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.

Take a course from your computer at home—no commuting necessary! 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.

For information on our Winterlude online classes, please go to our Winter web site.

SPRING 2017 Class Listings


Current Course Offerings


African American Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
aas 206U80041018301/17–05/02
Online
Introduction to African American Music
Instructor: Williams

Introduction to the contributions and transformations made in the music that the enslaved African brought to the Western hemisphere.

aas 434U80031497301/17–05/02
Online
aas 634U80031123301/17–05/02
Online
Underground Railroad
Instructor: Sernett

Myth and history of the Underground in the context of African American freedom efforts. Emphasis on events, personalities, and sites in upstate New York. Student field research and exploration of archival and Internet resources. Undergraduate and graduate students meet together online. Additional work required of graduate students.

Anthropology

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ant 185u80032789312/19–01/13
Online
Global Encounters – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Schwarz

Predominant views of reality and values in the cultures of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Humanistic study of cultures and nature of cross-cultural understanding. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

ant 494U80031124301/17–05/02
Online
ant 694U80033331301/17–05/02
Online
Underground Railroad
Instructor: Sernett

Myth and history of the Underground in the context of African American freedom efforts. Emphasis on events, personalities, and sites in upstate New York. Student field research and exploration of archival and Internet resources. Undergraduate and graduate students meet together online. Additional work required of graduate students.

Art

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
art 200M00139897301/17–05/02
Online
art 300M00139423301/17–05/02
Online
art 500M00139425301/17–05/02
Online
Art in America +
Instructor: Zaima

An introduction to the world of visual art, its purposes and practices, themes and concerns. Look at the elements and principles of visual art, including artistic terminology. Focus on artwork from the 20th Century (1913 Armory Show) to the present. Study various disciplines to understand the methodologies involved in their creation. Examine different historical and stylistic periods of art to understand the styles and intentions of the artists and periods reviewed. Counts as an Art History and/or academic elective.

art 200U80039486312/19–01/13
Online
art 300U80039423312/19–01/13
Online
art 500U80039425312/19–01/13
Online
Art in China + Winterlude Section
Instructor: Zaima

A survey class focusing on contemporary art from 1976-2016. Introduction to contemporary Chinese visual arts, studying a wide variety of artists to help understand the styles and intentions of the artists, context, and relationship to history. No prerequisites or textbook, all readings, films, lectures, and other content are supplied on Blackboard. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

Bachelor Of Professional Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
bps 300U80041071312/19–01/13
Online
Technology’s Evolution/Impact Society – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Staff

Assessing technological innovations and their impact on society. Economic, political and ethical considerations in development of public policy. Explore the different ways that technology is understood and applied in everyday life contexts and innovation projects in different social, organizational and cultural aspects. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

bps 300U80241070303/13–05/05
Online
Assertiveness in the Workplace
Instructor: Staff

Study assertiveness theory and apply it to an assertiveness management model, then identify and practice workplace skills such as communication, self-management and coaching that are assertive management skills.

bps 300U80338562301/17–03/10
Online
Strategic Leadership
Instructor: Conklin

A macro view of the important role of the strategic leader in today’s world; entails making informed, purposeful decisions. A framework that examines the personal, communal, organizational, and broad environmental realms in which a leader operates will be discussed.

bps 335U80041181303/13–05/05
Online
Conflicts in Business for Professional Studies
Instructor: Pennucci

An overview of key theoretical concepts and skills for managers and future managers in any organization. Explore various approaches for managing internal and external conflict to include mediation and negotiation. Provides a focus on organizational dynamics as well as facilitates goals for effective conflict management, communication, and facilitation.

bps 411U80041073303/13–05/05
Online
Senior Seminar
Instructor: Evans

Bachelor of professional studies (B.P.S.) curriculum summary and strategic future decision-making. Objectives: 1) adaptation in a dynamic environment, 2) acquire tools for decision-making, 3) build professional skills for transition to future conditions. Focus on integration of B.P.S. professions.

