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Splash Fall 2019
Course Catalog


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Arts

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A1011: Dance it Out: Let's get Jazzy!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Julia Schroeder

Whether you've been taking ballet since you could walk or you're brand new to dance, you'll have a blast in this jazz dance class. We'll learn some fun moves and a short routine to perform for each other. Please wear comfy clothes you can move in.

A1004: The Clark Keys Present: A Cappella Workshop!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Emily Vincent

Do you like music? Do you like to sing? Come join The Clark Keys in our a cappella singing workshop! No experience needed, just come and have some fun with one of Clark's three a cappella singing groups!

A1027: Identity through Art
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Youth Outreach

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

A1026: Just Dance! Like Nobody's Watching
Difficulty: **

Want to express yourself in a fun way? We will be encouraging everyone to express themselves and their individuality along with some Just Dance activities! Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes so you can dance it out!

A1006: Improv w Shenanigans!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Glynn Crum

Shenanigans! performs improv & sketch comedy at Clark. Improv is theater that you make up as you go along, and we'd like to share some of our tricks to pull it off.


Prerequisites
-Want to have fun

A1015: Vinyasa Yoga
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Melanie Adams

A fun vinyasa yoga class, appropriate for all levels- no experience necessary! All you need for a relaxing and enjoyable yoga session is comfortable clothing and a positive attitude!

A1018: Intro to Modern Calligraphy Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Joanna Hamilton

Loving calligraphy you're seeing on instagram? Come learn how to get started in calligraphy and know the basics. Impress your friends and learn a new artistic skill!

A1014: Character Creation: Exploring Character Design and Storytelling
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Madison Graham

In this course we will be designing original characters and looking at how characters are created. We will be answering: how to I make an original character? What makes a great character? How do I make a story for my character? Why should I make an original character?

A1020: Funky Friendship Bracelets
Difficulty: **

Have you ever seen friendship bracelets with patterns, words, or even pictures, and thought "I wish I knew how to do that!"? This is the class for you!


Humanities

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H1001: What's Love Got To Do With It? A Beginner's Guide to Asexuality and Aromantacism
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Rachel Zaslow

Asexuality and aromantacism have become more and more visible in our society, but they're still foreign to a lot of people. This class will discuss what those words mean, the different forms they take, and some history of these orientations' and their rise to mainstream visibility.

H1028: Public Health 101
Difficulty: **

Interested in Public Health? Or what aspects of the world affect our health? This course is a basic introductory class about the discipline of public health. We will discuss what public health is, the social determinants of health, the various aspects that make up the entire discipline, and careers in public health. There will be a time for questions afterwards also.

H1017: Know Your Rights!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Joanna Hamilton

Just because you have free speech doesn't mean your teachers can't tell you not to swear at school...but why? Find out! This is your chance to learn the basics of your rights and what happens if someone violates them. We'll discuss the Supreme Court and the law and how it applies to every person.


Lunch

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L1008: Lunch Period
Difficulty: *
Teachers:

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


Math & Computer Science

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M1025: Why math CAN be COOL
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Grace Gillis

Typcailly math might be complicated and boring, but in this class? We are in the CoOl MaTh ZoNe. Get ready for your math mind to be blown as we aren't talking simple arithmetic.

M999: Go: the game and how a computer beat it
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Cat Mai

Go is a strategy board game that was invented more than 2,000 years ago and believed to be the oldest board game continuously played to the present day. Despite having more possible positions atoms in the universe, the rules are very simple and can be learned within a few minutes. In this class you will learn how to play the game and learn how a machine had a historic breakthrough by beating a Go world champion in 2016.


Science

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S1019: Imaging Atoms Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Michael Boyer

Have you ever wondered how you can image the atomic structure of materials? In this class you will learn how one basic concept of quantum mechanics allowed for the development of a state-of-the-art experimental technique, scanning tunneling microscopy, to do just this. This class will include a demonstration of Clark’s scanning tunneling microscope.


