Spring Term 2011

OSU Enews

Course Flash

Published by: OSU Extended Campus
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; Vol. 13, #1

Spring Edition - February 23, 2011

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Important dates and announcements

Spring 2011
Priority registration began: February 20
Open Registration begins: March 21
Term begins: March 28
View the spring term schedule of classes.

Summer 2011
Registration begins: April 10
Term begins: June 20
View the summer term schedule of classes.

Utilize the Step-by-Step Guide for Online Registration for a seamless process.

The Ecampus Guide to Getting Started Checklist is another invaluable tool you can use to ensure you are enrolled and ready to begin spring term on March 28.

Order your textbooks early from the OSU Bookstore to receive them before the term starts. More registration information...

New degree programs

New online B.S. in Human Development & Family ScienceHDFS

Oregon State Ecampus and the College of Health and Human Sciences have partnered to offer a B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) online. Oregon State awards more bachelor's degrees in HDFS than other Oregon universities with similar programs.

"There is no question that people who provide direct-line service to individuals and family members are needed in Oregon and beyond. Yet the opportunity for higher education of individuals in far-flung communities has been limited," said Alexis Walker, HDFS department chair. "An HDFS major delivered via Ecampus increases the capacity for people and their families to get the support and services they need right where they live."

Learn more about the new B.S. in HDFS...

  New courses and program highlights

Learn about landscape planning, just in time for spring!

HorticulturePermaculture Design is a "method of landscape planning that can be applied at scales from the home garden to a city block to a farm," said Andrew Millison, HORT 285 instructor. "Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, Permaculture Design is interdisciplinary. It touches on a wide range of subjects including regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, architecture and international development."

View the HORT 285 course description...

HEBR 112 - Intermediate Hebrew

Students will learn the fundamentals of grammar, additional vocabulary words, reading skills, oral and written skills and learn more about modern Israeli culture. Topics include our living environment, food, shopping, how to order from a restaurant, family, life cycle, living in a kibbutz, days of the week, the Hebrew AlphabetJewish calendar, seasons and clothes.

"I provide two weekly hours of Skype time where students can participate and practice speaking Hebrew. Ecampus and I developed some really wonderful interactive tools such as how to pronounce letters and vowels by using a soundboard," said instructor Yael Beged-Dov.

Prerequisites: HEBR 111

View the HEBR 112 course description...

Ecampus has added two new Fisheries & Wildlife courses

Fisheries and Wildlife

FW 462/562: Ecosystem Services
FW 489: Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science

Students can earn a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife without ever setting foot on campus. Learn how you can develop your interest and knowledge to make vital decisions about fish, wildlife and the delicate environments in which they live.

View all FW courses offered online for spring term...

ENG 465 - Studies in the Novel: Novels about Novels


In this course, students can expect to:

  • Broaden and deepen our understanding of literature mechanisms.
  • Examine the novels on our reading list from different perspectives: cultural, political, religious, structural, etc.
  • Develop our ability to read, enjoy, think about, and respond to literature in critical and meaningful ways.
  • Strengthen our skills as scholarly writers.

View the ENG 465 course description...

ES 460/560 - Ethnicity and Social JusticeShaking Hands

This three-credit course addresses issues surrounding the disparities between the mainstream and minority communities in society. Coursework examines the role of race and ethnicity in our public policy and social justice, specifically focusing on housing, poverty, employment, public health, education, law enforcement and the environment.

View the ES 460/560 course description...

Looking for more spring courses?

Whether you need a Bacc Core course or an interesting elective, Ecampus has many new or recently updated online courses to choose from this spring.

View a list of all new and updated courses for spring 2011...

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