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Spring Term 2014 Courses

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FSL-0999: Field Study
(FSL-0999)



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FT-EXCH: Full-Time Exchange
(FT-EXCH)



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LS-0101: Elementary Spanish
(LS-0101)


This course is designed for students with no background in Spanish. This class is taught almost entirely in Spanish. Students are introduced to basic grammatical structures (including past, present, and future tenses) and by the end of the semester are able to communicate in verbal and written forms about personal information, daily activities, future plans, and past experiences. This class focuses on speaking and using Spanish. Attendance and classroom participation counting for sixty percent of the requirement for credit. Topics of study are based on assignments from the course textbook, Vistas, current and global events, and the students' experiences. This is an integrated language course.
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LS-0102: Elementary Spanish II
(LS-0102)


This course is the second semester of first-year Spanish and students enrolled in this course should have taken IA/LS 101 or an equivalent. This class and all subsequent IA/LS courses are taught entirely in Spanish. Students entering this level should be able to use the present, future (ir + a + infinitive), and preterit with some fluency and accuracy. Attention is given to building accuracy with grammatical structures introduced in IA/LS 101 and focusing on the differences between the preterit and imperfect tenses along with pronoun use. More sophisticated grammar is also introduced in this course. All four skill areas (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) are practiced through activities that are based on real-life situations, the course textbook, Vistas, and the students' experiences. This class focuses on speaking and using Spanish. This is an integrated language course.
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LS-0104: Beginning Yiddish II
(LS-0104)


Beginning Yiddish II: Spoken by the largest number of Jews for the longest period of time in the most countries all over the world of all Jewish languages, Yiddish is the key to understanding Eastern European Jewish life. This course is a continuation of Beginning Yiddish I, and it enables students to acquire further proficiency with Yiddish language and culture. Students will continue developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Yiddish, using textbook materials, original texts, audio-visual sources, and group work emphasizing student participation. Prerequisite: Beginning Yiddish I or instructor permission.
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LS-0110: Elementary Arabic II
(LS-0110)


The second semester of a year-long course that introduces the basics of Modern Standard Arabic, this course concentrates on all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will begin with chapter 6 of Al Kitaab and complete Chapter 13 in Al Kitaab Book I by the end of the academic year. Students will acquire vocabulary and usage for everyday interactions as well as skills that will allow them to read and analyze a range of texts. In addition to the traditional textbook exercises, students will write short essays and participate in role plays, debates, and conversations throughout the year. This is an integrated language course.
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LS-0112: Elementary Chinese II
(LS-0112)


Elementary Chinese I: This course will be taught by a visiting professor of Chinese from the Hampshire College China Exchange program and supervised by Professor Kay Johnson. It will cover the second semester of beginning Chinese. The course will follow the Integrated Chinese textbook series. The class will cover speaking, reading, and writing Chinese characters. Required books are: Integrated Chinese Textbook Level 1, Part 2; Integrated Chinese Workbook Level 1, Part 2; Integrated Chinese Character Workbook, Level 1, Part 2.
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LS-0124: American Sign Language II
(LS-0124)


This course furthers the development of receptive and expressive signing skills. The course introduces the more complex grammatical structure including signing space, body posture and facial expression. More information about the deaf community will be done through readings, videotapes/DVDs and events. Prerequisite: successful completion of American Sign Language, Level I or equivalent proficiency.
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LS-0201: Intermediate Spanish I
(LS-0201)


Intermediate Spanish I: This course is the first semester of second-year Spanish language. Students enrolled in this course should have taken IA 102 or its equivalent and be able to use the present, future, preterit, imperfect tenses and pronouns with some fluency and have a working knowledge of the present subjunctive. This course is designed to reinforce grammatical structures introduced in first-year Spanish through activities that practice all four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Attention is given to using command forms and the subjunctive. Attendance and classroom participation count for fifty percent of the requirement for credit. Classroom activities and topics are connected to the culture and literature of the Spanish-speaking world through the textbook, Enfoques, as well as students' own experiences. Emphasis is placed on accuracy in speaking and writing in Spanish. This is an integrated language course.
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LS-0202: Intermediate Spanish II
(LS-0202)


