Carman-Ainsworth, Flushing and Swartz Creek high schools are teaming together to form the Western Genesee Consortium. The Western Genesee Consortium in collaboration with the University of Michigan-Flint will offer students from all three high schools their choice of three dual enrollment opportunities.
Western Genesee Consortium
Medical Science Programs (13 Credits)
Taught at Carman-Ainsworth High School
PHL 168, Philosophy of Bioethics, 3 credits - Humanities. Introduction to classical ethical theories and their application to contemporary bioethical issues, such as neuroethics, ethics of nanotechnology, stem-cell research, bioterrorism, cloning as well as a broad range of health care issues such as health system reform, international health research, social inequities in health and the allocation of scarce resources.
BIO 104, Introduction to Human Biology, 4 credits—Natural Science & Laboratory. Introductory human anatomy and physiology with a focus on exercise physiology and human health. Intended for non-science majors. Lecture and laboratory.
HCR 206, Health Sciences Applications, 2 credits. Introduction to a wide range of topics in health science with demonstrations of how basic scientific concepts can be applied to solving problems in the field. Hypothetical thought experiments stimulate students’ interest in pursuing health careers.
BIO 307, Topics in Human Anatomy, 4 credits. In-depth study of one or more areas of regional anatomy. Course content, format and prerequisites vary with the topic presented. Involves hands-on lab activities and/or distance-learning presentations for study of cadaver anatomy. Lecture and laboratory.
Pre-Law Program (12 Credits)
Classes are taught at Swartz Creek High School.
COM 210, Intro to Public Speaking, 3 credits—Humanities. Students prepare and deliver public speeches, developing skills of organization, research and delivery while engaging important public issues. Students develop appreciation for ethical methods to approach diverse audiences and become more comfortable speaking in public and better equipped to use speech as a tool to execute change.
POL 120, American National Government & Politics, 3 credits - Social Science. Theory and practice of democratic government in the United States and the institutions and processes of American government as manifestations of democratic values. Representative democracy, federalism, the Presidency, Congress, the Courts, political parties, interest groups, and voting as an expression of, and at times contradictions to, democratic values.
SOC 100, Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits - Social Sciences. Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Students practice using their sociological imaginations as they investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. They examine the dynamics of power and inequality in society, and the ways in which our individual lives are patterned by broader social institutions.
POL 329, Civil Liberties & the Constitution, 3 credits. Prerequisite: POL 120 or consent of instructor. Civil liberty issues confronting American society. Rights of freedom of speech, assembly, and press; the religion clauses of the First Amendment; the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as it is concerned with rights of minorities. Students deliver oral arguments and prepare briefs of pending and simulated court cases.
Application and Submission Deadline
Dual enrollment applications are available in each high school guidance office. You may also download a copy of the application.
In order to receive full consideration, the application must be completed, signed (parent and student signature required), dated and submitted with updated high school transcripts to your high school guidance office.