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Do you attend another university, but want to take summer courses at ODU? We're excited to meet you! First thing's first, we need you to fill out our application to get the process started.

Once you've submitted your application, an ODU admission counselor will contact you with next steps!

Below is a list of our online offerings this summer in case you want to take classes remotely, as well as a full list of courses and course descriptions by subject.

 

Looking to take a course online at ODU this summer?

  • View all online undergraduate summer courses
    • ART 279A-OL - CORE: Art & the Global Community
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • BUS 220-OL - Principles of Marketing
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • BUS 250-OL - Legal Environment of Business
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • COM/LNG 242-OL Cross-Cultural Communication
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • ECN 208 - Principles of Macroeconomics
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • ENG 111 - College Writing II
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • ENG 214 - Introduction to Literature
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • LNG/COM 242-OL Cross-Cultural Communication
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • MTH 140-OL - Introduction to Statistics
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • PHL 109 - Issues in Philosophy
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • PHY 119 - College Physics I
      4 Credits, Undergraduate
    • PHY 120 - College Physics II
      4 Credits, Undergraduate
    • PHY 219 - General Physics I
      4 Credits, Undergraduate
    • PHY 220 - General Physics II
      4 Credits, Undergraduate
    • PHY 300 - Modern Physics
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • PRS 340 - Internet Strategies: Social Media, e-Commerce and More
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • SCM 210-OL -  Transportation Management: A Global Supply Chain Perspective
      3 credits, Undergraduate
    • SCM 425-OL -  Design of the Supply Chain: The Role of Manufacturing & Warehouse Operations
      3 credits, Undergraduate
    • SOC 101-OL  - Intro to Sociology
      3 Credits, Undergraduate
    • THL 379A-OL - CORE: Theology of Justice and Mercy
      3 Credits, Undergraduate

    For full courses descriptions, see the Undergraduate course listings section below or visit the Academic Catalog.

All Online & On-Campus Summer 2022 Course Offerings (by subject)

  • Art

    ART 103-01 Basic Graphic Design for the Non-Major
    3 credits, Undergraduate

    This course is specifically geared toward the non-Art and Design major who needs a basic working knowledge of design fundamentals and technology. The first half of the term is a basic introduction to the formal elements of design and how they are used visually. The second half of the course introduces the Adobe Suite (specifically PhotoShop and InDesign) and its use in basic design projects such as brochures, newsletters, and magazine covers. Fulfills Fine Art requirement. Fee.

    • 2-Week Course
    • 9 - 11:50 a.m., Monday - Friday
    • On Campus

    ART 156-01 Ceramics
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    A general introduction to studio ceramics. Emphasis is placed on acquisition of hand building techniques, ceramic design concepts, development of individual design criteria, glaze experimentation, fundamental types of ceramic ware and kiln procedures. Fee.

    • 8-Week Course
    • 6 - 9 p.m., Tuesdays
    • On Campus

    ART 279A-OL CORE: Art & the Global Community
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    This course introduces students to the concept of art as an agent for social change through case studies of community/communal art “movements” through history from around the globe as well as the United States and our local community. Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 111.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online
  • Biology
    Bio 202-01 - General Biology: Biodiversity & Evolution
    4 Credits, Undergraduate
    Examines the evolutionary mechanisms that led to the diversification of living organisms and surveys the major groups of life and their attributes. This course is designed to provide a foundation for advanced study in the biological sciences; laboratory included. Fee.
    • 3-Week Course
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday
    • On Campus (Lecture/Lab)

    Bio 330-01 - Ecology
    4 Credits, Undergraduate
    An introductory course in basic ecology, the study of the flows of matter and energy in nature, and the relationship between living things and the environment.This includes relationships between individuals, populations, and ecosystems, and changes over time. Included laboratory will be field and microcosm explorations. Prerequisites: BIO 202 and CHM 109.Fee. 
    • 3-Week Course
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday
    • On Campus (Lecture/Lab)
  • Business Administration

    BUS 220-OL - Principles of Marketing
    3 Credits, Undergraduate
    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. 

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online

    BUS 250-OL - Legal Environment of Business
    3 Credits, Undergraduate
    This course serves as an introduction to the American legal system, dispute reconciliation, and functions of the law. The emphasis is on understanding the functions of contracts in American business law. The course will examine the history and sources of American law, the legal systems and procedures, agency and employment, sales and other topics. Not open to students with credit in BUS 345.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online

  • Communication Studies

    COM 242-OL Cross-Cultural Communication
    3 Credits

    An exploration of the ways in which cultural factors, including rituals, attitudes, values, beliefs, behavior, and cultural assumptions, affect communication. Topics will include models of cultural effect, relationship of dominant and non-dominant cultures, religious traditions, para-language, non-verbal communication, chronemics, and proxemics. Especially appropriate for majors in the areas of business, communication, criminal justice, sociology, social work, and education. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement. 

