Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Course Description

Period 1:

Writing 101: Writing Improvement – Participants wanting to advance their writing abilities will learn new and creative techniques through brainstorming, drafting, revising and editing while composing narratives, expository, and creative works.

Writing 201: Writing Improvement – Want to advance your writing techniques? Participants will compose short works of various composition styles while learning new and creative traits to help organize the writing process, apply composition techniques and improving their analyzing skills.

History 400: Investigating World Mysteries  Travel the world this summer without leaving the comforts of Kingsville! Participants will put on their detective hats while exploring unsolved mysteries from around the world while using their investigative skills to draw conclusions. They will learn about the cultures, politics and mysteries.

Period 2:

Math 101: Math Improvement  Participants registered for this course will be able to review the foundation of basic arithmetic such as: whole numbers, rounding and estimating, fractions, decimals and basic math word problems to name a few.  From these basics, they will be introduced to Geometry concepts: basic geometry, perimeter, areas of shapes; Graphing: types of graph, graphing, and slopes; and preview of Algebra: Exponents, rational numbers, and Introduction to Algebra.

Math 201: Exploring Algebra  This course familiarizes participants with the language and application of basic Algebra principles in a fun and interactive way. Building on their previous math knowledge, participants will become familiar with a variety of concepts such as:  the development of the real number system, variables, mathematical expressions, linear equations, problem solving, inequalities, polynomials, special products and factoring, graphs, relations and functions, quadratic equations, rational and radical expressions and basic statistics and probability. This will provide them with a refresher of what they know, or provide them with a jump start to the upcoming school year.

Language 400: American Sign Language  By learning American Sign Language, you learn a new way to communicate! This introduction course in American Sign Language shows the participants the basics such as letters, numbers, places, and things. By the end of the course students will be able to communicate by using several greetings and basic dialog.

Period 3:

Reading 101: Reading Improvement  Students that participate in this course will advance their reading skills by identifying clearly the critical parts in a literary work. They will practice how to find the purpose, main ideas, and conflict by looking for them in short stories, dramas, letters, and advertisements.

Reading 201: Reading Improvement  Learn how to polish up your reading skills by participating in this course. You will experience the opportunity to read and learn about topics, research articles, and different debates.

Writing 400: Creative Writing- Learn how to write like you have never written before! In this course you will be able to put your creativity to use. Throughout the week you will be able to write through different themes such as the past/present/future, fantasies, and have your own thought journal.

Period 4:

Kinesiology 400: TAMUK Scavenger Hunt – Explore Texas A&M University Kingsville like few ever will! Learn interesting facts about several buildings on campus and the people who made this wonderful university possible. Get to know the different areas of study that are available to all the students who attend TAMUK.

Arts 400: Theatrical Drama – Learn what it takes to be an actor on stage! Participants in this course will learn how a play comes together, from play structure to acting on stage. Understand stage presence and get to know all the hard work that is done on-stage and behind the curtain.

Music 402: Guitar – Broaden your guitar skills in Music 402! This course will give participants a review of basic guitar and will pick up with learning several exercises, chords, and new songs.

Period 5:

Science 101: Blast-Off into Science – This course introduces biology, physics, and chemistry to participants through visual and hands-on activities. Cell and plant structure and functions will be discussed in biology. Some physics topics will include speed, force, and gravity. Learn the basics of chemistry such as atomic elements and the periodic table.

Science 201: Science Exploration – Learn even more about biology, chemistry, and physics through demonstrations, activities, and games. The course will consist of topics such as the human body in biology, light and harmonic motion in physics, and chemical reactions in chemistry.

Communications 402: Social Media & Networks – Get to know the history, safety procedures, and etiquette of social media and the internet. Become a contributor to YouTube and blog sites by learning how to upload content, convert file types, and edit content such as videos, photographs, and written content.

Period 6:

Finance 402: Dollars & Sense – Learn the value of a dollar while participating in fun games! This course teaches participants through a series of games and activities the basics of finance such as banking and what

Music 401: Guitar- This course will give students a chance to know what there is to know about playing a guitar. You will have the opportunity to know the different parts of a guitar, the different strings, and different finger exercises. However, by the end of the course, students will be able to learn a new song.

Arts 400: Creative Crafting- Alright students it’s time to get CRAFTY! In this course you will get to interact with one another and participate in summer crafts that involve you to paint, draw, and do some environmental art.

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This page was last updated on: June 25, 2013