Online Learning

Biola University offers online degree programs and courses built to facilitate student learning in vital and transformative online learning communities.

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Biola's high quality accredited online courses ensure that student learning accomplished through the Internet reflects the university's high academic standards — all with the convenience of studying at home anywhere in the world at flexible times that suit your busy schedule.

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Online Courses

Summer 2014 (May 27, 2014–Jul 18, 2014)

These are NOT "self-paced" classes. Course work begins promptly on the first day of the academic period so students need to order the required texts well before the class starts. Textbooks listed are subject to change. You can order your books at: Biola Bookstore.

The last day to enroll in an online or hybrid course is the first day of the class. Click on the course titles below to see a brief description of each course with assignment and textbook information.

Undergraduate Courses
Course Name Code Units Course By / Taught By School Meeting Times
Global Pentecostalism ANTH 370 3 Sue Russell Cook No
Art Appreciation ARTS 100 3 Jonathan Puls Arts & Sciences No
Foundations of Christian Thought BBST 105 3 Jason Oakes Talbot No
New Testament History & Literature BBST 110 3 Eddie Shepard Talbot No
Theology II BBST 254 3 John McKinley Talbot No
Early Christian History: Acts BBST 306 3 Sue Russell Talbot No
Integration Seminar: Jesus, Lord of All BBST 465 3 Rick Langer Talbot No
Current Topics: Human Biology BIOS 120 3 Wendy Billock Arts & Sciences No
Management Information Systems BUSN 220 3 David Bourgeois Crowell No
Principles of Management BUSN 240 3 Darrell Passwater Crowell No
Business Writing & Case Analysis BUSN 301 3 Lari Mobley Crowell No
IRIS: Literature & Film: The Limits of Perfection ENGL 220 3 Andrew Mauzey or Brenna Jones Arts & Sciences No
World Civilizations II HIST 208 3 Evanson Wamagatta Arts & Sciences No
History of the Christian Church HIST 321 3 Evanson Wamagatta Arts & Sciences No
Intermediate Spanish HUFS 201 4 Maria Wilbar Arts & Sciences No
Introduction to Convergence JOUR 107 3 Tamara Welter Arts & Sciences No
Introduction to Public Relations JOUR 111 3 Carolyn Kim Arts & Sciences No
Introduction to Visual Media JOUR 220 3 Tamara Welter Arts & Sciences No
Media Career Readiness JOUR 267 1 Michael Longinow Arts & Sciences No
Journalism Internship JOUR 440 1-3 Michael Longinow Arts & Sciences No
Early Childhood Curriculum LEDU 356 3 Lorena Vidaurre Education No
School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings LEDU 357 3 Lorena Vidaurre Education No
Children's Literature LEDU 380 3 Staff Education No
Remedial Music Theory (Aug. 5-22) MUSC 098 1 Robert Denham Arts & Sciences No
Music Appreciation MUSC 101 3 Angela Park Arts & Sciences No
Global Pentecostalism SOCI 460 3 Sue Russell Arts & Sciences No
Graduate Courses
Course Name Code Units Course By / Taught By School Meeting Times
Theology of Global Pentecostalism ISAN 701 3 Sue Russell Cook No
Communicating Values Through TESOL ISTE 560 1 Kitty Purgason Cook No
Topics in TESOL: Content-Based ESL Materials Design ISTE 582 1 Kitty Purgason Cook No
Advanced Curriculum and Instruction SEED 504 3 Tim Stranske Education No
Research in Culture & Intercultural Instruction SEED 524 3 Staff Education No
Children’s Literature SEED 550 3 Staff Education No
Early Childhood Curriculum SEED 556 3 Lorena Vidaurre Education No
School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings SEED 557 3 Lorena Vidaurre Education No
Preparing Textbooks for Publication SEED 576 3 June Hetzel Education No
The Life of Christ & His Teaching Ministry TTBE 732 3 John Hutchison Education No
The Church and Society TTPT 703 3 Scott Rae Talbot Sat., 6/28 & 7/26 9am-1pm
Theology I TTTH 511 3 Rob Price Talbot Sat., 5/31 & 6/28, 9am-12pm

Fall 2014 (Aug 27, 2014–Dec 19, 2014)

These are NOT "self-paced" classes. Course work begins promptly on the first day of the academic period so students need to order the required texts well before the class starts. Textbooks listed are subject to change. You can order your books at: Biola Bookstore.

