Summer Bridge Academy
Contemporary Music (3 Credits)
Covers the development of contemporary music from its roots in early jazz to swing, bebop, rock, blues and country, rap, pop and music of the new millennium. Considers 20th Century music from a musical as well as a social, cultural, economic and political perspective in American and world society. Examines relationship of specific issues of race, gender, ethnicity and age as they relate to contemporary music.
Interpersonal Communications (3 Credits)
This course introduces students to effective communications in work settings. Topics include communicating in one-on-one conversations; participating in and leading meetings; creating email, phone, social media, and written communications; making presentations; and resolving conflicts. Students learn how to be active listeners, interpret body language, tailor communications to different audiences, and other skills.