southern lakes early college

Fenton Area Public Schools along with Linden and Lake Fenton are collaborating with the University of Michigan-Flint to offer high school juniors and seniors expanded dual enrollment opportunities through the Dual Enrollment Educational Partnerships (DEEP) and the Early College. The initiative allows motivated students to earn between 12 and 48 college credits. 

Humanities Program (12 Credits)

ANT 100, Intro to Cultural Anthropology, 3 credits – Social Science. Examination of the enormous cultural diversity within and between the world’s peoples. And the political importance of this diversity today. Subsistence methods, kinship patterns, power relations, linguistic variations, cultural conflicts, and forms of inequality around the world. “Culture” is a historically dynamic process that is both creative and constantly undergoing transformation.

COM 170, Introduction to Digital Culture, 3 credits – Technology. How communication technology influences culture, society, and our day-to-day lives, with special emphasis on the massive shift from analog to digital technologies in a variety of media contexts. Exploration of technologies such as the internet, digital film, and social media websites, and issues such as the intersection between society and technology, theories of representation, obsolescence, surveillance and privacy, and how past communication technologies have shaped new and emerging media.

COM 210, Introduction to Public Speaking, 3 credits – Humanities. Students prepare and deliver public speeches, developing skills of organization, research and delivery while engaging important public issues. Students develop appreciation for ethical methods to approach diverse audiences and become more comfortable speaking in public and better equipped to use speech as a tool to execute change. Also listed as THE 210. 

SOC 100,  Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits – Social Sciences. Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Students practice using their sociological imaginations as they investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. They examine the dynamics of power and inequality in society, and the ways in which our individual lives are patterned by broader social institutions.

Pre Engineering (13 Credits)

CSC 174, Programming and Problem Solving for Engineers – 3 credits. Introduction to problem solving using both MATLAB. Basic procedural programming concepts including input/output, branching, looping, functions, file input/output, and data structures such as arrays and structures. Basic linear algebra concepts such as matrix operations and solving sets of equations, and numerical methods such as least squares solutions and their use for curve fitting. 

EGR 165, Computer-Aided Design – 3 credits. Computer-Aided Design using parametric design and modeling. Creation of two-and three-dimensional drawings with geometric and dimensional tolerance. Constraint- and feature-based modeling based on concepts from theoretical computer graphics and related standards.  Students exiting the course have increased ability to apply creativity along with constraint-based modeling to develop design and solution of problems. Lecture/laboratory with hands-on exercises using pro/ENGINEER software for creation of models and drawings. 

CSC 175, Problem Solving and Programming I – 4 credits. Introduction to problem solving and programming principles appropriate for scientific and technical applications. Development of step-wise refinement and program decomposition methods. Programming language concepts including iteration, selection, input-output protocols, arrays, structures and subprograms. Programming language used is C++.

EGR 102, Introduction to Engineering – 3 credits. Introduction to various engineering disciplines and professions. Problem solving using engineering principles, concepts, methods, modeling, design and analysis. Topics related to engineering education and profession, such as metacognition based learning strategies, undergraduate research, plan of study, engineering ethics, professional engineering licensure, engineering economics, probability and statistics, product design and development, manufacturing, computer aided analysis, teamwork and communication.