LCC Announces New Courses for Spring

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Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Registration for spring semester opens November 1

November 1 marks the next open registration for classes at Lamar Community College and the opening of several new courses.  LCC is introducing several new options this upcoming semester as well as courses at new times to better serve all students.

This spring, LCC will be offering English as a Second Language (ESL 013) to build on the new courses currently taking place during the fall semester.  This course will be offered from 11:30am to noon on Monday and Wednesday.  This short class period allows community members the ability to be involved in the course, as they could work it around their current work lunch schedule. 

An additional evening ESL course is planned for spring but the specific time has not yet been finalized.

Introduction to Film Art (HUM 103) is an exciting new offering for the upcoming semester to be taught by Dr. David Frankel. 

"I'll typically pair an older and a newer film that have something significant in common: say, High Noon and Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, which are both, in very different ways, classic Westerns. Essentially we'll watch movies and talk about them - I plan to make maddeningly-frequent use of the pause button - the way in a literature class we would read and talk about a novel or a poem," said Dr. Frankel of the new class.

"I'll consider the course a success if, at the end of it, you can notice things about movies, and appreciate things about movies, that you couldn't when you first walked in the door."

LCC will extend the Criminal Justice courses taught by Retired Sherriff Jim Faull and Carleta Schwartz this Spring by offering Substantive Criminal Law (CRJ 111), Procedural Criminal Law (CRJ 112) and Human Relations & Social Conflict (CRJ 220). 

Introduction to Chemistry (CHE 101) is typically offered in the fall but will now be offered in the spring as well to meet the needs of current LCC students.  Technical English & Communications (ENG 115), a writing course geared toward writing for business, will now be offered at two different times: in the afternoon with a Distance Learning option and in the evening.  Also returning to the schedule is Business Ethics (PHI 205).

Lamar Community College has also developed a two-week intersession featuring a three credit transfer course, Introduction to Mass Media.  Classes will be held week days January 3-13 from 8:00am to 12:25pm

 "We are excited for our new January Mini-mester initiative," said Dean Stagner. "I expect this Mini-mester to grow in future years with offerings for student-athletes, local students who have returned from University on winter break, and community members who are looking to develop skills through an accelerated course.  I think students will enjoy participating in this class as it challenges them to learn how to interpret and judge many forms of media communication."

A preliminary schedule of courses can be found at to help those interested to begin planning for the spring semester.  Registration for these courses will open on November 1.

Anyone interested in picking up a course or making a career change are encouraged to call 719-336-1590 to set up a meeting with an admissions counselor.  For current LCC students, this is a good time to schedule a meeting with their advisor to plan the next semester and make sure they are on track to graduate. 

For more information, please visit, call 719.336.1590, or stop by LCC's Student Service Center (Betz Technology Center).