Online Courses

For information on accessing online courses using the Blackboard system, view our documentation.

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Special Notes for Online Courses
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Section Y:
During Fall/Spring Term ONLY for continuing studies students. All others MUST obtain Advisor and Dean Approval for Fall/Spring Term.*

During Summer Session course open to all.

*For all non-continuing studies students, there will be an ADDITIONAL TUITION CHARGE above the flat rate tuition of Fall /Spring semesters. Online courses are not covered by the flat tuition rate.

Section Y1:
This section is reserved for BGS students ONLY.

Please Note: non-BGS majors enrolled in this course will pay a separate tuition charge IN ADDITION to regular Fall /Spring semester flat tuition rate (since online courses are not included in the 12-20 credit flat rate).
Survey of Western Art I

ARH 131, Section Y, Section Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
J. Hollander
Room: Online
Course Overview:
The art of western cultures from pre-history through the Middle Ages.

Modern Art History

ARH 343 Section Y and Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
J. Hollander
Room: Online
Course Overview:
Cezanne to Surrealism. Primarily European Art c. 1880-1940 in the context of the development of Modernism and its aesthetic theories.

Introduction to Biological Sciences - The Nature of Life

BIL 101, Section Y, Section Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
Y. Wang
Room: Online
Course Overview:
Intended for non-majors, this course offers three main topics: the scale of life; genes and the mechanism of evolution; and organisms and their environment. The course progresses from the molecular level and concludes with an overview of major global environmental issues.

Genetics & Society

BIL 104, Section Y, Section Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
Y. Wang
Room: Online
Course Overview:
Today's headlines are filled with issues concerning genetics. Stem cells, cloning, forensic studies and disease research all make this a highly relevant course for today's society. Discuss the vast impact of this scientific evidence and deepen your understanding of some of today's critical issues.

DNA and The Changing World

BIL 300 Section Y and Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
Daniel Wang
Course Overview:
Dna and The Changing World Course Description: This course covers in depth knowledge of DNA, gene, gene function, genome and inheritance with the focus on applying this knowledge to real-world issues, both personal and societal , from the history of life to challenges and opportunities in the modern times at the molecular level.

IT and Society

CSC 200, Section Y and Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
M. Ogihara
Room: Online
Course Overview:
Our digital planet. Hardware. Peripherals. Software. Productivity applications and school. Artificial intelligence.

English Composition I: Visual Rhetoric

ENG 105, Section Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
TBA
Room: Online
Course Overview:
This student-centered course provides an introduction to the kinds of reading, writing and thinking that take place in the university environment with instructors facilitating online discussions and providing editorial feedback.

English Composition II

ENG 106, Section Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
Katherine Komis
Room: Online
Course Overview:
Strengthen your critical thinking, research and writing skills as you learn to use evidence to support your assertions and add complexity to your discourse.

Business Communication

ENG 230 Section Y and Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
Danielle Houck
Course Overview:
Business Communication Course Description: This course presents students with an opportunity to learn and hone skills that are crucial to communication success in the workplace. You will leave the course prepared to transfer the skills gained from the class into any professional setting. The course aims to assist you in further becoming an informed, articulate and thoughtful member of professional settings, in order to effectively build and take part in desired opportunities. Building and sharpening your professional communication level is a constant course goal.

Human Geography

GEG 300 Section Y, Section Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
Diana Ter-Ghazaryan
Room: Online
Course Overview:
This course provides an in-depth exploration of human geography by focusing on pressing global issues including population growth, migration, economic crises, environmental decline, food security, identity politics, war and urbanization. In an increasingly globalized world, these issues have impacts upon all of our lives, whether we live in Miami, Buenos Aires, Beijing or Moscow. By exploring these topics through the lens of cultural geography, we will uncover how spatial interconnections and geographical interdependence shape the world as we know it. We will further understand how individual actions at the local scale have social, cultural and environmental impacts around the world.

Survey of Oceanography

MSC 101, Section Y, Section Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
TBA
Room: Online
Course Overview:
Introduction to the oceans and their significance to mankind, encompassing geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes; man's role in and on the sea, including fisheries, pollution, and ocean management. Not for major or minor.

Calculus I

MTH 161, Section Y, Section Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
TBA
Room: Online
Course Overview:
FORMERLY MTH 111. Limits and continuity, derivatives and applications, the definite integral and applications.

Introduction to Religion

REL 101, Section Y, Section Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
Michelle Maldonado
Room: Online
Course Overview:
An overview of religious perspectives concerning ultimate reality, humankind, and the world, with special attention to major Asian and Abrahamic religions.

Introduction to Theater

THA 101, Section Y, Section Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
L. Soroko
Room: Online
Course Overview:
Intro survey course in theatre--what it is now, how it works, its practitioners and the relationship of theatre to the contemporary world. Attendance at Ring Theatre productions is required.

Players, Places, & Plays

THA 302 Section Y and Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
Lee Soroko
Room: Online
Course Overview:
This course offers an examination of the seminal events that brought about the death of romanticism and gave birth to the modern era through the lens of the drama. Emphasis is placed on social change as evidenced through theatre as a mirror to the world in events, dramatic literature and the people that shaped it.

It is the responsibility of the student to confirm with their advisor that credits earned will count towards their degree requirements.

Mental Illness, Gender, and Psychiatry

WGS 350 Section Y and Y1 (BGS Only)
Professor:
TBD
Semester: Summer 2014
Course Overview:
Mental Illness, Gender, and Psychiatry Course Description: The understanding of "mental illness" has undergone dramatic changes in the last two centuries, and these changes have accelerated at the end of the 20th century. What counts as mental illness? How do we approach it? How do we "treat" it? In this class we will discuss various constructions of mental illness as well as laws, policies, and cultural attitudes that purport to address it and "help" those who suffer from it. We will take in consideration the genderization of mental illness and the pathologization of "devious" sexualities and bodies. We will utilize academic studies as well as first-person narratives and online testimonies, the last of which have proliferated immensely in the last decade.