Classes at Western begin Wednesday, Aug. 26, and there are still some popular courses with seats available for students who need to pick up additional credits.
Some of these are night classes offered as part of the Western After Hours evening program, for students who would prefer evening classes to morning ones. Also, three of these courses are daytime classes offered at the Green River Center, for the convenience of Green River students who would like to take a few of their classes closer to home.
Available classes include:
ART 1178 01 & 02– Digital Imaging: This is a three-credit digital photography course that meets either Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 – 11:20 a.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Take it because there is much more to great digital photography than Instagram filters.
BIOL 1010 06 & 1011 F – General Biology: This four-credit course meets Mondays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (The Wednesday class includes lab time, which is the 1011_F class.) Take this because everyone must complete a lab science class to graduate. Yes, this includes you.
BIOL 2023 & 2024 (lab) – Plant and Fungal Biology: BIOL 1010 is a prerequisite for this four-credit lab and lecture course that looks at the structure, function and biology of plants and fungi. Take it because there is fungus among us, and it’s kind of neat to learn the science of why Lysol kills it. Also, you will learn about plant classification and ecology.
COMM 1010 G1 – Introduction to Public Speaking: This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11:15 a.m. at the Green River Center. It meets a general education requirement for graduation. Many people have a fear of public speaking; taking this course may not cure you of that, but at least if you take it now it will be over in December.
COSC 1200 G1 – Computer Information Systems: This is an introduction to the software systems that manage the information that governs our lives, which is reason enough to take it. This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. at the Green River Center.
ENGL 1010 G1 – English Composition I: This is a general-education requirement, which means everyone has to take it to graduate. That is because good writing is a cornerstone of success in college. If you live in Green River, it might just be more convenient to take it there.
GEOL 2010 01 – Mineralogy: This three-credit class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Take it because geology ROCKS at Western! What other reason do you need?
MATH 930 05 – Intermediate Algebra: This four-credit class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 - 8:50 p.m. Take this because it’s a requirement for higher-level (1000 and up) math courses.
MATH 1100/EDEL 1410 – Math for Elementary School Teachers: Take this interactive math class, which meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 a.m., and Tuesdays from 8:30-9:20 a.m., because it teaches you how to teach math to students K-6. Which is ironic, because right now it only has six students registered for it, and we know there are more than six future elementary school teachers in our Elementary and Early Childhood Education program. Plus, it is only offered in the fall, so if you are an elementary education major who plans to graduate next May, and you haven’t taken it, then your time is now!
MATH 1405 02 – Trigonometry: If you have completed the prerequisites for this class, you might as well go ahead and take It because you’ve already invested a lot of time in preparing for it. Also, it’s only three credits, whereas many other mathematics courses are four. And it meets from 7 – 8:50 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which is good – because mornings are just too early for math.
MUSC 1400 01 – Collegiate Chorale: This one-credit class meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. Can’t sing? No problem! Dr. Joshua Wentz can teach you how.
MUSC 1430 02 – Symphony Orchestra: If you play an orchestral instrument, or have in the past, this class may be for you. Come participate in the joy of making music with other enthusiasts!
OEAC 1230 F1 – Wilderness First Aid: This is a three-credit F Block class that doesn’t begin until Oct. 19 and meets Wednesdays from 7-9:50 p.m. It includes a field trip. If you ever are in the wilderness, and you or someone else is in need of first aid, you will either be very glad that you took this class or very sorry that you didn’t.
POLS 1000 05 – American and Wyoming Government: This three-credit class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Take it because it’s required for graduation, and because you want to be an informed citizen.
SPAN 1010-03 – First-Year Spanish I: This four-credit Spanish class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 – 8:50 p.m. and also includes an Internet component. Take this class because you need it in order to take First-Year Spanish II. And because you want to learn Spanish.
THEA 1000 – Intro to Theatre: This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 – 11:15 a.m. Take it because it’s theatre, theatre is fun, and Musical Theatre Prof. Eric De Lora makes it even more fun!
THEA 1410 01 – Ballet I: This class meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 – 11:15 a.m. Take it because ballet is an art form, and because Dance Instructor Britta Peterson can teach anyone to dance.
THEA 1430 01 – Modern Dance I: This class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Take it because modern dance is a great form of personal expression, and because Britta can teach anyone to dance.
THEA 2430 01 – Modern Dance II: This class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. and is available by instructor permission. Take it because Britta can teach anyone to dance even better!
THEA 2480 01 – Jazz Dance II: This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. and is available by instructor permission to those with dance experience and the passion to learn more. Take it because…well, you know.
As a reminder, full-time students at Western are encouraged to take 16 credits each semester so they are able to graduate in two years. Part-time students are encouraged to take at least 16 credits each academic year so that they are able to graduate in four years. The 16 to Succeed Program provides a $1,000 incentive award to students who sign and fulfill an agreement to graduate in two or four years.