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online
  • Economics

    ECN 208-OL - Principles of Macroeconomics
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    A basic study of the overall economy including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, money supply, national income, and government economic policies. It emphasizes the important measures used to determine an economy’s performance and explores the potential impacts of macroeconomic policy.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online
  • English

    ENG 111-OL - College Writing II
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    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.This course does not fulfill the literature requirement of the Core.Prerequisite: ENG 110. Not open to students with credit for ENG 102.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online


    ENG 214-OL - Introduction to Literature
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    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. Prerequisites: ENG 110-111.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online
  • Language

    LNG 242-OL Cross-Cultural Communication
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    An exploration of the ways in which cultural factors, including rituals, attitudes, values, beliefs, behavior, and cultural assumptions, affect communication. Topics will include models of cultural effect, relationship of dominant and non-dominant cultures, religious traditions, para-language, non-verbal communication, chronemics, and proxemics. Especially appropriate for majors in the areas of business, communication, criminal justice, sociology, social work, and education. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online
  • Mathematics

    MTH 140-OL - Introduction to Statistics
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    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: MTH 102 or placement. 

    • 8-Week Course
    • 6 - 9 p.m., Wednesdays
    • Online
  • Philosophy

    PHL 109-OL - Issues in Philosophy
    3 Credits, Undergraduate
    An introductory course that examines the works of representative philosophers through the ages and their responses to some perennial issues. Includes topics such as faith and reason, theories of knowledge, and ethical behavior. Not open to students enrolled in or with credit in PHL 110.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online

  • Physics

    PHY 119-OL - College Physics I 
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    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. Prerequisite: MTH 160 or equivalent. Not open to Chemistry majors. Fee.

    • 4-Week Course
    • Online

    PHY 120-OL - College Physics II
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    An algebra-based study of electricity and magnetism, optics, introductory modern physics, and simple harmonic motion and waves; includes laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 160 or equivalent. Not open to Chemistry majors

    • 4-Week Course
    • Online

    PHY 219-OL - General Physics I
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    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. Fee.

    • 4-Week Course
    • Online

    PHY 220-OL - General Physics II
    4 Credits, Undergraduate
    A calculus-aided study of electricity and magnetism, optics, introductory modern physics, and simple harmonic waves; includes laboratory. Co-requisite: MTH 241. Fee. 

    • 4-Week Course
    • Online

    PHY 300-OL - Modern Physics
    4 Credits, Undergraduate
    This course is an introduction to a broad range of topics in Modern Physics. The course covers special relativity and quantum physics, with applications to atomic systems, nuclei, condensed matter systems, and elementary particles. Includes laboratory. Prerequisites: PHY 220. Fee.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online
  • Public Relationsand Marketing Communications

    PRS 340-OL - Internet Strategies: Social Media, e-Commerce and More
    3 Credits, Undergraduate
    This course is designed to provide an in-depth look at the principles, practices, and strategies utilized when incorporating the Internet into a public relations or marketing communications plan.This 266course will utilize lecture and case analysis to build a body of knowledge for students that they can apply to a professional setting.Prerequisite: PRS 201 or BUS 220 is recommended.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online
  • Supply Chain Management

    SCM 210-OL - Transportation Management: A Global Supply Chain Perspective
    3 credits, Undergraduate
    The course will discuss the strategic role transportation plays in the 21st century economy and the complex global supply chain. The course will explore the economic foundation and rationale for transportation as well as its political and social importance. It provides an in depth evaluation of all modes of transportation, the cost considerations in transportation pricing and supply chain decisions. The course will explore some major challenges and issues such as infrastructure, environmental sustainability and technology. Prerequisite: SCM 201.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online

    SCM 425-OL - Design of the Supply Chain: The Role of Manufacturing & Warehouse Operations
    3 credits, Undergraduate
    The course explores the key elements of manufacturing and warehouse operations that impact the design and management of the supply chain. Topics covered in warehouse operations module include: The basic role of warehousing in the supply chain; strategic facility location and design strategies; facility storage configuration, material handling techniques, technology and equipment; the distinction between the role of a warehouse and the distribution center; and, metrics used to evaluate performance. Topics covered in the manufacturing operations module include: understanding various production strategies (make to stock, make to order); the hierarchy of the production planning & control process (material requirements planning MRP, capacity requirements planning CRP); fundamentals of quality improvement including tools and techniques such as Six Sigma Methodology, statistical process control & lean concepts. Prerequisite: SCM 201, MTH 140, CIS 107 or 234.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online
  • Sociology

    SOC 101-OL  - Intro to Sociology
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    A survey of the basic concepts of the sociological analysis of human behavior. Topics include culture and socialization; deviance and social control; stratification and social class; inequalities of gender, race, ethnicity, and class; collective behavior and social change; and the role of social institutions in society including family, health care, education, religion, politics, and the economy. Some sections may include a service-learning component. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online
  • Theology

    THL 225-01 - Intro to Christian Theology
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    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 processes of theological reflection, discourse, and research. Not open to students with credit in THL 113.

    • 8-Week Course
    • 9 - 11:50 a.m., Tuesday, Thursday
    • On campus

    THL 379A-OL - CORE: Theology of Justice and Mercy
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    This course is an investigation of the meaning and relationship of justice and mercy in the Christian tradition, with an emphasis on the social justice teachings of the Catholic Church. Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status; ENG 111. Not open to students with credit in THL 238. The course partially fulfills the Theology requirement.

    • 8-Week Course
    • Online