This year we give the students a chance to take elective courses. These classes, which draw on the strengths of our teachers, are short introductions to interesting areas of academic study. Electives are not chosen at the time of registration; they are chosen on the first day of CSS. On each opening Sunday, the teaching staff will outline and describe the electives they will be teaching.

Students will choose their elective the first night of camp (for both day and overnight students), which allows for gthe possibility that students can choose an elective with a new friend. Roommates who are in separate majors may opt to choose the same electives.

2014 Electives:

Acting Workshop
Architecture and Design: Victorian Hackettstown
College Essay Writing
Conspiracy Theories
Current Events: Get up to Speed
Digital Photography and Editing
Equestrian Center: Large Animal Anatomy and Care
Equestrian Center: Up Close and Personal
Hackettstown Livestock Auction
Improv Comedy Workshop
Internet Privacy and Safety
Mock Trial
Public Speaking

We incorporate the college’s energy and expertise into the electives while giving students an opportunity to live and study in a real college environment. Join us for the summer of a lifetime and a college experience you will never forget.

Approved electives include:

(1) How to be a TV News Anchor!  (led by Matt Mendres, College faculty member and TV Production Teacher)

This elective is a primer on the mechanics of sitting behind a news desk, looking into the camera and delivering the news. The students will learn how to review news copy, how to mic themselves, how to sound check, how to read from a teleprompter, how to “connect” with the viewer, how to transition between stories, how to toss to other talent, how to throw to a break, and how to keep cool when everything falls apart.  Study the moves of famous anchors as they lead viewers through the biggest events of their day to study what to do… and watch other anchors’ epic fails on camera to study what NOT to do!

(2) Zumba/Dance Fitness  (led by Tara Andreas, CSS faculty member from the Writer’s Workshop)

This Zumba exercise class will blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a fun total-body workout. You can expect to dance to hip hop, Latin, swing, and other international music. Whether you love to dance, or you’re interested in trying Zumba for the first time, this is a great elective choice for you!
The electives listed here are being contemplated for summer 2014, and the final list offered to students may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

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