29 New Courses Add to Diversity at A&M International this Fall

Texas A&M International University students will benefit from 29 new courses being offered this Fall. From the nitty-gritty of "Environmental Microbiology" to the joyful noise of "Applied Music for the Euphonium" (a brass instrument similar to the tuba) , a diverse range of coures is available.

The growing Music Department will be offering new applied music courses in seven instruments: cello, euphonium, guitar, piano, trombone, tuba, viola and voice. Additionally, a "Guitar Ensemble" class has been added and "Medieval and Renaissance Music" will debut.

Other courses of interest may include "Beginning Portuguese I", taught by Olga Verduzco, a native of Brazil. Offered from 6-7:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, this course will be of special interest to those interested in international trade. Spanish majors should take note, as they must take six hours in a second Romance language.

Pre-med and Nursing students may find "Elementary Latin I" a useful course and it is also recommended to any student who wishes to build their vocabulary, both in English and Spanish. Reynaldo Montemayor will teach two sections, one from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and one from 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Anyone with an interest in art or who is planning a trip to Italy may consider Dr. Richard Wright's course, "Renaissance and Baroque Art." This class will be from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. It would also qualify as an upper-level elective.

Registration for the Fall Semester is August 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Classes begin August 27. Late registration continues through August 31. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 326.2250, visit offices in Killam Library 168, or check out their web page at www.tamiu.edu/affairs/registr.htm.

Office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu