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Summer Learn Courses

Summer Learn Courses

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

Summer Learn Perks

  • Save time.
    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.
  • Save money.
    Summer Learn credits are offered at a fraction of the cost of traditional semester credits, saving students money on their general education requirements.
  • Questions.

Available Courses

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

Arts & Humanities

  • ART1002 Art in the Western World*
    B6 Term: June 12-July 30

    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.

  • COM1053 Introduction to Communication
    A6 Term: May 8-June 18

    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. This course is available for non-traditional students, online only.

  • ENG1063 Engaging Literature*
    B6 Term: June 12-July 30

    A study of literary genres through representative readings.

  • HIS1013 The Western Tradition in World Context*
    A6 Term: May 8–June 18

    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.

  • MTH1002 Music in the Western World
    A6 Term: May 8–June 18

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

  • HUM2013 The Arts and Human Identity
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20

    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.

  • GRD2003 Computer Graphic Design I
    A4 Term: May 8–June 4

    A beginning course in which students begin to develop skills using Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign on Mac. Producing work for print is emphasized. Students also increase ability to effectively solve graphic design problems, and increase in the development of professional work habits.

    Note: There is a $200 software fee (billed separately) for any student who doesn’t have Adobe Creative Cloud software.

    Also please note this is a synchronous online course that will require students to be present in a virtual classroom from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm MWF for 4 consecutive weeks.

  • POL1003 American Politics and Government
    A6 Term: May 8–June 18

    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.


  • ECO1033 Principles of Macro Economics
    A6 Term: May 8–June 18

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

  • ECO1053 Principles of Micro Economics
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30

    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.

  • MAR2033 Principles of Marketing
    A6 Term: May 8–June 18

    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.

  • IBS3003 International Business Operations
    A6 Term: May 8–June 18

    An introduction to the theory and practice of business operations of international and multinational firms. Special emphasis is given to international trade theory, marketing, finance and human resource management.

Christian Ministry

  • THE3003 Christian Beliefs
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20

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

    Prerequisite: BIB1023G or [BIB1003G and BIB1013G].

  • BIB1023 Narrative of Scripture*
    A6 Term: May 8–June 18

    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.

  • ITD5013 Contemporary Concerns
    B6 Term: June 12-July 30

    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)

  • PHI2013 Love, Justice and the Good Life
    A6 Term: May 8–June 18

    This course examines how the nature of love, justice, and the good life are grounded in the most fundamental nature of persons and ultimately God. Utilizing the philosophical lenses of interpretation, critical reason, conceptual clarification, debate, and ethical analysis, the course will enable students to consider and critique competing conceptions of love, justice and the good life as they arise within particular ethical issues.

Education and Professional Studies**

  • PED-1002 Principles of Health and Fitness **
    A6 Term: May 8–June 18

    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. An activity tracker (Fitbit, Garmin, etc) is recommended but not required for this course. No textbook required.

Natural & Social Sciences

  • BIO1014 Principles of Biology with Lab (8 week course)
    A8 Term: May 8–July 2
    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
  • BIO2001 Medical Terminology
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30
    A course in medical terminology that uses a body systems approach.
  • ESS1054 Meteorology with Lab
    B8 Term: June 12–August 13
    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.
  • MAT3013 Linear Algebra
    C6 Term: July 10–August 10
    A study in matrix and vector algebra, vector space, determinants, and linear
  • MAT1023 Precalculus Mathematics
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20
    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
  • MAT0083 Basic Algebra
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20
    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
    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.
  • MAT1013 Trigonometry
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20
    A study of trigonometry. Topics include circular functions, identities,
    equations, and graphing.
  • MAT1033 Introduction to Math Systems
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20
    Application of mathematics to real world situations using quantitative
    methods that require critical thinking. Topics vary and may include graph
    theory, linear programming, voting, fair division, game theory, numerical
    codes, symmetry, growth, and money.
  • MAT2063 Introduction to Statistics
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30
    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.
  • PSY1013 General Psychology*
    B8 Term: June 12–August 13
    An introductory course that explores psychology as a science of human
    behavior and mental processes in biological and social contexts, with an
    emphasis on promoting human wellness.
  • PSY2013 Life Span Development Psychology*
    B6 Term: June 12-July 30
    A study of human development from conception to death. Special emphasis is
    given to cultural differences, developmental issues, theories, and their
    contemporary significance.
  • SOC1013G Introduction to Sociology*
    A6 Term: May 8–June 18
    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 8–June 18
    B6 Term: June 12–July 30
    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.


Nursing and Health Sciences

  • HSC-1013 Nutrition and Wellness
    C6 Term: July 10–August 20

    The course examines the use of nutrients to support health, the nutritional needs throughout the life cycle, and diet analysis in health care and life settings. Emphasis is placed on making healthy life style choices based on the science of nutrition. Basic concepts of health promotion/health maintenance are explored using select theories of health promotion and health behavior change. Biblical foundations for healthy living are examined to promote maximal health in self and others.

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