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Ways to Take Online Classes

WesternOnline offers two delivery methods for you to access online education: Term-Based and Self-Paced courses. Both options require internet access to receive course information using Canvas.

Term-Based online courses follow a quarterly schedule and have weekly interaction among instructors and other students. Much like a traditional face-to-face course, you will follow a designated schedule, completing the course during the quarter.

Self-Paced courses are available on your schedule and start anytime. These courses are designed for completion in 10-12 weeks, with a maximum completion time allowed of 6 months. You access self-paced courses through Canvas, but consistent interaction is not required.

Courses in the departments of Accounting, Finance and Marketing, Decision Science, Management, Management Information Systems (MIS) and Operations Management and all Self Paced courses are not available to academically dismissed students.

Search for courses below. You can also search for Term-based and Summer Session online courses in ClassFinder

Please Note: this list is provided for informational purposes only. Course offerings and availability varies from academic year to academic year. Check ClassFinder for up-to-date Term-Based online class offerings.

Summer Session: Use Classfinder to search for a wide variety of online classes being offered.

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Anthropology

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ANTH 102

Introduction to Human Origins

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
ANTH 316

Aztec, Inca & Maya Archeology

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
ANTH 353

Sex and Gender in Culture

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
ANTH 366

Anth Perspectives on Africa

5 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall

Art

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ART 111

Drawing for Non-Majors

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
ART 170

Beginning Photo & Image Culture

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring

Art History

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
A/HI 201

Zen and the Art of Tea

3 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring

Communication Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
COMM 220

Communication Theory

5 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring

Dance

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
DNC 232

Movement and Culture

3 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter

Decision Sciences

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
DSCI 205

Business Statistics
Sample DSCI 205 syllabus

4

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime

Education

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
EDUC 309

Storytelling: Oral Narrative in History, Culture, and Society

4 BCOM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring

Energy Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ENRG 350

Energy Policy and Politics

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
ENRG 360

Energy Efficient Design

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
ENRG 380

Energy and Environment

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
ENRG 384

Energy Economics

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
ENRG 386

Electricity Economics

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
ENRG 449

NW Energy Systems Transitions

4 WP 2

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
ENRG 459

Advanced Energy Policy

4 WP 2

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
ENRG 482

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
ENRG 484

Alternative Energy Economics

4 WP 1

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter

English*

*English majors/minors may apply up to 10 credits of distance learning to their major/minor course of study. Contact your degree advisor for guidelines.

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ENG 338

Women and Literature in North America and Europe
Sample ENG 338 syllabus

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime
ENG 350

Introduction to Creative Writing
Sample ENG 350 syllabus

5

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Fall

Environmental Science

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ESCI 101

Environmental Studies: A Scientific Approach

3 SCI

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring

Environmental Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ENVS 308

National Parks: History of an American Innovation
Sample ENVS 308 syllabus

4 WP 3

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime
ENVS 484

The Literature of Nature and Place
Sample ENVS 484 syllabus

4 WP 3

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime

Eurasian Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
EUS 201

Russian Civilization

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
EUS 210

Nomads of Eurasia

5 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Spring

Finance

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
FIN 215

Personal Finance

4 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
FIN 216

Personal Investing

4 QSR

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring
FIN 341

Principles of Finance

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Spring

Geology

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
GEOL 204

Geology and Society: The Science of Monsters

3 SCI

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Spring
GEOL 204

Geology and Society: The Science of Monsters
Sample GEOL 204 Syllabus

3 SCI

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime
GEOL 303

Dinosaurs and Their Environment
Sample GEOL 303 Syllabus

3 SCI

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime
GEOL 303

Dinosaurs and Their Environment

3 SCI

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
GEOL 315

Minerals, Energy/Society

4 SCI

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Spring

Journalism

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
JOUR 190

Introduction to Mass Media

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter

Management Information Systems

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
MIS 220

Introduction to Business Computer Systems
Sample MIS 220 syllabus

2

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime

Marketing

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
MKTG 380

Principles of Marketing

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter

Mathematics

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
MATH 107

Mathematical Reasoning and Its Applications
Sample MATH 107 syllabus

4 QSR

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime
MATH 240

Introduction to Statistics
Sample MATH 240 syllabus

4 QSR

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime

Music

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
MUS 104

Art of Listening to Music

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
MUS 105

Pop and Rock Music Survey

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
MUS 106

Intro to Hip-Hop

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
MUS 107

Introduction to Country Music

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
MUS 108

Survey of Video Game Music

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
MUS 109

Iconic Music in Iconic Films

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Spring
MUS 110

Electronic Music and Tech

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
MUS 205

Survey World Musical Cultures

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring

Psychology

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
PSY 119

Psychology of Gender

4 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring

Sociology

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
SOC 255

Social Organization of Criminal Justice

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring
SOC 269

Race and Ethnic Relations

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
SOC 330

Self, Emotions, and Society

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
SOC 339

Women, Sexuality and Society

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
SOC 347

Gender and Development

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
SOC 354

Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
SOC 356

Law Enforcement and Society

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
SOC 361

Social Stratification

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
SOC 366

Colonialism, Slavery, and Links to Contemporary Racism

5 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
SOC 369

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall

Women, Gender & Sexuality Study

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
WGSS 211

Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Spring
WGSS 212

Introduction to Feminist Theory

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
WGSS 213

Introduction to Sexuality Studies

5 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
WGSS 314

Gender Across Borders

5 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
WGSS 320

Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender and Media

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter

Multidisciplinary Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
MDS 410

Capstone Experience: MDS 410
Sample MDS 410 syllabus

4 WP 3

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime

Leadership Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
LDST 341

Practicum in Applied Leadership

1-6

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall