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Winter 2021/2022 Course Offerings

This is a tentative list of course offerings for the Winter semester at Vandermore University, set to begin January 3rd, 2022. Class Registration will open December 6th, 2021.
Last Updated: 11/16/21


Mondays


10:00am-11:00am SLT – Psychology 101
Taught by Chase Littlepaws (Biscuitplush Resident)

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY – An survey of the broad field of psychology with a focus on principles that students can utilize to better their lives and relationships. Topics of note include learning, memory, motivation, and stress.

4:00pm-5:00pm SLT – Roleplay 101
Taught by Epiphany Serendipity

ROLEPLAYING IN SECOND LIFE – This course will help with the basics of roleplay and becoming a good roleplayer within Second Life.  Whether you need to be taught from the beginning, including how to use ‘/me’ or if you’re a seasoned roleplayer just looking for tips you might not know, Roleplay 101 seeks to help anyone and everyone feel more comfortable in joining in various roleplays around Fox Hollow’s Community.

6:00pm-7:00pm SLT – Photoshop 101
Taught by Alice R Black-Fear (Creepypastel Cloud)

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Tuesdays


3:00pm-4:00pm SLT – Dance 101
Taught by Imogen Atheria

DANCING IN SECOND LIFE – Have you ever wanted to choreograph a dance for your partner, for some friends, or professionally?  This course will cover the basics of dance choreography in Second Life including choosing and downloading music, where to find animations, how to put them together, and using props.  (This course does not include mandatory purchases, but will have optional recommendations if you plan to pursue dance more seriously after the course is complete.)

5:00pm-6:00pm SLT – World History
Taught by Nicholas Bennett (Nicholas Rowley)

INTRO TO WORLD HISTORY – In this class, we will discuss 11 different cultures, ranging from the Ancient Mayans, to Germany amidst WW2. From the time of Celtic kings and queens, to the Presidents of the modern United States. Come and find yourself lost in the wonderment of what was, what is, and what could also be!

6:00pm-7:00pm SLT – College Algebra
Taught by Charm Amore

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Wednesdays


10:00am-11:00am SLT – Conflict Resolution
Taught by Chase Littlepaws (Biscuitplush Resident)

CONFLICT RESOLUTION – An examination of the skills and principles necessary to negotiate, resolve disagreements, and persuade others without manipulation. The skills this course teaches relate to conflicts in families, romantic relationships, and in the workplace.

5:00pm-6:00pm SLT – True Crime Investigation
Taught by Astrid Valentine Grey (Constellazione Resident)

TRUE CRIME: INVESTIGATION: This course explores, through various real life cases, a variety of crimes committed by famous -and not- criminals throughout history. It’s a highly interactive course that will require some week-to-week reading, but upon completion you’ll be able to have different viewpoints on some of the most shocking and thrilling criminal cases of all times. We will be in the classroom, as well as outside of it, with some real life crime scenes and for the students who love a hands-on approach.

6:00pm-7:00pm SLT – Photoshop 101
Taught by Alice R Black-Fear (Creepypastel Cloud)

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Thursdays


10:00am-11:00am SLT – Dance 101
Taught by Imogen Atheria

DANCING IN SECOND LIFE – Have you ever wanted to choreograph a dance for your partner, for some friends, or professionally?  This course will cover the basics of dance choreography in Second Life including choosing and downloading music, where to find animations, how to put them together, and using props.  (This course does not include mandatory purchases, but will have optional recommendations if you plan to pursue dance more seriously after the course is complete.)

12:00noon-1:00pm SLT (every other week) – Riding Team Practice
Coached by Jessie Skodlow

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1:00pm-2:00pm SLT – True Crime Investigation
Taught by Astrid Valentine Grey (Constellazione Resident)

TRUE CRIME: INVESTIGATION: This course explores, through various real life cases, a variety of crimes committed by famous -and not- criminals throughout history. It’s a highly interactive course that will require some week-to-week reading, but upon completion you’ll be able to have different viewpoints on some of the most shocking and thrilling criminal cases of all times. We will be in the classroom, as well as outside of it, with some real life crime scenes and for the students who love a hands-on approach.

5:00pm-6:00pm SLT – World History
Taught by Nicholas Bennett (Nicholas Rowley)

INTRO TO WORLD HISTORY – In this class, we will discuss 11 different cultures, ranging from the Ancient Mayans, to Germany amidst WW2. From the time of Celtic kings and queens, to the Presidents of the modern United States. Come and find yourself lost in the wonderment of what was, what is, and what could also be!

6:00pm-7:00pm SLT – American/English Literature
Taught by Charm Amore

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Fridays


12:00noon-1:00pm SLT – Equine Science
Taught by Jessie Skodlow

EQUINE SCIENCE – Course work in Equine Science curriculum focuses on the physiological and behavioral science aspects of the horse and related industry professions. Our equine program will lead you in an exploration of every aspect of the equine industry, from nutrition, anatomy and physiology to the practical management practices for keeping a safe barn or stable.

2:00pm-3:00pm SLT – Mesh 101
Taught by Isabeau Baragula

MESH 101 : Ever wondered what all those weird buttons do in Blender?
Join us and learn all the hidden secrets to transform a basic box into a beautiful vase with flowers.
Patience is needed but after all those efforts you will be able to do your own model, create the map to texture it, and import it in Second Life.
We will work on the latest version of Blender which is a free modeling software.


Saturdays


11:00am-12noon SLT – Intro to SL Fashion Design
Taught by Beckka Fredericks

INTRO TO SL FASHION DESIGN – The main purpose of this class is to learn how to use Premade Mesh Templates available for sale in Secondlife to make your own clothing. We will cover a range of topics from Copyright & DMCAs to texturing using Photoshop (You are responsible for having a copy or photoshop or finding an alternative editing program to use) to what to look for in purchasing templates and what to do with a template once you purchased it. Think of Templates as a stepping stone & learning the fundamentals of content creation in the path towards more advanced clothing design including making your own mesh.  Highly recommended to take a graphic editing class on either photoshop or gimp with this class or knowledge of either program.

12noon-1:00pm SLT – SL Policing
Taught by Sheriff Damon Adler (Bullet Hexem)

SECOND LIFE POLICING – This is a certification course that teaches everything when it comes to roleplaying as a law enforcement officer in Second Life. From basic law and ethics, to report writing, weapons training, and defensive driving, you’ll receive a certification at the end of this course upon completion. This features education, scenarios, videos, and open discussion. If you’re interested in roleplaying as a Second Life Police Officer, or just want a fun class, this course is for you.

1:00pm-2:00pm SLT – SL Law 101
Taught by Isabeau Baragula

SECOND LIFE LAW 101: If you are interested in becoming a Lawyer, or a District Attorney, even a Judge, we will study each role and how they all work together to form the court of Justice of Fox Hollow. This course will explain how to roleplay for those jobs, a summary on North Carolina Laws and how they can be used in different scenarios.