Biology

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
bio 310u80048338312/19–01/13
Online
Evolutionary Biology, Religion, and Society – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Wiles

This seminar format course will examine evolutionary biology and its intersection with society. Topics of discussion will include evolution and philosophy, history, medicine, environmental issues, politics, education and religion. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

Chemistry

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
che 113u80033569412/19–01/13
Online
Forensic Science – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Spencer

Introduction to forensic science with focus upon the application of scientific methods and techniques to criminal justice and law. Methods specifically relevant to crime detection and analysis will be presented. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

Child and Family Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
cfs 201U80038520312/19–01/13
Online
Family Development – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Mulvaney

Theoretical and functional approach to marital and family life with a developmental perspective. Issues related to marital and parental careers. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

cfs 202U80038440312/19–01/13
Online
Development of Children and Youth – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Carter

Principles and patterns of child and youth development. Influence of biological and experiential factors. Extra-familial and intra-familial relationships as they influence child and youth development. Fieldwork or equivalent required. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

cfs 300M00141145301/17–05/02
Online
Community and Family Resource
Instructor: Staff

This course will explore concepts of management as they apply to day-to-day living, family life and the organization of households. Effective strategies will be analyzed for managing the acquisition and allocation of resources that are necessary to meet the economic, physiological, emotional and social needs of family members. Concepts will include categories of resources, types of families, values orientation, family dynamics of choices, decision-making and problem-solving, impact of technology, the interface between families and the environment, and global perspectives.

cfs 447M00138372301/17–05/02
Online
Principles and Practices in Parenting
Instructor: Mulvaney

In-depth examination of major perspectives and research on parenting practices and parent-child relationships.

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
crs 225U80040724312/19–01/13
Online
Public Advocacy – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Perello

Principles, practice, and criticism of informative, persuasive, and ceremonial speeches. Enhances student capacity to respond appropriately to a variety of speaking situations. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

crs 327M00139475301/17–05/02
Online
Speechwriting
Instructor: Kiewe

Principles and practices of writing ceremonial and persuasive speeches for clients.
PREREQ: CRS 225 or 325

crs 435U80040107301/17–05/02
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.

Creative Leadership

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
crl 301U80041291301/17–03/10
Online
Introduction to Creative Leadership
Instructor: Evans

Introduction to concepts of creative leadership. Principles related to foundational competencies of creative problem solving; divergent thinking; gathering and using data to make informed decisions; and strategic and visionary thinking..

Economics

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ecn 301U80032884312/19–01/13
Online
Intermediate Microeconomics – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Liu

Concepts and tools for the analysis of the behavior of consumers and firms, consumption decisions, market structures, and general equilibrium. Pricing, production, purchasing, and employment policies. Both ECN 301 and 311 cannot be counted toward the major/minor. Credit cannot be given for ECN 301 after completing ECN 311. Quantitative skills requirements of liberal arts core recommended. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.
PREREQ: (ECN 101  AND ECN 102 ) OR ECN 203

English and Textual Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ets 215U80031605301/17–05/02
Online
Introductory Poetry Workshop
Instructor: Gibbs

Practice in writing poetry.

ets 217U80031090301/17–05/02
Online
Introductory Fiction Workshop
Instructor: Ditmar

Practice in writing fiction. Limited enrollment.

ets 401u80031606301/17–05/02
Online
Advanced Writing Workshop: Poetry
Instructor: Gibbs

Extensive practice in writing poetry. Introductory and advanced classes meet together; advanced students do additional work. Limited enrollment. Instructor consent required.

ets 403u80031478301/17–05/02
Online
Advanced Writing Workshop: Fiction
Instructor: Ditmar

Extensive practice in writing fiction, particularly the short story. Limited enrollment. Introductory and advanced sections meet together online; advanced students do additional work. Instructor consent required.

