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University College of Syracuse University is located on the Syracuse University campus at 700 University Avenue. It is easily accessible from downtown Syracuse, Route 81, and Interstate 690.
Every year, the Thursday before the Syracuse University Commencement ceremony in the Dome, University College conducts a Convocation and Commencement Celebration for its part-time undergraduates who will be receiving diplomas that year.
Choose from more than two hundred degrees at Syracuse University, with bachelor’s degree, associate degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. options. A number of certificate programs that provide a valuable credential for career advancement are also available through the schools and colleges.
Thousands of courses are offered each semester at SU. View a full listing of them at MySlice.syr.edu, where you can search by subject, session, or mode of instruction.
You may be determined to finish a degree you started years ago but never completed. Or maybe you never went to college but find yourself limited in your employment options and unfulfilled in your career aspirations. We welcome you and your goal to study part-time at Syracuse University.
Part-time students can earn a bachelor’s degree, associate degree or certificate from Syracuse University in a wide range of majors and disciplines. Find the program that works for you.
Once you’ve been admitted to University College, you’ll need to choose your classes and register for them. It’s best to get started early – some classes fill quickly and you don’t want to get closed out of the ones you need for your degree program.
Keep an updated copy of the academic calendar, and highlight the dates and deadlines. It is imperative that you meet all deadlines for registration, dropping or adding a class, applying for financial aid, etc.
All students requesting financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. Additional requirements for completing financial aid applications depend on which type of aid applicant you are.
University College offers a number of scholarships and grants for need-based and merit-based students, and student veterans.
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 summer online classes, please go to our summer web site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
Practice in writing poetry.
Practice in writing fiction. Limited enrollment.
Ancient Greek political, economic, social, and cultural history based on interpretation of primary sources, both literary and archaeological, from the Bronze Age through Alexander the Great.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Muslim women are typically identified with the veil, and Islam as the cause of their oppression. Yet, many Muslim women have themselves chosen to wear the veil as a symbol of defiance. Examine Islamophobic representations of Muslim women, and consider multiple ways that women¿s status, nature, and roles have been inscribed in religious texts and conditioned by cultural contexts. Readings will include critical works by Muslim feminist scholars who challenge both patriarchal interpretations within Islam and secular, feminist Western stereotypes. Note: MES 200, REL 200 and SAS 200 meet together.
Theoretical models and experiential practices of leadership. Concepts, best practices, and business applications. Acquire competency as a strategist, facilitator, change agent, and navigator.
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.
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.
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, and self-respect.
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.
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.
Study of existentialism through the works of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, and others. May include relevant fiction from Gide, Sartre, Camus, Beauvoir, and others.
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.
Exploration of the age-old quest for meaning, knowledge and faith in the face of suffering and loss through art, philosophy, music and literature.