GE

ARTEDUC 2367.01: Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity & Social Justice

A study of the artists, the artworks and art worlds from diverse ethnic cultures in North America. Prereq: English 1110 and Soph standing.

In-person, 6-week Session 1
GE: Visual and Performing Arts
GE: Diversity (Social Diversity in the U.S.)
GE: Writing and Communication (Level 2)

ITALIAN 2053: Introduction to Italian Cinema

Italian film

Presents students with an overview of Italian cinema and looks in detail at films and serial television by several important directors. Touches upon major genres and movements in Italian screen history, including Neorealism, comedy Italian style, engaged or political cinema, the woman’s film, the spaghetti western, mafia movies, the film noir, coming-of-age film, the docudrama, and quality television. Taught in English.

In-person, 4-week Session 1
GE: Visual and Performing Arts
GE: Diversity: Global Studies

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PORTGSE 1101.01: Introduction to the Portuguese Language and Cultures

As the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, with native speakers in eight countries on four continents, Portuguese is a great language to learn. Portuguese 1101 is the first of three classes which introduce students to the Portuguese language and the cultures that speak it.

Online, 8-week Session 1
GE: Foreign Language

ASL 1102: Elementary American Sign Language II

This is the second course in the American Sign Language series. Students will continue to develop ASL communication skills with vocabulary and grammar. American Deaf culture and history will be expanded upon with an emphasis on family dynamics. Course instruction and activities are primarily in ASL.

In-person, 8-week Session 1
GE: Foreign Language

COMPSTD 1100: Introduction to the Humanities: Cross Cultural Perspectives

Explores the role of literature and the arts in constructing, maintaining, and questioning the values and beliefs of diverse cultures and historical periods; topics vary.

In-person, 6-week Session 1
GE: Literature, Diversity: Global Studies

POLITSC 1100: Introduction to American Politics

Introduction to American politics, the institutions and processes which create public policy, the strengths and weaknesses of the American political systems.

In person (4-week Session 1) or Online
GE: Social Science

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PHILOS 1100: Introduction to Philosophy

This course is designed to introduce students to some longstanding and fundamental philosophical issues, including issues regarding the existence of God, the nature and extent of human free will, and issues regarding personal identity. In discussing these issues, we will focus on influential historical texts and well as more contemporary texts.

In person, 6-week Session 2
GE: Cultures and Ideas

THEATRE 2100: Introduction to Theatre

A study of the art and profession of theatre, with an emphasis on evaluating and appreciating live performance, theatre's cultural importance, and its relationship to issues of social diversity. Students study performance conventions, texts, & spaces from ancient times to present day. While not an acting class, students get firsthand experience in the collaborative process of theatre creation.

Online, 6-week Session 1
GE: Visual and Performing Arts
GE: Diversity: Social Diversity in the US

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HISTORY 2001: Launching America

An intermediate-level approach to American history in its wider Atlantic context from the late Middle Ages to the era of Civil War and Reconstruction. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor.

Online, 4-week Session 2
GE: Historical Study
GE: Diversity: Social Diversity in the US

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ARTEDUC 1600: Art and Music Since 1945

A survey of the visual arts and music in the western world since 1945, based on live and recorded performances and exhibitions.

Online, 6-week Session 1
GE: Visual and Performing Arts

LANGUAGES AT OHIO STATE

Ohio State offers almost 30 languages, many of which have majors and/or minors for students wishing to pursue their language study beyond the three-semester General Education Requirement. Ohio State's language departments offer a variety of study and work abroad programs in the languages they teach. These programs can be short-term trips that follow a culture course, summer study abroad programs, semester- or year-long programs, as well as international internships.

ASTRON 1102: From Planets to Cosmos

Illustrated graphic of the cosmos

This course is an overview of astronomy, from our solar system to the universe as a whole. It is an online version of Astronomy 1101 without the laboratory component. The goals of courses in this category are for students to understand the principles, theories and methods of modern science, the relationship between science and technology, the implications of scientific discoveries and the potential of science and technology to address problems of the contemporary world.

Online (Distance Enhanced)
GE: Natural Science

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SOCIOL 1101: Introductory Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of society and social behavior. Sociologists study a variety of topics (from the ways that certain musical forms diffuse around the world, to the historical emergence of democracies, or the causes and consequences of income inequality) and do so in a variety of ways (from analyzing multi-national survey and census data to living and working as ethnographers in communities). This course introduces students to the theories, concepts and methods of sociology. Students will learn to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions about the primacy of the individual in society and analyze the complex interplay between structural and individual factors in shaping human social behavior and social inequality.

