Online – Undergraduate

Taking classes online allows you the flexibility to go home, travel, or work during the summer and still earn UT credit. You may review the courses offered online here. Current students will register for classes using MyUTK. Visiting college students will complete a VIP application at One Stop Student Services, then register using MyUTK.

Summer 2014 Undergraduate Online Courses

General Education Courses

4 credit hours
Completely online with proctored exams. First semester of a two-course sequence. Covers amino acid and protein structure and chemistry, protein folding, enzyme reactions mechanisms, carbohydrate and lipid structure, function and metabolism, photosynthesis and carbon fixation, membrane biochemistry, thermodynamics of biological systems, vitamins and coenzymes, citric acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation, and signal transduction. Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 350. Corequisite(s): Chemistry 360. Intended for biology majors in BCMB concentration but also open to biology majors in other concentrations.
3 credit hours
Combination online and in-class delivery mode. Conception through adulthood in various social/ecological contexts. Interrelationships among various aspects of development ― physical, cognitive, emotional, social. Normative and non-normative development. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences. Registration Restriction(s): Non-child and family studies majors only.
3 credit hours
Rhetorical strategies for effective communication about public issues. Students will learn to write for multiple audiences and may be asked to participate in collaborative writing projects with business, academic, or political organizations. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication.
3 credit hours
Study of the earth as an integrated system between physical and biological processes. Focus is on human disturbances, such as habitat destruction and pollution. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Credit Restriction: May not be applied toward the geology major. Students may not receive credit for both 202 and 208.
3 credit hours
Materials for children in leisure time or classroom activities. Criteria for selecting books, magazines, recordings, films and related materials. Storytelling and other devices for encouraging reading.
3 credit hours
Online class with some on-campus sessions. For students not planning to major in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. Calculus of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, with applications. Credit Restriction: Students who receive a grade of C or better in 141, 147, or 152 may not subsequently receive credit for 125. Prerequisite(s): 119 or 130 or 123. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning.
4 credit hours
Calculus of functions in two or more dimensions. Includes solid analytic geometry, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and selected topics in vector calculus. Prerequisite(s): 142 or 148.
3 credit hours
Online with on-campus exams. Theory and practice of basic elements of music.
3 credit hours
Nutritional concepts, current consumer issues in nutrition, nutritional needs through life cycle, and international nutrition concerns and/or issues. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences.
3 credit hours
Introduction to fundamental institutions and processes of American national politics including the Constitution, voting, the Presidency, the Congress and the courts. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences.
3 credit hours
Introduction to politics and political systems emphasizing government in a cross-national and global perspective. Focus on the knowledge and principal concerns of political science as a social science. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences.
3 credit hours
Introduction to religion in culture and society, including examination of religious traditions from China, India, and the Mediterranean world. Writing-emphasis course.
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations.
3 credit hours
Introduction to religion in culture and society, focusing on cross-cultural interpretation and the treatment of common problems and themes within religious traditions. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations.
3 credit hours
Initial class meeting on campus in HBB 203, then synchronous online. Data collection techniques. Graphical and numerical summaries of data. Introduction to probability and probability distributions. Binomial and normal distributions. Inference for a single mean, a single proportion, difference in means and difference in proportions using confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Simple linear regression and correlation. Association between categorical variables. Use of statistical computing software. Applied course appropriate for a general audience. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 125 or Mathematics 141.

Additional Undergraduate Courses

3 credit hours
Online and on-campus sections offered. An overview of design as visual message-making and as an act of cultural interpretation. Contemporary and historic design and its forms are examined, along with an introduction to design and creative concepts, and the role of criticism and theory.
4 credit hours
Instructor: Evans, Helton
Distance Education Campus.Builds on the knowledge base and experience of RNs in transition to professional nursing. Focuses on the conceptual foundations of nursing practice and issues in health care delivery. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 lectures and 1 lab. Registration Restriction(s): Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (RN Track).
3 credit hours
Instructors: Moore, Bailey, Johnson
Distance Education Campus. Theory and laboratory practice in the systematic assessment of health status including history taking and performance of physical assessment skills. Contact Hour Distribution: 2 lectures and 1 lab. Registration Restriction(s): Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major or Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (RN track) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (accelerated track); minimum student level ― junior.
2 credit hours
Instructors: Wright, Embler
Distance Education Campus. Focus on cultural perspectives in health and illness. Discussion of diversity in and influence of culture on health promotion, maintenance, and restoration across the lifespan and in selected nursing specialties, ethnic populations, and religious denominations. Registration Restriction(s): Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major or Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (RN track); minimum student level ― junior.
2 credit hours
Instructor: Farr
Distance Education Campus. Biochemical and pharmacological effects of therapeutic drugs on the human body. Basic concepts of drug action and interactions. Major drug classifications. Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 110 and Nursing 319. Comment(s): 6 hours of anatomy and physiology are required. Nursing students are expected to complete Nursing 319 prior to taking this course.
5 credit hours
Instructor: Callen
Distance Education Campus. Focus on nursing care of at-risk populations in the community and national health promotion objectives. Analysis of community health needs. Design and implementation of nursing interventions to promote and maintain health. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 lectures and 2 labs. Prerequisite(s): 311 and 319 and 333. Corequisite(s): 351 and 361. Registration Restriction(s): Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major or Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (RN track).
3 credit hours
Instructor: Embler, TBA
Distance Education Campus. Introduction to research, design, and methodologies. Critique of selected research studies for application to evidenced-based nursing practice. Registration Restriction(s): Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN track) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (accelerated track); minimum student level ― senior.
4 credit hours
Instructors: Wright, Embler
Distance Education Campus. An alternative to 490 for the registered nurse student. For experienced nurses, the practicum portion of the course can be met through preparation of a portfolio and documentation of course objectives having been met through professional practice. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC) Contact Hour Distribution: 2 lectures and 2 labs.
Registration Restriction(s):Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (RN track).
3 credit hours
Selected public policy issues confronting the nation, including the background, nature, and effects of present policies, and options for the future. Writing-emphasis course.
3 credit hours
Popular culture related to American politics and government focusing on the role of film, television, fiction, music, drama, art, and sports. Writing-emphasis course. (Same as American Studies 312; Cinema Studies 312.)
3 credit hours
Law as a process through which social problems are addressed in the United States. Examples from case law, legislation, and administrative regulation. Writing-emphasis course.
3 credit hours
Public agencies, their organization, personnel, financial management and administrative responsibility. The policy-making process and political environment.
3 credit hours
Resource availability, international economics, international security and peace (imperialism, war, diplomacy, the balance of power, international law, and international organization). Writing-emphasis course.
3 credit hours
Understanding of behavior of individual and family, demographics, family life cycle, family dynamics and roles, cultural and ethnic influences, and individual and family decision making.
3 credit hours
Issues concerning the use of the Internet and related technologies to improve and/or transform retail businesses. Emphasizes analysis of consumers and product/service types in online retailing and the effective management of online catalogs. Also direct retailing methods that involve technology such as interactive TV and m-commerce (mobile). Prerequisite(s): 210 or Management 201.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Bradford
Distance Education Campus. Emergence of the social work profession. Professional mission, knowledge, skills, and values. Practice settings, client groups, helping services, career patterns, and practice methods. Designed to assist students to consider their ability for careers in social work.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Proulx
Distance Education Campus. Development, structure, and function of the social welfare institution. Analysis of social welfare programs and impact of the institution on society.
All courses are subject to availability, and the above descriptions are subject to change. Always consult the timetable and online catalog for the most recent information.