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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 652U Differentiated Instruction
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 15, 2018
Instructor: Mark Allan
CRN: 17884 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
Online. Educators taking course for professional development pay discounted rate of $800 by applying at spcs.richmond.edu/teachers.
Description
Introduction to differentiated instruction and examination of why it is appropriate for all learners, how to plan for it, and how to become comfortable enough with student differences to make school comfortable for every learner in the classroom.

FIN 398U Selected Topics: Personal Finance
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 15, 2018
Instructor: Tom Arnold
CRN: 17901 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
Online
Description
Introduces the analytic skills, logical thought processes, and the information literacy necessary for making personal financial decisions. Introduces topics that include: the time value of money, loan assessment, investment vehicles, insurance, taxation, and basic financial and retirement planning.

SPCH 328U Gendered Relationships - An Overview
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 15, 2018
Instructor: William Roberts
CRN: 17881 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
Online
Description
Investigation of relatively informal interpersonal and social relationships between same and opposite genders in friendships, romantic relationships, families and the workplace. Central organizing theory base is that of interpersonal communication theory. Seminar style where student participation is maximized.

Hybrid
ADED 300U Knowledge Management - Methods of Learning and Thinking
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through October 13, 2018
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Carrie Ludovico
CRN: 11741 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,970
Weekend College. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Description
Exploring techniques of learning and developing access skills and opportunities for critical thinking.

ADED 301U Knowledge Management: Seminar Across the Disciplines I: The Network Society
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, August 27, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Monday, September 10, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Monday, September 24, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Monday, October 1, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Monday, October 22, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Monday, November 5, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Monday, November 19, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Monday, December 3, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Instructor: Daniel Hocutt
CRN: 15053 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
This course provides both an introduction to economics/political science and an opportunity to further develop college-level research skills. We will explore the various economic and social topics associated with the presidential election. Through the generous support of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, this course will participate in the University of Richmond┬┐s Mobile Technology Initiative. Students will be issued an iPad for use in the course during the semester. In addition to our individual research projects, the class will develop, deploy, and analyze the results of an iPad-based political opinion survey.
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.

EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, August 27, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, September 10, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, September 17, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 1, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 22, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 29, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, November 12, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, November 26, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, December 3, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Joseph Douglas
CRN: 17361 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled in Ryland Hall 215. Educators taking course for professional development pay discounted rate of $800 by applying at spcs.richmond.edu/teachers.
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 680U Content Specialization and Research I
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, August 30, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, September 6, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, September 20, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, November 1, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, December 6, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 16787 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
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, September 6, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, September 13, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, October 4, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, October 25, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, November 1, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, December 6, 2018; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 13855 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
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

HRM 343U Human Resource Management
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, August 29, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, September 5, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, September 19, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, October 17, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, November 28, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, December 5, 2018; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Gretchen Flynn
CRN: 11692 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Survey of traditional human resources functions and their relation to effective personnel and organizational results. Examines recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, collective bargaining, labor relations, training, human resource and management development, salary administration, and promotions and their relationship to communication, motivation, and leadership in organization.

HRM 398U Selected Topics: Managing Risk in HR
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, August 30, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, September 6, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, September 13, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, October 4, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, October 25, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, November 1, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, December 6, 2018; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Instructor: Wallace Harris
CRN: 17341 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
This course looks at managing risk across the organization with a special emphasis on human capital. It focuses on the human resource manager's role in enterprise risk management and managing human capital risk.

HUM 300U Applied Ethics
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, September 8, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:50 am
Saturday, September 15, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:50 am
Saturday, September 29, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:50 am
Saturday, October 13, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:50 am
Saturday, October 20, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:50 am
Saturday, November 3, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:50 am
Saturday, November 17, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:50 am
Saturday, December 1, 2018; 
9:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Linda Thornton
CRN: 16245 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Examination of ethical choices, omissions, dilemmas and crises faced by individuals and organizations in the nonprofit, government, corporate, media, technology, environmental, and sports sectors. Use of ethics theories and the law as a framework to analyze case studies. This course will foster skills in ethical reasoning by encouraging students to analyze critically the consequences of individual and collective actions.
Prerequisites
ENGL 201U

IDST 306U Understanding Culture and Language
Course Offerings (1)
October 22, 2018 through December 8, 2018
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Elisabeth Wray
CRN: 17372 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,970
Weekend College. 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.

LDSP 368U Leadership in the Global Environment
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, September 8, 2018; 
1:00 - 3:50 pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018; 
1:00 - 3:50 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018; 
1:00 - 3:50 pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018; 
1:00 - 3:50 pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018; 
1:00 - 3:50 pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018; 
1:00 - 3:50 pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018; 
1:00 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: William Meeks
CRN: 17874 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
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

MGMT 345U Business Literacy
Course Offerings (1)
October 22, 2018 through December 8, 2018
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Thomas Gates
CRN: 11788 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,970
Weekend College. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Description
Providing an overview of the issues facing those involved in domestic and international commerce.

NPS 590U Integrative Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 15, 2018
Thursdays: 5:50 - 8:35 pm
Instructor: Andrew Schoeneman
CRN: 16857 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
Departmental approval required.
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

PLSC 301U The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through October 13, 2018
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: James Narduzzi
CRN: 16813 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,970
Weekend College. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Description
Exploring the history and importance of civic participation in the American tradition. Service learning component.

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