Summer/Fall Term 2009

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Course Flash

Published by: OSU Extended Campus
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; Vol. 11, #3

Summer/Fall Edition - May 13, 2009

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Registration Information

Registration for fall starts next week

Priority registration for fall term starts May 20 and open registration begins June 5. View the Academic Calendar to find the date when you can register.

Fall term online courses start September 28, 2009.

You can register for summer term online courses now and most classes begin June 22.

View online Bacc Core courses for summer term and fall term. Keep in mind that you can also complete the entire General Chemistry sequence online during summer term.

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

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New Courses and Program Highlights

New online bachelor's degree in Fisheries & Wildlife

Online B.S. in Fisheries & Wildlife

OSU Ecampus has just launched a fully-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife. Students in this program will develop knowledge and skills to make vital decisions about fish, wildlife and the delicate environments in which they live. Join our mailing list to receive updates about the Fisheries and Wildlife online degree.  View more degree info.


Characteristics of Northwest forests

NW ForestsFOR 342

FOR 342 Forest Types of the Northwest uses the region as an example to teach students to identify and recognize the importance of classifying forests and their ecosystems. Offered during summer term, students will come out of the class with an understanding of how different elements influence and affect regional forests.

Using "The West Wing" to illustrate government

White House

PS 201

Instructor Rorie Solberg has revamped PS 201Intro to U.S. Government and Politics for summer term to use examples from "The West Wing," "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" as an illustration of real-life political rules, theories and consequences. According to Solberg, this course is a great choice for any major because an understanding of government at all levels affects and regulates any business or industry.

Western civilization's view on love and sex

Love and sex in Western civ

PHL 199

The summer term section of PHL 199 will focus on love and sex from the Western perspective with an emphasis on the role of women and the feminine in culture. Instructor Will Cowling feels students will have "an unique opportunity to reflect on and develop a deeper appreciation for ideas concerning love, sex and desire that are all too often either taken for granted or only rarely articulated."

Geologic impact on ecosystems

Forest Ecosystems

GEO 221

GEO 221 Environmental Geology centers on using geologic knowledge for the benefit of society by understanding both the effects of geologic events on civilization, as well as how humans impact natural resources produced by geologic processes. Offered fall term, this course also includes hands-on lab activities that instructor Kaplan Yalcin says gives online students an advantage for individual learning.

Maintaining urban environments

Urban forestryFOR / HORT 350

Fall term's FOR/HORT 350 will provide students with a wide-ranging introduction to the benefits, management and issues surrounding urban forestry. While there are no prerequisites for this course, instructor Paul Ries recommends that students have a foundational knowledge of trees, forestry, horticulture and a background in tree identification.

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