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MVNU Summer Learn provides competitively priced online summer courses for bright traditional undergraduate students.

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*Recommended courses for MVNU incoming Freshmen.
**Education courses have specific start dates.
***Prep courses do not count toward earned hours for degree.

  • ART1002G Art in the Western World*
    A6 Term: May 1–June 11 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    An introductory study of the history, theory and practice of western art. Special emphasis is given to a variety of media, and issues of Christianity and creativity.

  • COM1053G Introduction to Communication*
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Through the use of readings, discussion forums, exercises and writing, we will explore the often taken-for-granted power of communication that makes people unique among all creatures. We will discover that talk is not cheap, but rather it allows us to express our humanity in a rich and powerful way. The course will cover interpersonal, small group, and public communication.

  • ENG1063G Introduction to Literature*
    A6 Term: May 1–June 11 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A study of literary genres through representative readings.

    Prerequisite: ENG1083G

  • ENG1083G College Writing
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20 REGISTRATION CLOSED

    This course focuses on the process and practice of composition and includes attention to formatting, modes of writing, grammar, and persuasion. Students will develop critical writing, reading, and thinking skills. Emphasis will be given to the research essay, including argumentation, documentation styles, and research techniques. Both MLA and APA styles will be introduced in the course.

  • HIS1013G The Western Tradition in World Context*
    A6 Term: May 1–June 11 - REGISTRATION CLOSED 
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20 REGISTRATION CLOSED

    This course will examine the development of Western civilization within a broader world context since 1500 A.D. The course particularly attends to the emergence of "modern patterns of life," including modern states and systems of production and exchange, the development of modern science and technology, globalization, and modern concepts of the self and society. Emphasis on primary texts.

  • POL1003 American Government and Politics
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    This course goes beyond a more traditional focus on the history of structures of American government to examine issues of political behavior and decision-making among citizens and officeholders. Students learn about a wide range of topics relevant to American politics and government including, but not limited to, political institutions, the news media, voting, political parties, and campaigns and elections. Analysis of these and other topics is primarily informed by the social sciences, placing particular emphasis on students' comprehension and application of political science research methods.

  • MTH1002G Music in the Western World
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A comprehensive survey of musical trends and developments in the western world and a guide to appreciating these trends.

  • HUM2013G The Arts and Human Identity
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    This course explores art broadly conceived as a mode of action essential to human identity and culture and will ask fundamental questions about the nature and purposes of art. The course will connect students to the arts by giving them Christian categories for seeing art - its creation and use - as part of their humanity, introduce them to some significant works in music, literature, and the fine arts, and encourage their aesthetic enjoyment of various art forms.

  • ECO1033 Principles of Macro Economics
    A6 Term: May 1–June 11 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    An introduction to macroeconomics including basic concepts of supply and demand, price system, employment theory, inflation, business cycles, monetary policies, and fiscal policies.

  • ECO2033 Principles of Micro Economics
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    An introduction to microeconomics including the concepts of resource and product markets, price theory, elasticity function and profit maximization. This is a five week course.

  • MAR3033 Principles of Marketing
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    An introduction to the theory and practical application of marketing principles. The basic objectives are to provide an introduction to marketing concepts, the role of marketing in the firm and the various factors that influence marketing decision-making.

  • ECED-3032 Science for Upper Elementary**
    A6 Term: May 1–June 10 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A comprehensive understanding of NSTA standards and the Ohio academic content standards, methods of instruction, assessment procedures, and materials for the teaching of science in the middle elementary grades. Candidates will become familiar with the nature of science, and the connections between the physical, life, and earth and space sciences. The course will prepare students to use appropriate scientific process and principles in the teaching of science.

  • ECED-3022 Math for Upper Elementary **
    B Term: June 12–July 22 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A comprehensive understanding of NCTM standards and the Ohio academic content standards, pedagogy, assessment procedures, and materials for the teaching of mathematics to upper elementary grade students. Candidates will become familiar with number, number sense and operations; measurement; geometry and spatial sense; patterns, functions and algebra; data analysis and probability; and mathematical process, which includes problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation.

  • ECED-3002 ECE Social Studies for Upper Elementary**
    C Term: July 24–August 26  REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A comprehensive understanding of NCSS standards and the Ohio academic contents, standards, methods of instruction, assessment procedures, pedagogy, and materials for the teaching of middle childhood social studies. Candidates will become familiar with the pivotal historical, cultural, geographic, economic and political/citizenship events in the history of Ohio.

  • ECED-4001 Early Childhood Endorsement Practicum**
    A Term: May 1–August 26 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Observation and supervised classroom experience in a 4th/5th grade classroom for a total of 50 hours.

