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: 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
  • 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: 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
    3.3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Athena Turner-Frederick, 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, Fall, Spring, Summer
    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
  • 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
    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
    3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Cindy Jones, 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 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

  • 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
    3.3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Athena Turner-Frederick, 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
    3 Credit Hours, Fall, Spring
    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, Fall, Spring, Summer
    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.
    Nazareth College
    1 Credit Hour, Spring 2019 (1/14/19-5/6/19)
    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
  • Philosophy: Professional Ethics (SWK*470)
    Provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate an in-depth ability to apply ethical theory, rank-ordering, and ethical reasoning to ethical dilemmas in professional practice by examining moral philosophy and critically reflecting on one’s own value system. Highlights contemporary professional issues across human services settings (e.g. confidentiality, privileged  communication, boundaries, conflict of interest, dual and multiple relationships, ethical issues related to substance abuse). Examines contemporary moral issues of interest to students (e.g., death penalty, harm reduction).
    Nazareth College
    3 Credit Hours, Spring 2019 (1/14/19-5/6/19)
    Contact: Alison Teeter, 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
  • 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
    4 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Stephanie Martin, Registrar

Science

  • Biology: Developing and Managing Horticultural Therapy Programs (HRT*301)
    An in-depth experience in becoming a successful horticultural therapist including developing a career plan and the skills necessary to achieve those career goals. These skills include developing and managing horticultural therapy programs; marketing horticultural therapy, budgeting, fundraising, and grant writing; and conducting and publishing research. Course codes: BR.  Prereq: HRT*101, HRT*201.
    Nazareth College
    3 Credit Hours, Spring 2019 (1/14/19-5/6/19)
    Contact: Alison Teeter, Registrar
  • 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.
    Nazareth College
    4 Credit Hours, Spring 2019 (1/14/19-5/6/19)
    Contact: Alison Teeter, Registrar
  • Biology: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO*210 with Lab)
    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 2019 (mid-May to late June)
    Contact: Alison Teeter, Registrar
  • Biology: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO*211 with Lab)
    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 2019 (early July to mid August)
    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, 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
    3.3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Athena Turner-Frederick, 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
    3.3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Athena Turner-Frederick, Registrar
  • 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
  • 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
    3.3 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Athena Turner-Frederick, 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: 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
    4 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Gwenn Sherburne, 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
    4 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Gwenn Sherburne, Registrar
  • Sociology: Social Issues
    Goals: To gain a thorough understanding of a specific social issue and its impact on society. Content: The social problems selected will vary with the instructor; for example poverty, stratification, disabilities, etc. See the course listing for a given term for that course’s focus.
    Hamline University
    4 Credit Hours, Summer
    Contact: Gwenn Sherburne, Registrar

 

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