Courses

Please Note: this list is provided for informational purposes only. Course offerings and availability varies varies from academic year to academic year. Check ClassFinder for up-to-date Term-Based online class offerings.

Term Based Icon for Western Online Term-Based online courses follow the quarterly schedule and require internet access. Students access course information through Canvas and have weekly interaction amongst instructors and other students.

Self-Paced Icon for Western Online Self-Paced courses are available on your schedule and start anytime. Students access courses online through Canvas but do not require online interaction.  Click here to view a list of all the self-paced courses.

Courses in the departments of Accounting, Finance and Marketing, Decision Science and Management are not available to academically dismissed students.

Course Categories

Available Courses*

Accounting

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
ACCT 240 Financial Accounting 4   FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ACCT 245 Managerial Accounting 4   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ACCT 447 Not-For-Profit Organizations 4   TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online

Anthropology

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
ANTH 102 Introduction to Human Origins 5 SSC WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ANTH 104 American Mosaic: The Cultures of the United States 4 BCGM WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 5 SSC FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ANTH 210 Introduction to Archeology 5 SSC SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ANTH 335 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology 5 QSR FA/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ANTH 353 Sex and Gender in Culture 5 BCGM WI/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ANTH 362 Peoples of Asia  5 ACGM SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ANTH 365 Peoples of Latin America 5 ACGM SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ANTH 397 Aztec, Inca & Maya Archeology 5   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ANTH 424 Medical Anthropology  5 WP3 SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ANTH 440 Cyborg Anthropology 5   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ANTH 481 Childhood and Culture 5   TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online

Communication Studies

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
COMM 220 Communication Theory 5 HUM SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
COMM 235 Exposition and Argumentation 4 BCOM SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
COMM 240 Media Studies 5 SSC WI/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
COMM 260 Communication Identity and Difference 5 BCGM TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online
COMM 303 Communication and Conflict  5   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
COMM 325 Intercultural Communication 5   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
COMM 331 Advanced Public Speaking 3   SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
COMM 360 / WGSS 320 Communicating Masculinities 5   TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online

Computer Science

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
CSCI 102 Computer-Mediated Communications 3 BCOM TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online

Dance

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
DNC 108 Introduction to the Fine Arts:  the Classics 3 HUM WI/SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
DNC 231 Introduction to Dance in Western Cultures  3 CCOM SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
DNC 232 Movement and Culture 3 ACGM FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Decision Sciences

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
DSCI 205 Business Statistics 4   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
DSCI 205 Business Statistics
Sample course syllabus
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DSCI 305 Applied Business Statistics 4   FA/WI/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Economics

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
ECON 206 Introduction to Microeconomics 4 SSC FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ECON 207 Introduction to Macroeconomics 4 SSC WI/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ECON 375 Introduction to Econometrics 4   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Education

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
EDUC 309 Storytelling:  Oral Narrative in History, Culture, and Society 4 BCOM FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
EDUC 405 Children's Literature - Pre-K to 12 4   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Energy Studies

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
ENRG 284 The Business of Energy 4   SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENRG 350 Energy Policy and Politics 4   FA Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENRG 360 Energy Efficient Design 4   TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENRG 384 Energy Economics 4   FA/WI/SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENRG 449 NW Energy Systems Transitions 4   WI Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENRG 459 Advanced Energy Policy 4   SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENRG 484 Alternative Energy Economics 4   WI Term Based Icon for Western Online

English*

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
ENG 270 Language and Society
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5 HUM Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
ENG 338 Women and Literature in North America and Europe
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5 BCGM Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
ENG 339 Mythology and Literature
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5 HUM Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
ENG 354 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing
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5   Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
ENG 370 Introduction to Language
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5   Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
ENG 397J Literature of War & Homecoming 5 WP3 FA Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENG 436 The Structure of English 5   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENG 436/LING 402 The Structure of English
Sample course syllabus
5   Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online

*English majors/minors may apply up to 10 credits of distance learning to their major/minor course of study. Contact your degree advisor for guidelines.

Environmental Science

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
ESCI 101 Environmental Studies: A Scientific Approach 3   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online 
ESCI 325 Fundamentals of Ecology 3   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ESCI 333 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology 4   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ESCI 397D Art/Science of Cheesemaking 2   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ESCI 307 Topics in Environmental Science
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ESCI 308 Writing in Environmental Science
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1-3 WP1-3  Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online

Environmental Studies

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
ENVS 201 Environmental Data and Information 3 QSR SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENVS 203 Physical Geography 4 LSCI SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENVS 204 Human Geography 4 SSC SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENVS 303 Human Ecology and Sustainability 4   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENVS 305 Environmental History and Ethics 4   TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENVS 308 National Parks: History of an American Innovation
Sample course syllabus
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ENVS 320 Introduction to GIS 4   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENVS 368 Exploring Great Cities: Cinema 3   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
ENVS 584 Leadership and Nonprofit Administration 5   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Eurasian Studies

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
EUS 201 Russian Civilization 5 BCGM SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
EUS 210 Nomads of Eurasia 5 ACGM FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Finance

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
FIN 215 Personal Finance 4 SSC FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
FIN 216 Personal Investing 4 QSR FA/WI/SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
FIN 341 Principles of Finance 4   FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Geology

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
GEOL 204 Geology and Society: The Science of Monsters 3 SCI FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
GEOL 204 Geology and Society: The Science of Monsters
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3 SCI Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
GEOL 303 Dinosaurs and Their Environment 3 SCI FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
GEOL 303 Dinosaurs and Their Environment
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3 SCI Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
 
GEOL 315 Minerals, Energy/Society 4 SCI SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Health Education

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
HLED 350 Nutrition 3   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
HLED 455 Health Ed Grades K-8 2   FA/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Human Services

For more information on course options, application information, and other details, go to the Human Services Program website.

