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Our next Splash will be on April 8th 2018!



Splash Spring 2018
Course Catalog

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Arts

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A926: Learn to Tango!
Difficulty: **

Come learn the basics of tango, the most dramatic and flashy ballroom dance, and get ready to impress all your friends with your cool new dancing skills!

Bring water and wear comfortable shoes!


Prerequisites
No partner or experience needed!

A908: Improv!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Glynn Crum

Come have a great time learning to work with a team to create on the spot comedy!

A912: Create-a-Character Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Sydney Sherman

Love drawing? Watching movies? Writing fiction? Storytelling? Or just creating??

Splendid!

Join Create-a-Character to experiment with how to develop your very own people in your very own world! We will talk about our favorite characters from our favorite books/movies and why we love them so much! You will use your wildest imagination to invent the craziest, coolest characters possible!


Prerequisites
Imagination required!!

A913: Law and Order: Splash Victims Unit
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Andrew Brown

In this class, we will be focusing on a famous, long-running, crime drama t.v. show: Law and Order: SVU. The class will consist of short clips from the series. We will then analyze the show and their characters from both a writer and viewers' perspective to discuss character development and how this show relates to our life.

*Previous knowledge of Law and Order: SVU will be helpful for this class

A919: African-Korean dance fusion
Difficulty: **

Come and learn some African and K-pop dance moves!! We promise it will be FUN!! Don't forget to bring your water bottle and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.


Prerequisites
Enthusiasm for dance and fine with sweating

A924: Identity Through Art
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Sean Rice

Come and explore what Culture and Identity means to you! We'll make a big mural all together and make little collages from magazines!


Prerequisites
None!

A910: Paths to Poetry
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Bruno Lieto

How do you poetry? This class is a fun chance to explore poetry as a creative process. You can write about anything from the color of the sky to the color of your toes! Give yourself the chance to create something beautiful!


Humanities

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H930: Creativity In The Simplest Form
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Kayla Falconer

This course is not centered around teaching how to think but instead it is more centered around guiding individuals in their ability to think more creatively. This is important because creative thinking can spark other critical thinking tools that can be applied to solving life and educational problems in the future.

H921: Big Questions: The Art of Philosophy
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Lowell Perkins

We'll be taking a highly discussion-based journey through some of the most fundamental life questions: Why are we here? What does it mean to be human?What purpose do we have? Is there a god? What makes something beautiful?

These and other questions will be asked (and hopefully answered!) through discussion of historical philosophers and the beliefs they held about the world.

This class relies heavily on discussion and input from students, as we demonstrate the use of both analytical thinking and literary reflection to pursue answers to topics presented in the class.

It is possible that more serious topics may be broached (God, mortality, etc.), but will be handled through an academic lens, with the goal of constructive discussion paramount.

H907: Autism: Fact and Fiction
Difficulty: **

1 out of every 100 people in the world is on the autism spectrum, yet many people do not understand all aspects of autism. In this class, we'll cover traits associated with autism, sociocultural aspects of the disorder, and contemporary autism-related activism, as well as a general overview of abnormal psychology. If you're interested in psychology, disorders, or disability rights, then this is the class for you!


Lunch

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L934: Lunch
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Test Account

Let's Eat! Enjoy a break for lunch with your friends! Please register for at least one lunch period on each day of the program.


Science

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S923: STEM Majors 101
Difficulty: **

Learn about the options in the STEM field for college and careers! We will give a dynamic view of what it's like to be in the STEM field and show some of the options that come with each major.

S928: Intermittent Fasting: The Ultimate Fat-Burning Lifestyle!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Bao Kim

With all of the fad diets that consistently circulate the internet and the web, intermittent fasting is often misinterpeted as a diet. Rather, this type of fast is a lifestyle that allows you to adjust your eating window? How does this actually propel weight loss and muscle gain? Come find out as you understand intermittent fasting on a molecular level!

S914: It's a Liquid... it's a Solid... It's Oobleck! Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jess Strzempko

Do you know what's even better than good old slime? Oobleck, the non-Newtonian fluid that acts like a semi-solid when under pressure but returns to a gooey liquid when released! In this exciting course, members of the Women in STEM club at Clark will be teaching students how this phenomenon works. After the discussion, students will get a chance to make their very own oobleck in their preferred color which they can take home afterward.


