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The mission of MSU’s core curriculum is to enhance students' use of multiple perspectives in making informed critical and ethical judgments in their personal, public and professional lives through inquiry and research experiences.  Click here for details regarding the core curriculum.

For incoming freshmen and current high school students accepted into the Early Admission Program, Summer Session core courses offer a jump start on a college career as well as an introduction to the level of work that is expected as a student at MSU.  The courses also serve as a catch-up opportunity for continuing students who need to progress toward or complete their core requirements.

Core courses are designated by a letter following the course number, e.g., WRIT 101W.  The following letters are used to specify the core groups:

The following courses offered for Summer Session are listed by core groups.  For information regarding dates, times and location of offerings, refer to the Class Schedule.

Summer Core Course Offerings

Summer 2018 Class Schedule

Course Descriptions

US-UNIVERSITY SEMINAR

  • CLS 201US
    Knowledge and Community
  • COMX 111US
    Introduction to Public Communication
  • LS 101US
    Interdisciplinary Ways of Knowing
  • UC 121US
    Leadership Foundations

 

W-COLLEGE WRITING

  • WRIT 101W
    College Writing I

Q-QUANTITATIVE REASONING

  • M 105Q
    Contemporary Mathematics
  • M 121Q
    College Algebra
  • M 151Q
    Precalculus
  • M 161Q
    Survey of Calculus
  • M 171Q
    Calculus I
  • M 172Q
    Calculus II
  • M 273Q
    Multivariable Calculus
  • STAT 216Q
    Introduction to Statistics
  • STAT 217Q
    Intermediate Statistical Concepts

D-DIVERSITY

  • AMST 101D
    Intro to American Studies
  • ANTY 101D
    Anthropology and the Human Experience
  • ANTY 242D
    Contemporary Japan
  • BGEN 242D
    Introduction to International Business
  • FRCH 102D
    Elementary French II
  • GPHY 141D
    Geography of World Regions
  • HSTA 160D
    Introduction to the American West
  • LIT 285D
    Mythologies
  • NASX 105D
    Introduction to Native American Studies
  • NASX 232D
    Montana Indian Cultures, Histories, Current Issues
  • PSYX 235D
    Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality
  • RLST 100D
    Introduction to the Study of Religion
  • RLST 203D
    Buddhist Traditions
  • SPNS 102D
    Elementary Spanish II

CS-CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SCIENCE

  • BIOE 103CS
    Environmental Science & Society
  • CSCI 215CS
    Social and Ethical Issues in Contemporary Science
  • HSTR 205CS
    World Environment
  • NUTR 221CS
    Basic Human Nutrition
  • PHL 278CS
    Origins of Life
  • PSYX 263CS
    The Psychology of Film
  • TE 250CS
    Technology and Society

IA-ARTS INQUIRY OR  RA-ARTS RESEARCH

  • ARCH 121IA
    Introduction to Design
  • ARCH 152IA
    Design Fundamentals II
  • ARTH 200IA
    Art of the World Civilization I
  • ARTH 201IA
    Art of World Civilization II
  • MUSI 101IA
    Enjoyment of Music
  • MUSI 203IA
    American Popular Music
  • MUSI 307IA
    World Music
  • PHOT 154IA
    Exploring Digital Photography
  • THTR 122IA
    Acting for Non-majors

IH-HUMANITIES INQUIRY OR RH-HUMANITIES RESEARCH

  • FILM 101IH
    Understanding Film and Media
  • HSTA 101IH
    Western Civilization I
  • HSTA 102IH
    American History II
  • HSTR 101IH
    Western Civilization II
  • LING 210IH
    Intro to Language/Linguistics
  • LIT 110IH
    Introduction to Literature
  • LIT 169IH
    Literature as Popular Culture
  • ML 100IH
    Introduction to World Cultures
  • PHL 101IH
    Introduction to Philosophy: Reason and Reality
  • PHL 110IH
    Introduction to Ethics: Good and Evil
  • SPNS 335IH
    Travel in Latin American Literature and Film
  • WGSS 201IH
    Introduction to Feminist Theories

IN-NATURAL SCIENCE INQUIRY OR RN-NATURAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

  • ASTR 110IN
    Introduction to Astronomy: Mysteries of the Sky
  • CHMY 121IN
    Introduction to General Chemistry
  • ERTH 101IN
    Earth Science Systems

IS—SOCIAL SCIENCE INQUIRY OR RS—SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

  • BMGT 240IS
    Business Research Methods
  • ECNS 101IS
    Economic Way of Thinking
  • ECNS 204IS
    Microeconomics
  • HDFS 101IS
    Individual & Family Development and Well-Being: Lifespan
  • PSCI 210IS
    Introduction to American Government
  • PSYX 100IS
    Introductory Psychology
  • SOCI 101IS
    Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 221IS
    Criminal Justice System

R-ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CREATIVE EXPERIENCE COURSES

  • EGEN 310R
    Multidisciplinary Engineering Design
  • GEO 429R
    Field Geology
  • HDFS 465R
    Family Law & Public Policy
  • PSYX 499R
    Senior Thesis Capstone
  • SFBS 445R
    Culinary Marketing: Farm/Table
  • USP 290R
    Undergraduate Scholars Program

For a complete listing of "R" core courses, refer to the Summer Schedule of Classes.

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