Find Your Course(s)

Most 1000 or 2000 level course listed in U of M Crookston's Course Catalog may be considered when selecting classes to offer through the CIHS program, given a qualified instructor has been identified and approved for the specific class.

Listed below are courses currently being offered through the CIHS program. Additional classes may be found on U of M Crookston's Course Catalog.

Courses Offered 2023-2024

Agriculture and Natural Resources Department

NATR 1226 Environmental Science and Sustainability: 3 credits 
Interdisciplinary survey course. Applying ecological principles to social systems, food/fiber production. Economic considerations of land use and rural communities, pollution, global warming, energy production, and biodiversity.


Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Department

ART 1152 Drawing and Design: 1-3 credits 
Introduces foundations of drawing/design. Offered as 1-credit art appreciation lecture or as 3-credit studio lab/lecture. Lecture studies concepts/history of drawing/design. Studio work is practical application.

ART 1252 Color and Design: 1-3 credits 
Introduces foundations of color (painting) and design. Offered as 1-credit art appreciation lecture or as 3-credit studio lab/lecture. Lecture studies concepts/history of drawing/design. Studio work is practical application.

ART 1352 Art Design Techniques- Pottery: 1-3 credits 
Introduces foundations of art techniques (3-dimensional) and design. Offered as 1-credit art appreciation lecture or as 3-credit studio lab/lecture. Lecture studies concepts/history of drawing/design. Studio work is practical application.

COMM 1101 Public Speaking: 3 credits
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.

COMM 2002 Interpersonal Communication: 3 credits
This course examines the fundamental concepts and skills of communication used in social as well as career contexts. The areas of perception, listening, verbal/nonverbal communication, climate, and conflict will be addressed.

COMP 1011 Composition I: 3 credits 
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.

COMP 1013 Composition II: 3 credits
(Prereq-Comp 1011)
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/ answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/ audience. Supporting research question/ argument with scholarly sources.

ED 2100 Child and Adolescent Development and Learning: 3 credits
Study of principles and major theories of development from birth through adolescence. Age trends, individual/group differences, factors which affect development/learning. Evidence-based applications.

ENGL 1005 Introduction to World Literature: 3 credits 
Major forms of literature from various cultures and historical periods. Developing an informed, personal response to literature and interpretive skills required for an appreciation of literature.

ENGL 1016 American Literature: Race, Gender, Class, and the American Dream: 3 credits 
American literature from Puritans to present. Develop informed, personal response. Major concerns of American writers in different eras. Introduction to interpretative skills required for appreciation of literature.

ENGL 1017. British Literature: 3 credits
British literature from classic to present. Develop informed, personal response to literature. Major concerns of British writers in different eras. Interpretative skills required for appreciation of literature.

HIST 1021 World Civilization I: 3 credits 
Ancient Near East, Greece, Egypt, Rome, and Medieval Europe.

HIST 1022 World Civilization II: 3 credits 
Renaissance and Modern Europe from Reformation to present.

HIST 1301 American History I: 3 credits 
Colonial era and early national period from the Revolution through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

HIST 1302 American History II: 3 credits 
Gilded Age to present with emphasis on foreign involvements and wars, New Deal, civil rights, and economic developments.

HUM 1301 Introduction to Humanities: 3 credits
The arts as a reflection of our search for understanding of the human condition. Beliefs and attitudes presented through creative expressions from around the world.

MUS 1111. Elementary Music Theory: 3 credits 
Basic knowledge of rudimentary traditional chordal harmonies. Ear training through harmonic, melodic, and formal musical analysis. Beginning compositional exercises.

POL 1001 American Government: 3 credits 
Introduction to politics/government in the United States. Constitutional origins/development, major institutions, parties, interest groups, elections, participation, public opinion. Ways of explaining politics. Nature of political science.

PSY 1001 General Psychology: 3 credits 
Overview of psychology as scientific study of human/animal behavior. Emphasizes goals of psychology: to describe, understand, predict, and control behavior. Biological, cognitive, affective, and social perspectives.

