During

Summer Advantage 2023, 

students will have the opportunity to complete

eight credit hours by taking two 4-credit courses

which will fulfill general education requirements (graduation requirements).

Students will identify their preferences and course options on the SA2023 registration form.  Student Success Coaches will share schedules with students the first week of June 2023.

Morning Class Options

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

ART 2090-01 Introduction to Ceramics  This is a basic course in ceramics with an emphasis in hand-built forms. The methods of pinch, slab, coil, and hump will be used to familiarize the students with clay and clay building. Students will learn the language and terminology used in ceramics. Through various projects students will gain confidence with observational analysis; technical, interpretive, and inventive skills; self-expression; and personal interests. Students will learn the stages of clay from its origin in the ground through the firing and glazing stages. Group and individual critiques will be included in the course to increase awareness, questioning, and self-evaluation. Through research, the student will demonstrate an awareness of an appreciation for the works of ceramic artists from our culture and other cultures. The student will develop knowledge about the early history of ceramics. Four credits. Satisfies the Performing/Visual Arts General Education Requirement.

COM 1110-01 Human Communication. This course presents fundamental communication theories as applied in various public speaking, interpersonal, and small-group communication contexts and provides both a theoretical foundation and a practical framework for future studies in the Communication area. Four credits. Please note: while all students may register for COM 1110, it is a not a general education requirement for all majors. It is a core requirement for Communication majors. For all other majors, the 4 credits earned would serve as elective credits.

ENG 1103-01 or -03 College Writing and Public Life This course engages students in writing projects designed to strengthen their interpretive and analytical skills while empowering them to investigate and respond to issues confronting their various communities. Emphasis is placed on the social nature of writing, and students will practice a variety of invention, revision, and reflection techniques en route to final portfolios of their work. Students will develop efficient research strategies and learn to incorporate and converse with the ideas of others. The course also emphasizes technological literacy. Four credits. Satisfies the English General Education Requirement.

HST 1201-01 American Beginnings to 1800 This course is a survey of Native American contact with Europeans, cultural interactions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the Revolution that created the United States. Four credits. Satisfies the History General Education Requirement. 

MUS 1600-01 Human Dimensions of  Music. A study of the nature of musical cultures around the world and through history, with a focus on how humankind perceives self through music. Four credits. Satisfies the Performing or Visual Arts General Education Requirement. 

 

Elective Course – offered in both Morning and Afternoon options

ADV 1101 Foundations for Academic Success– An academic and life skills course designed to help create greater success and to provide an opportunity to learn and to adopt methods to promote success in college course work, careers, relationships, and life in general. Students will learn how to read college textbooks with special emphasis on improving reading comprehension and ability and application to other reading. Students will also learn to improve comprehension and note taking skills and apply other learning techniques relating to learning styles, processing information, managing time effectively, setting goals, increasing concentration, reducing stress and procrastination, improving listening skills, preparing for test, and performing well on tests with a variety of question formations. Will not satisfy a General Education Requirement.  Four credits. Elective credit course that is appropriate for students who desire additional assistance with study skills.   This course is open to all Summer Advantage students and is required for conditionally admitted students and students in the Learning Excellence program.

Afternoon Class Options

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

ART 2090-02 Introduction to Ceramics This is a basic course in ceramics with an emphasis in hand-built forms. The methods of pinch, slab, coil, and hump will be used to familiarize the students with clay and clay building. Students will learn the language and terminology used in ceramics. Through various projects students will gain confidence with observational analysis; technical, interpretive, and inventive skills; self-expression; and personal interests. Students will learn the stages of clay from its origin in the ground through the firing and glazing stages. Group and individual critiques will be included in the course to increase awareness, questioning, and self-evaluation. Through research, the student will demonstrate an awareness of an appreciation for the works of ceramic artists from our culture and other cultures. The student will develop knowledge about the early history of ceramics. Four credits. Satisfies the Performing/Visual Arts General Education Requirement.

ENG 1103-02 or -04 College Writing and Public Life This course engages students in writing projects designed to strengthen their interpretive and analytical skills while empowering them to investigate and respond to issues confronting their various communities. Emphasis is placed on the social nature of writing, and students will practice a variety of invention, revision, and reflection techniques en route to final portfolios of their work. Students will develop efficient research strategies and learn to incorporate and converse with the ideas of others. The course also emphasizes technological literacy. Four credits. Satisfies the English General Education Requirement.

HST 1201-02 American Beginnings to 1800 This course is a survey of Native American contact with Europeans, cultural interactions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the Revolution that created the United States. Four credits. Satisfies the History General Education Requirement.

MUS 1600-02 Human Dimensions of Music  – A study of the nature of musical cultures around the world and through history, with a focus on how humankind perceives self through music. Four credits. Satisfies the Performing or Visual Arts General Education Requirement. 

Elective Course – offered in both Morning and Afternoon options

ADV 1101 Foundations for Academic Success– An academic and life skills course designed to help create greater success and to provide an opportunity to learn and to adopt methods to promote success in college course work, careers, relationships, and life in general. Students will learn how to read college textbooks with special emphasis on improving reading comprehension and ability and application to other reading. Students will also learn to improve comprehension and note taking skills and apply other learning techniques relating to learning styles, processing information, managing time effectively, setting goals, increasing concentration, reducing stress and procrastination, improving listening skills, preparing for test, and performing well on tests with a variety of question formations. Will not satisfy a General Education Requirement.  Four credits. Elective credit course that is appropriate for students who desire additional assistance with study skills.   This course is open to all Summer Advantage students and is required for conditionally admitted students and students in the Learning Excellence program.