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A new year offers new courses

By Jennae Jungers
On December 7, 2015

Kirkwood is adding some new classes to its 2016 spring and fall schedules, as well as making a few changes to some existing courses. 

Lisa Angelella, Assistant Professor of English, stated that her new class, the Cedar Valley Divide, will allow students to select among the various submissions for publication, which encompass everything from short stories to sketches for the magazine. 

Angelella added,  “We have interesting discussions on criteria, we can have heated debates, and look at literary magazines from other colleges. Students also have to come up with an aesthetic vision for the magazine, a design that will hold all the contributions together into a coherent whole.” 

She added that Composition I is a pre-requisite and that fifteen students have thus far enrolled in the class. 

Angelella also stated that “It’s exciting to see what people are thinking about around campus. People do great artwork we can celebrate through the magazine. Campus publication creates a sense of community and importance at Kirkwood.” 

In an interview with Greta Songe, instructor of art, on her new class, Digital Art, Songe stated that her class uses digital processes that are geared towards the fine arts. To get accepted into the course, it is necessary to take Design Fundamentals and be able to draw at an expert level.

On her opinion of the class, Songe states, “I think it is a good opportunity to use skills I use regularly and others could benefit from.” 

On what she finds unique about the class, Songe stated, “It’s a chance for people not in graphic designs or communications to be able to use Illustrator and Photoshop. It gives more opportunities for fine art students.”

Angela Gillis, department coordinator of Social Sciences, states PRL-103, Intro to Law will be replaced with PRL-101, Students Career Orientation in Spring 2016. 

Gillis also says Sociology of Aging is going through an approval process. Also, there will be a name change for Human Services Career Orientation to Intro to Human Services in Fall 2016.

Sharon Blanchard, Department coordinator of Business and Information Technology, states new classes for Spring 2016 include: MDT-340, App Development, NET-323, Windows Network Management, CIS-353, Database Modules and Design Strategies, NET-238, CCNA Cisco 4 and BCA-152, Comprehensive Spreadsheets.

Blanchard says for Fall 2016, Kirkwood will offer MDT-240, Objective-C Development, CIS-335, Relation  Database and SQL, NET-599, Info and Storage Management, BCA-167, Comprehensive Database and CIS-274, E-Commerce Design.

Jennifer Cunningham, department coordinator of Arts and Humanities, said that in the spring of 2016, MUS-209, Topics of Western Music History, will be added and that it is furthermore a unique field aspect that involves looking at rare music collections, including special collections from the University of Iowa. 

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