General Education


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Online & Hybrid

Note: Read about our Information & Communication Technology: Requirements & Competencies

Summer Textbooks Fall Textbooks

BIOL 161: Food and Population (3 credits, Online)
Instructor:  Dan Daneker, EdD
Dates: May 6 - August 16
Course description: An examination of the biological and demographic aspects of the world food and population problems, including economic, political, ethical and theological contributions to the problems and solutions. Current international events that shape global food and population problems will also be addressed.

WRIT 130: College Writing (3 credits, Online)
Instructor: TBD

August 27-December 13
This course develops academic reading, thinking, and writing skills. Includes a research project with particular attention to analysis and synthesis. Satisfies EMU Core college writing requirement.

PSYC 202: Developmental Psychology (3 credits, Online)
Instructor: Kate Coleman, MA
Dates: August 27-December 13
Designed to introduce the principles, theory, and methods of developmental psychology. Examines the factors affecting the behavior, cognition, and emotions throughout the entire lifespan. Current research relevant to infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging is reviewed. Social and emotional issues affecting the individual, family, and community are analyzed.

STAT 140 M:  Elementary Statistics (3 credits, Online)
Instructor: Ed Kane, MS

  May 6 - August 15
Fall:  August 27-December 13
Course description:
This course introduces descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to understanding research. Topics include: correlation, normal distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. The spreadsheet program Excel is required and will be introduced and used throughout the course.

HIST 352:   History of Women: Global Perspectives  (3 credits, Hybrid)
Instructor: Sheri Wenger, MA 
  May 9 - August 15  (Professor requires the following face-to-face sessions, 6:00pm-9:00pm on: May 16, May 23, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, and Aug. 8 ) 
Fall:  August 29-December 12 (Professor requires the following face-to-face sessions, 6:00pm-9:00pm on Thursday evenings: Aug. 29, Sept 5, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct 24, Nov. 7 and Nov. 21.) 
Course description: A comparative study of how women around the world (organized around themes such as family, economics, politics, and sexuality) have experienced history. Emphasis will be on understanding changing gender roles in light of different historical events and cultures. The course will also provide an opportunity to examine current gender issues and become familiar with gender theory. 

CMUS 114:  Appreciating Music Making  (3 credits, Online)
Instructor:  Joanne Abrom 
  May 6  - August 16
Fall:  August 27 - December 13

Course description: Focusing on experiential learning, this class introduces music from the insider’s perspective in order for students to explore creative processes involved in music making. Class content is organized topically, including notation systems, ensembles, composition, improvisation, music philosophies, film music, and music and worship from both Western and non-Western perspectives. Students will develop informed listening skills and cultivate an appreciation for the many contexts of music in our daily lives. Familiarity with music notation is not required. 

WRIT 150:  Speech-Exploring Voice in Vocation (2 credits, Online)
Instructor: Emily Bryan, MS
Summer:  May 6 - August 16 
Fall:  August 27-December 14
Course description: This course will build on the skills developed in College Writing for Transitions; particularly quality of thought, organization of ideas, and rhetorical strategies. Although it is a course that provides foundational skills transferrable to all disciplines, we will explore voice in vocation through the lens of our major disciplines. The speech assignments in this course, then, will provide opportunities for you to explore your calling, while also helping you develop the skills for effective, audience-oriented communication. The online version of this course requires students to demonstrate digital competency and be capable of submitting videos of speeches given in front of a live audience. Prerequisite: WRIT 130 or approved equivalent.

NRS 345 : Health Assessment (3 credits, Online)
Dates: May 6 -  August 16
Instructor: Andrea Petrokonis, DNP
Course description: The purpose of this online course is to provide students with knowledge and skills in history taking and physical examination of healthy individuals. The information and skills that you will learn are required of a nursing baccalaureate curriculum.  

HIST 182: The Global Past II 1500 to the Present (3 credits, Online)
August 27-December 13
Nils Martin, MA
Course description: 
This course takes a global history approach that seeks, as much as possible, to avoid a Eurocentric view, even as we explore the effect Western modernization has had on the world. Some of the topics covered will be: the intellectual revolution of the 17th and 18th centuries (Enlightenment) in Europe and America; the Industrial Revolution and its impact on politics and culture; the global influences of European ideologies; twentieth century international relations and the cultural effects of the two world wars, the Cold War; the struggle for women’s rights and changing gender roles; independence movements and the breakdown of colonialism and genocide.

Traditional Classroom

ART 141:  Drawing (3 credits) LANCASTER, PA LOCATION ONLY
Instructor: Peter Mohlenkoff, MFA
Summer:  Course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 7 - June 27 (1:30pm-4:30pm)  
Fall:  Course will meet on Thursdays from August 29-December 12 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Location: EMU Lancaster
Course description: This course is designed to develop confidence in drawing and build basic drawing and perceptual skills. A variety of drawing media, techniques and conceptual approaches will be used.  

STAT 140 L: Elementary Statistics (3 credits) -  LANCASTER, PA LOCATION ONLY 
Instructor:  Ed Kane, MS
Summer: Thursdays, May 6 - August 16
Fall: Thursdays, August 27-December 12
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location:  EMU Lancaster
Course description: This course introduces descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to understanding research. Topics include: correlation, normal distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. The spreadsheet program Excel is required and will be introduced and used throughout the course.


Summer:  3 credit course is $1,215. Each credit costs $405. A technology fee of $50.00 
Fall:  3 credit course is $1,245. Each credit costs $415. A technology fee of $75.00 

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Payment can be mailed by check, cash or money order and sent to:
Eastern Mennonite University Lancaster
P.O. Box 10936
Lancaster, PA 17605-0936

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