Online Classes

Online Classes

Taking online courses is a great way for you to satisfy general education requirements, fulfill prerequisites, or get a head start on your next semester. Online courses are available:

If you plan to enroll in an online course, make sure you talk to your academic advisor first. Your advisor will help make sure the course you've selected fulfills your academic credit needs and degree requirements.

All online courses are taught on Moodle, our roboust learning management system.

Online Course Information for Off-Campus Students

Your academic advisor can help you register for any online classes being offered. Check out our online catalogs below to view our course offerings by term.

ART 201: History of Western Art 
BIO 202: Human Biology
BUS 320: An Introduction to Research & Analysis Using Statistics 
CJS 317: Juvenile Delinquency: Developments & Trends 
CJS 403: White Collar Crime
ENG 118: Poems, Plays and Prose
ENG 313: Children’s Literature 
ENV 105: Environmental Science 
GRN 201: Sociology of Aging 
GRN 203: Psychology of Aging 
GRN 220: Issues in Death and Dying 
GRN 340: Contemporary Issues in Gerontology 
HIS 120: United States History to 1877 -  Video introduction
HIS 121: United States History from 1877 to Present –  Video introduction
HIS 341: United States in World Affairs
HIS 360: New York State History –  Video introduction
HIS 441: Violence in History –  Video introduction
MUS 101: Music Appreciation 
ORG 435: A Systems Approach to Organizational Change -  Video introduction
PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 115: Ethics -  Video introduction
PHL 215: Environmental Ethics –  Video introduction
POL 120: American Government –  Video introduction
POL 130: State and Local Government –  Video introduction
POL 140: World Politics –  Video introduction
PSY 123: Human Growth & Development
PSY 301: Adult Development and Life Assessment -  Video introduction
PSY 328: Personality Theory
PSY 335: Psychology of Motivation
PSY 336: Abnormal Psychology
PSY 440: Forensic Psychology
REL 103: Introduction to Religion –  Video introduction
SS 160: Lifework Planning
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 302: Ethnic Diversity
SOC 344: Sociology of the Family
SOC 375: Groups and Organizations
SOC 420: Social Problems & Their Impact on the Workplace
SPA 101: Introduction to Spanish

Online General Education Courses

Information about Summer 2018 online General Education courses will be posted shortly.

What To Expect from an Online Class

Just as your class environment varies from course to course and instructor to instructor, so do online classes.

Generally speaking, there is more reading and writing involved in an online class, because those are the primary modes of communicating. Class participation is usually facilitated through an activity called a “forum,” which is similar to a threaded discussion or online bulletin board. In this scenario, an instructor may pose a question to the class and require a response, or “post” from each student within a certain number of days. The instructor may also require that each student responds to at least one or two posts from other students. This is how the discussion begins. The advantage to this mode over an actual classroom discussion is that assertive and less assertive students are on an equal playing field. Students can give their responses more thought and consideration in an online class.

Some classes will include audio and/or video content, and PDF or Word documents to be downloaded by the student. Also, links to related information on Web sites may also be included.

Although the media are different, there are actually many similarities in online and traditional course delivery. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself how you would handle the situation in a traditional setting. Chances are, there is a similar course of action online as well.

Homework assignments may be delivered to the student and submitted to the instructor through Moodle, although many instructors choose to use email instead. There are activities that allow students to communicate and collaborate as groups, and provide the ability to participate in online, real-time “chats” with classmates.

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