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. The form should be submitted to your home campus advisor and/or registrar.

Business & Finance

Business: Accounting Principles I
Elements of accounting theory, covering revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, and equity; account classification; analysis and recording of transactions; sources of accounting data; corporation accounting; theory of accounting valuations; preparation of financial statements; manufacturing cost flows and analysis.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Business: Accounting Principles II
Elements of accounting theory, covering revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, and equity; account classification; analysis and recording of transactions; sources of accounting data; corporation accounting; theory of accounting valuations; preparation of financial statements; manufacturing cost flows and analysis.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Business: Business Analysis with Excel
Learn to answer key business questions, control company finances, forecast sales, prepare business cases while improving your excel skills.
John Carroll University
1 Credit Hour
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Business: Business Communications
Contemporary communication practices (including business reports and electronic forms of communication); business communication issues; communication technologies; business research, writing, and presentation.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Business: Data-Driven Decision-Making
Introduction to management information systems, decision support systems, and the systems development process. Special emphasis on information resource management and the strategic use of information systems in organizations. Group projects add practical experience to the conceptual approach.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Business and Finance:  Contemporary Workforce Issues
This course explores current workplace issues faced by leaders in public and private sector organizations. Course content includes a discussion of present-day topics including discrimination, sexual harassment, disability law, the “glass ceiling” as it relates to women in leadership, unions and their continued applicability in American industry, international cultures and their impact on organizations, as well as technology and its applications and challenges. General management of all types of organizations and personnel will also be considered.
Drury University
3 Credit Hours
Contact, Cindy Jones, Registrar

Economics: Money & Banking
Money and credit; historical and institutional development of the U.S. financial systems; monetary theory; policies of financial regulators.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Economics: Principles of Economics I
Economic principles and problems. 201 (Microeconomics): the nature of economics and its method, the economic problem, demand and supply analysis, costs of production, market structures, product and resource pricing, and international trade. 202 (Macroeconomics): economic goals, basic information of the American economy, national income accounting, international finance, theories of income determination, economic growth and instability, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy, the public debt, and selected economic problems. Algebra is used throughout both courses.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Economics: Principles of Economics II
Economic principles and problems. 201 (Microeconomics): the nature of economics and its method, the economic problem, demand and supply analysis, costs of production, market structures, product and resource pricing, and international trade. 202 (Macroeconomics): economic goals, basic information of the American economy, national income accounting, international finance, theories of income determination, economic growth and instability, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy, the public debt, and selected economic problems. Algebra is used throughout both courses.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Management: Corporate Responsibility Through Films
Introduces students to concepts and themes surrounding corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the impact of the firm’s activities on diverse stakeholders. Movies will be used as a point of analysis for students to evaluate and discuss the realities of social justice issues within the business world.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Management: Electronic Business
A managerial perspective of the impact of the Internet on businesses and organizations, and how the Web changed or enhanced processes and strategies. Topics include Internet business models, electronic commerce tools, onlines retail and marketplaces, web-enabled informaiton and services, and e-business strategies.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Management: Marketing Principles
Introduces students to the field of marketing. Provides an overview of marketing concepts and strategies critical to value-driven marketing. Emphasis is on how to develop, promote, distribute, and price an organization’s offerings in a dynamic economic, social, political, and international environment. Ethical issues related to marketing are also examined.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, 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
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Marketing: Sports Marketing
The course will discuss the management of sports at professional, collegiate and special event levels focusing on the role marketing plays in planning and decision making in attracting fans and the other major customer—sponsors. Other topical areas will include: sports branding; athlete management; globalization; event sponsorship and marketing; media involvement; fantasy sports; sports vendors; and sports innovations. Students will study current opportunities and threats facing sports and trends that may impact the future of sports and its various audiences.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Communications

Communications: Audience Matters
In communication, the audience matters because all effective communication is tailored to an audience. However, the study of audience also encompasses different dimensions, conceptions, and uses of any individual or group who receives a message. This course introduces students to a wide range of audience matters, including how communicators analyze, target, develop, empower, commodify, ignore, and survey audiences. The course explores how audiences receive, interpret, create, and co-create messages. The communication process is understood more clearly once the role of the audience is appreciated.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

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
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Cindy Jones, Registrar

