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Online Courses Courses – 2020 Fall

Online courses are taught internationally by USAC faculty located across different Specialty Program sites in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The offerings below include some of our most popular courses in language andliterature, the arts, culture, and society, diversity and multiculturalism, health and wellness, and international affairs. Contact the USAC Enrollment Department to request a detailed syllabus at syllabus@usac.edu.

The following courses have continued availability.

Language and Literature

Chinese

Fall
200-level3 creditsTaught in Chinese
Spring
200-level3 creditsTaught in Chinese

This course is designed to further develop the students’ listening comprehension, speaking skills, reading and writing proficiency in Chinese. New grammar points will be introduced, and selected grammar points are reviewed during class sessions. Various activities - discussions, oral presentations, conversions - will provide the opportunity to practice on speaking and listening, class participation is therefore essential.

Prerequisite: Two (2) semesters of college level Chinese language

Fall
200-level3 creditsTaught in Chinese
Spring
200-level3 creditsTaught in Chinese

This course is designed to further develop the students’ listening comprehension, speaking skills, reading and writing proficiency in Chinese. New grammar points will be introduced, and selected grammar points are reviewed during class sessions. Various activities - discussions, oral presentations, conversions - will provide the opportunity to practice on speaking and listening, class participation is therefore essential.

Prerequisite: Three (3) semesters of college level Chinese language

French

Fall
FrenchWorld Languages and Literatures300-level3 creditsTaught in French
Spring
FrenchWorld Languages and Literatures300-level3 creditsTaught in French
Description not available at this time.

Fall
300-level3 creditsTaught in French
Spring
300-level3 creditsTaught in French
Description not available at this time.

Fall
400-level3 creditsTaught in French
Spring
400-level3 creditsTaught in French
Description not available at this time.

Fall
300-level3 creditsTaught in French
Spring
300-level3 creditsTaught in French
Description not available at this time.

Fall
French300-level3 creditsTaught in French
Spring
French300-level3 creditsTaught in French
Description not available at this time.

Spanish

Fall
Spanish400-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish
Spring
Spanish400-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish
Description not available at this time.

Fall
400-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish
Spring
400-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish

This course is for the third-year students of modern Chinese language and the equivalent (i.e. those who have completed studying of basic Chinese language at elementary and intermediate level).

Prerequisite: Five (5) semesters of college level Chinese language

Fall
300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish
Spring
300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish

This course offers students the space to develop conversational skills in the Spanish language.

Prerequisites: Four semesters of college level Spanish

Fall
SpanishWorld Languages and Literatures300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish
Spring
SpanishWorld Languages and Literatures300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish
Description not available at this time.

Fall
300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish
Spring
300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish

This course explores leading Spanish-American literary works written from the pre-Columbian times to the late nineteenth century. Students will develop skills in reading comprehension, analysis, discussion, and investigation of Latin American texts, poems, and short stories.

Prerequisites: Four semesters of college level Spanish

Fall
300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish
Spring
300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish
Description not available at this time.

Art, Culture and Society

Fall
400-level3 creditsTaught in English
Spring
400-level3 creditsTaught in English
Description not available at this time.

Diversity and Multiculturalism

Fall
400-level3 creditsTaught in English
Spring
400-level3 creditsTaught in English

This course explores Buddhism in Thailand in an academic and empirical way to develop student knowledge about the history and fundamental teachings of the Buddha as interpreted by the Thai people. Students will analyze the evolution of Buddhist teachings throughout history.

Prerequisites: One (1) semester of college level sociology, philosophy, or religious studies

Fall
300-level3 creditsTaught in English
Spring
300-level3 creditsTaught in English
Description not available at this time.

Health and Wellness

Fall
AnthropologyNutrition300-level3 creditsTaught in English
Spring
AnthropologyNutrition300-level3 creditsTaught in English
Description not available at this time.

International Affairs

Fall
400-level3 creditsTaught in English
Spring
400-level3 creditsTaught in English

In this course, students will analyze the history of regional relations in South Asia and Southeast Asia, and how it has shaped the current status of intergovernmental relations. They will also explore India’s efforts to build bilateral relations as the regional superpower. South Asia includes a cluster of nations within the southern region of continental Asia. South Asia includes India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and the Maldives. South Asian countries have maintained economic interdependency, especially in areas such as trade and security.

Fall
400-level3 creditsTaught in English
Spring
400-level3 creditsTaught in English

This course presents a comparative analysis of the local, national, and international dynamics of Latin American politics during the twentieth century and the first decades of the twenty-first century.

Although the focus of the course is the contemporary political processes of the region, an overview of colonial and post-independence history is provided in order to understand the historical evolution of these societies.

Special emphasis is given to recent developments such as the effects of the Cold War and the influence of US foreign policy in the region. Issues of (under-)development, migrations, political violence, human and civil rights are also studied, as well as recent theoretical and societal trends such as governance, minority movements, neoliberalism, and the challenges of “Presidentialism.”

Prerequisites: One semester of college level political science

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall: Open

Spring: Coming soon!

2021-22 App. Cycle

Stay tuned for more information on Online course options offered this Summer, Fall & Spring.

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Program Type

Specialty Online

Credits

3-18 US credits