Powers Catholic High School Program Offerings

Powers Catholic High School is collaborating with the University of Michigan-Flint to offer the Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership.  The DEEP initiative allows motivated students to earn college credit by taking accredited courses taught by UM-Flint faculty on-site at Powers Catholic High School.  

 

Senior Humanities Program (12 credits)

Classes will be taught at Powers Catholic High School.  Classes will follow Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/ Thursday, 12:45-2:00PM schedule.  Optional tutoring sessions will be held on Fridays, 12:45pm-2:00pm.

 

Fall Semester 2016 Courses

Economics (ECN) 202, Principles of Economics (Micro), 3 credits – Social Sciences.  Introduction to the economic theories of production, consumption and exchange. Topics include applications of supply and demand, production and cost analysis, market structure, market failure, resource markets, and regulation.

English (ENG) 111, College Rhetoric, 3 credits – English Composition.  Introductory course in composition emphasizing written expression appropriate to successful college level work. Analytical readings; creative and critical thinking; development of a student's sense of integrity as a writer. Graded ABCN.

Winter Semester 2017 Courses 

English (ENG) 112, Critical Writing and Reading, 3 credits – English Composition. Prerequisite:  Minimum grade of C in ENG 111.  Intensive course in critical and analytical reading, writing and research strategies necessary for successful academic work. Techniques for essay exams; argumentative, analytical, and critical papers; undergraduate research.

Art History (ARH) 112, History of Renaissance to Modern Art, 3 credits - Humanities. Historical survey of art from the Renaissance to the Modern era. Covers all media from the western tradition of this time period.

 

SENIOR DEEP ON-CAMPUS HUMANITIES PROGRAM (13 CREDITS)

Classes will be taught at the University of Michigan-Flint Campus. Classes will follow Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/ Thursday, 7:40am-8:55am schedule.  Tutoring services are available on campus.  Students should schedule tutoring sessions through the Academic Success Center.  *Biology 104 will be held two days a week 7:40AM-9:00AM and has a mandatory Friday, 7:10am-9:00am lab component.

Fall Semester 2016 Courses

English (ENG) 111, College Rhetoric, 3 credits – English Composition.  Introductory course in composition emphasizing written expression appropriate to successful college level work. Analytical readings; creative and critical thinking; development of a student's sense of integrity as a writer. Graded ABCN.

*Biology (BIO) 104, Introduction to Human Biology, 4 credits – Natural Science with Laboratory.  Introductory human anatomy and physiology with a focus on exercise physiology and human health.  Intended for non-science majors. Lecture and laboratory.

Winter Semester 2016 Courses 

English (ENG) 112, Critical Writing and Reading, 3 credits – English Composition. Prerequisite:  Minimum grade of C in ENG 111.  Intensive course in critical and analytical reading, writing and research strategies necessary for successful academic work. Techniques for essay exams; argumentative, analytical, and critical papers; undergraduate research.

Africana (AFA) 101, Intro to Africana Studies, 3 credits – Social Science/US Diversity.  Interdisciplinary examination of the Africana (African and African Diaspora) experience; trends, issues and forces that have shaped it. The dispersion of persons of African descent throughout the world, and the important roles they have played in the advancement of civilization.

 

Junior Humanities Program (12 credits)

Classes will be taught at Powers Catholic High School.  Classes will follow Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/ Thursday, 12:45-2:00PM schedule.  Optional tutoring sessions will be held on Fridays, 12:45pm-2:00pm.

Fall Semester 2016 Courses

Philosophy (PHL) 202, Intro to Logic, 3 credits – Humanities. Study of reasoning with emphasis on features that distinguish good (or valid) reasoning from bad (or invalid) reasoning. Examination of ways of evaluating deductive reasoning with focus on techniques of formal, symbolic logic. May also include informal logic and fallacies.

Africana (AFA) 215, Survey of African-American Literature, 3 credits – Humanities/US Diversity.  Introduction to American literature written by African-American writers. Major authors studied in historical context along with cultural elements of folklore and related arts.

Winter Semester 2017 Courses 

History (HIS) 114, Twentieth Century World History, 3 credits – Social Science. Survey of cultural, social, intellectual, economic, and political developments in the twentieth-century world. Special attention will be devoted to imperialism, war and violence, decolonization in the developing world, and the process and effects of globalization.

