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 ETSU OpenBUCS: Open Courses with a Path to College Credit from East Tennessee State University

Current Open Course Dates: June 2, 2014 - August 4, 2014 
Next Open Course Date: September 15, 2014 - November 10, 2014

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ETSU's free college classes are the right choice for you to...

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  • shorten overall time to college graduation
  • take college classes online to 'test drive' college course work before you invest tuition dollars -- there's no risk to you!
  • learn more about subjects that interest you for free


Available online open courses:

 


  Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1310)

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An introduction to the basic concepts, principles, and theories of the science of psychology. Topics included are biological and developmental processes, perception and awareness, learning and thinking, motivation and emotion, personality and individuality, adjustment and mental health, and social behavior.

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 Introduction to Music (MUSC 1030)

sheet musicAn introduction to the development of music, with an emphasis on art music of the Western hemisphere. Topics include elements of music, instruments and ensembles, form, styles and periods, including major composers and work.

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U.S. History since 1877 (HIST 2020)

Raising the flag at Iwo JimaTrace the historical development of our modern national institutions and social and economic structures. Learn how enormous economic and social changes in the late 19th century from industrialization and urbanization led to massive upheaval in American society and laid the foundations for modern America.

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How do ETSU's free online courses work?

OpenBUCS courses are open to anyone, anywhere. There is no cost for the course work and no textbook to buy. To take an OpenBUCS course, you will need to:

  • register for the course online using the links above
  • complete the eight-week online course -- all material and assignments are provided through video lectures, discussion forums, quizzes and other activities
  • pursue the optional path to college credit if you would like to earn transferable college credit that will count toward your degree. The total cost for obtaining credit is $335 (1/3 the cost of regular, in-state tuition!)


If you plan to transfer earned credits, please confirm transfer eligibility with your college or university. Please visit our FAQ for more information.