  • PED-1002G Principles of Health and Fitness **
    A6 Term: May 1–June 11 - REGISTRATION CLOSED B6 Term: June 12–July 30 REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A study of basic knowledge and values of physical activity as it relates to optimal healthful living. Special emphasis is given to fitness activities, nutrition and wellness. A Fitbit activity tracker is required for this course and no textbook is required.

  • BIO1014G Principles of Biology with Lab (8 week course)
    A8 Term: May 1–June 25 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A study of life processes, organization and structure common to animals, plants, and microbes. Laboratory exercises are included. The course is designed for non-majors and does not count toward the biology major or minor.

  • BIO2001 Medical Terminology
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A course in medical terminology that uses a body systems approach.

  • ESS1054 Meteorology with Lab
    B6 Term: June 12–August 13 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A study of the earth's atmosphere, physical factors that affect weather, weather systems and patterns, and scientific methods used to collect data, analyze trends, and forecast weather.

  • MAT1013 Trigonometry
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20  REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A study of trigonometry. Topics include circular functions, identities, equations, and graphing.

  • MAT1023 Precalculus
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20  REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A study in pre-calculus concepts of the properties of elementary functions including the polynomial, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Special emphasis is given to analytic geometry of the line and cone.

  • MAT1033 Introduction to Mathematical Systems
    A6 Term: May 1–June 11 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A study of number systems. Special emphasis is given to logic, axioms and applications from groups and non-Euclidean geometry.

  • MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A study of basic descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on applications in business, biology, and social sciences.

    Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MAT0093, or an ACT mathematics sub-score of 19 or higher, or an SAT mathematics score of 500 or higher.

  • PSY1013G General Psychology*
    B8 Term: June 12–August 13 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    An introduction to psychology with emphasis on the biological and social perspectives. Special emphasis is given to the scientific method, psychological terminology, and prominent theories.

  • SOC1013G Introduction to Sociology*
    A6 Term: May 1–June 11 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    An introduction to basic principles in understanding patterns of social relations. Includes the major theoretical perspectives and methods for obtaining sociological knowledge. Special emphasis is given to the sociological examination of the major institutions in society. This course is offered in traditional and non-traditional formats.

  • SCI3012 Science and the Modern Mind
    A6 Term: May 1–June 11 - REGISTRATION CLOSED
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    This course explores science from philosophical, historical and cultural perspectives, examining both the robust character of scientific inquiry and its limitations. The harmony between science and Christianity is addressed along with ethical and social dilemmas that have resulted from scientific advances in certain areas. Special emphasis is given to the observations and experiments that resulted in major shifts in scientific paradigms.

  • THE3003G Christian Beliefs
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A study of the essential Christian doctrines and their contemporary significance.

    Prerequisite: BIB1014G, aBIB2084G or [BIB1003G and BIB1013G].

  • BIB1014G Narrative of Scripture*
    A8 Term: May 1–June 25 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    This course will aid in interpreting the scriptural narrative within the historical and cultural contexts of the Hebrew people and the New Testament Church with special attention to the Bible's literary features and theological themes.

  • ICS2003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    A6 Term: May 1–June 11 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    This course will explore the variety of human cultures found around the world by allowing students to investigate cultural similarities and differences through the tools anthropologists use to gain insight into cultural diversity present in our world.

  • ITD5013G Contemporary Concerns
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

    This capstone course is a multi-disciplinary engagement with contemporary problems from the perspective of Christian faith, with emphasis on distinctive Wesleyan perspectives and ethical analysis. It will evaluate a number of issues central to the lives of citizens. It will also engage a specific topic of professional or disciplinary interest as developed by an individual faculty member's scholarship or interest. Some topics will be common to all sections and other topics will vary by section.

    Prerequisite: BIB-1014, or [BIB-1003 and BIB-1013], [PHI-2013 or PHI-2023], THE-3003, and senior classification (90+ earned hours)

  • MAT0083 Basic Algebra
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20 REGISTRATION CLOSED

    A study of basic algebra for students with no college preparatory mathematics, or for students with deficiencies in basic algebra skills. Topics include basic arithmetic, basic algebra, and geometric formulas.

  • MAT0093 Algebra
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20 REGISTRATION CLOSED

    An algebra course for students with some high school algebra background to develop additional algebraic skills required for higher level mathematics courses. Topics include: Exponents and Polynomials, Factoring and Solving Equations, Rational Expressions and Equations, Systems of Linear Equations, and Radical Expressions including the Quadratic Formula.

    This remedial course is not open to students in the post-secondary enrollment options program.

    Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MAT0083, or an ACT mathematics score of 17 or 18, or an SAT mathematics score of 460 or higher.

Summer Learn Perks

Taking general education courses in the summer can help lighten students' semester courseloads, allow high school students to start earning college credit, and even prepare students to graduate college early.
Summer Learn credits are offered at a fraction of the cost of traditional semester credits, saving students money on their general education requirements.

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