DISTANCE LEARNING KNOW MORE. BE MORE. Distance Learning Programs Guide Fall 2014 outreach.lsu.edu FLEXIBLE LEARNING AT A DISTANCE: LSU Educating students at a distance has been part of LSU’s mission for 90 years. CREDIT COURSES Accounting (ACCT) ACCT 2001 Introductory Financial Accounting, $559, 3, r o ACCT 2101 Introductory Managerial Accounting, $559, 3, r w p ACCT 3001 Intermediate Accounting—Part I, $559, 3, r o ACCT 3021 Intermediate Accounting—Part II, $559, 3, r o ACCT 3121 Cost Analysis & Control, $559, 3, r w p ACCT 3122 Accounting Information Systems, $559, 3, d r o ACCT 3221 Income Tax Accounting I, $559, 3, r o ACCT 3222 Auditing, $559, 3, r o ACCT 4022 Advanced Accounting, $559, 3, r w p ACCT 4235 Fraud Auditing & Forensic Acc’ting, $559, 3, r w p ACCT 4421 Govt & Not-for-Profit Accounting, $559, 3, r o Whether you want to earn college credit to apply toward a degree, to enhance your professional credentials, or to expand your horizons, LSU Distance Learning (DL) offers the courses and flexibility you need to reach your goal. Independent learning courses give you the flexibility to achieve your educational goals while Anthropology (ANTH) G ANTH 1001 Intro to Physical Anth & Prehistory, $559, 3, w p g GGgANTH 1003 Intro to Cultural & Social Anth, $559, 3, w p Biological Sciences (BIOL) GGgBIOL 1001 General Biology, $559, 3, do GGgBIOL 1002 General Biology, $559, 3, r w p BIOL 2160 Human Physiology, $559, 3, r p Classical Studies (CLST) CLST 2090 Greek & Roman Mythology, $559, 3, w p Communication Studies (CMST) you maintain other important work, home, GGgCMST 2010 Interpersonal Communication, $559, 3, w p and community commitments. With LSU GGgCMST 2063 Argumentation & Debate, $559, 3, a p DL, you choose when to enroll, where and when to study, and your learning pace. Curriculum & Instruction (EDCI) EDCI 3000 Children’s Literature, $559, 3, w p Economics (ECON) This listing includes both Independent GGgECON 2000Principles of Microeconomics, $559, 3, o & Distance Learning (IDL) and Online GGgECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics, $559, 3, r o Distance Learning (ODL) courses. The ECON 2035 Money, Banking, & Macroeconomics, $559, 3, r o two distance programs differ in several respects, but both types of courses offer convenient, high-quality courses that support learners anywhere and anytime. Please consult the LSU DL website for course descriptions, course details, and information about policies and procedures for the courses that interest you. GgECON 2030 Economic Principles , $559, 3, w p Education* * See “Curriculum & Instruction” English (ENGL)* * Enrollment in 1000-level English courses requires completion of a placement exam for students who do not have minimum college entrance exam scores. Refer to the information on the website. The satisfactory completion of ENGL 1001 or equivalent credit is required for all English courses numbered 2000 and higher. GGgENGL 1001 English Composition, $559, 3, r o GGgENGL 2000 English Composition, $559, 3, r o ENGL 2001 Advanced English Composition, $559, 3, r w p DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES AT-A-GLANCE GUIDE ENGL 2002 Business Writing, $559, 3, r c p ENGL 2012 Practical Grammar & Usage, $559, 3, r o GgENGL 2025 Fiction, $559, 3 r w p GGgENGL 2027 Poetry, $569, 3, r a w p GGgENGL 2029 Drama, $559, 3, r o GgENGL 2123 Studies in Lit Traditions & Themes, $559, 3, r o ENGL 2710 Descriptive Grammar of English, $559, 3, r p ENGL 3002 Technical Writing, $559, 3, r o ENGL 3020 British Literature I, $559, 3, r w p ENGL 3022 British Literature II, $559, 3, r w p ENGL 3070 American Literature I, $559, 3, r o ENGL 3072 American Literature II, $559, 3, r o ENGL 3223 Adolescent Literature, $559, 3, r w p ENGL 3593 Survey of Women & Literature, $559, 3, r ,w p Entomolgy (ENTM) ENTM 4199 Insects and Society, $559, 3, d r o Environmental Studies (ENVS) ENVS 1000 Environment & Tech: Env. Probs, $559, 3, w p Geography (GEOG) GGgGEOG 1001 Human Geog: Americas & Europe, $559, 3, p Kinesiology (KIN) GGgKIN 1600 Personal & Community Health Probs, $559, 3, o KIN 2600 KIN 4602 * Native German speakers will not receive credit for German language courses. GGgGERM 1101 Elementary German, $747, 4, o GGgGERM 1102 Elementary German, $747, 4, r o GGgGERM 2101 Intermediate German, $559, 3, d r o GgGERM 2102 Intermediate German, $559, 3, r p GGgGERM 2155 Readings in German Literature, $559, 3, r p Greek & Roman Mythology See CLST 2090, Greek & Roman Mythology. History (HIST) GgHIST 1001 GGgHIST 1003 GGgHIST 2055 GGgHIST 2057 HIST 3071 HIST 4051 HIST 4052 HIST 4130 HIST 4140 Western Civilization to 