Extended Education Courses and Information

Extended Education is a menu of University Core approved courses that Bachelor  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.

Core Courses for Bachelor of Science in Management

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

*All courses satisfy Core Area and Supplemental Core requirements

Extended Education Courses

Fall 2015

Class Schedule for 3 credit course:

8/24-8/30—Pre-session Add/Drop Period

8/31-9/6--Classes Week 1

9/7-9/13--Classes Week 2

9/14-9/20--Classes Week 3

9/21-9/27-- Classes Week 4

9/28-10/4-- Classes Week 5

10/5-10/11-- Classes Week 6

10/12-10/18—Classes Week 7

Course Ends: 10/19

Class Schedule for 1-credit courses:

8/24-8/30—Pre-session Add/Drop Period (mandatory for 1, 2, or 3 credits)

Part 1: 8/31-9/13

Part 2: 9/21-10/04

Part 3: 10/05-10/18

NOTE: All students enrolling in 1 credit courses must appear for the Pre-Session to become acquainted with the course content and online processes.

Area C-1: Literature—Leadership in Literature

Instructor: B. Jackson
PSAM 445 (3 credits)
CRN: 42293

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: 42294

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—Founders of World Religions

Instructor: M. Stillman
PSRE 457 (3 credits)
CRN: 42295

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 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: 42296

Part 2:
PSVP 445 (1 credit)
CRN: 42297

Part 3:
PSVP 446 (1 credit)
CRN: 42298