PSY 1093 Lifespan Development: 3 credits
Human life span perspective. Integrates developmental principles through research of social issues. Theories of major developmental theorists, recent challenges from changes in society/family interrelationships. Total environmental issues. Progress in genetics/ medicines toward a better understanding of human development.

SPAN 1104 Beginning Spanish I: 4 credits
Conversational Spanish centered on day-to-day experiences. Emphasis on verb conjugation, rules of grammar, and vocabulary building. Cultural awareness and appreciation.

SPAN 1204 Beginning Spanish II: 4 credits
(prereq: Span 1104 or 2 years high school Spanish) 
Emphasis on verb conjugation with the addition of compound tenses, indicative and subjective moods. Vocabulary building; dialogue concerning sports, travel, service information. Cultural and political dimensions of Spanish-speaking countries. 

SOC 1001 Introduction to Sociology: 3 credits 
Culture, social institutions, socialization, groups, social class, race and ethnicity, collective behavior, and social deviance.

TH 1121 Theatre Production: 1 credit
Involvement in one or more of the following: acting, directing, costuming, set construction, makeup, publicity, coaching, lighting, sound.

WRIT 2335 Introduction to Creative Writing: 3 credits
Principles of creative writing. Basic literary/ writing-craft concepts/terminology. Literary works. Practice writing, critiquing prose/poetry. prereq: COMP 1011


Math, Science and Technology Department

CHEM 1001 Introductory Chemistry: 4 credits
(prereq-High school algebra, high school chem)
For students who do not need professionallevel general chemistry. Atomic and molecular structure, inorganic nomenclature, chemical equations, quantitative relationships, behavior of gases, phases of matter, solution chemistry, chemical dynamics, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction process, nuclear processes, introduction to organic and biochemistry.

(COURSE CLOSED FOR NEW) CA 1012 Application Suite Software: 3 credits 
Introduction to word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics.

CA 1020 Spreadsheet Applications: 3 credits 
Personal/presentation use of spreadsheets that include formulas, functions, what-if analysis, and charts. Focuses on applying spreadsheet applications to individual academic disciplines.

CA 1030 Multimedia Applications: 3 credits
Developing advanced graphics, animation, and audio/video materials for personal/professional presentations.

CA 1040 Web Site Development: 3 credits
Web site design. HTML, scripting, graphics, Web services, user interface design.

HLTH 1062 First Aid and CPR: 2 credits 
American Red Cross course that follows guidelines set by the ARC and UMC for certification and grading. Prepares students to carry out the Emergency Action Principles and grants certification in Responding to Emergencies (an inclusive first aid and CPR course) if the ARC standards are successfully met.

MATH 1031. College Algebra.: 3 credits
( prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher)
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/ graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/ logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathematical modeling/applications.

MATH 1142. Survey of Calculus: 3 credits 
(prereq: 1031 or ACT math score of 24 or higher)
Derivatives, integrals, differential equations, maxima/minima, partial differentiation, applications.

MATH 1150 Elementary Statistics: 3 credits
(prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher) 
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA

MATH 1250 Precalculus: 4 credits 
(Prereq-Math 1031 or ACT math score of 24 or higher)
Review of algebra, functions, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities/equations, systems of equations, determinants/matrices, sequences/series, topics from analytic geometry.

MATH 1271 Calculus I: 4 credits 
(Prereq-Math 1250 or ACT math score of 28 or higher)
Limits, differential calculus of functions of a single variable, applications. Introduction to integral calculus of a single variable.

PHYS 1012 Introductory Physics: 4 credits 
( Prereq-Math 1031)
Motion, forces, torque, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity, magnetism. Emphasizes applications.

PHYS 1101 Introductory College Physics I: 4 credits 
(Prereq-Math 1031)
First of two-semester sequence. Algebra-based introduction to physics and physics problem solving. Motion, forces, torque, momentum, energy, thermal energy/heat. Topics presented in applied context.

PHYS 1102 Introductory College Physics II: 4 credits
(prereq: Math 1031, Phys 1101)
Second of two-semester sequence. Algebra based introduction to physics and physics problem solving. Vibrations, light, sound, electricity, magnetism. Selected modern physics topics (e.g., radiation). Topics presented in applied context.