This course is the second semester of second-year Spanish. Students enrolled should have taken IA/LS 201 or the equivalent and be able to use the present, future, preterit, imperfect tenses, command forms and present subjunctive with some fluency. This course will solidify grammatical structures of Spanish through activities that practice all four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Attention will be given to more sophisticated use of the subjunctive and compound tenses. Authentic materials that focus on the culture and literature of the Spanish-speaking world will be used as well as the textbook, Imagina. As in IA/LS 201, focus will be placed on accuracy in speaking and writing in Spanish. This is an integrated language course.
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LS-0312: Third Year Chinese II
(LS-0312)


This course will be taught by a visiting professor of Chinese from the Hampshire College China Exchange program, D. Song and supervised by K. Johnson. Students entering this class will be expected to have completed Intermediate Chinese or the equivalent of an intensive college-level second year Chinese language course. The main text for the semester will be Reading Into A New China. Emphasis will be placed equally on speaking, reading, and writing.
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MUSC-PERF-H: Private Music Lessons
(MUSC-PERF)



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OPRA-0101: Beginning Shotokan Karate
(OPRA-0101)


Beginning Shotokan Karate: Shotokan Karate began as an unarmed form of self-defense for farmers native to the Ryukyu island chain off the southern coast of Japan, known as Okinawa. During the forceful annexation of Okinawa to the main island of Japan in the late 19th century, any individual with a working knowledge of hand-to-hand combat was considered a threat to the Japanese military incursions. Training and practice of karate had to be held in secret and at night. Students will explore and practice basics (kihon) of blocking, striking and kicking. Using balance, timing and coordination we will begin to thread these individual techniques into greater sequences of movements called kata (forms). Within each kata resides the origin of combat with respect to one or more opponents. Students will engage in paired exercises using isolated techniques from kata leading up to basic forms of sparring (kumite). Please come to class well hydrated and in clothing suitable for highly active movements. NO jeans, jewelry, hats, shoes or socks during class. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail. "There is no first strike in karate," - Principle #2, Master Gichin Funakoshi.
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OPRA-0102: Intermediate Shotokan Karate
(OPRA-0102)


Intermediate Shotokan Karate: In this course, the material learned in OPRA-0101 will be extended to include more combinations of techniques; greater freedom in sparring; and more complicated kata. This course may be repeated. Pre-requisite is completion of OPRA-0101 or JanTerm introductory equivalent when offered. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail. "The deeper truths of the martial arts are not tied to techniques, tricks or strategies for winning - they are tied to the strategies of your life", - John Teramoto, President Black Belt Council of S.K.A.
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OPRA-0103: Advanced Shotokan Karate
(OPRA-0103)


Advanced Shotokan Karate: We have a finite period of time to practice what we love in our lives - how will you spend that time before it is too late? This class is intended as an immediate follow-up to Intermediate Karate where students with three or more consecutive semesters of training are invited to come polish their favorite kata, work on torite (escaping techniques), or practice other applications of advanced movements. This course may be repeated. Pre-requisite is completion of OPRA-0102. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0105: Foundations in Yoga
(OPRA-0105)


Foundations in Yoga: Introduction to the practices of yoga. Meditation. Pranayama. Asana. Yoga Nidra. Relaxation. Five College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0106: Restorative Yoga
(OPRA-0106)


Restorative Yoga: Rest, relax and rejuvenate through yoga. All levels welcome! Five College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0107: Gentle Yoga Flow
(OPRA-0107)


Gentle Yoga Flow: Building on yoga fundamentals. All levels welcome. Five College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0108: Intermediate/Advanced Yoga
(OPRA-0108)


