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.  

Junior Humanities Program (12 Credits)

Classes taught at Powers Catholic High School (afternoon).

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Junior DEEP On-Campus Humanities Program (12 Credits)

Classes taught at UM-Flint campus (morning).

History 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 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.

Communication 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 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.

Senior Humanities Program (12 Credits)

Classes taught at Powers Catholic High School (afternoon).

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.

ENG111, 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.

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.

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.

 

Senior DEEP On-Campus Humanities Program (13 Credits)

Classes taught at UM-Flint campus (morning).

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Application and Submission Deadline

DEEP applications are available in your high school guidance office. You may also download a copy of the application. 

In order to receive full consideration, the application must be completed, signed (parent and student signature required), dated and submitted with updated high school transcripts to your high school guidance office.