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Summer 2017 Online Course Offerings


Fall 2017 Online Course Offerings


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.


Summer 2017 courses begin on 5/23/17; see below for end dates


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High School Dual Enrollments

Due to the intensive nature of our online courses and to the limited availability of spots therein, there is a limit of 1 online course per student per semester.



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Health Education 254: NutritionJohn Sparks, Assistant Professor
(3 semester hours / May 23 - July 29)

Food is a gift from God. He created our bodies to need food a few times each day. Learn about the role of food and nutrients in sustaining health and causing disease, how to analyze a diet from (Vitamin) A to (mineral) Zinc, and how recommend and encourage healthy food and diet choices to a client or patient. Your commitment to learning and applying the material will be essential because, as you will discover, where food is concerned, this world is truly broken. Therefore, we will also examine the Christian's response to complex food-related issues like hunger, malnutrition, obesity, and stewardship of the body.


Kinesiology 216: Medical TerminologyNancy Meyer, Professor, Women's Athletic Director
(3 semester hours / May 23 - July 28)

Fulfill the prerequisite for many allied health graduate programs and learn about basic medical word structure. Included are terms relating to anatomic structure, symptomatic and diagnostic tests, and operative and therapeutic procedures. Evaluation includes chapter quizzes, reading and writing medical records, a faith perspective paper, and a comprehensive final exam.

Philosophy 153: Fundamental Questions in PhilosophyProfessor Kevin Corcoran
(3 semester hours / May 23 - August 8)

Socrates said “the unexamined life is not worth living.” This course is an invitation to the examined life. In it you will consider such fundamental questions as these: What does it mean to be moral? Am I an immaterial thing, like God, or a material thing, like my body? Does God even exist? If so, how do God and the existence of human suffering, evil and death fit together?


Speech Pathology and Audiology 101: Intro to Speech Path & Audiology Brian Kreisman, Associate Professor
(3 semester hours / May 23 - July 27)

A general introduction to speech-language pathology and audiology. These rapidly growing interdisciplinary professions are devoted to helping individuals manage or overcome communication challenges. Communication is a God-given gift that allows us to be social beings. When people have difficulty communicating, it affects almost all aspects of their lives. Students will gain a general understanding of prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation issues for persons with speech, language, and hearing disorders in clinical and educational settings.


Speech Pathology and Audiology 217: Speech ScienceProfessor Judy Vander Woude
(3 semester hours / May 23 - July 25)

An introduction to speech physiology and the instrumentation used to measure physiologic aspects of speech. Topics include a basic understanding of the acoustic theories of speech production, experience in acoustic instrumentation, recording, and analysis equipment and procedures, an overview speech perception, and clinical applications of the speech science theories, instrumentation, and procedures.


Speech Pathology and Audiology 218: Hearing Science Brian Kreisman, Associate Professor
(3 semester hours / May 23 - July 27)

Study sound. How is sound created, heard and perceived? How does sound travel? How are pitch and loudness related to sounds? Do we filter sounds? Where are sounds coming from? Why do our ears “ring” after attending a loud concert or event? Does our sense of hearing impact our faith?



  • Calvin students are permitted to enroll in one online course per semester.
  • When searching for classes for registration, all online courses are marked as section "ONLNE" in the class schedule.

Graduate-level courses

Complaint resolution

In accordance with regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education, institutions offering distance and online education must provide enrolled students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student's state.  See our complaint resolution page for more information.

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