Winter quarter television courses to be presented on KULC-Channel 9, the University of Utah's education channel, will include Utah history, physics for scientists and engineers, biology and several arts/humanities classes.
In addition, KUED-Channel 7 will offer a schedule of classes for college credit that will include a popular computer applications course.Information about any of the offerings is available by calling 581-4195.
Dean May, associate professor of history and author of "Utah: A People's History," will conduct the Utah history course Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m., beginning Jan. 4. May was a Fulbright Fellow at Cologne University, Germany and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Harvard. He has taught at the U. for 11 years. The class examines the chronological development of Utah from pre-white times to the settlement by Mormon pioneers and subsequent growth.
The physics class will be led by Dr. George A. Williams, nationally recognized specialist in experimental solid state physics and nuclear magnetic resonance. The course will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 3. Classes review several areas, including mechanics, kinematics, Newton's Second Law, energy and momentum and rotational motion. The class carried four credit hours.
General Biology 101 will be presented on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 5. The instructor, Dr. James G. Harris, is a native Utahn and a life science instructor at Utah Valley Community College. The 5-credit course is introductory and designed for non-biology majors. It deals with organization, genetics, diversity, evolution and ecology of living organisms.
Introduction to Sociology will be taught by three U. professors, Edward Kick, Dale Lund and William Brustein. It includes an in-depth look at sociology, group life, social institutions, program, change and control. It will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m., beginning Jan. 4.
Introduction to the humanities will be taught by Dr. Krista Rodin on Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 6. The course focuses on music, literature, sculpture and other art forms and the relationship of the humanities to values. Rodin has lectured on the topic throughout the world.
Dr. Nathan B. Winters, associate professor in the U. Art Department, will instruct a course in Introduction to the Visual Arts Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 to 10 p.m., beginning Jan. 4. The 5-credit course is for non-majors and covers a basic understanding of all art forms.
Utah State University, the Uintah Basin Area Vocational Center and the State Office of Education collaborate on the Microcomputer Applications in Business class on Channel 7. It will be aired Monday through Friday from 12:40 to 1:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 2. The course is taught by Dennis Garner, adjunct USU professor and chairman of the business department at the area vocational center. It covers some of today's most popular software, including WordPerfect 5.0, Lotus 1-2-3, DBase-3Plus, MSDOS and desktop publishing.
Channel 7 also will offer Calculus II for five credit hours. The course will be taught by Snow College instructors Bart Nelson and Ted Olson. It will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. beginning in mid-January.
Many of the televised courses offer teacher recertification credit. For information, teachers may contact Nancy Mathews in the State Office of Education, 250 E. Fifth South, telephone 538-7742.