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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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A1053: Intro to Modern Calligraphy
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!

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.

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

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

A1059: 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!

A1052: Identity through Art
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Youth Outreach

This class is all about expressing yourself. We'll make a mural about what culture means to us, and we'll make collages that reflect our identities. We're looking forward to good discussions and good art!

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

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

A1056: Having Fun With Theatre
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Noah Payeur

All things theatre! We’ll play games, listen and sing songs and much more!


Humanities

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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.

H1048: History of Imperial Japan
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Riley Smith

Many people have a hazy grasp of three eras in Japanese history: medieval feudalism, WW2, and its modern high-tech state. But how did it get from A to B to C, and how does its history still matter today? This class covers Japan’s history from the mid-1800s to the present, from its imperial conquests to its defeat to its postwar rebuilding.

(Note: this class contains discussions of war atrocities, racial hatred, and similar themes.)

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.

H1054: Politics 101: The Election, Parties, and Voting
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Joanna Hamilton

Confused about the upcoming presidential election? Have no clue what a liberal is? What's a primary election? Well we are going to explore the basics of politics and how they apply to you even if you can't vote. Bring any questions you have and learn the basics of American politics!

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.

H1058: Growing with a Purpose: Hand Paints, Gluing, Decorating- Oh My!
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Rebekah Etique

Self- exploration through the creation of vision boards! Design and create boards with a collection of things and ideas for inspiration!

H1045: First Responders and First Aid
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Kendyll Smith

We will be teaching students how to use various first aid skills with fun and hands on learning!

H1046: First Responders and First Aid
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Kendyll Smith

We will be teaching students how to use various first aid skills with fun and hands on learning!


Lunch

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L1057: Lunch Period
Difficulty: *
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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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M1047: 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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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.

S1055: 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!

S1049: 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!

S1051: Marine Life of Massachusetts
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Timothy Carey

We will be talking about the various types of marine life here in Massachusetts and their significance. We will also touch a bit on how the species are being affected by climate change and other means of human activity.


Miscellaneous

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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.

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.