Students choose from the following online courses based on what is recommended by the Liberal Studies Academic Advisor.

Spring 2022: January 19 - May 13, 2022

NOTE: This schedule is for planning purposes, and is subject to change. CRN's will be updated as they are available.

**CRN's are for sections restricted to Liberal Studies Online Students

Spring 2022 Liberal Studies Online Course Offerings
Rubric # CORE CRN Course Title Instructor Credit Liberal Studies Requirement
ERTH 101  IN 32877 Earth Science Systems Robyn Gotz  4  Natural Science
ENSC 272  CS 35334 Introduction to Water Resources John Townsend-Mehler  3  Natural Science
GH 327   34633 Translating Global Cinema Liana McKelvy  3  Humanities
GRMN 101   33461 Elementary German I Liana McKelvy   3  Language 
HSTA 322   33991 Modern America, WWII to Present Janet Ore  3 Humanities 
LS 101  US 32879 Interdisciplinary Ways of Knowing: Curiosity Killed the Cat Jennifer Hill  3  
LS 301   33011 Parks, People, & Places: Stories of Our Public Lands James Pritchard   3  Humanities
LS 301   34768 Heroes, Gender, & Identity John Townsend-Mehler 1 Humanities
LS 350   33010 Literature Review Star Bradley  3  Wild Card
LS 391   34580 Triple Bottom Line Sustainability

Heather Higinbotham Davies

LS 451   32869 Films, Photos, Culture Heather Hardester   3  Fine Arts/Humanities
LS 490  R contact Jaclyn Research Capstone Jennifer Hill 4  Research
MUSI 307  IA 32420 World Music David Charles   3  Fine Arts
NUTR 221  CS 32418 Human Nutrition Janet Gamble  3 Natural Science 
NUTR 351   33032 Nutrition and Society Janet Gamble   3 Natural Science 
PSCI 490   35241 Multicultural Politics in the U.S. Jessi Bennion  3   Social Science
RLST 223  IH 35308 Sacrifice, Rite, Ritual Holly Grether   3   Humanities
RLST 321   33013 Religion and Gender Holly Grether  3  Humanities
SOCI 357   35320 Occupational and Corporate Crime David Eitle  3  Social Science
SPNS 102  D TBA Elementary Spanish II Veronica Garcia Moreno  3 Language 

Fall 2021: August 25 - December 16, 2021

*CRN's are for Liberal Studies Online Students only

Rubric # CORE CRN  Course Instructor Credit Liberal
Studies Requirement
AMST 202 RA 22636 The Arts in America David Charles 3 Fine Arts
BIOO 262   25540 Introduction to Entomology Kevin O'Neill 3 Natural Science
CHTH 435   22632 Human Response to Stress Katie Heiser 3 Natural Science
ERTH 101 IN 22976 Earth System Sciences Robyn Gotz 4 Natural Science
GRMN 102 D 23819 Elementary German II Liana McKelvy 3



GH 353   24765 The U.S.-Mexico Border: History, Politics, and Culture LaTrelle Sherffius 3


HSTR 346   23545 Modern India Holly Grether 3


HSTA 334   25625 American Myth, Memory, and Monuments Sarah Coletta-Flynn 3


LS 301   25456 Environmental Law Laurel Angell 1

Humanities /

Social Science



  25461 Science & Cinema John Townsend-Mehler 1

Fine Arts / Humantites / Natural Science

LS 305   25538 Ways of Seeing Sarah Coletta-Flynn 3

Humanities or

Fine Arts

LS 402   24292 From the Closet to the Courts: Contraception in America Jennifer Hill 3

Wild Card - Nat Sci, Soc Sci, Fine Arts, or Hum

LS 452   23056 This is Your Brain on Art and Music Heather Hardester 3

Wild card - Nat Sci, Soc Sci, Fine Arts, or Hum

LS 490   contact Jaclyn to register Senior Project Jennifer Hill 4 Senior Project
M 105 Q 25536 Contemporary Mathematics Rachel Wyland 3 Natural Science
NRSM 421   25544 Holistic Thought and Management Lora Soderquist 4 Natural Science
NUTR 221 CS 22634 Human Nutrition Janet Gamble 3 Natural Science
NUTR 321   23054 Nutrition in the Life Cycle

Melody Anacker

3 Natural Science
PHL 103  D 24755 Philosophy and Popular Culture

Jeffrey Stephenson

3 Humanities
PSCI 302   25459 Media and Politics

Jessi Bennion


Social Science

RLST 207 IH 23543 Myth and Belief Holly Grether 3 Humanities
SOCI 420   24507 Violence in America David Eitle 3 Social Science
SPNS 101   22633 Elementary Spanish I Veronica Garcia Moreno 3



Summer 2021

First Session: May 10 - June 18

Second Session: June 21 - July 30

Summer 2021 Liberal Studies Online Course Offerings
Session Rubric # CORE CRN Course Title Instructor Credit

Liberal Studies Requirement

First Session                
  LS 402   11436 Contraception in America Jennifer Hill 3  
Second Session                
  CHTH 414   11356 Health and Culture: A Global Perspective Michelle Grocke 3  







Course Prerequisites

Many of the courses have prerequisites that must be satisfied.  Prerequisites will be detailed in the course descriptions.

Undergraduate Program Prerequisites and Policy

Online Course Format

Montana State University offers a series of fully online undergraduate courses. Courses in this program are delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L), which is MSU’s online learning management system. Most courses in this program adhere to the traditional campus calendar and will have due dates for homework, quizzes, exams, etc. Exams are taken through D2L, although some online courses may require you to find a proctor or testing center in your area to take exams. The online courses are often the same courses and taught by the same faculty as the on-campus versions.

You can watch an overview video describing the basics of Desire2Learn:


MSU Smarty Cats may offer distance tutoring for select courses for a minimal fee.

Academic Advisement

Academic advisement is provided to each student to tailor a program of study based on individual academic background.

Schedule Appointment

For More Information

Jaclyn Denny
Academic Advisor
(406) 994-5936
Contact Jaclyn
Schedule Appointment

Sarah Coletta-Flynn
Program Manager
(406) 994-7441
Email Sarah

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