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Fall 2018 Online Course Schedule and Requirements

Class Dates:

  • Regular Term: August 20 - December 14, 2018
  • Eight Week 1: August 20 - October 11, 2018
  • Eight Week 2: October 15 - December 6, 2018

It is your responsibility as an online student to have access to a computer, Internet Service Provider, and the appropriate software (if required) to complete your online course. Please refer to the Technical Requirements for specific computer requirements. It is important to note that you cannot successfully complete an online course using only an iPad, iPhone, Android device, or tablet even if you are using the mobile app. The mobile app will only allow you to perform certain functions NOT complete an entire course.

If the course has any additional requirements such as software, these requirements are listed below. Courses will require a textbook except for those that specifically indicate that one is not required. Books can be purchased through the Online Bookstore.

This list is not exhaustive. Check with your instructor and/or course syllabus once your course has started for a complete listing of requirements.

This list does NOT include a listing of prerequisites. For a listing of prerequisites, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog or the Graduate Catalog.

Discounted software is available to MSU students through Journey Ed and the Microsoft Student Store. Office365 ProPlus is available through your campus email account.

Summer 2018 Online Schedule

Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ASC 92 Beginning Algebra 15985 Contact instructor 3 Joy,Sarah
ASC 93 Intermediate Algebra 1655 Course requires weekly assignments and discussions, test proctor, and large weekly time commitment. TI-83 or TI-84 calculator is recommended. Access Code for MyMathLab is required and can be purchased from the MSU Bookstore or online at the Pearson website. Physical textbook purchase is optional as the eText is imbedded within MyMathLab. 4  
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ACCT 200 Elements of Accounting I 1682 The course requires Excel 2003 or higher, an access code for CengageNow. Students can use an ebook or printed text. The text and access code are bundled together at the MSU Bookstore. It is important to get the correct edition of the textbook listed by the MSU Bookstore. 3 Cabarle,Carla
ACCT 201 Elements of Accounting II 1017 This course requires an access code for CengageNOWv2. Students can use an ebook or printed text. The access code for CengageNOWv2 includes access to the ebook. If students buy the bundled text from the MSU Bookstore, the access code is included. Make sure that you purchase the correct edition of the book. 3 Fedje,Patti
ACCT 315 Legal Environment of Business 1018 A textbook is required. 3 Frantsvog,Dean Allison
ACCT 321 Managerial Accounting 1019 This course requires an access code for McGraw-Hill Connect. Students can use an ebook or printed text. The access code for McGraw-Hill Connect includes access to the ebook. If students buy the bundled text from the MSU Bookstore, the access code is included. Make sure that you purchase the correct edition of the book. 3 Fedje,Patti
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
BADM 301 Fundamentals of Management
Eight Week 1
1077 Word, Adobe Reader, and relevant Media Player plugins as required for various online videos (youtube, etc.) 3 MacDonald,Jeanne M
BADM 301 Fundamentals of Management 1920 Word, Adobe Reader, and relevant Media Player plugins as required for various online videos (youtube, etc.) 3 MacDonald,Jeanne M
BADM 303 Human Resource Management
Eight Week 2
1078 This course requires a microphone and webcam for a presentation. Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, and Windows Media Player for PC users or WMP components for QuickTime for Mac users are also required. 3 MacDonald,Jeanne M
BADM 304 Entrepreneurship/Small Bus Mgm 1029 Word and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer 3 MacDonald,Jeanne M
BADM 307 International Business 1608 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, Adobe Reader, and a media player with appropriate plug-ins required for various online videos (youtube, etc.) 3 Saeed,Mohammad
BADM 321 Marketing 1021 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, and a textbook are required. 3 Saeed,Mohammad
BADM 321 Marketing 1939 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, and a textbook are required. 3 Bernsdorf,Tawnya Nicole
BADM 416 Operations Management 1031 Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, and textbook are required. 3 Mays,Artresa Y
BADM 421 Applied Business Research 1069 Word, Adobe Reader, PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, and textbook are required. 3 Saeed,Mohammad
BADM 422 Consumer Behavior 10779 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, and a textbook are required 3 Fixen,Megan A
BADM 424 Logistics & Channel Management 1022 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, and a textbook are required. 3 Bernsdorf,Tawnya Nicole
BADM 427 International Marketing 1615 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, Adobe Reader 3 Saeed,Mohammad
BADM 436 Org Behavior Prin & Practices 1052 Word, Adobe Reader, and relevant Media Player plugins as required for various online videos (youtube, etc.) 3 Bertsch,Andrew M
BADM 462 International Business Strateg 10780 Word and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer 3 Saeed,Mohammad
BADM 465 Strategic Management
Eight Week 1
1883 Word and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer 3 Ondracek,James C
BADM 488 Marketing Strategy 1054 Word, Excel (2003 or later), PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, headset with microphone, Windows Media Player, and a textbook are required. 3 Fixen,Megan A
BADM 489 Entrep & New Venture 15842 Word, Excel (2003 or later), PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, headset with microphone, Windows Media Player, and Blackboard Collaborate 3  
BADM 550 Stat & Quant Apps/Mngr Approac
Eight Week 1
1065 MS Word and MS Excel. Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Bertsch,Andrew M
BADM 555 International Management
Eight Week 2
10781 Must be admitted to the Graduate School. Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, webcam, and microphone or headset is required. 3 Saeed,Mohammad

Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
BIT 220 Management Information Systems 1027 Word, headset with microphone 3 Berg,Kristi-Ann L
BIT 311 Collaborative Computing 1521 Course requires a headset with microphone and MS Word 3 Cresap,Linda M
BIT 318 Business Communication 1026 Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer 3 Repnow,Jan L
BIT 385 Technology Management 1561 LabSim is required. Students should purchase the book from the MSU Bookstore to get the correct version of LabSim bundled with the textbook. 3 Fenner,Chad R
BIT 441 IS Strategy Mgmt & Acquisition 1638 Microphone is required, web cam is optional 3 Berg,Kristi-Ann L
BIT 453 Systems Analysis 1076 Visible Analyst 7.5 or higher is provided with text, and Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project will be purchased inside the course 3  
BIT 510 Managerial Communication
Eight Week 1
1071 This course requires a computer with audio and video capabilities or headset with microphone.  Students will need access to Office 365 ProPlus, which is free to MSU students for download from the IT Central website ( https://www.minotstateu.edu/downloads/login.php ).  As part of the course requirements, students will complete the online APA training module and exam, at a cost of approximately $40  (subject to change).  Students must be admitted to the Graduate School. Textbooks required. 3 Cresap,Linda M
BIT 559 Systems Analysis
Eight Week 1
1477   3 Beyer,Stephen F
BIT 560 Manage/Integrate IS Function
Eight Week 1
1475 Word and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Berg,Kristi-Ann L
BIT 561 IS Project Management
Eight Week 1
1073 Microsoft Office and textbook are required. Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Kao,Pan C. P.

