2011 Class List

ZSAT 001 - 31: Satori Camper - Resident - CRN 22388
Staying on campus for entire week.

ZSAT 002 - 32: Satori Camper - Non-Resident - CRN 22389
Going home every night.


Classes 2011

8:10 - 10 a.m.

ZSAT 011 - 30: Listen with your Eyes - CRN 22387
Symbols, icons, typography, fashion, and design - things we look at but rarely take time to stop and think about. The nature of visual communication is quick. We make instant judgments about the clothes someone is wearing or which bugs can sting us based on looks alone. Our environment is full of non-verbal communication. This course will begin to explore the visual world and how we perceive it. We will explore visual cues in the natural and man-made world, and begin to understand our own visual literacy and learn how to manipulate the visual world.

ZSAT 011 - 31: Infectious and Emerging Diseases - CRN 22390
The immune system of humans and other animals and its role in preventing and controlling disease will be described. Many important questions will be explored, such as: What are the consequences when this important system is compromised due to faulty inheritance or disease? What role does the immune system play in the rejection of transplanted tissue or organs? How does a disease develop? Other topics of discussion enable us to regulate the immune system and treat a number of different types of diseased, as well as current diagnostic procedures to evaluate the immune system for function and activity.

ZSAT 011 - 32: Art As A Door To Understanding Reality - CRN 22391
Explore historical realities through the visual arts. Day 1-  "Why Art?" & "How the Ancient Greeks Changed Our Way of Seeing.", Day 2 - "The Middle Ages- From Darkness to Mystical Light.", Day 3- "The Renaissance: Resurrection of the Classical.  ", Day 4- "Photography & Film: The Impressionist Response.", Day 5- "The Age of Extremes & 'Shock of the New.'" Please be prepared to be intrigued.

ZSAT 011 - 33: Picture This! - CRN 22392
Digital photography offers a variety of imagery opportunities that are built on the traditions of photography. In addition to stand-alone cameras, cameras are being found in many devices. With this in mind, it is important to know how to maintain the quality of the images by having an understanding and control of the digital process and its possibilities. In this class, students will be able to learn art concepts through the elements of art and principles of design, improve and develop digital photography skills, compose and produce well-crafted digital images, demonstrate a basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, and create projects that yield individual creativity and personal interpretation in a final portfolio.
There is a $15 lab fee associated with this course which must be paid at the time tuition is due. All students must bring their own digital camera - cell phones do NOT count.

ZSAT 011 - 34: Old-Style Journalism in a New Media World - CRN 22393 
The media world has changed more than anyone could possibly imagine in the last 10 years. Gone are the days of ticking wire transmissions and typewriters. Facebook starts revolutions. Reporters are on Twitter. Videos go viral on YouTube. We will take a look at how news is generated and why you should care how you get it. In this class, we will also visit with some of the exciting careers a changing media world is offering.

ZSAT 011 - 35: Unknown Rights are Useless: Do You Know Yours? - CRN 22394
Every TV show shows some person being arrested stating "I know my rights." Often on the news or on Facebook, people will rant about how they have various rights - but how often do they actually know their rights? How useful are these rights that we may or may not know about? In this class we will explore where your rights come from and what they are. We will look at such questions as: Who has to respect your rights? Do your rights stem from the US Constitution or elsewhere? Do you have rights if you travel to a foreign country? Come prepared to learn what your actual rights are.

ZSAT 011 - 36: Catch a Brain Wave - CRN 22395
This class will be held in a psychophysiology laboratory that can be used to measure GSR (sweat gland activity in the palms), heart rate, vasodilatation and constriction of peripheral blood vessels (using a photo electric cell placed on a finger), brain waves, eye movements, and facial muscle activity during emotional responses. Students will be "hooked up" to the equipment and we will look at your own physiological activity.  We will also study lie detection (GSR), attraction (pupilar response), dreaming (rapid eye movement), stress (heart rate and vasomotor activity), and hypnosis (brain waves).

ZSAT 011 - 37: Awaken your Inner Geek with Variables, Loops and Arrays - CRN 22396
In this introduction to programming class you'll learn about the history of computers and the fundamentals of computer programming.  You'll get hands-on experience writing code in the C# programming language while building something fun.

ZSAT 011 - 38: The Satori Film Challenge - CRN 22397
In this brand new class, campers will learn to express their ideas through film by tackling unique challenges daily. They will be divided into teams and work to push their creativity to new levels through writing, cinematography, and special effects. The campers will also have to complete their work under a deadline, as every day's videos get uploaded onto the camp's website, making this truly the greatest Satori challenge ever!