Intermediate/Advanced Yoga: Yoga flow with inversions, backbends and challenging asana practice. Yoga experience required. Five College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0109: Partner Yoga
(OPRA-0109)


Partner Yoga: Exploring yoga through partner work and play! Create a deeper yoga foundation and practice through learning assisted yoga poses, functional anatomy, partner meditations, asanas, inversions, savasanas, and Thai yoga partner practice. Come explore the art of relationship in motion. Five College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0110: Yoga Flow
(OPRA-0110)


Yoga Flow: Building on yoga fundamentals. All levels Welcome! Five College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0113: Continuing T'ai Chi
(OPRA-0113)


Aikido: Aikido is essentially a modern manifestation of traditional Japanese martial arts (Budo), derived from a synthesis of body, sword, and staff arts. Its primary emphasis is defensive, utilizing techniques of neutralization through leverage, timing, balance, and joint control. There is no emphasis on strikes or kicks as one is trained to blend and evade rather than conflict. Beginners will practice ukemi (falling), body movement, conditioning, and several basic techniques. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0115: Beginning Kyudo, Japanese Zen Archery
(OPRA-0115)


Beginning Kyudo, Japanese Zen Archery: Archery was once considered the most elite of all samurai fighting arts. To be an archer meant you were beholden to defending your lord's stronghold from far away threats. After the period of great civil war ended in Japan by 1600 A.D., the samurai class were left with very few ways to keep their skills honed on the battlefield. The need to repurpose their fighting arts turned them away from the emphasis of destruction and closer towards self-refinement. Students will encounter a standing form of Zen meditation or Ritsuzen, in the manner of learning The Way of the Japanese bow. At the beginning level, students will concentrate on learning the first step-by-step form called The Seven Coordinations, or Shichido. This precise form represents the basic method of firing one arrow. Students will begin by becoming acquainted with the equipment through simulated shooting and subsequently live shooting from a short distance. The target, which is only seven feet away, serves the archer as a mirror, reflecting the status of his mind and spirit. Class will meet in the South Lounge, 2nd floor of the Robert Crown Center. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0116: Intermediate Kyudo, Japanese Zen Archery
(OPRA-0116)


Intermediate Kyudo: Students will revisit and review equipment handling, maintenance and the practice of Shichido. Introduced at the intermediate level is a two-arrow form called Hitote. Both will be practiced at short range and then gradually at a more distant target. Students will learn the difference of equipment necessary for long-range shooting and how to synchronize with other archers in practice. In order to harmonize with others, relinquishment of the ego becomes apparent. Being too fast or too slow during the process of the form is an indication of unwanted individuality. At longer distances, do not become preoccupied with aiming at the target but rather aligning to it. Do not allow the desire of hitting the target to steal your head or your heart. Prerequisite: OPRA 0115. Class will meet in the South Lounge, 2nd floor of the Robert Crown Center. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0117: Iaido, The Art of the Japanese Sword
(OPRA-0117)


Iaido, The Art of the Japanese Sword: Debated to be the most superbly engineered sword in the world, the Japanese katana has deep roots in far Eastern culture. Popularly recognized as the icon of samurai warriors and their weapon of choice, Iaido takes the art of swordsmanship away from the practice of destroying an opponent and closer towards the act of collecting and improving one's self. As exciting and glamourous as it is to draw and cut with a sword, can it be cared for and re-sheathed with the same level of skill? As a form-based martial art, Iaido fundamentally consists four primary coordinations: 1.Nukitsuke, drawing cut; 2.Kiritsuke. finishing cut; 3. Chiburi, cleansing the blade; and 4. Noto, returning the sword to the scabbard. Students will begin by studying these basics and then practicing the prescribed order of kata (forms) to see how the function of them vary from one situation to another. These kata are solo in nature and will not involve paired exercises. Instructor permission required for the availability of equipment and uniforms as they will be provided ONLY for those registered. Instructor permission is granted by the presence of the student at the first few meetings within the add/drop period. Requests or advanced notices via email or otherwise will not be honored. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0118: T'ai Chi
(OPRA-0118)


