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Summer 2017 Schedule and Course Requirements

Class Dates:

Regular Session: May 30 - July 27, 2017
Dynamic Session: Dates vary by course and are noted underneath the course title.

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 Undergrad 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.

Fall 2017 Online Course Schedule 

Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ASC 93 Intermediate Algebra 8391 Course requires bi-weekly assignments and discussions, test proctor, and large weekly time commitment. Students are required to have Adobe Reader and to purchase an Access Code for MyMathLab, which 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 Luther C Olson
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ACCT 200 Elements of Accounting I 8311 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 Nicole Rae Wald
ACCT 201 Elements of Accounting II 8312 The course requires Excel 2003 or higher, and an access code for CengageNow. Students can use an ebook or printed text. The text and access code are bundled together and at the MSU bookstore. It is important to get the correct edition of the textbook listed by the MSU Bookstore. The text is the same one used in ACCT 200. If the CengageNow access code was used prior to Fall 2015, your code may have expired. 3 Susan K Weston
ACCT 300 Legal Environment of Business 8313 A textbook is required. 3 Dean Allison Frantsvog
ACCT 321 Managerial Accounting 8314 Students will be using an online homework system, Connect Accounting, and will need an access code to use that system.  The access code for Connect Accounting comes bundled with new textbooks purchased in the MSU Bookstore or it can be purchased separately online. Students can use an ebook or printed text. 3 Susan K Weston
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ART 210 Art History I 8373 Windows Media Player, Microsoft Word, and textbook are required. The textbook is available for purchase in the MSU Bookstore, through the online bookstore, or in the Library for a 2-hour reserve. 3 Andrea Donovan
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
BADM 301 Fundamentals of Management 8315 Word, Adobe Reader, and relevant Media Player plugins as required for various online videos (youtube, etc.) 3 Megan A Fixen
BADM 301 Fundamentals of Management 10496 Word, Adobe Reader, and relevant Media Player plugins as required for various online videos (youtube, etc.) 3 Megan A Fixen
BADM 303 Human Resource Management 8327 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 Jeanne M MacDonald
BADM 304 Entrepreneurship/Small Bus Mgm 8320 Word and PowerPoint viewer. Requires access for Business Strategy Game which can be purchased at the MSU Bookstore or online within the course. 3 Artresa Y Mays
BADM 307 International Business 8323 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, Adobe Reader, and a media player with appropriate plug-ins required for various online videos (youtube, etc.) 3 Andrew M Bertsch
BADM 321 Marketing 8322 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer 3 Tawnya Nicole Bernsdorf
BADM 416 Operations Management 8324 Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, and textbook are required. 3 Artresa Y Mays
BADM 427 International Marketing 8329 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, Adobe Reader 3 Megan A Fixen
BADM 436 Org Behavior Prin & Practices 8325 Word, Adobe Reader, and relevant Media Player plugins as required for various online videos (youtube, etc.) 3 Andrew M Bertsch
BADM 465 Strategic Management 8326 Word and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer 3 James C Ondracek
BADM 537 Human Resource Mgmt 8376 Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), headset with microphone, and web cam. Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Jeanne M MacDonald
BADM 555 International Management 8342 & 8377 Must be admitted to the Graduate School. Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, webcam, and microphone or headset is required. 3 Gary J Ross
BADM 598 Project 8321 Requires access to a web cam. Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 James C Ondracek
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
BIT 154 Word Proc & Presentation Sftwr 8355 Word and PowerPoint, either 2013 or 2016, are required. There are two required texts. 3 Jan L Repnow
BIT 220 Management Information Systems 8317 Word, headset with microphone 3 Kristi-Ann L Berg
BIT 318 Business Communication 8316 Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer 3 Sharon R Reynolds
BIT 556 Virtual Business 8449 Must be admitted to the Graduate School, textbook required 3 Kristi-Ann L Berg
BIT 560 Manage/Integrate IS Function 8364 Word and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Kristi-Ann L Berg
