2019 Course Descriptions

Courses are subject to change

8:45am to 10:15am

This class is designed for students who have taken the Speedstacks class in previous years or who already have speedstacking skills. This particular class will include more advanced stacking skills. Not for the beginner stacker.

Instructor: Christianson, Michelle

Christianson, Michelle

Coming Soon!


Mathematical probability will be investigted through simulations, experiments, games, and activities. students will learn how probability is used to predict weather, outcomes of athletic competition, verdicts in trials, success of marketing campaigns, and a variey of other applications.

Instructor: Oberweiser, Jack

Oberweiser, Jack

Mathematics - Associate Professor - Math


Learn the basics of computer programming using the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology's award-winning programming platform, SCRATCH. SCRATCH teaches the basics of block-based coding by allowing students to create simple animations, games, and other interactive items. Students will be provided the basic principles of coding and then allowed to experiment with their own programming instincts.

Instructor: Hazen, Ryan

Hazen, Ryan

Campus Computing & Info Tech - Instructional Technologist


Folf (or as other places besides Montana call it: "disc golf") is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Students will learn the basic rules of the game, learn proper form and then play on a course they design at Carroll. We will also visit an official course in south Helena. The disc they use in the course will be theirs to keep, so they can continue this lifetime sport!

Instructor: Clinch, Adam

Clinch, Adam

Coming Soon!


Interested in learning how to cook, speak, and eat in French? Then this is the course for you! This course will teach you how to cook a number of simple but delicious French dishes, and will provide an introduction to the French language. You may not come away from your week a fluent French speaker, but you will be able to show off your knowledge of basic gourmet techniques. The instructor, Anneliese Renck, is a professor of French language, literature, and culture at Carroll College. She has lived and cooked in Paris, and is excited to share her love of all things French with you this summer!

Instructor: Renck, Anneliese

Renck, Anneliese

Dr. Anneliese Renck received her Ph.D. in French with emphases in medieval literature and second language acquisition from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before coming to Carroll in 2017, she taught at Bucknell University. She is currently in the final stages of publishing a book entitled Translating Women into Early Modern France: From Christine de Pizan to Louise Labé and has published articles on the material reading experience in the late-medieval period, on early modern translation practices, and on the transition from manuscript to print in Italy and France.

Dr. Renck has been awarded grants from the International Center of Medieval Art, the Mellon Foundation, the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation in European Studies, and the Partner University Fund for Exchange between the United States and France.

When not telling students about the marvels of French bakeries and the funky ways in which they adapt English vocabulary, Dr. Renck can be found hiking in the woods behind her house, or letting her (almost) two-year-old show her his newest discovery.

Education

  • Ph.D, Department of French and Italian, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A., French Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
  • Study Abroad, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, January-June 2008
  • B.A., Double Major in Political Science, College of Letters and Science, UCSB and Literature, College of Creative Studies, UCSB, 2008

For me, being a teacher is not about lecturing or about imparting knowledge upon students, but about opening up a dialogue with them—a dialogue in which both student and teacher expand their knowledge and grow as individuals. As a teacher of French language, it’s my job to teach my students how to communicate. My end goal is not to teach my students perfect French grammar but to spark in them an ardent desire to communicate in the French language.


Start your day off by exploring the beautiful hiking trails around Helena. Enjoy the wonderful views of Helena while getting some exercise and fresh air. Don’t forget your shoes and a water bottle.

Instructor: Crider, Joe

Crider, Joe

I have taught third grade at Smith Elementary in Helena, Montana for nine years. I graduated from Carroll College in 2008. I have a Master of Science Education degree and a Master of Education Leadership degree from Montana State University. This will be my 12th year with the Gifted Institute. Science and the outdoors are interests of mine that I love sharing with students. My wife and I have two dogs named Penny and Zoey. 


You've always wanted to build your own website - now you can learn how! We'll tackle the basics of web design (including HTML and CSS) and give you the tools and confidence to code your own site!

Instructor: Wald, Jeffery

Come learn (and create your own) fabulous tricks with math and cards that will amaze your friends and family and have them scratching their heads wondering how you did it.

Instructor: Goody, Hollee

Goody, Hollee

Coming Soon!


The various fields of science and engineering depend upon making good measurements. But how well are the measurements known? What are the limitations of the measuring instrument? In this course you will use a variety of different measuring instruments, both analog and digital, and learn the basics of how and why you should determine the limitations of your measurements.

