Best Online Courses to Take This Winter Session

by | Dec 12, 2019

 

Written by Kendall Job, Editorial Intern

 

 

Are you thinking of taking an online course over Winter Break? Winter Session is a great opportunity to get ahead on credits or get a general education course completed in a timely fashion. There are over 50 courses offered over the 2019-2020 Winter Session, so take advantage of this chance to take one! Here are a few of the best options for online classes to keep busy over Winter Break, while getting some course credit, too. (P.S. Almost all of these courses cover TWO gen eds!) 

1. ATMS 120 - Severe and Hazardous Weather (3 hours)

If you’re the type of person that aspired to be a storm chaser when you were a kid, this course might be for you! This course emphasizes the connection between advances in weather technology and the evolution of weather as a science. Extreme weather has a huge impact on the world and its geography. This class explores those impacts, as well as the technology used to find and track them. 

ATMS 120 satisfies a General Education requirement for Natural Sciences & Technology, as well as Quantitative Reasoning II. This course is also listed as ESE 120. 

2. DANC 100 - Intro to Contemporary Dance (3 hours) 

Do you like to dance but would rather not do so in front of a class full of people? This introductory dance course is the perfect online option for you! The course mainly focuses on lecture, viewing, and discussion but also has a studio participation component. Plus, it is specifically for non-dance majors, so there is no pressure! 

DANC 100 satisfies a General Education requirement for Humanities - Literature & Arts and Cultural Studies - Western. 

3. MUS 132 - Intro to Popular Music Studies 

This music course introduces several genres of popular music from both the U.S. and around the world, such as Rock, AfroPop, Soul, and R&B. Different styles of music are covered and discussed throughout this class, as well. Any music junkies need not be a music major to take this course. It is sure to be an enjoyable trip of music around the world! 

MUS 132 satisfies a General Education requirement for Humanities - Literature & Arts and Cultural Studies - U.S. Minority.  

4. GWS 100 - Intro to Gender & Women’s Studies (3 hours) 

For any female empowerment advocates or anyone interested in studying the role of gender in society, this introductory course to gender and women’s studies is a great place to start learning about these specific topics. Issues involving the social experience, education, and family structure are discussed in an interesting experience of today’s society.  

GWS 100 satisfies a General Education requirement for Social & Behavioral Sciences - Social Sciences. This course is also listed as HDFS 140 and SOC 130. 

 

 

 

5. GLBL 100 - Intro to Global Studies (3 hours)  

Interested in global issues and how to go about discussing and analyzing them? Global studies is a foundational course and gives a thorough introduction to social issues, including poverty, government, human rights, and sustainability. This course takes an open-minded approach to global learning and diversity in society and culture. 

GLBL 100 satisfies a General Education requirement for Social & Behavioral Sciences - Social Sciences and Cultural Studies - Western. 

6. GEOG 204 - Cities of the World (3 hours) 

Global urbanization has been on the uprise throughout much of the last century. Cities of the World discusses the most recent history of urbanization, as well as its issues and solutions to be discovered. Ten major regions of the world are studied in an exploratory class format delving into social, cultural, and economic landscapes. 

GEOG 204 satisfies a General Education requirement for Social & Behavioral Sciences - Social Sciences and Cultural Studies - Western.  

7. MUS 130 - Intro to the Art of Music (3 hours)

Are you a non-music major but still want to take a class to match your interest in it? This introductory music course teaches basic listening skills, discussion of musical terms, and the acquaintance of all different genres and types of music. The class is also for all majors other than music, so no prior knowledge is required, and there is no pressure to be a professional musician! 

MUS 130 satisfies a General Education requirement for Humanities - Literature & Arts and Cultural Studies - Western. 

These are just a few of the courses offered over this Winter Session. Be sure to sign up for one when you register for Spring 2020 classes to secure your spot and get ahead on earning credit toward your degree. 

 

 

 

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