Online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE: Social Science
GE: Social Diversity

PSCYH 1100: Introduction to Psychology

This is an introductory-level course surveying basic content in several main sub-fields of the discipline of psychology.

Online, 8-week Session 2
GE: Social Science
GE: Social Diversity

STATS 1350, 1430, 1450

Photograph of charts and graphs

STATS 1350: Elementary Statistics Introduction to probability and statistics, experiments, sampling, data analysis and interpretation. Prereq: Math 1050 (050), Math Placement Level S or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for GEC Data Analysis (AEDEcon 205, AEE 387, AnimSci 260, Astron 350, Chem 221, DentHyg 383, EarthSci 245, Econ 443, ENR 222, HCS 260, IntStds 443, Linguist 286, Philos 153, Physics 416, PolitSc 485 (585), SocWork 570, Sociol 549, SphHrng 286, Stat 135, 145, 245, 427, or 520, or semester equivs).
Online
GE: Data Analysis

STATS 1430.01: Statistics for the Business Sciences Fundamentals of probability and statistics: Data collection and summaries, random variables, simple linear regression, two-way tables, conditional probability, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, analysis of variance. In-person recitation. Prereq: Math 1131, 1151, 1156, 1161.xx, or 1181H, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 1430, 1430.02, or BusMgt 2320.
In-person, 8-week Session 1
GE: Data Analysis

STATS 1450: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics Algebra-based introduction to data analysis, experimental design, sampling, probability, inference and linear regression. Emphasis on applications, statistical reasoning and data analysis using statistical software. Prereq: Math 1116 (116) or 1130 (130) or above, or Math Placement Level L or M, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 2450 (245) or 145.
Online
GE: Data Analysis

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ENGLISH 2367.01: Language, Identity and Culture in the U.S. Experience

This course extends and refines expository writing and analytical reading skills, emphasizing recognition of intertextuality and reflection on compositional strategies on topics pertaining to education and popular culture in America. Only one 2367 (367) decimal subdivision may be taken for credit. Prereq: 1110.01 (110.01) and sophomore standing; or EM credit for 1110.01 (110.01) or equiv; or a declared major in English. Not open to students with credit for 2367.01H (367.01H), 210, 267, 267H, 301, 303, or equiv.

In-person and online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE: Writing and Communication (Level 2)
GE: Social Diversity

MUSIC 2254: Video Game Music

Audio image

Video game sound has come a long way from the bleeps and bloops of the 1980s. This course will encourage you to think critically about video games and the sounds that bring these virtual worlds to life.

Online, 8-week Session 1
GE: Visual and Performing Arts

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FRENCH 1801: The French Mediterranean: Sea, Sex and Sun

This course will explore France’s geographical, historical, political, and cultural ties to the Mediterranean Sea in the modern era through film, literature, and popular culture. What place does the Mediterranean hold in the French imaginary? While the idyllic beaches of the Côte d’Azur evoke an image of luxury and decadence throughout France and the world, the docks of Marseille (the busiest port in the Mediterranean) and other port cities in the Mediterranean basin are subject to the often hidden workings of global capitalism. In this course, we study how the Mediterranean offers contrasting images of tourism, desire, wealth, and power from the late nineteenth century to the present. Taught in English. 

In-person, 4-week Session 1
GE: Literature
GE: Diversity: Global Studies

COMPSTD 3798: Japanese Popular Culture

Japan pop culture

This course takes up Japanese popular culture in order to get at big questions about nationalism and cosmopolitanism, appropriation and authenticity, and being human in a world of commodities. This is an intensive summer course: two weeks in Columbus and two weeks in Japan, where we will be based in Tsukuba and make trips to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Uji. Knowledge of Japanese is not required. Prereq: English 1110.

In-person, 4-week Session 1
GE: Education Abroad
GE: Diversity: Global Studies

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ANTHROP 1100: Introduction to Anthropology

Introductory exploration of what it means to be human. Course highlights the anthropological sub disciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology.

