Summer School 2015Summer School 2015

Summer School 2015

About Summer School

Spend the summer at Lees-McRae learning about the region, brushing up on business skills, making new friends, or gaining experience. With online and seated classes, introductory and advanced courses, and a beautiful mountain setting, why not audit or enroll in a class this summer?

Session I: Monday, May 18 - Friday, June 19
Session II: Monday, June 22 - Friday, July 24
Session III: Monday, May 18 - Friday, July 24.


Tuition and Fees

Per Credit Hour | $265

Fees for Summer Session(s) are payable in full on the day of registration.

All fees are refunded if the Student Financial Services Office, prior to registration day, receives a written notification of a student’s decision not to enroll. A refund of 50% of tuition and board is made if a student notifies the Student Financial Services Office of withdrawal during the first week of summer school. No refund will be made if a student withdraws after the first week.

Summer School Housing Costs
Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Session I: May 18 - June 19 $480 $320
Session II: June 22 - July 24 $480 $320
Session III: May 18 - July 24 $960 $640
Entire Summer $1380 $920
BIO 401: Appalachian Ecology (May 18 - 29) $150 $100
ART 301: Appalachian Photography (June 1 - 8) $105 $70

Registration

Summer School Registration Form

If you have any questions about Summer School, please contact the Office of the Registrar at hinshaw@lmc.edu or 828.898.3473.


Available Courses

Art Biology Business Communications Arts & Design
Crimial Justice History Literature Performing Arts Studies
Psychology Rhetoric Sociology Spanish
Sport Management

Appalachian Photography (ART 301-01)
Michael Joslin

Main Campus  |  June 1 - 8

This is an advanced course in photography in which the student further develops the skills learned in ART 151 Photography. Students will explore the Southern Appalachian Mountains through the medium of photography, shooting landscapes and portraits of local people, developing skill in macro photography, and documenting various arts, crafts, skills and social and environmental problems. Prerequisite: ART 151. Additional fee

Clinical Wildlife Rehab I (BIO 392-01)
Nina Fischesser

Main Campus  |  May 18  - June 19

This intensive, hands-on course offered only during the first semester of summer school, is designed to train students in the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. Due to the heavy time demands, students should not take other summer courses while enrolled in this class. 

Clinical Wildlife Rehab I (BIO 393-01)
Nina Fischesser

Main Campus  |  June 22 - July 24 

This course is a continuation of BIO 392 through the second semester of summer school. 

Appalachian Ecology (BIO 401-01)
Stewart Skeate
Main Campus  |  May 18 - 29  

This course is a field study of the natural communities of the southern Appalachians, including deciduous forests, evergreen forests, balds, heath and wetlands. Biological composition and structure of these communities are examined through field exercises and projects. Prerequisite: BIO 211 or BIO 221. 

Intro to Business Computing (BUS 102-01)
Pamela Keystone
Online  |  May 18 - June 19

Introduction to Business: Computing introduces the student to a broad background of business technological computing fundamentals and an awareness of how and where technology is currently being implemented within the business realm. Business Computing covers the business technological concepts, and technological business security and ethics, along with how technology encompasses the workplace. Students will acquire the basic business technology skills in operating systems, spreadsheets, databases and professional presentation skills. Prior keyboarding skills would be helpful. Test Out available. 

Intermediate Business Technology (BUS 205-01)
Pamela Keystone
Online  |  June 19 - July 24

Intermediate Business Technology is designed to further prepare the Business major with an awareness of how and where technology is currently being implemented within the business world today. The course will cover the available and more advanced technological tools used to analyze data and solve problems through a series of advanced spreadsheets and database applications, and will further challenge the student to think critically using quantitative reasoning and effective solutions for today’s global and technological business market. Prerequisite: BUS 102 

Priniciples of Microeconomics (BUS 221-01)
Joe Walsh 
Online  |  June 19 - July 24

This course is a study of microeconomic principles including: supply and demand analysis, elasticity measures, the function of prices, cost analysis and output determination, product and resource markets, competitive market structures, imperfect competition, and the theory of comparative advantage. 