Instructor: Grossmann, Benjamin

Grossmann, Benjamin

Instructor - Physics 


Learn the basics of acting by playing theatre games, performing with a simple script, and creating a short performance with a small group of actors. In this class, you will learn to be more comfortable on stage, and more skilled in performance basics.

Instructor: Shire, Kimberly

Shire, Kimberly

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatrical Production

Kimberly Shire has an MFA in Directing Theatre for Young Audiences and Costume Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While at UHM, Kimberly served as the Late Night Theatre Artistic Director and as staff reviewer for Hitting The Stage. Kimberly also directed and worked as a teaching artist for Honolulu Theatre For Youth where she was mentored by Dan Kelin in creative dramatics and Eric Johnson in directing.

Prior to her time in Honolulu, Kimberly was the Executive Artistic Director of Christian Youth Theatre Vanport (CYT), where she directed, taught, and mentored young directors and designers. She also took freelance directing and teaching artist work in the PDX metro area.

In her early career, Kimberly toured with Spread the Word Dinner Theatre; taught high school English, journalism, and drama; guest directed at several high schools; and, worked as director, techie, and board member at Umpqua Actors Community Theatre (UACT) in Roseburg, Oregon.

Courses Taught: Theatre Appreciation, Advanced Acting, Directing, Creative Dramatics, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppetry, Dramaturgy, Women in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Stage Dialects. 


Join Joanna and other delightful students as we discuss and practice some of the common basic yoga postures (asanas). If you are curious about Yoga's history and you enjoy moving, stretching and relaxing your body- then this is a class you won't want to miss. Relaxation at the end will re-energize and rejuvenate mind and body for the rest of the day.

Instructor: Easton, Joanna

Easton, Joanna

Coming Soon!


10:30am to 12:00pm

If you would like to explore probability at a more advanced level, this is the class for you. We will extend the basic rules of chance and investigate multiple events, the binomial and normal probability distributions, sampling issues, and look at real life applications.

Instructor: Oberweiser, Jack

Oberweiser, Jack

Mathematics - Associate Professor - Math


“You only have your thoughts and dreams ahead of you. You are someone. You mean something.” -Batman
Come share your thoughts and dreams in class and create your own superhero. We will write and illustrate comic books, design and create costumes, and much more.

Instructor: Crider, Joe

Crider, Joe

I have taught third grade at Smith Elementary in Helena, Montana for nine years. I graduated from Carroll College in 2008. I have a Master of Science Education degree and a Master of Education Leadership degree from Montana State University. This will be my 12th year with the Gifted Institute. Science and the outdoors are interests of mine that I love sharing with students. My wife and I have two dogs named Penny and Zoey. 


Students in this course will take on the role of a Crime Scene Investigator as they use DNA profiling and chemical analysis on samples collected from a fictional crime scene to determine 'Who done it'!

Instructor: Otto-Hitt, Stefanie/Hitt, David

Hitt, David

Education
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
B.S. North Carolina State University

Areas of Interest
Physical organic chemistry, organometallics, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry.

Courses Taught
Biochemistry, Intermediate Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Biography

David HittDavid was born and spent his childhood in North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University where he received a B.S. in chemistry with summa cum laude honors in 2005. He then pursued graduate studies at the University of California, San Diego where he studied metal-promoted cycloaromatization reactions under the guidance of Professor Joseph O’Connor.

After receiving his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2011, he pursued postdoctoral studies through a joint academic / industrial appointment at the University of Montana / ATERIS technologies with Professor Chuck Thompson. There he was involved in the design and synthesis of novel vesicular glutamate transporter (VGLUT) inhibitors and the development of an enzymatic resolution of the racemic pesticide, malathion.

David began at Carroll as a chemistry lecturer in 2012 and was promoted to assistant professor in 2014. His research interests range from topics in physical organic chemistry and organometallics to chemical biology and medicinal chemistry.

David currently resides in Helena and enjoys exploring the wide open spaces of Montana with his wife and two daughters.

Publications

D.M. Hitt, Y. Belabassi, J.Suhy, C. E. Berkman, C. M. Thompson. “Chemoenzymatic resolution of rac-malathion” Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2014, 25, 529.

D. M. Hitt, J. M. O’Connor. “Acceleration of Conjugated Dienyne Cycloaromatization” Chemical Reviews, 2011, 111, 7904.


Otto-Hitt, Stefanie

Education:
Ph.D. State University of New York, Stony Brook
B.S. State University of New York, Stony Brook

Areas of Interest
Biology

Courses Taught
Biological Principles, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology


If you're interested in computer programming or love video games, this is a course for you! You will be designing your own 2D video game throughout this course. You will learn about computer logic, animations, graphics and much more. Bring your own own USB drive so you can take the games home with you. Warning: Be prepared for some epic fun if you take this class.

