Undergraduate and graduate online courses may be used toward degree programs at SU or other schools. It is the responsibility of the student to verify that SU credits will transfer to their home school.

These classes are conducted over the course of a semester. Online dialogue with the instructor and discussion with your classmates are integral parts of these courses. Basic computer skills are important: sending and receiving e-mail messages, posting to online discussion forums, and downloading files from a web site.


Current Course Offerings


African American Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
aas 402u80013537308/24–12/11
Online
aas 600u80013583308/24–12/11
Online
Slavery and Abolition
Instructor: Sernett

Evolution and diverse character of North American slavery and antislavery. Slavery as labor, legal, and property system, cultural and political phenomenon, and social and economic network. Politics and ethics of abolition.

Bachelor Of Professional Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
bps 211U80024546308/24–10/16
Online
Introduction to Professional Studies
Instructor: Evans

Career and academic program planning. Survey of professional skills including meeting facilitation, project budgeting, public speaking, writing, and research skills. Introduces such professional competencies as ethics, diversity, teamwork, negotiation, and decision-making skills. Focus on goals and careers. Sophomore standing.

bps 382u80028117310/19–12/11
Online
Leading Cooperative Negotiations
Instructor: Cantone

Formulate and implement negotiation strategies with reference to fundamental concepts, current research, principles, and business application. Examine case studies and assess strategies in various diverse contexts. Lead and create a personalized negotiation framework.

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
crs 435u80025387308/24–12/11
Online
Interviewing
Instructor: Perrello

Dyadic communication principles. Adaptation of interpersonal communication to interviewing situations: in-depth informational, resume-based employment, and problem solving. Analysis of student-designed survey questionnaires. Normal and stressful interpersonal relationships.

Computer Engineering

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
cse 791m00819174308/24–12/11
Online
Mobile Operating Systems
Instructor: Yin

Topics vary and represent current interests in computer engineering. Consent Required

Disability Studies Program

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
dsp 440m00119575308/24–12/11
Online
Sociology of Disability
Instructor: Hackett

A theoretical understanding of disability through the lens of sociology and that of disability studies and demonstrates how cultural institutions shape conceptions of disability in society.

Educational Administration

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
eda 764m00127932308/24–12/11
Online
Planned Change
Instructor: Spuches

Social change in education, models of the change process, diffusion and implementation strategies. Case study analyses in schools and higher education and other organizational settings.

English and Textual Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ets 215u80012973308/24–12/11
Online
Introductory Poetry Workshop
Instructor: Gibbs

Practice in writing poetry. Introductory and advanced classes meet together; advanced students do additional work. Limited enrollment.

ets 217u80012369108/24–12/11
Online
Introductory Fiction Workshop
Instructor: Ditmar

Practice in writing fiction. Limited enrollment. Introductory and advanced sections meet together online; advanced students do additional work.

History

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
hst 353u80028319308/24–08/24
Online
History of Ancient Rome
Instructor: Champion

Ancient Roman political, economic, social, and cultural history based on interpretation of primary sources, both literary and archaeological, from the foundation of the city to the dissolution of the Empire in the west.

hst 402u80013585308/24–12/11
Online
hst 600u80013689308/24–12/11
Online
Slavery and Abolition
Instructor: Sernett

Evolution and diverse character of North American slavery and antislavery. Slavery as labor, legal, and property system, cultural and political phenomenon, and social and economic network. Politics and ethics of abolition.

Information Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ist 558m80021689308/24–12/11
Online
Technology in Web Content Management
Instructor: Ramnarine-Rieks

Concepts and techniques in web content representation, organization, presentation, development, and management with the eXtensible Markup Language (XML), including basic XML syntax, vocabulary specification, data modeling, transformation, and Document Object Model (DOM).

ist 565m80021850308/24–12/11
Online
Data Mining
Instructor: Lin

Introduction to data mining techniques, familiarity with particular real-world applications, challenges involved in these applications, and future directions of the field. Optional hands-on experience with commercially available software packages.

ist 605m80121685308/24–12/11
Online
Reference and Information Literacy Services
Instructor: Hill

The discovery and use of print and electronic resources and delivery of services in libraries to meet information needs of varied patron communities in a broad range of contexts.

ist 611m80021728308/24–12/11
Online
Information Technology in Educational Organizations
Instructor: Arnone

Information and communications technologies, ethical issues, knowledge management tools, collaborative learning technologies, education databases, etc. On-site project field work constitutes a major portion of course requirements.

ist 614m80121796308/24–12/11
Online
Management Principles for Information Professionals
Instructor: Brenner

Basic ideas, concepts and perspectives of management as they apply to the information professions. Students learn to understand and apply basic principles of organization theory and behavior and managerial techniques needed to improve organizational effectiveness.

ist 616m80021645308/24–12/11
Online
Information Resources: Organization and Access
Instructor: Kwasnik