Prerequisites
Curiosity and a desire to learn!

S922: Astronomy - The Stars Above
Difficulty: **

Look at the stars above to see constellations and learn how the first telescopes were built! Take a journey through the universe and all that is within it, whether it is the stars above or the planets far out there similar to our own.

S932: Cool Chemistry Stuff Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Sean Rice

Come find out all the cool things that chemistry can do! We'll talk about some chemistry life hacks, how certain things in everyday life work, and see the world in a new perspective!


Prerequisites
Just a small amount of chemistry will do!

S929: All About Tigers
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Eric Barrese

Come explore the topic of tigers. This endangered creature has quite a history, presence, and roar! We will look at the scientific side of tigers as well as how this magnificent animal fits into society.


Miscellaneous

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X918: How to: Plants
Difficulty: **

In this class, we will teach students the basics of growing a plant and there will be in class plants and a little plant to take home by the end of the class.


Prerequisites
Interest in plants, gardening, growing plants, having plants.

X933: Intro to Quidditch
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Holly Whytock

Come join Clark University's very own Quidditch team and learn about our sport! Inspired by the sport in the Harry Potter series, Muggle Quidditch was created 11 years ago and is played around the world. We will learn the rules of the game, do some drills, and then play a match in this hour-long workshop.

Quidditch is an all-weather sport that will be held outside. Please wear comfortable running shoes, weather-appropriate clothes you can run in, and bring water. We will provide all necessary equipment (including brooms!)

See you there!

X915: Persuade - Don't Be Fooled: Rhetoric and Fallacy
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Yoni Hazan

Ever wondered what exactly makes a poem beautiful? A speech motivating? A song moving? The first half of this class will be answering these questions and more! The second half will be discussing and learning the logical fallacies people use, intentionally or otherwise, and how to spot them so you don't get fooled yourself! Come learn why language holds so much power over us, and how to manipulate it to your advantage.

X906: Lacrosse Clinic
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Quincy Milton III

Learn how to catch, throw, shoot, and more importantly have fun playing lacrosse with active NCAA Division 3 players at Clark University. We will have fun games to keep everyone active and entertained in the clinic.
-This clinic is noncontact.
-We plan to be inside the Kneller Athletic Center over by Florence street but with weather permitting we may be out on the green.


Prerequisites
N/A

X909: Welcome to Hogwarts: A Harry Potter Experience Full!
Difficulty: *

All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Come get sorted by the sorting into your Hogwarts house. The sorting ceremony will be followed by magical adventures in potion making and spell casting.


Prerequisites
Students like Harry Potter

X917: Saving Lives and Taking Names Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Keegan Daugherty

This course will combine both lecture and hands on demonstrations of basic first aid that can be used in medical emergencies. Taught by the trained EMTs and First Responders of Clark University Rapid Response. This class is tailored to teach the average person to react to medical emergencies. All levels and interest are welcome to attend. The idea of this course is anyone should be able to learn the material. The hands on component will give more specialized, age appropriate instruction.

X916: History of the 101st Airborne in WWII
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Matthew Gerstein

This will be a brief overview of the history of the 101st Airborne division during the second world war. It will cover its creation, training, combat actions during the war (Normandy, Holland, Battle of the Bulge, and occupation of Germany), and where the unit is today. The presentation will be complimented by the use of props (I am a reenactor and will be in full uniform) that will be used to help foster an understanding of what life was like for the soldier during war and make history come to life. Props include such things as webgear, cartridge belts, helmets, shovels, rations, uniforms, etc. People will be free to pick up, play with, wear anything I bring. *

Neither firearms and ammunition (either live or blanks) will be present in the room under any circumstances.

*Bladed weapons (bayonets, combat knives, etc.) may be shown off but have been dulled to the point of uselessness and will be kept on my person at all times and will not be available to be played with (this is up to the discretion of the program directors and safety is always of the utmost importance).


Prerequisites
A love of history but also a willingness to discuss some of the less pleasant aspects of war such as the Holocaust (concentration/death camps), death, killing, stuff like that.