Dual Enrollment Course Offerings

Bachelor’s Degree

A bachelor’s is a four-year degree program where learners study a specific subject, such as economics, biology, or communications. These degrees equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue various careers. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree can also pursue graduate study.

Canvas

This is a website where students complete their online assignments when registered for an online class. This website is found under the students’ MyJSU dashboard. Some dual enrollment adjunct faculty members who teach classes in the school may also assign homework in this system.

Cocky Chat

A virtual meeting with a JSU dual enrollment team member. These meetings can allow a team member to share his/her screen with a student a walk through any process the student has questions about. These meetings are ideal when a student needs individual assistance with academic planning.Learn More About Cocky Chats

Corequisite

A class that must be taken with another class (e.g., Biology lab with a Biology class).

Course Registration Number (CRN)

The course code each class is assigned that the student uses to register for the class.

Credit Hours

A credit hour is a way of measuring how much credit a student receives for attending a college course that corresponds to the hours per week pent in that course. Most undergraduate degrees require 120 credits, which is around 40 courses. The average undergraduate degree takes four-to-five years to complete, but dual enrollment students often complete college in less time. 

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment means that a student is accomplishing two goals at once. A dual enrollment student is taking college-level courses that will meet both a high school graduation requirement and provide college credit for an undergraduate degree.

Dual Enrollment Adjunct Faculty

A regional high school student who also has the graduate credentials to teach at the college level. 

Dual Enrollment Probation

A dual enrollment student who makes a D or F will be placed on dual enrollment probation, which means an academic hold will be placed on the student’s record for the following semester. The student will not be permitted to register for the following semester and must reapply for the program with a new High School Authorization Form (HSAF) submitted by the guidance counselor. The probation period is designed to protect the student’s GPA as well as future financial aid eligibility (see Satisfactory Academic Progress [SAP]).

Dual Enrollment Student Success Program

A program designed to monitor dual enrollment student’s academic performance throughout the semester. Students receive text messages if they are on academic alert directing them to an action (i.e., submit late assignments, contact instructor, etc.). Guidance counselors are notified through progress reporting emails when a student has been placed on alert. Students may use resources such as the JSU English Department Writing Clinic or Tutoring Services for additional assistance.

EdReady

EdReady is the Placement Exam assessment tool JSU uses to prepare students for math courses (MS112, MS 204) and English 101. The assessment tool is found under the student’s MyJSU Placement Exam section and will provide the student an initial diagnostic (pre-test) that will evaluate where the student currently is in his/her knowledge. After the diagnostic, EdReady will create a skillpath (very similar to an ACT® Practice Exam) for the student to continue to work until he/she reaches the goal for the course they are planning to take. For more information visit the JSU Learning Services website.

Gateway Course

This is a course designed specifically for dual enrollment seniors who are interested in pursuing additional opportunities to get a jump start towards their undergraduate degree. Courses that are offered under this name are courses that will open up additional courses in the major of their choice as freshman at JSU. 

GEM (Gamecock Email)

Every JSU student is provided a JSU email when he/she is accepted. The log in information for this email is sent with the student’s acceptance email/letter. JSU email (GEM) is the primary way that JSU offices will contact students regarding important resources and dates for the student. This is also the primary way instructors share information. Students who are registered for classes need to routinely check their email for updates.

High School Authorization Form (HSAF)

This form is located on our website and verifies the eligibility of a new dual enrollment student by his/her guidance counselor. The form must be submitted by the student’s guidance counselor or a high school administrator. This form is required to grant a student access to register for a dual enrollment class.

Dual Enrollment Scholarship

The scholarship that is awarded for the fall and spring semesters to dual enrollment recipients in the amount of any three-hour credit dual enrollment course.

Note:Some courses are four-hour credit courses and will require the student to pay for the additional credit hour. The scholarship may be awarded in addition to the student taking a J-STEAM scholarship class.

MyJSU

A JSU student is granted access to his/her dashboard or MyJSU once he/she is accepted.

Students receive their log in information for this dashboard in their acceptance email and letter. In MyJSU students have access to many features, but some the most important functions include the following: registering for classes, paying for classes, completing any scholarship applications, completing any needed assessments prior to registration, and online classroom software.

Parent Advisory Board

An advisory organization for parents to assist the JSU Dual Enrollment Program with new initiatives as dual enrollment events.

Prerequisite

A prerequisite is something you must do before you can register for a class. This may be a Placement Exam (such as EdReady) or high school/college courses you must complete before taking the course.

Readmission Application

The free application dual enrollment seniors complete from freshman admission.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

The federal government’s regulation that tracks a college student’s college GPA as well as attempted/completed hours for financial aid eligibility. Students must meet up to 67% completion in all college classes they register for including college classes taken while in high school (dual enrollment). JSU’s Dual Enrollment Program monitors every dual enrollment student’s request to drop a course, and will alert the student, counselor, and instructor when a student drops. The DE office monitors the student’s progression to ensure the student is eligible for financial aid when he/she attends college full time as a freshman.

