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Fall 2012 classes begin Monday, August 20.  Sunday, August 26, is the last day to register in day or evening classes.

Good news:  the UT Board of Trustees approved the extension of the UTC regional tuition rate program for undergraduate and graduate students for 2012-13.  Residents are eligible in Catoosa, Dade, Fannin, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia and Jackson County in Alabama.

Ever wanted to take a class in education, behavioral finance, or writing for philanthropy?

ENGL 4910-0 and 5950-1, Writing for Philanthropy, Lauren Ingraham, Thursday 3:05 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

The course, Writing for Philanthropy, is supported by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, and is a win-win for both students and some area nonprofits. The CFCG will arrange for a few area nonprofits to partner with our students, who will spend the semester studying rhetorical strategies needed for successful writing in philanthropic endeavors. Working with their assigned nonprofits, students will compose a variety of documents on their organization’s behalf, from basic operating documents to promotional materials to a funding proposal. At the end of the semester, the CFGC will award mini-grants to successful proposals written by the students.

FIN4500 Behavioral Finance, Professor Bart Weathington, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

This course is designed to provide students with information on how individuals and firms make financial decisions, and how those decisions might deviate from those predicted by traditional financial or economic theory. Students explore the existence of psychological biases in financial decision-making, and examine the impacts of these biases in financial markets and other financial settings. The course examines how the insights of behavioral finance complement the traditional finance paradigm. On demand. Prerequisites: FIN 3020 and 3 additional hours of Finance, junior standing; or department head approval.

UTSM 3020-0, Research Methods, Margaret Kovach, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 12 to 12:50 p.m.

Learning about science includes both learning material that has already been established (e.g., the structure of DNA, how to find forces on blocks being pushed up a ramp, the definition of an acid) and learning how scientists gained this knowledge (e.g., how new discoveries gain authority and are adopted by the scientific community, how to evaluate scientific claims when they conflict, how to design and carry out investigations to answer new questions). Most high school and undergraduate college science courses are devoted to presenting the first type of knowledge. Education in the second aspect of science has traditionally been left to graduate school. Research Methods simultaneously provides students specific techniques needed to address scientific questions and examples of how to provide this sort of training for students through individualized instruction.

UTSM 4010, Project Based Instruction, Paul Watson and Cecelia Wigal, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:25 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

In PBI, students design full units of connected lessons. A number of the major principles and themes of the UTeach program—integration of mathematics and science content; infusion of technology in representation, analysis, modeling, assessment, and contextualization of content; immersion in intensive field-based experiences; and a focus on designing equitable learning environments—are synthesized as students develop an intellectually challenging project-based instructional unit. PBI also provides UTeach students with the experience of managing lessons and high school students outside a classroom, in a field setting. Despite its name, PBI incorporates a variety of instructional approaches, focusing on differentiating between project-based instruction and other inquiry-based methods.


Freshman move-in day is Thursday, August 16.  Upperclassmen move in Saturday, August 18. For more information on move-in day, visit the UTC Housing website here.

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