Pine Lake Offers Variety of Summer Courses

January 14, 2011

Pine Lake summer Archaeology courseFeeling a little snowbound? Hartwick's Pine Lake Summer Institute is looking ahead to this year's warm-weather June and July courses in archaeology, Japanese poetry, healthcare, fiction, and eco-psychology. The courses, which are open to the public, combine coursework with Pine Lake activities, including hikes, outdoor exploration, and activities on the environmental campus.

Students can check out full course details and find out how to register at Housing at Pine Lake for summer courses is $250/double and $300/single. Registration deadline is April 15.

Here's a closer look at this year's offerings:

Field Research in Archaeology
June 1-July 1
Professor Cindy Klink will offer a hands-on introduction to the process of excavating archaeological sites and the field and lab procedures for analyzing recovered materials. (Hartwick students must complete a pre-application before enrolling.)
Click here to read about 2009's Field Research in Archaeology course.

Haibun: Japanese Nature Poetry
June 6-23
Professor Dan Pelletier will explore haibun from its earliest days as a poetic form of Japanese diary mixed with haiku to modern interpretations of mixed-genre travelogue. Students also will hike and explore the Pine Lake campus to inspire their own nature writing.

Women in American Healthcare
June 6-28
Professor Edythe Ann Quinn will help students examine the changing roles of women in American healthcare from the colonial period to the present, emphasizing the roles of women in delivering and reforming healthcare as professions and activists, in receiving healthcare as patients, and as workers in healthcare occupations.

Transformation: Autobiography Into Fiction
June 2-24
Professor Alice Lichtenstein will lead an intensive writing and reading course devoted to helping participants transform their autobiographical material into fiction or memoir. Students will discuss contemporary autobiographies and fiction pieces from a writer's point of view.

June 2-24
Professor Katye Blackwell will explore the foundations of eco-psychology and critically investigate several findings from the field. Students will explore their own connectedness to nature and expand findings about the benefits of nature through activities on the Pine Lake hiking trails.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Jen Moritz
Phone: 607-431-4038