Introduction to theories, tools, and standards for information organization and access, including cataloging rules and formats, content analysis, indexing, classification, and fundamentals of information retrieval systems.

ist 617m80021691308/24–12/11
Online
Motivational Aspects of Information Use
Instructor: Small

Theories of motivation and behavior affecting information use in learning, workplace, and virtual environments. Emphasis on applying motivational theories and models to management practices in information organizations and to the design of information resources and presentations.

ist 618m80121717308/24–12/11
Online
Information Policy
Instructor: Sharif

Public policy issues that affect the information, library, and telecommunication sectors. These include privacy and security, intellectual property, freedom of expression, communications access, and public sector information. Application of economic, legal, and political science concepts to policy analysis.

ist 623m80021684308/24–12/11
Online
Introduction to Information Security
Instructor: Park

Basic concepts and technologies of information security. Students who successfully complete this course will have a comprehensive overview of information security with some hands-on experience.

ist 645m80021666308/24–12/11
Online
Managing Information Systems Projects
Instructor: Emborski

Project management as a professional discipline in information and communication technology. Introduction to roles, activities, methods, and tools. Critical review and application of principles. Additional work required of graduate students.

ist 654m80028728308/24–12/11
Online
Information Systems Analysis
Instructor: Crowston

Concepts and methods of systems analysis through decomposition and modeling. Extensive practice with structured methodologies. Systems analysis and project management techniques. Introduction to automated tools and technologies. Group project to apply skills.

ist 656m80021672308/24–12/11
Online
Enterprise Network Management II
Instructor: Caicedo Batidas

Hardware and software technologies in telecommunication and information networks. TCP/IP protocols. Design, maintenance and management.

ist 659m80021670308/24–12/11
Online
Data Administration Concepts and Database Management
Instructor: Thompson Bullard

Definition, development, and management of databases for information systems. Data analysis techniques, data modeling, and schema design. Query languages and search specifications. Overview of file organization for databases. Data administration concepts and skills.

ist 668m80021726308/24–12/11
Online
Literacy Through School Libraries
Instructor: Stripling

Introduction to methods that support and reinforce classroom instruction in developmental reading and language acquisition processes and skills. Development of programs and services that foster self-expression, promote literature appreciation, and encourage information-seeking behaviors.

ist 676m80021650308/24–12/11
Online
Foundations of Digital Data
Instructor: Qin

Representation of information in digital libraries; mechanisms for retrieval; digital intermediation; sociopolitical environment for digital libraries.

ist 687m80021790308/24–12/11
Online
Applied Data Science
Instructor: Krudys

Introduces fundamentals about data and the standards, technologies, and methods for organizing, managing, curating, preserving, and using data. Discusses broader issues relating to data management and use as well as quality control and publication of data.

ist 711m80021718308/24–12/11
Online
e-Government
Instructor: Magdieli

Explores current concepts and practices in Electronic Government at the international, national, state, and local levels. E-Government plays a central role in citizen government interaction, the provision of information and delivery of services.

ist 722m80028729308/24–12/11
Online
Data Warehouse
Instructor: Bernard

Introduction to concepts of business intelligence (BI) and the practice/techniques in building a BI solution. Focuses are on how to use data warehouses as a BI solution to make better organizational decisions.

ist 726m80021668308/24–12/11
Online
Enterprise Architecture
Instructor: Bernard

Documentation and management of information technology resources from a strategy and business driven perspective. Selection and use of frameworks, implementation methodologies, tools, and on-line repositories. Integrated views developed of processes, data, systems, services, and networks.

Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ide 611m00119480308/24–12/11
Online
Technologies for Instructional Settings
Instructor: Lei

Students gain knowledge, skills and experiences with a variety of information and communication technologies relevant to educational contexts, create instructional materials and resources, and examine critical issues related to information technologies used in instructional settings.

Knowledge Management

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
knm 301u80024550308/24–10/16
Online
Introduction to Knowledge Management
Instructor: Garza

Introduction to knowledge management. Provides students with an understanding of theoretical and technical concepts, models of knowledge management and how they contribute to return-on-vision and return-on-investment driving organizational success.

Legal Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
lgl 403u80029082308/24–10/16
Online
Business Organizations
Instructor: Sprock

Review of the major areas of business organizational law. Comparisons of sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and agency. Focus on corporate operations. Employer/employee relationship and statutes and regulations affecting employment are examined.

Mathematics

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
mat 121u80017163408/24–12/11
Online
Probability and Statistics for Liberal Arts I
Instructor: Margrey

First in a two-course sequence. Teaches probability and statistics by focusing on data and reasoning. Topics include displaying data, numerical measures of data, elementary probability, discrete distributions, normal distributions, confidence intervals.

