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New courses, programs to launch at LSC-University Park this fall

Lone Star College-University Park faculty are debuting over 20 new courses to students in a broad range of disciplines. 

The college will offer Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation (HUMA 1311) this fall. The class will explore Mexican-American/Chicana/o artistic expression and the ways in which these artists exhibit their cultural experience. Students will sample the works of visual and performing artists in music, dance, drama and painting. 

"Through an exploration of visual and performative creations from Chicana/o artists, we will gain a better understanding of not just cultural artifacts that express Mexican-American/Chicana/o values, but also the aesthetic and social significance of the works as they continue to reflect and influence our community today," said LSC-University Park humanities professor Amy Hirsch. 

Students will be able to further enhance their creative skills with nine new courses in drama and music. Drama classes now include Theatre Practicum (DRAM 1120) and Stagecraft I (DRAM 1330). Additional music courses are Concert Choir (MUEN 1141), Theory I (MUSI 1211), Ear Training and Sight Singing I (MUSI 1216), Honors Appreciating Music (MUSIH 1306), American Music (MUSI 1310), Theory III (MUSI 2211), Ear Training and Sight Singing III (MUSI 2216), Applied Private Guitar for non-majors (MUAP 1161), and Applied Private Guitar for majors (MUAP 1262). 

"LSC-University Park is vastly expanding course offerings in music to include every course necessary for students to earn an Associate of Art in music," said LSC-University Park music professor Aaron Alon, DMA. "We hope to add even more courses spring 2018."

Six additional courses in math, science and technology are open for fall enrollment, giving students more ways to improve their skill sets for the workplace. Classes include Discrete Math (MATH 2305), Logic Design (COSC 1309), Elementary Chemical Engineering (ENGR 2333), Advanced JAVA (INEW 2338), Systems Analysis (ITSE 1350) and Intermediate Web Programming (ITSE 2302). 

New workforce courses have been approved for instruction and will be available to students this fall. These courses will be part of full workforce programs available spring 2018. Programs will include Visual Communication Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Design certificate, Web Design certificate, Multimedia Designer certificate, and Accounting ATC in Professional Accountancy.

The following courses have also been added to the fall schedule: Forms of Literature (ENGL 2341), Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation (HUMA 1311), Learning Community (ENGL/HIST), Educating Young Children (TECA 1311), Intro to Formal Logic (PHIL 2303), Integrated Reading and Writing I (ENGL 0302), Psychology of Personality (PSYC 2316) and Marriage and Family (SOCI 2301). 

Future students can find admission guidelines to apply at www.LoneStar.edu/Admissions. Returning students can visit LoneStar.edu/Registration to search for classes and register online. Academic advisers are available to assist students with their academic planning. Call 281.290.2600 or email UPAdvising@LoneStar.edu to contact an adviser. 

For more information about fall 2017 at LSC-University Park, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/UP-Fall