Montana State University

University Studies

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173000
Bozeman, MT 59717-3000

Tel: (406) 994-3532
Fax: (406) 994-6049
E-mail: advising@montana.edu
Location: 130 Gaines Hall

Hours:

8:00-5:00 Mon-Fri

Director

Diane Donnelly, MEd

Academic Advising Coordinator

Emily Edwards, MFA

 

New Course Information

 

ONLINE COURSES - SUMMER & FALL 2013

 

Students can find a listing of fully online courses for Summer & Fall 2013 with dates and times through the Schedule of Classes in My Info. When searching for online courses, students should select "Online" under course type. You can also go to Summer Session's web site at this location to see online courses for the summer:  www.montana.edu/summer/online.

A full listing of current online courses (including undergraduate and graduate level courses) is also available through Extended University's Montana State Online, which can be found at http://btc.montana.edu/courses/aspx/online.aspx.

Montana State University Extended University (in collaboration with academic departments) will be offering five online undergrad courses this summer.  Students in the online liberal studies degree program have priority registration until April 17th.  Other students can register for the courses starting on Thursday, April 18th.  To register go to eu.montana.edu and click on credit courses.   These courses are listed in the 2013 Summer Schedule of Classes.

 

Number

Title

Session

Cr

Core

Pre-Requisites

ANTY 343

Popular Culture - Japan

Second

3

 

Junior standing, ANTY 225, SOCI 303,

HSTR 145 or consent of instructor

SOCI 434

Sociology of Human Sexuality

First

3

 

Junior standing, SOCI 101

or consent of instructor

ASTR110IN

Intro to Astronomy: Mysteries of the Sky

Full

3

IN

none

PHOT 154IA

Exploring Digital Photography

First

3

IA

none

M 145Q

Math for the Liberal Arts

First

3

Q

M 096, M 097, placement exam Level III,

ACT 22, SAT 520 or consent of instructor

 

 

Other online courses are available throughout the state of Montana at various institutions and can be viewed on the Montana University System website at: http://mus.edu/online/gened.asp.

 

NEW & SPECIAL COURSES - SUMMER & FALL 2013

PLEASE NOTE, THESE ARE ONLY "NEW" OR REVISED COURSES. 

MANY COURSES HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED WITH NEW RUBRICS AND/OR NUMBERS. 

DETAILS REGARDING THOSE COURSES CAN BE FOUND ON THE "NEW NUMBERS INFORMATION PAGE."

IF YOU CANNOT LOCATE A SPECIFIC COURSE ON LINE, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT THAT OFFERS THE COURSE.

SUMMER 2013

ACTIVITY CLASSES FOR CREDIT (ACT) - 1 credit

ACT 110:  Beginning Weight Training

1st session: May 13 - June 21

MW 4:15 to 5:20 pm

ACT 150: Beginning Yoga

1st session: May 13 - June 21

TR  8:45 to 9:50 am

ACT 163: 5/10K Race Training

2nd session: June 24 - August 2

TR 8:45 to 9:50 am

ACT 169:  Beginning Tennis

2nd session: June 24 - August 2

MW 5:30 to 6:35 pm

ANIMAL & RANGE NATURAL RESOURCES

AND WILDLIFE HABITAT ECOLOGY

WILD 429 & ARNR 529 - YELLOWSTONE WILDLIFE HABITAT ECOLOGY - 2 CREDITS
Days & Time:  TBA - Course scheduled for June 10-15 (offered thru Extended University: http://eu.montana.edu)
 Instructor: Carl Wambolt
 Prerequisite:  WILD 426 or WILD 428 or Equivalent.

Brief Course Description: This course will describe the native communities of the internationally prominent Northern Yellowstone Winter Range for wild ungulates. The ecology of many organisms, both plant and animal, will be studied. Plant identification skills will be incorporated with an emphasis on the recognition of the northern range's flora and its importance as wildlife habitat. Ecosystem interrelationships will form the basis for understanding the ecology of the range and interpreting the consequences of management alternatives.

FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY

(Please note that summer courses may be cancelled at the lst minute due to low enrollment.  It is advised for students to register early.)

FILM 104IH - MODES OF SCREEN DRAMA - 3 CREDITS

Days & Time: MWF 9:45 to11:05 am (first summer session)

Instructor: Cara Wilder

Prerequisite: none

Brief Course Description:  An exploration of the historical, cultural and aesthetic relationship between theater and film, focusing on narrative genres and intertextuality.

FILM 381 - QUENTIN TARANTINO:  THE CINEMA OF COOL - 3 CREDITS

Days & Time: MW 12:30 to 4:05 pm (second summer session)

Instructor:  Lucia Ricciardelli

Prerequisite: Any 200-level film studies course or consent of instructor

Brief Course Description: This course focuses on Quentin Tarantino and how his filmmaking work has helped advance and define the art of cinema at the turn of the twenty-first century.

FILM 394 - FILM & PHOTOBOARDING - 3 CREDITS

Days & Time: MTWRF 1:10 to 4:05 (actual dates:  5/13 to 5/25)

Instructor:  James Joyce

Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor

Brief Course Description:  This course is designed for film and photography students to explore different approaches to time-based story-telling and pre-visualization techniques.

PHOT 113RA - UNDERSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY - 3 CREDITS

Days & Time:  T 9:00 to 11:20 am and WR 9:00 to 12:35 pm (first summer session)

Instructor:  Dan Wise

Prerequisite: none

Brief Course Description: An introduction to traditional black and white photographic practice, theory and visual principles, including camera operation and B&W darkroom techniques.

PHOT 154IA - EXPLORING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - 3 CREDITS (ONLINE ONLY)

Days & Time:  Online - Register thru Extended University (http://eu.montana.edu)

Instructor: Alexis Pike

Prerequisite: none

Brief Course Description:  Introduces technical and aesthetic ways of creating digital photographic images.  Emphasis is on the production of photographic images, from acquiring them with digital cameras to editing them using computer software for manipulating digital images.

PHOT 494/FILM494 - SMALL TOWN DOCUMENTARY - 3 CREDITS

Days & Time:  TWR 8:45 to 11:05 am (first summer session)

Instructor:  Jon Long

Prerequisite:   PHOT 255 and PHOT 258 or consent of instructor

Brief Course Description:  This course offers a rich blend of geography, sociology, history, contemporary issues, education, art and individual curiosity.  The goal of this course is to participate in a visual examination of specific towns, to be chosen and filmed or photographed by individual students.

THTR 112IA - ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS - 3 CREDITS

Days & Time:  MWF 8:45 to 11:05 am (first summer session)

Instructor:  Stephanie Campbell

Prerequisite:  none

Brief Course Description:  An introduction to the creative process engaged by a performer on a stage taught in a workshop format in which the individual student engages in exercises designed to convey stories and emotions through the understanding of human behavior.

MODERN LANGUAGES

FRCH 101 - ELEMENTARY FRENCH I - 4 CREDITS

Days & Time:  MTWR 8:45 to 11:05 am (first summer session) 

Instructor:  Brigitte Morris

Prerequisite: none

Brief Course Description: An elementary level course designed to help students acquire basic proficiency in communicating within culturally significant contexts. An integrated approach to teaching language skills with emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and basic grammatical structures.

 

FRCH 102D - ELEMENTARY FRENCH II - 4 CREDITS

Days & Time: MTWR 8:45 to 11:05 am (second summer session)

Instructor:  Brigitte Morris

Prerequisite:  FRCH 101 or equivalent experience 

Brief Course Description: This course builds upon the foundation established in FRCH 101. Greater emphasis is placed upon oral and written expression. Reading and discussions are designed to increase comprehension of more linguistically complex texts and more conceptually complex cultural issues.