Prerequisites
None

S1013: How Human Being Change Over a Lifetime
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Zahara Shidad

We will be showing an episode of the "Mentalist" and discussing developmental theories that arise in each person's case. We will be providing students with developmental theories and their definition beforehand, so they know what to look for.

S1003: Galazy Explorers
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Aryana Kubiak

We're going to learn some cool facts about the planets, stars, and space! At the same time, we're going to make our own galaxies-in-a-jar that you can take home with you!

S1010: Sociology 101

Learn about your place in society and how social structures influence your life!

S1009: It's in your DNA Full!
Difficulty: **

Students will get to extract their own DNA from their saliva. As a bonus, they can take their DNA home in a nice vial.


Prerequisites
Some knowledge of what DNA is.

S1007: Black Holes and Outer Space
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Alejandra Rosselli

We'll learn about what black holes are and what we know about them. We'll also talk about the difficulties of studying them and how it was possible to get a picture of one.

S1016: It's a solid! It's a liquid! It's oobleck!
Difficulty: *

Is it a liquid? Is it a solid? No, IT'S OOBLECK! Clark's Women in STEM is excited to teach this popular class again in which students will learn about the physics and chemistry behind oobleck - a strange, goopy substance. Students will also make their own oobleck in a color of their choice - join us for some fun science!


Prerequisites
a desire to learn & engage with science!

S1002: The Seal of Approval
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Nicole Minghella

Seals are an important part of our marine ecosystem and are truly fascinating creatures! If you love and adore seals and want to learn more about them, this is the class for you!

S1021: Mushrooms and Fungi
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Sean Rice

Honestly, what the heck is a mushroom even? Come explore the fascinating world and fungi and learn about all the whacky things that these amazing organisms can do!


Miscellaneous

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X1000: How to Play Competitive Pokemon; A Primer for Sword and Shield
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jakob Rosenthal

Have you ever wanted to enter the scene of Competitive Pokemon? Did you ever get confused when someone mentioned "IVs, EVs, Stat Spreads, Match-ups," etc? Do you want to learn how your favorite Pokemon is not that great (Charizard and Pikachu included)? Just like Pokemon and want to watch some crazy adult yell about it for an hour? This course is for you! All in time for the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield!

X1012: Overcome Challenges and Achieve Your Goals
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Jack McPadden

Have you ever wanted to learn about physical and mental challenges that many people face and how they adapt to them to lead successful and rewarding lives, allowing them to achieve life's goals? Presented by a student who is completely blind, this inspirational and interactive class will focus on how people who are blind and who suffer from anxiety and depression can use their strengths to overcome challenges and obstacles in life. Even if you don't face these same challenges, this class will provide you with tools and strategies to remain on a positive and meaningful life track, regardless of what difficulties you may face and need to overcome in order to personally achieve your greatest potential and to succeed in whatever goals you set for yourself.

X1023: Humor - why is something funny?
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Sean Rice

Things can definitely make us laugh, but why? Why are some things funnier where as other will barely make you chuckle. This class is more discussion based as we explore themes of humor, different kinds and uh laugh I guess?

X1022: Humor - why is something funny?
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Sean Rice

Things can definitely make us laugh, but why? Why are some things funnier where as other will barely make you chuckle. This class is more discussion based as we explore themes of humor, different kinds and uh laugh I guess?

X998: Self Defence
Difficulty: **

This class aims to introduce students to the art of self defense. It reviews a variety of topics: psychological awareness, verbal skills and physical training. It is to be noted that the creators, organizers and teachers of this class do not encourage use of violence. It is also important to note that this is a introduction to self defense therefore we make no claims that this one class is sufficient. Learning self defense is a active task that involves constant awareness and practice with proper guidance and safety precautions. This or any other self defense classes do not ensure complete safety and we do not claim otherwise.


Prerequisites
This class is taught under the assumption that students possess no prior knowledge on the following subjects: self defense, and Martials Arts. We do recommend that students come dressed in gym clothes or comfortable clothes and shoes that do not hinder the physical training portion of the course

X1005: Escape Room Design 101 Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Emily Vincent

Learn how to create an escape room using locks, riddles, clues, and invisible ink!