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( May 28, 1998)
SDSM& T SUMMER COURSES OFFER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS A HEAD START
ON COLLEGE / TEACHER WORKSHOPS ALSO OFFERED
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ( SDSM& T) is offering several courses this summer of interest to K- 12 teachers and high school students wanting to get a head start on college.
Courses of interest to high school students entering college include:
Freshman Composition 1 ( ENGL 101): A practical writing course emphasizing basic language conventions, style, and the organization and development of expository prose.
Dates: June 8- July 31 ( 3 credits).
Introduction to Sociology ( SOC 100): Fundamental characteristics of social relationships, culture, personality, population and ecology, social institutions and processes, and cultural change. Dates: June 8 - July 3 ( 3 credits).
College Algebra ( MATH 1021, 1022, 1023): The completion of these three one- credit mini- credit courses in College Algebra is the equivalent of a traditional course in College Algebra. The courses are offered through the PRIME ( Personalized Resources for Individualized Math Education) program. For additional information, contact SDSM& T Math & Computer Science Dept. at 394- 2471. Dates: June 8- July 31 ( 1 credit for each mini- course).
The workshops and summer courses for teachers, which can be taken for various credit options, include the following:
Spreadsheets for Mathematics and Science Teachers: Participants will use Excel spreadsheets to solve computational mathematics problems ranging from systems of equations to data analysis to basic financial applications. Dates: June 17- 19 ( 1 credit).
Aerospace in the Curriculum: NASA and other aerospace/ aviation officials will present teachers with a variety of hands- on experiences, field trips and curriculum materials. Dates: June 22- 26 ( can be taken for college credit, certification renewal, or non- credit.)
Geology of the Black Hills ( GEOL 107): This 5- day course is a practical introduction to the principles of geology, with emphasis on the geological history and hazards of the Black Hills area. The entire course is taught outside on the outcrops with most of the major scenic attractions being visited and explained. Dates: June 15- 19 ( 1 credit or audit option).
Advanced Placement Institute for English Literature & Composition: The institute is designed to provide high school English teachers with the content, teaching approaches and information about the AP examinations needed to prepare their students to take the College Board AP examinations. Dates: June 22- 26 ( 2 graduate credits optional).
Minorities in Engineering/ National Science Foundation Summer Institutes: The course titles and dates of these two- week immersion workshops ( 3 credits each) are: Principles of Ecology ( June 8- 18); Special Topics in Humanities: Lakota & the Environment ( June 22- July 3); Special Topics in Civil Engineering: Environmental Engineering Water Quality ( June 22- July 3); Special Topics in Civil Engineering: Environmental Hydrology ( July 9- 22).
Summer Paleontology Field Digs: The Museum of Geology offers eight, two- week field dig sessions throughout the summer at important paleontological sites in the Black Hills region, western South Dakota and along the Missouri River. Participants will be in small groups working closely with Museum of Geology scientists. The dates of the various field digs are: Late Cretaceous Dinosaurs ( June 15- 26); Giant Pigs and Rhinos/ Badlands National Park ( June 15- 26); Miocene Vertebrates of Flint Hill ( July 5- 17); Jurassic Dinosaurs and Mammals ( July 6- 17, July 20- 31); Marine Turtles, Mosasaurs & Plesiosaurs/ Missouri River ( August 3- 14, August 17- 28); and Unwily Coyote Site/ Northern Black Hills ( August 17- 28).
For a complete listing of SDSM& T summer course offerings or additional information, contact the SDSM& T University & Public Relations at 394- 2554 ( email: jsmoragi@ silver. sdsmt. edu.)
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