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KICKSTART DAYS

KICKSTART your experience at Minot State by attending classes in a major you may be considering! Choose as many as you want from the list below. You may also register for campus tour sessions at 8 am, 9 am, 1 pm, or 2 pm.

Please check-in at the Student Center Atrium at least 15 minutes prior to your first scheduled session and we'll walk you to the classroom. 

Questions? Call or text us at 701-639-2467.

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Class list updated 10/14/2021


Fall 2021 Classes and Schedules:

Location: Administration 364

Instructor: Vicki Michels

Description: The course will focus on understanding professional ethics, the role they play in client, public, and professional protection. Students will learn how to make ethical decisions, understand federal and state regulations, and how ethical codes relate to malpractice and liability. Specific areas which may be covered include confidentiality, record keeping, competence, training, impairment, dual relationships, conflict of interest, relationships with colleagues, forensic psychology, teaching, informed consent, and finances and marketing.

Location: Model 328

Instructor: Upul Rupassara

Description: Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, Mean Value Theorem, integration (indefinite and definite integrals), Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and applications.

Location: Memorial 416A

Instructor: Gary Rabe

Description: This course will give students a comprehensive understanding of campus crime and victimization. Special attention will be given to understanding the scope of the crime problem nationally and within North Dakota with a focus on victims of sexual assault. The course will also actively research intervention strategies, prevention policies, and the role of the Clery Act, Title IX, and student responses to the problem. 

Location: Old Main 216

Instructor: Zebulon Wallace

Description:

Location: Old Main 406

Instructor: Daniel Ngugi

Description:

Location: Memorial 416A

Instructor: Kim Tiedman

Description: Focuses on nursing care of adults experiencing common, chronic and/or progressive  health problems with predictable outcomes in selected body systems, including concepts of absorption, oxygenation, digestion, regulation, perfusion, cell injury and inflammation, altered immune responses, and perioperative principles.

Location: Model 329

Instructor: Tim Morris

Description: Topics include graphing and finding standard forms and inverses of the following types of equations and inequalities: polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, trigonometric identity, conic section, polar-coordinate, and parametric (introduction).

Location: Old Main 121

Instructor: Dianna Anderson & Charlie Young

Description: 

Location: Swain 118

Instructor: Chelsie Hultz

Description: The development of curriculum for the public schools and strategies for the planning, delivery, and assessment of instruction.

Location: Swain, Pedagogy Lab

Instructor: Terry Eckmann

Description: Students will actively participate in group exercise through yoga.

Location: Model 329

Instructor: Luther Olson

Description: An examination of introductory statistics concepts, including sampling, descriptive statistics, probability, correlation, regression, binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing of one and two populations, ANOVA, and Chi-square tests. Technology will be used to enhance learning and mirror statistical applications and practices in the larger world.

Location: Administration 364

Instructor: Lacey Corneliusen

Description: This course is designed to develop verbal and nonverbal interpersonal skills related to common, everyday interactions as well as those interactions germane to the Generalist Practice Planned Change Process.

Location: Memorial 222

Instructor: Maria Kerzmann

Description: Survey of 21st Century US Criminal Justice including law, law making and court decisions, law enforcement, courts and prosecution, corrections, juvenile justice, and interface with Homeland Security, FEMA, private security, and contract justice services, and international criminal justice.

Location: Hartnett Hall 301E

Instructor: Robert Kibler

Description: Integrated course in art, literature, and music from the Stone Ages through the Early Middle Ages.

Location: Memorial 114

Instructor: Vicki Michels

Description: A survey of the classification, symptoms, and etiology of psychological disorders

Location: Old Main 213

Instructor: Efrain Amaya

Description: 

Location: Old Main 121

Instructor: DeVera Bowles

Description: 

Location: Old Main 406

Instructor: Daniel Ngugi

Description: 

Location: Beaver Creek Cafe, 2nd Floor of Student Center

Description: Select this session to receive a voucher to enjoy a complimentary meal in our cafe between classes. Choose one of the following 30 minute sessions to fit into your schedule:

  • 11:00 - 11:30 am
  • 11:30 - 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm
  • 12:30 - 1:00 pm
  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Location: Wellness Center, 2nd Floor

Description: Select this session to participate in a group exercise spin class.

Waiver required. Parent/guardian consent is required for all minors.

Location: Memorial 416A

Instructor: Turgay Karagoz

Description: This course aims to help students to gain a set of essential knowledge and skills to carry out interviews and interrogation for investigative and legal purposes as used in law enforcement, probation, corrections, juvenile justice, homeland security, and in other areas of application. Specifically, it covers crucial interpersonal communication skills as well as methods and techniques for understanding the psychological, ethical, and legal aspects of obtaining information from subjects. 

Location: Model 115

Instructor: Darren Seifert

Description: Advanced programming techniques including recursion, divide-and-conquer, and backtracking will be considered. Dynamic and static data structures including lists, stacks, and queues. Modular programming, program specification and verification, and analysis of algorithms

Location: Model 329

Instructor: Luther Olson

Description: An examination of introductory statistics concepts, including sampling, descriptive statistics, probability, correlation, regression, binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing of one and two populations, ANOVA, and Chi-square tests. Technology will be used to enhance learning and mirror statistical applications and practices in the larger world.

