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Summer 2020 Courses

Courses will move to online virtual classrooms for summer to meet the guidelines for the coronavirus (COVID-19). All courses will meet virtually at the times scheduled below unless the course is noted as asynchronous or to be determined.

Registration for Summer 2020 is open.

Below is the schedule of Graduate Education courses offered from June 22–August 31, 2020. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Janet Arndt and schedule an appointment for academic advising. For courses without detailed schedules, please email the Graduate Education Office for more information. Unless otherwise noted, all courses are located in the Jenks Learning Resource Center on Gordon's campus in Wenham, MA.

Please register at least one week before the start date of a course. Thank you for your cooperation.

The schedule is subject to change. Gordon reserves the right to cancel classes on the basis of low enrollment. Additional courses may be added as the need arises. If you do not see a course you need, or if you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Education Office.

There is a $75 administrative fee for each term.

FEATURED CONTENT AREA COURSES

Need PDPs? Gordon's 3 credit graduate courses provide 67.5 Professional Development Points. Below are our featured professional development courses for Summer 2020.

ART601 Experimental Drawing: Techniques in Mixed Media (3)
Advanced level drawing class moving beyond traditional boundaries to work in wet and dry media on two-dimensional surfaces. Explores the depth of creative process and the dialogue of various drawing traditions while enhancing technique and personal visual language.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ART614 Painting in Mixed Media: Methods and Mediums (3)
Advanced level painting class exploring abstract and expressionist contemporary painting using a wide variety of media. This class welcomes experimental methods and the unique melding of media to push against traditional concepts of painting. Throughout the painting process, students will be in creative dialogue with modernist and current painters.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ART620 Photography (3)
Introduces fundamentals of cameras, lighting, composition, basics of processing and printing black and white film, and use of photography as medium of communication and artistic expression.
Lab fee.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

BIO601 The Science of Forensics (3) FULL
Focuses on biological and chemical principles and processes that aid in solving crimes. Identifies chemical clues and signatures, DNA fingerprinting, Decomposition and decomposer life cycles related to timing and location of crimes. Explores the use of science in the service of justice for all.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students. FULL

BIO613 Anatomy and Physiology (3)
Using a systems approach to the study of human anatomy and physiology, this course examines the structures, functions and homeostatic mechanisms of cells, tissues, and selected organ systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. Selected topics will be examined to allow for further study of content in applied contexts with emphases on health and disease. Laboratory activities will include opportunities for cadaver-based study as well as the study of other human tissues. 
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

BIO630 Introduction to Marine Science (3)
The ocean is a complex environment, and as such, the field of Marine Science is interdisciplinary by its very nature. This course will provide an overview of the four main disciplines of oceanography: geological, chemical, physical and biological oceanography in the classroom and lab, out in the field, and out on the water. Lab fee.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

BIO635 Environmental Science (3)
This course will focus on the broad range of science concerning the environment. Topics will be selected that are relevant to teaching and that will provide the necessary background to understand science and the environment for primary and secondary education. The focus will be conservation biology and the biology of environmental science.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

CHE601 The Science of Forensics (3) FULL
Focuses on biological and chemical principles and processes that aid in solving crimes. Identifies chemical clues and signatures, DNA fingerprinting, Decomposition and decomposer life cycles related to timing and location of crimes. Explores the use of science in the service of justice for all.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students. FULL

EDU613 Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1)
Online Asynchronous.

EDU764 Raising Self-Awareness: Social Emotional Teaching Practices That Impact Student Learning (1)
Online Asynchronous - Starting July 20th.

ENG619 The Romantic Period in History and Literature (3)
This course examines the key historical events and literary works of the Romantic Period in both the United States and England. Students will consider the connection between historical events and the literature written at the same time. Authors include Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Wordsworth, Shelley and Austen.
Online synchronous: Starting Wednesday, July 1.

