Online Dual Enrollment

Preparing Students with Learning Differences for College Transition.

Through our personalized and highly supportive approach to online learning, our students develop critical academic skills, explore their interests, and earn college credits while in high school or in a gap-year experience.

Course Descriptions

Spring and Summer 2022

Business Courses

This course surveys the dynamic environment in which businesses operate today. Students learn about economic concepts, business organization, forms of ownership, management, marketing, and managing financial resources. Actual business cases are used to explore the impact that managerial roles, market trends, legal standards, technological change, natural resources, global competition, and the active involvement of government has on businesses. The relationship between social responsibility and profits in our free enterprise system is explored. Credits: 3

This course provides students with a foundation upon which to develop lifelong personal financial management skills. Topics include: the importance of personal finance; financial planning and the time-value of money; money management skills such as budgeting, balancing a checkbook, taxes, cash management, credit/debit cards, and major purchases (auto, home, education); insurance (property/liability, health, life); and investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, portfolio management, real estate, retirement planning). Credits: 3

Communications Courses

This course introduces students to the field of communication and enables them to increase their effectiveness and precision as public speakers and members of seminars and groups. Students explore how their perceptions influence the way they communicate and how to use a wide variety of listening skills. They become aware of how verbal and nonverbal language can alter, detract from or enhance messages. Students also employ a variety of language strategies that promote inclusion, honesty, conflict resolution and support from within a group. Credits: 3

This course introduces public speaking through applying communication theory and techniques to a variety of different presentation contexts, Students will learn how to select and organize ideas; adapt a message to an audience with confidence and enthusiasm. Students will be required to research and present at least 3 prepared in-class speeches. Public speaking is a skill that can be mastered by anyone with motivation and determination. Credits: 3

Computer Science Courses

This course includes the fundamentals of computer programming with an emphasis on problem solving methods and algorithm development. Topics include design and implementation of programs that use events, functions, conditionals, loops, recursion and various data structures. Students will be expected to design, implement, and debug programs in a functional programming language. Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of basic programming and information principles to design and create web-based user-centered experiences. Students will be exposed to the logical elements of programming languages (e.g., HTML, Java Script, JQuery) as well as how to use web and graphics software editors. In addition to developing functional user-centered web sites, students will gain an understanding of the capabilities of accessible and interactive design by examining the history, infrastructure, and future of the Internet. Credits: 3

Education/First Year Seminar Courses

Perspectives in Learning is designed to foster student’s self-awareness, critical thinking, strategic learning, and self-advocacy. The course introduces theories, and their practical implications, related to the cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural dimensions of learning. Throughout the 14-week course are opportunities for students to practice study skills, including active reading, note-taking, test-taking, self-management, and technology competencies. Students will explore laws that protect individuals with diagnosed learning differences, as well as the resources and accommodations that provide academic, social, and emotional support. Credits: 3

History/Humanities Courses

This course examines the evolution of seminal ideas of enduring significance for Western civilization. Students trace ideas about religion, philosophy, politics, economics, technology and aesthetics from classical Greece through Roman civilization to the Christian and Muslim cultures of the Middle Ages. Students are encouraged to draw parallels between the early forms of these ideas and their expression in current society. Credits: 3

 

Mathematics Courses

This online course focuses on how statistics are used to inform decisions within the fields of business, social science, and life science. Topics covered include descriptive and inferential statistics, organizing and visualizing data, basic probability, the binomial distribution, the normal distribution, sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, linear regression, and multiple regression. The course also provides an introduction to software used to understand statistical concepts and perform statistical procedures. Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Placement test or C- or better in a High School math course (pre-algebra strongly suggested). You will need to submit the transcript with your application.

Math online placement exam is an additional $25.00 fee.

Online Student Readiness Training

It is essential that students choosing to learn online, understand and develop the skills required to be successful. We recognize that in general, students can experience a high amount of stress and anxiety as they attempt to learn both the academic content and the skills needed to access, navigate, and respond to that content. The Landmark College Online Student Readiness training allows students to gain practical skills to support their long-term success with online learning. This training contains 7 modules, each discussing areas of online learning, which address the areas of:

  • Getting Ready for Online Learning
  • Self-Direction
  • Study Habits
  • Reading & Research Strategies
  • Communication Skills
  • Technology
  • Adjusting to College

Students who complete the training receive the Landmark College Online Learning Readiness Badge from Badgr, a professional digital badging company. The “adjusting to college” module helps students understand the landscape of a college or university. This includes the ability to articulate the skills needed and build the internal motivation to be engaged and successful in a college level course.

