Taking One Class

Expand your knowledge, enhance your skillset, or just enrich your life by taking a single course at Seattle University. Our courses are dynamic and designed for busy adults who want to do more. Are you considering returning to school and want to see what it feels like to be back in a course? Or are you after a specific skill that will help you succeed in what you’re already doing? Below please find a list of spring quarter classes still open for spring quarter. Application deadline is March 30th. Classes begin April 3rd.

UCOR 1300-21 Creative Expression: Digital Storytelling

In this course you will explore digital storytelling and creativity in a range of formats including hand-drawn and graphic images, written scenarios, photography, audio, and video. The course focuses on developing awareness of expressive and creative techniques in order 1) to develop craft through emulation of professional norms, and 2) to take creative risks by experimenting with storytelling forms you find compelling. Planning, production, post-production, and content management methods will be learned, culminating in a final video project. No previous technical skill is required. The digital tools needed are those available with a smartphone and an internet- connected laptop: digital photography, audio and video capture, the ability to transfer media to your computer for further modification, and the ability to share and reflect on work online.

This class is fully online.

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DICE 3030: Foundations of Digital Rhetoric

This course focuses on the analysis and implementation of rhetorical strategies in internet mediated contexts. Students examine the explicit and implicit rhetoric present in various digital technologies, composing platforms, and born-digital artifacts. Students produce analyses of digital rhetoric and produce creative projects that demonstrate their understanding of digital rhetoric, composition, and the strengths and limitations of specific modes of digital communication.

This class is delivered in hybrid format with most content online and evening classes at Seattle University one night every other week.

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ORGL 3000: Understanding Organizations

This course reviews classical and emerging perspectives regarding organizational theory and focuses on improving the student's effectiveness in organizational settings. Students will developthe skills necessaryto understandand effectively address issues in such areas asorganizational values,structure,psychology, and culture.

This class is delivered in hybrid format with most content online and evening classes at Seattle University one night every other week.

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WATS 3000: Foundations of the Web

In this introduction to the Internet and World Wide Web, students will increase their understanding of how the Internet works, how the Web works, how to be more savvy users of the Web, and how to begin the journey from Web consumer to Web creator. Topics include the history of the Web, how websites work, how teams collaborate to build websites, security, privacy, and sharing. This is a general survey course that does not require any prior knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript or computer science.

This class is fully online.

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WATS 4010: User Science and Testing

This course will introduce students to the basic principles and techniques used to make sure websites work for all users. Starting with a deep dive into usability and user testing principles, students move through the details of web accessibility and how to better serve all users. Finally, students actually implement web analytics on a website and learn to track user behavior and use analytics data to make decisions about how to improve their websites. No HTML, CSS, or JavaScript knowledge is required, and sites are provided for students who do not have an existing site to experiment on.

Students can take this class either fully online or in hybrid format with most content online and optional evening lab sessions twice a week.

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How to Apply

Click the link to Apply Now and you will be taken to our easy and free online application.

On the first page of the application be sure to select the “I just want to try out some courses” option and you will be directed to our short form. When prompted, don’t forget to list the course number for the course you would like to take, for example UCOR 1300 or WATS 4010. Once your application is processed, you will receive instructions telling you how to register for the course you want.

If you encounter any troubles in submitting your application, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance or more information. Our admissions counselors are here to help you at every step of the way.

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