Instructor: Christianson, Tyler

Christianson, Tyler

Coming Soon!


Folf (or as other places besides Montana call it: "disc golf") is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Students will learn the basic rules of the game, learn proper form and then play on a course they design at Carroll. We will also visit an official course in south Helena. The disc they use in the course will be theirs to keep, so they can continue this lifetime sport!

Instructor: Clinch, Adam

Clinch, Adam

Coming Soon!


Interested in learning how to cook, speak, and eat in French? Then this is the course for you! This course will teach you how to cook a number of simple but delicious French dishes, and will provide an introduction to the French language. You may not come away from your week a fluent French speaker, but you will be able to show off your knowledge of basic gourmet techniques. The instructor, Anneliese Renck, is a professor of French language, literature, and culture at Carroll College. She has lived and cooked in Paris, and is excited to share her love of all things French with you this summer!

Instructor: Renck, Anneliese

Renck, Anneliese

Dr. Anneliese Renck received her Ph.D. in French with emphases in medieval literature and second language acquisition from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before coming to Carroll in 2017, she taught at Bucknell University. She is currently in the final stages of publishing a book entitled Translating Women into Early Modern France: From Christine de Pizan to Louise Labé and has published articles on the material reading experience in the late-medieval period, on early modern translation practices, and on the transition from manuscript to print in Italy and France.

Dr. Renck has been awarded grants from the International Center of Medieval Art, the Mellon Foundation, the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation in European Studies, and the Partner University Fund for Exchange between the United States and France.

When not telling students about the marvels of French bakeries and the funky ways in which they adapt English vocabulary, Dr. Renck can be found hiking in the woods behind her house, or letting her (almost) two-year-old show her his newest discovery.

Education

  • Ph.D, Department of French and Italian, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A., French Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
  • Study Abroad, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, January-June 2008
  • B.A., Double Major in Political Science, College of Letters and Science, UCSB and Literature, College of Creative Studies, UCSB, 2008

For me, being a teacher is not about lecturing or about imparting knowledge upon students, but about opening up a dialogue with them—a dialogue in which both student and teacher expand their knowledge and grow as individuals. As a teacher of French language, it’s my job to teach my students how to communicate. My end goal is not to teach my students perfect French grammar but to spark in them an ardent desire to communicate in the French language.


Have fun being spontaneous! This class focuses on the basics of acting on stage without a script. If you want to play improv games, find ways to improve your skills in performance, and have a great time, this is the class for you!

Instructor: Shire, Kimberly

Shire, Kimberly

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatrical Production

Kimberly Shire has an MFA in Directing Theatre for Young Audiences and Costume Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While at UHM, Kimberly served as the Late Night Theatre Artistic Director and as staff reviewer for Hitting The Stage. Kimberly also directed and worked as a teaching artist for Honolulu Theatre For Youth where she was mentored by Dan Kelin in creative dramatics and Eric Johnson in directing.

Prior to her time in Honolulu, Kimberly was the Executive Artistic Director of Christian Youth Theatre Vanport (CYT), where she directed, taught, and mentored young directors and designers. She also took freelance directing and teaching artist work in the PDX metro area.

In her early career, Kimberly toured with Spread the Word Dinner Theatre; taught high school English, journalism, and drama; guest directed at several high schools; and, worked as director, techie, and board member at Umpqua Actors Community Theatre (UACT) in Roseburg, Oregon.

Courses Taught: Theatre Appreciation, Advanced Acting, Directing, Creative Dramatics, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppetry, Dramaturgy, Women in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Stage Dialects. 


We’ll use a free and open-source Photoshop alternative, GIMP, to create, retouch, and edit images and graphics.

Instructor: Wald, Jeffery

If it rains, then the grass gets wet. But if the grass is wet, did it rain? There are different forms of logic, all which are meant to help us understand what is true about the world. In this course you will learn the difference between informal logic and formal logic. You will explore the use and limitations of a few different types of logical systems and fallacies (invalid reasoning) you may encounter.

