KICKSTART

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, 10 am, or 1 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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Fall 2019 Classes and Schedules:

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. 

Location: Old Main 120

Instructor: Erik Anderson

Description: Designed for the Music major or minor, but open to all students, this course covers the foundations of music notation and literacy

Location: Model 214

Instructor: Timothy Morris

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

Location: Model 115

Instructor: Scott Kast

Description: Programming using interrupts and operating systems services. Device driver implementation. Brief comparison of different hardware systems.

Location: Model 113

Instructor: Sayeed Sajal

Description: Fundamentals of digital systems, data representations, mathematics digital systems, microprocessor design and instruction sets, introduction to laboratory equipment.

Location: Hartnett Hall 230B

Instructor: Bill Harbort

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

This is a three hour class, but prospective students can choose to attend one or two of the following sessions to fit into their schedule:

  • 9:00 - 9:50 am
  • 10:00 - 10:50 am

Location: Old Main 106B

Instructor: Jolynn Webster

Description: People with disabilities are part of our society - you will interact with someone with a disability no matter where you work or enjoy leisure time. This course provides an overview of all aspects of experiencing a disability across the lifespan.

Location: Hartnett 330W

Instructor: Maria Buchholz-Kerzmann

Description: Capital punishment is a controversial topic within the field of criminal justice. This course will provide students with the opportunity to get acquainted with the history of capital punishment; introduce the social and political perspectives that surround punishment; explore methods and costs of capital executions and other means of punishment such as prisons; review moral, ethical and political arguments related to the use of punishment; and examine the implications of using the death penalty as a form of punishment. 

Location: Old Main 218

Instructor: Jynette Larshus

Description: An introduction to the basic insight, concepts, theories and methods of the discipline. The course encourages students to think critically, to apply sociological knowledge, and to develop a global perspective. 

Location: Model Hall 208

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: Hartnett Hall 316E

Instructor: Christina Paxman

Description: This course explores the theories surrounding differences and similarities in male and female communication, foucsing on ways in which gender roles originated and are sustained in a variety of context including families, organizations, institutions, peer groups, the media, and interpersonal relationships.

Location: Hartnett Hall 311E

Instructor: Erica Bailey

Description: A continuation of ASL I, this course builds skills in sign language vocabulary and conversing in sign language.

Location: Memorial 110

Instructor: Mari Sorum

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

Location: Model 115

Instructor: Scott Kast

Description: Models of computation, regular expressions, finite automata, Kleene's Theorem, lexical analysis, context-free grammars, pushdown automata, introduction to parsing.

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
  • 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Location: Old Main 106A

Instructor: Erica Bailey

Description: A continuation of ASL I, this course builds skills in sign language vocabulary and conversing in sign language.

Location: Memorial 416A

Instructor: Melissa Spelchen

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: Old Main 203

Instructor: Jynette Larshus

Description: An examination of public policy and the social construction of drugs and drug use. Includes the history of drug legislation, the interactional experiences of drug users, harm reduction and rehabilitation vs. criminalization, social effects, drug culture, and legalization debates. 

Location: Old Main 216

Instructor: John McCollum

Description: Foundations of politics in and between different countries.

Location: Old Main 211

Instructor: Ernst Pijning

Description: North and South America have different experiences with slavery. In this seminar we will compare and contrast the African impact on both continents, especially in Brazil and the United States. Some topics that we will study are the slave trades, runaway slave societies, the Haitian revolution, African religions, race relations, gender roles, families, and the meanings of freedom. 

Location: Swain 105/106

Instructor: Beth Marschner 

Description: Provides specific manual examinations involved in the evaluation of athletic injuries. Use of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries will also be studied. 

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: Model 213

Instructor: Timothy Morris

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: Hartnett Hall 329W

Instructor: Christina Paxman

Description: A study of the regulatory policies (federal, state, and municipal), history of free speech, the responsibility of the media, the responsibility of the individual as sender and receiver of messages, and ethical decision making in modern electronic and print media. The course will focus on current communications issues in social and workplace settings.

Location: Model 116

Instructor: Rahul Gomes

Description: Introduction to programming in a high-level language. Emphasis on problem solving and logical thinking. Design, implementation and testing of programs for small scale problems using elementary data types and control structures using web programming languages.

