College in the High School

College in the High School serves Northwest Minnesota by providing high quality Northland credits to aspiring high school students, helping them prepare for and succeed in college.

CHS Courses

Different schools offer different CHS courses for their students. This is a list of all of the courses taught in all of the schools offering CHS courses through Northland. You will need to check with your guidance counselor to see which courses your school offers. When the Northland student services team comes to your high school to register you as a student, you will know which courses you are able to take.

Northland's CHS courses are listed below. The course description is taken directly from the Northland course catalog.


Agriculture

AGRG 1110 Intro to Animal Science 4 credits
General principles of the livestock industry with emphasis on management, breeding, feeding, ethics and care of dairy cattle, horses, beef cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, companion animals, and exotic livestock.

Prerequisite(s): None
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Biology

BIOL 1111 Biological Principles I 4 credits
This is an introductory level course where students study fundamental concepts of cell biology, the chemical and physical basis of life, concepts in genetics, evolution, and the impact that biological and genetic advances have on society and the biosphere. This course includes 3 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 3, 10
BIOL 1112 Biological Principles II 4 credits
This is an introductory level course that introduces the concepts of macroevolution, the 6 kingdoms system of classification, comparative study of representatives of the 6 kingdoms with special emphasis on plants and animals, the concept of biomes, and the role of human activities and their affects on the ecological balance of the biosphere. This course includes 3 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 3, 10
BIOL 2252 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 credits
Students study the structure, function, and disease processes of cellular physiology, homeostasis, integumentary, respiration, lymphatics, immunity, heart, blood, joints, skeletal and muscular systems in the human body. This course also investigates the impact of environmental influences on the human body as well as the effects of the environment and genetics on disease processes. This course includes 2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 3, 10
BIOL 2254 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 credits
This is an advanced course that acquaints students with the structure, function, and disease processes of: nerve tissue, central nervous, endocrine, digestion, nutrition, urinary, reproduction, development and genetic systems in the human body. This course will also investigate the impact of environmental influences on the human body as well as the effects of the environment and genetics on disease processes. This course includes 2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 3, 10
BIOL 2256 Advanced Physiology 2 credits
This course will increase students' understanding of the mechanisms involved in the normal functioning of the human body, with lesser emphasis regarding the effects of disease on that function. Focus is on the interaction and integration of body processes. This course requires a thorough knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2254 or instructor permission.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2254 or instructor permission
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English

ENGL 1012 Applied Communications 3 credits
This course is designed to teach the basics of style and substance in oral and written communications. It will allow students to gain confidence in preparing, practicing, and evaluating written and oral work; provide insights into the thinking process in general, as well as insights into the thinking process which produces clear, creative, and logical speeches and composition; and understand the vital role communication has in the world of work.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL0085 or appropriate Writing assessment score.

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 4
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3 credits
The course is an introduction to college-level writing, focusing on descriptive, narrative, and expository essays. One essay will be a research paper using an appropriate documentation format.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL0095 or a sufficient Accuplacer Reading Placement score to be exempted from developmental coursework in reading and writing.

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 1, 2
ENGL 1112 Composition II 3 credits
This course offers continued emphasis on composition, with concentration on research methods and writing of the research paper, using an appropriate documentation format.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL1111

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 1, 2
ENGL 1126 Intro to Literature 3 credits
This course includes the reading of literature, such as poetry, short stories and drama, and the writing of critical essays.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 6
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History

HIST 1101 Western Civ Pre-1500 4 credits
This course is a survey from the beginnings of the earliest human civilizations starting with ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Topics include the rise and collapse of ancient Greece and Rome, the barbarian invasions, medieval civilization and the rise of Islam. The course will conclude with upheavals of the middle ages such as the black death, witch crazes and colonial exploration.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 5, 8
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Health Education

HLTH 1101 Intro Health Professions 3 credits
This course provides the opportunity to explore allied health professions and will prepare the students with the necessary knowledge and skills to make an informed decision in choosing a health field program of study. The students will learn about the requirements, roles and responsibilities of various occupations in the health field through faculty presentations, resource exploration and interviews. Students will explore the various ethical, legal and financial factors influencing the healthcare system and the settings where health professionals are employed. Students will be encouraged to further their knowledge in a particular health career through participation in a shadowing experience or interview of a health professional.

Prerequisite(s): None

HLTH 1106 Medical Terminology 2 credits
This course covers prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used to compose medical terms. Students learn to spell, pronounce, define, analyze, and formulate terminology related to body structure, disease, diagnosis, and treatment. Medical abbreviations are also covered.

Prerequisite(s): None

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Health, Physical Education, Recreation

HPER 1410 First Aid/CPR 1 credit
This course teaches American Heart Association First Aid course content and American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider level.

Prerequisite(s): None

HPER 2210 Intro to Kinesiology 2 credits
This course introduces students to the study of anatomy in relation to human movement. Students will identify major bones, their landmarks, major muscle origins, insertions and actions.

Prerequisite(s): None

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Mathematics

MATH 1106 Trigonometry 2 credits
This is a course designed to provide students with an adequate foundation in trigonometric functions, identities, solutions of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, equations, complex numbers, and polar coordinates.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 4
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3 credits
This course covers basic algebraic operations, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, variation, functions and their graphs, binomial expansion, theory of equations, rational equations, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations. Students who have taken MATH1113 will not receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s): MATH0094, or MATH0098, or appropriate Math assessment test score.

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 4
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus 5 credits
This is a first-year course designed for students who wish to enter the calculus track. Content includes equations and inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytic trigonometry, analytic geometry, and conic sections. Students who have taken MATH1110 will not receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s): MATH0094, or MATH0098, or appropriate Math assessment score.

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 4
MATH 2203 Statistics 4 credits
This course covers the basic concepts of elementary statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, chi-square tests, ANOVA, statistical inference, and linear and multiple regression.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH0094 or MATH0098 or MATH1102; or appropriate Math assessment score.

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 4
MATH 2231 Calculus I 3 credits
This course is a first in a sequence of courses designed to cover limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic and trigonometric functions, and applications of derivatives.

Prerequisite(s): MATH1106 and MATH1110, or MATH1113

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 4
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Natural Science

NSCI 2203 Environmental Science 4 credits
This introductory course addresses the dynamic equilibrium of our environment. The design of the course is to teach the science behind the environmental issues. This will allow for discussion and analysis of current topics related to those issues. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 3, 10
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Spanish

SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish I 4 credits
This course introduces the basic elements of the Spanish Language. It includes practice in pronunciation, listening comprehension, elementary conversation, grammar, reading, writing and culture. It provides students with practical vocabulary in culturally authentic contexts and activities and cultural materials that emphasize communicative and cultural competency.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 8
SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II 4 credits
This course introduces the basic elements of the Spanish Language. It includes practice in pronunciation, listening comprehension, elementary conversation, grammar, reading, writing and culture. It provides students with practical vocabulary in culturally authentic contexts and activities and cultural materials that emphasize communicative and cultural competency.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN1101, or instructor approval

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 8
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Speech

SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3 credits
This course increases students' skills in oral communication of thoughts to an audience. It includes the selection and evaluation of topics and source materials for public speaking, the composition and organization of speech, and effective presentation techniques.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fulfills MNTC Areas: 1, 2
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