Rape Aggression Defense: Basic Physical Defense for Women: The Rape Aggression Defense system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The system is a comprehensive course for women that begins with risk awareness, prevention, reduction, and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. It is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. The RAD system of realistic defense provides women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. Safety and survival in today's world require a definite course in action. Women will learn effective options for taking an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being. All physical abilities are welcome and no previous experience is necessary but consistent attendance or making up classes is necessary. Formal classes will meet on Fridays at 1:30-4 PM between February 7th - 28th. Brush-up sessions will provided as requested both during the duration of the course and after. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0121: T'ai Chi
(OPRA-0121)


T'ai Chi is an enjoyable exercise which gives a feeling of exquisite mental calm and emotional ease. T'ai Chi does not strain your joints or ligaments, but actually heals them and teaches your body to move with perfect efficiency. T'ai Chi will not strain your heart or circulatory system, but is a gentle and effective tonic to your heart. T'ai Chi is especially beneficial to the functions of your internal organs and builds up your body from the inside out. T'ai Chi has it's origin as a valid martial discipline. Our emphasis will be the contrasts and similarities of the health art and martial art. This 2 hour class is open to beginner and experienced students. During the first few classes students will be sorted into appropriate practice groups depending on experience and ability. More advanced practices and intermediate form work will happen during the second hour of the class. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.


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OPRA-0123: Begin Whitewater Kayaking (X)
(OPRA-0123)


Beginning Whitewater Kayaking, Section 1: This course is for students who want to learn how to whitewater kayak. No Previous experience is required, though participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. Topics covered will include: a variety of strokes, basic self-rescue and safety knowledge, eddy turns, ferrying, 'river reading' and rolling the boat. This course is the same as OPRA 0124. The class will meet Wednesdays in the pool 1:00 to 2:20 pm from January 22nd to March 12th. After spring break the class will also go outside on Fridays 12:30 to 6:00 pm from March 28th until May 2nd. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0124: Beginning WW Kayaking (Y)
(OPRA-0124)


Beginning Whitewater Kayaking, Section 2: This course is for students who want to learn how to whitewater kayak. No Previous experience is required, though participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. Topics covered will include: a variety of strokes, basic self-rescue and safety knowledge, eddy turns, ferrying, 'river reading' and rolling the boat. This course is the same as OPRA 0123. The class will meet Wednesdays in the pool 6:00pm to 7:30pm from January 22 to March 12. After spring break the class will also go outside on Fridays 12:30 to 6:00 pm from March 28 until May 2. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0126: Beyond Beginning WW Kayaking
(OPRA-0126)



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OPRA-0132: OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SAMPLER
(OPRA-0132)


Outdoor Adventure Sampler: This course is an opportunity to experience the many activities that make up outdoor adventure. Students will be introduced to natural areas in the local region. In the winter, activities may include snowshoeing and cross country skiing. As spring arrives, students will canoe, sea kayak, hike, and climb. This course is an opportunity to get out each week and learn new outdoor adventure skills. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0141: Beginning Swimming
(OPRA-0141)


Beginning Swimming: If you have the desire to learn to swim, here is the perfect opportunity! This class will focus on helping the adult swimmer better understand and adapt to the water environment. Students will work on keeping the "fun in fundamentals" as they learn floats, glides, propulsive movements, breath control, and personal safety techniques. Swimming strokes will include: breast, freestyle and elementary backstroke. Adults with little to no experience will find this to be an excellent introduction. Glenna Alderson is an American Red Cross certified instructor. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0143: Advanced Lifesaving
(OPRA-0143)


