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 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 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, Management, Management Information Systems (MIS) and Operations Management are not available to academically dismissed students.

Accounting

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
ACCT 240

Financial Accounting

4
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
ACCT 245

Managerial Accounting

4
Summer
Term-Based
ACCT 447

Not-For-Profit Organizations

4
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based

Anthropology

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
ANTH 102

Introduction to Human Origins

5
SSC
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
ANTH 104

American Mosaic: The Cultures of the United States

4
BCGM
Term-Based
ANTH 201

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

5
SSC
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
ANTH 210

Introduction to Archeology

5
SSC
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
ANTH 247

Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

5
SSC
Summer
Term-Based
ANTH 301

Anthropological Theory

5
Summer
Term-Based
ANTH 335

Quantitative Methods in Anthropology

5
QSR
Term-Based
ANTH 353

Sex and Gender in Culture

5
BCGM
Winter
Summer
Term-Based
ANTH 362

Peoples of Asia

5
ACGM
Summer
Term-Based
ANTH 365

Peoples of Latin America

5
ACGM
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
ANTH 397

Aztec, Inca & Maya Archeology

5
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
ANTH 424

Medical Anthropology

5
WP 3
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
ANTH 440

Cyborg Anthropology

5
Summer
Term-Based
ANTH 481

Childhood and Culture

5
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based

Art

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
ART 397H

Beginning Photo & Image Culture

5
Summer
Term-Based

Art History

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
A/HI 210

History of Architecture

3
HUM
Summer
Term-Based
A/HI 372

Topics in Asian Cinema

5
Summer
Term-Based
A/HI 397O

Topics in East Asian Film

5
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
A/HI 497N

African Textiles

5
WP 3
Summer
Term-Based

Canadian/American Studies

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
C/AM 200

Intro to Canadian Studies

5
SSC
Summer
Term-Based

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
CSD 251

Intro to Communication Disorders

3
Summer
Term-Based

Communication Studies

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
COMM 220

Communication Theory

5
HUM
Summer
Term-Based
COMM 235

Exposition and Argumentation

4
BCOM
Summer
Term-Based
COMM 240

Media Studies

5
SSC
Summer
Term-Based
COMM 260

Communication Identity and Difference

5
BCGM
Summer
Term-Based
COMM 303

Communication and Conflict

5
Summer
Term-Based
COMM 325

Intercultural Communication

5
Winter
Summer
Term-Based
COMM 327

Interpersonal Communication

5
Spring
Term-Based
COMM 331

Advanced Public Speaking

3
Summer
Term-Based
COMM 360

Sexuality Studies: Communicating Masculinities

5
BCGM
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based

Computer Science

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
CSCI 102

Computer-Mediated Communications

3
BCOM
Summer
Term-Based

Dance

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
DNC 108

Introduction to the Fine Arts: the Classics

3
HUM
Fall
Winter
Spring
Term-Based
DNC 231

Introduction to Dance in Western Cultures

3
CCOM
Summer
Term-Based
DNC 232

Movement and Culture

3
ACGM
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based

Decision Sciences

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
DSCI 205

Business Statistics
Sample DSCI 205 syllabus

4
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
DSCI 205

Business Statistics

4
Winter
Summer
Term-Based
DSCI 305

Applied Business Statistics

4
Spring
Summer
Term-Based

Economics

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
ECON 206

Introduction to Microeconomics

4
SSC
Fall
Winter
Term-Based
ECON 207

Introduction to Macroeconomics

4
SSC
Summer
Term-Based
ECON 375

Introduction to Econometrics

4
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based

Education

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
EDUC 309

Storytelling: Oral Narrative in History, Culture, and Society

4
BCOM
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
EDUC 405

Children's Literature - Pre-K to 12

4
Summer
Term-Based

Energy Studies

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
ENRG 284

The Business of Energy

4
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
ENRG 350

Energy Policy and Politics

4
Fall
Term-Based
ENRG 360

Energy Efficient Design

4
Fall
Term-Based
ENRG 384

Energy Economics

4
Fall
Winter
Spring
Term-Based
ENRG 449

NW Energy Systems Transitions

4
WP 1
Winter
Term-Based
ENRG 459

Advanced Energy Policy

4
WP 2
Spring
Term-Based
ENRG 484

Alternative Energy Economics

4
WP 1
Winter
Term-Based

English*

*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.

