Get ahead by taking a class over holiday break
You can complete an entire online course in just six weeks! Classes begin December 18, 2017 and end January 26, 2018.
Sign-up for Winter Session opens October 23, 2017 and closes December 17, 2017. You can see the full list of what’s offered below.
If you’re not currently a Kirkwood student:
- Apply for Admission: Complete the New Student Application. If you are not planning to use financial aid, indicate yourself as a Non-Degree Seeking Student to bypass the application requirements.
- Establish your EagleNet password
: Go to EagleNet, click on EagleNet for Students, then click Establish my Password.
- Provide Placement Test Scores:
Learn more about our placement test score requirements here. You can also take a free placement test at Kirkwood. Call 319-398-5456 or your nearest Kirkwood location for testing details.
- Log in to EagleNet to register for your course(s)
. Download the “how-to” here.
- If you’ve attended Kirkwood in the past, but are not currently attending, you’ll need to submit a major change.
- Student support services will be limited to the instructor during the college break (December 23, 2017 — January 2, 2018).
- Credit counts and shows on your transcript for the Spring 2018 term - students must work with Enrollment Services if they need these courses to show on transfer materials.
- Please be sure you have submitted the Student Consent form in EagleNet prior to requesting registration.
- Enrollment is limited to 20 students per course; one course per student. Waitlist available.
Contact Distance Learning
Registration can be completed online through EagleNet.
Art Appreciation ART-101: Provides an overview of art from a historical, contemporary and aesthetic frame of reference. Recommended for non-Art majors. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Art History I ART-203: Introduces the history of art chronologically, from the prehistoric period in Europe to the early Renaissance. Cultivates a meaningful recognition of different styles, concepts and concerns through an analysis of selected paintings, sculpture, architecture and other mediums. Emphasizes the thematic issues prevalent in various time periods and geographic/cultural areas. Examines interpretation, concepts, theories, and comparison of styles and techniques through readings, visual presentations, lecture and discussion. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Human Biology BIO-154: Examines human form and function, and the relationship of humans to other living things. Fundamental biological principles as they apply to the human are explored. This course is intended for liberal arts students who do not currently plan to major in the biological or health sciences. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Introduction to Revit CAD-201: Introduces a building information modeling CAD program and the process involved in generating a complete set of working drawings. Emphasizes drawing set up, file management, architectural information organization, attention to detail, converting sketches to CAD, modifying CAD drawings and applying problem-solving skills. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: CON-116 or INT-126 and CSC-110 or IND-155; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B
Introduction to Criminal Justice CRJ-100: Provides an overview of the American criminal justice system and examines the process of justice administration through the agencies of law enforcement, courts and corrections. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Introduction to Computers CSC-110: Familiarizes the student with business, personal and industrial uses of microcomputers. Broad-based overview of microcomputer topics is presented; concepts of storage media, file organization and data representation are also presented. The fundamentals of computer problem solving and programming are discussed. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
U.S. History to 1877 HIS-151: Studies the European background, the colonial experience, the revolutionary period and 19th century history to the Civil War. Includes political, economic and social history of this period as well as the development of American thought. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: none; Coreq: none; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Popular Culture HUM-142: Introduces students to the study of popular culture. Analyzes the way in which human beings interact with popular culture, both as individuals and as part of the larger society. The course also examines a wide variety of popular texts to illustrate the ways in which they reflect and perhaps shape cultural values. Through this process, students develop skills for the critical analysis of advertising, television programs, comic books, and interactive multimedia, among other forms of popular culture. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Statistics MAT-157: Focuses on descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode, standard deviation and variance) and introduces correlation and linear regression. Emphasizes inferential statistics and probability distributions as applied to confidence intervals, hypothesis testing of mean and standard deviation, and applications to business and other fields. Credits: 4, Hours: (4/0/0/0), Prereq: MAT-102 or MAT-707 or MAT-115 or MAT-155; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Algebra Mastery 1 MAT-707: This course will have monitored exams. Continues modules from MAT-076, including linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Emphasizes active, computer-based, individually-paced learning supported by instructor guidance and small-group lectures. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: MAT-076; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B
Time Management in the Workplace MGT-140: Focuses on high performance work times, being effective vs. being efficient, time wasters and solutions to them. Students also learn organizational skills, how to set goals, plan and prioritize. Credits: 1, Hours: (1/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B
Music Appreciation MUS-100: Includes study of elements and forms of music with attention to major historical periods and composers of historical significance and survey of indigenous music. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: none; Coreq: none; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Introduction to Law PRL-103: Provides an overview of the American legal system and the practice of law. Introduces students to legal processes, court systems, courses of law, basic legal research methods, and to the nature of ethics and regulations of legal professions. Introduces the substantive law and skill areas students will encounter in subsequent legal courses. Examines the relationship between different kinds of legal systems and between social sciences and law. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Survey of World Religions REL-101: Introduces the study of religions and religious phenomena through an examination of several historical and contemporary religions from around the world. Includes a study of some of the following: American Indian traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Shintoism, ancient and contemporary feminist spirituality, agnosticism, shamanism, Confucianism and Taoism. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Marriage and Family SOC-120: Explores contemporary family institutions by studying the family as an ideological, demographic, historic, economic and legal entity. The marital life cycle is documented through current research. Marital dissolution and remarriage are also examined. The course emphasizes the continuities and discontinuities in the family experience of individuals and the society as a whole. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Fundamentals of Oral Communication SPC-101: Studies basic communication theory and practice including communication process, interpersonal relationships, small group interaction and public speaking. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Requirements for course: Students must find own audience for speeches. Video camera needed.