1500, $559, 3, o Western Civilization Since 1500, $559, 3, o The United States to 1865, $559, 3, w p The United States: 1865-Present, $559, 3, w p Louisiana History, $559, 3, w p Colonial America: 1607-1763, $559, 3, w p American Revolution, 1763-1789, $559, 3, w p World War II, $559, 3, a w p GGgLATN 1001 Elementary Latin, $747, 4, w p GGgLATN 2051 Intermediate Latin, $747, 4, r w p Library & Information Science (LIS) LIS 1001 Library Research Meths & Material, $200, 1, d o Management (MGT) MGT 3200 Principles of Management $559, 3, w p Marketing (MKT) MKT 3401 MKT 3410 MKT 3411 MKT 3413 MKT 3421 MKT 3431 MKT 4443 Principles of Marketing $559, 3, d r o Sports Marketing $559, 3, d o Consumer Analysis & Behavior, $559, 3, r w p Marketing Research, $559, 3, r w p Mktg Communication: Promotion, $559, 3, r p Retailing Management, $559, 3, r w p International Marketing, $559, 3, r p Mathematics (MATH)* * Enrollment in 1000-level math courses requires completion of a placement exam for students who do not have minimum college entrance exam scores. Refer to the information on the website. MATH 1009Math for Elementary Teachers I, $559, 3, r p MATH 1010 Math for Elementary Teachers II, $559, 3, r p MATH 1015 Basic Mathematics & Applications, $559, 3, r p GGgMATH 1021 College Algebra, $559, 3, r p GGgMATH 1022 Plane Trigonometry, $559, 3, r p MATH 1025 Mathematics of Commerce, $559, 3, r p GGgMATH 1029 Intro to Contemporary Math, $559, 3, r p GgMATH 1100 The Nature of Mathematics, $559, 3, d r p GGgMATH 1431 Calculus w/ Bus & Econ Applications, $559, 3, r p MATH 1435 Mathematics for Business Analysis, $559, 3, r p GGgMATH 1550 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I, $926, 5, r p GgMATH 1552 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II, $747, 4, r p MATH 2057 Multidimensional Calculus, $559, 3, r p MATH 2085Linear Algebra, $559, 3, r p MATH 2090Differential Equations & Linear Alg, $747, 4, r p MATH 3355 Probability, $559, 3, r p Music (MUS) GGgMUS 1751 Music Appreciation, $559, 3, d o The Vietnam War, $559, 3, o Information Systems & Decision Sciences (ISDS) ISDS 1102 Intro to Management Info Systems, $559, 3, o ISDS 3115 Intro to Operations Management, $559, 3, r o Louisiana State University 1225 Pleasant Hall Baton Rouge, LA 70803 do Latin (LATN) GGgGEOG 1003 Human Geog: Africa & Asia, $559, 3, p German (GERM)* Human Sexuality, $559, 3, w p Community Safety Education, $559, 3, Political Science (POLI) GGgPOLI 2051 American Government, $559, 3, w p GgPOLI 2053 Intro to Comparative Politics, $559, 3, c wp Phone: 800-234-5046 or 225-578-2500 Fax: 225-578-3090 E-mail: [email protected] www.outreach.lsu.edu/DL GGgPOLI 2057 Intro to International Politics, $559, 3, w p GGgSPAN 2101 Intermediate Spanish, $559, 3, d r o GGgPOLI 2060 Intro to Political Theory, $559, 3, p GGgSPAN 2102 Intermediate Spanish, $559, 3, r p POLI 2070 Public Policy Making: An Intro, $559, 3, w p GgSPAN 2155 Spanish Textual Commentary, $569, 3, r a p Psychology (PSYC) GGgPSYC 2000 Intro to Psychology, $559, 3, o PSYC 2040 Social Psychology, $559, 3, r o PSYC 2060 Educational Psychology, $559, 3, o PSYC 2070 Devel Psych of the Life Span, $559, 3, r o PSYC 2076 Child Psychology, $559, 3, r o PSYC 2078 Adolescent Psychology, $559, 3, r o PSYC 3081 Personality, $559, 3, r o PSYC 3082 Intro to Abnormal Psychology, $559, 3, r o PSYC 3083 Psychological Counseling, $559, 3, r o Sociology (SOCL) Theatre (THTR) GGgTHTR 1020 Intro to Theatre, $559, 3, w p GGgTHTR 1800 Intro to Dance, $559, 3, d o Women’s & Gender Studies* * See ENGL 3593, Survey of Women & Literature, and SOCL 4521, Sociology of Gender. COLLEGE-PREPARATORY NON-CREDIT COURSES English NC55 NC56 Prep. for Col­lege English—Grammar, $224, p Prep. for College English—Writing, $224, p GGgSOCL 2001 Introductory Sociology, $559, 3, d o SOCL 2501 Current Social Problems, $559, 3, p SOCL 2505 Marriage & Family, $559, 3, w p SOCL 4461 Criminology, $559, 3, d r o SOCL 4521 Sociology of Gender, $559, 3, r w p Spanish (SPAN)* * Native Spanish speakers will not receive credit for Spanish language courses. GGgSPAN 1101 Elementary Spanish, $747, 4, o GgSPAN 1102 Elementary Spanish, $747, 4, r o Mathematics NC29 NC39 NC49 NC59 NC91 NC92 A Study of Decimal Fractions, $89, p A Study of Basic Algebra, $89, p A Study of Selected Geometry Topics, $89, p A Study of Intermediate Algebra, $89, d p Prep. for College Mathematics I, $622, r p Prep. for College Mathematics II, $622, r p Social Work NC81 Basic Human Biology for Social Work, $300, w p Course Features Key g General Education Course: Courses satisfy LSU General Education requirements. d Course Under