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Summer Jump

Earn college credit. Virtual courses kick off June 28.

Fast forward your college education by earning college credits this summer. All courses are virtual and asynchronous so you can learn at your own pace. But small classes mean you’ll still have personal attention from your professors. 

About Summer Jump

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  • 8-week online course format allows you to earn credit in half the time
  • Save money at only $350/course!
  • You can complete up to 6 hours (two courses) this summer at this discounted rate
  • Courses are open to upper-level high school students or recent high-school graduates only. You do not need to be enrolled in William Woods University.

Class Offerings

CMJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice

This introductory course will examine crime in America with a focus on the role of police, courts, and correctional institutions. Students will consider the balance between freedom and security issues and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system as it adapts to cultural, political, and societal changes.

ENG 101 English Composition I

Students learn to summarize and critique the ideas, theories, and arguments found in college level academic and non-academic articles. Basic research skills and critical thinking skills are also components of the course. Furthermore, the student will recognize the ways in which plagiarism may be prevented through appropriate and accurate documentation of source material.

HIS 104 Modern US History

This survey inquiries into the development of American history from the post-Civil War Reconstruction era through the modern day. It will explore the major social, cultural, political, and economic themes that dominated American society. The class will illustrate how America was forged by a combination of cultures and beliefs. The goal of the class is to show the progression of America from two countries divided by war through its emergence as a world superpower. Students will be introduced to topics such as: immigration, industrialization, technology, the Civil Rights Movement, World Wars, the Cold War, foreign relations, peacekeeping and the war on terror. Continuing themes will include individual rights, government control, ethics, leadership, nationalism, international status, race, and gender.

LDR 201 Concepts of Leadership

This course introduces students to a variety of leadership concepts and serves as a foundational course for more advanced study in leadership. Topics include but are not limited to motivating others, management communication, training and development, team building and improving leadership qualities within each person.

MAT 114 Elementary Statistics

A pre-calculus introduction to statistics. Topics include elementary probability, measures of central tendency and variation, normal distributions, sampling, confidence intervals, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation. Emphasis on the use of graphing calculators and the utility of mathematics as a problem-solving tool. Extensive discussion of applications in natural science, social science, and business.

MIS 125 Productivity Tools

Students will learn basic skills involving the applications of word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentations, and e-mail using the Office 2013 suite. Students will be exposed to employment considerations and new administrative features. Several of the specific components will include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

PLS 110 American Legal System

An introduction to the American legal system including sources of law, the court systems and fundamental legal principles in several substantive areas of law.

SCI 205 Scientific Enterprise

An exploration of the multi-faceted nature of science and its impact on history, from Galileo to Pasteur and beyond. Emphasis is placed on scientific approaches and historical development. The role of science in society is addressed and the important consequences of various discoveries are discussed. The evolution of science from early natural philosophy to the familiar scientific method is examined in the context of contributions made by individual scientists.

SWK 215 Social Welfare

This introductory course examines historical and contemporary efforts to address human needs, in American society. Students will participate in open discussions to explore the conservative, liberal and radical political ideologies that underpin social policies today. Discussion topics will include human diversity, religion, poverty, child welfare, criminal justice, health care, mental health, developmental disabilities, housing, homelessness, community development and aging. Students will have the opportunity to learn about and interact with professional social workers, through class activities, guest speakers and job shadowing experiences. Guest speakers will also include multidisciplinary professionals, such as attorneys, educators, law enforcement officers and medical personnel, who partner with social workers in meeting human needs.

MAT 099 Basic Algebra (Not for Credit)

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of algebra. Review of fraction, decimals, and integers. Methods for solving linear equations, linear inequalities and systems of linear equations. Other topics include various operations and polynomials and a thorough investigation of graphing equations and line sin the coordinate plane. Real-world applications are integrated throughout the course. MAT 099 is not for college credit.

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