Enroll in college-level courses before going to college...
Deadline to enroll extended to January 14th.
Worcester State University is proud to offer college-level courses to local high school students. This opportunity will sharpen their English and Math skills while giving them the chance to experience college-life. Classes are offered during the spring semester, January 21 through May 16, 2014 (no classes during Spring Break: March 17-22). There is no cost to the student—tuition, books and fees are included.
HOW TO ENROLLStudents interested in taking a Spring 2014 course must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and submit the enrollment form.
All materials should be emailed or faxed by January 14, 2014 to:
Tiana CarrasquilloWorcester State UniversityAssociate Director of Admissionstcarrasquillo@worcester.edu
Phone: 508-929-8575Fax: 508-929-8183
For more information or to download an enrollment form visit www.worcester.edu/dualenrollment.
A mandatory orientation meeting will be held on January 9, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in the Fuller Theater located in the Administration Building. A second orientation date is set for January 14 at 3:30 p.m. for those who cannot attend the first session. Students must attend one of the orientation dates.
DUAL ENROLLMENT SPRING COURSE OFFERINGS:
EN 101: English Composition and Literature Wednesdays 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.Sullivan Academic Center Professor: Stephanie TerrillIn English 101, students learn to address audience and purpose as they develop an effective writing process. English 101 is an immersion in the writing process and the basic conventions of language use. Through reading, writing, and revising in a variety of rhetorical contexts, students will develop verbal fluency as they explore and employ those conventions, attending to their social implications. Readings and writings will focus on a variety of discourse types, such as essays, reviews, proposals, letters, editorials, online discussion forums, and websites.
PH 100: Introduction to Philosophy Wednesdays 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.Sullivan Academic Center - Room 318Professor: José Jorge MendozaThis course provides an introductory survey to some of the principle texts, authors, ideas, concepts, and problems found in the cannon of Western philosophy. It is also designed to acquaint students with the basics of logical reasoning and critical argumentation. Students who take this course will therefore be asked to read (and write on) a wide array of original philosophical texts and as they do they will be learning what an argument is, what its basic components are, and how best to evaluate it. The skills that students will gain from this course will not be restricted to the discipline of philosophy, but are skills that easily transfer into other disciplines, including law, literature and the sciences. By the end of the term, the goal for this course is that the student will not only have some acquaintance with philosophy, but will also know what it is to read, think, and write like a philosopher.
MA 105: Survey of Math Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.Sullivan Academic Center - Room 124Professor: Hansun ToThe course is designed to improve the level of quantitative awareness of students using familiar situations that provide a sense of purpose for studying mathematics. The objective is to help them deal as comfortable as possible with an environment that increasingly makes use of quantitative reasoning. Topics chosen to convey the flavor of mathematics; Financial management, probability theory, voting methods and other topics selected to improve the quantitative literacy of students.
CS 135: Programming for Non-Computer Science MajorsThursdays 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.Gosh Science and Technology Center - Room 105Professor: Dr. Karl R. WurstLearn computer programming, using the Python language, through graphics, approximations of Pi, encrypting and decrypting secret messages, simple statistics, image processing, searching data for interesting patterns, code breaking, and simulations. Python is used extensively in the sciences, and at places like Google, Yahoo, and NASA. Requires an Accuplacer math placement code of 3. Needs access to a computer outside of class time to complete homework assignments and projects - brand and operating system doesn’t matter. Software will be provided.
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