Location: Model 214

Instructor: Kevin Vang

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: Old Main 121

Instructor: Charles Young

Description: The Jazz Ensemble is the Division of Music's standard big band, rehearsing and performing material from the swing era to the present. Students learn specifics of big band performance practices, ensemble playing, and improvisation.

Location: Memorial 110

Instructor: Wenjing Zheng

Description: There is a nationwide shortage of teachers equipped to meet the needs to students with disabilities in the classroom. This foundational course provides an overview of exceptional children and the field of special education. It is a required course for all education majors.

Location: Swain 110

Instructor: Christina Klassy

Description: This is a pre-requisite to the nursing program. Focuses on introductory concepts of the discipline of professional nursing.

This is a three hour class, but prospective students can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions to fit into their schedule:

  • 1:00 - 1:50 pm
  • 2:00 - 2:50 pm
  • 3:00 - 3:50 pm

Location: Model 214

Instructor: Kevin Vang

Description: Functions of more than one variable, multiple integrals, line integrals, Green's and Stroke's theorem.

Location: Model 213

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: Model 329

Instructor: Timothy Morris

Description: This course emphasizes the understanding and application of mathematics as they are used in everyday life. Topics of study include systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming, logic, mathematics of finance, elementary probability, and descriptive statistics.

Location: Swain 118

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 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: Old Main 214

Instructor: Mark Singer

Description: This course explores the intellectual history of the European Middle Ages by looking at the Church and its two sometimes-conflicting roles: as the center of medieval Christian authority and practice, and as the center of knowledge and learning that drew from "pagan" Greece and Rome and the Muslim world as well as from Christian doctrine. 

Location: Hartnett Hall 311E

Instructor: Robert Kibler

Description: A survey of British literature from the Anglo Saxon period through the 18th century.

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. Choose one of the following 50 minute sessions to fit into your schedule:

  • 2:00 - 2:50 pm
  • 3:00 - 3:50 pm
  • 4:00 - 4:50 pm
All climbers will be required to sign a waiver. Parent/guardian consent is required for all minors.

Location: Hartnett Hall 128E

Instructor: Neil Roberts

Description: This class focuses on theoperations, techniques, and practices of broadcast production. Activities include originating, acquiring, organizing, and assembling news segments into a complete television program. Check out the weekly TV production of Minot State Students!

Location: Library, Lower Level

Instructor: Linda Olson

Description: This course introduces students to the history, key debates, and contemporary practices of museums and galleries with a focus on exhibit design, education, conservation and collection management.

Location: Old Main 120

Instructor: Charles Young

Description: A comprehensive look at applied music theory and an introduction to 18th century counterpoint.

Location: Swain 106

Instructor: Mari Sorum

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

Location: Old Main 203

Instructor: Harry Hoffman

Description: This course provides students with a basic understanding of the dynamics of culture and its impact on global change. Areas covered include: institutional structures of culture, cultural history and legacies, production and distribution of culture, effects of culture on meaning and social action.

Location: Administration 362

Instructor: Lacey Corneliusen

Description: This course applies knowledge, values, and skills for generalist social work practice with organizations and communities using evidence-based skills and interventions. Students will develop and utilize skills to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate social work practice with organizations and communities.

Location: Swain 105/107

Instructor: Beth Marschner

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform evaluation of head, neck and spine injuries or conditions.

Location: Old MAin 121

Instructor: Erik Anderson

Description: This course focuses on ear-training, sight-singing, rhythmic reading and dictation. 

Location: Model 329

Instructor: Kevin Vang

Description: Topics include methods of integration, applications of integration, polar equations, sequences, series, power series, and applications.

Location: Old Main 308

Instructor: Nicole Wald

Description: Basic principles of the complete accounting cycle with emphasis on current assets; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. 

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: Old Main 218

Instructor: John McCollum

Description: An introduction to the basic insight, concepts, theories and methods of the discipline. The course encourages students to think critically, to apply sociological knowledge, and to develop a global perspective. 

Location: Old Main 214

Instructor: Jynette Larshus

Description: Structures, politics, and behavior in state and local governments.

