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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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The Concurrent Enrollment program delivers Minnesota State Mankato courses according to individual high school needs. Concurrent Enrollment courses are currently offered in the following subject areas listed below.

Additional courses may be considered. Please contact the Assistant Director for Concurrent Enrollment if interested in other Minnesota State Mankato courses.I loved taking the Psychology 101 course at Chaska. It really sparked an interest for what I wanted to go to school for. It was cool to get involved with MSU as a senior in high school by having my own MavCARD and email address. I think being able to take that class and get involved with MSU really put Mankato on the map of places I was considering for college. Quote from Lauren Stelten, former Concurrent Enrollment student

Biology 100: Our Natural World: Introductory course designed for students not majoring in science. Focuses on basic biological principles with special emphasis on the human species. Includes scientific problem solving, biodiversity, human and social aspects of biology, ecology, cellular processes and organ function, human reproduction, pre-natal development, and heredity. Lecture, laboratory, and small group discussions.

Biology 105: General Biology I: Study of biological processes at the suborganismal level including cell chemistry, metabolism, reproduction, genetics, and complex tissue physiology. Laboratory and discussion sessions stress problem solving and experimental design.

Communication Studies 102: Public Speaking: A course in communication principles to develop skills in the analysis and presentation of speeches.

English 101: Composition: Students will practice strategies for generating and developing ideas, locating and analyzing information, analyzing audience, drafting, writing sentences and paragraphs, evaluating drafts, revising, and editing in essays of varying lengths. Students will also become experienced in computer-assisted writing and research.

English 110: Introduction to Literature: Study and analysis of elements of prose, poetry and drama in English from earlier periods through contemporary. Emphasizes critical reading of literature. May include such genres as short story, novel, memoir, nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poem, play, screenplay.

English 113W: Introduction to Prose Literature: Study and analysis of prose literature in English from earlier periods through contemporary. Works will be chosen from the following forms: short stories, essays, novellas, novels, memoirs, autobiographies, and other long forms. Emphasizes critical reading of and writing about literature.

Geography 103: Introductory Cultural Geography: Cultural aspects of interactions between people and their environment focusing on spatial patterns of population, agriculture, politics, language, religion, industrialization, and urbanization. Emphasis is placed on the processes that create the cultural landscape and on management of land and natural resources.

Health 101: Health and the Environment:This course is designed to introduce the wellness concept, encouraging development of physical, mental, social and environmental health of the individual. The course ultimately fosters decision-making through a variety of instructional strategies.

German 201: Intermediate German I: A review of German structure and its application to reading, conversation, and composition.

Math 112: College Algebra: Concepts of algebra (real numbers, exponents, polynomials, rational expressions), equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections, sequences and series, probability, and binomial theorem.

Music 120: Introduction to Music: A general course in music appreciation. This course includes a study of styles at different periods, musical forms, and information about composers with emphasis on the elements of music and how these elements have evolved through history.

Political Science 111: United States Government: Become informed enough to play your part in governing the United States. Start by learning about the Constitution, our rights and freedoms, how the national government works and the opportunities and challenges of citizen influence.Political Science methods, and the challenges of citizenship are emphasized.

Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology: This course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to the broad spectrum of theories and applications that make up the field of psychology.

Spanish 102: Elementary Spanish II: An introduction to the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing; presentation of condensed cultural notes.

Spanish 201: Intermediate Spanish I: A review of the fundamentals of grammar, practice in written and oral expression, development of listening and reading skills, brief cultural components.

Spanish 202: Intermediate Spanish II: A review of the fundamentals of grammar, practice in written and oral expression, development of listening and reading skills, brief cultural components.