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Online classes? [Apr. 29th, 2009|11:59 am]
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I recently got an offer to do an internship for this summer and fall, and after this semester I'll only be 6 credits away from graduating. I get 3 credits for the internship... which means I'll need to take another 3 credit class while I'm on my internship in order to graduate in December.


Does anyone know of any good/easy/interesting/fun online classes offered in the fall? It needs to be at least 3 credits for the numbers to work out for me.


Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.


Also... good luck on exams everyone. :)
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[User Picture]From: spiderxgoddess
2009-04-29 05:22 pm (UTC)
why not just add 3 extra credits to your internship?
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[User Picture]From: funkmaster_b
2009-04-29 11:14 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure exactly how it all works, but for our internships, we have to sign up for a class, and it's a 3 credit class. So I don't think we can add on extra credits to it.

Thanks though, maybe I'll ask our coordinator if this is possible.
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[User Picture]From: spiderxgoddess
2009-04-29 11:28 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure exactly what you mean about signing up for a class. I know that for the internship I'm doing this summer, I had to add CJ (my major) 494 and then it asks you how many credits you want to do for the internship and you can do up to 12. I was going to do 5 this summer, but changed it last week to 6. Just a suggestion :)
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[User Picture]From: funkmaster_b
2009-04-30 12:15 am (UTC)
I think maybe different schools/programs do things differently. :/

Our class has a set number of credits, from what I can see on websites and from what I've heard from other people.
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[User Picture]From: spiderxgoddess
2009-04-30 12:20 am (UTC)
Oh okay. Well in the CJ program, internships aren't required and we're allowed to do up to 12 for general elective credits.
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[User Picture]From: weaklingrecords
2009-04-29 06:28 pm (UTC)
What program are you in and have you met all of its requirements? What do you want to do next (after graduating)? Is there something that could give you a jump on grad school or give you an edge in competing for a job?

Check your program requirements on Degree Navigator: https://www.degnav.msu.edu/AppLogin.Asp?
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[User Picture]From: funkmaster_b
2009-04-30 12:09 am (UTC)
Packaging major, and I'm taking the last of my required classes this semester.

I'm sure there are some classes that would be better to take to get an advantage, but I feel like most of the ones I can think of would either be really hard, or aren't offered online.
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[User Picture]From: richghettogyrl
2009-04-29 06:36 pm (UTC)
I took packaging 101 online to earn credits. It was easy in that you took a quiz based entirely on a section you just read. I do not remember much of the course though. However, most online classes are set up pretty similarly.
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[User Picture]From: funkmaster_b
2009-04-29 11:13 pm (UTC)
Haha, I was wondering if someone would mention this one.


I'm a packaging major, so I've already taken this one. :)

Thanks though.
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[User Picture]From: richghettogyrl
2009-04-30 01:39 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I'm trying to remember what other online classes I took. I actually liked it, for what it's worth. :)

Good luck finding something. I actually did my internship in order to earn my "final" three credits. It was the best.
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[User Picture]From: not_amy
2009-04-29 06:56 pm (UTC)
A introduction history class should be pretty easy and give you the credits you need, if you just need three random credits.
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[User Picture]From: funkmaster_b
2009-04-30 12:10 am (UTC)
I was looking at the history ones, wasn't sure how hard they'd be.

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: killergraces
2009-04-29 09:40 pm (UTC)
i am in HST 140 right now, and it's very easy. the grade is comprised entirely of of two very simple 1-2 page papers a week and a final project (about a 5-7 page paper).
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[User Picture]From: funkmaster_b
2009-04-30 12:11 am (UTC)
Oh, awesome. That sounds like it could work really well. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: purealto
2009-04-29 10:47 pm (UTC)
I took CLA 120 online and it didn't suck. It was memorizing Greek and Latin medical terminology - comes in kind of handy later on since all of the roots, bases, and stems are used in other words.
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[User Picture]From: funkmaster_b
2009-04-30 12:12 am (UTC)
Hmm... that sounds really interesting actually, but I'm not sure that memorizing Greek and Latin sounds like something I'd be very good at. Thanks though :)
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[User Picture]From: anathene
2009-04-30 01:07 pm (UTC)
Fellow PKG major here. I did that last summer, i took 2 classes while on my internship to finish in Aug.

IDES 150 or 140 is insanely easy online. I cant remember exactly which one it is. Just pick up the corsepack and listen to the last little bit of the lectures online and he tells you the answers to the "study guide"
He pulls the questions directly off the study guide.

I was really happy to have this easy class while working full time and dealing with moving.
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