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.

FALL 2016 Class Listings


Current Course Offerings


African American Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
aas 402u80013142308/29–12/09
Online
aas 600u80026540308/29–12/09
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 211U80023950308/29–10/21
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 382u80023954308/29–10/21
Online
Leading Cooperative Negotiations
Instructor: 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 435u80024676308/29–12/09
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 311u80027473310/24–12/16
Online
Issues in Creative Leadership
Instructor: Wimer

Emphasizes leadership in the 21st century that requires creative skills to seek opportunity, anticipate the unexpected, redefinition of excellence, innovative practices, and skills to build and share momentum in multi-generational teams.

Disability Studies Program

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
dsp 440m00119404308/29–12/09
Online
Sociology of Disability
Instructor: Staff

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. Consent required to register for DSP 440.

Educational Administration

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
eda 764m00126180308/29–12/09
Online
Planned Change and Innovation
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 215u80012684308/29–12/09
Online
Introductory Poetry Workshop
Instructor: Gibbs

Practice in writing poetry.

ets 217u80012164308/29–12/09
Online
Introductory Fiction Workshop
Instructor: Staff

Practice in writing fiction. Limited enrollment.

History

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
hst 353u80017052308/29–12/09
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 402u80013180308/29–12/09
Online
hst 600u80026541308/29–12/09
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 444m80027357308/29–12/09
Online
Information Reporting and Presentation
Instructor: Staff

Information synthesis and the presentation of information. Organizing information for presentation, text, and graphics. Presentation skills, training and teaching methods.

ist 558m80021588308/29–12/09
Online
Technologies 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 565m80026949308/29–12/09
Online
Data Mining
Instructor: Fox

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 600m80326953308/29–12/09
Online
Leading Issues in Cybersecurity
Instructor: Park

With the evolution of technologies, policies, and user behaviors, the need for cybersecurity becomes more critical and significantly impacts on lives, business, and competitiveness of organizations. Covers today’s leading issues and challenges in cybersecurity, considering social, ethical, management, and global perspectives related to current technology trends. Topics include cybercrime, cyberwarfare, hacktivism, cyberethics, security economics, SCADA, and other current issues in cybersecurity.

ist 614m80121672308/29–12/09
Online
Management Principles for Information Professionals
Instructor: Gandel

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 645m80021566308/29–12/09
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 659m80026956308/29–12/09
Online
Data Administration Concepts and Database Management
Instructor: Thompson

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 687m80021670308/29–12/09
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 711m80021611308/29–12/09
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 736m80026669308/29–12/09
Online
Text Mining
Instructor: Yu

Introduces concepts and methods for knowledge discovery from large amount of text data, and the application of text mining techniques for business intelligence, digital humanities, and social behavior analysis.

ist 755m80021589308/29–12/09
Online
Strategic Management of Information Resources
Instructor: Sharif

Seminar. Integration of previous learning on the various components of management, user needs, and technologies. In-depth review and use of case studies on a range of critical information resources management areas. Consent required.

Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
ide 611m00119330308/29–12/09
Online
Technologies for Instructional Settings
Instructor: Staff

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.

ide 764m00119513308/29–12/09
Online
Planned Change and Innovation
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.

ide 831m00126178308/29–12/09
Online
Knowledge Management in Instructional Design
Instructor: Klein

Knowledge management systems. Design, development, and implications of learning and performance solutions that integrate knowledge management systems technology. Demonstration of knowledge management technologies. Project-centered.

Legal Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
lgl 403u80023960308/29–12/09
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.

Middle Eastern Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
mes 165u80017298308/29–12/09
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 364u80026679308/29–12/09
Online
Enchanting Words: Muslim Poets, Singers 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 472u80023958310/24–12/16
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 171u80011660308/29–12/09
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 175u80027646308/29–12/09
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 191u80015164308/29–12/09
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 192u80015166308/29–12/09
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 251u80015890308/29–12/09
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 325u80016058308/29–12/09
Online
Existentialism
Instructor: Staff

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

phi 373u80027647308/29–12/09
Online
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
Instructor: Staff

Central concepts in the analysis of science, such as law, explanation, theory, and confirmation. Controversies surrounding the nature of theoretical entities and the character of scientific change.
PREREQ: ANY PHI COURSE OR JUNIOR OR SENIOR STANDING

Religion

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
rel 103u80015802308/29–12/09
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 165u80017296308/29–12/09
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 191u80013456308/29–12/09
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 364u80026677308/29–12/09
Online
Enchanting Words: Muslim Poets, Singers 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 724m00123846308/29–12/09
Online
Psychopathology
Instructor: Staff

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 440m00114814308/29–12/09
Online
Sociology of Disability
Instructor: Staff

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. Consent required to register for DSP 440.

South Asian Studies

CourseSectionClass #Credit HoursDatesTime
sas 165u80017300308/29–12/09
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 364u80026678308/29–12/09
Online
Enchanting Words: Muslim Poets, Singers 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 205m50012612308/29–12/09
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 307m50012724308/29–12/09
Online
wrt 307m50114288308/29–12/09
Online
wrt 307m50215162308/29–12/09
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.