Courses

The list below provides suggestions for filling high school graduation requirements; there are many other classes PSEO students may take, including languages and more advanced levels. All students must consult with their high school counselors to make sure a specific class will fill a requirement. Additionally, not all courses are offered every semester, so students must plan accordingly.

This list is not exhaustive; it is meant to provide a starting point for looking at the class schedule. Class names, numbers, credits, and availability are subject to change without notice.

Most courses are not online unless otherwise noted. For details on how online courses work at the U, see our FAQ (Online Courses). Some of the courses listed below may have prerequisites. In addition, many of these courses also fill UMTC Liberal Education requirements, as noted on the One Stop website. 

Admitted PSEO students will get significant support and guidance at summer orientation prior to registration, however, you are welcome to review the UMTC class schedule now. 

  1. First, review the guide to searching for classes and the video guide to reading the class schedule.
  2. Go to the Class Schedule.

Note: Use the class schedule as a guide only. We cannot guarantee these classes will be available during PSEO summer orientation.

Possible Courses to Fill High School Requirements

English

Literature
Introduction to Literature | ENGL 1001W | 4 credits
Introduction to Shakespeare | ENGL 1181W | 4 credits
Introduction to Contemporary American Literature | ENGL 1201W | 4 credits
Introduction to Multicultural American Literature | ENGL 1301W | 4 credits
Introduction to World Literatures in English | ENGL 1401W | 4 credits
Literature of Public Life | ENGL 1501W | 4 credits
Modern Fiction | ENGL 1701 | 3 credits
Literature | CSCL 1101 | 3 credits
Reading Literature: Theory & Practice | CSCL 1401W | 3 credits
Women Write the World | GWSS 1003W | 3 credits

Writing/Composition
University Writing* | WRIT 1301 | 4 credits
Language & Society | LING 1701 | 4 credits
Introduction to Creative Writing | ENGW 1101W | 4 credits

Speech/Communication
Introduction to Public Speaking | COMM 1101 | 3 credits
Introduction to Mass Communication | JOUR 1001 | 3 credits

Other Departments to Consider: CNES, SLHS

Math (Online option not available for PSEO)

College Algebra & Probability | MATH 1031 | 3 credits 
Precalculus I | MATH 1051 | 3 credits
Precalculus II | MATH 1151 | 3 credits
Calculus I | MATH 1271 | 4 credits 
Calculus II | MATH 1272 | 4 credits
Linear Algebra | MATH 2243 | 4 credits
Multivariable Calculus | MATH 2263 | 4 credits

Other Types of Math
Quantifying Judgments of Human Behavior | SLHS 1302 | 3 credits (partially online section available)
Introduction to Statistics* | STAT 1001 | 4 credits
Introduction to Statistical Analysis* | STAT 3011 | 4 credits
Introduction to Logic | PHIL 1001 | 4 credits

Arts and Humanities

Varied topics | ARTS 1xxx | 4 credits
Introduction to Art History | ARTH 1001 | 3 credits
Introduction to Film Study | ARTH 1921W | 4 credits
Introduction to Cultural Studies | CSCL 1001 | 4 credits
Cinema | CSCL 1201W | 4 credits
Reading Culture: Theory and Practice | CSCL 1301W | 3 credits
Introduction to Design Thinking | DES 1101W | 4 credits
Creative Problem Solving | DES 1111 | 3 credits (spring semester, completely online)
Floral Design | HORT 1013 | 3 credits (completely online)
Edible Landscape | HORT 1014 | 3 credits (primarily online)
Learning from the Landscape (fall only) | LA 1201 | 3 credits
Introduction to Landscape Architecture Drawing | LA 1301 | 3 credits
The Designed Environment (spring only) | LA 1401 | 3 credits
Introduction to Political Philosophy | PHIL 1004W | 4 credits
Fundamentals of Music | MUS 1001 | 4 credits
Rock I & II | MUS 1013/1014 | 3 credits (MUS 1013 has a completely online section)
Music and Movies | MUS 1015 | 4 credits (completely online)
Class Piano for Non-Majors | MUS 1051 | 2 credits
Introduction to Music | MUS 1021 | 3 credits
World Music | MUS 1804 | 3 credits
Introduction to Philosophy | PHIL 1002W | 4 credits
Introduction to Theater | TH 1101W | 4 credits
Stage, Screen, Society | TH 1102 | 3 credits
Acting for Non-Majors | TH 1301 | 3 credits
Beginning Acting | TH 1321 | 3 credits

