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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 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
Course Offerings (2)
January 16, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 27432 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. Online.
January 16, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 27433 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
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, and teaching creativity in special populations of gifted learners.

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: ST: Instruction and Assessment of Elementary Science and Social Studies
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Instructor: Patricia Stohr-Hunt
CRN: 27442 (section: 03B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP students only. Online.
Description
Continuation of the examination of core elementary science and social studies concepts and subject-specific pedagogy. Course content emphasizes instructional design and assessment, with particular attention to unit planning, development of performance-based assessments, and technology-enhanced instruction.

PHIL 302U Thinking About the Paranormal
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Instructor: Daniel Zelinski
CRN: 27498 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
Online
Description
A recent Gallup Poll shows that about three in four Americans hold some paranormal belief - in at least one of the following: extrasensory perception, haunted houses, ghosts, mental telepathy, clairvoyance, astrology, communicating with the dead, witches, reincarnation, and channeling. How reasonable are these beliefs? Can they be supported or discounted via modern science or are they purely a matter of faith or personal opinion? What makes one belief or explanation more reasonable than another? Is it immoral to hold beliefs that are not supported by strong evidence? This course examines these and other questions.

PHIL 502U Thinking About the Paranormal
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Instructor: Daniel Zelinski
CRN: 27499 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Online
Description
A recent Gallup Poll shows that about three in four Americans hold some paranormal belief - in at least one of the following: extrasensory perception, haunted houses, ghosts, mental telepathy, clairvoyance, astrology, communicating with the dead, witches, reincarnation, and channeling. How reasonable are these beliefs? Can they be supported or discounted via modern science or are they purely a matter of faith or personal opinion? What makes one belief or explanation more reasonable than another? Is it immoral to hold beliefs that are not supported by strong evidence? This course examines these and other questions.

Hybrid
ADED 301U Knowledge Management: Seminar Across the Disciplines I: Economics of Religion - One Nation Under God
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, January 22, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, February 5, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, February 19, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, March 5, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, March 19, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, April 2, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, April 9, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, April 16, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, April 23, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: John Zinn
CRN: 27518 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
In-class/online hybrid. In-class dates as scheduled.
Description
In an effort to ultimately identify the factors influencing the discussion of a "Christian America," students will explore historical documents, learn about the Founding Fathers, consider historical events, and evaluate contemporary discussions.
ADED 301U develops advanced reading, writing, and research techniques, using a variety of disciplinary approaches. It will require students to read a range of primary and scholarly texts related to the content of the course, synthesizing them in assignments of varying medium, length, and purpose. It will also require them to locate, evaluate, and incorporate a wide range of research sources. Explicit writing instruction will be central to the course.

ECON 507U Labor Economics
Course Offerings (1)
January 17, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
January 24, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
February 7, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
February 21, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
March 7, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
March 28, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
April 11, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
April 25, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
CRN: 23033 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
A survey course that introduces students to the general economic principles that guide the nation's economy and influences HRM. Topics will include such things as inflation, exchange rates, consumer price index, and supply and demand. Focus will placed on how economic variables influence such things as supply of labor, compensation, recruitment, and retention.

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: ST: Trauma Informed Care: Response Able Paths to Grow Youth
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, January 20, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 27, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 10, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 27437 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Curr. & Inst. students only. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
The course examines the influence of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences on psycho-social growth and brain development. Through reflection and practice, participants will learn response abilities to help students develop resilience and flourish. The course emphasizes relationships, character strengths, executive functions, and culture as pathways to become an intentional practitioner who focuses on positive outcomes for all children.

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: ST: Trauma Informed Care: Response Able Paths to Grow Youth
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, January 20, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 27, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 10, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 27438 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
The course examines the influence of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences on psycho-social growth and brain development. Through reflection and practice, participants will learn response abilities to help students develop resilience and flourish. The course emphasizes relationships, character strengths, executive functions, and culture as pathways to become an intentional practitioner who focuses on positive outcomes for all children.

EDUC 680U Content Specialization and Research I
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, January 25, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 22, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 5, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 19, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 26897 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
ELPS students only. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Review of basic knowledge and skills required for reading, interpreting, and evaluating, followed by the examination of step-by-step procedures for planning, implementing, and evaluating classroom research.