Winter Skills: This beginner course will introduce you to different types of winter activities you can do in western Massachusetts including everything from down hill and cross country skiing, to snow shoeing and camping. Students will learn how to choose the right gear for staying comfortable in the winter. Other topics include camping in the winter, dressing and layering for the cold, and how to stay warm all day and night. This class includes one overnight wilderness experience and ends at spring break. Five college students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0144: Aerobic Fitness
(OPRA-0144)


Thru Hiking: Have you ever dreamed of hiking the Appalachi
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OPRA-0145: Lifeguard Training
(OPRA-0145)


Lifeguard Training: This course will prepare and qualify students to become Red Cross certified lifeguards. Bearers of this card are eligible to obtain work at pools nationwide. To complete this course, students must practice and be tested on water entries and carries, swimming rescues, stroke work, and spinal management. First Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR/AED will be included in the class format. Materials fee:Hampshire students $100.00. Five-College students $150. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0148: Equipment Design/Construction
(OPRA-0148)


Students will participate in various outdoor activities and learn about Wilderness Ethics, Outdoor Ethics, and local land issues. Students will learn techniques for disseminating low impact skills for backpacking, rock climbing, and canoeing and more. Successful graduates of this course will gain the skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to clients, friends and family. This class includes two days where students will spend time putting their skills into practice in the wilderness. Completion of this course, will allow participants to teach Leave No Trace Awareness Classes. 5- College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0151: Top Rope Climbing (A)
(OPRA-0151)


Top Rope Climbing: This class begins after Spring Break and meets on Thursdays from 3/27 to 5/1. It is for students with little or no climbing experience. Students will learn basic safety techniques, rope work, knots, and climbing techniques. Enjoy the opportunity to exercise your body and mind using the indoor climbing wall and local climbing areas. This class is the same as OPRA 152. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0152: Top Rope Climbing (B)
(OPRA-0152)


Top Rope Climbing, Section 2: This class begins after Spring Break and meets on Wednesdays. It is for students with little or no climbing experience. Students will learn basic safety techniques, rope work, knots, and climbing techniques. Enjoy the opportunity to exercise your body and mind using the indoor climbing wall and local climbing areas. Completion of this course, will equip participants with the skills necessary to successfully top rope climb. This class is the same as OPRA 151. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0156: Lead Top Rope Climbing
(OPRA-0156)


Lead Rock Climbing: This class begins after Spring Break. Students should be experienced top rope climbers and competent belayers. We will cover rope management, anchors, belaying the leader and self-rescue. We will actuate this information outdoors. The goal of this course is to prepare climbers to be competent seconds for multipitch climbs and to provide instruction in lead climbing. Class will meet on Tuesdays 12:30-6:00pm from 3/25 until 4/29. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0157: Badminton
(OPRA-0157)


Ice Climbing: New England with its cold, wet winters can be a wonderful place to climb frozen water! Students will meet once a week and travel to local cliffs to practice winter climbing skills. Primary focus will be on steep ice and mixed climbing, and the use of tools and techniques for winter travel in the mountains. Class meets on Tuesdays 12:30pm - 6:00pm until Spring Break, 1/28-3/11. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0158: Beginning Mountain Biking
(OPRA-0158)


The Holyoke range trails adjacent to Hampshire College are some of the most popular hiking and biking trails in western Massachusetts. Mountain biking differs from road biking in that all riding will take place on dirt trails in the woods and fields around Hampshire. This class is designed for the beginning level rider. Students may borrow mountain bikes and helmets from the Outdoor Program equipment room with a valid ID. Emphasis will be placed on safety, fun, fitness, trail identification and navigating obstacles. Students in this class should be prepared to spend 2-3 hours outdoors and be in good physical condition. Participants should wear sturdy tennis shoes or bike shoes (no sandals). 5-College students will be graded pass/fail. *Note: If weather conditions aren't favorable, hiking may be substituted for classes where mountain biking is not possible.
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OPRA-0160: What Is Wilderness ?
(OPRA-0160)



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OPRA-0161: Bicycle Maintenance
(OPRA-0161)


