Tag: Degree Planning

If you need to take a Humanities course, consider one of these options for the Fall II term: MUS205 Music History: Classical music is all around you, but do you hear it as clearly as you could? In particular, Beethoven’s music plays in many popular movies: Symphony No. 5 played in Austin Powers in Goldmember and …

New Course Premiering in Fall II HIS285/ENG285: Witches: a Literary and Cultural History Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. –William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 1 Picture in your mind the stereotypical image of a “witch” –a woman, often elderly, riding on a broomstick, perhaps making potions and …

Excelsior College offers students the opportunity to earn credit for what they already know by preparing a portfolio that documents prior learning from work and life experience.  Details on this process can be found on our Portfolio Assessment policy page. Current Excelsior students Adam Blackwell and Christy Shafer took some time to share their experiences …

If you Google the term “prerequisite” you will find a variety of sometimes confusing definitions!  However, when you request approval for a course, and it is denied due the lack of a “prerequisite”, you may want to take closer notice! In Excelsior terminology, a prerequisite is a course you complete prior to taking another course.  The …

History is all around us, every day. In the new course launching in Fall I, HIS 221: Introduction to Public History: Museums, Media, and the Material World, students will learn about history as it appears in the everyday world, outside of the classroom. Do you enjoy historical films like 12 Years a Slave and Selma? Do you …

This course examines the international relations of the Middle East and North Africa from the late 19th century to the present. The focus is on contemporary relations among the states and peoples of this broad region, from Casablanca in Morocco to the bustling port of Gwadar just across Iran’s border in Pakistan.  The course investigates …