posted June 16, 2000

Summer Seminars Varied

The annual Summer Seminars program at
Hope College will feature topics ranging from Holland's
musical life, to candidate-centered campaigning, to creative
non-fiction.

The seminars will run Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug.
4. This year's seven courses are "The Art of Narrative,"
"Database Publishing on the Web," "The Fourth Genre:
Creative Nonfiction," "Manuscript and Cursive Handwriting
for Classroom Teachers," "One-A-Day Math Manipulatives,"
"Musical Life in Holland, Michigan" and "The Selling of
Self: Candidate-Centered Political Campaigns (or: Is This
Any Way to Pick a President?)."

The seminars will meet concurrently from 9 a.m. to
12:15 p.m. in the air-conditioned Van Zoeren Hall on the
Hope campus. Refreshments will be provided during mid-
morning breaks.

All of the courses are available for undergraduate
credit, and most are available for graduate credit or on an
audit basis, depending upon the needs of the enrollee.
Class sizes are limited to 15 students per course.

"The Art of Narrative" will discover the nature
and role of narrative through a variety of literary and
artistic forms, ranging from poetry, to fiction, to dance,
to painting. Students will also create their own work. The
course will be taught by Susan Atefat Peckham, assistant
professor of English.

"Database Publishing on the Web" will explore how
to create databases and how to share them. The course will
include general design concepts and theories, examples and
instruction in FileMaker Pro 5. The course will be taught
by Brian Yost, technical services/electronic resources
librarian with the rank of assistant professor.

"The Fourth Genre: Creative Nonfiction" will
examine "literary" non-fiction, such as personal essays,
memoirs, literary journalism and personal cultural
criticism. Students will discuss professionally-written
works, and will also discuss and write their own. The
course will be taught by David James, adjunct assistant
professor of English.

"Manuscript and Cursive Handwriting for Classroom
Teachers" is designed to teach or reteach handwriting skills
to teachers of students at any age. Participants will
develop and teach short handwriting lessons to one another.
The course will be taught by Jeanine Dell'Olio, associate
professor of education.

"One-A-Day Math Manipulatives" will share a
variety of concrete models and manipulatives for use by
teachers of kindergarten through sixth grade. The format
will emphasize group activities and discussion, and a
different manipulative each day. The course will be taught
by Mary DeYoung, assistant professor of mathematics.

"Musical Life in Holland, Michigan" will consider
audience, musicians, musical styles, the purpose of
different musical events and social behavior at musical
events. Working as a research team, the students will write
a "musical ethnography" of Holland. The course will be
taught by Paula Savaglio, visiting assistant professor of
music.

"The Selling of Self: Candidate-Centered
Political Campaigns (or: Is This Any Way to Pick a
President?)" will examine the campaign process, ranging from
candidate selection and primaries, to consultants,
commercials and the media. The course will be taught by
David Ryden, assistant professor of political science.

Enrollment for each seminar costs $165 for those
who wish to audit, $262 for one hour of undergraduate or
graduate credit, and $524 for two hours of undergraduate
credit. Pre-registration is advised, although final
registration will be on Monday, July 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 9
a.m. in Van Zoeren Hall.

Those interested in attending a seminar should
call the Hope College Registrar's Office at (616) 395-7760.