Oregon State Ecampus Quarterly Courses

Summer 2015  •  May 6, 2015

Summer is upon us. Register for classes today.

Plan your OSU summer now

Summer term registration is now open, and this newsletter highlights some of the newest, most engaging courses delivered online by Oregon State Ecampus. Check our schedule of classes to browse hundreds more.

Summer classes at OSU last anywhere from one to 11 weeks, meaning you can finish degree requirements and go on a family vacation.

And even though most summer classes begin June 22, you can also start in July or August if that works better with your schedule. So register today.

Civil rights march  

American oppression in the U.S. and beyond

ES 101 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies

Using films and literature, this bacc core class analyzes the legacy of white supremacy in the United States as a way to challenge belief structures, legal systems and governments that tolerate violence and inequality. Most of the readings and films look at women, queers, working class people, "terrorists," Native peoples and others to help form an understanding of how oppression works.

This class is offered twice this summer: June 22-July 17 and Aug. 17-Sept. 4. Download the sample syllabus.

  Environmental Analysis

Troubleshoot issues that trouble our environment

ENSC 520 – Environmental Analysis

With an emphasis on applications to real-world issues, this class will enhance your ability to create solutions to interdisciplinary environmental problems. Use analytical tools to examine case studies on topics such as spatial watershed analysis, predictive climate change modeling and systems dynamics modeling of landscape evolution. This is a core environmental sciences graduate course but is open to students from other disciplines.

This class runs from June 22-Sept. 4. Download the sample syllabus.

A plant with water on its leaves.  

A closer look at how we interact with our world

BI 370 – Ecology

Using interactive tools for self-assessment, this class explores the ways in which organisms interact with their surrounding environments. You will learn to describe the abiotic and biotic factors affecting organisms in diverse ecosystems, discuss the implications of climate change for ecological communities, and synthesize these topics and more in order to participate in real-world management conversations.

This course runs from June 22-Aug. 14. Download the sample syllabus.

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Use games, stories to explore learning habits of ELLs

TCE 572 – Foundations of ESOL/Bilingual Education

Examine the characteristics of English language learners (ELLs) in this dynamic class, which encourages the learning of course outcomes through games, storytelling and analogies. The interactivity of the course will take you and your classmates on a virtual journey as you explore theories in language acquisition and the role of culture in language development.

The course runs from June 22-Aug. 14.


A journey through time with Asian literature as your guide

ENG 210 – Literatures of the World: Asia

Vicariously travel the fabled Great Silk Road from Turkey to China, visiting the post-Soviet states of Central Asia along the way in this 4-credit, bacc core class. Gain an understanding of an important region that is little known to most Westerners, as well as an informed acquaintance with major achievements in the literatures of the Silk Road.

The course runs from June 22-Aug. 14. Download the sample syllabus.


Develop your own how-to manual on richer interactions

COMM 318 – Advanced Interpersonal Communication

In this liberal arts social core course, students will create a how-to guide over the term in a small group. Professor Colin Hesse uses humor to help convey key concepts, and his narrated lectures will guide you and your classmates as you learn about advanced theories in interpersonal relations.

The course runs from June 22-Sept. 4. Download the sample syllabus.

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Looking for more summer courses?

Whether you need a bacc core course or an extra elective, Ecampus offers plenty of new and updated online courses for summer term. And don't forget to order your textbooks early from the OSU Beaver Store to receive them before the term starts.


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