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Extended Education Courses and Information

Extended Education is a menu of Core Curriculum approved courses that BSM, OLM, OBL, BE, BSIS, and BPA students may take to complete their University degree requirements. Extended Education provides courses in most Core areas not fulfilled by program course offerings. All courses are conducted fully online. All courses are 3 credits but select courses may be taken for individual 1, 2, or 3 credit options.

  • Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Visual and Performing Arts    

*All courses satisfy Core Area and Supplemental Core requirements


Extended Education Courses

Fall 2014 

Class Schedule for 3 credit course:

Pre-session Add/Drop Period: 8/25-8/31

Classes Week 1: 9/1-9/7

Classes Week 2: 9/8/-9/14

Classes Week 3: 9/15-9/21

Classes Week 4: 9/22-9/28

Classes Week 5: 9/29-10/5                                                                                                                          

Classes Week 6: 10/6-10/12  

FALL BREAK: 10/13-10/19                                                                                                                     

Classes Week 7: 10/20-10/26                                                                                                                            

Course Ends: 10/27

Class Schedule for 1 credit courses:

Part 1: 9/1-9/14

Part 2: 9/15-9/28

Part 3: 9/29-10/12

Note: All students enrolling in 1 credit courses must appear for the Pre-Session to add/drop a course and to become acquainted with the course content.


Area C-1: Literature—Leadership in Literature 

Instructor: B. Jackson

PSAM 445-40 (3 credits)

CRN: 42270

In this course we will read literary texts in multiple genres and disciplines, as well as from multiple cultures and time periods, examining a range of individuals, both fictional and non-fictional, who have assumed leadership roles. We will analyze the impact of their leadership on other people and on the surrounding environment. In our analysis we will move beyond simplistic notions of good vs. evil and right vs. wrong, striving to comprehend and appreciate the subtle factors behind complex organizational decisions. Special attention will be paid to the myriad psychological and emotional attributes that make up a leader and how those attributes influence his or her leadership capabilities. While reflecting on leaders’ inner lives, we will evaluate our own makeup as leaders (and followers) and explore how we ourselves can lead (and be led) with greater efficacy.  


Area D-1: Philosophy—Political Philosophy

Instructor: J. Glasgow

PSPH 446-40 (3 credits)

CRN: 42271    

In this course, we will look at several topics concerning the justification for state power.  Possible questions to be addressed include the following.  What way of distributing resources within the state is required by justice?  Who is entitled to join society?  When is it just for the state to interfere with our freedom?


Area D-2: Theology & Religious Studies—Founders of World Religions

Instructor:  M. Stillman

PSRE 457-40 (3 credits)

CRN: 42272

Many of the world’s great religions can trace their origins back to a single, charismatic founder who inspired people to become their “followers” who sometimes traveled with the founder from place to place, following in the literal sense of the word. Founders created the new movement’s concepts, taught them to others, and recorded them in documents that were then passed down through the generations. Examples include Jesus (Christianity), Mohammed (Islam), Buddha (Buddhism), Joseph Smith (Church of Latter Day Saints, aka “Mormonism”), Confucius (Confucianism), and others. This course will examine some of the world’s important religious movements from the point of view of those who founded them, focusing on what daily life was like for their first followers and how this may have influenced the development of each religion.


Area F: Visual and Performing ArtsHistory of American Photography 

Instructor: B. Schulz

Part 1

PSVP 444-40 (1 credit)

CRN:  42273

Part 2

PSVP 445-40 (1 credit)

CRN: 42274

Part 3

PSVP 446-40 (1 credit)

CRN: 42275

This course focuses on how photography influenced and was influenced by the growth and development of American life and culture. We will investigate the social, political and economic context surrounding the emergence of this art form, understand its chronological development and appreciate how themes and movements developed over time as the art form and its tools evolved. Students will study inventions that made photography possible, the people who took the art to a new level, and the public's response to photographs in times of upheaval and peace. Students will also learn to evaluate key works of art and to acquire the vocabulary to recognize norms proper to works and movements, including marginalized and artistically underrepresented photographers. Students will be required to attend/view a photograph display and articulate and defend their judgments through reflection and critical appreciation.