Published on April 6, 2016 by Sean Flynt  
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Students in the courses can participate from home or anywhere else, and on their own daily schedule, as long as they have computer access to complete regular assignments

Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences will offer seven online courses this summer, continuing an increasingly popular study option. As in January, 2016, when 128 HCAS students participated in online courses, the summer focus is on fulfilling general education and core curriculum requirements.

Students in the courses can participate from home or anywhere else, and on their own daily schedule, as long as they have computer access to complete regular assignments.

“We didn’t know how students would respond to the online course offerings, but they’ve proved quite popular,” said Dana K. Basinger, HCAS assistant dean. Basinger said that although the online courses are more convenient for students who need to be at home or serve in internships or have paid jobs in the summer, they are not a less challenging option. “Online courses certainly aren’t less work than on-campus courses,” Basinger said. “They require a heightened level of student engagement, and that’s probably why students actually enjoy them.”

Interested students–including those from other universities–can talk with their academic advisors and register for the HCAS online courses through the final day to add a course in either of the summer terms. Faculty and departments can provide details of the offerings.

The 2016 HCAS online summer courses include:

Biblical Perspectives   UCBP 101   Roxburgh/Patrick/Leonard

Intro to World Religions    Relg 201   Battaglia

Infectious Diseases    Biol 337   Layton

Gen/Organic/Biol Chemistry    Chem 108   Garza    Chem 109 lab may be taken in regular semester

Foundations of Chemistry    Chem 205   Ponder    Chem 206 lab may be taken in regular semester

Introduction to Sociology    Soci 100   Davidson

Contemporary Math    Math 110   Powell

 

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.