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Earn College Credit from Home with Owens Telecourses and Web-based Courses

  Higher education and cyberspace are coming together this fall at Owens Community College with Telecourses and Web-based courses that let students take classes via the Internet - or watch classes on videotape.

  "These high-tech ways of learning allow people the opportunity to benefit from a college education - even if they have a busy schedule and aren't sure how often they can come to campus," said Dr. Paul V. Unger, Owens Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  Web-based courses are available to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. Students in these classes communicate with teachers and other students through e-mail and an electronic bulletin board.

  This fall, five Web-based courses are available at Owens:

  • CIS 124: Introduction to the Internet
  • CIS 131: Microcomputer Concepts & Applications
  • CIS 235: Electronic Spreadsheet Business Analysis
  • CIS 290: Introduction to Windows
  • OAD 100: Beginning Keyboarding
  "Telecourses and Web-based courses are great for anyone who needs to stay at home with a family or business," Dr. Unger explained. "Seniors and disabled students also tell us they appreciate the convenience of taking classes in their own homes."

  Both types of courses offer students the same college credit they would earn by taking a class on campus. Students in Telecourses can stay in touch with their professors by phone, e-mail, fax or scheduled meetings to ask questions and discuss course material.

  This fall, more than 30 telecourses will be offered by Owens, including:

  • ACC 101-125: Accounting I
  • ART 105-125: History of Western Art
  • BUS 101-125: Contemporary Business
  • CIS 131-125: Computing Technology
  • ECE 101-125: Child Development
  • ENG 111-125: Composition I
  • ENG 112-125: Composition II
  • ENG 200-125: Intro to Literature
  • HSC 290-125: Personal Wellness
  • HIS 201-125: American History
  • HIS 205-125: The Civil War
  • MTH 105-125: Basic Algebra
  • MTH 211-125: Applied Statistics
  • MKT 101-125: Marketing
  • PSY 101-125: General Psychology
  • PSY 260-125: Life Span Psychology
  • SOC 101-125: Sociology
  • SPA 111-125: Spanish I
  • SPA 112-125: Spanish II
  • SPE 101-125: Speech
  Fall classes at Owens begin the week of August 23. To register for a Telecourse or Web-based Course, or for more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7777 or (567) 429-3500.

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