EDUC 681U Content Specialization and Research II
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, January 18, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, January 25, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, February 1, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, March 29, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 26883 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
ELPS students only. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
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

ENGL 398U Selected Topics: ST: The Voice of Hip-Hop in America
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, January 22, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, January 29, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, February 5, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, February 19, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, March 5, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, March 19, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, April 9, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, April 16, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
CRN: 25025 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
This course will challenge you to examine hip hop as a social, political, and artistic movement - one that has given rise to the most influential form of music to emerge from the U.S. in the last 50 years. We will begin by considering hip hop¿s historical, cultural, and political context, looking in particular at the unique social conditions that created the environment for its early development. We will then focus on rap music, the most significant element of hip hop, drawing on a wide range of folklore, music, literature, and popular culture to do so. Once we have considered the various strands of black culture reflected in rap music, we will turn to an examination of rap in its current form(s), considering the evolution of, and formal differences between, various subtypes (e.g., gangsta, socially-conscious, etc.). We will also look in detail at the way rap music is produced and marketed and what this can tell us about the major shifts in popular culture that hip hop has created and responded to. Finally, we will consider the way rap and hip hop have served as vehicles for political activism and grassroots organizing, particularly in the last decade.

ENGL 598U Selected Topics: ST: The Voice of Hip-Hop in America
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, January 22, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, January 29, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, February 5, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, February 19, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, March 5, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, March 19, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, April 9, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, April 16, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
CRN: 26925 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
This course will challenge you to examine hip hop as a social, political, and artistic movement - one that has given rise to the most influential form of music to emerge from the U.S. in the last 50 years. We will begin by considering hip hop¿s historical, cultural, and political context, looking in particular at the unique social conditions that created the environment for its early development. We will then focus on rap music, the most significant element of hip hop, drawing on a wide range of folklore, music, literature, and popular culture to do so. Once we have considered the various strands of black culture reflected in rap music, we will turn to an examination of rap in its current form(s), considering the evolution of, and formal differences between, various subtypes (e.g., gangsta, socially-conscious, etc.). We will also look in detail at the way rap music is produced and marketed and what this can tell us about the major shifts in popular culture that hip hop has created and responded to. Finally, we will consider the way rap and hip hop have served as vehicles for political activism and grassroots organizing, particularly in the last decade.

IDST 310U The Examined Life
Course Offerings (1)
March 9, 2018 through April 28, 2018
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Marcus Forbes
CRN: 20004 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,880
Weekend College. Departmental approval required.
Description
Exploring human behavior and the uniqueness of the human condition.

ISYS 302U Local Area Networks
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, January 20, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:40 am
Saturday, January 27, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:40 am
Saturday, February 10, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:40 am
Saturday, February 24, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:40 am
Saturday, March 10, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:40 am
Saturday, March 24, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:40 am
Saturday, April 7, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:40 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Anthony Burruss
CRN: 27492 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 4
Fee: $1,920
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Junior-level course on concepts of shared and switched media local area networking including Ethernet (802.3), and Wireless (802.11). Topics include LAN definition, use, topologies, media, standards, network interface cards, protocols, repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches, and routers. Discussions include network design, the OSI Model, design rules, component selection, administration, management and TCP/IP. Students may present research projects on various networking topics.
Prerequisites
College writing and mathematics and foundation course work or experience in IT.

LA 302U The Judicial System
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, March 21, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, March 28, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 11, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Jana Leonard
CRN: 26936 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Structure and meaning of courts and their jurisdiction, procedure, and appeal; history and introduction to judicial process.

LDSP 310U Leadership and Ethical Decision Making
Course Offerings (1)
January 19, 2018 through March 3, 2018
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Timothy Duffee
CRN: 22408 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,880
Weekend College. Departmental approval required.
Description
Role of leader in commerce and service is examined.

LDSP 368U Leadership in the Global Environment
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, March 7, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, March 28, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 11, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Linda Thornton
CRN: 26933 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Explores leadership within a global context weighing issues such as culture, laws, language, and other differences. This course provides practical insights into leadership in the global environment. Topics covered include an analysis of global leading across cultures in modern societies.
Prerequisites
ENGL 201U

NPS 590U Integrative Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, January 18, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, February 1, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, February 15, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, March 1, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, April 5, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, April 19, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
CRN: 26092 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Departmental approval required. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Integrative seminar with community-based learning project (or critical issues facing nonprofits). This course integrates the skills and knowledge obtained within the curriculum.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

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