Undergraduate Online Courses

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

REST 102 – 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.
ANTH 130 - 3 credit hours
Major concepts and methods in the study of culture; survey of cross-cultural similarities and differences in subsistence, social organization, economic, political, and religious institutions; language, ideology and arts. Contributions of anthropology to resolving contemporary human problems. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences.
GEOL 202 – 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.
ARTD 150 – 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. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities.
POLS 102 – 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.
STAT 201 – 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.
NUTR 100 – 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.
POLS 101 – 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.

Additional Undergraduate Courses

MATH 125 – 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.
BCMB 401 – 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.
INSC 330 – 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.
MATH 241 – 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.
RCS 341 – 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.
POLS 311 – 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.
RCS 412 – 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.
MUTH 100 – 3 credit hours
Online with on-campus exams. Theory and practice of basic elements of music.
CFS 210 – 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: SS. Registration Restriction(s): Non-child and family studies majors only.
POLS 365 – 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.
POLS 340 – 3 credit hours
Public agencies, their organization, personnel, financial management and administrative responsibility. The policy-making process and political environment.
POLS 330 – 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.
POLS 312 – 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.)
ENGL 255 - 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.
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.