BIT 561 IS Project Management 8378 Microsoft Office and textbook are required. Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Pan C. P. Kao
BIT 566 Knowledge Management 8383 Must be admitted to the Graduate School. Students need Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, and Windows Media Player. A textbook is required. 3 Nicholas N Bowersox
BIT 570 E-Business Strategy 8409 Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Stephen F Beyer
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
BOTE 127 Information Processing Cancel Microsoft Office 2016 and Windows 10 are required. A web cam and headset with microphone are required. 3 Sherie Jean Saltveit
BOTE 152 Keyboarding II 9533 Word 2013 or 2016 3 Jan L Repnow
BOTE 247 Spreadsheet Applications 8318 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. The textbook can be purchased through the MSU Bookstore where it is bundled with the Sam access card. 3 Sharon R Reynolds
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking 8282 Must have access to video camera. An iPad will work. Students will be required to email their video or upload them to You Tube. 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 Aili M Smith
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
CJ 330 Criminological Theory 8374 This course requires two proctored exams, a headset with microphone, and a web cam. 3 Hasan Buker
CJ 340 Juvenile Justice System 8455 Requires a headset with microphone and a webcam. 3 Hasan Buker
CJ 362 Women in the CJ System 8305 PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, PDF reader, Windows Media Player, and speakers or a headset. 3 Melissa Jolene Spelchen
CJ 491 Senior Seminar 8353 No textbook required. Requires the ability to rent and play DVDs. Also requires a headset with microphone and a webcam. 3 Melissa Jolene Spelchen
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
DTS 230 Driver & Traffic Safety Ed 8460 A textbook and Adobe Reader are required. 3 Bradley Newman Webster
DTS 350 Advanced Driving 8462 A textbook and Adobe Reader are required. 3 Bradley Newman Webster
DTS 450 Organ & Admin of Safety Educat 8463 No textbook 2 Bradley Newman Webster
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ECE 215 Infant/Toddler Development
May 15 - May 26
Pending Development
9529 2 Leslee J Thorpe
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
May 30 - Jul 14
8296 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 Daniel G Ngugi
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
May 30 - Jul 14
8297 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 Daniel G Ngugi
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ED 283 Teaching Diverse Learners 8350 Word, Windows Media Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader. 2 Patrick R Schwab
ED 380 Technology in Teaching 8333 Students will be required to download and install software. Headset with microphone required. 2 Warren Steven Gamas
ED 501 Design-Interp Ed Research/Quan
May 15 - Jun 30
9525 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. 2 Debra L Jensen
ED 570 Curriculum Theory
Pending Development
9527 A web cam and microphone are required. 3 Daniel R Conn
ED 573 Educational Leadership
Pending Development
9528 A web cam and microphone are required. Synchronous chats are required. 3 Kevin Aten
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ENGL 110 College Composition I 8284 Microsoft Word 3 Ashley H Bowen
ENGL 120 College Composition II 8285 Requires Microsoft Word. Students who have not taken an online course in Blackboard must complete the Blackboard Tutorial. 3 Frank K Mccahill
ENGL 120 College Composition II 8394 Requires Microsoft Word. Students who have not taken an online course in Blackboard must complete the Blackboard Tutorial. 3 Ashley H Bowen
ENGL 232 World Mythology 8416 Textbook required, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer 3 Ronald G Fischer
ENGL 238 Children's Literature 8286 Requires Microsoft Word and access to a public or school library with an adequate children's book collection. Students who have not taken an online course in Blackboard must complete the Blackboard Tutorial. 3 Patti J Kurtz
ENGL 315 Profes and Tech Writing 8287   3 Frank K Mccahill
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
FIN 353 Corporation Finance 8319 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 Bethany A Keusch
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
HMS 151 Stress Management 8260 Textbook is required. Course requires Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, Windows Media Player, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. 2 Linda Rae Pettersen
HMS 203 Health Care Through Life Span 8261 A textbook, PowerPoint or Power Point Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. 3 Heidi J Peterson
