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COURSE RATIONALE: Students studying business and management related fields must understand accounting, the language of business. This course is a core component of the programs offered by the Business Administration area. ACCT 211 begins the introduction into financial accounting. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: ACCT 211: Principles of Accounting I. This course is designed to begin the study of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and practices used in business. The focus of this course is on Financial Accounting. Students will study the useful application of recording, adjusting, summarizing and reporting financial data significant to the management and control of a business enterprise. Topics studied include accounting for sole proprietorships with the emphasis on service oriented and merchandising firms.

COURSE RATIONALE: Art Appreciation is an introductory course for non-art majors. This course may be used as a humanities credit or as an elective. Students will explore, evaluate and appreciate art using an appropriate arts vocabulary. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: ART 120 Art Appreciation. This course is an introductory course that explores art fundamentals. Design elements, media, historical periods, and art movements are presented to provide the student with a basic visual literacy and appreciation for the arts. This class is for non-art majors.

COURSE RATIONALE: This course provides non-majors with a basic understanding of core biological concepts and the nature of biology as a science, as well as providing laboratory experience. It is intended to meet transfer requirements for a laboratory science course. This course is not intended for Biology majors. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: BIO 101: Essentials of Biology. This course addresses the nature of biology as a science. Students will learn core biological concepts and engage in the analysis and communication of biological subject matter. This course is not intended for biology majors.

COURSE RATIONALE: To introduce students to the American legal system as it applies to business transactions. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: BUS 153: Business Law. This course is a practical approach to law that emphasizes current and relevant topics students need to understand about business transactions and issues, such as contracts, property, employer/employee relations, and insurance.

COURSE RATIONALE: This course is intended as an initial course for students considering careers in Computer Information Systems; as such it provides an introduction to the various topics within the subject. This course is also appropriate for students seeking an introductory course emphasizing basic computer concepts and usage of the computer as an information gathering tool. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: CIS 110: Foundations of Information Systems. This course examines the impact of computers on business, society, and the individual. Topics include: the evolution of computers, the information processing cycle; components of an information system; usage of the computer as an information gathering tool; basic hardware and software terminology and concepts; information system design and development; data communications, networking, the Internet; and exploration of computer related careers.

Terms of Use (More Info in Syllabi): Dual enrollment (DE) courses follow St. Clair County Community College (SC4)’s 12-week calendar. You consent to pay the SC4 in-district tuition/fees. Michigan Virtual will invoice eligible charges following enrollment/withdrawal date. Students or enrolling schools must buy required text/materials listed in syllabi. SC4 accepts SAT scores for DE eligibility. If student hasn’t taken the SAT, then SC4 will evaluate the student’s H.S. transcript. Upload files to Michigan Virtual’s Student Learning Portal (SLP). DE courses are limited to students attending public/private schools in Michigan. Nonresident or homeschooled students are not eligible. Students must complete the webform in their registration email. SC4 will contact the student directly with acceptance by mail and info on accessing the portal, college email, and online course content. SC4 will transmit scores electronically or by mail via Michigan Virtual. DE scores will not appear in the SLP.

COURSE RATIONALE: The first criminal justice course in the criminal justice program course sequence. The intent of the course is to introduce students to the three major components of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, corrections, and the courts. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: CJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice. This course in an introduction to the history, philosophy, concepts and problems of law enforcement. A survey is made of the various fields of law enforcement and corrections in the United States. Professional career opportunities are reviewed.

COURSE RATIONALE: To have students write effective, coherent, unified, well-developed and supported multi-paragraph expository essays. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: ENG 101 English Composition I. This course includes various types of current prose, a study of English usage and intensive practice in composition, all of which is designed to improve a student’s ability to express ideas in a clear, logical, and forceful manner.

COURSE RATIONALE: 1) To continue the process of developing the student’s writing skills begun in English 101 by emphasizing more advanced skills, e.g., evaluation, analysis, interpretation and synthesis. 2) To complete all steps of the process of a research paper, from finding a subject to locating appropriate resources to taking effective notes from sources to incorporating resource materials (with proper documentation) into a finished research paper of 7-15 pages. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: ENG 102 English Composition II. This course will provide practice in writing extensive units of composition with emphasis on critical thinking skills. Through the study of a variety of texts, students will practice analytical and interpretative writing, including one formal source paper involving training in the use of library facilities and research techniques.

COURSE RATIONALE: To provide students with the basic skills needed to comprehend, converse, read and write in the French language. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: FR 101: Introductory French I. The essentials of the French language and culture are introduced in this course. Students begin to achieve basic facility in speaking, understanding, reading and writing the language as well as acquiring insight into French life and customs. Audio materials are employed to enhance the students’ speaking and comprehension skills.

