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

Credits:             3 

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)

Credits:            3

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)

Credits:             4

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

Credits:             4  

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

Credits:             3  

Prerequisite:      None

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

Credits:             3   

Prerequisite:      None

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

Prerequisite:      None

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.

 

CSE 231  Introduction to Programming I

Credits:             4              Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3   Lab Hours: 2

Prerequisite:      (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 152H or concurrently)

Description:       Introduction to programming using Python. Design, implementation and testing of programs to solve problems such as those in engineering, mathematics and science. Programming fundamentals, functions, objects, and use of libraries of functions.

(AP Note: This course is the equivalent of AP Computer Science A, if student receives a 4 or 5 on the AP test.)

 

PSY 101  Introductory Psychology

Credits:             4  

Prerequisite:      None

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

Credits:            4

Prerequisite:      None

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

Credits:             3

Prerequisite:      None

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.