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JCC at Chautauqua Institution

Take a course this summer at Chautauqua Institution for college credit through Jamestown Community College. Each course includes daily amphitheater lectures by renowned speakers.

Cost including instruction, parking, and morning gate pass is $171.75 per course for NYS residents with valid certificate of residence, and $270.75 per course for non-NY residents. Special audit waivers are not available for these courses. Weeklong housing is available in JCC's apartment style residence halls.

Courses

EDU 7002: The Art of Play | July 9-13
Explore the art of play through science, history, and culture. Chautauqua speakers include Jill Vialet, founder and CEO of Playworks; Steven Johnson, author of Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World; Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College; and Laraine Newman, original "Saturday Night Live" cast member.

CMM 7003: The Ethics of Dissent | July 23-27
Analyze historical and current forms of dissent, power, and democracy in American culture. Chautauqua speakers include Ralph Young, author of Dissent: the History of an American Idea; Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America; Shaun King, columnist and co-founder of Real Justice PAC; and Bari Weiss, staff editor and writer for The New York Times opinion section.

MUS 7004: Music and Global Understanding | August 6-10
Experience the ways in which music and the arts can create global cultural understanding. The Silk Road Ensemble will open the week’s lecture platform and will continue their residency with master classes and performances. The week will culminate with a lecture by renowned cellist and Silk Road Ensemble founder/artistic director Yo-Yo Ma.

More course information

EDU 7002: The Art of Play

Monday-Friday, July 9-13 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | CRN 3364, one credit

Instructor: Elizabeth Starks, coordinator of JCC’s early childhood education program

Students will explore the art of play. Play is critically important in the social and emotional development of a child, but is also important for adults. This course will take a multigenerational approach to play, exploring the free-spirited, free-form play of youth, the intellectual challenge of puzzles and games, and creative problem-solving exhibited in the board room. This course will examine the science behind the importance of play, the changing culture of play and gaming, and the innovative work aimed at improving personal and professional lives through play.

Chautauqua speakers

  • Jill Vialet, founder and CEO of Playworks
  • Steven Johnson, author of Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
  • Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College
  • Laraine Newman, original "Saturday Night Live" cast member
CMM 7003: The Ethics of Dissent

Monday-Friday, July 23-27 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. M/F, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. T/Th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. W | CRN 3365, one credit

Instructor: Simone Sellstrom, coordinator of JCC’s communication program

Students will analyze historical and current forms of dissent in American culture. We will examine the nature of dissent, its role within democracy, and our obligation as citizens to engage in cultural criticism through dissent. We will also consider the varying forms dissent takes, how it is responded to, and the rules by which society allows or prohibits it. This course will use case studies to frame the conversation around dissent, power, and our ability to re-shape conventional understandings of the American identity through rhetorical action. Students will examine varying forms of dissent, locate and analyze cultural examples of dissent, and engage in critical discussions related to dissent, power, and democracy.

Chautauqua speakers

  • Ralph Young, author of Dissent: the History of an American Idea
  • Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America
  • Shaun King, columnist and co-founder of Real Justice PAC
  • Bari Weiss, staff editor and writer for The New York Times opinion section
MUS 7004: Music and Global Understanding

Monday-Friday, August 6-10 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | CRN 3366, one credit

Instructor: Dr. Neil Flory, coordinator of JCC’s music program

Students will explore and experience the ways in which music and the arts can create global cultural understanding and ultimately transform the world. Con-cepts that the course will examine include the role of music in human identity, as a preserver of culture and a vehicle toward understanding one’s own cultur-al identity, and as a bridge to create human connections across diverse cultures and geographic distances, with a view toward a more peaceful and harmoni-ous future world.

Chautauqua speakers and performances

  • The Silk Road Ensemble and other guests of Chautauqua Institution
  • Yo-Yo Ma, renowned cellist and Silk Road Ensemble founder/artistic director
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