Courses

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 are not available to academically dismissed students.

Search for courses below. You can also search for 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.

All Online Courses

Accounting

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ACCT 240

Financial Accounting

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
ACCT 245

Managerial Accounting

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Anthropology

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ANTH 102

Introduction to Human Origins

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring
Summer
ANTH 201

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
ANTH 215

Intro Biological Anthro w/Lab

5 LSCI

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ANTH 247

Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ANTH 301

Anthropological Theory

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ANTH 353

Sex and Gender in Culture

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Summer
ANTH 362

Peoples of Asia

5 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ANTH 366

Anth Perspectives on Africa

5 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ANTH 424

Medical Anthropology

5 WP 3

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ANTH 440

Cyborg Anthropology

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Art

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ART 397H

Beginning Photo & Image Culture

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Summer

Art History

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
A/HI 210

History of Architecture

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
A/HI 372

Topics in Asian Cinema

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
A/HI 497N

African Textiles

5 WP 3

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Canadian/American Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
C/AM 200

Intro to Canadian Studies

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
CSD 251

Intro to Communication Disorders

3

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Communication Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
COMM 220

Communication Theory

5 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
COMM 235

Exposition and Argumentation

4 BCOM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
COMM 240

Media Studies

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
COMM 260

Communication Identity and Difference

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
COMM 303

Communication and Conflict

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
COMM 325

Intercultural Communication

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Summer
COMM 327

Interpersonal Communication

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
COMM 331

Advanced Public Speaking

3

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Computer Science

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
CSCI 102

Computer-Mediated Communications

3 BCOM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
CSCI 202

Dynamic Web Pages

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Dance

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
DNC 108

Introduction to the Fine Arts: the Classics

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
DNC 231

Introduction to Dance in Western Cultures

3 CCOM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
DNC 232

Movement and Culture

3 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer

Decision Sciences

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
DSCI 205

Business Statistics

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Summer
DSCI 205

Business Statistics
Sample DSCI 205 syllabus

4

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime
DSCI 305

Applied Business Statistics

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
Summer

Economics

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ECON 206

Introduction to Microeconomics

4 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Summer
ECON 207

Introduction to Macroeconomics

4 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

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
Summer
EDUC 405

Children's Literature - Pre-K to 12

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Energy Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ENRG 350

Energy Policy and Politics

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Summer
ENRG 360

Energy Efficient Design

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
ENRG 384

Energy Economics

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
ENRG 449

NW Energy Systems Transitions

4 WP 1

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
ENRG 459

Advanced Energy Policy

4 WP 2

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
ENRG 484

Alternative Energy Economics

4 WP 1

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

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 436

The Structure of English

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Environmental Science

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ESCI 101

Environmental Studies: A Scientific Approach

3 SCI

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
Summer
ESCI 225

Beginning Ecology

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ESCI 302

Environmental Disturbances

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ESCI 307

Topics in Environmental Science
Sample ESCI 307 syllabus

1-3

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime
ESCI 308

Writing in Environmental Science
Sample ESCI 308 syllabus

1-3 WP variable

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime
ESCI 314

Art/Science of Cheesemaking

2

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ESCI 325

Fundamentals of Ecology

3 SCI

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ESCI 333

Introduction to Environmental Toxicology

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ESCI 340

Biostatistical Analysis

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ESCI 380

Energy and Environment

3

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Environmental Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
ENVS 201

Environmental Data and Information

3 QSR

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ENVS 203

Physical Geography

4 LSCI

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ENVS 303

Human Ecology and Sustainability

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ENVS 308

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

4 WP 3

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime
ENVS 314

The Art of Cheese Making

2

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ENVS 320

Introduction to GIS

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
ENVS 368

Great Cities: San Francisco Cinema

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
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
Summer
EUS 210

Nomads of Eurasia

5 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Spring
Summer

Finance

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
FIN 215

Personal Finance

4 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Summer
FIN 216

Personal Investing

4 QSR

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Spring
Summer
FIN 341

Principles of Finance

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Spring
Summer

Geology

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
GEOL 204

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

3 SCI

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
GEOL 303

Dinosaurs and Their Environment
Sample GEOL 303 Syllabus

3 SCI

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
GEOL 315

Minerals, Energy/Society

4 SCI

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Spring
Summer
GEOL 397F

Environmental Geochemistry

3

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Health Education

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
HLED 350

Nutrition

3

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
HLED 455

Health Ed Grades K-8

2

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Humanities

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
HUMA 123

Modern Europe
Sample HUMA 123 Syllabus

5 HUM

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime

Journalism

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
JOUR 190

Introduction to Mass Media

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
JOUR 340

History of U.S. Journalism

4 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
JOUR 404

Feature Writing

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Library

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
LIBR 201

Introduction to Research Strategies

4 CCOM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Spring

Linguistics

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
LING 201

Intro to Linguistics

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
LING 204

Sociolinguistics

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
LING 402

The Structure of English

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Management

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
MGMT 311

Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring

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
MIS 220

Introduction to Business Computer Systems

2

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
MIS 320

Principles of Management Information Systems

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
MIS 435

Managerial Analytics

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Marketing

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
MKTG 380

Principles of Marketing

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer

Music

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
MUS 104

Art of Listening to Music

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring
MUS 105

Pop and Rock Music Survey

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring
MUS 106

Intro to Hip-Hop

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring
MUS 107

Introduction to Country Music

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring
MUS 108

Survey of Video Game Music

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring
MUS 109

Iconic Music in Iconic Films

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring
MUS 110

Electronic Music and Tech

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
MUS 205

Survey World Musical Cultures

3 HUM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring

Operations Management

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
OPS 360

Operations Management

4

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring

Psychology

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology
Sample PSY 101 Syllabus

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime
PSY 119

Psychology of Gender

4 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
PSY 230

Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Sample PSY 230 Syllabus

5

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime
PSY 250

Intro to Abnormal Psychology
Sample PSY 250 Syllabus

5

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime

Religion

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
REL 232

Myth and Folklore
Sample REL 232 syllabus

5 HUM

Delivery Mode: Self-Paced

Available Anytime

Salish Sea Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
SALI 201

Introduction to the Salish Sea

4 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer

Sociology

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
SOC 255

Social Organization of Criminal Justice

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
SOC 260

The Family in Society

5 SSC

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
SOC 330

Self, Emotions, and Society

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Summer
SOC 332

The Sociology of Human Relationships

5

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
SOC 339

Women, Sexuality and Society

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring

Women, Gender & Sexuality Study

Course Number Course Title Credits GUR Term
WGSS 211

Intro to Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
WGSS 211

Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
Spring
Summer
WGSS 212

Introduction to Feminist Theory

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
WGSS 212

Intro to Feminist Theory

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall
Summer
WGSS 213

Introduction to Sexuality Studies

5 ACGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Winter
WGSS 320

Sex Trafficking

5 BCGM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Spring
WGSS 320

Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Caribbean Glb Ctxt

5 CCOM

Delivery Mode: Term-Based

Fall