Midday Session
10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

ZSAT 011 - 39: The Philosophy and Culture of Satori - CRN 22398
Satori, by the Zen Buddhist definition, is a state of sudden spiritual enlightenment. In this class we will explore not only the meaning of Satori, but the culture that surrounds it. We will study both the Japanese language and the writings of the Japanese. Students in this class will even get to use Japanese calligraphy and make their own Kanji. Prepare to be enlightened!

ZSAT 011 - 40: Acting Like a Star - CRN 22399
Although none of us is likely to make $20 million on our next job, acting is a fabulous creative outlet and exercises myriad skill sets. Using improvisation, clown and text analysis, we will learn how to step into the lives of other characters for the stage or screen. At the end of the class, we will get to perform scenes (for our classmates) drawn from the canon of Western Dynamic literature, including Hamlet, Death of a Salesman, and the 1986 film "Ferris Beuller's Day Off."

ZSAT 011 - 41: Preserving Food CRN - 22400
Learn techniques for preserving food, from pickling to drying to cold storage. We will study the traditions and seasonality of food and learn different ways of harvesting, storing, and consuming nutrients throughout the year. Participate in hands-on preserving activities to get a taste of several techniques. This is the only Satori class that actually feeds you!

ZSAT 011 - 42: Karate - CRN 22403
Ichi! Ni! San! Shi! Students will learn basic karate techniques and judo throws taught in the authentic martial arts atmosphere. The concepts of dignity and respect will be emphasized along with a strengthening of the spirit, which allows the student to push back the limits of their physical prowess. This course is taught by a black-belt in Karate. You will learn the discipline and grace of the art of Karate! Ha-ya!

ZSAT 011 - 43: The Satori Harold - CRN 22404
In Print and Video, spread the news! How would you like to be involved in one of Satori's most important lifelines? The eyes and ears of camp, otherwise known as this class, will be responsible for documenting events, highlights and thoughts throughout the week both on paper and on film! Be a part of creating the stories and producing video footage that will ultimately capture how Satori 2011 will be remembered.
Course restrictions: Must be a returning Satori camper; high school students only.

ZSAT 011 - 44:  The Great Recession - CRN 22405
Learn about the most significant on-going crisis since the 1930's Depression. Investigate the role of globalism, free market ideology, the history of "corporate welfare," income inequities, credit and debt, the housing mortgage crisis, "systemic risk" vs. "moral hazard," "jobless recovery," TARP, stock market indicators, currency/oil futures, and the emergence of the New Plutocracy. View the 2011 Oscar-winning documentary "Inside Job." A crash course for all aspiring capitalists and revolutionaries!

ZSAT 011 - 45: Charcoal: Not Just for the Barbeque - CRN 22406
Calling all artists: This is the class for you! In this class, we will be drawing every which way we can! We will use many different mediums: from charcoal to oil pastels to chalk pastels. The class will use the techniques from many periods in art history and will leave the class with beautiful artwork to take home! We will also learn about values and draw everything from basic forms like three-dimensional cubes to still life. Even if the only thing you've ever drawn is a stick figure, this class is for you!
There is a $5 lab fee associated with this course which must be paid at the time tuition is due.

ZSAT 011 - 46: Negotiate Like a Pro - CRN 22407
From international treaties to figuring out what's for dinner, life is easier when you can convince others to your way of thinking. This course teaches the fundamentals of negotiation using a multi-disciplinary approach. Topics covered include game theory, lie detection, non-verbal communication, negotiation strategy and networking. However, everything on the syllabus is up for negotiation - as long as you can convince the rest of the class...

ZSAT 011 - 47: Ethical Issues Facing Society - CRN 22408
Should human cloning be allowed? Where should nuclear waste be stored? Should parents be able to choose the sex of their baby? Does the need for food and the farmland on which it grows outweigh the need to protect endangered species living in the streams which irrigate these crops? Decisions have to be made as technological and societal advancements lead us down roads no one has traveled before. Having an informed, open-minded populace is key to ensuring that our society makes the best decisions as we tread into these new areas. Be prepared to discuss very controversial topics in a safe, open atmosphere, and have your current paradigms regarding medical and environmental ethics challenged.

Afternoon Session
1:10 - 3 p.m.

ZSAT 011 - 48: Yphargopyt Citenik (Kinetic Typography) - CRN 22409
Just when you thought TYPOGRAPHY couldn't get any cooler, along comes Kinetic Typography. In this class you will develop your graphic design and typography skills while working in a 3D video environment. Using Apple's Final Cut Pro and Motion software, you will create moving typography and other digital art to illustrate sounds bites from your favorite movies or songs. I guarantee your initial 3D frustration will be overcome with joy and more likely laughter. !ssalc uoy ni eeS.

