Get ahead with summer classes in Delaware . . . or anywhere

Catch up on credits. Get ahead to graduate early. Explore a special topic, from wood design to wine making to the business of sport. Or fulfill a requirement in five weeks instead of 15.

Everyone has reasons to take a class or two during the five-week summer session. And now there's one more big reason: OWU is offering 13 summer classes that are completely online. You can take them from anywhere in the world.

Nearly 40 other classes will be offered on the OWU campus, including Black Family, Logic, Intro to Film, Hitler & Nazi Germany, and many more.

Classes begin May 22, 2017, and end June 21, 2017, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the summer, with the satisfaction that you put another credit or two in the bank.

Online Summer Classes

ACCT 217 - Principles of Financial Accounting

The fundamental techniques of analyzing, recording, summarizing, and reporting the financial effects of business transactions. Sophomores and above, and second term freshmen intending to major or minor in accounting, who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and permission of instructor.

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BOMI 107 - Food

An exploration of food from a scientific point of view, including the biology, origin, composition, and preparations of major crop plants such as corn, wheat, and rice. Other topics include the adaptive biology and human uses of coffee, tea, chocolate, fruit, nuts, spices, and others. Special attention will be given to the adaptive significance of food products from the perspective of the growing plant. No prerequisites.

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CS 103 - Exploring Computer Science

A survey of the many sub-fields of computer science, which will provide an introduction to what computer science is and what computer scientists do. Topics will range from the theoretical (mathematical foundations of computing, design algorithms) to the practical (components of the computer, how the Internet works). No credit will be given for this course if a student has previous credit for CS 110 or any computer science course with a higher number than 110.

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ECON 110 - Principles of Economics

Principles underlying the operation of capitalist economies, and of the U.S. economy in particular. Emphasis is on consumption and production decisions at the micro level and on economic stability, efficiency, and growth at the macro level.

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HIST 110 - Introduction to Ancient History

An introduction to the ancient world, including Egypt, Persia, Mesopotamia, and Mediterranean Civilizations (Phoenicia, Greece, Rome). Focuses on tracing broader development of civilizations and empires, with particular attention to society, religion, and economic development. Encounters and cultural influences between civilizations form the broad context for the course. Open enrollment, with no prerequisites required. This is a Foundation Course for AMRS, Ancient Studies Majors.

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MATH 104 - Great Ideas in Mathematics

A course intended for non-majors which will emphasize the ideas of modern mathematics. Topics may include Number Systems, Infinity, The Fourth Dimension, Chaos and Fractals, Probability, and Chance. No credit can be awarded for this course if a student has previous credit for Math 111 or any mathematics course with a higher number than 111.

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MUS 105 - Appreciation of Music Literature

The great composers and some of their masterpieces, assisting non-majors in finding pleasure and enjoyment in music and in understanding the influence of music on contemporary life. Non-music majors only.

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PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology

Survey of the different approaches within psychology that seek to describe, predict, and explain both human and animal behavior. Specific areas covered include history and research methodologies, development, the brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, personality, stress and coping, behavior disorders and their treatment, and social behavior.

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PSYC 210 - Quantitative Methods

The evaluation and interpretation of quantitative data in the behavioral sciences. Descriptive, correlational, and inferential techniques are discussed. Laboratory exercises employing statistical software are used to demonstrate applications of course material. Students may not receive credit for this course and MATH 105, MATH 200.3, or MATH 230. Prerequisite: C- or better in PSYC 110 and one additional PSYC course.

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PSYC 255 - Clinical Neuroscience

The emphasis of this course is a relatively new area known as Clinical Neuroscience, which is simply an exploration of the neurobiological foundations of mental health and mental illness. Important themes emphasized in this course include 1) the consideration of only empirically based evidence, 2) the view that mental illness represents a disruption of neurobiological homeostasis, 3) the acknowledgement that because the brain is a plastic organ, the clinical relevance of environmental and behavioral influences is difficult to overestimate, and 4) the recognition of the value of ecologically relevant animal models in the investigation of various aspects of mental illness. Normally, students would not take this course and PSYC 343. Prerequisite: C- or better in PSYC 110.

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REL 103 - Religions of the West

A broad introduction to the various aspects of religion in Western culture including theology and religious rituals, but also the impact of religion on literature, art, architecture, and music. No prerequisite.

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ZOOL 261 - Evolution

Major concepts of biological evolution. Topics include major patterns of evolution, such as speciation, coevolution, convergent evolution, mosaic evolution, and adaptive radiation. Also covered is the process of adaptation via natural selection, the generation of variation through the mechanisms of mutation, recombination, and gene flow, and other important evolutionary mechanisms. Processes and concepts are applied to a variety of species, including a final focus on human evolution. Prerequisite: BIOL 120, ZOOL 101, or equivalent.

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