Instructor: Grossmann, Benjamin

Grossmann, Benjamin

Instructor - Physics 


Mass and social media are a central part of the daily lives of most people around the world, particularly young people. In this course we will explore the mass media and social media in U.S. and world cultures. This will include: exploring globally popular social media platforms (e.g. YouTube, FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter), and viewing TV advertisements across cultures. We will also discuss aspects of media literacy and media safety related to a variety of social media platforms.

Instructor: Hansen, Alan

Hansen, Alan

We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day -Richard G. ScottBio: "Alan began teaching at Carroll College in the fall of 2008. Before moving to Montana, he was a professor at Texas A&M for 7 years. Since coming to Carroll, Alan has worked with many students in the department. On April 18, 2014, his work with a student was recognized when their collaboration paper won an award from the Northwest Communication Association (NWCA). Alan runs the public relations internships for the communications department and is also the director of a grant which connects with tribal colleges in Montana. In his free time, Alan enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his spouse and three children.


Number talks and computation tricks. Helping students learn how to do math in their head by using strategies found in number talks.

Instructor: Goody, Hollee

Goody, Hollee

Coming Soon!


Did you walk on textiles today without considering what was beneath your feet? Hopefully, you are wearing various textiles right now, but chances are you did not think about their characteristics as you put your body within them. During The Fabric of Our Lives you will take time to ponder the composition of various textiles so you can explore what they offer as a medium for creating art. You will examine line, color, shape, form, value, space, and texture of textiles, and you will employ various fabrics to create unique art.

Instructor: Zuroff, Lynette

Zuroff, Lynette

Lynette Zuroff is formerly a professor of education and served as Chairperson for the Department of Education and is the Director of Teacher Education at Carroll College for many years. Although her professional interests include all areas of education, she is especially interested in reading research and communication arts instruction. While a professor at Carroll, she taught Children's Literature, Communication Arts I and II, Diagnostic-Based Interventions in Literacy Instuction, Organization and Administration of the Reading Program, and Diversity Field Experience. One of her favorite activities is being in the public schools as she works with teacher education candidates. Dr. Zuroff is a participant in the Montana Council of Deans of Education and the International Reading Association.


3:30pm to 5:00pm

Participants will engage in STEM challenges with Thymio robots and Legos. Students will find and create solutions to problems while working collaboratively or independently. Thymio robots have multiple platforms to code in including Scratch, Blockly, JavaScript, and RobotMagic. Bring your creative and critical thinking skills to this course! Are you ready?

Instructor: Delgado, Julie

Delgado, Julie


Using technology and clues, can you breakout with your group by unlocking the clues and padlocks of a locked wooden box?
Requires problem solving, team building and collaboration. A new experience everyday that will bring out a competitive education spirit to solve the puzzles.

You may even get to build your own breakout experience!

Instructor: Case, Daniel

Case, Daniel

Campus Computing & Info Tech - Associate Director - Learning Technologies


If you love playing board games, this is the class for you. In this class, you will learn and play several categories of board games. Once you have become a “board game master” it will be your turn to collaborate with a group and construct your very own board game. At the end of the week each group will have the opportunity to display and teach their game to the group!

Instructor: Swenson, Liz

Swenson, Liz

Coming Soon!


In this class students learn from a professional engineer to design and build a truss bridge using file folder cardboard as construction material. The bridges are built by teams of students according to a specific set of guidelines. A contest is then held to determine which bridge has the best design and supports the largest load.

Instructor: Mullen, Terence

Mullen, Terence

Professor Mullen earned his M.S. in Mining Engineering from Columbia University. He is a licensed professional engineer, and works at a local civil engineering firm during the summer. Terry enjoys traveling, music, and golf.

Courses Taught: Difference Equations & Linear Algebra, AutoCAD, Introduction to Engineering, Statics, Dynamics, Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Statistics, Calculus. Transportation, and Engineering Economics.


Do you love watching Disney movies? If you answered yes then this is a class you won't want to miss. Each night we'll view and discuss a different Classic movie that demonstrates a new era in Animation technology that the Disney Studios used to wow the world.

Instructor: Easton, Joanna

Easton, Joanna

Coming Soon!


This course is especially for students who have already taken Ethnography 101. In this course we will continue to learn about “ethnography.” We will continue to learn how to do ethnography. We will continue to do field trips and fun social experiments. We will focus on sorting, understanding and interpreting field notes that students in prior class sessions have written.

