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)

Fall Semester 2014 Courses

English (ENG) 111, College Rhetoric, 3 credits, online.

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. 

Communication (COM) 210, Introduction to Public Speaking, 3 credits.

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.  

Winter Semester 2015 Courses

English (ENG) 112, Critical Writing and Reading, 3 credits, online.

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.

Historical survey of art from the Renaissance to the Modern era.  Covers all media from the western tradition of this time period.  

Junior Humanities Program (12 credits)

Fall Semester 2014 Courses

English (ENG) 213, American Ethnic Literature, 3 credits.

Comparative approach to American literature of various ethnic groups, including Black, Chicano, Indian and white ethnic groups.  

Philosophy (PHL) 202, Introduction to Logic, 3 credits.

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.

Winter Semester 2015 Courses

English (ENG) 111, College Rhetoric, 3 credits.  

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. 

History (HIS) 114, Twentieth Century World History, 3 credits. 

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.

Costs

In late June the Regents of the University of Michigan approved tuition and fee rates for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Using this information, the costs for PCHS students enrolling in the proposed Senior and Junior Humanities Program are outlined below .

Tuition.  Although the regular undergraduate tuition rate for UM-Flint students is $372/credit in 2013-2014, the tuition rate for dual-enrolled high school students remain at $273.19/credit.  (Rate changes may occur for 2014-2015) Both Senior and Junior PCHS students will enroll in two 3-credit courses per semester totaling 6 credits per semester.  Six (6) credits @ $273.19 per credit equals $1639 per semester.  This totals $3278 for the entire twelve (12) credit program. 

Fees.  All UM-Flint students are subject to certain fees which amount to $160 per semester.  For dual enrollees, however, the $50 registration fee is waived each semester, reducing this cost to PCSH students to $110/semester.  In addition, there is a charge of $129/semester for online courses and a $15/course charge for English 112 and Communication 210.  Art History 112 has a $10.00 fee.  Fees for PCHS students that are seniors will total $254 in the Fall semester and $264 in the Winter semester.  Students that are juniors will total $110 for fees in both semesters.

State of Michigan Financial Support.  The Michigan Department of Education will underwrite a portion of the cost of dual enrollment.  In 2014-2015, $600 per course will be reimbursed to UM-Flint by the State of Michigan for PCHS students.

Estimated Calculation of Net 2014-15 Tuition and Fees for PCHS Dual Enrollees-Seniors
  Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Total
Tuition $1639 $1639 $3278
Fees $254* $264** $518
Subtotal $1893 $1903 $3796
Less MDE Funding -$1200 -$1200 -$2400
Net Cost to PCHS Enrollees $693 $703 $1396
Estimated Calculation of Net 2014-2015 Tuition and Fees for PCHS Dual Enrollees-Juniors
  Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Total
Tuition $1639 $1639 $3278
Fees $110*** $110 $220
Subtotal $1749 $1749 $3498
Less MDE Funding -$1200 -$1200 -$2400
Net Cost to PCHS Enrollees $549 $549 $1098

Comparison of PCHS Dual Enrollment Costs to Regular Tuition Fees.  Based on regular tuition and fees, the cost for UM-Flint students enrolled in the same programs as PCHS Seniors for 2014-15  would be $4476 in tuition + $618 in fees, totaling $5094.  Based on regular tuition and fees, the cost for UM-Flint students enrolled in the same programs as PCHS Juniors for 2014-15  would be $4476 in tuition + $320 in fees, totaling $4796.

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.

 

*          Student Activity Fee $33, Recreation Fee $28, Tech Fee $49, COM210 Fee $15, On-Line Fee $129

**        Student Activity Fee $33, Recreation Fee $28, Tech Fee $49, ENG112 Fee $15, ARH112 Fee $10, On-Line Fee $129

***      Student Activity Fee $33, Recreation Fee $28, Tech Fee $49

Schedule of Dual Enrollment Classes

DEEP courses are taught on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule each week.  Each class session is 75-100 minutes in length, depending on the number of credits.  Academic tutoring is provided for students in Friday tutorial sessions during which attendance is expected.  DEEP courses are taught during the regular high school academic day, approximately 1:30 – 3 p.m.  DEEP courses generally follow the UM-Flint academic calendar; in the Winter semester, classes are generally not held during the spring break periods for the high schools.