BIT 562 Management Information Systems
Eight Week 2

16018 Must be admitted to the Graduate School. A textbook is required. International students should purchase the “Global Edition” of the textbook. 3
BIT 563 Database Systems & Application
Eight Week 2
1476 Office 2010. Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Chicone,Rhonda G
BIT 566 Knowledge Management
Eight Week 2
1478 Must be admitted to the Graduate School. Students need Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, and Windows Media Player. A textbook is required. 3 Bowersox,Nicholas N
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
BOTE 247 Spreadsheet Applications 1028 A PC is required; a MAC cannot used to complete this course. Excel 2016 and Sam 2016 Assessment, Training, and Projects will be used. Older versions of Excel cannot be used. 3 Reynolds,Sharon R
BOTE 247 Spreadsheet Applications 10703 A PC is required; a MAC cannot used to complete this course. Excel 2016 and Sam 2016 Assessment, Training, and Projects will be used. Older versions of Excel cannot be used. 3 Eklund,Julianne Marie
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
CJ 362 Gender Issues in CJ 1259 PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, PDF reader, Windows Media Player, and speakers or a headset. 3 Spelchen,Melissa Jolene
CJ 401 Administration of CJ Systems 10792   3 Buker,Hasan
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking 1098 Must have access to video camera. An iPad will work. Students will be required to upload their recorded speeches to the Blackboard course. Must also have access to an adult listening audience and a professional location. There is no provision to give speeches face-to-face. Adobe Reader, PowerPoint Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. 3 Smith,Aili M
COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking
Eight Week 2
15861 Must have access to video camera. An iPad will work. Students will be required to upload their recorded speeches to the Blackboard course. Must also have access to an adult listening audience and a professional location. There is no provision to give speeches face-to-face. Adobe Reader, PowerPoint Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. 3 Warmoth,Kristen Marie
COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking 15862 Must have access to video camera. An iPad will work. Students will be required to upload their recorded speeches to the Blackboard course. Must also have access to an adult listening audience and a professional location. There is no provision to give speeches face-to-face. Adobe Reader, PowerPoint Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. 3 Warmoth,Kristen Marie
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computer Scien 1099 Microsoft Office 365 Office 2016 and Windows 10 are required. A web cam and headset with microphone are required.  3 Saltveit,Sherie Jean
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
DTS 230 Driver & Traffic Safety Ed 1291 A textbook and Adobe Reader are required. 3 Webster,Bradley Newman
DTS 350 Advanced Driving 1292 A textbook and Adobe Reader are required. 3 Webster,Bradley Newman
DTS 450 Organ & Admin of Safety Educat 1402 No textbook 2 Webster,Bradley Newman
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ECE 310 Intro Early Childhood Educatio 1420 A media player with appropriate plug-ins is required for various online videos. 3 Anderson,Nichol L
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
Eight Week 1
1272 Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too. 3 Ayanou,Tilahun Z
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 1274 Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too. 3 Ayanou,Tilahun Z
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 1101 Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too. 3 Ayanou,Tilahun Z
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ED 380 Technology in Teaching 15878 Students will be required to download and install software. Headset with microphone required. 2 Gamas,Warren Steven
ED 501 Design-Interp Ed Research/Quan
Eight Week 1
1401 A microphone, web cam, PowerPoint, and any spreadsheet program (Excel, Numbers, etc.) are required. There are five scheduled, synchronous video conferences using Blackboard Collaborate. The final project requires a voice-over PowerPoint presentation. Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 2 Jensen,Debra L
ED 535 Models Of Teaching & Learning
Eight Week 2
10814 Microphone and web cam are required. Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Jensen,Debra L
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ENGL 110 College Composition I 1237 Microsoft Word 3 Aleshire,Sarah Lynn
ENGL 120 College Composition II
Eight Week 2
1105 Requires Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint), textbook, and completion of the Blackboard Tutorial if students have not taken an online course before. 3 Lozensky,Christopher

Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
FIN 353 Corporation Finance 1074 Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, calculators, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. A textbook is required. A financial calculator is also necessary in this course. The recommended calculator is the Texas Instrument BA II Plus, but TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus CE, as well as HP 12C, HP 10b, and HP 17b will also do the financial calculations. A student study resource, MindTap, is offered by the publisher online but is not a requirement for the course. 3 Frantsvog,David Arnold
FIN 457 International Corporate Financ 1745   3 Keusch,Bethany A
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
GEOL 127 Environmental Earth Systems 16455

This course requires Word, Excel, and a camera or camera phone to take photos. Some independent field work will be required. There is a $40 course fee.

This course is open to distance education students only and requires permission to enroll. Distance education students can contact Jolina Miller at jolina.miller@minotstateu.edu or 701-858-3218 for permission to enroll. On campus students will need an override from the instructor to enroll.