Development: Refer to the LSU DLP website for availability. r Prerequisite: This course has a prerequisite that must be completed before you can enroll. For more details, refer to the course description on the LSU DLP website. a Audio-Visual Components: Access to an audio player or a video player is required. If A-V materials are required, the A-V materials fee has been added to the course cost unless included with textbook. For more details, refer to the course description on the LSU DLP website. c Computer Access: Access to a computer is required. Some courses that require a computer may also require Internet access. Course Formats Key o Online Distance Learning Course: Course is available exclusively online. Access to a computer and the Internet is required. Course details and fees are available online. w Web-enabled Course: Course materials are available online and course work is submitted via the Internet. You must have access to a computer and to the Internet. Depending on the instructor’s grading methods, graded work may be returned by mail or electronically. p Print-based Course: The course is available as a printed course guide. Course work is submitted and returned by mail. CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS POST-BACCALAUREATE CREDIT CERTIFICATE UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT CERTIFICATES Certificate in Accounting Whether it’s the next step in your plan to earn a CPA or simply a way to demonstrate your knowledge of accounting to your employer, the Certificate in Accounting will open the door to new opportunities. Since you can enroll at any time, you can begin today. ACCT 3121: Cost Analysis and Control ACCT 3221: Income Tax Accounting I ACCT 3222: Auditing Certificate of Liberal Studies Well-rounded students are more productive in the workplace and in society. This curriculum focuses on providing students with selected courses that adhere to this philosophy. For students with little or no college experience, this program provides an excellent beginning. All courses in this curriculum should easily transfer to any accredited university. ENGL 1001: English Composition POLI 2051: American Government CMST 2010: Interpersonal Communication Plus two of the following electives: ACCT 4022: Advanced Accounting ACCT 4235: Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting ACCT 4421: Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting “Excellent course! I enjoyed the flexibility of DL courses but still learned as much as if I was physically attending class!” — GEOG 1001 student Plus one course in World or American History: HIST 1001, HIST 1003, HIST 2055, or HIST 2057 Plus one of the following electives: ENGL 2029: Drama MUS 1751: Music Appreciation THTR 1020: Introduction to Theatre THTR 1800: Introduction to Dance Certificate of Business Communication Communication is a key to success in the business field. Whether you work or plan to work in management, marketing, or customer service, you need essential communication skills to ensure success. This carefully selected curriculum provides students the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and practice to succeed in the business environment. ENGL 1001: English Composition ENGL 2000: English Composition ENGL 2002: Business Writing CMST 2010: Interpersonal Communication Plus one of the following electives: MGT 3200: Principles of Management ENGL 3002: Technical Writing MKT 3421: Marketing Communication: Promotion Certificate of Human Services For those working in government, medical, non-profit, and other related fields, a foundation in human services is essential. This curriculum emphasizes the basic concepts needed for success in this arena. The program is for those currently employed in human services or for those who plan to enter the field. PSYC 2000: Introduction to Psychology SOCL 2001: Introduction to Sociology SOCL 2501: Current Social Problems KIN 1600: Personal and Community Health Problems Plus one of the following electives: Louisiana State University 1225 Pleasant Hall Baton Rouge, LA 70803 PSYC 2076: Child Psychology PSYC 2078: Adolescent Psychology SOCL 2505: Marriage and Family SOCL 4461: Criminology Phone: 800-234-5046 or 225-578-2500 Fax: 225-578-3090 E-mail: [email protected] www.outreach.lsu.edu/DL Louisiana State University 1225 Pleasant Hall • Baton Rouge, LA 70803 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS LSU Distance Learning courses can help you achieve your educational goals on your schedule. Refer to the website for complete policies and procedures. WHAT IS A DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE? LSU