Instructor: Hansen, Alan

Hansen, Alan

We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day -Richard G. ScottBio: "Alan began teaching at Carroll College in the fall of 2008. Before moving to Montana, he was a professor at Texas A&M for 7 years. Since coming to Carroll, Alan has worked with many students in the department. On April 18, 2014, his work with a student was recognized when their collaboration paper won an award from the Northwest Communication Association (NWCA). Alan runs the public relations internships for the communications department and is also the director of a grant which connects with tribal colleges in Montana. In his free time, Alan enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his spouse and three children.


This course explores several forms of poetry including haiku, sonnnet, villanelle, and pantoum. Students will encounter examples of each form and be asked to create version of their own. This course includes a robust introduction to rhyme scheme, repetition, and meter as they are used in various classical forms of poetry. Students will leave this class with complete versions of each oft he forms we study.

Instructor: Hazen, Ryan

Hazen, Ryan

Campus Computing & Info Tech - Instructional Technologist


Lights, Camera, Action! Be prepared to film, edit and act in this class. You will be learning the fundamentals of video producing and making a video with your friends/peers. Sign up with a friend or come by yourself, all are welcome! Your 15 minutes of fame start with this class.

Instructor: Christianson, Tyler

Christianson, Tyler

Coming Soon!


Learn how mathematics is used to explore change. We'll look at sequences, interesting mathematical patterns and oddities. We'll look at problems from a graphical, numerical, and algebraic approach. What's the next number in this sequence: 1, 3, 9, 19,...?

Instructor: Oberweiser, Jack

Oberweiser, Jack

Mathematics - Associate Professor - Math


What is color? If you've ever mixed different colors of paint, you have done some color subtraction. You will do that and also explore the very different results of color addition when mixing colors of light. You will learn why light comes in different colors and how those colors are created. You will also learn about the biological basis for color perception.

Instructor: Grossmann, Benjamin

Grossmann, Benjamin

Instructor - Physics 


Come learn the art of puppetry from Carroll College's Director of Theatrical Production! You will play with puppets and make a couple of puppets in different styles. You will learn manipulation techniques to bring your puppets to life and have a great time working in teams to create entertaining and educational puppet shows.

Instructor: Shire, Kimberly

Shire, Kimberly

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatrical Production

Kimberly Shire has an MFA in Directing Theatre for Young Audiences and Costume Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While at UHM, Kimberly served as the Late Night Theatre Artistic Director and as staff reviewer for Hitting The Stage. Kimberly also directed and worked as a teaching artist for Honolulu Theatre For Youth where she was mentored by Dan Kelin in creative dramatics and Eric Johnson in directing.

Prior to her time in Honolulu, Kimberly was the Executive Artistic Director of Christian Youth Theatre Vanport (CYT), where she directed, taught, and mentored young directors and designers. She also took freelance directing and teaching artist work in the PDX metro area.

In her early career, Kimberly toured with Spread the Word Dinner Theatre; taught high school English, journalism, and drama; guest directed at several high schools; and, worked as director, techie, and board member at Umpqua Actors Community Theatre (UACT) in Roseburg, Oregon.

Courses Taught: Theatre Appreciation, Advanced Acting, Directing, Creative Dramatics, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppetry, Dramaturgy, Women in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Stage Dialects. 


6:00pm to 7:30pm

In this advanced class, students are introduced to how 3D modeling works in a sophisticated software called Blender.  Students will work through a tutorial on how to create a donut with the instructor and then create their own objects at the end of the week.  This class is only recommended for advanced students who are looking to seriously challenge themselves and not just eat donuts!

Instructor: Christianson, Tyler

Christianson, Tyler

Coming Soon!


Bloxels allows you to build your entire video game from scratch. All you need is your imagination to build levels, heroes, and art to make your story come to life! Once you have built your masterpiece you can share it with the world by publishing it to the Infinity Wall. Be ready to engage in a challenge while building your game with builder challenge cards. You can take on new challenges in the Bloxels Builder App. In addition to building your game, you will be able to Skype with one of the creators of Bloxels to find out how this video game challenge works! The sky's the limit!

Instructor: Kincaid, Holly

Kincaid, Holly

Coming Soon!


In this course you will work in groups to create commercials. You will get to try out acting, directing, production management, video editing, and camera skills. Bring all your creativity and energy to class. We are going to have a great time!

Instructor: Shire, Kimberly

Shire, Kimberly

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatrical Production

Kimberly Shire has an MFA in Directing Theatre for Young Audiences and Costume Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While at UHM, Kimberly served as the Late Night Theatre Artistic Director and as staff reviewer for Hitting The Stage. Kimberly also directed and worked as a teaching artist for Honolulu Theatre For Youth where she was mentored by Dan Kelin in creative dramatics and Eric Johnson in directing.