Location: Wellness Center, 1st Floor

Description: Select this session to climb our 35' tower that extends to all three floors of the Wellness Center. Attached by an archway to a nearby bouldering wall, the climbing structure offers over 2,000 sq. ft. of climbing surface, 800 hand holds, and a multitude of climbing routes for all levels.

All climbers will be required to sign a waiver. Parent/guardian consent is required for all minors.

Location: Old Main 211

Instructor: Dr. Kathy Hintz

Description: This group of courses will explore the connections between classroom practices and the processes of learning. Why do some students remember pictures and others remember words? Is it useful to label students? Why are some students motivated and others not so much? Does development affect learning? How can educators help students be successful? We will explore these questions through coursework that looks at the complicated decisions that adults and kids in schools make every day and then visit elementary, middle and high schools to apply the information.

Location: Swain 112

Instructor: Laura Zucca

Description: Emphasis on learning theory, effective teaching, classroom management and child development as applied to educational settings

Location: Memorial 312

Instructor: Sandra Harbort

Description: Focuses on introductory concepts of the discipline of professional nursing

Location: Model 329

Instructor: Luther Olson

Description: An examination of introductory statistics concepts, including sampling, descriptive statistics, probability, correlation, regression, binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing of one and two populations, ANOVA, and Chi-square tests. Technology will be used to enhance learning and mirror statistical applications and practices in the larger world.

Location: Swain 107

Instructor: Chelsie Hultz

Description: This course shares strategies for successfully creating a positive learning environment in the classroom; strategies for dealing with the disruptive student; and strategies for creating positive parental involvement in student learning.

Location: Swain 204

Instructor: Ruth Chen

Description: Provides instruction, practice, and teaching experience in sports activities. Fundamental rules, skills, terminology, and teaching strategies will be emphasized in (but not limited to) the following sports; softball, soccer, speedball, volleyball, badminton, racquetball, archery, golf, tennis, wallyball, pickleball, and ultimate frisbee.

Location: Old Main 216

Instructor: Bethany Andreasen

Description:

Location: Old Main 218

Instructor: Jynette Larshus

Description:

Location: Old Main 103

Instructor: Robert Kibler

Description: A thematically organized survey of "Great Works" by noted authors and artists. Literature, art, theatre, film, and music will be included. These works have demonstrated enduring relevance, significant historical or social impact, and/or recognized aesthetic value. Broad themes in any given semester might include, for example, utopia/dystopia, human justice, social conflict, etc

Location: Memorial 222

Instructor: Vicki Michels

Description: The course is designed to introduce students to the field of counseling, including the history, skills, and ethics involved in counseling. Students will also be exposed to different counseling theories, cultural issues related to counseling, and understand the steps involved from initial contact with the client to termination of treatment.

Location: Model Hall 214

Instructor: Scott Kast

Description: Object-oriented concepts, terminology and notation. The C++ language is explored including topics such as dynamic memory, exception handling, function and class templates, operator overloading, inheritance, polymorphism, and generic programming with the standard template library. Additional topics may include GUI libraries.

Location: Old Main 218

Instructor: Daniel Ngugi

Description: 

Location: Old Main 216

Instructor: Bethany Andreasen

Description: 

Location: Hartnett Hall 232

Instructor: Linda Olson

Description: Instruction including, but not limited to, basic techniques in fibers, glass and metal processes.

Location: Wellness Center, 2nd Floor

Description: Select this session to participate in a group exercise spin class.

Waiver required. Parent/guardian consent is required for all minors.

Location: Memorial 114

Instructor: Leisa Harmon

Description: This course covers the fundamental  approaches and techniques used in planning and providing intervention for individuals with communication disorders.

Location: Swain 106

Instructor: Mari Sorum

Description: This course provides a first look at Sign Language and the American Deaf community.

Location: Model 205

Instructor: Jennifer Sherman

Description: Algebra topics in the secondary mathematics curriculum are explored using a variety of manipulatives, technologies, and teaching resources. Focus areas include patterning, connections between algebraic topics, and multiple ways of knowing and learning algebraic topics.

Location: Harnett Hall 229W

Instructor: Sophia Rammell

Description: For beginners or those entering with one or two years of high school Spanish. Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

Location: Old Main 216

Instructor: Erin Baker Giese

Description: 

Location: Old Main 218

Instructor: Zebulon Wallace

Description: 

Location: Hartnett 230B W

Instructor: Bill Harbort

Description: A basic course in the study of two-dimensional design for the studio artist.

Location: Wellness Center, 1st Floor

Description: Select this session to participate in a group exercise muscle pump class.

Waiver required. Parent/guardian consent is required for all minors.