4 Collette,Joseph
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
HMS 151 Stress Management 1293 Textbook is required. Course requires Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, Windows Media Player, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. 2 Pettersen,Linda Rae
HMS 151 Stress Management 1294 Textbook is required. Course requires Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, Windows Media Player, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. 2 Swanson,Judith
HMS 203 Health Care Through Life Span 1295 A textbook, PowerPoint or Power Point Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. 3 Peterson,Heidi J
HMS 208 Medical Terminology 1296 Textbook, Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, Windows Media Player, and DSL or Cable Internet connection are required. 2 Peterson,Heidi J
HMS 213 Life Span Growth & Development 1438 Student must purchase access cards for Revel and My Virtual Life. The interactive e-book textbook is in Revel. My Virtual Life is a simulation raising a child through adolescence in the virtual world and immersion into adulthood. If purchased through the MSU bookstore the access cards will be packaged together. Both access cards are required. 3 Schaefer,Linda M
HMS 215 Principles of Pharmacology 1297 Word and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. Textbook is required. 3 Pannu,Baljit
HMS 240 Nutrition 1410 The course requires Word, speakers, video player and an access code to Diet Analysis Plus. Textbook is required. 3 Swanson,Judith
HMS 243 Pathophysiology Cancel Word, textbook is required. 3 Swanson,Judith
HMS 243 Pathophysiology 1640 Word, textbook is required. 3 Pannu,Baljit
HMS 279 Death & Dying 1298 Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Windows Media Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and textbook are required. 3 Pettersen,Linda Rae
HMS 333 Transcultural Health Care 1409 Word, textbook is required. 3 Swanson,Judith
HMS 333 Transcultural Health Care 1416 Word, textbook is required. 3 Swanson,Judith
HMS 460 Quality & Risk Mngt in Hlth Ca 1444 Textbook required.  3 Barnett,Caren Gail
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
HIST 101 Western Civilization I 1102 This course requires two textbooks and has 15 lesson multiple choice quizzes, 15 lesson short essay assignments, and three section one hour essay exams. 3 Wagner,Jonathan F
HIST 103 US History to 1877
Eight Week 1
1261 Requires the ability to play video and audio files. Microsoft Office 2000 or higher, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player are required. Asynchronous discussion is a requirement in this course. 3 Sunwall,Christina A
HIST 104 US History from 1877
Eight Week 2
1264 Requires the ability to play video and audio files. Microsoft Office 2000 or higher, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player are required. Asynchronous discussion is a requirement in this course. 3 Sunwall,Christina A
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
HUM 251 Humanities 1110 MSWord or equivalent word processor, high-speed Internet connection for large graphics files, recent version Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, one main textbook and two supplementary books (from the bookstore). 3 Bradley,David R
HUM 252 Humanities 1111 MSWord or equivalent word processor, high-speed Internet connection for large graphics files, recent version of Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, one main textbook and two supplementary books (from the bookstore). 3 Bradley,David R
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
KIN 510 Sports Leadership and Administration
Eight Week 2
Pending Development
16308 TBD - please check back later 3  
KIN 540 Foundations of Sports and Exercise Psychology
Eight Week 1
16307 Must be admitted to the Graduate School 3 Eckmann,Terry
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
MATH 103 College Algebra 1112 Course requires weekly assignments and discussions, test proctor, and TI-83 or TI-84 calculator. Access code for WebAssign and physical textbook are required and can be purchased bundled from the MSU Bookstore. If you buy a used textbook, WebAssign access can be purchased separately at the WebAssign website. This course also requires a significant weekly time commitment. 4 Woodbeck,Eric T
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics 1247 Course requires weekly assignments and discussions, test proctor, and TI-83 or TI-84 calculator. Access code for WebAssign and physical textbook are required and can be purchased bundled from the MSU Bookstore. If you buy a used textbook, WebAssign access can be purchased separately at the WebAssign website. This course also requires a significant weekly time commitment. 4  
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
MHA 349 Psychopharmacology 10820 Textbook required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor, recent version of Firefox or Internet Explorer, Internet connection, Flash Player and ability to download documents. 3 Blacktop,Jordan M
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
NURS 253 Nursing Perspectives 1299 Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Windows Media Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and textbook are required. 3 Pettersen,Linda Rae
