8/25 registering for “Independent Studies”

This year, the multiple activities previously grouped together as “Independent Study” have been distinguished from each other and are assigned different course numbers:

Please work with your instructor to make sure that you register for the appropriate course number. To help with deciding which number is appropriate, the 2010-11 Catalogue descriptions for each are listed below:

8/23: update on open classes

For advisors and new students: as of 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, there are still open seats in some sections of the following popular courses – if you did not get the section you wanted, consider a different one that’s still open:

  • Chemistry 110
  • Economics 100 and 101
  • English 200
  • Mathematics 157, 159, 160, and 170

In addition, the following courses in popular departments have at least ten open seats remaining:

  • Communication Arts 130: Introduction to Theatre
  • English 204: Emerging Traditions in U.S. Literature
  • History 190, Section 1: History of South Africa
  • Psychology 160, Life Span Development
  • Psychology 162, Section 2, Human Social Behavior
  • Psychology 190, Section 2, Cultural Psychology
  • Religious Studies 147, Judaism
  • Religious Studies 190, Section 1, Islam in America
  • Religious Studies 190, Section 2, Ethical Dilemmas in the 21st Century
  • Religious Studies 280, Modern Islamic History

Some other open classes to consider if you want to round out your schedule are:

  • Music 101, Introduction to Musical Styles
  • Women’s Studies 100, Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Women’s Studies 150, Introduction to Popular Culture

The above is not an exhaustive list of open classes – consult the Open/Closed list and WebAdvisor for more.

8/23: dance classes

Description: A basic approach to modern dance as an applied study of movement coordinations. Practical explorations focus on correct body alignment and efficient movement in relation to gravity, and directing energies in the body toward enhanced expressiveness. Elemental analysis of space, time, dynamics, form, sensation, image and intention are introduced. Designed sequences and improvisations develop presence, balance, flexibility, strength, and endurance. Theoretical investigations include discussions of the interweaving of dance and culture. Credit: Two semester hours.

8/18: Arabic course

A course in Arabic (CLC 120) is available this semester. The class meets four times per week from 3:00-4:00 and, unlike most CLC classes, is open to all students, including freshman and transfer students.  On Mondays and Wednesdays, Nabil Abdelfattah, a Professor of Arabic at Montana State University, will teach via videolink. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the class will meet in person with our Fulbright Teaching Assistant, a native speaker. For more information, go to the Arabic course page or contact Karen Richter (, Director of the Center for Language and Culture.