Bicycle Maintenance: While the weather is still too bad to ride, why not put a few hours a week into fixing up and fine tuning your bicycle? Each week students will focus on an area of the bike and learn what is required to clean and maintain that part. At the end of each class, students will have done the maintenance and be able to depart with their bike intact. At the end of this seven week class, students will have rebuilt their bike and be ready for spring weather. Class meets Wednesdays from 3:30pm - 6:00pm from 1/22 to 3/12. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0163: Cross Country Skiing
(OPRA-0163)


With the Holyoke range trails adjacent to campus, and with many local touring centers in western Massachusetts, Cross Country skiing is the perfect sport for New England winters! This short course will focus on recreational touring on cross country skis, winter preparedness and safety in the 'backcountry'. *Snow conditions permitting, we will use trails in the Holyoke range. Some classes may need to utilize local touring centers, where there may be a small trail fee. All equipment and clothing can be borrowed from the Outdoor Program with a valid ID. Participants should be in good physical condition. *In the event of poor snow conditions, snowshoes and or hiking may be used as a substitute activity.
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OPRA-0164: Not Available
(OPRA-0164)


Beginning Spinning: Spinning is a group cycling class that guides participants through workout phases using music, warm-up, steady up-tempo cadences, sprints, climbs, and cool downs. You control resistance on your bike to make the pedaling easy or difficult as you choose. Constant adjustment is normal. This group cycling class is designed for all fitness levels and involves various cycling drills that offer an exhilarating cardiovascular workout. The class also teaches you proper form and interval training. Staff and faculty are welcome! Bring workout clothes, towel, and water bottle. Class runs to spring break. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0165: Softball
(OPRA-0165)


Intermediate Spinning: Spinning is a group cycling class that guides participants through workout phases using music, warm-up, steady up-tempo cadences, sprints, climbs, and cool downs. You control resistance on your bike to make the pedaling easy or difficult as you choose. Constant adjustment is normal. This group cycling class is designed for those who are physically fit and involves various cycling drills that offer an exhilarating cardiovascular workout. The class also teaches you proper form and interval training. Staff and faculty are welcome! Bring workout clothes, towel, and water bottle. The class will begin after spring break and is open to students who have completed OPRA 164. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0170: Maximum Interval Training, Section 1
(OPRA-0170)


If you thought getting a great workout could only be exclusively done at a gym or running on a treadmill, you might be surprised just how much you can do with in a space now bigger than your dorm lounge with a towel and water bottle at your side. Maximum Interval Training is an exercise system that uses your own body as the equipment. The object is not to confuse your muscles or to gain an edge in competition but to arrive at and strengthen your own natural physical abilities. The four main categories of exercise will revolve around 1) explosive bursts of movements called plyometrics, 2) core strengthening, 3) cardio, and of course 4) muscle cool-downs through stretching. Students will be invited to document their progress in a personal log intended to record the specific number of repetitions of a certain exercise in a prescribed period of time. Beating personal records can be fun to try by pushing yourself to your limit and then seeing if you have more. The positive effects of Maximum Interval Training are best achieved through consistency and commitment. Bring your towel, have your water bottle handy and expect to get sweaty. The first meeting will be a verbal orientation to the program providing suggestions and guidelines for the class. Those with respiratory difficulties are discouraged from directly participating but are welcomed to observe and learn each exercise in a manor that will not agitate any preexisting medical conditions. Will meet in the Robert Crown Center Gym. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0171: Maximum Interval Training, Section 2
(OPRA-0171)


