Available Self-Paced Online Courses

Courses available and associated requisites are subject to change. Self-paced online classes occasionally reach enrollment capacity and must be temporarily closed. Submitting a request to enroll does not guarantee enrollment in the desired courses.

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All courses are three credit hours.


AAST 2023 The African American Experience

Examines various facets of African American culture that collectively construct the African American experience including art, literature, drama, migration, film, and education. Covers issues facing African Americans through a cultural and socio-political context to understand and appreciate African American impacts on the United States.

ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles

Introduction of accounting as an information system with emphasis on processing and presenting information in the form of financial statements for use in decision making. The course emphasizes business processes and double entry accounting. Prerequisite: ISYS 1120 or ISYS 1123, and MATH 2053 or MATH 2554, and WCOB 1111 (for business majors) each with a grade of C or better. This Self-Paced course requires three proctored exams.

ANTH 1023 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to the nature of culture and its influence on human behavior and personality; comparative study of custom, social organization, and processes of change and integration of culture. Corequisite: Drill component. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013)

ANTH 3213 Indigenous Peoples of North America: Anthropological Perspectives

An exploration of indigenous societies and cultures of North America from an anthropological perspective. Using examples from diverse Native Nations from the time of European contact to the present, we will examine colonialism and resistance, indigenous cosmologies, memory culture and oral tradition, and the politics of representation. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

CIED 3103 Children and Adolescent Literature

A survey of children's literary works, authors, and illustrators with emphasis on the preschool and primary grade literature. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

CIED 3113 Emergent and Developmental Literacy

This course focuses on theories of children's emerging literacy and on the continuing development of literacy abilities in pre-kindergarten and early elementary years. Prerequisites:ENGL 1013, ENGL 1023, and CIED 3263. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics

Macroeconomic analysis, including aggregate employment, income, fiscal and monetary policy, growth and business cycles. Credit will be allowed for only one of ECON 2013 and AGEC 2103. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or higher, or a score of 26 on the math component of the ACT exam, or 600 on the math component of the SAT. This Self-Paced course requires three proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)

ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics

Microeconomic analysis, including market structures, supply and demand, production costs, price and output, and international economics. Credit will be allowed for only one of ECON 2023 and AGEC 1103. Prerequisites: MATH 1203 or higher, or a score of least 26 on the math component of the ACT exam, or a score of at least 600 on the math component of the SAT. This Self-Paced course requires three proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)

ENGL 1013 Composition I

Required of all freshmen unless exempted by the Department of English. Prerequisite: ENGL 0002 or an acceptable score on the English section of the ACT or another approved test. This course requires one proctored exam.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency=ENGL 1013)

EXSC 2393 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Introduction to the prevention and care of athletic related injuries. Includes athletic injury recognition and management. Prerequisites: BIOL 2443 and BIOL 2441L. This Self-Paced course requires five proctored exams.

FREN 1003 Elementary French I

This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = FREN 1013)

FREN 1013 Elementary French II

Elementary courses stress correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = FREN 1023)

FREN 2003 Intermediate French I

Intermediate courses lead to greater facility in spoken language and to more advanced reading skills. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = FREN 2013)

FREN 2013 Intermediate French II

Continued development of basic speaking comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = FREN 2023)

FREN 3063 Ph.D. Reading Requirement I

Effective Spring 2016 this Self-Paced course will require two proctored exams.

FREN 4213 French Civilization

Prerequisite: FREN 3113 This Self-Paced course requires one proctored exam.

GERM 3063 Ph.D. Reading Requirement I

This Self-Paced course requires one proctored exam.

HIST 1113 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I

Introduces the major civilizations of the world in their historical context to 1500. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113)

HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II

Introduces the major civilizations of the world in their historical context, since 1500. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123)

HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877

A history of American life encompassing constitutional, political, social, intellectual and economic development from prior to European colonization to 1877. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)

HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present

A history of American life encompassing constitutional, political, social, intellectual and economic development from Reconstruction to the present. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)

HIST 3383 Arkansas and the Southwest

Political, economic, social, and cultural development of Arkansas from the coming of the Indian to the 20th century, with special emphasis on Arkansas as a national and regional component. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

HIST 4563 The Old South, 1607-1865

Survey of the political, social, and economic development of the antebellum South. This Self-Paced course requires three proctored exams.

ITAL 1003 Elementary Italian I

This Self-Paced course requires three proctored exams.

ITAL 1013 Elementary Italian II

Elementary courses stress correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability. This Self-Paced course requires three proctored exams.

