Summer School | May 19 - July 25Summer School | May 19 - July 25

Summer School | May 19 - July 25

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?

Did You Know? 

Students not actively enrolled at Lees-McRae are welcome to audit or fully enroll in Lees-McRae Summer School.


Registration

If you are a current Lees-McRae student, please complete this form to register for summer courses.

If you are not a current Lees-McRae student or if you have any questions about Summer School, please contact the Office of the Registrar at hinshaw@lmc.edu or 828.898.3473.


Courses Offered

Appalachian Studies Art  Biology Business
Communication Arts & Design Criminal Justice Education English
History Literature Psychology Sociology
Spanish Sport Administration

Special Topic: History of Appalachian Trail (APP 288-01/HIS 288)
M. Hitechew
Online | May 19 - June 20

This course examines the history of the Appalachia Trail from its inception by Benton Mackaye to its modern state.  The course will put the Appalachian Trail into historical context in addition to exploring the cultural and social aspects that have developed as a result of its creation.  Students will be privy to a mixture of reading, writing, presenting and active day hiking.

Special Topic: Appalachian Dialect (APP 288-02)
M. Weaver
Online | June 2 - June 30

This course provides an overview of the Appalachian Dialect by focusing on its historical roots and current state. Emphasis will be given to the stereotypes, identity, and traditional grammatical and syntactical features of the dialect along with its impact on and relationship with public education in the South.

Special Topic: Gene Research in Appalachian (APP 288-03)
F. Shaffner
Online | May 19 - July 25

An intensive introduction to genealogy research using a variety of materials. Students will learn how to conduct database research, local record research, and use a variety of methods to access eclectic information about people in the past. Students will learn how to interpret and understand the records they access, and how to assimilate information into a comprehensive biography.

Special Topic: Feminine Voice in Appalachian Literature (APP 288-04/LIT 288)
K. Olson
Online | May 26 - June 20

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.  Reading will include novels, short stories, essays and poems.

Internship in Appalachia (APP 471-01)
M. Joslin
May 19 - July 25

This course will be a service-learning experience in the Appalachian region. This course may not be taken with any other internship. Prerequisite: Permission of Appalachian Studies Coordinator required.

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Appalachian Photography (ART 301-01)
M. Joslin
MTWRF | June 2 - June 9

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 required. 

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Internship in Biology (BIO 371-01)
E. Spears
May 19 - July 25

This course will give students academic credit for work experience in an area related to their major. Formal report of the work experience or related research is required. Prerequisite: Junior status and permission of the instructor. 

Internship in Biology (BIO 372-01)
E. Spears
May 19 - July 25

This course will give students academic credit for work experience in an area related to their major. Formal report of the work experience or related research is required. Prerequisite: Junior status and permission of the instructor. 

Internship in Biology (BIO 373-01)
E. Spears
May 19 - July 25

This course will give students academic credit for work experience in an area related to their major. Formal report of the work experience or related research is required. Prerequisite: Junior status and permission of the instructor. 

Clinical Wildlife Rehab I (BIO 392-01)
N. Fischesser
MTWRF | May 15 - July 3

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. Prerequisites: BIO 181 and BIO 182.

Clinical Wildlife Rehab II (BIO 393-01)
N. Fischesser
MTWRF | July 4 - August 15

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

Appalachian Ecology (BIO 401-01) 
S. Skeate
MTWRF | May 19 - May 30

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. 

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Principles of Macroeconomics (BUS 222-01)
J. Walsh
Online | May 19 - July 25

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)
J. Walsh
May 19 - July 25

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

Organizational Behavior (BUS 351-01)
J. Walsh
Online | May 19 - July 25

This courses studies the 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 19 - July 25

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

Business Intern (BUS 471-01)
J. Walsh
May 19 - July 25

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.

Business Intern (BUS 471-02)
R. Taylor
May 19 - July 25

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.

Business Intern (BUS 471-03)
A. Taylor
May 19 - July 25

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.

Business Intern (BUS 471-04)
M. Sawyer
May 19 - July 25

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.

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Appalachian Documentary Production (COM 403-01)
J. Knight
Online | May 19 - August 1

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.

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Judicial Process & Court Ethics (CRI 325-01)
A. Yamouti
Online | May 19 - June 27

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. 

Criminal Justice Internship (CRI 471-01)
K. Logan 
May 19 - July 25

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.

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Educational Psychology (EDU 321-12)
S. Gilbert
Online

This course involves a study of the psychological principles and theories applied to teaching and learning in the educational setting. The course stresses learning theory, measurement, evaluation, student and teacher behavior, individual differences and motivation including identification and educational management of children and youth with exceptionalities. Teacher candidates will complete a field placement with school age children. 

Educational Psychology (EDU 321-32)
D. Madrazo
Online

This course involves a study of the psychological principles and theories applied to teaching and learning in the educational setting. The course stresses learning theory, measurement, evaluation, student and teacher behavior, individual differences and motivation including identification and educational management of children and youth with exceptionalities. Teacher candidates will complete a field placement with school age children. 