Health and Wellness

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
htw 121u80038491312/19–01/13
Online
Personal and Social Health – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Thompson

Examines behavioral and social factors influencing the health of young adults. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

htw 306U80038493312/19–01/13
Online
Public Health Administration Systems – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Olson-Gugerty

The organization of the American Medical and Public Health systems. It will familiarize students with operational aspects of public health programs. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

htw 437M00141349301/17–05/02
Online
LGBTQ Health and Well Being
Instructor: Lesko

Application of concepts from an ecological framework to understand the micro, mezzo, macro, and social forces that impact the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer populations.

Hindi

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
hin 102U80040747401/17–05/02
Online
Hindi/Urdu II
Instructor: Staff

Continuing proficiency-based course which develops communicative abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Hindi/Urdu. Students cannot enroll in HIN/SAS 102 after earning credit for HIN/SAS 201, HIN/SAS 202 or higher.
PREREQ: HIN 101

History

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
hst 112U80033633312/19–01/13
Online
Modern Europe: Napoleon to the Present – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Ebner

European lives and experiences in the age of industrialization, urbanization, and mass politics. World wars, fascism, the Russian Revolution, empires, Europe in the post-World War II era. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

hst 210u80032415301/17–05/02
Online
The Ancient World
Instructor: Champion

The Ancient Mediterranean emphasizing major political, cultural, religious, and social developments. The Near East, Classical Greece, Hellenistic Civilization, Roman Republic, Roman Empire up to the fourth century A.D. May not be repeated for credit.

hst 434U80031341301/17–05/02
Online
hst 634U80031125301/17–05/02
Online
Underground Railroad
Instructor: Sernett

Myth and history of the Underground in the context of African American freedom efforts. Emphasis on events, personalities, and sites in upstate New York. Student field research and exploration of archival and Internet resources. Undergraduate and graduate students meet together online. Additional work required of graduate students.

History of Music

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
hom 482u80033250312/19–01/13
Online
The Roots of Global Pop – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Mengel

The development of world popular music throughout the 20th century in the contexts of colonization, modernization, resistance, nationalism, and globalization. The sounds and production values of global fusions and issues of authenticity, identity, and appropriation. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ide 457U80040715312/19–01/13
Online
ide 756U80040713312/19–01/13
Online
Design of Online Courses – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Koszalka

Explore, design, and critique online instruction; study online instructor and learner competencies; create guidelines for interactivity and resources uses in online courses; experience asynchronous and synchronous, individual and collaborative online activities. Plan on 30-33 hours of work per week. You must register for this course by Monday, December 12. All classes contingent upon sufficient enrollment. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

Knowledge Management

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
knm 401u80038561301/17–03/10
Online
Professional Issues in Knowledge Management
Instructor: Garza

Discuss critical issues facing organizations that implement and sustain knowledge management systems, identify approaches to address issues and evaluate best practices in light of emerging technologies, using case studies. Prerequisite: KNM 301 Introduction to Knowledge Management.

Mathematics

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
mat 122u80033252401/17–05/02
Online
Probability and Statistics for Liberal Arts II
Instructor: Margrey

Second in a two-course sequence. Teaches probability and statistics focusing on data and reasoning. Topics include hypothesis testing, linear correlation, linear regression, nonparametric methods, statistical process control, solving liner equations, matrices, Markov chains. NOTE: A student cannot receive credit for MAT 122 after completing any MAT course numbered above 180 with a grade of C or better.
PREREQ: MAT 121  

Middle Eastern Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
mes 165u80032514301/17–05/02
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 200U80040898301/17–05/02
Online
Gender in Islam
Instructor: Kassam

Examine the constructions of gender in the Islamic world, and analyze the status of women in religious texts such as the Qur’an and Hadith. Readings include works by Muslim women who challenge patriarchal readings of scripture, anthropological studies, and autobiographies of Muslim women. Issues include the veil and how Mulsim women’s bodies have been objectified and politicized in Islamic and Western discourse.

