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ARTH101: Art Appreciation and Techniques

Art Appreciation   College | Online class

This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history, and in-depth...


BIO101: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

Molecular Biology   College | Online class

Welcome to BIO101: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology. This course is intended for the student interested in understanding and appreciating common biological topics in the study of the...


BIO307: Microbiology

Microbiology   College | Online class

Microbes are microscopic; thus, we cannot see them by the naked eye. Antoni van Leeuwenhoek crafted the first microscope lenses that magnified over 200 times, and he turned his lenses towards...


BUS101: Introduction to Business

Business   College | Online class

Have you ever wondered what qualities billionaire Warren Buffet, visionary Steve Jobs, or Jeff Bezos all have in common? After you finish studying business practices in this course, you may...


BUS103: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Accounting   College | Online class

Accounting can be considered the language of business. If you are learning accounting for the first time, embracing its foundational concepts may be a challenging process. Mastery of accounting...


BUS105: Managerial Accounting

Accounting   College | Online class

If you have completed Saylor Academy’s BUS103: Introduction to Financial Accounting, you know that firms need to track various forms of data in order to report to investors, regulators, and...


BUS202: Principles of Finance

Finance   College | Online class

In BUS103: Financial Accounting, we learned that firms are required to keep detailed financial records so that organized reports can be distributed to managers, shareholders, and government...


BUS203: Principles of Marketing

Marketing   College | Online class

In this course, you will learn about the marketing process and examine the range of marketing decisions that an organization must make in order to sell its products and services. You will also...


BUS204: Business Statistics

Statistics & Probability   College | Online class

This course will introduce you to business statistics, or the application of statistics in the workplace. Statistics is a course in the methods for gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data. If...


BUS205: Business Law and Ethics

Business Law   College | Online class

Law, in its simplest form, is used to protect one party from another. For instance, laws protect customers from being exploited by companies. Laws protect companies from other companies. Laws even...


BUS206: Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems   College | Online class

Today, the management of information systems is mostly associated with databases, the Internet, and server rooms. However, “information management” has been around since before the invention of...


BUS208: Principles of Management

Management   College | Online class

Management began to materialize as a practice during the Industrial Revolution, as large corporations began to emerge in the late 19th century and developed and expanded into the early 20th...


BUS209: Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior   College | Online class

There is no shortage of quotes in which inspirational business leaders describe the sources of their success. Their reasons are often diverse, but almost everyone comes back to the same thing:...


BUS210: Corporate Communication

Business Communication   College | Online class

The introduction of Business Communication for Success, the textbook used throughout this course, notes that "[E]ffective communication takes preparation, practice, and persistence. There are many...


BUS300: Operations Management

Operations Management   College | Online class

Operations management is a vast topic but can be bundled into a few distinct categories, each of which will be covered in later units. (It should be noted, however, that entire courses could be...


BUS301: Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management   College | Online class

In the United States, the subfield of Human Resource Management (alternatively known as Human Capital Management) has a history that dates back almost a century, but the most strategic components...


BUS303: Strategic Information Technology

IT Strategy for Business   College | Online class

In Unit 2 you will delve into how IT might manage business processes and take a look at Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Business Process Management (BPM) systems, and business process...


BUS305: Small Business Management

Entrepreneurship & Small Business   College | Online class

This course will introduce you to entrepreneurship and business planning. By way of introduction, the word entrepreneur originates from the French word entreprendre, meaning to undertake. Today, we...


BUS401: Management Leadership

Leadership   College | Online class

All managers are leaders. All leaders are managers. Which of these statements is true? Neither. The words are often confused, even in academic settings, because we think that both leaders and...


BUS402: Project Management

Project Management   College | Online class

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge defines project as "a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. The temporary nature of projects indicates a...


BUS403: Negotiations and Conflict Management

Conflict Management   College | Online class

Negotiation refers to the process of interacting in order to advance individual interests through joint action. Contrary to what you might think, negotiations are not confined to the professional...


BUS501: Strategic Management

Strategic Management   College | Online class

What is strategy? When your friend tells you that his “strategy” in basketball is to win, he is not telling you a strategy at all. A strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a goal—in the...


CHEM101: General Chemistry I

Chemistry   College | Online class

Course Introduction This chemistry survey is designed to introduce students to the world of chemistry. The principles of chemistry were first identified, studied, and applied by ancient Egyptians...


COMM001: Principles Of Human Communication

Communication Science   College | Online class

In the 1960’s, H. Marshall McLuhan, media theorist, critic, and visionary, asserted that societies are changed by the advances of technology, especially communication technologies. He is well known...


COMM101: Public Speaking

Public Speaking   College | Online class

The purpose of this course is to systematically examine the elements and factors which result in an effective speech. The textbook and associated lectures present an element-by-element examination...