Principles of Macroeconomics (BUS 222-01)
Joe Walsh
Online  |  June 19 - July 24

This course is a study of macroeconomic principles including: the circular flow model, economic aggregates, inflation, unemployment and gross domestic product, the aggregate demand/ aggregate supply model, fiscal policy, central banking and monetary policy, stabilization theory, and international finance. 

Accounting Software Applications (BUS 344-01)
Joe Walsh
Online  |  June 19 - July 24

This course introduces accounting concepts and procedures relating to small businesses. Content includes basic overview of accounting cycle, data entry using manual and computerized systems, analysis and use of financial statement data. Course introduces general ledger software. Content includes setting up companies, entering payables, writing checks, entering sales, processing discounts, tracking sales tax, collecting receivables, preparing journal entries, generating internal reports and creating financial statements. Prerequisite: BUS 241 

Org Behavior (BUS 351-01)
Joe Walsh
Online  |  June 19 - July 24

This courses studies of work values, attitudes and moods and their impact on the work environment. Designed to enable students to understand the behaviors of individuals, groups and leaders in organizations. Diverse issues related to how behaviors can be changed or maintained in the work environment are studied for practical application. Prerequisite: BUS 211. 

Study Abroad (BUS 360-01)
May 18 - June 19

This course provides opportunities for students to obtain academic credit through study in other countries. 

Business Internship (BUS 471-01)
Amy Anderson
Online  |  May 18 - July 24

This course is a full-time work experience for business majors taken under the direction and supervision of the internship coordinator, who monitors the student’s progress and experience. The student is supervised by an on-site manager of the organization who will verify the number of hours completed by the student and evaluate the student’s work performance. A formal paper and oral presentation is required when the internship is completed. A student working 200 to 399 hours during the internship will receive 3 hours credit. If a student works more than 400 hours during the internship, 6 hours of credit will be given. Prerequisite: Junior or senior status and permission of the instructor.

Appalachian Documentary Production (COM 403-01)
Jesse Knight
Online  |  May 18 - July 24

This course is designed to give students experience in researching, scripting, photographing and editing documentary material on the Appalachian region. Prerequisites: COM 261 and COM 411. Additional fee required.

Judicial Processes and Court Ethics (CRI 325-01)
Ava Yamouti
Online  |  May 18 - June 29

This course gives an overview of the court system of the United States. Upon completion of this course, students will exhibit knowledge of the structure and function of both the criminal justice process and the U.S. court system. Ethical court procedures will also be discussed. Prerequisite: CRI 221. (TBA)

Criminal Justice Internship (CRI-471-01) 
Tracy Hoilman
Online  |  May 18 - July 24

This course is a closely supervised internship to be initiated by the student and approved by the instructor. The internship may be in the area of probation, parole, corrections, the courts or law enforcement. Familiarity with current related literature, a term paper and an oral presentation will be required. The supervisor will conduct periodic evaluations. Prerequisite: Senior status and permission of the instructor. 

Criminal Justice Work Experience (CRI-472-37)
Tracy Hoilman
Online  |  May 18 - July 24

This course is designed for extended campus students who are currently working in the criminal justice field, or have worked in the field during the last five years. Course requirements include a portfolio to verify their employment and evidence to demonstrate how programmatic goals apply to the individual’s work experience. Students who meet this professional work experience criteria enroll in CRI 472 instead of CRI 471 Criminal Justice Internship. Prerequisites: Current Work Experience, Senior Status and permission of the Division Chair.

History of World War II (HIS 431-01)
Robert Turpin
Online  |  June 19 - July 24

An examination of World War II, 1939-1945, with an emphasis on the causes, the conduct, the nature of global and total war, and the emergence of the post-war world. Prerequisite: RHE 102.

Special Topic: Feminine Voice in Appalachian Literature (LIT 288-01)
Kathy Olson
Online  |  May 18 - June 19 

Women writers in Appalachia are often viewed as Regional writers, their contributions excluded from the broader context of American literature.  A closer review, however, finds themes within these works that cover the entire scope of individual experience, wielding literary force as well as   political and social influence.  This course examines those works and their place in the American Literary canon.  Readings will include novels, short stories, essays, and poems.  

