Registration for Summer 2013 ends at 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Please note that the following courses are full for the Summer 2013 semester:
- CAS 140
- ENGL 230
- HIST 152
- PHIL 153
Astronomy 110: Planets, Stars and Galaxies -- Andrew Vanden Heuvel, Online Instructor
A survey of the major astronomical objects, including planets, stars, and galaxies; a study of their characteristics and their organization into a dynamic, structured universe; an investigation of the processes now occurring in the universe and the methods used to study them; a presentation of the history and development of the universe. The course examines scientific perspectives on the natural world, various relationships between science and culture, the role of Christianity in the development of science, and relationships between Christianity and current scientific findings.
NOTE: Andrew Vanden Heuvel teaches physics and astronomy at Calvin. He also teaches physics online via the Michigan Virtual School. This Michigan Online Teacher of the Year was recently selected (in April 2013) to be one of the few Google Glass Explorers. Because of his background in online learning and STEM education, Google offered him a truly exceptional opportunity to visit the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and to share the experience with Physics students back in America using his new Google Glass device. Google documented the experience in this video.
Communications Arts & Sciences 140: Communication and Culture -- Associate Professor Chris Smit (also see Smitwork.com)
This course examines the ways in which communication is used to create, maintain, and change culture. Students have the opportunity to apply a basic understanding of the concepts of communication and culture to a range of contemporary social issues, cultural texts, and communication practices. Emphasis is given to rhetorical and discussion methods to help students learn about analyzing and constructing oral and written arguments and to work cooperatively doing a research project for class presentation.
Computer Science 108: Introduction to Computing -- Professor Keith Vander Linden
An introduction to computing as a problem-solving discipline. A primary emphasis is on
programming as a methodology for problem
solving, including: the precise specification
of a problem, the design of its solution, the
encoding of that solution, and the testing,
debugging and maintenance of programs. The Java programming language will be used. A
secondary emphasis is the discussion of topics
from the breadth of computing including
historical, theoretical, ethical and biblical
perspectives on computing as a discipline.
A survey of selected literary works with an emphasis on the fundamental elements of literature and methods of reading. Discussion topics may include the genres of literature and their conventions, the means by which texts create meaning and wield influence, the ways readers can interpret and respond to texts, and the roles of imaginative literature in shaping and reflecting culture. An abiding concern will be how Christians might take a distinctive approach to this area of human culture.
History 152: History of the West and the World -- Professor Daniel Miller
NOTE: On April 2, 2012, The Princeton Review released The Best 300 Professors, a book that profiles the top faculty at 122 U.S. colleges and universities. Professor Daniel Miller was one of those top 300 professors (see here, here, and here).
For students who have had only one unit of high school
Latin or no Latin at all. Emphasis is placed
on the essentials of grammar and a basic vocabulary
Philosophy 153: Fundamental Questions in Philosophy -- Associate Professor Kevin Corcoran
An introduction to fundamental questions about God, the world, and human life and how we know about them. These questions are addressed through the study of historically significant texts, primarily from the Western philosophical tradition. An emphasis is placed on philosophical reflection and discussion, constructing and evaluating arguments, reading and interpreting philosophical texts, writing clear expository prose, and engaging in faith-oriented and faith based inquiry. The course aims to help students use philosophy to respond to central issues in human life and in contemporary society.
How it works:
|Once you enroll in a course through Calvin Online, you will be given 24/7 access to course materials and Calvin's online library databases. Course materials include Web-based articles, audio and video, and an online learning community for regular classroom discussion and feedback. All of your assignments for the course will be submitted electronically.
You will also have regular opportunities to interact with your professor and other students through Calvin’s online educational community. This kind of participation in online education will help you build vital skills that will later benefit you in the workplace.
For Summer 2013: The dates vary per class; please see the course descriptions above.
Calvin Students: Summer 2013 registration begins on 3/1/13.
Guests/High School Students: Summer 2013 registration begins on 3/1/13.
|Calvin College Online
Additional online courses (Calvin students only):
- Education 510 Advanced Educational Foundations
- Education 520 Theories of Instruction
- Education 532 School Business Management
- Education 533 School Law, Ethics and Policy
- Education 542 Diagnosis & Remediation of Literacy Difficulties
- Registration for the Summer 2013 semester begins on March 1, 2013.
- Calvin students are permitted to enroll in one online course per semester. All online courses are marked as section "ONLNE" in the class schedule when you search for classes for registration.
- *Learn more about the online-based Business 359 Internship (Calvin Students only)