Spring Term 2009

OSU Enews

Course Flash

Published by: OSU Extended Campus
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; Vol. 11, #1

Spring Edition - Feb. 18, 2009

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Registration Information

Registration for spring starts next week

Priority registration for spring term starts Feb. 22 and open registration begins March 16. View the Academic Calendar to find the date when you can register.

Spring term starts March 30, 2009.

Also, you can order your textbooks early from the OSU Bookstore to ensure you receive them before the term starts.

More registration information…

New Courses and Program Highlights

Apply now for the fall Adult Education and Community College Leadership graduate programs

Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership

Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2009 cohorts of two of our distance graduate degree programs in Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership.

The Ed.M. Adult Education focuses on leadership skills for adult learning in community colleges and work settings. Classes for this part-time, three-year program are held once a month in Wilsonville, OR, in the Portland Metro area.

The Ph.D. / Ed.D. Education – Emphasis in Community College Leadership prepares educators for leadership positions in the community college setting. The program includes two years of coursework offered once a month at the Silver Falls Conference Center just east of Salem, OR.

Review of applications begins after March 31 and continues until both cohorts are full. 

A new perspective on today's news media

ReportingNMC 302

Professional journalist and instructor Pamela Cytrynbaum is excited to offer her NMC 302 Reporting course online to Ecampus students so they can acquire a better understanding of how the news media works. The course will not only cover the fundamentals of gathering and writing news, but will also emphasize the importance of ethics and technology's effect on journalism today.

Online French language sequence

Paris, France

Ecampus now offers a full three-course sequence in First-Year French during the regular academic year. Along with guided instruction, the courses utilize an online lab where students have the opportunity to practice the skills necessary to learn a language.

The third course in the sequence, FR 113, will be offered spring term, but look for FR 111 start dates in both summer and fall.


The lasting effect of the Arab-Israeli conflict


HST 385

The Arab-Israeli conflict returned again to the front pages of the newspapers earlier this year with Israel’s military incursion into Gaza. With the issue appearing in our current events, HST 385 instructor Jon Katz hopes to present a better understanding of the situation from a historical perspective as well as examine the role of the United States in the ongoing conflict.

The valuable forest ecosystem

Forest Ecosystems

FOR 341

Have you ever wondered how insects or animals contribute to a forest? Or how a forest  recovers from a forest fire? FOR 341 Forest Ecology will prepare students to answer these questions and help them think more critically about forest ecosystem issues.



New online additions and spring Bacc Core

If you're an Ecampus degree-seeking undergrad, take the time to organize your class schedule this term and register for a fun and interesting Baccalaureate Core class. Choose from a variety of courses including AREC 250 Intro to Environmental Economics and Policy; MUS 102 Rappin’ to the Beat: A Survey of Hip Hop Music and Culture (Section 401); ART 207 Indigenous Art of the Americas; and WR 324 Short Story Writing.

Additionally, Ecampus now offers an online bachelor's degree in Political Science. Add one of our 12 online minors, including U.S. History or Business & Entrepreneurship for a blended, multidisciplinary approach.

Online spring Bacc Core courses

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