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

Fall 2022: August 24 - December 16, 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

Rubric # CORE CRN  Course Instructor Credit Liberal
Studies Requirement
AMST 202 RA 22509 The Arts in America David Charles 3 Fine Arts
CHTH 435   22505 Human Response to Stress Katie Heiser 3 Natural Science
ERTH 101 IN 22826 Earth System Sciences Robyn Gotz 4 Natural Science
GRMN 102 D 23589 Elementary German II Liana McKelvy 3

Humanities/

Language

HSTR 346   23333 Modern India Holly Grether 3

Humanities

LS 305   24952 Ways of Seeing Sarah Coletta-Flynn 3

Humanities or

Fine Arts

LS 402   24006 From the Closet to the Courts: Contraception in America Jennifer Hill 3

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

LS 452   22905 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 24950 Contemporary Mathematics Rachel Wyand 3 Natural Science
NRSM 421   24957 Holistic Thought and Management Lora Soderquist 4 Natural Science
NUTR 221 CS 22507 Human Nutrition Janet Gamble 3 Natural Science
NUTR 321   22903 Nutrition in the Life Cycle

Melody Anacker

3 Natural Science
PHL 103  D 24324 Philosophy and Popular Culture

Jeffrey Stephenson

3 Humanities
PSCI 302   24879 Media and Politics

Jessi Bennion

3

Social Science

RLST 207 IH 23331 Myth and Belief Holly Grether 3 Humanities
SOCI 359   25607 Crime, Justice, Media Devid Eitle 3 Social Science
SOCI 420   24162 Violence in America David Eitle 3 Social Science
SPNS 101   22506 Elementary Spanish I Veronica Garcia Moreno 3

Language/

Humanities

Summer 2022

First 6-week Session: May 16 - June 24

*note that both courses are offered the first summer session. There are no courses in second session.

Summer 2022 Liberal Studies Online Course Offerings
Session Rubric # CORE CRN Course Title Instructor Credit

Liberal Studies Requirement

First Session                
  LS 402   11270 Contraception in America Jennifer Hill 3  
  CHTH 414   11213 Health and Culture: A Global Perspective Michelle Grocke 3  

(Past) 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 491   34580 Triple Bottom Line Sustainability

Heather Higinbotham Davies

 3  
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 

 

Additional Information

Course Pre-requisits

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:

Tutoring

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

Jennifer Storment
Program Manager
(406) 994-7805
Email Jennifer

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