JOUR 1023 Media and Society

A survey of mass media (newspaper, radio, TV, magazine, advertising, public relations, photography, etc.) which stresses their importance in today's society and introduces the student to the various areas in journalism. Recommended for students considering journalism as a major. This Self-Paced course requires three proctored exams.

JOUR 1033 Fundamentals of Journalism

Introduces students to the skills of observation, critical thinking and concise writing required in all aspects of journalism, as well as to the technology needed in upper-level courses. Practice using references for grammar and journalistic style. A prerequisite to JOUR 2013, JOUR 2033, JOUR 2063 and JOUR 4143. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: Journalism major or department consent.

JOUR 3633 Media Law

Constitutional guarantees, statutory laws and court cases applicable to mass communications. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

KINS 3413 Administration in Physical Education

An examination of the administrative duties of the physical education teacher. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

PBHL 1103 Personal Health and Safety

Health and safety problems with emphasis on the promotion of individual health and safety. This Self-Paced course requires four proctored exams.

PBHL 2613 Foundations of Public Health

Introduction to the principles and practices of public health education, inclusive of an examination of the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, impact and results of public health practice. This Self-Paced course requires three proctored exams.

PLSC 2003 American National Government

Survey of the history, basic ideas, structure, and political processes of the national government of the United States, including the fundamental relationships of the federal system. Required of all political science majors. Effective fall 2016 This Self-Paced course requires five proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)

PLSC 2013 Introduction to Comparative Politics

An introductory survey of comparative political systems. This Self-Paced course requires four proctored exams.

PSYC 2003 General Psychology

An introduction to the field of Psychology, including the investigation of the biological bases of behavior; learning and cognitive processes; developmental and social psychology; and personality, psychopathology, and the treatment of psychological disorders. Students will be expected to complete a research requirement. This Self-Paced course requires four proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)

SPAN 1003, SPAN 1013, SPAN 2003, and SPAN 2013 (Elementary and Intermediate Spanish courses)

These courses are offered in a semi-structured format. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for details.

SPAN 3063 Intensive Spanish Reading I

A rapid course in the fundamentals of Spanish for advanced students who do not desire to follow the usual curriculum Spanish in the shortest possible time. This Self-Paced course requires two proctored exams.

Note: Note: This course is a reading knowledge course for graduate students and cannot be counted for credit towards an undergraduate Spanish major or minor.

THTR 1003 Basic Course in the Arts: Theatre Appreciation

Introduction to theatre arts; playwriting, directing, acting, and design. For the general student. May not be presented toward satisfaction of the B.A. in fine arts requirement by drama majors.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = DRAM 1003)


Available Semi-Structured Online Courses

SPAN 1003 Elementary Spanish I

There are four deadlines in the approximately twelve week enrollment period by which specific assignments and exams must be completed, but students can work ahead if desired. No enrollment extensions are available for this course. This class is not available for enrollment in every session. Please see the list to the right of sessions in which this course is scheduled to be available.

This Self-Paced course requires four proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency=SPAN 1013)

SPAN 1013 Elementary Spanish II

There are four deadlines in the approximately twelve week enrollment period by which specific assignments and exams must be completed, but students can work ahead if desired. No enrollment extensions are available for this course. This class is not available for enrollment in every session. Please see the list to the right of sessions in which this course is scheduled ot be available.

Elementary courses stress pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability. This Self-Paced course requires four proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = SPAN 1023)

SPAN 2003 Intermediate Spanish I

There are four deadlines in the approximately twelve week enrollment period by which specific assignments and exams must be completed, but students can work ahead if desired. No enrollment extensions are available for this course. This class is not available for enrollment in every session. Please see the list to the right of sessions in which this course is scheduled to be available.

Intermediate courses lead to greater facility in spoken language and to more advanced reading skills. This Self-Paced course requires four proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = SPAN 2013)

SPAN 2013 Intermediate Spanish II

There are four deadlines in the approximately twelve week enrollment period by which specific assignments and exams must be completed, but students can work ahead if desired. No enrollment extensions are available for this course. This class is not available for enrollment in every session. Please see the list to the right of sessions in which this course is scheduled to be available.

Continued development of basic speaking comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. This Self-Paced course requires four proctored exams.

Note: (ACTS Equivalency = SPAN 2023)

Fall 2017 Dates

  • 8/21/17 – 11/10/17  $
    (Financial aid/scholarship session)
  • 9/1/17 – 11/21/17
  • 10/13/17 – 1/9/18
  • 11/17/17 – 2/13/18