Montana State University

2014 Summer Core Courses

Trees on campus at Montana State University in BozemanThe 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:

US—University Seminar IH—Humanities Inquiry or
  RH—Humanities Research
W—College Writing
  IN—Natural Science Inquiry or
Q—Quantitative Reasoning  RN—Natural Science Research
 
D—Diversity IS—Social Science Inquiry or
  RS—Social Science Research
CS—Contemporary Issues in Science
  R—Additional Research and
IA—Arts Inquiry or Creative Experience Courses
RA—Arts Research

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 2014 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.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Updated 12/10/13