If you thought getting a great workout could only be exclusively done at a gym or running on a treadmill, you might be surprised just how much you can do with in a space now bigger than your dorm lounge with a towel and water bottle at your side. Maximum Interval Training is an exercise system that uses your own body as the equipment. The object is not to confuse your muscles or to gain an edge in competition but to arrive at and strengthen your own natural physical abilities. The four main categories of exercise will revolve around 1) explosive bursts of movements called plyometrics, 2) core strengthening, 3) cardio, and of course 4) muscle cool-downs through stretching. Students will be invited to document their progress in a personal log intended to record the specific number of repetitions of a certain exercise in a prescribed period of time. Beating personal records can be fun to try by pushing yourself to your limit and then seeing if you have more. The positive effects of Maximum Interval Training are best achieved through consistency and commitment. Bring your towel, have your water bottle handy and expect to get sweaty. The first meeting will be a verbal orientation to the program providing suggestions and guidelines for the class. Those with respiratory difficulties are discouraged from directly participating but are welcomed to observe and learn each exercise in a manor that will not agitate any preexisting medical conditions. Will meet in the Robert Crown Center Gym. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0173: Strength & Conditioning
(OPRA-0173)


Strength and Conditioning: This class will utilize various techniques to improve one's strength and conditioning without the use of weights. All experience levels are welcome. The class is especially good for those interested in improving strength for sports. Five college students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0174: Basic Weight Training, Section 1
(OPRA-0174)


Basic Weight Training: This course will give students background knowledge and first-hand experience in stretching, weight lifting, and aerobic conditioning. Students will learn the basics of flexibility training, using heart rate to guide aerobic conditioning, and assist in designing an individualized weight training program. Each class session will include stretching, running/walking, and weight lifting. People who have never been involved in a fitness program are especially welcome. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0175: Basic Weight Training, Section 2
(OPRA-0175)


Basic Weight Training: This course will give students background knowledge and first-hand experience in stretching, weight lifting, and aerobic conditioning. Students will learn the basics of flexibility training, using heart rate to guide aerobic conditioning, and assist in designing an individualized weight training program. Each class session will include stretching, running/walking, and weight lifting. People who have never been involved in a fitness program are especially welcome. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0181: Fundamentals of Basketball
(OPRA-0181)


Fundamentals of Basketball: If you like basketball but have little or no experience, then this is the class for you. Students will work on the basic skills of basketball, such as dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and defense. Students will also spend time focusing on the rules of the game and playing. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0185: Fundamentals of Tennis
(OPRA-0185)


Fundamentals of Tennis: This class covers basic tennis techniques. Our focus will be on developing smooth confident strokes. Students will also spend time learning the rules of the game and playing. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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OPRA-0218: Outdoor Leadership
(OPRA-0218)


Outdoor Leadership: This course addresses outdoor leadership from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Readings and discussions will focus on such topics as leadership theory, safety and risk management, legal responsibilities, group development theory, gender and social justice issues, and the educational use of the wilderness. Pratical lab sessions will cover such topics as safety guidelines and emergency procedures, trip planning, navigation, nutrition, minimum impact camping, equipment repair, and the instruction of specific wilderness activities. Two weekend outdoor trips and teaching opportunities provide experiential learning in the class. The course is designed for students who desire to teach in the outdoors. Leadership experience is helpful and previous outdoor experience is required. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Course
(TESOL-)


The Hampshire TESOL Certificate course provides an introduction to methods of teaching English as a second/foreign language that can be used to design lessons appropriate for various student ages, English abilities, and backgrounds. The course presents a comprehensive overview of the history and development of methods for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) along with a critical examination of the underlying principles of these various methodologies. Included is an examination of the theory and practice of teaching the four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) along with grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Attention will focus on how various approaches and techniques can be realized in practice, in a range of contexts or educational settings, and for a variety of different learners. Throughout the course, we will be looking at examples of different teaching methods in classrooms, both on video and in your live observations of your peers. In addition, participants in the class will demonstrate the use of specific methods, which will be analyzed and discussed.


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Turkish
(turk-)


This site on Moodle is created to provide learners of Turkish as a part of the Five College Mentored Language Program with a virtual environment where they can share ideas, and any kind of resources to enrich their cultural learning experience. 


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