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Online & Hybrid Courses in Degree Programs

Our credit-earning online and blended classes often rely on campus-based resources like the Writing Center, the Speech Center, the Academic Skills Center and University Libraries; while some of these resources are available online, others require an on-campus appointment or presence.

As a result, our online degree program classes often appeal to central Virginians seeking a convenient option for adding a class or two while pursuing one of our classroom-based degrees. Review our current or upcoming online and blended courses below.

Online & Hybrid Courses
Online
EDUC 517U Foundations of Education
Course Offerings (2)
September 6, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: Shaun Dance
CRN: 16342 (section: 02B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,740
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. Online.
September 6, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: Shaun Dance
CRN: 16818 (section: R05)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $897
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Online.
Description
Introduction to the American educational system. Explores the philosophical, sociological, historical, and political roots of schools today. Attention also given to the legal status of teachers and students, including federal and state laws and regulations, school as an organization/culture, and contemporary issues in education.

EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
Course Offerings (2)
September 6, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 16797 (section: 2)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,740
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. Online.
September 6, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 16823 (section: R01)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $897
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Online.
Description
This course explores the concepts of Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity (GETDC), and examines their factors, measurement, and application to education. Topics include characteristics of creative individuals, barriers to creative productivity, strategies to increase creative and critical thinking, ant teaching creativity in special populations of gifted learners.

EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
Course Offerings (2)
September 6, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 16329 (section: 02B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,740
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. Online.
September 6, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 16815 (section: R01)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $897
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Online.
Description
This course provides a critical survey of the research, issues, policy, ethics, and practices related to culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged, limited English proficient, twice exceptional, highly gifted, or very young gifted and talented students. Includes examination of topics such as personal attitudes about diversity, identification of students from special populations, differentiated instruction for students from special populations.

ENGL 398U Selected Topics: ST: Introduction to Literature
Course Offerings (1)
August 22, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: Erik Nielson
CRN: 15059 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,395
Online.

ENGL 598U Selected Topics: ST: Introduction to Literature
Course Offerings (1)
August 22, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: Erik Nielson
CRN: 15060 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,740
MLA students only. Online.

HRM 452U Quality Management
Course Offerings (1)
August 22, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: Wallace Harris
CRN: 16854 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,395
Online
Description
History and origin of quality movement explored, along with basic tools and hands-on techniques necessary for successful quality and process improvement.

PHIL 398U Selected Topics: ST: Morality of War and Terror
Course Offerings (1)
August 22, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: Daniel Zelinski
CRN: 16808 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,395
Online
Description
In spite of the popular expression 'all's fair in love and war,' there is a rich intellectual tradition concerned with the moral justification for waging war and for strategic actions within a war. This on-line course will examine some classical and contemporary perspectives on these topics, with special attention to contemporary wars, including the 'war on terror.' We shall also address moral issues concerning the use of torture, in particular is torture ever morally justified? What if, for example, the torture of a known terrorist will reveal actionable intelligence that is necessary for the protection of innocents?

PHIL 598U Selected Topics: ST: Morality of War and Terror
Course Offerings (1)
August 22, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: Daniel Zelinski
CRN: 16809 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,740
MLA students only. Online.
Description
In spite of the popular expression 'all's fair in love and war,' there is a rich intellectual tradition concerned with the moral justification for waging war and for strategic actions within a war. This on-line course will examine some classical and contemporary perspectives on these topics, with special attention to contemporary wars, including the 'war on terror.' We shall also address moral issues concerning the use of torture, in particular is torture ever morally justified? What if, for example, the torture of a known terrorist will reveal actionable intelligence that is necessary for the protection of innocents?

SPCH 329U The Dark Side of Communication
Course Offerings (1)
August 22, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Instructor: William Roberts
CRN: 16812 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,395
Online.
Description
Relies on scholarly research to ignite discussion and debate on the value of the "dark side" paradigm, a metaphor used to examine immoral,abusive, dysfunctional, destructive and criminal dimensions of interpersonal communication. Topics include infidelity, bullying, intimate partner abuse, jealousy, stalking, child abuse, parent abuse, deception, and secrets.

Hybrid
ADED 300U Knowledge Management - Methods of Learning and Thinking
Course Offerings (1)
August 26, 2016 through October 8, 2016
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Carrie Ludovico
CRN: 11741 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,790
On-campus Weekend College only. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Description
Exploring techniques of learning and developing access skills and opportunities for critical thinking.

EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
Course Offerings (1)
July 6, 2016 through July 27, 2016
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:45 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 30194 (section: R03)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $897
Non-degree seeking teachers only. In-class/online hybrid
Description
This course provides information on the history of exceptional students in relation to education, current law, and accepted methods for referral, assessment, and identification. It covers major program models and methods of differentiating instruction to meet the rate and level of learning of those students identified. The course gives the learner an understanding of ways to meet the affective needs of the gifted and talented student in the regular classroom and lists resources for teachers and parents who would like more information about the talented and gifted.

EDUC 681U Content Specialization and Research II
Course Offerings (1)
August 22, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Tuesdays: 7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 13855 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,740
Curr. & Inst. students only. In-class/online hybrid.
Description
Design and implement an educational research project focusing on improving student learning, school culture, educational leadership, or other topics relevant in educational settings as well as recommendations for improvement based on research findings. Students will provide formal dissemination of research results.
Prerequisites
EDUC 680U

GSCI 301U The Role of Science and Technology in Shaping the Modern Era
Course Offerings (1)
August 26, 2016 through October 8, 2016
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Maury Wrightson
CRN: 15668 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,790
Germanna Weekend College only. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Description
The opportunities and perils of scientific inquiry.

IDST 306U Understanding Culture and Language
Course Offerings (1)
October 14, 2016 through December 3, 2016
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Elisabeth Wray
CRN: 15101 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,790
On-campus Weekend College only. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Description
Understanding Language and Culture is designed to offer students an examination of the importance of language as the most critical component of a peoples' common culture and the key to understanding it. In the context of our pluralistic American society and the rapid globalization taking place in today's world such understanding of the relationship between language and the perspectives, practices, and products of cultures is increasingly important politically, economically, and socially.

LA 302U The Judicial System
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, August 24, 2016; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, August 31, 2016; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2016; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, September 28, 2016; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, October 12, 2016; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, October 26, 2016; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, November 9, 2016; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, November 16, 2016; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, November 30, 2016; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2016; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Jana Leonard
CRN: 11708 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,395
In-class/online hybrd.
Description
Structure and meaning of courts and their jurisdiction, procedure, and appeal; history and introduction to judicial process.

MGMT 345U Business Literacy
Course Offerings (2)
October 14, 2016 through December 3, 2016
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Thomas Gates
CRN: 11788 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,790
On-campus Weekend College only. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
October 14, 2016 through December 3, 2016
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Gerald Quirk
CRN: 16831 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,790
Germanna Weekend College only. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Description
Providing an overview of the issues facing those involved in domestic and international commerce.

PLSC 301U The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
Course Offerings (1)
August 26, 2016 through October 8, 2016
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: James Narduzzi
CRN: 16813 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,790
On-campus Weekend College only. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Description
Exploring the history and importance of civic participation in the American tradition. Service learning component.

PSYC 398U Selected Topics: ST: Archetypes: The Psychology of the Shadow Side
Course Offerings (1)
August 22, 2016 through December 10, 2016
Mondays: 7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Deborah Carvelli
CRN: 16811 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,395
In-class/online hybrid.
Description
Study of why we are drawn to certain people and ideas and turned off by others. Also a survey of why certain archetypes emerge with the lessons they teach. It follows until we have truly mastered the outcome. The same lessons are repeated. Archetypes help with these investigations that will guide us to embrace the fullness of our strengths. Discovering these archetypes will awaken synchronicity and intuition. Jung continues to point out how they fit like puzzle pieces and that they allow us to be more authentic and to better understand our shadow side.

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