Continuing Education offers independent-learning courses through two programs. Online Distance Learning (ODL) courses are fully online courses delivered in Moodle. All interaction in the course—assignments, quizzes, exams, instructor communication, discussion forums—is done online. Independent & Distance Learning (IDL) courses are offered in print-based and web-enabled formats. Print-based courses follow a printed course guide and require assignment submission by mail. Webenabled courses provide an electronic course guide and assignment submission electronically through our website. Both print-based and web-enabled courses require paper exams administered by an approved proctor in your area. Distance learning courses provide convenience and flexibility; however, they are not a shortcut to earning credit or a form of credit by exam. The ODL and IDL programs have different policies and procedures; review the policies on our website. WHY TAKE A COURSE THROUGH LSU DISTANCE LEARNING? · Begin a course on your schedule: enroll any day, any time · Plan your education around your life—no class meetings or registration hassles · Work at your own pace: depending on your course, you will have either six months or nine months to complete your course (most courses require a minimum of nine weeks to complete) · Take the course you need: choose from more than 115 course titles · Receive college credit courses from an accredited university · Benefit from our experience: LSU is a recognized leader in distance learning · Take advantage of LSU’s excellent educational value DO I HAVE TO BE AN LSU STUDENT TO ENROLL? No. Admission to LSU (or other college or university) is not required. HOW DO I ENROLL? For ODL courses, you may enroll online through the ODL website. For IDL courses, you may enroll online or download the application form from the IDL website and mail or fax it to us. WHEN CAN I ENROLL? You can enroll at any time during the year. Many students complete their coursework and exams in less time than a typical semester. WHAT COURSES DO YOU OFFER? We offer more than 115 college-credit courses. We also offer a number of non-credit courses. Information in this guide is correct as of the date of printing; for the most up-to-date information, please consult our website. HOW MUCH DO YOUR DISTANCE COURSES COST? LSU undergraduate course fees through the Distance Learning Programs are $153 per credit hour, plus required fees. Fees for noncredit courses are specified in the course listing. In addition, there is a $10 non-refundable application fee for each course. You will also need to purchase textbooks. Some of our courses require additional materials. ODL courses require an exam proctoring fee paid directly to the required proctoring service; the current charge is $31.25 per exam session. To learn more about specific course requirements, please refer to the course descriptions on the LSU Distance Learning website. WHAT CAN I DO WITH THE CREDIT FROM DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES? · · · · · · Apply credit toward a degree at LSU Transfer credit to another university Use credit to meet licensing or certification requirements Learn new skills for your current employment Prepare for a new position or profession Prepare for college or graduate school CAN LSU COURSES MEET MY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS? Many students, both at LSU and other colleges and universities, use distance learning courses to meet English composition, analytical reasoning, arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences requirements and prerequisites. LSU general education courses are marked with a star ( ) in this guide. Check with your advisor to see whether credit from LSU can be applied toward your degree requirements. g HOW DO I TAKE MY EXAMS? For ODL, you will take exams online through a service called ProctorU. For IDL courses, if you live in the Baton Rouge area, you will take exams at our office on the LSU campus. If you live elsewhere, you may take your exams in your local area, with an approved proctor. IS LSU AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION? Yes. Louisiana State University and A&M College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500, for questions about the accreditation of Louisiana State University and A&M College. LSU Continuing Education is a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association, the Association for Distance Education & Independent Learning, SLOAN-C, and the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board. 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