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.

FALL 2017 Class Listings


Current Course Offerings


African American Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
aas 402u80011474308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
aas 600u80013334308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Slavery and Abolition
Instructor: M. 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 211U80018279308/28/2017–10/20/2017
Online
Introduction to Professional Studies
Instructor: M. 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 382u80020850308/28/2017–10/20/2017
Online
Leading Cooperative Negotiations
Instructor: K. Sosa

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 435U80018639308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Interviewing
Instructor: C. 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 301U80018285310/23/2017–12/15/2017
Online
Introduction to Creative Leadership
Instructor: M. 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..

English and Textual Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ets 215U80011275308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Introductory Poetry Workshop
Instructor: J. Gibbs

Practice in writing poetry.

ets 217U80011040308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
ets 217U80112131308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Introductory Fiction Workshop
Instructor: M. Ditmar-Section U800, S. Harwell-Section U801

Practice in writing fiction. Limited enrollment.

History

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
hst 352u80020321308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
History of Ancient Greece
Instructor: C. Champion

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.

hst 402u80011492308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
hst 600u80020317308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Slavery and Abolition
Instructor: M. 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.

Knowledge Management

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
knm 301u80018280310/23/2017–12/15/2017
Online
Introduction to Knowledge Management
Instructor: R. 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 403u80018283308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Business Organizations
Instructor: C. 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 121u80020297408/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts I
Instructor: R. 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 165u80013000308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Discovering Islam
Instructor: T. 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 200u80020339308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Beyond the Veil
Instructor: T. Kassam

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.

Organizational Leadership

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ogl 472u80018282310/23/2017–12/15/2017
Online
Organizational Leadership
Instructor: S. 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 171u80010808308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Critical Thinking
Instructor: J. Hedger

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 175u80013486308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Instructor: S. Steward

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 191u80012307308/28/2017–12/08/2017
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, and self-respect.

phi 192u80012308308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Introduction to Moral Theory
Instructor: J. Dickinson

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 251u80012589308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Logic
Instructor: M. Koehler

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 325u80012647308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Existentialism
Instructor: E. 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 103u80012559308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Religion and Sports
Instructor: P. 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 165u80012999308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Discovering Islam
Instructor: T. 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 191u80211601308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Religion, Meaning and Knowledge
Instructor: E. 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 200u80020328308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Beyond the Veil
Instructor: T. Kassam

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.

South Asian Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
sas 165u80013001308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Discovering Islam
Instructor: T. 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 200u80020327308/28/2017–12/08/2017
Online
Beyond the Veil
Instructor: T. Kassam

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.