Online Dual-Enrollment Courses
ORU’s Advantage Program offers a number of online 100 and 200 level college courses for high school students who want to get a jump start on college. Explore our online course options below. Unless noted, all classes are worth three credit hours.
American Government & Politics (GOV 101)
A study of the institutions and processes of American government and politics at the national, state and local levels, with attention to policy-making and the relationship between citizenship and Christian faith.
American History Survey (HIS 101)
Students develop a personal synthesis of American history with this introduction of the main political, economic, social, foreign policy and cultural developments in American history since 1760.
Ancient and Medieval Humanities (HIS 222)
A historical survey and worldview synthesis emphasizing philosophical, religious, political, economic, artistic and aesthetic developments of human culture and civilization from the dawn of history to 1400 A.D. Focuses on the ancient world, Greece and the classical past of the Western world, the Roman Empire and Medieval Europe.
College Algebra (MAT 105)
A treatment that developed the concepts of number systems, absolute value, inequality, domain, range, local extremes, zeros, relations and functions. Functions studied include those that are linear, polynomial, radical, absolute value, exponential and logarithmic.
Trigonometry (MAT 106)
A continuation of MAT 105. The concepts developed in the first course are expanded and considered in relationships to rational functions, trigonometric functions and conic sections. Please note that MAT 105 (College Algebra) is a pre-requisite to MAT 106.
Composition 101: College Reading & Writing (COMP 101)
Focuses on writing in response to readings and activities and on organization of essay writing, such as narration, description, illustration and argumentation. Includes review of grammar and mechanics.
Composition 102: Reading & Writing in the Liberal Arts (COMP 102)
Writing based on selected readings (essay, nonfiction, poetry and short story), summary and paraphrase, and at least five formal essays including synthesis, analysis and critique. Emphasizes analytical thinking, critical reading and ethical incorporation of sources. Includes a five to eight page research paper. Students participate in peer review and revisions. Please note that COMP 101 is a pre-requisite to COMP 102. Students with composite scores of 22 on both English sections of the ACT may enroll in COMP 102 without the COMP 101 pre-requisite.
Elementary Spanish I (SPA 101) – 4 credit Hours
A course for those desiring to begin a second language. Covers intensive oral work, grammar and composition, including possessives, formal commands, present indicatives, progressives and reflexives.
Elementary Spanish II (SPA 102) – 4 credit Hours
A continuation of SPA 101. Includes oral practice and covers preterite, imperfect and present subjunctive tenses as well as double object pronouns.
iNTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (MAT 099)
A non-specialized course in mathematics that surveys the basic concepts of high school mathematics. This course does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics or satisfy general education requirement. It increases the number of hours in a degree program by three credit hours.
Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
A survey course covering most of the basic categories of the sociology curriculum with emphasis on the scientific method of studying social interaction and the products of social interaction, including culture, socialization and the major institutions of society.
New Testament Survey (BLIT 120)
A historical-thematic survey of the New Testament. Gives special attention to the content of the New Testament with emphasis on the cultural, historical and geographical background to the text and to the practical application of major New Testament themes. Requires students to read through the New Testament.
Old Testament Survey (BLIT 110)
A historical-thematic survey of the Old Testament. Gives special attention to the content of the Old Testament with emphasis on the cultural, historical and geographical background to the text and to the practical application of major Old Testament themes. Requires students to read through portions of the Old Testament.
ORAL COMMUNICATION (COM 101)
An investigation of basic principles of communication and their application to intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, and public communication.
Personal Financial Planning (FIN 244)
Focuses on the key concepts, tools and techniques of contemporary personal finance. Financial problems are addressed in the context as a result of the lack of management rather than lack of money. Topics discussed to avoid financial problems include the time value of money, the importance of saving, how to establish good credit and a high credit score, the correct use of credit, the use of credit cards, the establishment of financial goals, how to reduce the costs of automobile and life insurance, purchase of an automobile, and rent versus purchase of a house.
Preparation for College Reading (READ 099)
Individualized diagnosis, prescription and instruction in reading and writing for academic purposes.
Principles of Chemistry Lecture & Lab (CHE 101) – 4 Credit Hours
An introductory course requiring no prior background in chemistry. Emphasizes applying chemical principles to everyday situations and acquaints the student with the periodic table and chemical nomenclature. A lab experience that provides the student with an opportunity to apply the scientific method focusing on the relationship of chemistry to daily life.
Principles of Psychology (PSY 201)
A survey of the basic principles of psychology, including development, motivation, emotion, learning, intelligence, physiological aspects, sensory processes, perception, attention, measurement and personality.
Renaissance and Enlightenment Humanities (HUM 233)
A historical survey and worldview synthesis emphasizing philosophical, religious, political, economic, artistic and aesthetic developments of human culture and civilization from 1400 to 1800 A.D. Focuses on the Renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, Western exploration and expansion, the Enlightenment and the American Revolution.
Romantic and Modern Humanities (HUM 244)
A historical survey and worldview synthesis emphasizing philosophical, religious, political, economic, artistic and aesthetic developments of human culture and civilization from 1800 to the present. Focuses on the Modern world, including Romanticism, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, World Wars and conflicts, globalization and the emergent Post-Modern culture.
Others available upon request
Looking for a course that is currently not offered? Connect with an Advantage Enrollment Counselor to request an alternative course.