Health

Orientation to Health Careers | AHS 1101 & 1102 | 1 credit (1102 is completely online)
Companion Animal Nutrition and Care | ANSC 1403 | 3 credits (completely online)
Human Health and Disease | BIOC 1010 | 3 credits
Principles of Holistic Health and Healing | CSPH 1001 | 2 credits
Sports Nutrition | FSCN 1012 | 2 credits (completely online)
Dietary Supplements: Scientific, Regulatory, and Cultural Aspects | FSCN 1013 | 3 credits (completely online)
Food: Safety, Risks, Technology | FSCN 1102 | 3 credits
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science | MLSP 1010 | 1 credit (completely online)
Fundamental Neuroscience | NSCI 1001 | 3 credits
Varied topics | PE 1xxx  | 1 credit
Orientation to Pharmacy | PHAR 1001 | 2 credits (completely online)
Health Sciences Terminology | PHAR 1002 | 2 credits (completely online)
Non-Prescription Medications and Self Care | PHAR 1003 | 2 credits (completely online)
Common Prescription Drugs & Diseases | PHAR 1004 | 2 credits (completely online)
Orientation to Health Literacy and Communications | PHAR 1006 | 2 credits (completely online)
Success Over Stress | PUBH 1001 | 1 credit (completely online)
Alcohol & College Life | PUBH 1003 | 1 credit (completely online)
Sexuality Matters | PUBH 1004 | 1 credit (completely online)
Sleep, Eat, and Exercise | PUBH 1005 | 1 credit (completely online)
Personal & Community Health | PUBH 3001 | 2 credits
Fundamentals of Alcohol & Drug Abuse | PUBH 3003 | 2 credits
Basic Concepts in Personal & Community Health | PUBH 3004 | 4 credits
Note: PUBH 3001 + 3003 = 3004

Social Studies

History (US and World)
Global Societies Before 1500 | HIST 1011W | 4 credits
Age of Global Contact | HIST 1012W | 4 credits
Globalization | HIST 1015W | 4 credits
Europe & World 1500−Present | HIST 1032W | 4 credits
Authority/Rebellion: U.S. History to 1865 | HIST 1301W | 4 credits
Global America: U.S. History Since 1865 | HIST 1302W | 4 credits
American Indian Peoples | AMIN 1001 | 3 credits
American Indians in Minnesota | AMIN 1003 | 3 credits

History (General)
Thematic Approaches to History | HIST 1000W | 4 credits
Reading History: Theory and Practice | CSCL 1501W | 3 credits
Perspectives on Biology | HSCI 1212 | 4 credits
Stone Tools to Steam Engines | HSCI 1714 | 3 or 4 credits
Waterwheels to the Web | HSCI 1715 | 3 or 4 credits
Babylonians to Newton | HSCI 1814 | 3 or 4 credits
Lavoisier, Darwin, Einstein | HSCI 1815 | 3 or 4 credits

Political Science (US Government)
American Democracy | POL 1001 | 4 credits

Political Science (General)
Indigenous Peoples | POL 1019 | 3 credits
Global Politics | POL 1025 | 4 credits
US Foreign Policy | POL 1026 | 4 credits
Politics of Countries Around the World | POL 1054 | 4 credits
Political Ideas and Ideologies | POL 1201 | 4 credits
Citizen U | POL 1234 | 3 credits

Geography
Our Globalizing World | GEOG 1301W | 3 credits
Mapping Our World | GEOG 1502 | 3 credits (completely online)
Geography of the Twin Cities | GEOG 1973 | 3 credits
Varied topics | GEOG 1xxx