COURSE RATIONALE: To expose students to more difficult levels of comprehension and communication in the French language. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: FR 102 Introductory French II. The course completes the introductory level of the French language. The student is expected to have acquired basic speaking and comprehension skills, knowledge of grammar of the language, as well as the ability to read and write simple prose and to express ideas in writing. Continued use is made of the audio materials. The course is open to students who have completed one semester of the language in college or one year in high school.

COURSE RATIONALE: Geography 101 is designed for non-science students including diverse majors such as liberal arts and business. The course offers a broad overview of the weather, climate, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, plate tectonics, soils, rivers, glaciers, wind, and waves. Covering these topics provides students with basic knowledge of the environment allowing them to engage in civil discourse on local, national, and global issues, ultimately supporting a healthy democracy. This course will satisfy the lab science requirement at SC4. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: GEO 101: Earth Science. The course offers a description of the physical environment and a broad overview of the weather, climate, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, plate tectonics, soils, rivers, glaciers, wind and waves. Students will discover where these natural features exist and why they are located where they are. Features of the natural landscape will be described with emphasis not only on identification, but also on the significance of location. This course is structured as a science course for non-science majors that wish to take a lab science course designed for the liberal arts, education or business major.

COURSE RATIONALE: GEO 233, along with GEO 102, are courses generally required of Education majors at most four year institutions. GEO 233 is also a course geared toward the student who wishes a general overview of the global physical and cultural regions. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: GEO 233: World Regional Geography. World Regional Geography is a course that acquaints the students with the cultural and natural environments in which they live. The course is multi-faceted with a variety of different topics introduced, including landforms of various regions, religions, and languages of the people, basic history and its effects today, current events and regional points of interest.

COURSE RATIONALE: To introduce the allied health student to math concepts appropriate to their academic and employment needs. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: HE 101: Math Related to Drug Administration. An introductory course to review basic mathematics as it relates to the health care profession and to prepare health care professionals to calculate medication dosages. Topics include a review of basic mathematics, introduction to the metric system, calculations using dimensional analysis including oral and parenteral medication, IV calculations and pediatric safe dose calculations.

COURSE RATIONALE: To introduce students to a foundation of medical terminology. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: HE 102: Medical Terminology. This course is designed for health care students to enable them to acquire the knowledge and use of medical terms and abbreviations through a broad range of learning experiences.

COURSE RATIONALE: All students should have an understanding of the history of western civilization to help them understand why countries have the policies and traditions they do. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: HIS 101: History of Western Civilization to 1715. The evolution of the modern Western world is surveyed from its ancient and medieval cultural footings to the making of contemporary cultural premises.

COURSE RATIONALE: All students should have an understanding of the history of western civilization to help them understand why countries have the policies and traditions they do. This course fulfills part of the Global Awareness Competency Requirement. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: HIS 102: History of Western Civilization Since 1715. This course moves the development of Western Civilization from the Enlightenment to the French Revolution and Napoleon and the Industrial Revolution through the 19th century to explain nationalism, communism, fascism, collective security, the Cold War, and other major experiences of the 20th century world. History 102 may be taken before History 101.

COURSE RATIONALE: Every student should have an understanding of the history of the country they live in. History helps them to know who they are. History of one’s country helps explain actions/policies that are practiced in that country and the interaction/interdependence upon other nations. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: HIS 150: History of the United States, 1877 to Present. This course deals with the United States from 1877 to the present. Such topics as the transformation to an urban-industrial nation, the emergence of the U.S. as a world power including the world wars and the Depression. The last part of the course describes the Cold War, the civil rights movement, Vietnam and the new politics. This course may be taken before HIS 149.

COURSE RATIONALE: This course is a general math course, intended to inspire students to be actively engaged in mathematical thought. It is designed for students needing a general mathematics course beyond Elementary Algebra. This course will allow students to investigate various problem solving techniques, obtain a better understanding of mathematical ideas that they use on a daily basis, build sharper skills for analyzing life issues that involve mathematics and develop a new perspective and outlook into the way they view the world involving math. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: MTH 104: Foundations of Math. This course allows students to discover some of the mathematics that they use on a daily basis. Students will be actively involved in investigations of mathematics to help them attain a better understanding of mathematical ideas, build sharper skills for analyzing life issues that stem from mathematics and develop a new perspective and outlook at the way they view the world involving mathematics.

COURSE RATIONALE: This course is a compilation of topics from algebra and trigonometry with greater depth given to topics than in previous courses. It is designed to reinforce the concepts a student needs as a foundation for calculus. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: MTH 113: Pre-Calculus. Topics include: limits, equations, identities, and functions. The functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and their inverses. Calculators are used throughout course.

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.