Online Courses

Please check with your campus registrar to make sure course credit will transfer to your institution.

New American Colleges and Universities provide many opportunities for students to build individual, unique educational experiences that help them achieve their goals. Online courses that allow students to expand their knowledge easily and affordably are one of the ways we do that. As a student in the New American Colleges and Universities consortium, you can enroll in one or more of the online courses below offered by NAC&U institutions. Please make sure to read the Online Principles document, check with your campus on transferability of credits and complete the Online Course Registration form.

Business & Finance

  • Business: Basic Computer Skills  (3 Courses)
    SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS (1st five weeks of term) Overview of spreadsheet analysis, with students learning and/or reinforcing spreadsheet software skills.
    DATABASE APPLICATIONS (2nd five weeks of term) Overview of database applications, with students learning and/or reinforcing database skills. 109.
    COMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS (last 5 weeks of term) Overview of communications-related software applications. Students learn or reinforce their knowledge of subjects such as presentation graphics software and advanced word processing features.
    John Carroll University – Syllabus
    1 Credit Hour per Course
    Contact: Martha Mondello-Hendren, Registrar
  • Finance: International Financial Management
    Analyzes foreign exchange, currency futures, and options markets. Examines aspects of international banking, bond, and equity markets from the perspective of multinational corporations and institutions.
    University of Evansville – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Jennifer Briggs, Registrar
  • Management: Organizational Behavior and Management
    Introduction to organizational behavior and to the role of the manager. Basic concepts in the behavioral sciences, behavioral principles of management, and the application of this information to organizational life. Topics may include contributions of the classic theorists, management functions, motivation, leadership, attitudes, group dynamics, global management behavior, and organizational change.
    John Carroll University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours
    Contact: Martha Mondello-Hendren, Registrar
  • Management: Principles of Management
    Study of the individual-, group-, and organizational-level phenomena and processes that affect the functioning and outcomes of organizations in which we live and work. Key topics include diversity, perception and attribution, motivation, decision-making, teams and groups, leadership, communication, culture power and negotiation, organizational structure and design, and international dimensions or organizations behavior.
    Samford University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Fall, Spring, Summer
    Contact: Jay Flynn, Registrar
  • Marketing: Advertising
    A study of various aspects of advertising which pertain to individual and group behavior in the buying process. Topics include messages and media as related to promotion, personal selling, publicity and public relations.
    Wagner College – Syllabus
    3.3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Jeffrey Kraus, Registrar
  • Marketing: Marketing Management
    Study of business activities planned and implemented to facilitate the exchange of goods and services in a contemporary marketing environment. Examines the product, price, promotion, and channel decisions faced by domestic and international business firms.
    Samford University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Fall, Spring, Summer
    Contact: Jay Flynn, Registrar

Communications

  • Communications: Business Communication & Writing
    Topics considered in this course include basic principles of effective oral and written communication, a brief survey of standard English grammar and usage, and the forms and styles of business correspondence.
    Drury University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Fall, Spring, Summer
    Contact: Cindy Jones, Registrar
  • Communications: Mass Media in Society
    This course examines the historical evolution and present day structure and composition of the mass media and its related industries. It also briefly examines the impact of mass media on individuals and society and introduces students to mass communication research.
    Widener University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours
    Contact: Kristen Chando, Registrar
  • Communications: Media in the Digital Age
    Goals: To develop a capacity for strategic thinking and understanding of the creation, dissemination, consumption, and impact of mass media messages in the digital age. Content: Analysis of theoretical approaches to studying and understanding traditional and convergent mass media messages in the digital age. The course examines historical development, current trends in media and communication technology as well as legal and ethical issues that affect individuals, society, democracy and a global community.
    Hamline University – Syllabus
    4 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Gwenn Sherburne, Registrar
  • Communications: Social History of Comic Books
    Seminar style course based on weekly reading and written assignments. Provides an overview of the intersection of comic books with American popular culture and history. A research component (consisting of researching for books, magazines/journal articles and newspaper articles) also is integrated into the course, thereby providing an added dimension. An annotated bibliography also is required and prior approval of bibliography topic is necessary.
    Drury University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Cindy Jones, Registrar

