UNE Online is pleased to announce the launch of five new online prerequisite courses in humanities: English Composition I and II, Introduction to Ethics, Histology, and Public Speaking. These courses are now available for registration.
Our Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) are 100% online courses that are popular with students who may need one or two courses to fill a gap in their transcript. These courses can also be utilized for students either currently working in the field of healthcare or for career changers, such as people looking to get into a deeper or expanded healthcare role.
To date, SPHP students who have successfully completed their prerequisite courses often go on to apply to various graduate programs including Physician Assistant (PA), MD/DO, Nursing, Physical or Occupational Therapy, Veterinary, or other health-related fields.
In response to current student demand and our vision to expand UNE’s prerequisite offerings outside of science and math topics, we have developed five new online humanities courses:
ENGL 1010 is a three-credit college writing course used to prepare students for the fundamental knowledge and skills of college-level expository writing and critical thinking.
Areas of focus include idea presentation and organization, audience, point of view, voice and tone, paragraph and essay coherence, precision, and word choice, and technology-mediated evaluation of grammar, mechanics, and originality.
Students are introduced to strategies for rhetorical writing, writing-as-process and product, and thinking-as-writing. An introduction to argument structure and writing from sources culminates in an academic essay as a comprehensive course assignment.
ENGL 1011 is a three-credit college research writing course that prepares students to use the conventions of academic research writing. Writing-as-process and practice strategies will be employed to culminate in the production of an academic research essay supported by well-synthesized, diverse, credible, and reliable secondary sources.
Students will demonstrate the use of technology to ensure appropriate paraphrase and summary of sources, originality, use of citation style, grammar and mechanics, and scholarly voice.
Interested in English Composition II? Click here to register
PHIL 1010 is a three-credit ethics course that introduces the major theories of normative ethics, with emphasis upon consequentialism, non-consequentialism, and virtue ethics. Further emphasis is given to application of these theories to perennial ethical dilemmas such as abortion, the death penalty, euthanasia, and war.
Students will complete weekly discussions, a midterm examination, and a final project. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to navigate the various ethical theories, apply them critically, and articulate a vision of ethics, happiness, and good life.
Interested in Introduction to Ethics? Click here to register
HSTL 1010 is a three-credit histology course that covers the microscopic structure and function of human cells and tissues. Course topics will emphasize the normal anatomy and function of cells and tissues from the eleven organ systems; however, learners will also be exposed to common disease states.
Clinical applications will include an introduction to the instrumentation and procedures used in the histology laboratory. Finally, learners will be able to critically evaluate biomedical literature regarding the latest advances in histology.
COMN 1010 is a three-credit public speaking course that will examine the core principles and contexts of communication specifically in oral presentations. Students will learn to recognize the interrelationships among speaker, listener, context, organization, language, and delivery.
The course will include information on proper techniques for research, writing, and delivering oral presentations, as well as the preparation of audio visuals to enhance semester presentations. Students will also learn and demonstrate skills in argumentation, listening, and critical thinking.
Complete at your own pace within 16 weeks
Students typically complete our prerequisite courses in about 16 weeks. However, our online courses are self-paced, so students are able to complete their online humanities courses in fewer than 16 weeks if they so choose.
Our online humanities courses begin every 2-3 weeks
SPHP classes begin the first and third Wednesdays of the month, including these new online science courses. You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. You have 16 weeks from your official start date to complete your course. Click here for the UNE academic calendar, which also includes SPHP course start dates.
24/7 online registration
Enroll in any of our SPHP courses, including these five new online humanities courses, through the SPHP self-service registration portal.Tags: Blog | Science Prerequisites for Health Professions | SPHP | UNE Online