Courses and Workshops

The courses in this section are online versions of courses taught at various institutions in the alliance by faculty at those institutions. Students do not earn credit for completing any of these courses, since the student is not enrolling in an official course of that university. These courses are shared for the purpose of enrichment.

Courses

by Dr. Matthew Stolzfus

This General Chemistry course covers the first nine chapters of the 12th Edition of Chemistry: The Central Science by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, and Woodward text and is designed for science and engineering majors. Topics covered include: dimensional analysis, atomic structure, the mole, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, electron configuration, periodicity, bonding, and molecular structure.

by Dr. Jim Fowler

This course is a first and friendly introduction to calculus, suitable for someone who has never seen the subject before, or for someone who has seen some calculus but wants to review the concepts and practice applying those concepts to solve problems.

by Dr. Nathan Klingbeil

by Dr. Richard Pogge

Life in the Universe is an introduction to Astrobiology for non-science majors. The topics covered in this course lie at the interfaces between Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology, and the Earth and Planetary sciences. We will learn about scientists' ongoing quest for answers to some of the most fundamental human questions: How did life originate on Earth? Is there life on other worlds? Are we alone in the universe? What is the long-term future of life in the universe?

by Dr. Robert Bailey

The meteoric rise of technologies used in our everyday life for profit, power, or improvement of an individual's life can, on occasion, cause cultural stress as well as ethical challenges. In this course, we will explore how these multifaceted impacts might be understood, controlled and mitigated.

Diversity and Leadership

Diversity Lecture Series with The Honorable Louis Stokes

The Ohio State MOOC catalog includes a growing list of courses, some of which are related to STEM topics.