ENG635 Shakespeare Active in Class and History (3)
The reading and performance of Shakespeare has been part of the English classroom canon in both high school and college for many years. This course addresses both the historical context of Shakespeare’s plays and the themes within the plays. Strategies to make the reading and performance of Shakespeare’s plays are examined.
Online synchronous: schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ENG638 General Linguistics (3)
Linguistics is the study not just of languages, but of language itself. Examines different features common to all languages, such as phonetics and phonology, syntax, semantics and morphology.
Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.–9:10 p.m. June 29, July 2, July 6, July 9, July 20, July 23, July 27 and July 30

ENG674 Developing Writers (3)
Encourages teachers at all levels to develop as writers and explore practical strategies for the classroom.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ENG675 Advanced Writing (3)
Provides personal direction and group critique of substantial individual writing projects across genres. Integrates use of literature within writing.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ENG676 Literary Analysis (3)
Literary analysis is the method by which we examine and understand the literature we read. Critical theory is the variety of lenses we bring to that analysis. Not surprisingly, there are multiple lenses through which scholars have viewed literature. Many of these theories reflect the social and philosophical issues of the period in which they were developed. At the same time, they raise universal questions about life and its meaning. This course will allow you to understand how these different theories examine literature, and how they are similar and different from each other.
Online synchronous: Starting Thursday, June 25.

ENG677 Writing for Publishing (3)
In this course students will learn about how to prepare a writing sample in the genre of choice for potential publication; write a book proposal; do a market comparison to explore potential competitors to your work; determine your target audience; research potential publishers and agents (including book, journal/magazine, and online venues). The course addresses challenges within academic and trade publishing, how to determine market needs and how to effectively meet those challenges and needs.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

FRE661 La Francophonie (3)
Reading of literature in French from all over the world: Haiti, Guadeloupe, Sénégal, the Congo, Canada and Louisiana. Short stories, fables and novels. Tragic emigration, description of life in Muslim Africa, joy and happiness. We will discuss the readings, watch films and use explication de texte as a method of studying literature. This is an active course of student participation and not a lecture series. This course is designed to increase students' language skills.
Online synchronous course.

FRE664 Plus ça change: la linguistique, la phonétique and la syntaxe d’un français changeant (3)
La linguistique d’une langue vivante, we will explore the nature of a language as it is changing in our lifetime in semantics, syntax and phonetics. This course assumes complete knowledge of grammar, syntax and sound structure of French. read more ➔
Online synchronous course.

FRE672 À table! The Importance of Food in French Culture (3)
From a variety of sources including literature, film, menus, reviews and recipes, we will investigate the central aspect of food and culinary arts in the life of France. The influence of food on expression, vocabulary, and other aspects of every-day... read more ➔
Online synchronous course.

HIS602 Math and Your Vote (3)
Inquiry-based exploration of the mathematics behind voting and decision procedures in the social sciences. Focuses on actual examples of... read more ➔
Weekdays: June 29–July 2, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.; additional time online

HIS616 The Maritime History of Massachusetts (3)
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the importance of maritime activities to the social, economic and military... read more ➔
Starting July 9 at 6:00 p.m. Following schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

HIS655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3) 
This course is an overview and study of the character of urban schools, many of which face significant challenges in our society. The study is... read more ➔
Online course: Start date week of July 13

HIS667 Immigration in the USA through Historical Inquiry: The Ellis Island Experience (3)
The course provides an opportunity to use specific methods of historical inquiry to build content knowledge through studying the collection of oral history excerpts from the Ellis Island Oral History... read more ➔
Online course. Starting on July 6 at 6:00 p.m. Following schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

HIS678 Using Museums in the Classroom (3) Postponed
Exposes educators to educational programs and resources of science, art and history museums. Broadens teacher's awareness of what... read more ➔
Weekdays: July 6–10; 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

MAT602 Math and Your Vote (3)
Inquiry-based exploration of the mathematics behind voting and decision procedures in the social sciences. Focuses on actual examples of how... read more ➔
Weekdays: June 29–July 2, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.; additional time online