Location: Administration 362

Instructor: Lacey Corneliusen

Description: This course applies knowledge, values, and skills for generalist social work practice with groups using evidence-based skills and interventions. Students will develop and utilize skills to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate social work practice with groups. 

Location: Old Main 308

Instructor: Dean Frantsvog

Description: Includes the nature and function of law; contracts and private property as basic concepts in free enterprise; the legal system and evolution of attitudes and law regarding marketing functions and governmental regulation imposed on business activities.

Location: Administration 364

Instructor: Christina Paxman

Description: An advanced course in the art of oral discourse. Emphasis is placed on professional presentations, adapting to diverse audiences, logic, persuasion, and rhetorical analysis.

Location: Administration 364

Instructor: Dr. Paul Markel

Description: An introduction to the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological bases of behavior, including learning, reinforcement, eating and drinking, sleep, sexual behavior, and mental disorders.

Location: Swain 106

Instructor: Mari Sorum

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

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
  • 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Location: Swain 106

Instructor: Mari Sorum

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

Location: Old Main 216

Instructor: Ernst Pijning

Description: A survey of the history of world civilizations since 1500

Location: Hartnett 312E

Instructor: Rebecca Daigneault

Description: A generalist practice framework is used for the analysis of social welfare policies and current policy structures, and policy practice, advocacy, and evaluation used in agency, community, and legislative settings.

Location: Swain 110

Instructor: Christina Paxman

Description: This course explores the integral relationship between public relations, marketing, and advertising in today's market and helps students build a solid foundation in the fundamentals needed to plan, implement, and evaluate public relations campaigns.

Location: Old Main 214

Instructor: John McCollum

Description: This course examines the interrelationship between our community, culture, society and the global environment. Students will become engaged in diverse environmental projects, discussions and debates on eco-feminism, bio-diversity, bio-piracy, environmental degradation and future sustainability. 

Location: Old Main 218

Instructor: Ernst Pijning

Description: Survey of U.S. history from Colonial period to the end of Reconstruction.

Location: Old Main 406

Instructor: Dean Frantsvog

Description: Includes the nature and function of law; contracts and private property as basic concepts in free enterprise; the legal system and evolution of attitudes and law regarding marketing functions and governmental regulation imposed on business activities.

Location: Memorial 222

Instructor: Wenjing Zheng

Description: There is a nationwide shortage of teachers equipped to meet the needs to students with disabilities in the classroom. This foundational course provides an overview of exceptional children and the field of special education. It is a required course for all education majors.

Location: Hartnett Hall 326W

Instructor: Gary Rabe

Description: Provides students with a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. court system; the function of state and federal district, appellate, and supreme courts is reviewed; students are introduced to the influence of extra-legal factors and their differential impact on offender processing; contemporary criminal justice issues facing the court system are also examined. 

Location: Old Main 218

Instructor: Joseph Jastrzembski

Description: Survey of U.S. history from Colonial period to the end of Reconstruction.

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: Administration 364

Instructor: Dr. Paul Markel

Description: Examines the basic concepts of personality development as viewed by the psychoanalytic, learning, humanistic and trait-type theorists. Special emphasis is placed on the comparison of various perspectives.

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: Old Main 402

Instructor: Nicole Wald

Description: Basic principles of the complete accounting cycle with emphasis on current assets; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities.

Location: Model 213

Instructor: Jennifer Sherman

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: Administration 364

Instructor: Rebecca Daigneault

Description: This course focuses on enhancing knowledge and insight into the impact of oppressed individuals to include, but not limited to age, color disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender national origin, race, and sexual orientation. To promote self-awareness, a key component in cross-cultural social work practice, students will be challenged to thoughtfully and critically analyze their own identity development by examining personal beliefs and life-experiences with privilege and oppression.

Location: Old Main 218

Instructor: Harry Hoffman

Description: An introduction to the basic insight, concepts, theories and methods of the discipline. The course encourages students to think critically, to apply sociological knowledge, and to develop a global perspective. 

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. Choose one of the following 50 minute sessions to fit into your schedule:

  • 2:00 - 2:50 pm
  • 3:00 - 3:50 pm
  • 4:00 - 4:50 pm
All climbers will be required to sign a waiver. Parent/guardian consent is required for all minors.