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Our next Splash will be on March 22nd, 2020!



Splash Spring 2020
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Arts

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A1029: Writing My First Screenplay
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Clay Johnson

Introduction to writing a Screenplay, going over Plot, Character Development, Climax and Ending.

A1032: Improv!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Wyatt Hoover

Come learn the basics of improvisational comedy with Clark University's own improv and sketch comedy team, Shenanigans!

A1035: The Clark Keys Present: A Cappella Workshop!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Emily Vincent

Do you like to sing? Do you like music? Come join The Clark Keys, one of Clark University's three a cappella groups, in our workshop at Splash! We will be learning about a cappella (music without instruments) and singing some songs together!

A1036: The Clark Keys Present: A Cappella Workshop!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Emily Vincent

Do you like to sing? Do you like music? Come join The Clark Keys, one of Clark University's three a cappella groups, in our workshop at Splash! We will be learning about a cappella (music without instruments) and singing some songs together!

A1039: Brutalist Design Movement
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Swapnil Mishra

Brutalist architecture is a style that emerged in the 1950s and grew out of the early-20th century modernist movement. Brutalist buildings are characterised by their massive, monolithic and 'blocky' appearance with a rigid geometric style and large-scale use of poured concrete.

A1043: Mise-en-scène
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Swapnil Mishra

Mise-en-scène is an expression used to describe the design aspect of a theatre or film production, which essentially means "visual theme" or "telling a story" -both in visually artful ways through storyboarding, cinematography and stage design, and in poetically artful ways through direction.


Humanities

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H1034: Difficulties in Urban Public Schools
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jack McPadden

Why do some public school systems allow students to learn more than other school districts? In particular, why is it so often difficult to receive a good education in urban (large city) public schools? What can you do to make a difference? This interactive course will include discussions about how income, race, and common policies in schools negatively impact the education of students in large cities. Although these issues seem enormous, we will also explore what people can do, as individuals and as groups, to make education more equal for all students across the United States.

H1038: Land Ethics + Deep Ecology
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Swapnil Mishra

A land ethic is a philosophy or theoretical framework about how, ethically, humans should regard the land. Deep ecology is an ecological and environmental philosophy promoting the inherent worth of living beings regardless of their instrumental utility to human needs, plus a restructuring of modern human societies in accordance with such ideas.

H1041: The Political Geography of Africa
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Swapnil Mishra

Africa's political geography is the result of a complex history of tribal affiliations, city-state polities, European colonialism, nationalist revolutions, and the restatement of Western imperialism under the guise of international law.

H1044: How to get rid of poverty?
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jing Yu

How to get rid of poverty?What’s the difference between poor people and rich people? What does poverty mean to you? In this class, we will talk about poor Economics which will lead the answers to those questions.


Science

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S1037: Polynesian Astronomy
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Swapnil Mishra

How Polynesians Used Celestial Navigation To Become The World's Best Explorers

S1040: Biomimicry
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Swapnil Mishra

The design and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modeled on biological entities and processes.

S1042: Thermal Physics
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Swapnil Mishra

Thermal physics is a field of science that deals with heat and temperature. When we study topics like global warming, the Earth's solid and liquid cores, and the way in which energy flows from the center of the Sun to its surface, we need to understand thermal physics.


Miscellaneous

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X1030: College Recruiting Process
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Zach Gitschier

During the class I will talk about my experiences and faults during the college recruitment process to prospective athletes as well as encourage them to get involved. Dialogue based with Q/A

Talk in length about the process as well as the dates that they may or may not talk to coaches. How to get noticed, how to get in touch with coaches and finding the right fit.

X1033: 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 Clark 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.