Online Courses

20110829chapel8508Below is a full list of online courses being offered during summer 2018.
Current and prospective Wake Forest students should note that no more than 15 credit hours earned through fully online courses may be applied toward graduation. Of these, no more than six credit hours may be transferred from another institution. Undergraduate students in the College may not enroll in any online course for credit during their first two semesters at Wake Forest.
Visiting students should consult their home university prior to registration to ensure transfer credit for online courses will be accepted.


103 – History of Western Art (3 credit hours)

Introduces the history of the visual arts, focusing on Europe and the U.S. (D)

This course is a survey of the main developments in art and architecture in Europe and America. In the summer, the course is fully online. It is set up so that students can work on it whenever they would like, within the five-week Summer I term.  There are five units that correspond to the five weeks of the summer session, and all work for a unit must be done by Monday of the following week (that is, you can’t leave everything til the end of the term). There will also be Web-Ex meeting times once a week so that students will have a chance to interact with me and each other in real time.  Those meetings will be set up around the enrolled students’ schedules, and there will probably be more than one time available. You do need a reliable internet connection, but you do not need to be on campus to take this course. No special software is needed.

If you have further questions, please email Dr. Barnes (

First Session Course:

  • 51536 – Online, Barnes


210 – Doing the Right Thing: Ethical Decision-Making in Biology and Medicine (3 credit hours)

Examines contemporary issues in bioethics, including responsible conduct in research, implications of technological advances in biology, environmental issues, and controversies in health care and medical practice. P—BIO 114 or POI.

Full Session Course:

  • 51831 – R, 7:00PM-8:30PM – Online, Gibson
  • 51967 – R, 5:00PM-6:30PM – Online, Gibson


120 – Introduction to Film & Media Aesthetics (3 credit hours)

Introduction to the major theories and aesthetics of motion pictures and other media forms through a study of styles related to writing, directing, cinematography, editing, and sound. (D)

Full Summer Course:

  • 51541 – Online, Dalton

220 – Empirical Research in Communication (3 credit hours)

Introduction to methodological design and univariate statistics as used in communication research. (QR)

First Session Course:

  • 51836 – Online, Giles
  • 51998 – Online, Krcmar

318 – Culture and the Sitcom (3 credit hours)

Explores the intersection of American culture and the television situation comedy, one of the oldest and most ubiquitous forms of television programming.

Full Summer Course:

  • 51273 – Online, Dalton
  • 51374 – Online, Dalton

323 – Superheroes, Cinema and American Mythology (3 credit hours) – Online

Examines the emergence of superhero films in American cinema as a representation and response to historical and ideological contexts.

First Session Course:

  • 51545 – Online, Hood

Computer Science

111 – Introduction to Computer Science (4 credit hours)

Lecture and laboratory.  Introduction to the basic concepts of computer programming and algorithmic problem solving for students with little or no programming experience.  Recommended as the first course for students considering a major or minor in computer science, also appropriate for students who want computing experience applicable to other disciplines.  The programming language used and the focus will vary. May not be repeated for credit.  Lab, 2 hours. (D)

First Session Course:

  • 51873 – T, 12:00PM-1:00PM – Online, Thomas
  • 51929 – W, 6:00PM-7:00PM – Online, Thomas


334 – Ethics in Health and Human Services (3 credit hours)

Investigation of the ethical parameters of health and human services work. Topics include least restrictive interventions, privacy, human dignity, integrity and compassionate service. NOHS standards will be studied.

First Session Course:

  • 51292 – R, 2:30PM-4:00PM – Online, Crockett

340 – Professional Orientation to Health and Human Services (3 credit hours)

Provides an overview of health and human services including history, roles, organizational structures, ethics, standards, specializations, and credentialing. Public policy processes and contemporary issues are also considered.

Second Session Course:

  • 51293 – T, 12:00PM-1:00PM – Online, Johnson


120 – Personal Framework for Career Exploration (1.5 credit hours)

First course in the College to Career series. Focuses on student self-assessment including personal attributes such as values, interests, personality/temperament, strengths, and beliefs. Begins the process of connecting student attribute  with the exploration of options in the world of work. Open to all students, but designed especially for first- and second-year students. Students may not enroll in EDU 120 and EDU 299 in the same semester.

First Session Course:

  • 51826 – Online, Robinson
  • 51827 – Online, Robinson

220 – Options in the World of Work (1.5 credit hours)

Second course in the College to Career series. Explores structure of the world of work, job functions and roles. Focus on nature and expectations of the world of work, including exploration of opportunities aligned with interests of students, and correlation between careers and education, career trajectories, graduate school, employment trends and the unique role work plays in creating meaning in the life of the individual. Open to all students, but designed for first and second year students. Students may not enroll in EDU 220 and EDU 299 in the same semester. P/C—EDU 120 or POI.

Second Session Course:

  • 51828 – Online, Robinson
  • 51830 – Online, Robinson

320 – Strategic Job Search Processes (1.5 credit hours)

Third course in the College to Career series. Provides students with the fundamental knowledge, strategies, and skills required to conduct an effective job search including professional written and verbal communication; interviewing techniques; networking and other job search strategies; the branding and marketing of oneself; and evaluating offers and negotiation. P—EDU 120 and 220 or POI.

First Session Course:

  • 51768 – Online, Calhoun

German and Russian

340 – (GES) German Masterworks in Translation (3 credit hours)

Examines selected works of German, Austrian, and Swiss fiction in English translation by such writers as Goethe, Schiller, Kafka, Mann, and Schnitzler. Literary periods, genres, and authors vary according to instructor. Also listed as HMN 340. (D)

Full Summer Course:

  • 50886 – Online, Boyer


340 – German Masterworks in Translation (3 credit hours)

Examination of selected works of German, Austrian, and Swiss fiction in English translation by such writers as Goethe, Schiller, Kafka, Mann, and Schnitzler. Literary periods, genres, and authors vary according to instructor. Students may not receive credit towards the German major or minor for both GES 340 and GES 331.

Full Summer Course:

  • 51018 – Online, Boyer

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