Interesting Online Classes to Take This Fall

by John Postlethwait | Jul 30, 2018


It may feel like summer only began a couple of weeks ago, but the start of a new school year is quickly approaching. While many students have finalized their schedules for the fall, there are still some stragglers looking to pick up a course or two. Whether you need to add an extra class to graduate on time or are just looking for something unusual, online courses are an excellent option for you to add a program that allows you to learn at times that are convenient for your schedule. With hundreds of online classes to choose from, we understand that finding an online course that peaks your interest can be challenging. Below we have outlined some of the most popular online classes from last fall to make your life as a student a little easier!  

Theatre 101: Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears as I tell you about the exciting course that is Theatre 101! This class will give you an introduction into the art of theatre including acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, and play-writing, with a survey of the theatrical history, Minority Theater, and plays by women. This course also gives students the unique opportunity to attend theatrical performances put on by the University. As a former student in this class, I can attest to the fact that the performances put on by the University are both fascinating and magnificent and will not disappoint. As a bonus, this class satisfies the general education requirement for Humanities: Literature & the Arts.

Kin 247: If you’ve ever quit a sports team because of a bad experience with a coach, then you already have some idea about the effects a poor coaching style can have on an athlete’s performance and enjoyment. In this course, students will study how personality and situational variables affect motivation, anxiety, and aggression in sport. Attention is given to the psychological skills needed by coaches and athletes for successful and enjoyable sports participation. If your dream is to one day coach your son’s little league team to a World Series, then this course will give you the skills necessary to be the best coach you can be.

CHLH 243: This course introduces students to the biological, psychological, pharmacological, and legal aspects of drug use and abuse. Students will survey community and university resources concentered with drug use and abuse and learn about personal and social actions for responsible drug use. Issues related to drug use and abuse may never directly affect you, but learning about the effects of excessive drug use on the body can be both interesting and valuable. This course also allows students to draw inspiration from learning about those who have overcome their battle with addiction.

Stat 100: This course provides students with an introduction to elementary statistics. It is the first course in probability and statistics at a pre-calculus level. Statistics 100 emphasizes basic concepts including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, estimation, and hypothesis testing in both nonparametric and standard models. This course will teach students incredibly useful statistical skills that they can apply to situations in their everyday lives. It will also provide students from any college with a scientific base from which they can build upon as they continue to complete their degree.

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