Journalism

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
JOUR 190 Introduction to Mass Media 5 SSC WI/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
JOUR 340 History of U.S. Journalism 4   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
JOUR 404 Feature Writing 4   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
JOUR 407 Public Relations Case Studies 4   TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online

Liberal Studies

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
LBRL 123 The Western Tradition III: The Modern World
Sample course syllabus
5 CCOM Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
LBRL 232 Myth and Folklore
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5   Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
LBRL 332 World Religions 5 ACGM/WP1 SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
LBRL 333 Religion in America 5 HUM SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
LBRL 345 Fierce Goddesses of India 5 ACGM SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Library

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
LIBR 201 Introduction to Research Strategies 4 CCOM WI Term Based Icon for Western Online
LIBR 320 Topics in Information Studies 3   TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online
LIBR 402 Research Tutorial: Environmental Studies and Sciences 2   TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online

Linguistics

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
LING 204 Sociolinguistics 4 SSC SP Term Based Icon for Western Online

Management

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
MGMT 311 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 4   TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online

Management Information Systems

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
MIS 220 Introduction to Business Computer Systems 2   FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
MIS 220 Introduction to Business Computer Systems
Sample course syllabus
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MIS 320 Principles of Management Information Systems 4   FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Marketing

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
MKTG 380 Principles of Marketing 4   FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Mathematics

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
MATH 107 Mathematical Reasoning and Its Applications
Sample course syllabus
4 QSR Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
MATH 112 Functions and Algebraic Methods
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5 QSR Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
MATH 156 Algebra With Applications to Business and Economics
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4 QSR Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
MATH 157 Calculus With Applications to Business and Economics
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4 QSR Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
MATH 240 Introduction to Statistics
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4 QSR Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online

Music

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
MUS 104 The Art of Listening to Music 3 HUM FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
MUS 105 Survey of Popular and Rock Music 3 HUM FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
MUS 106 Intro to Hip-Hop 3 HUM FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
MUS 107 Introduction to Country Music 3 HUM FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
MUS 108 Survey of Video Game Music 3 HUM FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
MUS 197G Iconic Music in Iconic Films 3   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
MUS 202 Jazz: Genesis & Evolution 3 HUM SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
MUS 205 Survey of World Musical Cultures 3 ACGM FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Operations Management

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
OPS 360 Operations Management 4    FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Political Science

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
PLSC 261 Introduction to Political Theory (5 credits) 5  HUM SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
PLSC 271 Introduction to International Relations 5 SSC SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
PLSC 313 Law, Courts, Politics, Society 5   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
PLSC 315 Why We Fight 4   TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online
PLSC 346 Politics of Inequality 5 ACGM SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Psychology

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Sample course syllabus
5 SSC Available Anytime Self-Paced Icon for Western Online
PSY 119 Psychology of Gender 4 BCGM FA/WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
PSY 250 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
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Sociology

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
SOC 234 Topics in Sociology: Media and Pop Culture 5 SSC TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online
SOC 255 Socl Org of Criminal Justice 5 SSC SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
SOC 260 The Family in Society 5 SSC FA/SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
SOC 268 Gender and Society 5 BCGM WI/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
SOC 304 Statistics for Sociology 5 QSR WI/SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
SOC 332  The Sociology of Human Relationships 5   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
SOC 342 Sociology of Religion 5 SSC FA/SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
SOC 352 Criminology 5   WI Term Based Icon for Western Online
SOC 356 Law Enforcement and Society 5   FA/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
SOC 360 Marital and Family Interaction 5   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Spanish

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
SPAN 401 Advanced Spanish Grammar 4   SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Teaching Eng/Second Language*

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
TESL 401 Introduction to English Linguistics for TESOL
Students may enroll in this course prior to being formally admitted to the program.
4    WI/SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
TESL 404 Understanding English Grammar for TESOL 3    SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
TESL 405 Methods for Teaching English Grammar 2    WI/SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
TESL 410 Second Language Acquisition Theory for TESOL
Students may enroll in this course prior to being formally admitted to the program.
4    FA/SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
TESL 420 Methods and Materials for Basic Communication
Students may enroll in this course prior to being formally admitted to the program.
5    FA/SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
TESL 421 Methods and Materials for Academic Language Proficiency 5    WI/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
TESL 432 Seminar in TESOL 2    SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
TESL 435 Practicum in TESOL 2    SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

*Students interested in the TESOL Program should e-Mail TESOL@wwu.edu to request additional information or visit the TESOL Program website by clicking here.

Theatre Arts

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
THTR 101 Introduction to the Art of the Theatre 3 HUM TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online
THTR 380 Theatre History I 4 HUM SP Term Based Icon for Western Online
THTR 381 Theatre History II 4 HUM TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online
THTR 382 Theatre History III 4 HUM WI Term Based Icon for Western Online
THTR 428 Topics in Theatre Performance 3-4 WP3 SU Term Based Icon for Western Online

Women, Gender & Sexuality Study

Course No Title Credits GUR Typically Offered Delivery Mode
WGSS 211 Introduction to Women Studies 4 BCGM FA/SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
WGSS 212 Feminist Theory and Expressions 4 CCOM FA/WI/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
WGSS 314 Global Women 4 ACGM SP/SU Term Based Icon for Western Online
WGSS 320 Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Sex Trafficking 5 BCGM WI Term Based Icon for Western Online
WGSS 320
COMM 360
Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Communicating Masculinities 5 BCGM TBA Term Based Icon for Western Online

*PLEASE SEE CLASSFINDER FOR THE CURRENT COURSE LISTING.

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