class and while preparing meals in the evening because after all, everyone…

Internship/Job Experience

Preparing for the Working World Preparation for a career College Experience seniors participate in two semester long paid or unpaid internships. These internships assist students in learning specific job skills, evaluate potential career paths and prepare them for competitive employment. The Internship Coordinator works closely with each student to find an internship in a career…

Visual Arts

This survey course will explore the world of art using various mediums. Mediums may include: drawing, painting, collage, digital photography, crafting. Students will investigate art in their world, in fashion and as a means of self-expression.

Video Production

This course explores first hand what it means to be part of a TV-News channel video production team, focusing on the responsibilities of a camera-operator, video editor, video producer, and other video production related staff. Various production and film techniques such as setting, presentation, props, camera angles, and video editing will be explored. To connect…

Studio in Bead Design

Students will use nature and the jewelry arts of primitive cultures as visual inspiration to create original beads. Students will sketch their designs on graph paper that represent finished pieces. Color theory through mixing of clay colors will develop understanding of color and design. Methods of instruction: demonstration, lecture, slide presentation. Original art work will…

Studies in Self-Expression

The focus of this class is to provide a means for self-expression. Students will practice expressing their thoughts and feelings of the world around them. Literature, journaling, poetry writing, creative writing, photograph, art and dance will be discussed and practiced. Students will be required to create an original work and present it.

Stress Management

Although in many situations, stress prompts us to respond to life’s challenges, we generally view stress as something to minimize and manage. Chronic stress affects our susceptibility to illness and disease, our ability to learn and retain information and the quality of our interpersonal relationships. In this course, students will learn specific stress management techniques…

Psychology

This survey course will cover topics such as: the human body, brain chemistry, emotions, human behavior, personality, interpersonal relationships, learning styles, critical thinking and problem solving. Lab activities completed during class will enhance the topic of discussion. This course will give individuals a chance to learn more about their own personality and learning style.

Practical History

The objective of this course is to give students an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the history of the College of Saint Rose, the City of Albany, and New York State. The curriculum will include historical text, field trips to historical sites and guest speakers with an historical perspective. The emphasis of the course…