Communication (COM) 210, Introduction to Public Speaking, 3 credits – Humanities.  Students prepare and deliver speeches in class and develop skills of writing, organization, research and delivery. Students also engage in important public issues, develop an appreciation for ethical methods to approach diverse audiences and become more comfortable speaking in public. Students will learn skills of argumentation and persuasion in order to be better equipped to use speech as a tool to execute change.

JUNIOR DEEP ON-CAMPUS HUMANITIES PROGRAM (12 CREDITS)

Classes will be taught at the University of Michigan-Flint Campus. Classes will follow Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/ Thursday, 7:40am-8:55am schedule.  Tutoring services are available on campus.  Students should schedule tutoring sessions through the Academic Success Center.

Fall Semester 2016 Courses 

History (HIS) 114, Twentieth Century World History, 3 credits – Social Science.  Survey of cultural, social, intellectual, economic, and political developments in the twentieth-century world. Special attention devoted to imperialism, war and violence, decolonization in the developing world, and the process and effects of globalization.

Economics (ECN) 201, Principles of Economics (Macro), 3 credits – Social Science.  Introduction to the principles of economic organization and national income determination and stabilization. Topics include inflation, unemployment, money and banking, and the economic role of government.

Winter Semester 2017 Courses

Communication (COM) 200, Introduction to Human Communication, 3 credits – Social Science.  Introduction to the discipline of Human Communication, touching on all skills and objectives of the Communication Program. Students gain tools needed to become competent communicators and to critically evaluate the communication messages of others.

Philosophy, (PHL) 202, Intro to Logic, 3 credits – Humanities.  Study of reasoning with emphasis on features that distinguish good (or valid) reasoning from bad (or invalid) reasoning. Examination of ways of evaluating deductive reasoning with focus on techniques of formal, symbolic logic. May also include informal logic and fallacies. Beginning level class, no previous expertise required. Graded ABCDD-N.

Costs

Tuition.  UM-Flint will provide partial funding support for DEEP programs which will reduce tuition costs to students/parents by 26%.

Fees.  All UM-Flint students are subject to manditory fees and course fees where applicable.  For dual enrollees, however, the $50 registration fee is waived each semester.

State of Michigan Financial Support.  The Michigan Department of Education will underwrite a portion of the cost of dual enrollment.  In 2016-2017, an estimated $615 per course will be reimbursed to UM-Flint by the State of Michigan for PCHS students.

2016-2017 Estimated Tuition & FeesJunior Humanities Program
  Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Total
Tuition $1830 $1830 $3660
Mandatory Fees $117 $117 $234

Course Fees

$0

$0

$0

Less MDE Funding -$1230 -$1230 -$2460
Estimated cost to PCHS enrollees $717 $717 $1434
2016-2017 Estimated Tuition & FeesJunior Humanities DEEP On-Campus Program
  Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Total
Tuition $1830 $1830 $3660
Mandatory Fees $117 $117 $234

Course Fees

$0

$0

$0

Less MDE Funding -$1230 -$1230 -$2460
Estimated cost to PCHS enrollees $717 $717 $1434
2016-2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees—Senior Humanities DEEP Program
  Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Total
Tuition $1830 $1830 $3660
Mandatory Fees $117 $117 $234

Course Fees

$0

$15

$15

Less MDE Funding -$1230 -$1230 -$2460
Estimated cost to PCHS enrollees $717 $732 $1449
2016-2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees—Senior Humanities DEEP On-Campus Program
  Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Total
Tuition $2135 $1830 $3965
Mandatory Fees $117 $117 $234

Course Fees

$80

$80

$80

Less MDE Funding -$1230 -$1230 -$2460
Estimated cost to PCHS enrollees $1102 $717 $1819

Comparison of PCHS Dual Enrollment Costs to Regular Tuition Fees.  For purposes of comparison, regular tuition, fees and textbooks for a traditional UM-Flint student enrolled in 12–13 credits is estimated at *$5,450–$6,150.  Estimated tuition (12–13 credits), fees and textbooks for a Powers Catholic High School (Junior or Senior) DEEP student is *$1,834 – $2,219.

Textbooks.  Instead of using a range of possible textbook costs, we recommend using $400 as a reasonable estimate for the full-year enrollees ($200/semester), based on availability of used and rental texts.

Schedule of Dual Enrollment Classes

DEEP courses generally follow the UM-Flint academic calendar; in the Winter semester, classes are generally not held during the spring break period for the high school.  Please see the program tabs for additonal details by program.