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Extended Education Courses and Information

Extended Education is a menu of University Core approved courses that BSM students may take to complete their University degree requirements. Extended Education provides courses in most University 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

Spring 2015

Mandatory pre-session: 1/26-1/30
3 credit course start: 2/1
3 credit course end: 4/6
Class Schedule for 3 credit course:

Pre-session Add/Drop Period: 1/26-1/30

Classes Week 1: 2/2-2/8

Classes Week 2: 2/9-2/15

President's Day Break

Classes Week 3: 2/23-3/1

Classes Week 4: 3/2-3/8

Spring Break

Classes Week 5: 3/16-3/22                                                                                                                          

Classes Week 6: 3/23-3/29                                                                                                                      

Classes Week 7: 3/30-4/5                                                                                                                            

Course Ends: 4/6

1-Credit Courses
Note: The Add/Drop Pre-session January 26-30 is required for all students taking Extended Education courses, including students taking fewer than 3 credits. 

Class Schedule for 1 credit courses:

Part 1:
Week 1: 2/2-2/8
Week 2: 2/9-2/15 

Part 2:
Week 1: 2/23-3/1
Week 2: 3/2-3/8

Part 3:
Week 6: 3/16-3/22
Week 7: 3/23-3/29

Area C-1: Literature—Leadership in Literature
Instructor: B. Jackson
PSAM 445 (3 credits)
CRN: 22256
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—Philosophy of Law
Instructor: J. Glasgow
PSPH 450 (3 credits)
CRN: 22257

This course will take up the question of when the law may infringe on our liberties. In particular, we will examine whether the law may curtail our liberties for our own good (paternalism) or to prevent offense to others. As part of this investigation, we will look into how the government might shape our choices for our own benefit and whether pornography should be legally regulated or banned.

Area D-2: Theology & Religious Studies—Spirituality of Work
Instructor: S. Stockton
PSRE 459 (3 credits)
CRN: 22259

Once the excitement of a new job has worn off and the reality of the day-to-day sets in, how do we first create, and then continue to find meaning in our jobs and careers? Starting with the fundamental exploration of the personal experience of spirituality and meaning-making, we'll then examine the religious beliefs and family practices that inform career choices, before progressing through topics such as the reality of secular workplaces and the politics of corporate prayer. Extensive discussion board conversation will be informed by readings that include: essays on spirituality in the workplace, poetry, religious teachings, legal arguments, song lyrics, and the historical context of spirituality and work.

Area F: Visual and Performing Arts—History of American Photography
Instructor: B. Schulz

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 anew 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.

Part 1:
PSVP 444 (1 credit)
CRN: 22262

Part 2:
PSVP 445 (1 credit)
CRN: 22263

Part 3:
PSVP 446 (1 credit)
CRN: 22264