Dean College is pleased to provide incoming Bulldogs the opportunity to experience The Dean Difference a little early.

Online January Course 

Students who were admitted for the fall 2020 semester but have deferred their enrollment to spring 2021 may register now for a FREE online, accelerated course in January. Classes start January 4, 2021 and end on January 22, 2021. There is no additional fee for the course, however if you do not enroll for the spring semester you will forfeit your enrollment deposit that you previously paid.


Register for the Online January Course.

Registration opens are Friday, November 20, 2020 and closes on Friday, December 11, 2020. Courses are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

For more information, please contact Denise Watson in the School of Continuing Studies.


Below is a list of courses with course descriptions offered online this winter for our incoming students. 

BUS 190, Branding - 3 credits

What makes a great brand? Explore the role of branding and brand identity while launching your own brand through projects such as tagline and logo creation, color selection and other fun tasks aimed at developing a strong, enduring brand.

COM/SMGT 190, Sports Writing for Multimedia - 3 credits 

This course provides students the opportunity to work on a sports-themed multimedia project.  Includes establishment of personal digital blogs; exploration of various writing styles including news items, features and opinion writing; coverage of sports “beats” such as NFL, college basketball, NBA and NHL; interviewing skills; final project of student’s choice of sport and writing style.

PSY 111, General Psychology - 3 credits 

This course introduces students to the scientific discipline of psychology, providing a knowledge base for advanced coursework in the field. Topics include but are not limited to: the history of psychology; research methods in psychology; contemporary paradigms in psychology, including the biological, behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic and humanistic models; learning the brain and behavior; understanding psychological development over the lifespan; sensation and perception; and social psychology.

SPC 191, Communication Fundamentals - 4 credits 

This course introduces and integrates basic theory, principles and practice of communication in interpersonal, small group and public communication settings. Students expand their understanding of communication and develop their skills and self-confidence in a variety of situations. Learning activities include preparing presentations, engaging in dialogues, providing feedback to others, and participating in group activities. This course fulfills a College Core requirement.