Education

  • Education: Foundations of Educational Measurement
    Explores the role of measurement, testing, and evaluation in education. Topics included are the principles of test construction, issues relating to the reliability of measurement instruments, methods of assessing the validity of test procedures and instruments, and techniques of item analysis. In addition, the course provides students with background information regarding the various sources of information about standardized tests, and specifically reviews major testing tools used in intelligence, aptitude, and standard academic achievement areas. Other topics include the measurement of interests and attitudes, personality, social development, and alternate assessment. Readings and discussions also focus on the issues of the ethics of educational evaluation, testing, and methods for disseminating and reporting test information.
    Widener University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours
    Contact: Kristen Chando, Registrar

Foreign Language & Culture

  • Spanish:  Spanish 1
    A novice introduction to the written and spoken structures of the language. Cultural appreciation also emphasized.
    Westminster College – Syllabus
    4 Credit Hours, Fall
    Contact: Michael Santarosa, Registrar
  • Spanish: Spanish 2
    Continued development of second semester listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as cultural appreciation.
    Westminster College
    4 Credit Hours, Fall, Spring
    Contact: Michael Santarosa, Registrar
  • Spanish: Spanish for Nurses
    Introduction (no previous Spanish language skills are required) to practical language skills used in clinical settings and in basic interactions with Spanish-speaking patients. It includes an emphasis on the common medical vocabulary that health care workers may encounter in the workplace. 
    Westminster College
     – Syllabus
    4 Credit Hours, Fall
    Contact: Michael Santarosa, Registrar

Health

  • Public Health: Introduction to Public Health
    Introduces students to the concepts, principles, and outcomes of public health. Students will explore theories of health, illness behavior, and health education considering community health data sources, classical health intervention approaches. Course provides analysis of US health care system. Additional topics such as infectious diseases, environmental health, chronic diseases, maternal and child health, and women’s health, and health information technology are also covered.
    University of Evansville – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Jennifer Briggs, Registrar

Humanities

  • Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology
    This course acquaints students with how anthropologists use a cross-cultural approach to understand human behavior. Differences among the world’s cultures are examined in terms of technological levels, social organization, and ideology. Topics include symbolism, language, sex roles, economic systems, kinship, political systems, religion, magic, warfare, and cultural change. The course concludes by exploring how an anthropological perspective provides insight into contemporary ecological, social, and human survival issues.
    Widener University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours
    Contact: Kristen Chando, Registrar
  • Anthropology: Human Rights & Social Justice 
    This course surveys the human rights literature, including human rights statements from the United Nations and other world and regional bodies, justifications for the universality of human rights concepts, enforce-ment, reporting and monitoring mechanisms for human rights, the roles of non-governmental organizations, and the influence of human rights on the lives of people around the world.
    St. Edward’s University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Fall
    Contact: Amanda Holland, Transcript Evaluator
  • Archeology: Women in Antiquity
    Focuses on women in antiquity. Reviews recent studies of archaeological investigations of women’s social and cultural roles and focuses on selected case studies of women in the ancient New and eastern Mediterranean form late pre-history through classical antiquity.
    University of Evansville – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Jennifer Briggs, Registrar
  • Art History: Introduction to Art History: The Ancient World from a Global Perspective
    This course is designed to introduce students to the diverse variety of ancient materials culture around the world.
    Wagner College – Syllabus
    3.3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Jeffrey Kraus, Registrar
  • English: Ozarks Culture & Folklore
    The main goal of this course is to provide a firm foundation in critical thinking, research, writing and effective communication in terms of gaining cultural insights while encouraging an appreciation of the culture of the Ozarks. To do that, we will take a look at the people, the food, the music, the legends, the lore, the jargon and the habits/ethics of the Ozarks’ hill people from the 1800s to the present time. Additional goals include promoting critical thinking, teamwork, self-confidence and storytelling as educational tools.
    Drury University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Fall, Spring
    Contact: Cindy Jones, Registrar
  • Music: Music in World Cultures
    Goals: To introduce students to the music of diverse cultures. Content: This course introduces selected musical traditions from around the world,  featuring case studies from Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Oceania, Latin America, or North America. Students will be introduced to the discipline of ethnomusicology, which explores the relationship between cultural context and various forms of human musical expression including as a meaningful aspect of daily life. Students will also learn to identify the basic elements of music, such as melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, texture, and form, as found in various musical cultures, will learn the variety of uses and functions attributed to music and gain a glimpse into the musicians’ perspectives. Offered both online and on-campus. Attendance required at performances outside the regular class time.
    Hamline University – Syllabus
    4 Credit Hours, Fall, Spring, Summer
    Contact: Gwenn Sherburne, Registrar
  • Philosophy: Ethics
    This approach to philosophy is through the analysis of moral problems and the critical investigation of theories of moral characteristics in various cultures.
    Widener University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours
    Contact: Kristen Chando, Registrar
  • Theology: The African American Religious Experience 
    This course seeks to integrate the basic underlining principles of Black theology and its impact on the development of the African American Religious experience. The focus of study will be the institutions created by that experience and the people who are a part of those communities.
    Valparaiso University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Stephanie Martin, Registrar

