Intro Level Courses
Below are some typical intro level courses that dual enrollment students take at MSU. Some of the courses below have prerequisites—you can view prerequisite information below or at www.schedule.msu.edu listed under the course description. The schedule website also lists dates and times that classes are offered.
The “AP Note” listed under some of the courses below indicates that the MSU course is equivalent to a high school Advanced Placement (AP) course, if the student achieves the appropriate AP test score. This information is provided so that your student does not duplicate the same course. Reference the AP Equivalencies chart for more details.
Sample Intro Level Courses
MTH 132 Calculus I
Prerequisite: (MTH 103 and MTH 114) or (MTH 116 or designated score on Mathematics Placement test )
Description: Limits, continuous functions, derivatives and their applications. Integrals and the fundamental theorem of calculus.
(AP Note: This course is the equivalent of AP Calculus AB, if student receives a 4 or 5 on the AP test.)
PHY 231C Introductory Physics I (Algebra-based)
Prerequisite: MTH 103 or MTH 116 or MTH 124 or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or LB 118
Recommended Background: MTH 116
Description: Mechanics, Newton's Laws, momentum, energy, conservation laws, thermodynamics, waves, sound. This course is an internet based course.
(AP Note: This course is the equivalent of AP Physics “B” or AP Physics 1, if student receives a 4 or 5 on the AP test.)
PHY 183B Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (Calculus-based)
Prerequisite: (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 152H or concurrently) or (LB 118 or concurrently)
Description: Mechanics, Newton's laws, momentum, energy conservation laws, rotational motion, oscillation, gravity, waves. This course is given in the competency based instruction format.
(AP Note: This course is the equivalent of AP Physics “C”, if student receives a 4 or 5 on the AP test.)
CEM 141 General Chemistry
Prerequisite: ((MTH 103 or concurrently) or (MTH 110 or concurrently) or (MTH 116 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 152H or concurrently) or (LB 118 or concurrently)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test
Description: Elements and compounds; reactions; stoichiometry; thermochemistry; atomic structure; chemical bonding; states of matter; solutions; acids and bases; aqueous equilibria.
(AP Note: This course is the equivalent of AP Chemistry, if student receives a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP test.)
EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
Description: Economic institutions, reasoning and analysis. Consumption, production, determination of price and quantity in different markets. Income distribution, market structure and normative analysis.
(AP Note: This course is the equivalent of AP Economics - Micro, if student receives a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP test.)
EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Description: Determinants of Gross National Product, unemployment, inflation and economic growth. National income accounting and fiscal policy. Aggregate demand, supply management and monetary policy.
(AP Note: This course is the equivalent of AP Economics - Macro, if student receives a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP test.)
CSE 101 Computing Concepts and Competencies
Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2
Description: Core concepts in computing including information storage, retrieval, management, and representation. Applications from specific disciplines. Applying core concepts to design and implement solutions to various focal problems, using hardware, multimedia software, communication and networks.
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
Description: Mind and behavior from biological, individual, and social perspectives. Scientific and professional aspects of psychology.
(AP Note: This course is the equivalent of AP Psychology, if student receives a 4 or 5 on the AP test.)
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
Description: Nature of sociological inquiry. Concepts and principles of sociology. Institutional features of modern society. Structure and dynamics of social organizations.
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
Description: Theories of knowledge, values, and reality. Topics such as objectivity, relativism and cultural diversity, moral responsibility, aesthetic values, the self, existence of God, free will, minds and machines.
Disclaimer: Course availability is subject to change. GATE cannot guarantee your enrollment in a specific course, as courses may become full. Certain courses are only offered in specific semesters. Refer to the Schedule of Coursess at www.schedule.msu.edu for dates and times available. These classes are only suggested entry level courses and are not to be taken as advisement.
Students who do not complete their dual enrollment course are responsible for repaying their school district any money the school district does not receive from the postsecondary institution.