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Dance for Elementary Educators

A lecture workshop designed to prepare students who plan to teach children in the elementary education classroom how to effectively utilize dance activities and movement as a vital component in the curriculum. Course stresses imaginative movement and the relationship between aesthetic experience and students’ lives.

Honors Seminar

This seminar is for Gold Key and Trustees Scholarships’ recipients only. Students will meet with faculty to discuss topics pertaining to their studies, the community, the arts, and other selected areas.

Encounter with the Arts

This course is designed to introduce students to the performing arts. Students must be able to attend specific exhibits and performances in art, theatre, music, dance, and cinema in the evening and on weekends. Classroom activities will be based on the lecture/discussion format. Humanities credit. Lab Fee

Independent Study

This course is an opportunity for the interested student with a good scholastic record to pursue independently the study of a subject while under the direction of a member of the professional staff. Subjects are chosen and arrangements are made to meet the needs of individual students.

Independent Study

This course is an opportunity for the interested student with a good scholastic record to pursue independently the study of a subject while under the direction of a member of the professional staff. Subjects are chosen and arrangements are made to meet the needs of individual students.

Special Topics in History

This course concentrates on specific regions, themes, events, and eras in history. Particular emphasis may be placed on field experience and academic research, as well as evaluation of primary sources in history. Since topics change this course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to six credits.

History of the Straits of Mackinac

This course will explore the history of the Straits of Mackinac from the mid-18th century through the Antebellum Era. Specific emphasis will be placed on the application of historical knowledge through travel to the region.

History of Middle East and North Africa

This course is a survey of the Middle East and North Africa from antiquity to the present. Major themes include the origin and evolution of monotheism; the rise and fall of various empires, such as the Persian and Ottoman, and the rise of their successor states; American and European influence; Arab nationalism; the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the emergence of radical Islamic movements such as Hamas and al Qaeda.

History of Africa

This course is a study of the historical, geographic, economic, political and social institutions of the various African countries and territories. The course examines and analyzes factors contributing to unique conditions of African society, past and present.

History of Rock and Roll

This course explores modern history through the examination and analysis of rock and roll music. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of race, gender, class, economic conditions and politics in rock and roll music as a reflection of, and influence on, the wider issues and movements in American society.