Montana State University

2016 Orientation One-Credit Courses

MSU is offering one-credit courses which run in conjunction with our Fall Orientation session. These courses are offered to our entering freshmen and are designed to connect new students to MSU and the surrounding environment. These courses have limited space and may have certain physical requirements.

 


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warning  In order to register for this course, go to https://www.montana.edu/adventures/

Before classes begin come join us for an exciting and epic three-day experience for incoming freshmen only! Students will learn key strategies and tools for how to be successful in the classroom including: note-taking, test-taking, critical thinking and reading, how to communicate with professors, career exploration, and earn one academic credit. In addition, students will explore their new home, visit the historic Story Mansion, Downtown Bozeman, Rockhaven Camp, and the Hyalite Canyon. Students will traverse a high ropes course, learn teambuilding and leadership skills, hike the Gallatin National Forest, canoe Hyalite Reservoir and much more! Students will also have the benefit of moving into their assigned residence halls early, on Sunday August 21st.

The cost is $399* which includes 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, activities and transportation. Dinner will also be provided at the Adventures MSU Checkpoint Class on September 13 or 14. Please go to the webpage for more information and registration: https://www.montana.edu/adventures/

Students may attend any Orientation to sign up for this course. 120 students maximum. *Students registering for less than 12 credits may incur additional course fees.

 

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Observe the mountain-building processes that created and sculpted mountain landscapes near Bozeman! This course includes an introductory meeting Sunday evening, day hikes to Hyalite Lake in the Gallatin Range and Sacagawea Peak in the Bridger Range, and two evening sessions after classes start to present and discuss findings. These are rigorous hikes – Hyalite Lake hike is 11 miles roundtrip and Sacagawea Peak is 6 miles roundtrip; both hikes climb more than 2,000 feet in elevation. Students should be able to complete these hikes and expect to be outside 6-8 hours each day. Substitute locations/field trips will be used if the natural environment does not allow access to these areas (ie: heavy snowpack or forest fires.) For more information on these trails, see: http://serc.carleton.edu/research_education/trail_guides/index.html

Students who sign-up for this course and have a reserved residence hall room will be allowed to move in Sunday, August 21st. An additional charge of $10 per night will be added to the students' residence hall costs for the semester. Food can be purchased at the dining hall.

Course leader is: Department of Earth Sciences faculty member

Students may attend any Orientation Session and sign up for this course. Limited capacity (18 students maximum per hike)

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