This fall, whether you’re coming back to campus full time, engaging in online learning or taking a blended approach, we hope that we can provide some of the flexibility that you need.

Whatever path you’re taking at Ohio State, we have options for you in the College of Arts and Sciences. Below you will find a selection of some of our in-person offerings for the fall semester along with some popular choices for hybrid and distance learning courses.

While many of these courses are currently scheduled to be taught in person, that status may change as we learn new information. Visit the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website to read more about the measures Ohio State is taking to keep you safe, learn how you can keep yourself and others safe, and find out what changes to expect on campus this fall.

Featured online and hybrid offerings

Online

Number Title GE Category
ANTHROP 2201 Introduction to Archaeology GE Diversity: Global Studies; GE Social Science: Individuals and Groups
ANTHROP 2241 The Middle East Close-Up: People, Cultures, Societies GE Cultures and Ideas; Diversity: Global Studies
ASTRON 1141 Life in the Universe GE Natural Science: Physical Science
ASTRON 1143 Cosmology: History of the Universe GE Natural Science: Physical Science
CHEM 1100 Chemistry and Society GE Natural Science: Physical Science
COMM 2596 An Introduction to Health, Environment, Risk & Science Communication GE Cross-Disciplinary Seminar
COMM 3415 Sports, Mass Media & Society  
COMM 3668 Intercultural Communication  
COMPSTD 2341 Technology, Science, and Society GE Cultures and Ideas; Diversity: Global Studies
ECON 2001.01 Principles of Microeconomics GE Social Science: Human, Natural and Economic Resources
GERMAN 2251 Marx in Literature and Film GE Literature
HISTORY 2002 Making America Modern GE Historical Study; GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
HISTORY 2220 Introduction to History of Christianity GE Historical Study; GE Diversity: Global Studies
HISTORY 2700 Global Environmental History GE Historical Study; Diversity: Global Studies; Social Science: Human, Natural and Econ Resources
HISTORY 2701 History of Technology GE Historical Study
HISTORY 3030 History of Ohio GE Historical Study
HISTORY 3083 Civil Rights and Black Power Movements GE Historical Study; GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
HISTART 2001 Western Art I: Ancient and Medieval Worlds GE Historical Study; GE Visual and Performing Arts; GE Diversity: Global Studies
JEWSHST 3703 Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible GE Literature; Diversity: Global Studies
PHYSICS 1250 Mechanics, Work and Energy, Thermal Physics GE Natural Science: Physical Science
POLITSC 1165 Introduction to Politics GE Social Science: Organizations & Polities
POLITSC 3780 Data Literacy and Data Visualization GE Data Analysis
PSYCH 2333 Psychology of Human Sexuality  
PSYCH 4531 Health Psychology  
SOCIOL 3200 Sociology of Immigration GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
STAT 1430.02 Statistics for the Business Sciences GE Data Analysis
STAT 3450.01 Basic Statistics for Engineers GE Data Analysis
THEATRE 2100 Introduction to Theatre GE Visual and Performing Arts; GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
WGSST 3200 Breaking the Law: An Introduction to Gender Justice  

Hybrid

Number Title GE Category
AFAMAST 2201 Major Readings in African American and African Studies GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
ANTHROP 3597.02 Women, Culture, and Development GE Cross-Disciplinary Seminar; Diversity: Global Studies; Social Science: Individuals and Groups
CLAS 2202 Classical Civilization: Rome GE Cultures and Ideas; GE Diversity: Global Studies
COMPSTD 2281 American Icons GE Cultures and Ideas; GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
COMPSTD 2420 American Food Cultures GE: Culture and Ideas, Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
COMPSTD 3606 The Quest in World Literature GE Literature; GE Global Studies
DANCE 1151 Hip Hop I  
ECON 4597.01 Issues of the Underground Economy GE Cross-Disciplinary Seminar
ENGLISH 2220 Introduction to Shakespeare GE Literature; GE Diversity: Global Studies
FRENCH 1801 Masterpieces of the French-Speaking World GE Literature; Diversity: Global Studies
GEOG 1900 Extreme Weather and Climate GE Natural Science: Physical Science
HISTORY 3003 American Presidential Elections GE Historical Study; GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
MVNGIMG 2201 Filmmaking Foundation I  
POLITSC 4127 Governing Urban America: HBO's The Wire  
SLAVIC 2230.01 Vampires, Monstrosity, and Evil: From Slavic Myth to Twilight GE Cultures and Ideas; GE Diversity: Global Studies
SOCIOL 3315 Sociology of Terrorism  
SOCIOL 3460 Environmental Justice GE Social Science: Human, Natural and Econ Resources
WGSST 3310 Science Fiction: East vs. West GE Visual and Performing Arts; Diversity: Global Studies

Featured in-person offerings

1000- and 2000-level courses

Number Title GE Category
ARTEDUC 2367.01 Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity & Social Justice GE Visual and Performing Arts; Diversity: Social Diversity in the US; Writing
CLAS 2202 Classical Civilization: Rome GE Cultures and Ideas; GE Diversity: Global Studies
EARTHSC 1121 The Dynamic Earth GE Natural Science: Physical Science
EARTHSC 2122 Climate and Life Over Billions of Years on Earth GE Natural Science: Physical Science
HISTORY 2115 Women and Gender in Latin America GE Historical Study
ITALIAN 2053 Introduction to Italian Cinema GE Visual and Performing Arts; GE Diversity: Global Studies
LING 2000 Introduction to Linguistics GE Cultures and Ideas
POLITSC 2150 Voters and Elections GE Social Science: Individuals and Groups

3000- and 4000-level courses

Number Title GE Category
CLAS 3403 The Hero in Classical Mythology  
COMM 3402 Crime and the News Media  
EALL 3223 The Buddhist Tradition  
ENGLISH 3468 Special Topics in Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Writing  
FILMSTD 4880 Screenwriting and the Business of Cinema  
FRIT 3052 Mediterranean Voyages: Migration and Travel GE Cultures and Ideas; Diversity: Global Studies
HISTORY 3005 The United States Constitution and American Society to 1877 GE Historical Study
HISTORY 3011 The American Revolution and the New Nation GE Historical Study
INTSTDS 3701 Introduction to Homeland Security  
INTSTDS 4700 Terror and Terrorism  
LING 3802 Language and Computers GE Quantitative Reasoning: Math and Logical Analysis
NELC 3501 Introduction to Islam GE Cultures and Ideas; GE Diversity: Global Studies
PHILOS 3001 Economy, Polity, and Community  
POLITSC 3596 Nationalism and Ethnicity GE Cross-Disciplinary Seminar; GE Social Science: Individuals and Groups

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion certificate

In preparation for 21st century demands for those working across sectors (including government, industry and nonprofit), the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion certificate is ideally positioned to prepare you as a thought leader and sharpen your skills to address emergent issues related to our increasing diversity.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary social diversity, particularly with respect to the three dimensions that are the root of major societal cleavages: social class, race/ethnicity and gender/sexuality.

The program is only 12 credit hours, and it is highly customizable and flexible, with dozens of courses available across departments that meet the certificate requirements. Up to 50% of your certificate courses can also overlap with your major or minor requirements.

A sample of courses available in autumn 2020 are detailed below:

Core requirements

Number Title Mode
SOCIOL 3463 Social Stratification: Race, Class, and Gender Hybrid
COMPSTD 1100 Intro to the Humanities: Cross-Cultural Perspectives Hybrid

Electives

Number Title Mode
COMM 4445 Stereotypes in Media Online
COMPSTD 2322 Introduction to Latino Studies Hybrid
POLITSC 3596 Nationalism and Ethnicity In Person
SOCIOL 3306 Sociology of Poverty Hybrid
WGSST 4520 Women of Color and Social Activism Online

Essential Skills for Travel and Business in Russia Certificate

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures’ Essential Skills for Travel and Business in Russia Certificate provides students with basic communicative skills to satisfy needs in a limited number of everyday travel and business situations, as well as cultural competency to better navigate interactions in Russia. The certificate is ideal to those traveling to Russian for extended business dealings, or for those who want to take extended tourism trips to Russia.

The certificate consists of four courses, all 100% online:

  • Russian 2200: Russian Language and Culture for Travel and Business (1-2 credit hours)
  • Russian 1101.61: Elementary Russian I (4 credit hours)
  • Russian 1102.61: Elementary Russian II (4 credit hours)
  • Russian 2335.99: Magnificence, Mayhem, and Mafia: Russian Culture (3 credit hours)
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