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ARTH101: Art Appreciation and Techniques

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...
Topic: Art Appreciation

BIO101: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular 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...
Topic: Molecular Biology

BIO307: 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...
Topic: Microbiology

BUS101: Introduction to 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...
Topic: Business

BUS103: Introduction to Financial 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...
Topic: Accounting

BUS105: Managerial 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...
Topic: Accounting

BUS202: Principles of 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...
Topic: Finance

BUS203: Principles of 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...
Topic: Marketing

BUS204: Business Statistics

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...
Topic: Statistics & Probability

BUS205: Business Law and Ethics

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...
Topic: Business Law

BUS206: 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...
Topic: Management Information Systems

BUS208: Principles of 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...
Topic: Management

BUS209: 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:...
Topic: Organizational Behavior

BUS210: Corporate 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...
Topic: Business Communication

BUS300: 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...
Topic: Operations Management

BUS301: 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...
Topic: Human Resource Management

BUS303: Strategic Information Technology

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...
Topic: IT Strategy for Business

BUS305: Small Business Management

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...
Topic: Management

BUS401: Management 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...
Topic: Leadership

BUS402: 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...
Topic: Project Management

BUS403: Negotiations and 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...
Topic: Conflict Management

BUS501: 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...
Topic: Strategic Management

CHEM101: General Chemistry I

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...
Topic: Chemistry

COMM001: Principles Of Human Communication

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...
Topic: Communication Science

COMM101: 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...
Topic: Public Speaking