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Online individual general education courses, Division of Arts and Sciences


Take courses now that can apply toward a degree later

Explore online learning at an accredited university as a non-degree student and sharpen skills for your current job. You can apply courses toward a degree later.

Apply up to three courses toward a Capella degree

Get a head start on a degree without making a commitment to a degree program now. At Capella, you can apply up to three courses to a degree program when you’re ready.

Build skills you can bring to your current role

Courses are professionally aligned and competency based. Gain knowledge and practical skills in problem solving, critical thinking and intercultural competence to be more effective in your work.

Classes start October 10

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PHI2000 - Ethics (6 quarter credits) Learners analyze major philosophical approaches to evaluating moral actions and apply them to contemporary issues. Learners assess their own moral beliefs and the ways these beliefs influence and inform their moral judgments and behavior.

COM2000 - Intercultural Communication (6 quarter credits) Learners in this course demonstrate and apply knowledge of cultural differences associated with values, norms, social interaction and code systems. Learners also analyze the effects those differences have on inter- and cross-cultural communication. 

COM3700 - Conflict Resolution (6 quarter credits) In this course, learners identify and analyze the factors that promote conflict and apply the fundamental skills and tools used to resolve conflict in personal and professional situations.

MAT1050 - College Algebra (6 quarter credits) Learners in this course evaluate and perform linear, exponential, logarithmic and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic and numeric properties. Learners then apply these concepts to the social and natural sciences, business and everyday life.

BIO1000 - Human Biology (6 quarter credits) In this course, learners examine the integrative relationship between human biological systems and the social sciences, arts and communications. Learners build and apply an understanding of topics such as human anatomy, nature versus nurture, biological psychology, human disease and concepts related to ancestry and biology. Learners also evaluate the accuracy of biological topics in the media. This course includes a lab experience.

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