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ODU's Project JumpStart College Credit Plus program offers more than 25 courses to high school students looking to get a jump on college credit.
Each high school makes it own decision about what courses to offer and during which term. Below are some of the courses that schools may offer.
  • Accounting

    ACT 210 - Accounting for Financial Decision Making
    3 credits

    A study of basic concepts and fundamentals underlying the measurement, valuation, analysis, and communication of financial accounting information to external users for decision making and problem solving. 


    ACT 220 - Accounting for Managerial Decision Making
    3 credits

    A study of basic concepts and fundamentals underlying the measurement, valuation, analysis and communication of financial accounting information to external users for decision making and problem solving. 

    Co-requisites:  CIS 107

  • Biology
    BIO 105 - Principles of Human Anatomy & Physiology
    3 credits

    A survey of the morphology and function of the human body. The intent of this course is to provide each student with the intellectual competence to manage his/her own health concerns; laboratory included. 

    Prerequisite: One year high school biology.
  • Business
    BUS 220 - Principles of Marketing
    3 credits

    An introduction to the process of creating and fulfilling consumer and organizational needs through strategies involving the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods, and services in a market economy.
  • Chemistry
    CHM 109 - General Chemistry
    4 credits


    Foundations of chemistry for Science majors. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, phases of matter, chemical energetics, molecular geometry; includes laboratory.

    Prerequisite: One year high school chemistry with at least a B grade and Algebra II.
  • Computer Science
    CIS 107 - Computer Applications
    3 credits


    This course introduces computer literacy and electronic spreadsheets. Topics include computer systems, the Internet, functions and tools in electronic spreadsheets and their applications in business fields.

    Not open to students with credit for CIS 106, CIS 180 or CIS 203. Course will not apply to a major in Computer Information Systems.
  • English Language & Literature
    ENG 110 College - Writing I
    3 credits

    This course emphasizes the strategies students need for writing and thinking across the curriculum. By practicing writing strategies such as argumentation, researched writing (or writing with sources), summary, analysis, comparison and contrast, definition, students will build the skills needed to succeed as college writers. Each section will focus on a specific theme.

    Themes from previous classes have included the following: American identity, family, love, the politics of food, Native American culture and biography.



    ENG 111 - College Writing II
    3 credits

    Building upon the research skills from ENG 110, this course focuses primarily on academic research writing. Intensive reading and writing will be used to develop knowledge of analytical techniques in the liberal arts. There will be specific emphasis on reading strategies, library research, integrating sources, argumentation, and the MLA method of documentation. 

    Each section will focus on a specific theme. Themes from previous classes have included the following: American identity, family, love, the politics of food, Native American culture, and biography. This course does not fulfill the literature requirement of the Core. 

    Prerequisite:  ENG 101 or 110.  Not open to students with credit for ENG 102.




    ENG 214 - Introduction to Literature
    3 credits

    This course is an introduction to literature which offers students the opportunity to read and appreciate a wide variety of poetry, fiction, and drama. Students will work on polishing their writing and oral communication skills as they learn about literary genres.

  • Environmental Science
    ENV 115 - Environmental Science
    4 credits


    Study the complex relationships between the Earth, the atmosphere, and living things, with a critical evaluation of human impact on natural processes. This is an interdisciplinary class that builds from topics that include meteorology, oceanography, biology, chemistry, physics and economics. Discover the science behind real world problems facing society and emerging solutions to those problems. Includes laboratory.
  • Finance
    FIN 110 - Personal Finance
    3 credits


    This course gives students a practical, down-to-earth introduction to sound money management. It explores the real-life problems that students will face, and trains them to solve those problems. Students will develop the skills needed to deal with housing, insurance, investments, budgeting, the workplace, retirement, smart shopping, borrowing and more.
  • French
    FRN 110 - Elementary French I
    3 credits

         
    Introduction to the fundamentals of the French language with intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Use of authentic materials, tapes and videos. 

     
    FRN 111 - Elementary French II
    3 credits


    Continuation of French I. Pre-requiste: FRN 110.
  • History
    HST 201 - American History I
    3 credits

      
    An analysis of the colonial heritage of the United States, the causes and consequences of the American Revolution, the political, social and economic development of the new nation through the Civil War and its aftermath. 
     

    HST 202 - American History II
    3 credits


    An analysis of the rise of big business, the labor movement, the emergence of the United States as a world power; the Progressive Reform movement; World War I, the Great Depression, World War II and the Cold War era. 

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of HST 201.
  • Latin
    LAT 111 - Elementary Latin II
    3 credits

    Continuation of Latin grammar; vocabulary development with emphasis on Latin roots in English; introductory readings from classical and/or ecclesiastical writers. 

    Prerequisite: LAT 110 or Latin placement test.



    LAT 310 - Readings in Classical Latin
    3 credits

    This course will focus on the reading of classical texts in the original Latin. Selections will be drawn from the Golden Age (80BC – 43BC) and Augustan period (43BC-14AD). Authors may include Lucretius, Catullus, Cicero, Caesar, Virgil, Horace, Livy and Ovid.

