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Summer Seminars Will Feature
A Variety of Topics

Posted June 16, 2000

          HOLLAND -- 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.
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