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.

For information on our Summer 2016 online classes, please go to our Summer web site.

SPRING 2016 Class Listings


Current Course Offerings


African American Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
aas 434u80033554301/19–05/03
Online
aas 634u80032538301/19–05/03
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 185u80037318312/21–01/15
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 494u80032540301/19–05/03
Online
ant 694u80047617301/19–05/03
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 History

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
art 200u80046930312/21–01/15
Online
art 300u80046837312/21–01/15
Online
art 500u80046839312/21–01/15
Online
Art in Europe + Winterlude Section
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 1300-1900. 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. No prerequisite or textbook.

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.

art 200m00148107301/19–05/03
Online
art 300m00148111301/19–05/03
Online
art 500m00148112301/19–05/03
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.

Bachelor Of Professional Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
bps 300u80147362303/14–05/06
Online
Conflicts in Business for Professional Studies
Instructor: Staff

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 411u80047363303/14–05/06
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.

bps 415u80048286312/21–01/15
Online
Digital and Business Communication for Professional Studies – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Staff

Practical skills for creating effective business communications, including memos, letters, reports, e-mails and technical documents. Examines format, style, genre and communicating with precision. Includes digital context for web/social media, as well as concisely conveying data for a variety of audiences, including accessibility issues. 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.

Biology

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
bio 310u80048338312/21–01/15
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 113u80048740412/21–01/15
Online
Forensic Science – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Staff

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 201m80048054312/21–01/15
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 202m80044838312/21–05/03
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 367m80045000312/21–01/15
Online
Children and Families in Cross-Cultural Perspectives – Winterlude Section
Instructor: Moreno

Introduction to field methods, the study of childhood, sex roles, and family in cross-cultural perspectives. 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.

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
crs 435u80048252312/21–01/15
Online
Interviewing – Winterlude Section
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. 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.

Creative Leadership

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
crl 301u80045028301/19–03/11
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 301u80037668312/21–01/15
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.
PREREQ: (ECN 101  AND ECN 102 ) OR ECN 203

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.

English and Textual Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ets 215u80033882301/19–05/03
Online
Introductory Poetry Workshop
Instructor: Gibbs

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

ets 217u80032454301/19–05/03
Online
Introductory Fiction Workshop
Instructor: Ditmar

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

ets 401u80033884301/19–05/03
Online
Advanced Writers 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 403u80033516301/19–05/03
Online
Advanced Writers 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 121m80044968312/21–01/15
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 306m80044972312/21–01/15
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.

History

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
hst 210u80036136301/19–05/03
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 434u80033128301/19–05/03
Online
hst 634u80032542301/19–05/03
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 482u80047458312/21–01/15
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.

Mathematics

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
mat 122u80047460401/19–05/03
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 165u80036370301/19–05/03
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 364u80036378301/19–05/03
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.

Nutrition Science & Diatetics

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
nsd 225m80044840312/21–01/15
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.

Philosophy

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
phi 107u80035106301/19–05/03
Online
Theories of Knowledge and Reality
Instructor: Staff

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 171u80032246301/19–05/03
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 171u80137154312/21–01/19
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 192u80037258301/19–05/03
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 197u80036578301/19–05/02
Online
Human Nature
Instructor: Staff

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

phi 251u80036118312/21–01/15
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 355u80047846312/21–01/15
Online
International Political Economy – Winterlude Section
Instructor: McDowell

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 103u80036468301/19–05/03
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 165u80035080301/19–05/03
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 191u80237972301/19–05/03
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 191u80033514312/21–01/15
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.

rel 300u80048697301/19–05/03
Online
Religion Book Club
Instructor: Robinson

Explore the meaning of religion in broad terms by examining literature, popular fiction, biography, art and cultural history, and/or intellectual and political history. Focus on three authors: Karen Blixen (a.k.a. Isak Dinesen), Gloria Naylor, and Louise Erdrich.

rel 364u80036374301/19–05/03
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.

South Asian Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
sas 165u80036150301/19–05/03
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 364u80036380301/19–05/03
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.

Sport Management

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
spm 300m80048051312/21–01/15
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.

Writing Program

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
wrt 205u80035074301/19–05/03
Online
Studio 2: Critical Research
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 307m50033086301/19–05/03
Online
wrt 307m50134578301/19–05/03
Online
wrt 307m50247810301/19–05/03
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.