HMS 208 Medical Terminology 8386 Textbook, Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, Windows Media Player, and DSL or Cable internet connection are required. 2 Heidi J Peterson
HMS 213 Life Span Growth & Development 8274 Students will purchase an access code card for MyDevelopmentLab which includes the textbook as an e-book and MyVirtualLife. The access to MyDevelopment Lab with MyVirtualLife is a requirement for the course. Students who have not taken an online course in Blackboard must complete the Blackboard Tutorial. 3 Linda M Schaefer
HMS 240 Nutrition 8270 The course requires Word, speakers, video player and an access code to Diet Analysis Plus. Textbook is required. 3 Linda L Haider and Judith Swanson
HMS 279 Death & Dying 8262 Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Windows Media Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and textbook are required. 3 Linda Rae Pettersen
HMS 333 Transcultural Health Care 8269 Word, textbook is required. 3 Linda L Haider and Judith Swanson
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
HIST 101 Western Civilization I 8288 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 Jonathan F Wagner
HIST 104 US History from 1877 8344 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 Christina A Sunwall
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
HUM 251 Humanities 8289 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 Eric P Furuseth
HUM 252 Humanities 8290 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 Eric P Furuseth
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra is now ASC 93 Intermediate Algebra. Please see the Academic Skills Course (ASC) section for more information.
MATH 103 College Algebra 8291 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 Elaheh Gorgin
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics 8360 Course requires weekly assignments and discussions, test proctor, and TI-83 or TI-84 calculator. Students are required to have Adobe Reader and to purchase an Access Code for MyStatLab and physical textbook, which can be purchased bundled from the MSU Bookstore.  If you buy a used textbook, the MyStatLab access code can be purchased separately from the MSU Bookstore or from the Pearson website. This course requires a significant time commitment. 4 Kimberly Kay Schwinler
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
NURS 253 Nursing Perspectives Cancel Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Windows Media Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and textbook are required. 3 Linda Rae Pettersen
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 8294   3 Stewart E Kelly
PHIL 102 Philosophy of Human Nature 8299 A textbook and a word processing program are required. 3 Jason E Southworth
PHIL 210 Ethics 8295   3 Jason E Southworth
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 8334 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 Donald M Burke
PSY 242 Research Methods in Psychology 8340 Textbook is required.  Students should be familiar with Microsoft Word and the use of calculators.  If this is the first online class students are taking, they have to complete the Blackboard tutorial. 4 Efthalia Esser
PSY 255 Child & Adolescent Psychology 8273 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 Efthalia Esser
PSY 270 Abnormal Psychology 8263 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 Donald M Burke
PSY 344 Dynamics of Addiction 8264 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 Morgan Maxwell
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 8279 A textbook is required. 3 Jynette M Larshus Thompson
SOC 201 Social Problems 8368   3 Jynette M Larshus Thompson
SOC 210 Introduction to Anthropology 8367 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. 3 Harry Hoffman
SOC 255 Changing American Family 8300   3 Harry Hoffman
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
SPED 110 Intro to Exceptional Children 8335 Textbook is required. 3 Evan Dean Borisinkoff
SPED 111 Health Care in IDD I 8570 No textbook is required, but hard copies of the course’s online readings are available from the MSU Bookstore. 3 Ruth Mary Soderstrom
SPED 221 Promoting Personal Outcomes 8571 No text is required, but hard copies of the course’s online readings are available from the MSU Bookstore. 2 Ruth Mary Soderstrom
SPED 504 Intro Prsch Cldrn W/Disabiliti 9521 Must be admitted to the Graduate School 3
SPED 505 Consult & Supervision SPED 8271 Must be admitted to the Graduate School, textbook required 2 Evan Dean Borisinkoff
SPED 513 Deaf Studies 9522 Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 3 Monica Soukup
SPED 529 DD/ASD Comm. & Asst. Tech. Cancel Textbook required; must be admitted to the Graduate School. 2 Evan Dean Borisinkoff
SPED 592 Special Topics 8365 Must be admitted to the Graduate School. 2 Holly F Pedersen