CONTACT: GEORGE McCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
UI offers courses over Iowa Public Television beginning in January
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- People interested in working on their college degrees
or who want to explore new ideas and concepts can get academic credit through
the spring 1999 series of educational videos from the University of Iowa
and broadcast statewide on Iowa Public Television.
The programs, known as "telecourses," provide a convenient
form of course work to earn UI academic credit without attending classes
on campus. Weekly broadcasts of an educational video series carried by
Iowa Public Television provide the backbone for the courses.
Students' work, including materials, assignments, and tests, is supervised
by UI faculty. The courses are coordinated by the Center for Credit Programs
of the UI Division of Continuing Education.
The spring catalog includes courses on geology, astronomy, psychology,
anthropology and health. All have official university course numbers and
titles and are approved by academic departments.
The spring 1999 schedule includes:
--Geology. "The Earth Revealed," taught by Robert Carmichael,
professor in the department of geology. The course will explore geology's
relevance to modern issues of resource needs, global diversity and environmental
problems as well as the dynamic processes that shape the earth. Broadcasts
include 26 half-hour programs beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19. Registration
deadline is Jan. 8.
--Health Studies. "Healthy Living," taught by Michael Teague,
professor in the department of sport, health, leisure and physical studies,
focuses on health issues in America today, including genetic screening,
abortion, media violence, violence in the workplace, and weight discrimination.
Broadcasts include 26 half-hour programs starting Monday, Jan. 18. Registration
deadline is Jan. 8.
-- Physics and Astronomy. "Universe: The Infinite Frontier,"
taught by Jack Fix, professor in the department of physics and astronomy.
The course will explore a range of astronomy topics, concepts and principles,
including motions of the visible sky, dark matter, Earth, stars and galaxies.
Broadcasts include 26 half-hour programs beginning Thursday, Jan. 21. Registration
deadline is Jan. 11.
-- Psychology. "The World of Abnormal Psychology," taught
by Don Fowles, professor in the department of psychology. The course will
examine common behavior and psychiatric disorders and look at types of
therapies and strategies for preventing disorders. Broadcasts include 13
one-hour programs beginning Thursday, Jan. 22. Registration deadline is
-- Anthropology. "Faces of Culture," taught by Alfrieta Monagan,
visiting associate professor in the department of anthropology. The course
is a broad study of the nature and diversity of human cultures, exploring
such issues as the nature of culture, language and communication, marriage
and family, and others. Broadcasts include 26 half-hour programs beginning
Monday, Jan. 18. Registration deadline is Jan. 8
A toll-free telephone is available to consult with the instructor at
any time. Tests are given in communities under the supervision of an approved
proctor at one of the 19 learning centers located throughout Iowa. Learning
center sites include Ankeny, Atlantic, Bettendorf, Carroll, Cedar Rapids,
Council Bluffs, Creston, Decorah, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Harlan, Iowa City,
Mason City, Mt. Pleasant, Ottumwa, Rock Rapids, Sioux City, Storm Lake
and Waterloo. Individual proctors at other sites may also be arranged.
Tuition is $112 per semester hour for undergraduates and $176 per semester
hour for graduate students.
For more information, contact the Center for Credit Programs, The University
of Iowa, 116 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242; call toll-free:
1-800-272-6430; fax: (319) 335-2001; email: email@example.com;
World Wide Web: http://www.uiowa.edu/~ccp