MAT627 Investigating Mathematical Concepts (3)
Explores ways to expand teacher’s knowledge of strategies used to teach mathematics. Topics include: number and operation, algebraic thinking, geometry, measurement, problem solving, justifying and reasoning.
Weekdays: June 29; 6–9 p.m. July 13–16 8 a.m.–4 p.m., July 17, 8 a.m.–1 p.m

MAT636 Mathematical Inquiry (3)
Furthers knowledge of mathematics. Problem-centered approach. In-depth knowledge of algebra, geometry and measurement. Appropriate for any current or future teacher of mathematics or for math specialist.
Weekdays: July 27–31, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

SPN662 Historia, Cultura y Civilización de Hispanoamérica​ (3)
Explores the geography, history, fine arts, and socio-cultural demographics of Latin America countries.
Starting week of June 29. Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

SPN664 Hispanic Youth Literature (3)
This course will explore how to teach literature to students of different levels of linguistic abilities. We will explore three major facets of teaching texts. First... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

SPN695 21 Century Latin American Cinema (3)
Examines films released between 2000 and 2012 that are written, directed and/or produced by Latin American filmmakers or set in Latin American spaces. Student will gain broader understanding of contemporary Latin America cinema, allowing the criticism of different meanings, symbols, styles, experiences and fostering emotional and rational responses. Conducted in Spanish.
Online synchronous: schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

***STAY TUNED FOR MORE SUMMER CONTENT COURSES***

Gordon College is offering Wilson Reading Systems® Level 1 Certification, beginning July 1, 2020.

EDU 695A August 4–6, 2020; 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (In-Person at Gordon College)
         Registration deadline: June 15, 2020.
EDU 695B July 1–31, 2020 (Online)
EDU695C July 20–August 20, 2020 (Online)


 
EDU520 Teaching Strategies (3)
Beginning July 1st at 6 p.m.
Online asynchronous course.

EDU522 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
Weeknights: June 22–26, June 29–30; 5:30–9:30 p.m.

EDU523 Integrating History in the Classroom (2)
Weekdays: August 10–13; 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU524 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Evenings: August 10–14; 5:30–9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 22; 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

EDU527 Exploring Mathematical Concepts (3)
Weekdays: June 29; 6–9 p.m. July 13–16 8 a.m.–4 p.m., July 17, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

EDU533 The Science of Reading (3)
Weekends: July 10–11, July 17–18, August 7–8, August 28–29
Fridays 6–9 p.m., Saturdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU562 Human Development and Learning (3)
The course will be fully online and asynchronous weekly modules. This means that students will use a variety of digital tools to interact with course content (human development and learning), other class participants, and the course instructor on their own schedule. This is a rigorous course that has deadlines for assignments at least weekly, we hope that not being required to “log in” for class meetings at a specific time will provide the flexibility our students need to continue their coursework amidst the busy schedule of working adults.
Asynchronous course starting June 29 and ending August 9.

EDU564 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
Asynchronous course starting June 26 and ending August 22.

EDU575 Classroom Management (3)
July 13–August 28
Primarily asynchronous with some meetings in a virtual classroom.

EDU580 Methods and Practice in Early Childhood Education (3)
Tuesdays/Thursdays: June 30–July 21; 6–9 p.m.
Additional time to be arranged with the professor.

EDU581 Methods and Practice in Elementary Education (3)
Weekdays: July 27–31, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat., August 15, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

EDU582 Methods & Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3)
Online course with periodic virtual class meetings.
Starting July 6, 4 p.m.
Registration deadline: June 26
Prerequisites: EDU564

EDU583 Methods and Practice in Middle School Education (3)
Schedule to be arranged with faculty and enrolled students. Please note your content area in the comment box when registering (e.g. Humanities 5-8).

EDU584 Methods and Practice in Secondary Education (3)
Schedule to be arranged with faculty and enrolled students. Please note your content area in the comment box when registering (e.g. Earth and Space Science 8-12).