NURS 363 Nursing Theory and Research 1300 RN to BSN students only; textbooks; high-speed Internet connection, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, Windows Media Player, and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required. Students who have not taken an online course in Blackboard must complete the Blackboard Tutorial. 3 Tiedman,Kimberly A
NURS 383 Professional Nursing I
Eight Week 1
1411 RN to BSN Only. Microsoft Word and textbook are required. 3 Swanson,Judith
NURS 457 Public Health Prof Nurse 1447 RN to BSN students only. This course requires Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, Excel, Windows Media Player, Google Chrome, DSL or cable Internet connection, webcam, headset with microphone, and a textbook. 5 Reinisch,Danielle Rose
NURS 483 Professional Nursing II
Eight Week 2
1412 RN to BSN Only. Microsoft Word and textbook are required. 3 Swanson,Judith
NURS 493 Professional Nursing III 1413 RN to BSN Only, textbook is required. Microsoft Office including Word and PowerPoint is required. 3 Reep-Jarmin,Jacqueline Lee
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 1117   3  
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
Eight Week 2
1557   3  
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
POLS 115 American Government 1460 Microsoft Word and a webcam or video recording device are required. 3 Biles,Amanda Belle
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 1301 Textbook is required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor and a recent version of Firefox or Internet Explorer. Students will also need a video player, Flash player, and the ability to download documents. A high speed Internet connection is recommended. 3 Burke,Donald M
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 1524 Textbook is required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor and a recent version of Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome. Students will also need a video player, Flash player, and the ability to download documents. A high speed Internet connection is recommended. 3 Damberger,Rita M
PSY 255 Child & Adolescent Psychology 1404 Textbook required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor, and the recent version of Firefox or Internet Explorer. Windows Media Player is required to view videos. 3 Esser,Efthalia
PSY 270 Abnormal Psychology 1302 Textbook is required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor and a recent version of Firefox or Internet Explorer. Students will also need a video player, Flash player, and the ability to download documents. A high speed Internet connection is recommended. 3 Burke,Donald M
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
SWK 256 Development of Social Welfare
Pending Development
1563 Contact instructor 3  
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
SOC 210 Introduction to Anthropology 1462 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. This course has a lot of audio and video clips which require speakers and/or headset and a DSL or Cable Internet connection. A textbook is required. 3 Borden-King-Jones,Christine A
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
SPED 101 Introduction to IDD Services 1303 No text is required, but hard copies of the course’s online readings are available from the MSU Bookstore or can be printed out from the online modules. 3 Borisinkoff,Evan Dean
SPED 110 Intro to Exceptional Children 1304 Textbook is required. 3 Zheng,Wenjing
SPED 120 Intro to Positive Beh Supports 1305 All course readings are available in the online course shell.  Hard copies of the course’s readings may also be purchased from the MSU Bookstore. Course requires a headset with a microphone. 3 Mercer,Mary E
SPED 255 Aging and IDD 1831 No text is required, but hard copies of the course’s online readings are available from the MSU Bookstore or can be printed out from the online modules. 2 Borisinkoff,Evan Dean
SPED 296 Field Experience in IDD 1832 No textbook required. This course is an 160 hour practicum completed in an approved field based site. Contact the instructor to make arrangements several weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.  4 Mercer,Mary E
SPED 341 Assessment in DD 1874 Two manuals are required and are only available from the MSU Bookstore. 4 Soderstrom,Ruth Mary
SPED 454 Models & Strategies Employm DD 1875 Requires a webcam, microphone, and textbook 4 Mercer,Mary E
SPED 501 Intro To Graduate Studies 13587 Microsoft Word; must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Pedersen,Holly F
SPED 510 Law & Policy in Sped 15279 Textbook required; must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Borisinkoff,Evan Dean
SPED 533 Clinical Practice 16271 Must be admitted to the Graduate School 1 Lee,Heather
SPED 543 Methods of Teaching ECSE 16731 Must be admitted to the Graduate School. Headset with microphone required. 3 Hall,Kristin
SPED 550 Special Education Assessment 16272 Must be admitted to the Graduate School 2 Engler,Joseph
SPED 584 Teaching Language to Deaf/HH 1820 Must be admitted to the Graduate School 3 Holmen,Lynae Jean
SPED 586 Teaching Read/Academics to DHH 1727 Must be admitted to the Graduate School 4 Soukup,Monica I