Click on the course titles below to see a brief description of each course with assignment and textbook information.

Undergraduate Courses
Course Name Code Units Course By / Taught By School Meeting Times
Anthropology of Gender ANTH 361 3 Sue Russell Cook No
History of Western Art I ARTS 116 3 Andrea Lam Arts & Sciences Yes
Global Art Paradigms ARTS 433 3 Andrea Lam Arts & Sciences Yes
Foundations of Christian Thought BBST 105 3 Jason Oakes Talbot No
Theology II BBST 254 3 John McKinley Talbot No
Gospel of John (hybrid class) BBST 342 3 Matt Williams Talbot Tuesdays 1:30-2:45 pm
Current Topics in Biology: Plant/Animal Studies BIOS 120 3 Wendy Billock Arts & Sciences No
Seminar in Biology BIOS 130 1-2 Wendy Billock Arts & Sciences No
Management Information Systems BUSN 220 3 Eric Turner Crowell No
World Civilizations II HIST 208 3 Mary Ann Lind Arts & Sciences No
Global Health: Communication in the Context of Culture INCS 430 3 Rick Johnson Cook No
Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings LEDU 358 3 Lorena Vidaurre Education No
Issues in Special Education LEDU 361 3 Robin LaBarbera Education No
Behavior & Classroom Management for Students with Special Needs LEDU 364 3 Staff Education No
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders LEDU 369 3 Robin LaBarbera Education No
Human Sexuality PSYC 303 3 Gary Strauss Rosemead No
Graduate Courses
Course Name Code Units Course By / Taught By School Meeting Times
Anthropology of Gender ISAN 551 3 Sue Russell Cook No
Philosophy & Values in Schools and Society SEED 501 3 Tim Stranske Education No
Advanced Educational Psychology SEED 502 3 Tim Stranske Education No
Designing Successful Classrooms: Starting Right SEED 518 3 Staff Education
Research in Culture & Intercultural Instruction SEED 524 3 Staff Education No
Reading Process & Approaches SEED 530 3 Staff Education No
Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Difficulties SEED 532 3 Staff Education No
Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings SEED 558 3 Lorena Vidaurre Education No
Issues in Special Education SEED 561 3 Robin LaBarbera Education No
Behavior & Classroom Management with Special Needs SEED 564 3 Staff Education No
Introduction to Spiritual Formation for the Educator SEED 570 3 Mike Brimmage Education No
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders SEED 580 3 Robin LaBarbera Education No
Curriculum Design for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities SEED 583 3 Staff Education No
Clear Credential Candidate SEED 593 3 Beth Staumont Education No
Professional Development Module SEED 596 1 Staff Education No
Research Project SEED 598 1 Christie Curtis Education No
Hermeneutics & Bible Study Methods TTBE 517 3 Walt Russell Talbot
The Life of Christ & His Teaching Ministry TTBE 732 3 John Hutchison Talbot No
Beginning Greek TTNT 501 3 Gary Manning Talbot
Philosophy & Theology of Science TTPH 547 3 Garry DeWeese Talbot No
Theology I TTTH 511_04 3 Rob Price Talbot Yes 9/6 & 10/25 9am-12pm
Theology I TTTH 511_05 3 Rob Price Talbot Sat 9/13, 11/1, 8:30am-12:30pm
Theology 3 TTTH 613 3 Mark Saucy Talbot Yes 9/27, 11/15 8:30am-12:30pm