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
ENG 270

Language and Society
Sample ENG 270 syllabus

5
HUM
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
ENG 338

Women and Literature in North America and Europe
Sample ENG 338 syllabus

5
BCGM
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
ENG 339

Mythology and Literature
Sample ENG 339 syllabus

5
HUM
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
ENG 350

Introduction to Creative Writing
Sample ENG 350 syllabus

5
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
ENG 354

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing
Sample ENG 354 syllabus

5
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
ENG 370

Introduction to Language
Sample ENG 370 Syllabus

5
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
ENG 397J

Literature of War & Homecoming

5
WP 3
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
ENG 436

The Structure of English

5
Summer
Term-Based

Environmental Science

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
ESCI 101

Environmental Studies: A Scientific Approach

3
SCI
Summer
Term-Based
ESCI 307

Topics in Environmental Science
Sample ESCI 307 syllabus

1-3
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
ESCI 308

Writing in Environmental Science
Sample ESCI 308 syllabus

1-3
WP variable
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
ESCI 325

Fundamentals of Ecology

3
SCI
Summer
Term-Based
ESCI 333

Introduction to Environmental Toxicology

4
Summer
Term-Based
ESCI 340

Biostatistical Analysis

5
Summer
Term-Based
ESCI 397D

Art/Science of Cheesemaking

2
Summer
Term-Based
ESCI 397F

Watershed & Water Quality Studies

3
Summer
Term-Based

Environmental Studies

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
ENVS 201

Environmental Data and Information

3
QSR
Summer
Term-Based
ENVS 203

Physical Geography

4
LSCI
Summer
Term-Based
ENVS 204

Human Geography

4
SSC
Summer
Term-Based
ENVS 303

Human Ecology and Sustainability

4
Summer
Term-Based
ENVS 305

Environmental History and Ethics

4
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
ENVS 308

National Parks: History of an American Innovation
Sample ENVS 308 syllabus

4
WP 3
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
ENVS 320

Introduction to GIS

4
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
ENVS 368

Exploring Great Cities: Cinema

3
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
ENVS 397D

Art / Science of Cheesemaking

2
Summer
Term-Based
ENVS 484

The Literature of Nature and Place
Sample ENVS 484 syllabus

4
WP 3
Contact WesternOnline
Self-Paced
ENVS 584

Leadership and Nonprofit Administration

5
Summer
Term-Based

Eurasian Studies

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
EUS 201

Russian Civilization

5
BCGM
Winter
Summer
Term-Based
EUS 210

Nomads of Eurasia

5
ACGM
Fall
Spring
Summer
Term-Based

Finance

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
FIN 215

Personal Finance

4
SSC
Fall
Winter
Summer
Term-Based
FIN 216

Personal Investing

4
QSR
Fall
Spring
Term-Based
FIN 341

Principles of Finance

4
Fall
Spring
Summer
Term-Based

Geology

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
GEOL 204

Geology and Society: The Science of Monsters
Sample GEOL 204 syllabus

3
SCI
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
GEOL 204

Geology and Society: The Science of Monsters

3
SCI
Fall
Winter
Term-Based
GEOL 303

Dinosaurs and Their Environment
Sample GEOL 303 syllabus

3
SCI
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
GEOL 303

Dinosaurs and Their Environment

3
SCI
Fall
Winter
Spring
Term-Based
GEOL 315

Minerals, Energy/Society

4
SCI
Fall
Spring
Summer
Term-Based

Health Education

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
HLED 350

Nutrition

3
Summer
Term-Based
HLED 455

Health Ed Grades K-8

2
Summer
Term-Based

History

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
HIST 390

The Great European Witchcraze
Sample HIST 390 syllabus

5
Available Anytime
Self-Paced

Journalism

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
JOUR 190

Introduction to Mass Media

5
SSC
Summer
Term-Based
JOUR 340

History of U.S. Journalism

4
HUM
Summer
Term-Based
JOUR 404

Feature Writing

4
Summer
Term-Based
JOUR 407

Public Relations Case Studies

4
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based

Liberal Studies

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
LBRL 123

The Western Tradition III: The Modern World
Sample LBRL 123 syllabus

5
HUM
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
LBRL 232

Myth and Folklore
Sample LBRL 232 syllabus

5
HUM
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
LBRL 332

World Religions

5
ACGM
 
WP 1
Summer
Term-Based
LBRL 333

Religion in America

5
HUM
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
LBRL 345

Fierce Goddesses of India

5
ACGM
Summer
Term-Based

Library

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
LIBR 201

Introduction to Research Strategies

4
CCOM
Fall
Spring
Term-Based
LIBR 320

Topics in Information Studies

3
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
LIBR 402

Research Tutorial: Environmental Studies and Sciences

2
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based

Linguistics

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
LING 204

Sociolinguistics

5
SSC
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
LING 402

The Structure of English

5
Summer
Term-Based

Management

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
MGMT 311

Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior

4
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based

Management Information Systems

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
MIS 220

Introduction to Business Computer Systems

2
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
MIS 220

Introduction to Business Computer Systems
Sample MIS 220 syllabus

2
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
MIS 320

Principles of Management Information Systems

4
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
MIS 435

Managerial Analytics

4
Summer
Term-Based

Marketing

