Academic Coordinator for The College Experience

Environmental Science

This course will provide a broad overview of current environmental issues, with a focus on global climate change; pollution and waste reduction; and human interventions that can reduce our impact on local and global ecosystems. Students will work on several projects in class: A local wildlife census Display and timeline of current climate-change issues Display…

Ecology

This hands-on, experiential course will give students an overall view of the concepts of ecology and conservation, as well as a closer look at local environmental conditions and concerns. Neighborhood field trips and at least one long distance field trip will highlight the concepts presented in the class.

Drama

Exploring your theatrical side is the focus of this new course. Students will begin by participating in a series of structured physical movements and guided meditation to warm up their bodies and their minds. The class will engage in theatre and improvisational games designed to open their creative thought and allow them to become comfortable.…

Diversity

This course will look at diversity and differences in the US from a historical and cultural perspective. The curriculum will explore differences in race, gender, and disability as they have evolved through history with emphasis on the impact of the Civil Rights Movement. Student will learn how the current climate of strengths, celebrating diversity, and…

Digital Photography Workshop

In this workshop students will learn the complexities of how to take a quality digital photograph. Techniques and camera functions will be taught and practiced. Computer editing software will be used to alter and improve student photos. This course will over the opportunity for students to strengthen their skillset and portfolio. Students will explore opportunities to…

Creative Writing

This course is an introduction to creative life writing. It will allow the students to write and reflect on their college experiences. Students will explore journal writing, personal essays, poetry, and short stories. Students will be expected to practice and improve their writing abilities through multiple revisions. This course is taught by published author of…

Cooking Prep

Cooking Prep is a course for students with varied experience in the kitchen. The main focus will be on learning how to use the appliances, learning the names of the kitchen tools and kitchen safety. Students will learn how to cook basic foods independently. Food groups, healthy choices and portion control will be discussed. Review…

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.

Community Navigation

This course teaches students how to navigate the Saint Rose campus and the Capital District. Students will learn how to navigate the CDTA bus system through repetitive practice and visual aids until they can confidently and independently ride the bus. Students will learn bus routes to popular destinations, such as, Crossgates Mall, the Rensselaer Train…

Community Exploration and Recreational Planning

The course is designed to encourage independent emotional/social enrichment through community and recreational activities. Students engage in authentic collaborative planning for reaching a vacation destination related to their interests. At least one extended trip (3 to 4 days) will be planned authentically from conception through implementation. The course assessment will be based on an individually…