Mathematics

  • Mathematics: Calculus II
    Topics include techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, improper integrals, an introduction to differential equations, convergence of sequences and series, Taylor series, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.
    Valparaiso University – Syllabus
    4 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Stephanie Martin, Registrar
  • Mathematics: Contemporary Mathematics
    Development of problem-solving skills obtained by studying a wide range of contemporary applications of mathematics. Connections between mathematics and modern society are stressed.
    Samford University – Syllabus
    4 Credit Hours, January, Summer
    Contact: Jay Flynn, Registrar

Science

  • BIO.Q*106 with Lab
    Introduction to Horticultural Science (BIO.Q*106 plus lab)
    How do we balance the growing human need for plants with our responsibility to care for planet Earth? This course
    explores how to grow indoor and outdoor plants in a sustainable manner. Topics include the diversity of horticultural
    plants, plant breeding, plant diseases, plant propagation, and sustainable gardening.
    Nazareth College
    4 Credit Hours, Spring 2018 (mid-January to late April)
    Contact: Alison Teeter, Registrar
  • BIO*210 with Lab
    Human Anatomy and Physiology I: A systems level approach is used to study general histology, and integumentary,
    skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. The laboratory component of the course (BIO 210L) is a co-requisite
    that reinforces the principles learned in lecture with hands-on experiences in physiology using state-of- the-art digital
    instrumentation, computer simulations, animal dissection and human dissection. Mandatory co-requisite lab.
    Nazareth College
    4 Credit Hours, Summer A 2018 (mid-May to late June)
    Contact: Alison Teeter, Registrar
  • BIO*211 with Lab
    Human Anatomy and Physiology II: A continuation of BIO 210/210L. Topics covered include the structure and function of
    circulatory, lymphatic (including immunology), respiratory, excretory, digestive, and reproductive systems, as well as
    human development and genetics. Mandatory co-requisite lab.
    Nazareth College
    4 Credit Hours, Summer B 2018 (early July to mid August)
    Contact: Alison Teeter, Registrar
  • Biology: Human Physiology for Allied Health Sciences
    Introductory exploration of the basic physiology of the human body and the principles fundamental to normal and pathological functioning. Designed for students majoring in nursing, pre-pharmacy, sports administration, allied health fields, or psychology. Students majoring in other fields must have special permission of the instructor. Lecture format. This course does not meet any requirements for the major in biology or environmental science.
    Samford University – Syllabus
    4 Credit Hours, January
    Contact: Jay Flynn, Registrar
  • Science: Speleology
    Speleology is the science of caves and their relationship to humanity and the environment. The relationship between caves, springs, sinking streams, soluble rock strata. Sinkholes, wells, underground drainage of water, water contamination, and the cave ecosystem will be investigated.
    Drury University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Spring
    Contact: Cindy Jones, Registrar