Communications: Intro to Mass Media
Surveys the basic factors affecting mass communication in the digital age, including theories and models of communication, media effects on society and politics, history, technology, and trends in newspapers, radio, television, film, books, the Internet (social media), advertising, public relations, visual messages, media law and ethics, global connections.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Communications: Intro to Web Design & Image Processing
Principles of website design and creation. Introduction to HTML, cascading style sheets, Templates, image processing, and animation. Students will create their own website.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Education

Education: Finance & Facilities
Fundamentals of finance and economics for school administrators.  Consideration of school finance from the sources of school funds through the expenditure process, also includes examination of grant writing. Examination of school facilities management including growth, operation, and maintenance.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Health

Health: Addiction Knowledge
This course will cover substances of abuse and their effects on the processes of body and brain. Students will learn how to screen and assess for substance use disorder including withdrawal. Included in the curriculum is information on the current medical and pharmacological resources used in the treatment of substance use disorders. Students will learn the history of alcohol and drug enforcement and addictions treatment policies in the U.S. This course also instructs students in the biopsychosocial, cultural, and spiritual factors related to addiction. Finally, this course addresses both the models and the theories of addiction and prevention strategies, including epidemiology of substance use disorders and diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Health: Medical Sociology
This course is concerned with the social causes and consequences of health and illness.  Major areas of investigation include the social facets of health and disease, the social behavior of healthcare personnel and people who utilize healthcare, and the social functions of health organization and healthcare delivery systems.
Drury University
3 Credit Hours
Contact, Cindy Jones, Registrar

Health: Medical Terminology
This course is designed to familiarize students with the basics of vocabulary used in the medical and health professions. Students will employ a systematic, word-building approach to master the complex terminology of the medical field.
John Carroll University
1 Credit Hour
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Health: Service Coordination and Documentation
This course will teach how to assess a client’s ongoing needs beyond formal treatment, including the client’s recovery process. Students will learn interdisciplinary approaches to addiction treatment, including the counselor’s role in the interdisciplinary team. This course will cover the referral processes and case management responsibilities, including relapse prevention and discharge planning. Students will learn community sober supports and relationship building. This course will cover appropriateness of treatment to client needs, characteristics, goals, and financial resources, helping strategies and the engagement of clients. Family and other support-system engagement will be addressed, including family counseling. Students will learn research evaluation, including how to document all aspects of the treatment process. Students will learn the fundamental components of treatment records and the legal aspects of regulating client treatment.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Humanities

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
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Cindy Jones, Registrar

English: Seminar on Academic Writing
An introduction to university-level writing. Instruction in principles of rhetoric and eloquence, the essentials of academic argumentation, critical thinking, audience awareness, reflection, and revision. Instruction in finding, evaluating, and synthesizing print and online sources appropriate for academic writing, including a major research project. Instruction in form, structure, usage, and mechanics appropriate to academic work.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, 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
4 Credit Hours
Contact: Gwenn Sherburne, Registrar

Music Therapy: An Introduction (MTR*103)
An online course which provides an overview of the profession of Music Therapy through readings, observations of board-certified music therapists, and professional reflection. In addition to the online course components, students must complete two observations of music therapy in two different settings. For students not in the Rochester, NY, area, the instructor will guide you in using the American Music Therapy Association website to find a therapist in your area.
Nazareth College
1 Credit Hours, Spring
Contact: Alison Teeter, Registrar

Philosophy: Intro to Ethics
Investigation into the basic principles of morality and into the nature and methodology of moral judgments. Not open to students with credit in PL 280 or PL 368.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Philosophy: Medieval Philosophy
Medieval philosophy, including the thought of Augustine, Aquinas, and other major figures.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Theology: Islam & the Environment
Overview of environmental issues and Islamic approaches to these challenges based on the major sources of Islam: the Qur’an and the Hadith. Islamic principles regarding the natural world and humanity’s place within it, and Islamic legal strictures to protect the environment. Special emphasis on contemporary Islamic activism to protect the natural world.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Theology: Jesus in Film & History
Introduction to the words and deeds of the historical Jesus of Nazareth, as understood by his contemporaries. Comparisons to how Jesus was later understood and portrayed by his followers (e.g., in the New Testament) and in popular media (art, literature, and film).
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Theology: Moral Decision Making
Examination of contemporary moral issues with a focus on methods for analyzing and evaluating moral problems; sources from the Christian tradition that form moral identity and ethical decisions.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Mathematics

