NMU in the Soo

Graduate education comes to LSSU

NMU is pleased to offer graduate courses on the campus of Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The courses will be delivered by NMU faculty via interactive television (ITV), also known as video conferencing, but on a giant screen, where students at both NMU and LSSU can interact with each other and the professor. 



The Winter 2013 courses:

Master of Arts in English - Writing Track

*Poetry Workshop (EN501) 1-4 credits. Taught by Dr. Diane Sautter. Meets Thursdays 6-8:00 p.m. A workshop course devoted to the reading and writing of poetry and to the critical discussion of student manuscripts.  The course will be offered as hybrid course, with half the work in an online interactive format and a weekly workshop meeting.

Master of Arts in English - Pedagogy Track and TESOL Certificate

Advanced Writing Theory (EN 507) 4 Web course credits. Taught by Dr. Elizabeth Monske. A study of the major developments in writing theory, particularly related to online teaching of non-fiction and technical writing. Students investigate a variety of writing genres and theoretical means for better understanding those genres.  In addition students will construct their own online composition or writing course. 

*Teaching Composition (EN 510) 4 credits. Taught by Dr. Heidi Stevenson. Meets Wednesdays 6-9:20 p.m. This course will cover theories of teaching composition, with emphasis on practical application in high school and community college classrooms. 

*These English courses are taught via ITV. For questions about the MA in English, contact The English Department at 906-227-2211 or english@nmu.edu.

Master of Public Administration

Seminar in Public Policy Analysis (PS 501) 4 credits. Taught by Aura Syed. Meets five Saturdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (1/19, 2/9, 2/16, 4/6 and 4/27). This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the basic theories and methods of public policy analysis.

Politics Of Public Budgeting (PS 524) 2 credits. Instructor TBA. Meets five Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon (1/19, 2/9, 2/16, 4/6 and 4/27). The historical, institutional and political context of public budgeting in the U.S. examines both the characteristics of the budgetary process, as well as the main substantive issues involved in the assembly of contemporary budgets at the local, state and federal levels.

Seminar/Public Personnel Administration (PS 528) 2 credits. Taught by Ruth Watry. Meets five Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. (1/19, 2/9, 2/16, 4/6 and 4/27). Study of the practice, theory, and political setting of managing human resources in public organizations

Public administration combines ITV with interactive online learning. For questions about the MPA program, contact the School of Education, Leadership and Public Service at 906-227-2140. 

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