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
MKTG 380

Principles of Marketing

4
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based

Mathematics

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
MATH 107

Mathematical Reasoning and Its Applications
Sample MATH 107 Syllabus

4
QSR
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
MATH 112

Functions and Algebraic Methods
Sample MATH 112 Syllabus

5
QSR
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
MATH 156

Algebra With Applications to Business and Economics
Sample MATH 156 Syllabus

4
QSR
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
MATH 157

Calculus With Applications to Business and Economics
Sample MATH 157 Syllabus

4
QSR
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
MATH 240

Introduction to Statistics
Sample MATH 240 Syllabus

4
QSR
Available Anytime
Self-Paced

Music

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
MUS 104

The Art of Listening to Music

3
HUM
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
MUS 105

Survey of Popular and Rock Music

3
HUM
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
MUS 106

Intro to Hip-Hop

3
HUM
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
MUS 107

Introduction to Country Music

3
HUM
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
MUS 108

Survey of Video Game Music

3
HUM
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
MUS 197G

Iconic Music in Iconic Films

3
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
MUS 202

Jazz: Genesis & Evolution

3
HUM
Summer
Term-Based
MUS 205

Survey of World Musical Cultures

3
ACGM
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
MUS 397C

Survey of Music, Tech, Computers

3
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based

Operations Management

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
OPS 360

Operations Management

4
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based

Political Science

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
PLSC 261

Introduction to Political Theory (5 credits)

5
HUM
Summer
Term-Based
PLSC 271

Introduction to International Relations

5
SSC
Summer
Term-Based
PLSC 313

Law, Courts, Politics, Society

5
Summer
Term-Based
PLSC 315

Why We Fight

4
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
PLSC 346

Politics of Inequality

5
ACGM
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based

Psychology

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology
Sample PSY 101 Syllabus

5
SSC
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
PSY 119

Psychology of Gender

4
BCGM
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
PSY 230

Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Sample PSY 230 Syllabus

5
Available Anytime
Self-Paced
PSY 250

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
Sample PSY 250 Syllabus

5
Available Anytime
Self-Paced

Sociology

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
SOC 234

Topics in Sociology: Media and Pop Culture

5
SSC
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
SOC 255

Socl Org of Criminal Justice

5
SSC
Winter
Summer
Term-Based
SOC 260

The Family in Society

5
SSC
Fall
Term-Based
SOC 268

Gender and Society

5
BCGM
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
SOC 304

Statistics for Sociology

5
QSR
Summer
Term-Based
SOC 332

The Sociology of Human Relationships

5
Winter
Summer
Term-Based
SOC 339

Women, Sexuality and Society

5
BCGM
Fall
Term-Based
SOC 342

Sociology of Religion

5
SSC
Spring
Term-Based
SOC 352

Criminology

5
Summer
Term-Based
SOC 356

Law Enforcement and Society

5
Fall
Term-Based
SOC 360

Marital and Family Interaction

5
Summer
Term-Based
SOC 397P

Women, Sexuality & Society

5
Summer
Term-Based

Spanish

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
SPAN 401

Advanced Spanish Grammar

4
Summer
Term-Based

Teaching Eng/Second Language*

*Students interested in the TESOL Program should email tesol@wwu.edu to request additional information or visit the TESOL Program website.

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
TESL 401

Introduction to English Linguistics for TESOL

4
Winter
Term-Based
TESL 404

Understanding English Grammar for TESOL

3
Summer
Term-Based
TESL 405

Teaching English Grammar

2
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
TESL 406

English Grammar for TESOL

3
Spring
Term-Based
TESL 410

Second Language Acquisition Theory for TESOL

4
Winter
Term-Based
TESL 420

Methods and Materials for Basic Communication

5
Summer
Term-Based
TESL 421

Methods and Materials for Academic Language Proficiency

5
Summer
Term-Based
TESL 432

Seminar in TESOL

2
Fall
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
TESL 435

Practicum in TESOL

2
Fall
Spring
Summer
Term-Based

Theatre Arts

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
THTR 101

Introduction to the Art of the Theatre

3
HUM
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
THTR 380

Theatre History I

4
HUM
Spring
Term-Based
THTR 381

Theatre History II

4
HUM
Summer
Term-Based
THTR 382

Theatre History III

4
HUM
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
THTR 428

Topics in Theatre Performance

3-4
WP 2
Summer
Term-Based

Women, Gender & Sexuality Study

Number Course Title Credits GUR Term Delivery Mode
WGSS 320

Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Communicating Masculinities

5
BCGM
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
WGSS 211

Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

5
BCGM
Winter
Spring
Summer
Term-Based
WGSS 212

Intro to Feminist Theory

5
BCGM
Fall
Summer
Term-Based
WGSS 213

Intro to Sexuality Studies

5
ACGM
Winter
Term-Based
WGSS 314

Global Women

4
ACGM
Term-Based
WGSS 314

Gender Across Borders

5
ACGM
Spring
Term-Based
WGSS 320

Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Sex Trafficking

5
BCGM
Summer
Term-Based
WGSS 320

Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Communicating Masculinities

5
BCGM
Contact WesternOnline
Term-Based
WGSS 320

Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Caribbean Glb Ctxt

5
BCGM
Fall
Term-Based

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