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Courses for High School Students

MassBay’s Spring Schedule: January 19 - May 16, 2021

Supplement your high school studies and get a jumpstart on college with these classes offered in the spring semester. Earn easy-to-transfer college credits and possibly find a career path that interests you. Courses listed as "exclusively for high school students" are open to high school students of any grade interested in academic enrichment. Courses listed as "attendance blended with general college student population" require that students are 16 or older. For information MassBay's online and remote course instruction formats please click here.

Courses are listed by MassTransfer General Education category: credits earned (except where noted) will transfer to any Massachusetts state college, univeristy or UMass campus as the category they are listed under.

High school students pay MassBay's standard rates for tuition and fees, and follow MassBay's academic calendar (which does not have breaks in either February or April).

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Humanities & Fine Arts - MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 9 credits

1876 EN195-501 Creative Writing Attendance blended with general college student population.This course gives students the opportunity to analyze and experiment in a number of creative writing genres, which may include creative non­-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama, among others. The class will read and discuss the work of various writers and will participate in exercises designed to generate and craft original material. Students will share their own pieces with their peers and instructor, and will be given the opportunity to revise their work for final submission. At the end of the course students are expected to have a portfolio of their own writing and a greater understanding of the creative process. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning).3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

1875 CO100-504 Introduction to Communication Attendance blended with general college student population. An introduction to the history and principles of human communication. The course will cover the development of communication from signals, to speech, to writing, and to the mass communication technologies of print, broadcast media, and computers. Contemporary models and theories of human communication will be emphasized. Finally, the course will consider the growing field of communication as both an academic discipline and a career focus. This will enable students to make informed choices about their future study and job options. Fully online using the Blackboard platform with no set meeting date or time3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

 

Behavioral & Social Sciences - MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 9 credits

1899 GV230-700 Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Attendance blended with general college student populationThis course analyzes the politics of civil rights and civil liberties in the U.S.. How have the president, Congress, state governments and courts responded to political pressures and social controversy over the right to dissent, freedom of speech and press, privacy, and civil rights. What are the political and social consequences of these governmental decisions and actions? Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

1472 LA230-700  Law & Society Attendance blended with general college student population.This course introduces students to the institutions and participants of the American legal system. Topics covered include court procedures, civil and criminal law, constitutional law, and public policy. Students also read and analyze case law and statutes, and participate in class activities. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits.Cost: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

1163 PS118-701  Human Growth & Development. Attendance blended with general college student population. This psychology course examines regularly predicted physical, psychological, and emotional changes from conception through aging. Theories and concepts of the psychology of the life span are integrated. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits.Cost: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

1733 HS210-004  African American History Attendance blended with general college student population. This course explores the African American struggle for equality throughout American history, from the colonial era to the civil rights movement and contemporary America. Topics covered will include the origins of slavery; the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the emergence of segregation; urbanization and industrialization; the cultural and intellectual achievements of African Americans; the Long Civil Rights movement; contemporary African American political and economic life. Meets remotely, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11 - 11:50am. 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

 

Natural or Physical Science - MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 7 credits 

1864 EV104-700 Environmental Studies II Attendance blended with general college student population. A continuation of the study of ecology, this course requires 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab weekly, and does not require prior completion of EV103. Topics include: the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the geosphere, pollution and pollution control, waste treatment and disposal, pests and pesticides, food additives, radioactivity, nuclear power and other forms of energy, and the human population. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 4 credits. Cost: $1016 in-state, $1840 out-of-state.

1108 EV120-475 Astronomy Attendance blended with general college student population. This course is a descriptive introduction to the science of astronomy. The goal is to acquaint the beginning student with the sky and where we are in the observable universe. Topics will include understanding the night sky, motions of the moon and sun, the structure of solar system and galaxy, and the origin of the universe. Other topics will include seasons, history of astronomy, life and death of stars, astronomical instruments, and the search for new planets. Meets remotely on Sundays, 12 - 3pm. 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

 

Mathematics - MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 3 credits

1737 MA90-701 Basic Math Studies Attendance blended with general college student population. Basic Math Studies is the first of three classes in the developmental mathematics sequence. It provides for a preparation for Introductory Algebra and a solid mathematical background for subsequent classes in the sequence. The focus of the class is on the student's arithmetic background and its application to common mathematical tasks to include percentage, order of operation, fractions, decimals, average, geometric quantities, and graphical representations of numbers. The emphasis of the three semester sequence is fortification of mental calculation power with minimum reliance on digital calculation.  Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). This developmental course does not transfer but allows students to progress in the math sequence at MassBay. Cost: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

 

Elective - Health Science

1912 HL103-700 Medical Terminology  Exclusively for high school students.  This course presents construction of medial terms through common word roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Students will learn to master medical vocabulary through classroom instruction. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $762 in-state, $1380 out-of-state.

 

Elective - Computer Science

1561 CS118-082 Scripting Attendance blended with general college student population. This course introduces fundamental programming concepts. Students learn to design and implement platform-independent scripts. Students will learn scripting for system-administration, database communication, and to provide user interactivity through the use of multimedia resources. By the end of the course students will have a concrete understanding of programming in several important scripting contexts. Meets remotely on Tuesdays, 6 - 8:45pm. 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

 

 

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Students 16 or over may also register for any other MassBay class that does not have pre-requisites.  Explore the full schedule on the Course Offerings