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While students may want to take some specialty courses at the college level, most focus on courses that meet high school graduation requirements and will count toward a bachelor’s degree at a university.
A selection of these kinds of courses and the expert faculty teaching them include:
|ENGLISH COMPOSITION I - ENGL 1110
Explanatory and persuasive, personal and public writing; instruction in generating, focusing, developing, researching and presenting ideas consistent with subject, purposes and audience.
Lead Instructor – Anthony Edgington, PhD, associate professor and director of the composition program, with research focused on different aspects of rhetoric and composition.
COLLEGE COMPOSITION II: ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES AND DISCOURSE – ENGL 1130
SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING – ENGL 2950
|COLLEGE ALGEBRA - MATH 1320
Number systems; elementary theory of equations and inequalities; functions and relations; exponentials and logarithms; systems of equations and topics in analytic geometry.
Lead Instructor – Kevin Gibbs, MA, associate lecturer, with a concentration on developmental and beginning college courses and combining technology with traditional teaching techniques.
|SURVEY OF BIOLOGY – BIOL 1120
A survey of major biological principles and phenomena in various plants and animals with emphasis on man.
Lead Instructor – Brenda Leady, PhD, whose doctoral studies focused on aquatic ecology. The idea of active learning and technology to help someone discover the excitement of biology is her passion.
|SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY – ASTR 1010
General astronomy, including appearance of the sky and nature and evolution of the Earth, Moon, solar system, stars, galaxies and the universe.
Lead Instructor – Lawrence Anderson-Huang, PhD, chair of physics and astronomy whose research centers on numerical simulations of radiative transfer and thermodynamic equilibrium in astrophysical situations.
|AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT – PSC 1200
An introductory survey of the institutions, processes and politics of the federal government and its relationship to state governments.
Lead Instructor – Renee Heberle, PhD, associate professor, with research interests in feminist theory, sexual politics and women and the law.
|SOCIOLOGY I – SOC 1010
Sociological topics regarding social behavior, institutional dynamics and social change are examined, and the principles and basic concepts used by sociologists are taught.
Lead Instructor – Patricia Case, PhD, associate professor, and author of numerous papers and articles as well as lead research investigator on various subjects and topics in the area of sociology.
|PUBLIC SPEAKING – COMM 2600
Applies the principles of informative and persuasive communication in the construction, delivery and critique of public presentations. Students taking the online course must have access to video recording equipment (iPad, smartphone, camera, etc.) to submit assignments.
Lead Instructor – David Strukel, MA, lecturer, with research interests including mass communication and media performance. He is a member of the flipped classroom learning and Apple Higher Education task forces.
|ART HISTORY AND VISUAL LITERACY – ARTH 1500
Introduction to interpretation of works of art and architecture, and historical relationships of artists, patrons and audiences in art’s production and purposes.
Lead Instructor – Thor Mednick, PhD, assistant professor specializing in 19th and 20th century European art and African art. He is an internationally recognized expert and award recipient.
|NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIVING – HEAL 2800
Learn basic nutrition concepts. Personal practices are analyzed and evaluated to plan improvements.
Lead Instructor – Deb Boardley, PhD, professor and licensed dietitian, with a research interest focused on food and nutrition behavior.
|STATISTICS – MATH 2600
An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistical methods including point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing and regression. Credit not allowed for both MATH 2600 and 2630.
Lead Instructor – Minhui Paik, PhD, lecturer whose research focuses on the analysis of large data sets, survey sampling and missing data in sociology, science and industry.
More Courses and More Options
Note that many other courses are available at UT in a traditional classroom or online setting. Please check the course catalog online for the days/times of these courses in a traditional classroom or online setting, and then talk to your high school counselor.