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Managerial Accounting ACC-156: This course will have monitored exams. Surveys the basic concepts and procedures of accounting to include managerial, manufacturing and cost accounting for decision making. Credits: 4, Hours: (4/0/0/0), Prereq: ACC-152; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Cultural Anthropology ANT-105: Explores what it means to be human. A comparative, holistic study of group life in various cultures is undertaken. Selected aspects of physical and cultural anthropology perspectives provide the basis for these cross-cultural examinations. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: none; Coreq: none; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Nutrition BIO-151: Designed to show the relationship between sound nutrition and good health. Topics studied are: energy requirements, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, metabolism, physical exercise, dieting, weight problems, evaluation of nutritional claims, vegetarianism, and proper nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: none; Coreq: none; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Introduction to Business BUS-102: Focuses on American and global business and introduces the student to each primary facet of operating a business. This course will help the student understand economic, social and political influences that affect business success. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Composition II ENG-106: Teaches precise and responsible use of research tools. Requires critical analysis of reading materials, audience and self when communicating content material. Develops students' ability to use effective and ethical arguments. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: ENG-105; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Environmental Science ENV-115: Examines environmental issues from a scientific perspective. Topics examined include ecosystems, energy, global warming, ozone depletion, air pollution, water resources, population growth and biodiversity. Students are required to analyze environmental problems and draw conclusions. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Ancient Mediterranean World HIS-121: Surveys the cultural, religious, political and social heritage of the ancient Near Eastern people as the foundation of Western Civilization. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0); Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
U.S. History Since 1877 HIS-152: Studies the period from reconstruction to the present. Emphasis is upon industrialization and its impact; the development of a strong federal government; an aggressive foreign policy; and a growing involvement in an international economy. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Forms of Lit: Fiction LIT-206: Explores, through short stories, novels, films and critical theory, the following questions: What is fiction? What are its common elements? How does understanding these elements and the ways they interconnect affect our understanding of how fiction is crafted, read and interpreted? How is fiction different from or similar to other forms of literary expression? Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: ENG-105 or ENG-120; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Forms of Lit: Poetry LIT-207: Focuses on the study of poetry. Students will practice reading and interpreting poems, exploring the following questions: What is poetry? How are poems crafted, read and interpreted? How are they different from and similar to other forms of literary expression? How does form affect interpretation? Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: ENG-105 or ENG-120; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Literature and Culture: American Dreams LIT-222: Explores a variety of expressions of self and society in America through established fiction, autobiography, journals, letters, photographs and other cultural artifacts. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: ENG-105 or ENG-120; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Principles of Management MGT-101: Applies current techniques and methods to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Focuses on critical analysis, development and effectiveness of organizational processes. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Introduction to Psychology PSY-111: Introduces the scientific study of mental processes and behavior with emphasis on the nervous system, learning and memory, cognition, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, personality, intelligence, stress, psychological disorders and therapy, and social influence. Stresses roles of both theory and empirical evidence in describing, explaining and predicting behavior. Encourages critical thinking about research methods and ethics. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Developmental Psychology PSY-121: Introduces physical, cognitive and psychosocial development from a lifespan perspective covering conception until death. Provides an introduction to major theories and classic and contemporary research, and examines normative development as impacted by genes, maturation, experience, cohort, gender, race, social class and culture. Discusses topics including developmental research methods; genetics; prenatal development; infancy; childhood; adolescence; early, middle and late adulthood; and death and bereavement. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: PSY-111; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A
Introduction to Sociology SOC-110: Surveys the basic principles, concepts, research strategies and empirical findings representative of the field today. The course examines the range of sociological thought, identifies areas of specialization within the discipline and establishes a basis for further study in the field. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: none; Coreq: none; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A