Special Topic: Performing Arts Internship (PAS 288-01)
Danielle Curtis
May 18 - July 24

This course is an opportunity for students to supplement their academic knowledge with realistic work experience within the field of performing arts. Successful use of knowledge and application of skills is required. 

Performing Arts Internship (PAS 493-01)
Michael Hannah
Online  |  May 18 - July 24

This course is an opportunity for students to supplement their academic knowledge with realistic work experience within the field of performing arts. Successful use of knowledge and application of skills is required. 

General Psychology (PSY 133-01)
M. Hart
Online  |  May 18 - July 10

This course is an introduction to the field of psychology. Major theorists and sub-disciplines of psychology are covered.

Human Growth and Development (PSY 201-01)
M. Hart
Online  |  May 18 - July 10

Human Growth and Development (3) This course examines the relationship of the physical, emotional, social and cognitive factors of growth and development from the prenatal period through death.

Rhetoric I (WI) (RHE 101-01)
Kevin Keck
Online  |  May 18 - June 19

This course is an intensive introduction to college-level critical reading/listening, written composition and public speaking that emphasizes thesis, support, reasoning and organization. This course begins to establish a foundation of skills required for further development in designated writing-intensive and speaking intensive courses. Students will investigate various processes of rhetorical analysis and also apply learned principles in written and oral assignments. Prerequisite: SSC 103 or placement by Registrar or Burton Center for Student Success. 

Rhetoric II (WI) (RHE 102-01)
Kathy Olson 
Online  |  May 18 - June 19

An intensive continuation of RHE 101, this research-based course enhances and extends the written and oral skills covered in the first semester, possibly through a thematic study of contemporary and/or historical disputation or through analysis of writings from various genres. This course completes the skills foundation required for further development in designated writing-intensive and speaking-intensive courses. Students will analyze rhetorical strategies, use specific citation formats, describe controversies from a variety of angles and argue positions through written and oral assignments. Prerequisite: RHE 101 or placement by Registrar or Burton Center for Student Success. 

Prinicples of Sociology (SOC 236-01)
Brad Southard
Online  |  May 18 - June 26

This course is an introduction to the field of sociology and the sociological perspective. Topics include groups, family, culture, bureaucracy, deviance, social class, power and social change. 

Social Problems (SOC 251-01)
Brad Southard
Online  |  May 18 - June 26

This course is a sociological examination of the major social problems in the United States today, such as poverty, sexism, racism, environmental abuse, crime, drug abuse, aging and war. 

Spanish Conversation and Latino Culture II (SPA 112-01)
Rachel Chrane  
Online  |  May 18 - June 19

(3-hour class and 1-hour online lab) This course helps students increase Spanish conversation skills through total immersion activities in class and online. The students learn more about Latino culture through community involvement, video activities, cultural and literary readings, music and dance. Prerequisite: SPA 111 or permission from the instructor.

Spanish Conversation and Latino Culture III (SPA 211-01)
Rachel Chrane
Online  |  May 18 - June 19

(3-hour class and 1-hour online lab) This course helps intermediate Spanish speakers improve their conversation skills through total immersion activities in class and online. Latino culture comes alive through cultural and literary readings, community involvement, video activities, music and dance. Prerequisite: SPA 112 or permission from the instructor.

Sport Management Internship (SPT 471-01)
Online  |  May 18 - July 24

This course is a closely supervised internship to be initiated by the student and approved by the instructor. The supervisor will conduct periodic evaluations. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

Cycling Internship I (SPT 472-01)
Ted Silver
Online  |  May 18 - July 24

This course is designed to engage students in the professional field of cycling by working as an intern (paid or unpaid). Internships may be domestic or international and require a minimal 200 hours of work.

Cycling Internship II (SPT 473-01)
Ted Silver
Online  |  May 18 - July 24

This course is designed to engage students in the professional field of cycling working as an intern (paid or unpaid). This internship may be a continuation of SPT 472 or conducted within a completely different area of work. Internships may be domestic or international and require a minimal 200 hours of work.

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