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What Courses Will be Offered at JBA in 2019?

Session I  June 8 – June 29, 2019 Session II  July 6 – July 27, 2019 Advocacy, Argument, and Persuasion: Classical Rhetoric in Contemporary Times Biomusicology: The Study of Music from a Biological Perspective Can You Say That With Your Hands? An Introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Clay Castles and Medieval Mugs […]

What Class Should I Take?

All of the Academy’s classes are challenging, for they are designed to be the approximate equivalent of a semester-long university course offered during the regular academic year. Of course the classes have to be adapted to correspond to the three-week session (Truman semesters are fifteen weeks long), but faculty members still have high expectations for […]

Session I Course Descriptions

Advocacy, Argument, and Persuasion: Classical Rhetoric in Contemporary Times In a culture of 24-hour news, larger-than-life pundits and a blurring of the line between news and commentary, rhetoric and argumentation are a way of life in modern America. Argument now occurs in settings such as the halls of Congress, evening news talk shows, popular sports programming, […]

Session II Course Descriptions

An “Animated” Course An Animated Course is an introduction and exploration of traditional cell frame animation. Drawing and sketching skills are recommended. Fundamentals of cartooning, character development and storyboarding will be explored and experienced. Photographic and claymation animation techniques are also topics for this course. Students will use Macintosh computers utilizing Adobe Photoshop and Apple iMovie […]