Nutrition Science & Dietetics

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
nsd 225U80038441312/19–01/13
Online
Nutrition in Health – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Bruening

Nutrient requirements, functions, and sources. Interrelationships and application to food selection for healthy individuals. Weight control, sports nutrition and dietary supplements are discussed. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

nsd 225U80238447312/19–01/13
Online
Nutrition in Health – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Brann

Nutrient requirements, functions, and sources. Interrelationships and application to food selection for healthy individuals. Weight control, sports nutrition and dietary supplements are discussed. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

Organizational Leadership

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ogl 342u80141072301/17–03/10
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.

Philosophy

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
phi 107u80032080301/17–05/02
Online
Theories of Knowledge and Reality
Instructor: Koehler

An introduction to some major questions about knowledge and reality, such as the existence of God, the mind-body problem, free will and the nature and limits of knowledge. Historical and contemporary readings.

phi 171U80031028312/19–01/13
Online
Critical Thinking – Winterlude Section
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. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

phi 175u80033506301/17–05/02
Online
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Instructor: Staff

Classical and contemporary readings on basic topics in social and political philosophy; political obligation and authority, justice and basic rights, liberty and equality, the justification of democracy.

phi 192u80032774301/17–05/02
Online
Introduction to Moral Theory
Instructor: Greenblum

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 197u80032580301/17–05/02
Online
Human Nature
Instructor: Dickinson

Philosophical theories of human nature, their underlying metaphysical claims, and their ethical consequences.

phi 251U80032406312/19–01/13
Online
Logic – Winterlude Section
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. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

Political Science

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
psc 355U80033360312/19–01/13
Online
International Political Economy – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Staff

Institutions and politics of international economic relations. Trade, investment, macro-economic policy coordination, economic development, global resource issues, and the causes and consequences of global economic integration. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

Religion

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
rel 103u80032545301/17–05/02
Online
Religion and Sports
Instructor: Arnold

The religious/ceremonial origins of sports; importance of sports in human culture; issues of identity, gender, race, ethnicity as defined by sports. Special emphasis on lacrosse.

rel 165u80032068301/17–05/02
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 191u80232960301/17–05/02
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 191U80031477312/19–01/13
Online
Religion, Meaning and Knowledge – Winterlude Section
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. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

Social Work

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
swk 326U80038543312/19–01/13
Online
Persons in Social Context – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Charbonneau

Assessment of behavior of diverse individuals, groups, and social systems. Applying concepts from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences in identifying and understanding forms and causes of behavior. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

swk 361U80040883312/19–01/13
Online
Foundations of Social Work Research – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Charbonneau

Research methods including problem formulation, measurement, sampling, research design, data collection and analysis, and report preparation. Application of research methods to critical analysis of research reports and to issues associated with evaluation of social work practice. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

swk 437M00138515301/17–05/02
Online
LGBTQ Health and Well Being
Instructor: Lesko

Application of concepts from an ecological framework to understand the micro, mezzo, macro, and social forces that impact the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer populations.

South Asian Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
sas 165u80032421301/17–05/02
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.

Spanish

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
spa 321M00141165301/17–05/02
Online
Introduction to Spanish Literature
Instructor: Garcia-Reidy

Introductory-level study of representative literary texts of Spain from the 12th century to the present.

Sport Management

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
spm 300U80038518312/19–01/13
Online
Analyzing the Baseball Organization – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Paul

The rules governing Major League Baseball teams are examined using theories from business disciplines. Topics include luxury taxes, revenue sharing, players contracts, arbitration, free agency, waivers, draft, rule 5 draft, minor league structure, and others. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

Women's and Gender Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
wgs 305U80041236312/19–01/13
Online
Sociology of Sex and Gender – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Harrington

Social forces shaping women’s and men’s lives in contemporary societies. Changing gender expectations. Intersection of gender with race and ethnicity, class and age. Social movements for women’s and men’s liberation. Full-time Syracuse University students must get permission to register for Winterlude classes. For more information about Winterlude, please go to the Winterlude web site.

Writing Program

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
wrt 205U80032065301/17–05/02
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.
PREREQ: CAS 100 OR WRT 105  OR WRT 109  OR ENL 211 

wrt 307m50031325301/17–05/02
Online
wrt 307m50131964301/17–05/02
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.