SPANISH FOR BUSINESS - 3 CREDITS

Days & Times:  Fully online course offered thru Extended University (http://eu.montana.edu) May 15-July 3

Instructor:  Katharina Frank Bernstein

Prerequisite:  none

Brief Course Description:  This course is an introductory level Spanish class with a content focus on the world of business and finance. This course is designed for current and future business and finance professionals interested in developing basic Spanish skills within the context of their profession and nurturing their cognizance for hispanic culture. This course is designed for students who have little or no previous Spanish knowledge as well as intermediate or advanced Spanish language learners who are interested in refining their communication and etiquette skills within the context of business and finance. By the end of this course students will have a basic understanding of Spanish grammar and useful vocabulary in the context of business and finance as well as a fundamental awareness of cultural aspects concerning a professional.

MUSIC

MUSI 101IA - ENJOYMENT OF MUSIC - 3 CREDITS

Days & Times:  Online

Instructor: Kirk Aamot

Prerequisite: none

Brief Course Description:  Introduces students to the rich legacy of Western Art Music, defined as notated musical traditions in Europe and later in the USA from liturgical chant to the present.  Guides inquiry and research in the arts.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

NASX 491: INDIGENOUS NORTHERN PLAINS HIDE TECHNOLOGIES:  MAKING BUCKSIN AND PARFLECHE - 3 CREDITS

Days & Times:  TR 3:00 to 6:00 pm, June 4 thru August 2, 2013

Instructor:  Jim Del Duca

Prerequisites:  Junior Standing or permission of Instructor

Brief Course Description:  Starting with fresh, frozen, or dried hides of pronghorn, deer, elk, moose, or bison, the class will process the skins using the traditional indigenous Northern Plains method of brain-tanning to produce buckskin leather and an object including buckskin. The class will also, starting from unprocessed hides, produce traditional decorated/painted raw-hide Parfleche containers. The course will also survey historical examples of indigenous-produced buckskin, raw-hide, and parfleche, and their role in Plains culture, both past and present.

FALL 2013

COMPUTER SCIENCE

CSCI 107 - JOY AND BEAUTY OF COMPUTING - 3 CREDITS

Days & Times: MWF 1:10 to 2:00 pm

Instructor: John Paxton

Prerequisite: none

Brief Course Description:  A gentle introduction to the world of computing:  its impact, beautiful ideas, influential people and surprising careers.  Learn valuable computational thinking skills through exposure to the Python programming language.  These skills will serve you well in the 21st century, regardless of major or intended career.

EARTH SCIENCES

ERTH 102CS - CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN EARTH SCIENCE - 1 CREDIT EACH

The Department of Earth Sciences will continue to offer its series of “mini-courses” on Contemporary Topics in the Earth Sciences.  Students who take 3 of these courses in a two-year cycle will receive CORE 2.0 credit for Contemporary Issues in Science.  There are no prerequisites for these courses.  Here are the course offerings for Fall 2013:

Section 001:  Montana Energy Resources: Past, Present and Future

This course will look at energy production in Montana including oil and gas, coal, hydroelectric, solar, geothermal, wind and biofuels.  We will look at the scientific principles that support energy production in Montana, and will also look at the social, economic and political implications.

Tuesday:  7:00 to 8:30 pm, Room 126 EPS

Course coordinator: David Mogk, taught by staff

Enrollment: 45

Section 002:  Great Earthquakes: Science and Societal Impacts

This course will explore the underlying geologic causes of earthquakes and will look at the impacts on society with respect to public safety, policy planning and preparedness.

Tues/Thurs 1:40 to 2:55 pm, Gaines Hall 043

5 Week block of meetings 8/26-9/27; David Lageson Instructor

Enrollment: 60

Section 003: Cool Life! Microbial Habitats in Icy Environments on Earth and in our Solar System

This course will explore microbial habitats in icy systems on present day Earth including: glaciers and ice sheets, permafrost and sea ice. These environments represent a significant portion of the Earth’s continental landmass and oceans, especially at high latitudes. Therefore the activity of microbes in these environments impacts global processes such as the carbon cycle. We will also explore times in Earth history when the planet was completely ice covered and examine extraterrestrial icy bodies such as Mars and Europa and the prospects for finding life.

