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Consider these classes to round out your spring schedule 1/11/2017
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:00 PM

YOGA (HACT 119 C06)

This course provides an introduction to the ABC's of Yoga: Awareness and proficiency of basic yoga postures and personal alignment, Breath for enhancing personal energy levels or calming oneself, and Concentration on the body/mind by incorporating beginning techniques for visualization and relaxation. This course may be repeated once for credit.


Days: Tuesdays from 2-3:50

Dates: 1/17/17-5/11/17

Instructor: Kirsten Clancy (

1 Credit


Self Defense for Women (HACT 220 C01)

This course will help students identify a dangerous situation and to increase the chances of getting away safe with mental and physical strategies. Students will learn strikes, blocks, escapes, and most importantly the mentality it takes to be able to handle the surroundings when a bad situation appears. This course may be repeated once for credit.


Days: Wednesdays 

Time: 5:10 - 6:30 PM

Instructor: Jesse Clark (

1 Credit


Advanced Self Defense for Women (HACT 199B C03)

This course number is indicative of an initial experimental course. The course must include a syllabus, and the syllabus must follow the CSI Course Syllabus Guide. Proposed General Education courses requiring pilots would use this designation.


Days: Wednesdays 

Time: 6:30 - 7:50 PM

Instructor: Jesse Clark (

1 Credit


Collegiate Speech and Debate Team (COMM 105 C01)

The CSI Forensics Team Needs Students! Join the speech and debate team. You will take COMM 105, get three credits, travel, compete and have fun. COMM 105 is both an academic class and a competitive team. Students will prepare speeches and travel throughout the Northwest to competitions with students in other colleges - both community colleges and universities. All travel costs are covered by CSI. The team will even travel to Washington, D.C. in the spring. Not only will they get excellent speech and communication training, they'll broaden their knowledge of current events, history, critical thinking, and argumentation.


Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Time: 1:00 - 2:50 pm 

Instructor: Beth Hewes ( or 208-732-6776)






Studio Photography (ARTS 204 C01)

This course provides an independent specialization in the medium of photography. Students may accumulate a maximum of 6 credit hours in this area. Prerequiste: Permission of instructor.


Days: Fridays

Time: 9:00 am – 12:20 pm

Instructor: Ben Lustig (


Photography Darkroom (ARTS 251 C01)

This course provides a foundation in creative black-and-white film photography for students at all levels. It introduces basic seeing skills, understanding the camera and its functions, developing film, printing images in the lab, creating pictures that have the strongest visual and oral criticism. Final outcome for this course is a personal portfolio of matted black-and-white photographic prints.


Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

Time: 6:00 – 8:20 pm

Instructor: Ben Lustig (


Photography Darkroom 2 (ARTS 252 C01)

This is an advanced creative photography course and follows ARTS 251. It includes diverse and alternative approaches to seeing, handling the camera, printing images in the lab, manipulating images post lab, print presentation and oral criticism. Final outcome of this course is personal portfolio of matted photographic prints. Prerequisite: ARTS 251


Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

Time: 3:30-5:50 pm

Instructor: Ben Lustig (


Digital Photography (ARTS 253 C02)

This course is a foundation in creative digital photography for students at all levels. This course includes basic visual literacy skills, understanding the camera and its functions, manipulating images in Adobe Photoshop/bridge, exploration of combining the digital format with alternative/non-silver (archaic) processes, printing digital photographs, and oral criticism. Final outcome of this course is a personal portfolio in electronic format.


Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 9:30 – 11:50 am

Instructor: Ben Lustig (


Portuguese 101  (PORT 101 C01)

·        In Portuguese 101 student will

§  Initiate and sustain conversations in which they ask and answer questions, give and receive directions, introduce themselves, and report observations and information at a level appropriate to their language exposure and experience.

§  Demonstrate creativity in choosing alternative methods (i.e., vocabulary, pantomime, or drawing) in social and/or professional situations where their communication skills have not been effective.

§  Integrate various culturally appropriate behaviors into their conversations.

§  Attain a conversational level of Mid-Novice (based on ACTFL standards).

§  Assignments vary and reflect instructional methods designed to assist students to reach the course objectives.

§  Specifically, the course will focus on the following:

·        Introduce yourself or another person,

·        ask and answer appropriate questions in both formal and informal settings

·        use social niceties and greetings for morning, afternoon, and night.

·        Ask and answer questions, including yes/no and question-word questions, identifications and descriptions, using verbs “ser” and “estar,”

·        your and other people’s personalities

·        classes and places at a college, houses, bedrooms, yards

·        people, family members and relationships

·        health, emotional condition, and location

·        colors

·        items in a classroom

·        common places in a city where people go for entertainment or basic purchases

·        offices, services, or classes in a college

·        hour, day, date, months, seasons, and other time-related concepts

·        quantities, using both numbers and words indicating “any,” “some,” and “none”  “there is,” “there are” using “há”

·        weather, using “fazer” and other appropriate verbs

·        how frequently people do activities

·        equalities and inequalities, descriptive and qualitative

·        basic activities people do using simple verb forms

·        The three basic regular verb forms

·        Verbs with irregular forms in the present tense

·        Verbs with stem changes

·        Use compound verb constructions to describe activities that people want, prefer, need, or are able to do will do or are in the process of doing

·        Possession with possessive adjectives and phrases

·        the verb “ter” 

·        Read, hear, and understand sentences which express likes and dislikes. 

·        Respond to a classroom command with the appropriate action



Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 11:00 to noon.

Instructor: Adam Crofts












Intro to Gen Ed-Comic Books (GNED 101 C03)

From almost their inception, comic books have been accused of seducing the innocent. They also championed the cause of freedom through world-wide conflict. In many ways, they are as popular and controversial as any element of popular culture. But are they a legitimate art form, or are they a cheap knockoff of more authentic literary and artistic genres? This course will explore the possibilities of general education through such comic classics as The Dark Knight Returns, Maus, and Ms. Marvel, and will consider the historical and aesthetic merits of so-called “graphic novels.” Do you dare be seduced?


Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Time: 10:00 – 10:50 am

Instructor: Clark Draney (


Survey of American Literature 2 (ENGL 278 C01)

In this course students will analyze, discuss, and write about American literature from the Civil War to the present. Prerequisites: ENGL 101 and ENGL 102.


Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Time: 9:00 - 9:50 am

Instructor: Clark Draney (

CSI Advising Center   732-6250
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