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This Summer: Study From Home

If you're unable to take a traditional classroom summer course or simply want a convenient way to catch up (or get ahead), enroll in one or more of our Summer 2014 online undergraduate courses. These online courses will be offered at an accelerated pace — leaving more of your summer for work and play. What's more, they're being offered at a special tuition rate of $488 per credit hour (plus associated fees).

(catalog code, course title, credits, instructor)
No prerequisites ubless otherwise noted

BUS 201. Legal Environment of Business, 3 credits, Trino Leon
A practical overview of the law in relation to the transaction of business, with particular attention given to the study of material on law and regulation for managers. Prerequisites: sophomore standing or above

COMM 203. Interpersonal Communication, 3 credits, Brett Billman
Introduction to intrapersonal and interpersonal communication processes, perception, and decision-making. Verbal and nonverbal codes, transactional style and techniques of enhancing interpersonal relationships.

COMM 230. WI Media Writing, 3 credits, Ann Preston
First in a sequence of courses designed to develop skill in basic reporting and newswriting techniques. Focuses on writing and reporting for newspapers and organizations. Establishes the foundation for public relations and broadcast writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 101 with minimum grade of C

CRJU 101. Intro to Criminal Justice, 3 credits, Grant Tietjen
Historical and philosophical account of the development of American criminal justice with emphasis on constitutional requirements. Survey of enforcement, court and corrections subsystems on a national, state and local level.

ENGL 101. English Composition, 3 credits, Ellen Tsagaris
An introduction to university writing. Practices may include writing as rewriting, writing from sources, writing for an audience, developing a voice and editing. A grade of C or better is required to pass this course.

ENGL 120. Journeys into Self, 3 credits, Carl Herzig
An introductory exploration of literature. This course will focus on the theme of the Journey—particularly journeys of self-discovery—in modern literature, as students read, respond to, and discuss representative examples. Primarily for non-majors.

GEOG 201. Physical Geography, 3 credits, Tom Carpenter
Natural environment with emphasis on spatial interaction of elements, resources, and their uses.

KIN 149. Wellness Concepts, 1 credit, Barb Walker
Holistic overview of basic wellness concepts including health-related fitness, body maintenance, nutrition and weight management, substance use and misuse, stress management and chronic disease prevention.

MKTG 209. Principles of Marketing, 3 credits, Rick Reed
Survey of theories and resulting activities employed by producers and sellers of goods and services to determine wants of society and ways to satisfy those wants. Topics include external environment as it affects marketing decisions (e.g. economic conditions, population, competition, legislation), examination of basic elements of a marketing program (e.g. product design, pricing, distribution, and promotion), marketing and social responsibility.

MUS 130. History of Rock & Roll, 3 credits, Gene Bechen
A historical presentation of rock & roll music in America. An investigation and analysis of all types of rock and roll and/or popular music. The course is designed to enhance the listening skills of the student regardless of background or musical experience. Students will acquire the skills necessary to enjoy and appreciate rock/pop music at a deeper level and discriminate between different types of music.

SOC 101. Intro to Sociology, 3 credits, Patrick Archer
Essential characteristics of life in society, including culture, socialization, subcultures, primary and secondary relations, stratification, face-to-face interaction, large-scale organizations, conflict, deviance, and social change.

STBE 237. Statistics for Business & Economics, 3 credits, Rick Jerz
Principles and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics covered are data summarization, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, fundamental principles of probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, calculation of z and t scores, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, correlation and regression, non-parametric statistics and decision theory. NOTE: An additional course fee will be charged, and you must have access to one of the following Microsoft Office products: Office 2010 for the PC, Office 365/2013 for the PC, or Office 2011 for the Mac. Prerequisites: ECON 201, STBE 137

THEO 255. Religion in America, 3 credits, Rev. Joe DeFrancisco
Through a consideration and analysis of the religious history and the unique experiences of the various churches, religious sects, and religious, spiritual and philosophical movements within the United States, this course explores the unique character of the American religious experience and examines America's pluralistic religious tradition. Special attention will be given to current religious issues in America.


  1. Determine if the accelerated pace is for you. Students will have to start their first assignment two to three weeks before the actual course start date.
  2. After March 1: Check Beeline for more information, including course start dates
  3. Talk with your academic adviser to see if any of these courses will work with you degree plan. Get his/her clearance to register.
  4. Speak with the Financial Aid Office if you will be needing help with funding summer courses.
  5. Register beginning March 5.
  6. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 563/333-6202.