Student Celine Vega in the John Jacobs Jr. Business & Communications Building.

Summer JumpStart Program

At Brenau University we challenge you to live an extraordinary life of personal and professional fulfillment. This summer we are offering you the opportunity to get a JumpStart on earning your Brenau degree. As a recognized leader in online learning, your Brenau online classroom experience will be second to none as we have been offering fully-online degrees for nearly 20 years.

Benefits

Our summer online JumpStart program features:

  • a lower summer tuition rate and you may qualify to use your financial aid
  • liberal education and elective courses
  • classes taught by some of our most sought after faculty
  • 7-week or 14-week sessions
  • tutoring support to help you succeed through The Writing Center, The Learning Center and SmartThinking Online Tutoring
  • the perfect way to join the Brenau family early and connect with your new classmates and professors

Getting Started

Contact your admissions specialist or admissions@brenau.edu to get started.

Course Descriptions

Click below to learn about the your courses and meet your professors.

Instructor
Maury Gortemiller
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
This course is designed for non-art majors as a general introduction to visual art through exploration, discussion, lecture and personal experience. Basic knowledge of the elements and principles of visual art and the role they play in society are emphasized.
Instructor
Tami English
Credit hours
1.0
Course description
This course introduces students to the various resources available at Brenau University to set them on a path to academic success. It is a required course for all entering First-Year (Women’s and Undergraduate College) students with 24 hours or less transfer credits.
Instructor
Redenna Poole
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
Theory and practice of written and spoken communication in business both in person and via electronic formats. The applications of psychological principles to improve the effectiveness of business correspondence and related types of business writing for implementation of business policy. The preparation of business reports, memoranda, and letters are required. Prerequisite(s): EH 101, BA 185
Instructor
Dr. Nicole Browning
Credit hours
4.0
Course description
Designated for non-biology major students who wish to fulfill their liberal education requirement for a laboratory science. Introduces the following basic biological principles and content: scientific method, biological chemistry, cellular biology, ecology and environmental impact of humans, heredity and inherited diseases, evolution, the circulatory system, the digestive system, the senses and brain function, and the reproductive system. Focuses on the details of the biological material to include the impact of that knowledge on society and the student’s future lives. Term paper, oral presentation, and in-class discussion required. Laboratory mandatory.
Instructor
Didi Cassell
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
CS 101 is an introduction to the use of application software on a personal computer. Applications include: word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation graphics using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). E-mail, Internet access, familiarization with computer hardware and software, computing ethics, and computer users’ rights and responsibilities in global computer networks will also be incorporated.
Instructor
Madia Cooper-Ashirifi
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
General introduction to dance, its forms and the role it plays in society.
Instructor
Dr. Natasha Iszard
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to study the existence of problems and the development of possible solutions for establishing and maintaining racial, ethnic, gender and cultural harmony within the early childhood and middle grades classroom. Emphasis is placed on variables that contribute to the development and maintenance of prejudice, stereotypes, racism, gender bias and oppressive conditions.
Instructor
Dr. Winter Elliott
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
This course focuses on writing papers in response to readings in a variety of genres. Students develop, draft, revise, and edit original compositions. Placement is determined by standardized test scores. Note(s) Minimum grade of C required for graduation.
Instructor
Barbara Hicks
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
This course covers the fundamentals of public speaking. Students will analyze the content and performance characteristics of effective speeches. They will develop and deliver speeches of various types and for various audiences.
Instructor
Dr. Ken Frank
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
Examines the methods to resolve disputes other than litigation through the court system. Includes negotiation, arbitration, mediation and other dispute settlement processes as well as an examination of the nature of conflict and its resolution in several arenas such as labor relations, education, communities and family settings.
Instructor
Dr. Ian Peters
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
An introduction to the cinematic art through literary and visual analysis of key films, their genres, and social context.
Instructor
Dr. Gnimbin Ouattara
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
Survey of U.S. History from pre-revolutionary origins to present. The first course ends with the Civil War.
Instructor
Dr. Gnimbin Ouattara
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
This course focuses on describing the history of humankind from the preliterate period to the Protestant and Catholic Reformations. Included are the rise of civilizations and empires; special attention is directed to the civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, the Hebrews, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, the Muslim World, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on the chronological development of social, political and economic institutions, as well as the cumulative contributions of various civilizations to our culture.
Instructor
Dr. Gale Starich
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
This course is designed to expose undergraduate students to the myriad of careers in the helping professions. Students will complete personal assessments providing information about personality type and interests, which will be related to career descriptions in the healing arts. Additionally, speakers representative of the breath of healthcare careers will be followed by shadowing experiences in at least two of the students chose careers of interest.
Instructor
Dr. Heather Hollimon
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
This introductory survey course is designed to introduce the student to numerous current issues confronting the globe’s policy-makers and populations. The course will discuss global health and population problems, issues confronting women around the world, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, fundamentalism, the global economy, human rights and environmental problems.
Instructor
Dr. Heather Hollimon
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
An examination of the American system of government with emphasis on the growing importance of global affairs in American political life. Philosophical and historical perspectives are provided to show how institutions and processes have evolved to their present state. Comparative perspective is provided so that students may contrast the American system with other contemporary forms of government.
Instructor
Kaitlyn McLaughlin
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
The basic principles and concepts of psychology as a science of human behavior are presented, as well as a historical perspective of the field emphasizing major theoretical contributions. This course is a prerequisite for all courses in the major. Can count as a lab science if taken with PY 101L.
Instructor
Dr. Juli Clay
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
A basic course designed to improve the student’s ability to communicate orally. Special attention is given to the selection and organization of material, presentation of speeches, and the development of an acceptable speaking voice.
Instructor
Dr. Melanie Covert
Credit hours
3.0
Course description
Basic concepts and principles of sociology as a science of human behavior with emphasis on group behavior.

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