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I​​f a photo says a thousand words, what does that mean for a video? A gazillion? (which comes right after a ‘bij​illion’).

Below, you’ll find videos that help express the feeling of online courses, what to expect, and the chance to put a face (and voice) to names you've only read about in the course catalogs... ​

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BUSN 6830: Business and the Natural Environment

Professor: John Byrd


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This business class considers the impact of economic activity on the natural environment and the regulatory, market and corporate voluntary responses to reducing this impact. Topics include externalities, life cycle assessment, environmental accounting, corporate environmental reporting, ISP 14000 certification and sustainability.

Semester Hours: 3 to 3



MGMT 6822: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Professor: Ira Selkowitz

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Study both good and bad legal consequences of decisions made by business and entrepreneurs.

Semester Hours: 3 to 3


ISMG 6280: Service Oriented Architecture

Professor: Dawn Gregg

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Explores “Service Oriented Architecture” (SOA), which refers to a design pattern made up of components and interconnections that stress interoperability and location transparency. Covers the latest heterogeneous models for carrying out large scale distributed computing using Web services.

Semester Hours: 3 to 3



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ETST 2000: Intro to Ethnic Studies

Professor: Donna Martinez

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Multi-disciplinary survey of contemporary and historical research analyses of the diverse social, economic, political, and cultural facets of different communities and cultures. Read more here...

Semester Hours: 3 to 3


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HIST 1016: World History to 1500

Professor: Marilynn Hitchens

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Discover the rise of civilizations, their interactions from prehistoric to modern times, and what you can learn from the past.

Semester Hours: 3 to 3


LATN 1010: Elementary Latin I

Professor: Mary DeForest

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Improve English grammar and vocabulary skills through the study of Classical Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Read more here...

Semester Hours: 3 to 3


PSC 4225/5225: Democracy and Democratization

Professor: Christoph Stefes


​​Examine the conditions of how countries turn from authoritarianism towards democracy and the impact of international factors on these new democracies.

Semester Hours: 3 to 3

​​ENGR 3600: International Dimensions Of Technology & Culture

Professor: Michael Tang

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Learn how science, technology and international issues interrelate in a world that's more interconnected and interdependent.

Semester Hours: 3 to 3


​​EDUC 5005: Sociology of Education

Professor: Rod Muth

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Understand the structures and processes that make American education unique, while conveying possible inevitable issues and inequities.

Semester Hours: 3 to 3

CLDE 5180: Working with Families in Communities

Professor: Antwan Jefferson​

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This course will focus on the importance of understanding and connecting with the community and families of the students in a school, by exploring the socio-cultural histories of students and communities. We will develop practical strategies and activities to uncover the rich resources that diverse students and families bring to schools as well as to connect and collaborate with the community organizations and activities to increase student engagement and relevance. Prereq: LALC 5170. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Semester Hours: 3 to 3

FNDS 5180: History of Schooling in the US

Professor: Antwan Jefferson​​​


CU Denver Professor Antwan Jefferson summarizes what students can expect and talks about why he's passionate about the course.

Semester Hours: 3 to 3

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​​CRJU 3251: Crime and Media

Professor: Callie Rennison

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This criminal justice course looks at the relationships between mass media, crime, offenders, victims and criminal justice. It also explores how the criminal justice system is portrayed in the media and the influence of these portrayals on society, public policy, and the criminal justice system.

Semester Hours: 3 to 3

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CRJU 5003: Research Methods

Professor: Callie Rennison

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This course provides an assessment of research through an examination of applied designs and analytical models. The logic and rationale of these strategies are contrasted and their relative merits are critiqued. You'll then look at research problems in the system, which are utilized to illustrate the applications and interpretation of alternative strategies.

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Semester Hours: 3 to 3

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