Online, 6-week Session 2
GE: Cultures and Ideas
GE: Diversity: Global Studies
GE: Social Science

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COMM 1100: Communication in Society

Role of communication in society; forms, strategies, theories and issues; interpersonal, group, organizations, public and mass communication.  

Online
GE: Social Science (Individuals and Groups)

ARTEDUC 2367.03: Criticizing Television

TV image

A critical analysis of a wide variety of television programs through viewing, discussing, reading, and writing. Prereq: English 1110, and Soph standing.

In-person and online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
GE: Writing and Communication: level 2

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EARTHSC 1100: Planet Earth: How It Works

The materials of the Earth's crust, the processes that produce and modify them, the development of the Earth and its life forms through time, and responsible stewardship of the earth's resources.

In person, 6-week Session 2
GE: Natural Science: Physical Science

Learn more

ECON 2001.01: Principles of Microeconomics

Introduction to economic theory: supply and demand for goods, services, and factor inputs; market structure; international trade, the distribution of income. First required course for students planning to take 4000-level courses in Econ.

Online, 6-week Session 1
GE: Social Science (Human, Natural and Economic Resources)

ENGLISH 3372: Science Fiction and/or Fantasy

Introduction to the tradition and practice of speculative writing. Provides students the opportunity to examine and compare works of science fiction and/or fantasy. Prereq: 1110.01 (110.01) or equiv. 

In-person and online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE: Literature

Swahili 1101: Elementary Swahili I

Development of oral proficiency in Swahili through basic listening, speaking, and reading skills using a competency-based curriculum.

In-person, 8-week Session 1
GE: Foreign Language

ENGLISH 1110.01: First-Year Composition

Practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. Prereq: EduTL1902 (108.01) or 1902.04 (108.01), or English Placement Level 4. Not open to students with credit for 1109 (109.01 or 109.02), 1110.01 (non-DL version), 1110.01H (110.01H), 1110.02 (110.02), 1110.02H (110.02H), 1110.03 (110.03), 1167H (167H ), 110.01. This course is available for EM credit.

Online and in-person
GE: Writing and Communication

ASTRON 1140: Planets and the Solar System

Illustration of planets and the solar system

This course explores the physical nature of the Sun and its family of planets, satellites, comets and minor bodies; gravitation, light and telescopes. The goals of courses in this category are for students to understand the principles, theories and methods of modern science, the relationship between science and technology, the implications of scientific discoveries and the potential of science and technology to address problems of the contemporary world.

In-person, 8-week Session 1
GE: Natural Science

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GEOG 2750: World Regional Geography

This course develops students' knowledge of world geography through the twin concepts of region and globalization; focuses on culture, society, politics, economy and interplay between people and environments.

Online
GE: Social Science
GE: Global Studies

MATH 1151, 1152, 2153: Calculus I, II, III

MATH 1151: Calculus I Differential and integral calculus of one real variable. Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 1148 and 1149, or in 1144, 1150 or 150, or Math Placement Level L. Not open to students with credit for 1152 or 152.xx, or above. This course is available for EM credit.
In-person and online
GE: Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 1152: Calculus II Integral calculus, sequences and series, parametric curves, polar coordinates, (optional: vectors). Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 1114 (114), 1141, 1151, 1156, 1161.xx, 152.xx, 161.xx or 161.01H. Not open to students with credit for 1172, 1181H or any math class numbered 1500 or above, or with credit for 153.xx, or math courses numbered 162.xx or above. This course is available for EM credit.
In-person and online
GE: Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 2153: Calculus III Multivariable differential and integral calculus. Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 1152, 1172, 1534, 1544, 1181H, or 4181H, or credit for 153.xx, 154, 162.xx, or 162.01H. Not open to students with credit for any course 2153 or above, or for any quarter-system class 254.xx or above. This course is available for EM credit.
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BIOLOGY 1102: Human Biology

Graphic of blood cells

This course explores human biology. Topics include structure and physiological function, reproduction and development, genetics and disease, ecology and evolution. Not intended for students majoring in one of the biological sciences. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Biology 102. This course is available for EM credit.