Social Sciences

  • Government: The Politics of Terrorism
    An examination of the growing phenomenon of the use of terror as a form of political expression.  This course will investigate terrorism from institutional and historical perspectives.  Topics include state-sponsored terrorism, counter-terrorism, and the nature of the terrorist threat.
    Wagner College – Syllabus
    3.3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Jeffrey Kraus, Registrar
  • History: African American History 1, 1619-1865
    This course provides an introduction to the early history of Africans and African descendants in North America. Using historical scholarship, film, nineteenth-century slave narratives, and other primary documents, we will consider the momentous transformations in African American history from enslavement to emancipation.
    Wagner College – Syllabus
    3.3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Jeffrey Kraus, Registrar
  • History: Immigrant New York City: 1800-Present
    This course will explore how and why diverse people were drawn to and built one of the world’s most important global cities. Students will compare the waves of immigrants who came to America in the era of mass immigration from 1880-1824 to those arriving since 1965. We will study the struggles and contributions of immigrants at moments such as the Civil War, the Great Depression, World Wars and the Civil Rights movement.
    Wagner College – Syllabus
    3.3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Jeffrey Kraus, Registrar
  • Psychology: Abnormal Psychology
    Goals: To introduce students to current perspectives on major forms of psychopathology; classification, assessment and diagnosis; and etiology, course, and treatment of disorders. Content: Various forms of psychopathology (e.g., anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders) understood within a bio-psycho-social framework; etiology, course, and treatment of disorders; issues in classification, assessment, and diagnosis; contemporary issues in mental health and mental illness.
    Hamline University – Syllabus
    4 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Gwenn Sherburne, Registrar
  • Psychology: Human Sexuality
    Covers topics related to human sexuality. Includes sexuality research, anatomy, sexual development, sexual identity and orientation sexual activity, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, love and relationship, sex and the law, and cross-cultural differences. Exposes students to knowledge and attitudes about human sexuality and challenges them to make informed, ethical choices.
    University of Evansville – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Jennifer Briggs, Registrar
  • Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    The relation of general psychology to aspects of business and industry, including personnel selection, training, placement, supervision, and evaluation. A discussion of organizational influences on behavior, job motivation and satisfaction, leadership, communication, problem solving, and research methods in industrial and organizational psychology.
    Widener University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours
    Contact: Kristen Chando, Registrar
  • Psychology: Life Span Developmental Psychology
    The psychological study of human development from conception to death. Current theories, research, and social issues relevant to development are addressed.
    Westminster College – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Fall, Spring
    Contact: Michael Santarosa, Registrar
  • Public Safety Management: Global Perspectives on Terrorism
    The course will analyze from a global perspective issues of terrorism and responses to terrorism. Students will explore the subject of terrorism from the perspective of people from around the globe and from groups within the U.S. The role of religion and root causes of terrorism will be addressed including a historical perspective.
    St. Edward’s University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Spring
    Contact: Amanda Holland, Transcript Evaluator
  • Sociology: Global Issues
    This course examines the process of globalization and the issues that it raises for the people and societies of the global community. A special focus is on the impact of globalization on developing societies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Issues addressed include economic development, dominance, and policy in the world economy; cultural autonomy and identity; poverty and want in the world community; international competition, conflict, and violence; international migration; and the global environmental crisis.
    St. Edward’s University – Syllabus
    3 Credit Hours, Fall
    Contact: Amanda Holland, Transcript Evaluator
  • Sociology: Introduction to Sociological Thinking
    Goals: To introduce students to the basic sociological concepts. To show how these concepts are used to analyze society. To increase our knowledge of how society is organized and operates. To encourage creative and critical thinking. Content: Study of culture, socialization, social institutions such as the family, religion, and government, race, gender, social class, and social change.
    Hamline University – Syllabus
    4 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Gwenn Sherburne, Registrar
  • Sociology: Social Problems
    Goals: To understand why we have social problems and what we can do about them. To learn about selected social problems. Content: Poverty, racism, sexism, urban issues, alcohol, and drug abuse. The social problems selected will vary with the instructor.
    Hamline University – Syllabus
    4 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Gwenn Sherburne, Registrar

 

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