ZSAT 011 - 49: It's all in your Head: Mental Illness from Molecules to Mood - CRN 22410
Problems such as depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders often lack outwardly obvious physical symptoms, and so are often unnoticed by people who aren't directly affected by them. But mental illness is much more common than you might guess. Approximately one quarter of adults and ten percent of children in the U.S. suffer from some mental disorder at any given time. In this class, we will explore the meaning and treatment of mental illness: where is the line between "normal" and "abnormal" thinking? And if physical changes in the brain are the cause, does that necessarily make medication the best therapy? Join a licensed therapist and a biophysicist as we survey what is known - and what isn't - about the causes, prevention, clinical symptoms, and treatment of mental illness.

ZSAT 011 - 50: Ummm....Wanna Dance?! - CRN 22411 - Boys
Dancing with a partner is fun. There is no experience necessary to learn these dances: East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Rhumba, Cha-cha, Waltz, Fox Trot, and Tango. Warning: Boys and girls will dance together. P.S. If you have taken this class before, you had better be practicing - whether you are taking this class or not.
* All participants MUST bring non-marking, close-toed SHOES (no sandals) or they will not be allowed to participate.

ZSAT 011 - 51: Ummm....Wanna Dance?! - CRN 22412 - Girls
Dancing with a partner is fun. There is no experience necessary to learn these dances: East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Rhumba, Cha-cha, Waltz, Fox Trot, and Tango. Warning: Boys and girls will dance together. P.S. If you have taken this class before, you had better be practicing - whether you are taking this class or not.
* All participants MUST bring non-marking, close-toed SHOES (no sandals) or they will not be allowed to participate

ZSAT 011 - 52: Get a Grip! (Surviving the Information Age) - CRN 22413
You have access to millions of web pages, hundreds of channels on your TV; you probably have a cell phone and an email account. You can now watch a war as it happens on the other side of the planet and look up just about any piece of information imaginable online. Welcome to the Information Age! Of course, we're bombarded by so much "information," it can be hard to tell the difference between the stuff we can trust and the stuff we can't. This class will give you some helpful hints to keep yourself from being persuaded by bad information. We'll look at some of the tricks of the trade used to persuade us, as well as some of the mistakes we frequently make when deciding whether to trust something. Take this class and help yourself survive the Information Age!

ZSAT 011 - 53: The Secret Society of Linguists - CRN 22414
Older than science, books and even math; language has been the hallmark of humanity. It binds us together and makes us a community. Campers will look at examples of a variety of languages, from Latin to Klingon and German to Elven, to learn the basic fundamentals of Linguistic Theory and to construct their own secret language.

ZSAT 011 - 54: 3-2-1 Blast Off! - CRN 22415
This class covers the forces acting on a rocket during flight, how the rocket must be constructed to handle them, and how this can be used to predict the flight profile of the rocket. We will build and launch mid-power rockets that the participants can take home and fly again. They will gain the experience necessary to really get involved in one of the national-level rocketry programs for middle and high school age students.
There is a $30 lab fee associated with this course which must be paid at the time tuition is due.

ZSAT 011 - 55: The People Decide...Sort Of - CRN 22416
The subject of how democracies make decisions - how they vote, for instance - has been of interest for thousands of years. So how do people decide, and is that even a sensible question? We'll study different methods of social choice, some of the strange paradoxes that arise, and talk about how people should decide and whether modern science can help us find an answer.

ZSAT 011 - 56: Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Satori! - CRN 22417
Experience the extraordinary world of African and Latin hand percussion. You will learn techniques for playing several different instruments in the four major families of African/Latin percussion: bells, shakers, mallets, and drums. We will take these techniques and learn to layer together drum grooves based on Duple and Triple time signatures, explore techniques for developing solos, and perform for other campers. We will also experiment with Organic (found) percussion by scrounging, salvaging, and building our own percussion instruments from the world around us. Remembers, as a percussionist, the world is your instrument and the grooves are endless!

ZSAT 011 - 57: Discover Sustainability: The Power is Yours - CRN 22418
What is all this talk about sustainability? What does it all really mean? In a time when our environmental impact is under the microscope, sustainability has become a key term in the world forum. In this course, students will evaluate world practices and technological developments to decide: a) what it means to be sustainable; and b) whether the current practices are really preserving our world and its resources. Campers will get the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities with solar hot water heaters, PV cells, solar cars, and other "environmentally friendly" tech toys.