Online
GE: Natural Sciences

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CHEM 2510, 2520: Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 2510: Organic Chemistry I
Introduction to structure, nomenclature, physical properties, preparation and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes and ketones. Other topics include stereochemistry, acids, bases, and reaction mechanisms. Prereq: 1220 (123), 1620 or 1920H (203H). Not open to students with credit for 252.
In-person
 

CHEM 2520: Organic Chemistry II
Continuation from 2510, including aromatic systems, carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid derivatives, amines, carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions, polymers, carbohydrates and amino acids. Prereq: 2510, 2610 (252) or 2910H (252H). Not open to students with credit for 2620 (253) or 2920H.
In-person

Distance Learning

ARTEDUC 1600: Art and Music Since 1945

A survey of the visual arts and music in the western world since 1945, based on live and recorded performances and exhibitions.

Online, 6-week Session 1
GE: Visual and Performing Arts

MUSIC 2254: Video Game Music

Audio image

Video game sound has come a long way from the bleeps and bloops of the 1980s. This course will encourage you to think critically about video games and the sounds that bring these virtual worlds to life.

Online, 8-week Session 1
GE: Visual and Performing Arts

Learn more

Russian 2355.99: Russians and Their Vodka: Deconstructing Myths

Interdisciplinary study of vodka and its role in Russian history, culture, and politics. Course focuses first on vodka production and its uses, then on its influence on Russian culture in present times and key historical periods. Readings alternate with film, documentaries, and advertisements as class material. 

Online

 

COMM 1100: Communication in Society

Role of communication in society; forms, strategies, theories and issues; interpersonal, group, organizations, public and mass communication.  

Online
GE: Social Science (Individuals and Groups)

THEATRE 2100: Introduction to Theatre

A study of the art and profession of theatre, with an emphasis on evaluating and appreciating live performance, theatre's cultural importance, and its relationship to issues of social diversity. Students study performance conventions, texts, & spaces from ancient times to present day. While not an acting class, students get firsthand experience in the collaborative process of theatre creation.

Online, 6-week Session 1
GE: Visual and Performing Arts
GE: Diversity: Social Diversity in the US

Learn more

HISTORY 2001: Launching America

An intermediate-level approach to American history in its wider Atlantic context from the late Middle Ages to the era of Civil War and Reconstruction. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor.

Online, 4-week Session 2
GE: Historical Study
GE: Diversity: Social Diversity in the US

More Courses

LANGUAGES AT OHIO STATE

Ohio State offers almost 30 languages, many of which have majors and/or minors for students wishing to pursue their language study beyond the three-semester General Education Requirement. Ohio State's language departments offer a variety of study and work abroad programs in the languages they teach. These programs can be short-term trips that follow a culture course, summer study abroad programs, semester- or year-long programs, as well as international internships.

COMM 2110: Principles of Effective Public Speaking

A course in critical thinking and public speaking, how to analyze and organize information for oral presentations and the basics of public speaking for majors and non-majors.

DISTANCE LEARNING: This course is taught online
 

GEOG 2750: World Regional Geography

This course develops students' knowledge of world geography through the twin concepts of region and globalization; focuses on culture, society, politics, economy and interplay between people and environments.

Online
GE: Social Science
GE: Global Studies

ENGLISH 2367.01: Language, Identity and Culture in the U.S. Experience

This course extends and refines expository writing and analytical reading skills, emphasizing recognition of intertextuality and reflection on compositional strategies on topics pertaining to education and popular culture in America. Only one 2367 (367) decimal subdivision may be taken for credit. Prereq: 1110.01 (110.01) and sophomore standing; or EM credit for 1110.01 (110.01) or equiv; or a declared major in English. Not open to students with credit for 2367.01H (367.01H), 210, 267, 267H, 301, 303, or equiv.

In-person and online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE: Writing and Communication (Level 2)
GE: Social Diversity

MATH 1151, 1152, 2153: Calculus I, II, III

MATH 1151: Calculus I Differential and integral calculus of one real variable. Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 1148 and 1149, or in 1144, 1150 or 150, or Math Placement Level L. Not open to students with credit for 1152 or 152.xx, or above. This course is available for EM credit.
In-person and online
GE: Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 1152: Calculus II Integral calculus, sequences and series, parametric curves, polar coordinates, (optional: vectors). Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 1114 (114), 1141, 1151, 1156, 1161.xx, 152.xx, 161.xx or 161.01H. Not open to students with credit for 1172, 1181H or any math class numbered 1500 or above, or with credit for 153.xx, or math courses numbered 162.xx or above. This course is available for EM credit.
In-person and online
GE: Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 2153: Calculus III Multivariable differential and integral calculus. Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 1152, 1172, 1534, 1544, 1181H, or 4181H, or credit for 153.xx, 154, 162.xx, or 162.01H. Not open to students with credit for any course 2153 or above, or for any quarter-system class 254.xx or above. This course is available for EM credit.
In-person

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ARTEDUC 2367.03: Criticizing Television

TV image

A critical analysis of a wide variety of television programs through viewing, discussing, reading, and writing. Prereq: English 1110, and Soph standing.

In-person and online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
GE: Writing and Communication: level 2

Learn more

PORTGSE 1101.01: Introduction to the Portuguese Language and Cultures

As the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, with native speakers in eight countries on four continents, Portuguese is a great language to learn. Portuguese 1101 is the first of three classes which introduce students to the Portuguese language and the cultures that speak it.

Online, 8-week Session 1
GE: Foreign Language

ANTHROP 1100: Introduction to Anthropology

Introductory exploration of what it means to be human. Course highlights the anthropological sub disciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology.

Online, 6-week Session 2
GE: Cultures and Ideas
GE: Diversity: Global Studies
GE: Social Science

Learn more

POLITSC 1100: Introduction to American Politics

Introduction to American politics, the institutions and processes which create public policy, the strengths and weaknesses of the American political systems.

In person (4-week Session 1) or Online
GE: Social Science

Learn more

ECON 2001.01: Principles of Microeconomics

Introduction to economic theory: supply and demand for goods, services, and factor inputs; market structure; international trade, the distribution of income. First required course for students planning to take 4000-level courses in Econ.

Online, 6-week Session 1
GE: Social Science (Human, Natural and Economic Resources)

ENGLISH 3372: Science Fiction and/or Fantasy

Introduction to the tradition and practice of speculative writing. Provides students the opportunity to examine and compare works of science fiction and/or fantasy. Prereq: 1110.01 (110.01) or equiv. 

In-person and online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE: Literature

ASTRON 1102: From Planets to Cosmos

Illustrated graphic of the cosmos

This course is an overview of astronomy, from our solar system to the universe as a whole. It is an online version of Astronomy 1101 without the laboratory component. The goals of courses in this category are for students to understand the principles, theories and methods of modern science, the relationship between science and technology, the implications of scientific discoveries and the potential of science and technology to address problems of the contemporary world.

Online (Distance Enhanced)
GE: Natural Science

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SOCIOL 1101: Introductory Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of society and social behavior. Sociologists study a variety of topics (from the ways that certain musical forms diffuse around the world, to the historical emergence of democracies, or the causes and consequences of income inequality) and do so in a variety of ways (from analyzing multi-national survey and census data to living and working as ethnographers in communities). This course introduces students to the theories, concepts and methods of sociology. Students will learn to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions about the primacy of the individual in society and analyze the complex interplay between structural and individual factors in shaping human social behavior and social inequality.

Online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE: Social Science
GE: Social Diversity

ENGLISH 1110.01: First-Year Composition

Practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. Prereq: EduTL1902 (108.01) or 1902.04 (108.01), or English Placement Level 4. Not open to students with credit for 1109 (109.01 or 109.02), 1110.01 (non-DL version), 1110.01H (110.01H), 1110.02 (110.02), 1110.02H (110.02H), 1110.03 (110.03), 1167H (167H ), 110.01. This course is available for EM credit.

Online and in-person
GE: Writing and Communication

PSCYH 1100: Introduction to Psychology

This is an introductory-level course surveying basic content in several main sub-fields of the discipline of psychology.

Online, 8-week Session 2
GE: Social Science
GE: Social Diversity

Introductory Courses

PORTGSE 1101.01: Introduction to the Portuguese Language and Cultures

As the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, with native speakers in eight countries on four continents, Portuguese is a great language to learn. Portuguese 1101 is the first of three classes which introduce students to the Portuguese language and the cultures that speak it.

Online, 8-week Session 1
GE: Foreign Language

CHEM 2510: Organic Chemistry I

Introduction to structure, nomenclature, physical properties, preparation and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes and ketones. Other topics include stereochemistry, acids, bases and reaction mechanisms.

In Person (Level 1 CCP course)
Prereq: 1220 (123), 1620 or 1920H (203H)

 

COMM 1100: Communication in Society

Role of communication in society; forms, strategies, theories and issues; interpersonal, group, organizations, public and mass communication.  

Online
GE: Social Science (Individuals and Groups)

POLITSC 1100: Introduction to American Politics

Introduction to American politics, the institutions and processes which create public policy, the strengths and weaknesses of the American political systems.

In person (4-week Session 1) or Online
GE: Social Science

Learn more

CHEM 2510, 2520: Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 2510: Organic Chemistry I
Introduction to structure, nomenclature, physical properties, preparation and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes and ketones. Other topics include stereochemistry, acids, bases, and reaction mechanisms. Prereq: 1220 (123), 1620 or 1920H (203H). Not open to students with credit for 252.
In-person
 

CHEM 2520: Organic Chemistry II
Continuation from 2510, including aromatic systems, carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid derivatives, amines, carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions, polymers, carbohydrates and amino acids. Prereq: 2510, 2610 (252) or 2910H (252H). Not open to students with credit for 2620 (253) or 2920H.
In-person

EARTHSC 1100: Planet Earth: How It Works

The materials of the Earth's crust, the processes that produce and modify them, the development of the Earth and its life forms through time, and responsible stewardship of the earth's resources.

In person, 6-week Session 2
GE: Natural Science: Physical Science

Learn more

ECON 2001.01: Principles of Microeconomics

Introduction to economic theory: supply and demand for goods, services, and factor inputs; market structure; international trade, the distribution of income. First required course for students planning to take 4000-level courses in Econ.

Online, 6-week Session 1
GE: Social Science (Human, Natural and Economic Resources)

LANGUAGES AT OHIO STATE

Ohio State offers almost 30 languages, many of which have majors and/or minors for students wishing to pursue their language study beyond the three-semester General Education Requirement. Ohio State's language departments offer a variety of study and work abroad programs in the languages they teach. These programs can be short-term trips that follow a culture course, summer study abroad programs, semester- or year-long programs, as well as international internships.

ASTRON 1140: Planets and the Solar System

Illustration of planets and the solar system

This course explores the physical nature of the Sun and its family of planets, satellites, comets and minor bodies; gravitation, light and telescopes. The goals of courses in this category are for students to understand the principles, theories and methods of modern science, the relationship between science and technology, the implications of scientific discoveries and the potential of science and technology to address problems of the contemporary world.

In-person, 8-week Session 1
GE: Natural Science

LEARN MORE

MATH 1151, 1152, 2153: Calculus I, II, III

MATH 1151: Calculus I Differential and integral calculus of one real variable. Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 1148 and 1149, or in 1144, 1150 or 150, or Math Placement Level L. Not open to students with credit for 1152 or 152.xx, or above. This course is available for EM credit.
In-person and online
GE: Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 1152: Calculus II Integral calculus, sequences and series, parametric curves, polar coordinates, (optional: vectors). Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 1114 (114), 1141, 1151, 1156, 1161.xx, 152.xx, 161.xx or 161.01H. Not open to students with credit for 1172, 1181H or any math class numbered 1500 or above, or with credit for 153.xx, or math courses numbered 162.xx or above. This course is available for EM credit.
In-person and online
GE: Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 2153: Calculus III Multivariable differential and integral calculus. Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 1152, 1172, 1534, 1544, 1181H, or 4181H, or credit for 153.xx, 154, 162.xx, or 162.01H. Not open to students with credit for any course 2153 or above, or for any quarter-system class 254.xx or above. This course is available for EM credit.
In-person

LEARN MORE

ENGLISH 1110.01: First-Year Composition

Practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. Prereq: EduTL1902 (108.01) or 1902.04 (108.01), or English Placement Level 4. Not open to students with credit for 1109 (109.01 or 109.02), 1110.01 (non-DL version), 1110.01H (110.01H), 1110.02 (110.02), 1110.02H (110.02H), 1110.03 (110.03), 1167H (167H ), 110.01. This course is available for EM credit.

Online and in-person
GE: Writing and Communication

ASL 1102: Elementary American Sign Language II

This is the second course in the American Sign Language series. Students will continue to develop ASL communication skills with vocabulary and grammar. American Deaf culture and history will be expanded upon with an emphasis on family dynamics. Course instruction and activities are primarily in ASL.

In-person, 8-week Session 1
GE: Foreign Language

ANTHROP 1100: Introduction to Anthropology

Introductory exploration of what it means to be human. Course highlights the anthropological sub disciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology.

Online, 6-week Session 2
GE: Cultures and Ideas
GE: Diversity: Global Studies
GE: Social Science

Learn more

COMPSTD 1100: Introduction to the Humanities: Cross Cultural Perspectives

Explores the role of literature and the arts in constructing, maintaining, and questioning the values and beliefs of diverse cultures and historical periods; topics vary.

In-person, 6-week Session 1
GE: Literature, Diversity: Global Studies

SOCIOL 1101: Introductory Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of society and social behavior. Sociologists study a variety of topics (from the ways that certain musical forms diffuse around the world, to the historical emergence of democracies, or the causes and consequences of income inequality) and do so in a variety of ways (from analyzing multi-national survey and census data to living and working as ethnographers in communities). This course introduces students to the theories, concepts and methods of sociology. Students will learn to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions about the primacy of the individual in society and analyze the complex interplay between structural and individual factors in shaping human social behavior and social inequality.

Online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE: Social Science
GE: Social Diversity

PHILOS 1100: Introduction to Philosophy

This course is designed to introduce students to some longstanding and fundamental philosophical issues, including issues regarding the existence of God, the nature and extent of human free will, and issues regarding personal identity. In discussing these issues, we will focus on influential historical texts and well as more contemporary texts.

In person, 6-week Session 2
GE: Cultures and Ideas

THEATRE 2100: Introduction to Theatre

A study of the art and profession of theatre, with an emphasis on evaluating and appreciating live performance, theatre's cultural importance, and its relationship to issues of social diversity. Students study performance conventions, texts, & spaces from ancient times to present day. While not an acting class, students get firsthand experience in the collaborative process of theatre creation.

Online, 6-week Session 1
GE: Visual and Performing Arts
GE: Diversity: Social Diversity in the US

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Swahili 1101: Elementary Swahili I

Development of oral proficiency in Swahili through basic listening, speaking, and reading skills using a competency-based curriculum.

In-person, 8-week Session 1
GE: Foreign Language

ASTRON 1102: From Planets to Cosmos

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This course is an overview of astronomy, from our solar system to the universe as a whole. It is an online version of Astronomy 1101 without the laboratory component. The goals of courses in this category are for students to understand the principles, theories and methods of modern science, the relationship between science and technology, the implications of scientific discoveries and the potential of science and technology to address problems of the contemporary world.

Online (Distance Enhanced)
GE: Natural Science

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PSCYH 1100: Introduction to Psychology

This is an introductory-level course surveying basic content in several main sub-fields of the discipline of psychology.

Online, 8-week Session 2
GE: Social Science
GE: Social Diversity

STATS 1350, 1430, 1450

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STATS 1350: Elementary Statistics Introduction to probability and statistics, experiments, sampling, data analysis and interpretation. Prereq: Math 1050 (050), Math Placement Level S or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for GEC Data Analysis (AEDEcon 205, AEE 387, AnimSci 260, Astron 350, Chem 221, DentHyg 383, EarthSci 245, Econ 443, ENR 222, HCS 260, IntStds 443, Linguist 286, Philos 153, Physics 416, PolitSc 485 (585), SocWork 570, Sociol 549, SphHrng 286, Stat 135, 145, 245, 427, or 520, or semester equivs).
Online
GE: Data Analysis

STATS 1430.01: Statistics for the Business Sciences Fundamentals of probability and statistics: Data collection and summaries, random variables, simple linear regression, two-way tables, conditional probability, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, analysis of variance. In-person recitation. Prereq: Math 1131, 1151, 1156, 1161.xx, or 1181H, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 1430, 1430.02, or BusMgt 2320.
In-person, 8-week Session 1
GE: Data Analysis

STATS 1450: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics Algebra-based introduction to data analysis, experimental design, sampling, probability, inference and linear regression. Emphasis on applications, statistical reasoning and data analysis using statistical software. Prereq: Math 1116 (116) or 1130 (130) or above, or Math Placement Level L or M, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 2450 (245) or 145.
Online
GE: Data Analysis

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BIOLOGY 1102: Human Biology

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This course explores human biology. Topics include structure and physiological function, reproduction and development, genetics and disease, ecology and evolution. Not intended for students majoring in one of the biological sciences. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Biology 102. This course is available for EM credit.

Online
GE: Natural Sciences

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Special Topics

ARTEDUC 2367.03: Criticizing Television

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A critical analysis of a wide variety of television programs through viewing, discussing, reading, and writing. Prereq: English 1110, and Soph standing.

In-person and online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
GE: Writing and Communication: level 2

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ARTEDUC 2367.01: Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity & Social Justice

A study of the artists, the artworks and art worlds from diverse ethnic cultures in North America. Prereq: English 1110 and Soph standing.

In-person, 6-week Session 1
GE: Visual and Performing Arts
GE: Diversity (Social Diversity in the U.S.)
GE: Writing and Communication (Level 2)

COMPSTD 3798: Japanese Popular Culture

Japan pop culture

This course takes up Japanese popular culture in order to get at big questions about nationalism and cosmopolitanism, appropriation and authenticity, and being human in a world of commodities. This is an intensive summer course: two weeks in Columbus and two weeks in Japan, where we will be based in Tsukuba and make trips to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Uji. Knowledge of Japanese is not required. Prereq: English 1110.

In-person, 4-week Session 1
GE: Education Abroad
GE: Diversity: Global Studies

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EEOB 2210: Biodiversity of Ohio - Plants

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A lecture and field course in identifying common Ohio plants with an emphasis on plant classification, use of keys and manuals, and field recognition.

In-person, 4-week Session 1

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ENGLISH 1110.01: First-Year Composition

Practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, as illustrated in the student's own writing and in the essays of professional writers. Prereq: EduTL1902 (108.01) or 1902.04 (108.01), or English Placement Level 4. Not open to students with credit for 1109 (109.01 or 109.02), 1110.01 (non-DL version), 1110.01H (110.01H), 1110.02 (110.02), 1110.02H (110.02H), 1110.03 (110.03), 1167H (167H ), 110.01. This course is available for EM credit.

Online and in-person
GE: Writing and Communication

ITALIAN 2053: Introduction to Italian Cinema

Italian film

Presents students with an overview of Italian cinema and looks in detail at films and serial television by several important directors. Touches upon major genres and movements in Italian screen history, including Neorealism, comedy Italian style, engaged or political cinema, the woman’s film, the spaghetti western, mafia movies, the film noir, coming-of-age film, the docudrama, and quality television. Taught in English.

In-person, 4-week Session 1
GE: Visual and Performing Arts
GE: Diversity: Global Studies

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FRENCH 1801: The French Mediterranean: Sea, Sex and Sun

This course will explore France’s geographical, historical, political, and cultural ties to the Mediterranean Sea in the modern era through film, literature, and popular culture. What place does the Mediterranean hold in the French imaginary? While the idyllic beaches of the Côte d’Azur evoke an image of luxury and decadence throughout France and the world, the docks of Marseille (the busiest port in the Mediterranean) and other port cities in the Mediterranean basin are subject to the often hidden workings of global capitalism. In this course, we study how the Mediterranean offers contrasting images of tourism, desire, wealth, and power from the late nineteenth century to the present. Taught in English. 

In-person, 4-week Session 1
GE: Literature
GE: Diversity: Global Studies

Russian 2355.99: Russians and Their Vodka: Deconstructing Myths

Interdisciplinary study of vodka and its role in Russian history, culture, and politics. Course focuses first on vodka production and its uses, then on its influence on Russian culture in present times and key historical periods. Readings alternate with film, documentaries, and advertisements as class material. 

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ENGLISH 3372: Science Fiction and/or Fantasy

Introduction to the tradition and practice of speculative writing. Provides students the opportunity to examine and compare works of science fiction and/or fantasy. Prereq: 1110.01 (110.01) or equiv. 

In-person and online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE: Literature

ENGLISH 2367.01: Language, Identity and Culture in the U.S. Experience

This course extends and refines expository writing and analytical reading skills, emphasizing recognition of intertextuality and reflection on compositional strategies on topics pertaining to education and popular culture in America. Only one 2367 (367) decimal subdivision may be taken for credit. Prereq: 1110.01 (110.01) and sophomore standing; or EM credit for 1110.01 (110.01) or equiv; or a declared major in English. Not open to students with credit for 2367.01H (367.01H), 210, 267, 267H, 301, 303, or equiv.

In-person and online, options for Session 1 and Session 2
GE: Writing and Communication (Level 2)
GE: Social Diversity

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