Prior to her time in Honolulu, Kimberly was the Executive Artistic Director of Christian Youth Theatre Vanport (CYT), where she directed, taught, and mentored young directors and designers. She also took freelance directing and teaching artist work in the PDX metro area.

In her early career, Kimberly toured with Spread the Word Dinner Theatre; taught high school English, journalism, and drama; guest directed at several high schools; and, worked as director, techie, and board member at Umpqua Actors Community Theatre (UACT) in Roseburg, Oregon.

Courses Taught: Theatre Appreciation, Advanced Acting, Directing, Creative Dramatics, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppetry, Dramaturgy, Women in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Stage Dialects. 


Students will work in groups to come up with a solution to the following scenario: In order to prove humans can create a sustainable habitat on other planets, NASA has decided to move forward with constructing a lunar base to test long-term survival outside of Earth's atmosphere. Four astronauts will need to live in the lunar residence for two years. NASA created a national contest which will allow anyone in the country to submit a proposal for the project. The winning design will be used on the moon, and a prize will be awarded to the team. The students will research, plan, design and construct a Lunar Base that follows strict guidelines in order to be sustainable for the moon.

Instructor: Swenson, Liz

Swenson, Liz

Coming Soon!


In this class students learn from a professional engineer to design and build a truss bridge using file folder cardboard as construction material. The bridges are built by teams of students according to a specific set of guidelines. A contest is then held to determine which bridge has the best design and supports the largest load. This session is recommended for more advanced students or students who took this class before.

Instructor: Mullen, Terence

Mullen, Terence

Professor Mullen earned his M.S. in Mining Engineering from Columbia University. He is a licensed professional engineer, and works at a local civil engineering firm during the summer. Terry enjoys traveling, music, and golf.

Courses Taught: Difference Equations & Linear Algebra, AutoCAD, Introduction to Engineering, Statics, Dynamics, Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Statistics, Calculus. Transportation, and Engineering Economics.


Our modern technology relies on the control and manipulation of electrons, one of the few fundamental particles that everything is build from. In this course, you will explore some of the electron's properties and related phenomena, ranging from static electricity to simple circuits.

Instructor: Grossmann, Benjamin

Grossmann, Benjamin

Instructor - Physics 


In this course we will learn about “ethnography,” which is research in which you observe people as they interact in social scenes. We will learn how to do ethnography, including: conducting observation on field trips, taking notes, and writing field notes. We will also design and conduct fun social experiments!

Instructor: Hansen, Alan

Hansen, Alan

We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day -Richard G. ScottBio: "Alan began teaching at Carroll College in the fall of 2008. Before moving to Montana, he was a professor at Texas A&M for 7 years. Since coming to Carroll, Alan has worked with many students in the department. On April 18, 2014, his work with a student was recognized when their collaboration paper won an award from the Northwest Communication Association (NWCA). Alan runs the public relations internships for the communications department and is also the director of a grant which connects with tribal colleges in Montana. In his free time, Alan enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his spouse and three children.


Explore the culture of France and learn the basics of this beautiful language. Your instructor brings this class to life through her own experience of living and working in Paris. She also strives to make learning the fundamental elements of the language enjoyable and fun. If you love languages and studying about other cultures, then this is a class designed just for you!

Instructor: Easton, Joanna

Easton, Joanna

Coming Soon!


We'll investigate geometric theory, axioms and theorems by means of visual problem solving. We'll use logic and critical thinking to create visual proofs and have fun challenging each other to find alternative solutions once a problem has been solved.

Instructor: Oberweiser, Jack

Oberweiser, Jack

Mathematics - Associate Professor - Math


In this course we will explore and play games (card and board games and games of chance) from thousands of years ago to modern times. Learn the important features (history, cultural context, strategy, style, and economic correlations) of games like Go, Chess, Monopoly, and Settlers of Catan.

Instructor: Pfannenstiel, Alex

This is an individual and team activity that enhances hand-eye coordination and reaction time. In a study conducted by dr. Melanie Hart in 2005, increased activation of both sides of the brain was mapped while participants performed cup stacking activities. This dual brain function improves ambidexterity as well as quickness and concentration. besides the fact that it's fun, cup stacking is a great physical activity that promotes lifelong enrichment of the brain. Students in this class will participate in individual and team events.

Instructor: Christianson, Michelle

Christianson, Michelle

Coming Soon!