    Emphasis will be placed on consolidating language skills in preparation for advanced work in Latin texts. Most translation work will be conducted in class, supplemented by the student’s independent preparation of assigned excerpts.

    Prerequisite: LAT 111.

  • Mathematics
    MTH 140 - Introduction to Statistics
    3 credits


    An introduction to the basic concepts and computations used in statistical analysis as well as their application to problems in other disciplines, especially biology, business, education, and social sciences. Topics include the description of data graphically and numerically, the collection of data via samples and experiments, and the process of drawing inferences or conclusions from data.

    The laboratory component of the course emphasizes conceptual understanding, interpretation of statistical quantities, and written/oral communication and will require the use of mathematical software.

    Prerequisite: Math 102: Beginning Algebra (the equivalent to a second year of algebra).


    MTH 160 - Precalculus
    3 credits


    Topics include number theory and systems, solutions of equations and inequalities, factoring, functions and their graphs, inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry functions and their inverses, trigonometric identities, solutions of trigonometric equations, and applications. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes mathematical modeling, problem solving, and written/oral communication and will require the use of graphing calculators and mathematical software. 

    Prerequisite:  MTH 127 or MTH 128 or placement. Not open to students with credit for MTH 240.


    MTH 240 - Calculus I
    4 credits


    Topics include relations and functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, Mean Value Theorem, extrema, curve sketching, related rates, differentiation of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, introduction to Integral Calculus, the fundamental theorems of Calculus, elementary methods of integration, and applications. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes mathematical modeling, problem solving, and written/oral communication and will require the use of graphing calculators and mathematical software.

    Prerequisite: Precalculus. (Please read the course description for ODU’s Math 160 for more details).


    MTH 241 - Calculus II
    4 credits


    Topics include a continuation of Integral Calculus, integration techniques, integration of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and hyperbolic functions, applications of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, parametric curves, polar coordinates, series and sequences, and applications. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes mathematical modeling, problem solving, and written/oral communication and will require the use of graphing calculators and mathematical software.

    Prerequisite: Calculus I.
  • Physics
    PHY 119 - College Physics I
    4 credits


    An algebra-based study of mechanics: translational and rotational motion, the laws of conservation of energy and momentum, hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, and basic thermodynamics; includes laboratory.

    Prerequiste: Precalculus.

     
    PHY 120 - College Physics II
    4 credits


    An algebra-based study of electricity and magnetism, optics, introductory modern physics, and simple harmonic motion and waves; includes laboratory.

    Prerequiste: Precalculus.


    PHY 219 - General Physics I
    4 credits


    A calculus-aided study of mechanics:  translational and rotational motion, the laws of conservation of energy and momentum, hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, and basic thermodynamics; includes laboratory.  

    Prerequisite: MTH 240 or equivalent. 
  • Psychology
    PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology
    3 credits

    A survey course on the basic principles of psychology and their applications to human behavior and social problems. Multiple perspectives emerging from different philosophical and socio-historical contexts are used to examine domains of human thought and behavior.

    Topics include research methods, human development, gender differences, learning and cognition, psychobiology, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, methods of treatment, and the impact of social situations and culture on behavior.

  • Spanish
    SPN 110 - Elementary Spanish I
    3 credits


    Development of communicative competency with an emphasis on comprehension and speaking skills. Cultural content and grammatical structures introduced by text, web-based and multi-media instructional materials. Intended for beginning level students. 

     
    SPN 111 - Elementary Spanish II
    3 credits


    Continuation of SPN 110 presenting more complex grammatical structures and broader communicative competencies. 

    Prerequiste: SPN 110 or placement by Literature and Language Division placement measure.  

     
    SPN 212 - Intermediate Spanish
    3 credits

    Grammar review with emphasis on the culture of the Spanish speaking world. Students will be expected to practice grammar structures while using them in culturally contextualized speaking, writing, reading, and listening activities.

    Prerequisite: SPN 111 or consent of instructor.  


    SPN 215 - Intermediate Spanish Composition & Conversation
    3 credits


    Continuation of SPN 212.  

    Prerequisite: SPN 212 or consent of instructor.


    SPN 232 - Advanced Spanish Conversation
    3 credits


    A conversation course with emphasis on further development of conversational skills to improve oral and listening proficiency in order to develop cross cultural connections.  

    Prequisites: SPN 214 or SPN 215 or SPN 216. The course fulfills the Language core requirement.


    SPN 285 - Special Topics
    1-3 credits


    Concentrated study in a particular area of Spanish. Typical offerings may include Spanish for Human Services, Prize Laureates in Hispanic Literature, and other topics as needs and interests dictate.  

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
     
  • Theology*

    THL 225 - Introduction to Christian Theology*
    3 credits

    This course introduces students to the academic discipline of Theology. In addition to providing an overview of Christian teachings from a Roman Catholic perspective, it engages students in the process of theological reflection, discourse, and research. Not open to students with credit in THL 113.  

    *This course is not funded by the College Credit Plus program and students/parents would pay the reduced tuition fee for the course.