Fall registration under way for branch campuses
June 12, 2007
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's fall semester begins Sept. 4, and new and returning students can register now for courses available at all Western Michigan University campuses, including branch campuses in Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon/Holland, South Haven and Traverse City.
Students are encouraged to register early to secure preferred class selections and to take advantage of financial aid opportunities. Information on undergraduate and graduate courses at branch campuses, as well as registration can be found at eup.wmich.edu.
WMU branch campuses offer a range of degree option and special courses, including the following.
WMU-Grand Rapids offers a unique graduate course for MBA students called Business Venturing (MGMT 6410). This course focuses on all aspects of starting a new business, with emphasis on the critical role of recognizing and creating opportunities. Topics include evaluation of opportunities, sources of financing and the challenges of rapid growth. The term project involves development and presentation of a professional business plan.
WMU-Grand Rapids and WMU-Southwest will offer Professional Symposium in Reading (LS 5160), a course that meets the PA 118 requirement for professional certification.
WMU-South Haven offers fall courses School Curriculum (ED 6020), The Principalship (EDLD 6670), Technology and Culture (HIST 3060), and Biomedical Ethics (PHIL 3340). The latter allows students to explore ethical issues facing today's healthcare system, such as moral uncertainty in modern medicine. This course can be used to fulfill a program requirement for a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary health services.
WMU's manufacturing engineering program offers courses at the Muskegon, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor (Southwest) and Lansing campuses via a CVIT televised format. Students viewing the televised instruction from branch locations are able to interact with the professor and other classrooms. The following courses are offered this fall:
Manufacturing Materials (MFE 4430), Quality Assurance (MFE 4420) and Senior Design I (MFE 4800) are offered in Muskegon and via CVIT in Battle Creek.
Electronics Circuits and Systems (ECE 2120) and Report Preparation (IME 3160) are offered from Kalamazoo and via CVIT at the Battle Creek, Lansing, Muskegon and Southwest campuses.
Mechanics of Materials (ME 2570) is offered in Muskegon and via CVIT at the Battle Creek, Lansing, and Southwest campuses.
WMU branch campuses serve more than 1,500 students each year in state-of-the-art facilities throughout west and northern Michigan. Questions regarding admissions, registration and advising can be answered by contacting an area branch campus.
WMU-Grand Rapids, The Graduate Center-Downtown
WMU-Grand Rapids, The Graduate Center-Beltline
WMU-South Haven Campus
Office of Lifelong Learning and Education
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