Topic: Conversational French
Pre-requisites: French 1
Description: Conversational French is a course designed to encourage and improve students’ conversational abilities with the French language. The focus of the course will be learning vocabulary and grammar skills necessary to function in French. Students will be encouraged to contribute through conversation and classroom activities as they learn skills ranging from how to talk about themselves to how to ask for assistance and of course, there will be food!
Topic: Conversational Spanish
Pre-requisites: Spanish 1
Description: Designed to improve students’ usage of spoken Spanish, book learning is great, but if you are not comfortable speaking the language then why take it. Communication is one of the most important skills in life and being able to interact with more people in their native or preferred language is key. Come immerse yourself in the Spanish language as we discuss current events and every day interactions such as order food, getting help, simple day to day conversations.
Topic: Introduction to Calculus
Description: An overview of the first semester of Calc 1. If you like math but are a little intimidated by that big word CALCULUS then you should sign up for a little prep work. You are sure to derive great satisfaction from this class and reach new limits before unknown to you.
Topic: Introduction to Trigonometry
Pre-requisites: Algebra 1 & Geometry 1
Description: if you think “what’s your sine” is a line to get a date or if you think “cosine” means to get someone to sign off on your car loan then you really need this class. You will have the chance to get it all right after this class as the Right Angle gets to take on a whole new meaning. Be better prepared to take on Trig next fall after completing this summer session.
Topic: Introduction to Psychology
Description: Have you ever wanted to better understand human thinking and behavior? Do you consider yourself a “people watcher?” Are you interested in trying to figure people out? If so, then this course is for you! In this course, we will explore a number of topics related to the human mind and behavior such as: how experiments work, the brain, sleep and dreaming, stress, learning, personality, social influence and authority, psychological disorders and more! Students will gain a better understanding of the field of psychology and be better prepared to enter a high school introduction or AP psychology course.
Topic: Introduction to the Stock Market
Description: Ever wondered how the stock market worked? Ever wanted to learn how to invest? Want to learn how to have your money make money? The UW-Green Bay Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), college students from the Nationally Recognized UWGB competitive business club will be your guides on the side as you explore Wall Street and chase the big money. This class is taught online using the Desire2Learn website and some specially designed lessons and simulations created by UWGB professor John Stoll. Invest your time and your money wisely.
Topic: Introduction to Physics
Pre-requisites: Algebra 1 & Geometry 1
Description: The physics of roller coasters and projectile motion. This will be the major portion of our work together. We will be actually be making small-scale roller coasters where we will study many characteristics of motion. The roller coasters will be made of simple materials and will be limited to your imagination!!! Also, we’ll play around with a potato cannon, recording data and analyzing it to discover characteristics of flight. If you like building things, or just shooting them out of a cannon, this is the lab for you!!!
Topic: Introduction to Webpage Programming
Description: We will work with Microsoft Expression Web 4 to create simple yet interactive webpages. Today’s world lives more and more on the internet as increasingly more services, from banking to license plate renewals, are available online. Get a leg up on other college-bound students and learn the basics of internet programming! Still a fast growing field, web and internet programming is a useful and powerful skill to have. Sign up and learn how to make a webpage say, “Hello World!”
Topic: ACT Science
Description: Do you have what it takes to read 3 passages and answer 40 questions, all in 35 minutes? Nervous about how to prepare? Looking for hints and tips on how to attack the exam? We will help you form a battle plan. This course will help you get ready for the often challenging portion of the test. Preparing for the ACT Science course doesn’t have to be boring: we’ll make science fun!
Topic: Intro to Hmong
Description: This class is designed to for anyone who wish to learn how to speak Hmong who does not have much exposure or experience with the Hmong language. It is also to promote the Hmong language and learn more about its cultural roots and heritage. We will focus on speaking basic Hmong, learning vocabulary, traditions and customs of the Hmong culture.
Topic: Intro to Chinese
Description: Spoken by more people than any other language in the world, Chinese is becoming more and more popular. This course is designed to introduce students to authentic Chinese culture and daily conversation through interactive class activities. Students will learn Chinese phonetics (Pinyin), tones, daily phrases, calligraphy, character writing and typing, traditions and customs. China is becoming a major economic powerhouse. Individuals with experience in studying Chinese language and culture will be in high demand in the years to come.
Topic: Creative Writing
Description: In this class, we will explore major categories of creative writing, creating your own original short works in each category. Through these projects and other class activities, we will develop writing techniques and tools that can be applied to any kind of writing. Most importantly, we will practice, develop, and celebrate our creativity!
Topic: Greek Mythology
Description: In ancient times, just as now, people looked for the causes of forces greater than themselves. In Ancient Greece, people created larger than life characters resembling themselves but in possession of powers far beyond the scope of human possibilities but representative of the personal, political, and environmental forces that dominated their lives. They called the greatest of them gods, and for centuries stories were told and passed down about their powers, exploits and all too human failings.
The Greeks gave us these stories. Poetry, novels and plays written over the 2000+ years have continued to carry these gods and goddesses into our lives and DVD players. This class will study the Greek gods and heroes through the writing of Edith Hamilton and examine the lessons they can teach us today.
Topic: Current Events
Description: As students approach adulthood and the “real world” is right around the corner it becomes increasingly important to know about the world we live in. Being able to read, watch, and hear the news and decipher what is being talked about and its importance is a critical skill. In this class we will dive into news stories from students’ hometowns, states, our nation, and around the world. Being away at a program like RCMS and Upward Bound can make it difficult to stay connected to the daily goings-on of the outside world.
Students will hopefully take home a new appreciation for what is going on in other parts of our world and also gain the skills to decide for themselves what news is “good” and what is skewed.
Description: Do you know how to use gerunds, superlatives and active voice in written and spoken English? Are you comfortable with your English ability to succeed in post high school studies? If not, sign up for this course to learn grammar skills that will help you succeed in reading, writing and speaking. Creative and interactive class activities will engage and help you gain tools for academic success.
Topic: The Culture of Music
Description: We will explore the different types of music that have helped create the foundation of the American society and how music plays influences social, political, and economical platforms. We will explore styles such as pop, rock, jazz, reggae, EDM, as well as artist such as Led Zeppelin, Louis Armstrong, Bob Marley, Sara Bareilles, and much more!