EDU586 Methods and Practice in 5–12 Content licensure areas (3)
Schedule to be arranged with faculty and enrolled students. Please note your content area in the comment box when registering (e.g. Digital Literacy and Computer Science 5-12).

EDU604 Philosophy, Ethics, and Teaching in Schools (3)
Wednesdays: June 24 and August 19, 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Additional hours via online component.

EDU613 Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1)
Online Asynchronous.

EDU614 Integrating Technology for All Students (3)
Online hybrid course with virtual course meetings. Starting July 8.

EDU622 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
Weeknights: June 22–26, June 29–30; 5:30–9:30 p.m.

EDU623 Integrating History in the Classroom (2) 
Weekdays: August 10–13; 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU624 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2) 
Evenings: August 10–14; 5:30–9:30 p.m. Sat., August 22; 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

EDU625 Curriculum Models and Design (3) 
Weeknights: June 29–July 2, July 6; 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Additional hours to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

EDU629 Integrating Reading, Writing and Technology (3)
Online, starting July 1
$25 Technology fee

EDU630 Integrating Math, Writing and Technology (3)
Online hybrid course with virtual course meetings. Starting July 8.

EDU631 Integrating Literature Throughout the Curriculum (3) 
Weeknights: July 6–9; July 13–16; 5–9:30 p.m.

EDU633 Principles of Structured Literacy (3)
Weekends: July 17–18, July 31–August 1, August 14–15, August 28–29
Fridays 6–9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU634 Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities, and ESL (3)
June 22–25, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; June 26 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

EDU635 Sheltering Content Instruction for English as a Second Language (3)
Weekdays: July 27–31; 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

EDU641 Sheltered English Immersion (3) (FULL)
Online course: Virtual class meetings on June 26, July 17, July 31, August 14, August 28; 69 p.m.

EDU655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3) 
Online course: Start date week of July 13

EDU661 Advanced Human Development (3) 
June 29–July 2, July 6; 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

EDU665 Meeting the Needs of the Exceptional Child (3) 
Online: Starting week of June 29

EDU667 Educational Assessment of Students with Moderate Disabilities (3) 
Schedule to be arranged with faculty and enrolled students.

EDU670 Educating the Human Brain: How Neuroscience Can Inform Teaching Practices (3)
Weekdays: August 3–7, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Additional hours via online component.

EDU675 Classroom Management (3)
July 13 - August 28
Primarily asynchronous with some meetings in a virtual classroom.

EDU678 Using Museums in the Classroom (3)
Weekdays: July 6–10; 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

EDU680 Advanced Theory and Practice: Early Childhood Education (3)
Tuesdays/Thursdays: June 23–July 21; 6–9 p.m.
Additional time to be arranged with the professor.

EDU681 Advanced Methods and Practice in Elementary Education (3)
Weekdays: July 27–31, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat., August 15, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

EDU682 Advanced Methods & Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3)
Online hybrid course with periodic virtual class meetings.
Starting July 6, 4 p.m.
Registration deadline: June 26

EDU683 Advanced Theory and Practice for Reading Specialists (3)
Weekends: June 26–27; July 10–11, August 14–15 plus online
Fridays 6–9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Prerequisites: EDU633, EDU639, EDU640

EDU701 Educational Leadership I—Theoretical Seminar (3)
Online course with periodic virtual class discussions.
Virtual class meetings the weeks of July 13, August 3, August 24

EDU705 Principled Leadership—Ethics, Values and Moral Leadership (3)
Online course. Begins Monday, July 13.

EDU725 School Finance, Administration, and Technology (3)
Weekdays: July 6–8; 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m. plus online

EDU730 School Law (3) 
Online course via virtual classroom. Begins the week on July 20. Professor will be in contact with additional information.

EDU764 Raising Self-Awareness: Social Emotional Teaching Practices That Impact Student Learning (1)
This is an asynchronous course. Begins July 20th.