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.  

 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

DEEP applications are available in your high school guidance office. 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.