August 15 – Hobbs, NM. Due to a surprising number of student requests, officials at New Mexico Junior College have decided to implement additional classes for the upcoming semester.
According to Robert Bensing, Dean of Enrollment Management at NMJC, the classes were originally not listed in the fall schedule of courses, but student interest—and faculty willingness—has prompted their being offered in the fall lineup anyway.
One course, Backpacking and Camping, was added due to its popularity as a physical education elective. The one-credit-hour course consists of four Monday evening meetings prior to a weekend-long campout at McKittrick Canyon’s Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas. Students will be required to provide their own food, but transportation is provided.
Another class that was recently added is Alternative Materials Sculpture, a “wildly different” art class that uses non-traditional materials that can be readily found anywhere. The class, described by many as “fun” and “fascinating,” will be taught by Sandra Luckett, a newly hired professor of art who hails from Virginia.
Introduction to Journalism is being offered for individuals or businesses interested in news writing, editing, and photography for the media or the corporate world. It is the first in a series of four courses that will enable students to write professional news releases for area organizations or transfer to journalism programs at four-year colleges or universities.
Other classes include American Sign Language, Photography I and II, Intro to Singing, Two-Dimensional Design, Intro to Spanish, Beginning Acting, Recreational Basketball (offered during the lunch hour), Nautilus Conditioning, Intro to Exercise, Composition & Rhetoric, Musical Instruments I-IV, Piano I-IV, Basic Math, Math for Elementary Teachers, Calculus Analytic Geometry III, Interpersonal Communications, Medical Terminology, Human Relations, Intermediate EMT Training, U.S. History to 1877, History of New Mexico, and AutoCAD Certification.
Several online courses have been added as well. Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Nutrition, Art Appreciation, Juvenile Justice System, and Macro- and Micro-Economics have been included in new listings for fall.
For more information about these or other course offerings at New Mexico Junior College, please call (575) 392-4510, come by the campus at 5317 Lovington Highway, or go online at www.nmjc.edu.
Mexico Junior College, 5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240
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