Reflective Teaching and Classroom Management (EDU 325-12)
C. Gordon
Surry Community College

Through the study of varied models of human motivation and organization, this course assists teacher candidates, as they analyze, create and nurture positive learning communities to promote enduring academic and social growth. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. 

Reflective Teaching and Classroom Management (EDU 325-32)
S. Gilbert
Western Piedmont Community College

Through the study of varied models of human motivation and organization, this course assists teacher candidates, as they analyze, create and nurture positive learning communities to promote enduring academic and social growth. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. 

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English Practicum/Internship (ENG 471-01)
M. Joslin
May 19 - July 25

The internship is an on-the-job training experience utilizing the skills developed in the English major. Emphasis is on learning and practicing the fundamental skills of reading, writing, editing, communicating and researching. A minimum of 200 hours of work is necessary for credit. This course is normally taken in the summer following the junior year.

Senior Seminar: English/Humanities Major (ENG 499-01)
M. Joslin
May 19 - July 25

This course focuses on selected topics in literature and/or composition as determined by the English faculty. Oral presentation and written thesis required. Prerequisite: Senior status and permission of the Division Chair.

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History of the Southern Appalachian Region (HIS 210-01)
H. Hitechew
Online | May 19 - July 18

This is a survey course of the history of the southern Appalachian region from the period of exploration and settlement to the present.

Problems in US History II (HIS 265-01)
M. Depew
Online | May 19 - July 25

This course examines major problems in the history of the United States and in the writing of that history from the 1870s to the present. Prerequisites: HIS 120 and RHE 102.

Special Topic: History of Appalachian Trail (APP 288-01/HIS 288)
M. Hitechew
Online | May 19 - June 20

This course examines the history of the Appalachia Trail from its inception by Benton Mackaye to its modern state.  The course will put the Appalachian Trail into historical context in addition to exploring the cultural and social aspects that have developed as a result of its creation.  Students will be privy to a mixture of reading, writing, presenting and active day hiking.

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American Literature: Major Authors (LIT 230-01)
K. Olson
Online | May 25 - June 20

In this course, students will become familiar with the major authors and works in American literature and will be able to critically discuss the works in spoken and written discourse. Prerequisite: RHE 101. 

Special Topic: Feminine Voice in Appalachian Literature (APP 288-04/LIT 288)
K. Olson
Online | May 26 - June 20

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.  Reading will include novels, short stories, essays and poems.

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General Psychology (PSY 133-01)
M. Hart
Online | June 2 - July 25

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

Psychology Internship (PSY 471-01)
J. Carson
May 19 - July 25

This course is a closely supervised internship to be initiated by the student and approved by the instructor. Familiarity with current, related literature and a written and oral presentation will be required. The supervisor will conduct periodic evaluations. Prerequisite: Senior status, permission of the instructor and a minimum 2.5 GPA in the major. 

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Social Problems (SOC 251-01)
B. Southard
Online | May 19 - June 27

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. 

Special Topic: Sociology of Sport (SOC 288-01)
D. Louis
Online | June 2 - July 25

This course explores the structural and cultural relationships of sport to society.  Particular attention is given to issues of race, class, gender, economics, and politics as they relate to sport.  The course takes a historical approach, uses a critical lens, and surveys scholarly research on issues of sport and society.

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Spanish Conversation and Latino Culture II (SPA 112)
Rachel Chrane
Online | May 19 - June 25

This course helps students increase Spanish conversation skills through total immersion activities online. The students learn more about Latino culture through community involvement, video activities, cultural and literary readings, music and dance. Prerequisite: SPA 111

Spanish Conversation and Latino Culture III (SPA 211)
Rachel Chrane
Online | May 19 - June 25

This course helps intermediate Spanish speakers improve their conversation skills through total immersion activities online. Latino culture comes alive through cultural and literary readings, community involvement, video activities, music and dance. Prerequisite: SPA 112

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Intro to Physical Education & Sport Studies (SPT 121-01)
R. Thrasher
Online | May 19 - July 25

This course is an overview of the fields of physical education and sport management, with emphasis placed on history, philosophy, current issues and career opportunities. 

Special Topic: Sport & Cinema in TV (SPT 288-01)
G. Renfro
Online | May 19 - July 25

This class will look how sport is viewed by then powerful media of cinema and television. Students will look at the perceptions of sports, athletes and coaches as well as the role sports play in our society. An analyzed look of media productions will be part of the class as well as how various topics are conveyed to the audience.

Special Topic: Current Issues in Sport (SPT 388-01)
R. Thrasher
Online | May 19 - July 25 

A look at the current issue and trends in the sporting industry. The course will examine published documents including, magazines, periodicals, newspaper, on-line media sources and sport media guides to look at the issues affecting today’s sports industry.

Sport Administration Internship (SPT 471-01)
R. Thrasher
May 19 - July 25

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.

Special Topic: Higher Education and Intercollegiate Athletics (SPT 488-01)
T. McPhail
Online | May 19 - July 25

This class will exam the historical development of athletics within American institutions of higher learning with an emphasis upon concepts and ideals that underlie the developments and the major problems affecting contemporary intercollegiate athletics

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