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Continuing Studies

Enrichment Courses

Summer 2018 Schedule

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Be in the Book Club ‒ 2 credits

ENR 0169 01 — Use for undergraduate credit
ENR 0169 02 — Use for graduate credit

Spend a few days as a participant in a book club. Each participant will choose a book during a “book tasting” on the first day of class. We will then engage in reading, discussing, and writing about the books in book clubs. The course provides a fun way to experience reading from the same perspective as your students. You will leave with reading response ideas, discussion techniques, and maybe even a new favorite book! There will be a $5 materials fee, payable on the first day of class. This fee covers your book club selection that you will keep!

  • Appropriate for: Elementary school teachers, middle school teachers, and reading specialists

  • Instructor: Stephanie Goodman-Price
  • Dates: Tuesday, July 10-Thursday, July 12
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (working lunch)
  • Room: Lentz Hall room 225

Understanding our Special Needs Students — 1 credit

ENR 0170 01 — Use for undergraduate credit
ENR 0170 02— Use for graduate credit

This course is meant to teach all staff about the aspects of students with disabilities. We will look to the processes and development of the opportunities and educational programs.

  • Appropriate for: Teachers, social workers, school counselors, and administrators

  • Instructor: Melissa Whitaker
  • Dates: Tuesday, July 24-Thursday, July 26
    Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Room: David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences room 157

Power Principles of the Mind and Body — 2 credits

ENR 0139 01 — Use for undergraduate credit
ENR 0139 02 — Use for graduate credit

Many people have contracted the stress virus but they don’t seem to realize it. Everyone around them knows it but they are oblivious to it. This course addresses this and much more with the latest 21st century mind-blowing concepts including detoxing your personal and professional life; the effects of humor on the immune system; the effects of the mind and body on sleep, exercise, diet, and aging; the immune system and psychoneuroimmunology; the body as a catalyst and healer; the latest information on heart health; and a variety of professional speakers. Do not miss this class, your future may depend on it!

  • Appropriate for: Teachers, social workers, counselors, parents, and general public

  • Instructor: Dave Schani
  • Dates: Tuesday, July 31-Thursday, Aug. 2
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. AND 1-4:30 p.m
  • Room: David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences room 155

Zen for Teachers — 1 credit

ENR 0162 01 — Use for undergraduate credit
ENR 0162 02 — Use for graduate credit

This course will offer a deeper understanding and perspective into ourselves as teachers and making connections with our students. The mind is where endless possibilities or struggles are born. As teachers, the renewal of our mind will affect student behaviors and student outcomes. In this course, teachers will utilize one’s greatest tool — the mind — to reduce mental clutter and allow what we do to flow naturally into our teaching. This will transcend into a sense of completeness within the classroom.

  • Appropriate for: Teachers

  • Instructor: Julie Schlick
  • Dates: Tuesday, Aug. 7-Thursday, Aug. 9
    Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Room: David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences room 157
  • Quick Facts

    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2018), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • Scheduled to open in fall 2018, a new residential tower will offer suite-style housing and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about The Tower

    • You’re going to need brain fuel. Grab a morning coffee and a snack and Starbucks or Einstein Bros. Bagels. Later, meet friends at “The Caf,” where the specials change daily but the staples are constant, or swing through “The Stu” for wins, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.

    • 96% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit Career Services.

    • 91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.

    • Lots of schools wear the four-year label. Carthage stands behind it. 95% of Carthage graduates earn their degrees in four years. Learn more

    • Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Golden Globes. The playwrights we’ve brought in have them. Each year, the Carthage Theatre Department commissions an original script by a renowned playwright for its New Play Initiative. Carthage students then work with the writer to stage it. 

    • As a freshman in the highly selective Honors Program, learn how to gain expertise in anything from music to forest ecology. After that, tackle a contemporary social, economic, or political problem. If you like, you can live on an Honors-only floor of a Carthage residence hall. 

    • In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Carthage was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our athletic and recreation center, student union, computer labs, audiovisual production suite, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 10 years. Our new science center caps it off.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from archaeology to athletic training, neuroscience to music theatre.

    • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.

    • So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species.

    • Carthage was founded in 1847. That’s more than 170 years of leaders, makers, and go-getters going out and going forth. Read more about Carthage’s rich history.

    • More than 90 percent of our students receive financial aid, a hefty chunk of which is scholarships and grants — including $1.25 million annually from the Presidential Scholarship Competition and numerous Merit Scholarships. Learn what’s available.

    • Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus. Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.

    • Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
      Legend has it that Sesquicentennial Plaza holds a perfect echo. Just stand with both your feet on the “1847,” face Straz, and start talking. “You’re the only one who can hear you, but you’ll be crystal clear,” promises English and theatre alumna Mikaley Osley.

    • Our Great Lake provides Carthage students with some amazing views. Think classes on the beach, lake views from the lab, and sunrises from your dorm room. “I love waking up in the morning with the sun shining off the lake. Nothing compares to the view in the morning,” says biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • Carthage awards up to 30 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from 75% tuition up to full tuition, room, and board. Learn more.

    • For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space sciences at Carthage

    • Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about the Carthage core.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • There are more than 120 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Chemistry Club, to Frisbee and Latin Belly Dancing. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • Imagine presenting your original research at an international conference — as an undergraduate. Carthage is dedicated to undergraduate research. Learn more about current opportunities.

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • Carthage is ranked No. 5 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …