Academic Coordinator for The College Experience

Perspectives

The focus of this course is for students to explore contemporary and historical issues and develop a stance which will be presented to classmates in a debate and/or panel discussion. Students will learn the structure of debates and panels and oral presentation skills will be emphasized.

Personal Relationships

This course will give students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills specific to personal relationships. Through lectures, media, activities, and projects students will learn about friendships, stages of dating, communication, respect, social skills, including small talk, conflict resolution, and problem solving. Students will focus on professional boundaries, and relationships they would have with a…

Music Appreciation

This course will focus on enhancing the students’ enjoyment and understanding of all aspects of music. The curriculum will include learning about different elements of music, characteristics of composers from different historical periods, types of instruments, leading up to folk, rock, disco, rap and other forms of popular music that the students may enjoy. In…

Music and Movement

The goal of this course is for students to explore movement and become more aware of their body in space. Class will begin with structured warm-ups to awake the body and increase flexibility and strength. Dance vocabulary and technique will be used but the emphasis will be based on rhythm, body coordination and improv.

Lancaster Times Editorial

Lancaster Times is a monthly publication created by students in The College Experience featuring articles of all genres of writing. The name was derived by the location of our first dorm, Lancaster Street. Based on writing lessons and direct instruction, students learn to draft and edit an article, poem or interview that will become part…

Broadcast Journalism

This course explores several facets of Broadcast Journalism, including identifying and analyzing newsworthy events, writing TV-news storyboards and scripts, conducting dynamic news interviews, and learning the job responsibilities of a news reporter and anchor-person. To connect classroom learning with real world broadcasting, students will tour WRGB CBS 6, a local Albany, NY TV-news station, and…

Introduction to Computer Applications

This course focuses on learning the foundations of basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, search engines, the internet and e-mail. Students will receive hands-on training and will apply these computer skills in required courses for The College Experience Program. Internet safety will be stressed. This course is similar to Computer Applications, however, taught at a…

Interpersonal Communication

Through this course, students will learn about all forms of communication and practice using them effectively. This includes but is not limited to: body language, written communication, verbal communication, and facial expressions. The class will discuss the importance of context when communicating with others and will compare and contrast casual vs. work conversation. Miscommunication and…