Middle Eastern Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
mes 165u80028692308/24–12/11
Online
Discovering Islam
Instructor: Kassam

Islam as a faith and a civilization. Understanding its origins, beliefs, rituals, and the historical development of its intellectual traditions in the pre-modern and modern eras, and its geographic, cultural and theological diversity today.

mes 364u80028769308/24–12/11
Online
Muslim Poets and Storytellers
Instructor: Kassam

Understand the power of words and language in Muslim cultures expressed in oral and literary genres including poetry, humor, fables, folksongs and travel journals. Explore key themes such as virtue, reality, divine and human nature.

Organizational Leadership

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ogl 342u80028118308/24–10/16
Online
Customer Relations Leadership
Instructor: Wimer

World-class practices in customer relations. Review of current research, critical analysis of case studies, workplace applications. Designing and leading plans and change, developing support structures and processes. Assessment and evaluation.

ogl 472u80028119310/19–12/11
Online
Organizational Leadership
Instructor: Conklin

Theoretical models and experiential practices of leadership. Concepts, best practices, and business applications. Acquire competency as a strategist, facilitator, change agent, and navigator.

Philosophy

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
phi 171u80011829308/24–12/11
Online
Critical Thinking
Instructor: Staff

Presentation and evaluation of reasoning, including arguments, explanations, and the justification of decisions. Topics of current social and ethical interest will serve as examples, with one topic selected for extended study.

phi 191u80013911308/24–12/11
Online
Ethics and Contemporary Issues
Instructor: Staff

Ethical reflection on some basic moral quandaries of daily life. Ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Kant applied to topics such as self-respect and decency in a technological world, abortion, honesty, friendship, moral courage, self-respect.

phi 192u80015981308/24–12/11
Online
Introduction to Moral Theory
Instructor: Staff

Major philosophical theories about moral rightness, virtue and the good life, such as utilitarian, Kantian and Aristotelian theories. Historical and contemporary sources.

Credit cannot be received for both PHI 192 and PHI 209.

phi 251u80017155308/24–12/11
Online
Logic
Instructor: Staff

Logic as a formal language, as a component of natural language, and as a basis of a programming language. Varieties of logical systems and techniques. Syntax, semantics and pragmatics.

phi 325u80017499308/24–12/11
Online
Existentialism
Instructor: Mooney

Study of existentialism through the works of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, and others. May include relevant fiction from Gide, Sartre, Camus, Beauvoir, and others.

Religion

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
rel 165u80028691308/24–12/11
Online
Discovering Islam
Instructor: Kassam

Islam as a faith and a civilization. Understanding its origins, beliefs, rituals, and the historical development of its intellectual traditions in the pre-modern and modern eras, and its geographic, cultural and theological diversity today.

rel 191u80013911308/24–12/11
Online
Religion, Meaning and Knowledge
Instructor: Mooney

Exploration of the age-old quest for meaning, knowledge and faith in the face of suffering and loss through art, philosophy, music and literature.

rel 300u80028966308/24–12/11
Online
Religion Book Club
Instructor: Robinson

Exploration of a topic (to be determined) not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester.

rel 364u80028768308/24–12/11
Online
Muslim Poets and Storytellers
Instructor: Kassam

Understand the power of words and language in Muslim cultures expressed in oral and literary genres including poetry, humor, fables, folksongs and travel journals. Explore key themes such as virtue, reality, divine and human nature.

Social Work

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
swk 724m00124522308/24–12/11
Online
Psychopathology
Instructor: Smith

Stressful processes of living, focusing on individual attitudinal and behavioral responses that may be maladaptive. Traditional mental health theories and classifications, and relevant perspectives from sociology, social psychology, and biology.

Sociology

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
soc 440m00115515308/24–12/11
Online
Sociology of Disability
Instructor: Hackett

A theoretical understanding of disability through the lens of sociology and that of disability studies and demonstrates how cultural institutions shape conceptions of disability in society.

South Asian Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
sas 165u80028693308/24–12/11
Online
Discovering Islam
Instructor: Kassam

Islam as a faith and a civilization. Understanding its origins, beliefs, rituals, and the historical development of its intellectual traditions in the pre-modern and modern eras, and its geographic, cultural and theological diversity today.

sas 364u80028770308/24–12/11
Online
Muslim Poets and Storytellers
Instructor: Kassam

Understand the power of words and language in Muslim cultures expressed in oral and literary genres including poetry, humor, fables, folksongs and travel journals. Explore key themes such as virtue, reality, divine and human nature.

Writing Program

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
wrt 205m50012893308/24–12/11
Online
Studio 2: Critical Research and Writing
Instructor: Staff

Study and practice of critical, research-based writing, including research methods, presentation genres, source evaluation, audience analysis, and library/online research. Students complete at least one sustained research project.

Prerequisite: WRT 105 Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing.

wrt 307m50013015308/24–12/11
Online
wrt 307m50114865308/24–12/11
Online
wrt 307m50215973308/24–12/11
Online
Advanced Studio: Professional Writing
Instructor: Staff

Professional communication through the study of audience, purpose, and ethics. Rhetorical problem-solving principles applied to diverse professional writing tasks and situations.