Fourteen Telecourses Being Offered This Fall at SWOSU


Fourteen telecourses are being offered during the 2006 fall semester at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and Sayre.

Telecourses are broadcast programs using the Oklahoma Education Television Authority statewide facilities. Dr. Lessley Price, director of distance learning at SWOSU, said telecourses are designed for the student who needs flexibility in their class schedule. Many times work and family matters, for example, prevent a student from attending regular classes. However, with telecourses, the time the student spends on campus is minimal. 

“Taking telecourses also creates a great way for students to complete some general education classes while maintaining their regular schedule,” Price said.

Telecourses being offered during the upcoming fall semester are: American Government and Politics, Early World History, American History to 1877, Introduction to Sociology, General Psychology, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Literature, English Composition I, College Algebra, Introduction to Microeconomics, Biological Concepts with a Biological Concepts Lab, Child Psychology, Lifespan Development, and Developmental Psychology.

There will be two orientation sessions for the telecourses. It is important for students to attend an orientation session to meet with their instructor, get a class syllabus, and to get information about testing. The first session will be August 23 and will be held in the Al Harris Library Auditorium on the Weatherford campus. The second session will be August 24 and will be held in the Student Union on the Sayre campus.

All telecourse students are required to attend one of the orientation sessions.

Additional information about telecourses is available by calling the SWOSU Distance Education Department at 580.774.3149.