Economics
Principles of Microeconomics | APEC 1101 | 4 credits
Principles of Macroeconomics | APEC 1102 | 3 credits
Principles of Microeconomics | ECON 1101 | 4 credits (completely online section with limited available seating)
Principles of Macroeconomics | ECON 1102 | 4 credits  (completely online section may be available)

General
Introduction to Psychology | PSY 1001 | 4 credits (partially and completely online options may be available)
Psychological Science Applied | EPSY 1281 |  4 credits
Introduction to Sociology | SOC 1001 | 4 credits
Cultural Heritage & Archeology | ANTH 1002W | 4 credits
Understanding Cultures | ANTH 1003W | 4 credits
Gender, Power, and Everyday Life* | GWSS 1001 | 3 credits (completely online)
Introduction to Philosophy | PHIL 1002W | 4 credits
Introduction to Ethics | PHIL 1003W | 4 credits
Introduction to Political Philosophy | PHIL 1004W | 4 credits
Philosophy & Cultural Diversity | PHIL 1006W | 4 credits
Fashion, Ethics, and Consumption* | RM 1201 | 3 credits (spring semester, completely online)
Intimate Relationships | FSOS 1101 | 4 credits
Human Development in Families: Lifespan | FSOS 1201 | 4 credits (spring semester, completely online)
Historical Influence of the Horse on Society | ANSC 1701 | 3 credits (completely online)

Other Departments to Consider: CNES, RELS, AFRO, CHIC, URBS, EAS, AMST, CSCL, GLOS, JWST, SLHS, PSTL

Science

Chemistry
Introduction to Chem Lecture (+ CHEM 1017 Opt Lab) | CHEM 1015 | 3−4 credits (CHEM 1015 is partially online)
General Principles of Chemistry I* |CHEM 1061/1065 | 4 credits (CHEM 1061 has partially and completely online sections; however, lab is in-person)

Physics
Physics by Inquiry | CI 1563 | 4 credits
Introduction to College Physics | PHYS 1101W | 4 credits (PHYS1107 may be available as a completely online alternative)
Introduction to Physical Biology & Pre-Med* | PHYS 1201W | 5 credits
Introduction to Physical Science & Engineering* | PHYS 1301W | 4 credits
Energy and the Environment | PHYS 1001W | 4 credits

Biology
Evolution & Biology of Sex | BIOL 1003 | 4 credits
General Biology | BIOL 1009 | 4 credits (completely online section may be available but not recommended for PSEO)
Human Biology | BIOL 1010 | 4 credits
Our Global Environment: Science & Solutions | BIOL 1050 | 3 credits
Human Evolution | ANTH 1001 | 4 credits
Biogeography of the Global Garden | GEOG 1403 | 4 credits

Other
Exploring the Universe | AST 1001 | 4 credits
Biorenewable Resources | BBE 1002 | 3 credits (completely online)
Earth and Its Environments | ESCI 1001 | 4 credits
Environmental Issues and Solutions | CSE 1101 | 4 credits
Horticulture for the Home Gardener | HORT 1003 | 3 credits (completely online)
The Sustainable Lawn | HORT 1061 | 3 credits (completely online)
Physical & Biology of Spoken Language | SLHS 1301W | 4 credits
Introduction to Meteorology | GEOG 1425 | 4 credits

Additional Online Options

CI 1871 | Computer Literacy and Problem Solving | 4 credits (completely online)
OLPD 1301W or PA 1961W | Personal Leadership in the University | 3 credits (completely online)
CHN 1011 | Beginning Modern Chinese I | 6 credits (partially online)
CHN 1012 | Beginning Modern Chinese II | 6 credits (partially online)
FREN 1003 | Intermediate French | 5 credits (partially online)
FREN 1004 | Intermediate French | 5 credits (partially online)
INET 1001 | Survey of Information Technology | 1 credit (completely online)
SPAN 1003 | Intermediate Spanish* | 5 credits (completely online)
SPAN 1004 | Intermediate Spanish* | 5 credits (partially online)

* PSEO students have limited access to this course based on high demand from enrolled undergraduate students.