Location: Hartnett Hall 301E

Instructor: Leisa Harmon

Description: Are you interested in being a Speech Pathologist? This course covers the development, etiology, diagnosis, and intervention of speech sound disorders. Come join us and learn about one aspect of the field of Communication Disorders. 

Location: Memorial 110

Instructor: Mari Sorum

Description: This course provides a first look at Sign Language and the American Deaf community.

Location: Old Main 121

Instructor: Erik Anderson

Description: In this course, students will gain fluency in the foundational language of music theory; learn how to create music using a variety of traditional, improvised, and technological means; set foundations for music reading and dictation; apply musical terms in descriptive writing about music, both familiar and new.

Location: Old Main 216

Instructor: Jynetter Larshus

Description: 

Location: Old Main 104

Instructor: Stewart Kelly

Description: 

Location: Old Main 214

Instructor: Joseph Jastrembski

Description: 

Location: Wellness Center, 2nd Floor

Description: Select this session to participate in a group team building activity.

Waiver required. Parent/guardian consent is required for all minors.

Location: Swain 213

Instructor: Nichol Anderson

Description: Study of early childhood learning theories, developmentally appropriate materials, classroom arrangement, observational techniques, and curriculum planning.

Location: Old Main 213

Instructor: Jon Rumney

Description: Survey of the history and traditions of western civilization through its music. Students will focus on the musical content and trace developmental trends through the common periods of music history.

Location: Hartnett Hall 327W

Instructor: Jean-Francois Mondon

Description: For beginners or those entering with one or two years of high school German. Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

Location: Memorial 222

Instructor: Turgay Karagoz

Description: This course intends to help students to gain an intellectual perspective on the nature of criminal behavior through which a comprehensive understanding regarding the existing and potential practices of the criminal justice system can be developed. This course examines positivist and classical perspectives of criminological theory regarding why people are committing crimes.

Location: Old Main

Instructor: Stewart Kelly

Description:

Location: Old Main 211

Instructor: Ernst Pijning

Description

Location: Beaver Creek Cafe, 2nd Floor of Student Center

Description: Select this session to receive a voucher to enjoy a complimentary meal in our cafe between classes. Choose one of the following 30 minute sessions to fit into your schedule:

  • 11:00 - 11:30 am
  • 11:30 - 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm
  • 12:30 - 1:00 pm
  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Location: Harnett Hall 229W

Instructor: Sophia Rammell

Description: For beginners or those entering with one or two years of high school Spanish. Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

Location: Hartnett Hall 303E

Instructor: Jean-Francois Mondon

Description: Review of basic German with increased practice in conversation and reading

Location: Model Hall 205

Instructor: Jennifer Sherman

Description: A course for elementary education majors. Topics include probability, statistics, and geometry. Calculators, computer software, and manipulatives are used throughout the course.

Location: Old Main 213

Instructor: Jon Rumney

Description: This course will develop the students' knowledge of Western Civilization through its musical history and literature dating from 1750 to the present. Students will focus on analytical and listening skills to further their understanding of musical styles.

Location: Old Main 104

Instructor: Erin Baker Giese

Description:

Location: Old Main 218

Instructor: Ernst Pijning

Description:

Location: Old Main 216

Instructor: Mark Singer

Description:

Location: Old Main 104

Instructor: Erin Baker Giese

Description:

Location: Old Main 216

Instructor: Zebulon Wallace

Description:

Location: Memorial 114

Instructor: Lisa Roteliuk

Description: Have you or someone you know ever had trouble listening or hearing others in certain situations? Did you know hearing is a sense we use constantly throughout the day? We listen at the movie theater, we listen to music, we listen to our friends, we listen at our favorite sporting event, and we listen to so much more. Individuals with hearing loss often report their interactions with others are diminished. This course discusses ways to help individuals with hearing loss improve their communication skills. Come join us and learn about one aspect of the field of Communication Disorders.

Location: Ann Nicole Nelson Hall

Instructor: Erik Anderson

Description: A weekly gathering of all music majors, minors and faculty for performances and presentations on a variety of music topics related to private study, chamber music, professionalism, performance practices, and education.

Location: Hartnett Hall 329W

Instructor: Laura Mondon

Description: Review of basic French with increased practice in conversation, reading, and writing.

Location: Model Hall 205

Instructor: Jennifer Sherman

Description: A required general education course for elementary education majors. Topics include algebraic reasoning and habits of mind, problem solving, set theory, probability, and statistics. Students will learn how to communicate, explain, and demonstrate mathematics using various physical models, conceptual models, manipulatives and other relevant tools through the study of student errors and implementation of classroom activities.

Location: Hartnett Hall 329

Instructor: Jean-Francois Mondon

Description: A continuation of Latin 102 with primary focus on reading prose. Reading selections will come from Caesar's "Gallic Wars", Cicero's "Pro Caelio", Augustus' "Res Gestae", Suetonius' "The Twelve Caesars", and portions of Jerome's Vulgate Bible.

Location: Wellness Center, 1st Floor

Description: Select this session to participate in a group exercise dance class.

Waiver required. Parent/guardian consent is required for all minors.