Tues-Thurs 1:40 to 2:55 pm, Gaines Hall 043

5 week block of meetings 9/30-11/1; Dr. Mark Skidmore, Instructor

Enrollment: 60

Section 004:  The Geology, Production, Uses and Politics of Lithium:  How Green is Your Laptop?

The lightest metal, lithium, is presently getting more attention than the precious metals due to its ability to store a lot of energy in a small lightweight package: the lithium-ion battery.  In the 1990’s lithium started being used commercially in batteries and its use has grown steadily in popularity ever since. Lithium products currently power about 90% of laptop computers, more than 60% of mobile phones, military/defense products, and show a large potential for growth in battery-powered vehicles such as hybrids and plug-ins. The global market for lithium batteries has increased at annual rates of more than 20% over the past few years, and investment advisers predict a 40% increase in the demand for lithium by 2014.  So where is all of this lithium going to come from?  This course will explore the geology, environmental impact and politics of lithium production around the world.

Tues-Thurs 1:40 to 2:55 pm, Gaines Hall 043

5 Week block of meetings 11/4-12/6; Todd Feeley, Instructor 

Enrollment: 60

GPHY 491/591 - WATER AND SOCIETY - 3 CREDITS

Days & Times: MWF 1:10 to 2:00 pm

Instructor:  Jamie McEvoy

Prerequisite: GPHY 121

Brief Course Description: This course will introduce water as part of the hydrosocial cycle, emphasizing the physical, social, political and economic dimensions of water management. Provides an overview of the dominant water management paradigms that have guided past and current water policy. Focuses on the competing demands for water in the Western U.S. through the examination of regional case studies. Addresses current issues and challenges in water management, including climate change impacts on water resources, the water-energy nexus, transboundary conflict and cooperation, new technologies (e.g., reuse and desalination) and alternative technologies (e.g., rainwater harvesting, green infrastructure, water efficiency and conservation)

GPHY 445/545 - ADVANCED REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY: THE AMERICAN WEST - 3 CREDITS

Days & Times: MWF 9:00 to 9:50 am

Instructor: Julia Haggerty

Prerequisite: GPHY 121

Brief Course Description:  Be an expert on the iconic and challenging region you currently call home. This course explores patterns in how and where people live and work in the contemporary U.S. west, and the relationship of these patterns to the environment and resource management.

FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY

The following FILM and PHOTO classes will have open enrollment for Fall 2013:

Check the fall schedule for dates and times.

FILM 100IH - INTRO TO FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY (section 003)

FILM 106IA - FILM IN AMERICA (section 002)

FILM 112 - AESTHETICS OF FILM PRODUCTION I (section 002)

PHOT 113RA - UNDERSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY  (sections 005, 006 and 008)

MODERN LANGUAGES

ML 291 - SEC 801 - FRENCH ON STAGE - 3 CREDITS

Days & Times: MW 3:00 to 4:15 pm

Instructor:  Brigitte Morris

Prerequisite:  2 years of high school French or 2 semesters of university level French

Brief Course Description:  French on Stage will bring French culture to life! Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the French theatrical repertoire and gain historical and contemporary perspectives of France.  They will read, discuss and act out excerpts of famous plays and improve their French language skills and fluency, including vocabulary, pronunciation and intonation.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

PSCI 423 - POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT - 3 CREDITS

Days & Times: MWF 12:00 to 12:50 pm

Instructor: Eric Raile

Prerequisite: Junior standing

Brief Course Description:  Consideration of explanations for global development patterns, the political economy of development, broader measures of development, approaches for evaluating policy effectiveness, and examples of policy success.  Examination of region-specific development challenges and concerns.

UNIVERSITY STUDIES

US 140 - INTRO TO LAW AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION - 1 CREDIT

Days & Times: 10 week course, Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:45

Instructor:  Denise Malloy

Prerequisite: None

Brief Course Description:  Introduction to the study of law and an overview of the legal profession including civil law, criminal prosecution, defense and the judiciary.  Students will evaluate their interest in pursuing a legal education and a career in law.


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