Data Science: Introduction to Data Science
Data Science capitalizes on Big Data and focuses on data analytics that turn information into actionable knowledge. This course will introduce students to the key ideas, practices, and challenges of modern data analysis. Students will get an overview of the data, questions, and tools that data scientists deal with in their practice. This course will introduce students to practical approaches to essential exploratory techniques, interactive data discovery, and predictive analytics including basic techniques for collecting, cleaning, and sharing data. Hands-on activities will enable the students to learn the practical toolkit of a Data Scientist.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Data Science: Elementary Statistics
Describing data by graphs and measures, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses for one and two means and proportions, Chi-square tests, correlation and regression. Methods are illustrated in the context of quantitative research, with applications in disciplines such as sports, psychology, and social and natural sciences. Use of appropriate statistical software.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Science

Biology: How to Make a Baby (BIO.Q*116 with Lab)
What does it mean to be a sexually reproducing organism? Topics include anatomy and physiology of the reproductive organs, egg and sperm formation, control of fertility, assisted reproduction, genetics, the stages of development, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the effects of environmental teratogens on development. Course Codes: NR.  Coreqs: BIO.Q 116L. Mandatory co-requisite lab which includes case studies and virtual exercises.
Nazareth College
4 Credit Hours, Spring
Contact: Alison Teeter, 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
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Cindy Jones, Registrar

Social Sciences

History: History of the U.S. since 1877
Survey of U.S. political, economic, social, and cultural history. Emphasizes diversity of the nation’s people and how subjective categories – particularly race and ethnicity, class, and gender – have influenced historical behavior and historical analysis. 211: through the post-Civil War era; 212: from the end of Reconstruction to the present.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Political Science: Comparative Politics
Introduction to the study of political behavior and institutions through a comparative perspective.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Psychology: Adolescent Development
Survey of the basic theories and research on human growth and development from conception through late childhood, emphasizing the physiological, cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural changes associated with human life. Cannot be taken concurrently with PS 175.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Psychology: Human Sexuality (PSY*350)
Analysis of sexuality from the viewpoint of the social sciences. Discussions are organized around the perspectives of essentialism and social constructionism. Topics include sexual behavior from a cross-cultural perspective; the sexual revolution; research on sexual behavior; theories of human sexuality, sexual orientation, and the connection among sex, gender, and sexuality.
Nazareth College
3 Credit Hours, Spring
Contact: Alison Teeter, Registrar

Psychology: Introduction to Psychology
Fundamental principles of behavior, including research methods, learning, memory and cognition, biological basis of behavior, perception, motivation, human development, social psychology, personality, psychopathology, and psychological testing. A prerequisite to all PS courses at the 200 level and beyond.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Psychology: Life Span Development
Survey of basic theories and research relative to human growth and development from prenatal development through the end of life, with an emphasis on the physiological, cognitive, socio-emotional, psychological, and cultural changes at various stages of life. Intended for non-majors, particularly those pursuing careers in the health professions. Does not fulfill requirements of the Psychological Science major. Cannot be taken concurrently with PS 261, 262, or 365.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Psychology: Social Psychology
Introduction to the scientific field that explores the nature and causes of individual behavior and thought in social situations. Social psychology is the science of everyday, normal behavior. Topics include nonverbal behavior, the detection of lying, attributions we make about the causes of behavior, social cognition, prejudice, self-concept, interpersonal attraction, persuasion, and aggression.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Social Science:  Introduction to Terrorism
This course focuses on the historical roots of terrorism and stresses the importance of understanding the past to adequately prepare for the future.  Through a historical perspective, this course provides basis for and discusses aspects that make contemporary terrorism of today different from traditional terrorism of the past.
Drury University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Cindy Jones, Registrar

Sociology: Family Violence
Social causes of violence in the family, especially dynamics of child and spouse abuse. Review of current research with attention to measures for preventing family violence and treating its effects.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

Sociology: Foundations in Sociology
Survey of human social relations, diversity, and societal social structure; introduction to the major divisions of the field of sociology.
John Carroll University
3 Credit Hours
Contact: Michelle Reynard, Registrar

 

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