2015 Summer Core Courses

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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 2014 are listed by core groups.  For information regarding dates, times and location of offerings, refer to the Class Schedule.

Summer 2015 Class Schedule

Course Descriptions

Core Courses Offered Online this Summer

US-UNIVERSITY SEMINAR

  • AGED 140US
    Leadership Development for Agriculture
  • COM 110US
    Introduction to Public Communication
  • US 121US
    Education, Social Issues, and the Digital Age

W-COLLEGE WRITING

  • WRIT 101W
    College Writing I

Q-QUANTITATIVE REASONING

  • M 121Q
    College Algebra
  • M 145Q
    Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
  • 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

  • BGEN 242D
    Introduction to International Business
  • GPHY 141D
    Geography of World Regions
  • GRMN 102D
    Elementary German II
  • HSTR 160D
    Modern World History
  • LIT 285D
    Mythologies
  • NASX 105D
    Introduction to Native American Studies
  • NASX 232D
    Montana Indian Cultures, Histories, Current Issues
  • PHL 103D
    Philosophy and Popular Culture
  • 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

  • ECIV 220CS
    Civil Engineering and Construction: From the Ancient to the Modern
  • EGEN 125CS
    Technology, Innovation, and Society
  • NUTR 221CS
    Basic Human Nutrition
  • PSYX 263CS
    Psychology of Film
  • TE 250CS
    Technology and Society

IA-ARTS INQUIRY OR  RA-ARTS RESEARCH

  • AMST 202RA
    The Arts in America
  • ARCH 121IA
    Introduction to Design
  • ARCH 151RA
    Design Fundamentals I
  • ARTH 201IA
    Art of World Civilization II
  • ARTZ 106RA
    Visual Language—2-D Foundations
  • ARTZ 108RA
    Visual Language—3-D Foundations
  • CS 145RA
    Web Design
  • MART 145IA
    Web Design
  • MUSI 101IA
    Enjoyment of Music
  • MUSI 203IA
    American Popular Music
  • MUSI 307IA
    World Music
  • PHOT 113RA
    Understanding Photography
  • THTR 122IA
    Acting for Non-Majors

IH-HUMANITIES INQUIRY OR RH-HUMANITIES RESEARCH

  • FILM 104IH
    Modes of Screen Drama
  • HSTA 102IH
    American History II
  • HSTR 101IH
    Western Civilization I
  • HSTR 102IH
    Western Civilization II
  • PHL 101IH
    Introduction to Philosophy: Reason and Reality
  • SPNS 335IH
    Travel in Latin American Literature and Film

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

  • ANTY 252IS
    Mysteries of the Past
  • ECNS 204IS
    Microeconomics
  • FCS 101IS
    Individual & Family Development and Well-Being: Lifespan
  • PSCI 210IS
    Introduction to American Government
  • PSYX 100IS
    Introductory Psychology
  • SOCI 101IS
    Introduction to Sociology

R-ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CREATIVE EXPERIENCE COURSES

  • AMST 401R
    Seminar in American Studies
  • EGEN 310R
    Multidisciplinary Engineering Design
  • GEO 429R
    Field Geology
  • SFBS 445R
    Culinary Marketing: Farm to Table
  • SOCI 318R
    Sociological Research Methods

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

CORE COURSES OFFERED ONLINE THIS SUMMER

  • AMST 401R
    Seminar in American Studies
  • ANTY 252IS
    Mysteries of the Past
  • BGEN 242D
    Introduction to International Business
  • CS 145RA
    Web Design
  • ECIV 220CS
    Civil Engineering and Construction: From the Ancient to the Modern
  • FCS 101IS
    Individual & Family Development and Well-Being: Lifespan
  • HSTA 102IH
    American History II
  • HSTR 101IH
    Western Civilization I
  • HSTR 160D
    Modern World History
  • LIT 285D
    Mythologies
  • M 121Q
    College Algebra
  • MART 145RA
    Web Design
  • MUSI 101IA
    Enjoyment of Music
  • NUTR 221CS
    Basic Human Nutrition
  • PHL 101IH
    Introduction to Philosophy: Reason and Reality
  • PSCI 210IS
    Introduction to American Government
  • RLST 100D
    Introduction to the Study of Religion
  • RLST 203D
    Buddhist Traditions
  • SOCI 101IS
    Introduction to Sociology
  • STAT 216Q
    Introduction to Statistics
  • TE 250CS
    Technology and Society
  • US 121US
    Education, Social Issues, and the Digital Age
  • WRIT 101W
    College Writing I

Click here for more information about summer online courses.