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Millsaps College Offers Enrichment Classes for High School Students

 

Millsaps College has scheduled enrichment classes for high school students during September and October. Millsaps professors will teach three non-credit classes. The classes are:

Environmental Sustainability in the 21st Century Saturday
Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. (one-hour break for lunch on your own)
Cost is $50
Sustainability is a term that originated in the late 1980s and has moral and ethical connotations that affect all aspects of life. Are you ethically bound to live a certain lifestyle that ensures other humans, animals, and humans yet to be born have an environment that is safe and healthy and an adequate quality of life? In this course we will explore the Earth's systems and cycles, how humans have impacted them, and what we are doing about it.

Stan Galicki, an associate professor of geology in his 20th year at Millsaps College, will teach the clas He earned a B.S. from Wittenberg University, an M.S. from the University of Memphis and a Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. He joined the Millsaps' faculty after eight years in petroleum exploration with Unocal.

Abnormal Psychology
Sept. 25 and 27 from 4-6 p.m.
Cost is $50
How do we know what is abnormal? Is washing your hands once a day, 10 times a day, or 100 times a day abnormal? This course examines what abnormal means in the field of psychology and serves as an introduction to various psychological disorders such as mood disorders including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol dependence, and eating disorders.

Kathryn Hahn will teach the class. She earned her B.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and completed an internship/residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is an assistant professor of psychology at Millsaps College.

Do You See What I See: Media and Meaning Mondays
Sept. 24 & Oct. 1 from 6-8 p.m.
Cost is $50
Are you interested in visual storytelling? While exploring how media images convey certain ideas and tell certain stories, you will learn some techniques to tell your own visual stories. Also included in the class will be a discussion of visual communication as it relates to advertising and storytelling.

Curtis Coats, who earned his Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2008, will teach the class. His research interests include tourism, media and religion. Coats directs the communication studies major at Millsaps and co-directs the film studies minor.

 

For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at Millsaps College at 601-974-1130 or use our online registration form (find these classes under the heading "E4HS: Enrichment for High School Students").