This readiness training is self-directed, provided free of charge to enrolled Online Dual Enrollment students, and is available two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Credits: 0

Included free of charge when in conjunction with a for-credit course.

Psychology/Social Studies Courses

This course introduces students to the fields of study in modern psychology. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to answer the following questions: What is psychology? What are the methods of investigation in psychology? How is the science of psychology applied to individuals and groups? This course covers topics such as learning, cognition, memory, emotion, perception, personality, developmental psychology, stress & health, psychological disorders, and the biological underpinnings of behavior. Credits: 3

This course introduces students to the scientific study of human social life, groups and societies. Students learn and apply concepts commonly used by sociologists in framing their understanding of institutions, cultures, networks, organizations, and social relations. Students acquire the conceptual tools that enable them to give social context to individual human behavior. Major topics include sociological theory and methods; culture and society; stratification, class and inequality; gender inequality; ethnicity and race; families; education; religion; and political and economic life. In addition, these topics are presented within the broader context of globalization. Class activities and discussions will regularly be supplemented with short film clips selected from award-winning documentaries. Credits: 3

Science (NEW!) Course

This course explores current best evidence for behaviors that support physical and mental health and performance in a modern working environment. The world in which most of us live is very different from the one for which our bodies and brains have evolved. Considering current expectations for school and workplace technology use, students completing this course will practice developing habits that improve learning and remembering and overall healthy work-life balance. The focus will be on the relationship between lifestyle choices and the learning process, reflecting on how daily choices affect mental and physical well-being. Topics will include mindset, resilience, ergonomics, physical activity, and sleep. Credits: 3

Summer Courses

It is essential that students choosing to learn online, understand and develop the skills required to be successful. We recognize that in general, students can experience a high amount of stress and anxiety as they attempt to learn both the academic content and the skills needed to access, navigate, and respond to that content. The Landmark College Online Student Readiness training allows students to gain practical skills to support their long-term success with online learning. This training contains 7 modules, each discussing areas of online learning, which address the areas of:

  • Getting Ready for Online Learning
  • Self-Direction
  • Study Habits
  • Reading & Research Strategies
  • Communication Skills
  • Technology
  • Adjusting to College

Students who complete the training receive the Landmark College Online Learning Readiness Badge from Badgr, a professional digital badging company. The “adjusting to college” module helps students understand the landscape of a college or university. This includes the ability to articulate the skills needed and build the internal motivation to be engaged and successful in a college level course.

This readiness training is self-directed, provided free of charge to enrolled Online Dual Enrollment students, and is available two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Credits: 0

2 weeks, July 11 to July 29: $299.00.

This course provides students with a foundation upon which to develop lifelong personal financial management skills. Topics include: the importance of personal finance; financial planning and the time-value of money; money management skills such as budgeting, balancing a checkbook, taxes, cash management, credit/debit cards, and major purchases (auto, home, education); insurance (property/liability, health, life); and investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, portfolio management, real estate, retirement planning). Credits: 3
Perspectives in Learning is designed to foster student’s self-awareness, critical thinking, strategic learning, and self-advocacy. The course introduces theories, and their practical implications, related to the cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural dimensions of learning. Throughout the 14-week course are opportunities for students to practice study skills, including active reading, note-taking, test-taking, self-management, and technology competencies. Students will explore laws that protect individuals with diagnosed learning differences, as well as the resources and accommodations that provide academic, social, and emotional support. Credits: 3

Writing Courses

This course emphasizes the interconnected nature of reading and writing at the college level. Students are asked to develop and refine individualized reading and writing processes, while working with a variety of rhetorical strategies and structures. Through reading and writing assignments and class discussion and activities, students learn to read deeply, integrate material from texts, and express ideas both informally and through writing academic papers of increasing length and complexity. Credits: 3
This course will focus on expressive writing in many different forms. Students will have the opportunity to explore several different types of poetry and prose styles, as well as responding to fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature. Originality and writing that shows thought will be emphasized. Strategies to avoid writer’s block and new ways to uncover ideas for writing will be studied. Peer reviews and sharing ideas are essential elements to this course. Credits: 3

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Course Schedule

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