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ClassicMixup
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I need 12 hours this summer. I plan to do it all in Summer I. It can literally be anything. My only requirements include: minimal work, no physical presence on-campus required.

2/3/2011 11:54:51 PM

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Looks like there are plenty of english classes. I did a quick search on internet based classes, and this one was one was the lowest level result (so I assume less difficult than the 300 or 400 level classes):


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"ENG 261 - 001 English Literature I

Class Notes This class is offered via the world wide web.

A survey of English literature to 1660, including Old English, Middle English, and Renaissance writing, focusing on such central authors as Chaucer, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, and Milton. Credit will not be given for both ENG 261 and ENG 251."


Another low level online class:

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"COM 250 - 001 Communication and Technology

Class Notes Students who are not COM majors must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to register for this course. Students who register for this course whose GPA is below a 2.5 when the semester begins, will be dropped from the course."

Examination of past and current intersections of technology, culture, and communication. Implications for future intersections. Impact of technology and communication policy. Methods of message evaluation. Exposure to technology applications in the discipline. Basic technology skills for the competent communicator. Practical experience in interactive communication technology."


And if you're doing online, you need not limit yourself to NCSU it would seem. I know Duke & UNC do the interinstitutional program with NCSU where you pay NCSU tuition to take classes at those neighboring triangle schools, but I don't know if that applies to online courses or not. But as long as you're going online, you could think about exploring other schools and transferring credit where you need it.

2/4/2011 3:23:07 AM

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If you're not worried about (and don't need) a grade for the class you want, I would highly recommend transferring it in from elsewhere, preferably a community college. Transferring credit from anywhere only requires a C or better for the credit to transfer, and it will not factor into your NC State GPA. This may be helpful as far as stress levels go, since you can conceivably miss an assignment or two, in case one of the other classes is slightly harder than expected, and still get a good enough grade to pass. On top of the fact that community college classes are generally easier, this is probably the way to go.

I did 2 summer's worth of classes at my local community college back home (Central Piedmont Community College) and took 9 credits worth of classes, all humanities. They offer plenty of online sections, but they can be tough to get in. I would also check Wake Tech, or other fairly large community colleges, since the smaller ones don't tend to offer online sections over the summer. Another note is that CPCC's summer session was slightly longer than most other community colleges (one 8 week session versus two 5 week sessions offered at most colleges). So if you're looking to pile up that much work, the extra 3 weeks may potentially be beneficial.

If you do need a grade for the class, I had a friend last summer take MUS 180 online (Into to Musical Experiences) and said it was pretty easy. Not sure what the class entailed, but I do remember her talking about doing a few papers and discussion posts every week.

[Edited on February 4, 2011 at 4:39 AM. Reason : .]

2/4/2011 4:35:21 AM

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^^&^ thanks!

I was supposed to graduate in May with my 2 degrees but in order to keep my priority in registering for the summer session (rather than as an NDS), I'm delaying one graduation to the end of summer session I. If I take my courses at a community college, I'd just go ahead and graduate w/ both in May. This would make me a regular student at the comm coll and not a student seeking transfer credit, which means I'd have to go through their stupid application process.

-I'm going to take them all during the first summer session so that I can be done with it.
-I only need these classes to get to 150 hours, so they can all be pass/fail.
-I don't want to worry about transferring credits.
-I don't ever get stressed. Never. Ever. 21 hours, gf, friends, sports, stud. org leadership, and taking parts of the CPA exam this semester. I still have time to keep up with my favorite shows and sleep So no worries in that aspect...



[Edited on February 4, 2011 at 10:11 AM. Reason : .]

2/4/2011 10:10:34 AM

mech
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I took ENG261 online and it was NOT easy! I made a B, damn class brought down my gpa, but I did learn a lot!

2/5/2011 5:41:16 PM

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^^ Becoming a student at a community college is not difficult. You hand them an application, your transcripts and have an advising session with someone who sees your transcripts and lets you sign up for whatever you want. I did this in all in 3 hours at Durham Tech several years ago when I needed to start my pre-reqs for nursing school.

2/6/2011 1:04:28 PM

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""ENG 261 - 001 English Literature I

Class Notes This class is offered via the world wide web.

A survey of English literature to 1660, including Old English, Middle English, and Renaissance writing, focusing on such central authors as Chaucer, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, and Milton. Credit will not be given for both ENG 261 and ENG 251.""


I took this online last semester with Dr. Shaw. It was easy as shit.

2/9/2011 8:17:23 PM

JT3bucky
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are there any schools that offer classes year round? like you can start at any time that transfer to State?

2/9/2011 11:24:49 PM

jckahbaby762
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"I took this online last semester with Dr. Shaw. It was easy as shit."

my roommate took it last semester and said it was easy, I am in it now. It's not bad, but she told me the midterm was just like the quizzes( like basically all the quiz questions verbatim) and it wasn't- he changed the questions (not just reworded them) but completely reformatted the level of questioning.

3/16/2011 12:02:16 PM

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