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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 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 27432 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
Online
January 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 27432 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Educators seeking professional development only.
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.

PHIL 398U Selected Topics: Ethics through Editorials
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Instructor: Daniel Zelinski
CRN: 27835 (section: 1)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
Online. Can substitute for IDST 302U.
Description
Ethics is the art of promoting constructive dialog on controversial issues. One popular platform for such dialog is news editorials. This course is intended to acquaint students with the practical relevance of ethics on this platform and in everyday life, and to aid them in cultivating the critical thinking skills inherent in ethical reasoning. Emphasis will be placed on the usefulness of major ethical theories, principles, and techniques in furthering interpersonal dialogue on contemporary moral issues, such as: war & terrorism, punishment & the death penalty, world poverty & hunger, abortion & cloning, animal rights, and environmentalism.

PHIL 598U Selected Topics: Ethics through Editorials
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Instructor: Daniel Zelinski
CRN: 27836 (section: 1)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
Online.
Description
Ethics is the art of promoting constructive dialog on controversial issues. One popular platform for such dialog is news editorials. This course is intended to acquaint students with the practical relevance of ethics on this platform and in everyday life, and to aid them in cultivating the critical thinking skills inherent in ethical reasoning. Emphasis will be placed on the usefulness of major ethical theories, principles, and techniques in furthering interpersonal dialogue on contemporary moral issues, such as: war & terrorism, punishment & the death penalty, world poverty & hunger, abortion & cloning, animal rights, and environmentalism.

PSYC 398U Selected Topics: Sports Psychology
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Instructor: Marcus Forbes
CRN: 27839 (section: 1)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
Online. Can substitute for IDST 302U.
Description
The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth view of the proven and theoretical concepts of sport psychology and to apply the concepts to "real-world" situations. Students will explore personality variables that impact athletic and exercise performance as well as methods for managing anxiety and stress. Team leadership and communication styles will be examined relative to performance and growth. Gender differences in coaching and athletic development will be explored. The importance of youth sport s will be examined as well as the benefits of exercise and athletic pursuits throughout the lifespan. This course will focus on the full spectrum of participation from the exercise enthusiast, to the "week-end warrior," to the elite athlete.

PSYC 598U Selected Topics: Sports Psychology
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Instructor: Marcus Forbes
CRN: 27840 (section: 1)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
Online.
Description
The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth view of the proven and theoretical concepts of sport psychology and to apply the concepts to "real-world" situations. Students will explore personality variables that impact athletic and exercise performance as well as methods for managing anxiety and stress. Team leadership and communication styles will be examined relative to performance and growth. Gender differences in coaching and athletic development will be explored. The importance of youth sport s will be examined as well as the benefits of exercise and athletic pursuits throughout the lifespan. This course will focus on the full spectrum of participation from the exercise enthusiast, to the "week-end warrior," to the elite athlete.

Hybrid
ADED 301U Knowledge Management: Seminar Across the Disciplines I: Connecting the Dots: Genealogy and Economic History
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, January 14, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, January 28, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, February 11, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, February 25, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, March 18, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, April 1, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, April 8, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, April 22, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: John Zinn
CRN: 27518 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
In this course, students will identify and research the life of an ancestor who lived between the years of 1800 and 1929. Standard genealogy research practices will be taught and followed. Students will then connect this information with the economic events of the time and present their findings.
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.

ADED 301U Knowledge Management: Seminar Across the Disciplines I: Information & Knowledge in the 21st Century
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Mondays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Carol Wittig
CRN: 28081 (section: 02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
Description
This course will help students develop their critical thinking, reading, and evaluation skills by analyzing how information is created, disseminated, and consumed in the 21st century. Students will explore a range of topics within an ever-expanding world of information resources, focusing on ways to critically evaluate the information that surrounds us each day.
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)
Thursday, January 17, 2019; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, January 31, 2019; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 7, 2019; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, April 25, 2019; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
CRN: 23033 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
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 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
Course Offerings (2)
Monday, January 14, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, January 28, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, February 4, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, February 11, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, February 25, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, March 18, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, April 8, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, April 22, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 26056 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Monday, January 14, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, January 28, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, February 4, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, February 11, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, February 25, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, March 18, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, April 8, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, April 22, 2019; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 26056 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled in Gottwald Science Center D308. Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
This course focuses on curriculum adjustments, methods and techniques, as well as classroom organization necessary for teaching gifted and talented students. Emphasis is on curriculum in gifted programs within the context of school reform and restructuring. Topics include development of learner outcomes, selection of resources, and classroom management.

EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, January 14, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, January 28, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, February 11, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, February 25, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, March 4, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, March 18, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, April 8, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, April 22, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Joe Douglas
CRN: 28066 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled. Classes held at Colonial Heights Technical Center Conference Room, 3451 Conduit Rd., Colonial Heights. Educators seeking professional development only.
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 573U Trauma Informed Practices in Schools
Course Offerings (2)
Saturday, January 19, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 28054 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Saturday, January 19, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 28054 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled in North Court 202. Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
In-depth examination of the influence of adverse childhood experience and adverse community environments on psycho-social growth and brain development in young people. Emphasizes developing responsive practices to support children in overcoming adversity and thriving. Includes solution-finding practices that can be used as crisis intervention, behavior support, co-creation of positive outcomes, and clarification of young people's hope for the future. Project will be incorporated into the course with emphasis placed on reflection and practice.

EDUC 680U Content Specialization and Research I
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, January 24, 2019; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, January 31, 2019; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 7, 2019; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 26897 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
Curr. & Inst. 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)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, April 9, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 26883 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
Curr. & Inst. 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: African American Literature
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Erik Nielson
CRN: 25025 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled. Prerequisite: ADED 301U. Can substitute for IDST 303U.
Description
Class provides an introduction to a broad range of works by African Americans from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. Analyzes African American literature and its important place in American culture. Most of the works considered are traditional literary texts, but because of the important role of the vernacular tradition to the development of African American literature, the course will account for a variety of non-literary works with an emphasis on music, particularly when the hip hop era is addressed.

ENGL 398U Selected Topics: Business & Professional Communication
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, January 15, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, January 22, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, February 5, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, March 5, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, April 2, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Daniel Hocutt
CRN: 27488 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
Prerequisite: ENGL 202U. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Introduces a rhetorical approach to the techniques and types of communication in professional contexts, including correspondence and reports. Designed to strengthen skills of effective business and professional communication in oral and written modes across multiple media. Prepares students to write professionally for audiences within and outside a corporation or nonprofit enterprise.

ENGL 598U Selected Topics: African American Literature
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Erik Nielson
CRN: 26925 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Class provides an introduction to a broad range of works by African Americans from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. Analyzes African American literature and its important place in American culture. Most of the works considered are traditional literary texts, but because of the important role of the vernacular tradition to the development of African American literature, the course will account for a variety of non-literary works with an emphasis on music, particularly when the hip hop era is addressed.

HIST 398U Selected Topics: German American Experience
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, January 15, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, February 12, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, April 9, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Christopher Wieder
CRN: 27490 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
Can substitute for IDST 304U, IDST 305U. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Despite being subject to British rule, the American colonies were home to Germans from its earliest days. Through the period of transition to an independent nation, German-Americans helped shape the culture of the colonies. As a nation, that impact did not diminish. We will examine to what level German influence shaped this nation and continues to effect it, as well as the assimilation of this group into the greater American picture. Approximately 1/7 of Americans can claim some German ancestry today, and the experiences of these people will have varied greatly, based on their level of "Germanness."

HRM 499U Senior Seminar in HRM
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, January 23, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Gretchen Flynn
CRN: 26850 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Course represents the summary experience for graduating seniors. The course includes a collection of case studies that allows the student to apply the knowledge obtained in previous HRM courses contained within the undergraduate curriculum.
Prerequisites
Complete a minimum of 18 hours in the HRM curriculum to include HRM 343U before enrolling.

ISYS 302U Local Area Networks
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Saturdays: 9:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Anthony Burruss
CRN: 27492 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 4
Fee: $1,980
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)
January 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Jana Leonard
CRN: 26936 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485
Description
Structure and meaning of courts and their jurisdiction, procedure, and appeal; history and introduction to judicial process.

LAW 398U Selected Topics: Social Media, Law and Ethics
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, January 14, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, January 28, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, February 11, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, February 25, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, March 4, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, March 18, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, April 1, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, April 15, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Monday, April 29, 2019; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Jeffrey Geiger
CRN: 27832 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,485

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