Scholarship Manager

The scholarship program located under a student’s MyJSU where a student can apply for the Dual Enrollment Scholarship.

Student Representative Program

A leadership organization through the dual enrollment program, which allows students in the 11th or 12th grade to assist the office with marketing, virtual/in-person events, as well as participating in leadership meetings once a month. These students must have a 3.0 GPA in all dual enrollment and high school coursework, have taken at least two dual enrollment courses, and serve for one academic year.

Applied Engineering Machining and Manufacturing Processes (AE 210)

J-STEAM Scholarship Course

An introduction to machining concepts and basic processes. Practical experiences with hand tools, jigs, drills, grinders, mills and lathes is emphasized students learn blueprint reading, measurement methods with micrometers and calipers, introductory industrial robotics, and introductory additive manufacturing. The course also incorporates field trips to local manufacturing facilities. This course is taught by a JSU professor from the Department of Applied Engineering and is considered a CTE credit on the high school transcript and will count as a fine arts elective towards an undergraduate degree

Art Appreciation (ART 202)

Exploration of art forms of the past and present for understanding of purpose, meaning, and nature of art. Awareness, appreciation, and visual enjoyment of art are stressed. This course will be taught by a JSU Art Professor online through JSU’s Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas. It is considered an elective on the high school transcript and will count as an Area II fine arts elective towards an undergraduate degree.

Creative Thinking (ART 130)

J-STEAM Scholarship Course

This course seeks to increase the participant's understanding of creativity and to improve their creative problem-solving skills through hands-on exercises and design problems. Students participate in activities designed to help develop their own creativity and discuss the creative process from various theoretical perspectives. This course is taught by a JSU Art professor and will count as a fine arts elective in high school, as well as an elective for an undergraduate degree (please speak with JSU’s Art Department about how this course may count towards an undergraduate ART degree). 

Graphic Design Technologies (ART 131)

J-STEAM Scholarship Course

Introduction to basic graphic design software skills and techniques with an emphasis on the Adobe Creative Suite, the preferred software program in the industry. This class is taught by a JSU Art professor and will count as a fine arts elective in high school, as well as an elective for an undergraduate degree (please speak with JSU’s Art Department about how this course may count towards an undergraduate ART degree). NOTE:

A student must have access to a computer that meets the minimal specifications for the software needed for this course.

Introduction to Digital Photography (ART 132)

J-STEAM Scholarship Course

Introduction to basic digital photography and image processing techniques using industry standard equipment. This class is taught by a JSU Art professor and will count as an elective in high school, as well as a fine arts elective for an undergraduate degree (please speak with JSU’s Art Department about how this course may count towards an undergraduate ART degree).

Note: A student must supply his/her own camera and software for this class.

Intro to Biology (BY 101)

Corequisite: BY 103. An introduction to the concepts of biology, including cellular structure and function, bioenergetics, patterns and mechanisms of inheritance, the processes of evolution, and ecology. For majors and non-majors. This course counts as a Science 3 and/or 4 on the high school transcript and is a general education science requirement (Area III) for most majors. This course is offered by both dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors.

Intro to Biology Lab (BY 103)

Corequisite: BY 101. One two-hour laboratory per week. This course reinforces lecture materials and must be taken concurrently with BY 101. This course counts as a Science 3 and/or 4 on the high school transcript and is a is a general education science requirement (Area III) for most majors. Please note this class is a one hour credit course that is in addition to the class; therefore, a student will pay for four hours instead of three. This course is offered by both dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors.  

Intro to Biology (BY 102)

Corequisite: BY 104. An introduction to biodiversity, from bacteria through plants and animals, with an emphasis on their structure, function, and ecological interactions. For majors and non-majors. This course counts as a Science 3 and/or 4 on the high school transcript and is a general education science requirement (Area III) for most majors. This course is offered by both dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors.

Intro to Biology Lab (BY 104)

Corequisite: BY 102. One two-hour laboratory per week. This course reinforces lecture material and must be taken concurrently with BY 102. This course counts as a Science 3 and/or 4 on the high school transcript and is a is a general education science requirement (Area III) for most majors. Please note this class is a one hour credit course that is in addition to the class; therefore, a student will pay for four hours instead of three. This course is offered by both dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors.  

Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BY 263)

Prerequisite: BY 101,103. Lecture and laboratory. The first of a two-course sequence of human anatomy and physiology, with an emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems. For students in health-related majors; no credit allowed toward Biology major or minor. This course is taught by JSU professors and counts as a Science 3 and/or 4 on the high school transcript.

Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BY 264)

Prerequisite: BY 263. