ORU’s Advantage Program offers a number of online 100 and 200 level college courses for high school students who want to get a jump start on college. Explore our online course options below. Unless noted, all classes are worth three credit hours.
American Government & Politics (GOV 101)
A study of the institutions and processes of American government and politics at the national, state and local levels, with attention to policy-making and the relationship between citizenship and Christian faith.
American History Survey (HIS 110)
An introduction of the main political, economic, social, foreign policy, and cultural developments in American history since 1760. Students develop a personal synthesis of American history.
Christian Life I: Old Testament (BLIT 111)
A historical-thematic survey of the Old Testament. Gives special attention to the content of the Old Testament, with emphasis on the cultural, historical, and geographical background to the text and to the practical application of major Old Testament themes. Requires students to read through the Old Testament.
Christian Life II: New Testament (BLIT 122)
A historical-thematic survey of the New Testament. Gives special attention to the content of the New Testament, with emphasis on the cultural, historical, and geographical background to the text and to the practical application of major New Testament themes. Requires students to read through the New Testament.
Classical Roman Civilization (HUM 202)
A historical survey and worldview synthesis emphasizing philosophical, religious,
economic, artistic, and aesthetic developments of human culture and civilization from the dawn
of history to 1300 AD. Focuses on the ancient world, Greece and the classical past of the
Western world, the Roman Empire, and European Middle Ages to 1300 AD.
College Algebra (MAT 105)
A treatment that develops the concepts of number systems, absolute value, inequality, domain, range, local extremes, zeros, relations, and functions. Functions studied include those that are linear, polynomial, radical, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic.
Composition 101: College Reading & Writing (COMP 101)
Focuses on writing in response to readings in the humanities and on organization of essay writing, such as narration, description, illustration, and argumentation. Includes review of grammar and mechanics.
Composition 102: Reading & Writing in the Liberal Arts (COMP 102)
Writing based on selected readings (essay, nonfiction, poetry, and short story), summary and paraphrase, and at least five formal essays including synthesis, analysis, and critique. Emphasizes analytical thinking, critical reading, and ethical incorporation of sources. Includes a five to eight page research paper. Students participate in peer review and revisions.
Elementary French I (FRE 101) – 4 Credit Hours
A beginning course in French. Covers grammar and composition, but emphasizes oral/aural skills. Includes possessives, commands, present indicative, passe compose, and futur proche. Covers most activities listed in the ACTFL novice mid competencies.
Elementary French II (FRE 102) – 4 Credit Hours
A continuation of FRE 101. Includes oral practice and covers certain functions of
language such as describing and narrating past events, using future and imperfect
tenses, expressing opinions and emotions, and giving advice.
Elementary Spanish I (SPA 101) – 4 Credit Hours
Builds on the skills learned in FRE 101. Covers most activities listed in the ACTFL novice high competencies.
Elementary Spanish II (SPA 102) – 4 Credit Hours
A continuation of SPA 101. Includes oral practice and covers preterite, imperfect and present subjunctive tenses as well as double object pronouns.
Introduction to College Mathematics (MAT 099)
A non-specialized course in mathematics that surveys the basic concepts of high school mathematics. This course does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics or satisfy general education requirement. It increases the number of hours in a degree program by three credit hours.
Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
A survey course covering most of the basic categories of the sociology curriculum with emphasis on the scientific method of studying social interaction and the products of social interaction, including culture, socialization and the major institutions of society.
Learning from the Late Middle Ages (HUM 203)
A historical survey and worldview synthesis emphasizing philosophical, religious,
economic, artistic, and aesthetic developments of human culture and civilization from 1300 to
1648. Focuses on the Renaissance, the Reformation Age, and the Scientific Revolution.
Oral Communication (COM 101)
An investigation of basic principles of communication and their application to intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, and public communication.
Personal Financial Planning (FIN 244)
Focuses on the key concepts, tools and techniques of contemporary personal finance. Financial problems are addressed in the context as a result of the lack of management rather than lack of money. Topics discussed to avoid financial problems include the time value of money, the importance of saving, how to establish good credit and a high credit score, the correct use of credit, the use of credit cards, the establishment of financial goals, how to reduce the costs of automobile and life insurance, purchase of an automobile, and rent versus purchase of a house.
Preparation for College Reading (READ 099)
Develops and strengthens basic reading skills including structural analysis, contextual analysis, reading comprehension, and inference skills. Emphasizes vocabulary development as well as various aids to reading.
Preparation for Composition I (COMP 099)
This course provides fundamental prescriptive grammar instruction with a communicative approach in a self-directed format. Students sharpen their skills in the following areas: punctuation, mechanics, spelling, sentence formation, and language usage. Students learn from their own mistakes, while improving their writing skills. Through the use of an online program that provides feedback, the student is provided with numerous opportunities to apply newly learned writing skills to various writing activities. The course also provides writing practice, with feedback from the instructor.
Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab (BIO 101) – 4 Credit Hours
A study of the main principles of life common to both plants and animals, including scientific methods, levels of organization, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, respiration, molecular and Mendelian genetics, reproduction, development, evolution, classification, behavior and ecology, and their appropriate applications for solving current biological problems. Lab exercises, experiments, and audiovisual presentations involving cells, respiration, photosynthesis, classical and molecular genetics, protein synthesis, enzyme action, reproduction, development, behavior, and ecology.
Principles of Chemistry Lecture & Lab (CHE 101) – 4 Credit Hours
An introductory course requiring no prior background in chemistry. Emphasizes applying chemical principles to everyday situations and acquaints the student with the periodic table and chemical nomenclature. A lab experience that provides the student with an opportunity to apply the scientific method focusing on the relationship of chemistry to daily life.
Principles of Psychology (PSY 201)
A survey of the basic principles of psychology, including development, motivation, emotion, learning, intelligence, physiological aspects, sensory processes, perception, attention, measurement and personality. (It is highly recommended that students take COMP 101 before taking this course.)
Romantic and Modern Humanities (HUM 244)
A historical survey and worldview synthesis emphasizing philosophical, religious, political, economic, artistic, and aesthetic developments of human culture and civilization from 1800 to the present. Focuses on the Modern world, including Romanticism, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, World Wars and conflicts, globalization, and the emergent Post-Modern culture.
Trigonometry (MAT 106)
A continuation of MAT 105. The concepts developed in the first course are expanded and considered in relationships to rational functions, trigonometric functions and conic sections. Please note that MAT 105 (College Algebra) is a pre-requisite to MAT 106.
Others available upon request
Looking for a course that is currently not offered? Connect with an Advantage Enrollment Counselor to request an alternative course.