Shorter College offering summer courses online
April 13, 2010 - Shorter College will offer more than one dozen online courses this summer as part of its growing program of online learning.
According to Sean Butcher, director of Shorter’s Online Programs, the courses are open to both current Shorter students and external students, including those studying at other institutions and high school students taking dual-enrollment courses.
Courses to be offered include: Introduction to the Visual Arts, Business Computer Applications I, Business Finance, Business Communication, Oral Communication, Freshman English II, Modern Civilizations since 1648, American Government, College Algebra, Astronomy, Introduction to Religious Studies, Introduction to Sociology, Issues in Sports, and Theatre Appreciation.
Shorter is already offering general education courses as well as calculus courses online. The college also has plans to offer an associate’s degree in science, a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and a master’s degree in accountancy in the fall of 2010.
Shorter College began offering online courses in June 2009 with an array of general education courses. The addition of online courses grew from the college’s strategic plan and is an important step toward opening new avenues for individuals seeking a college education, said Shorter College President Dr. Harold Newman.
For more information about online courses visit www.shorter.edu/online.
Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Arts in Leadership. Online courses are also available. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.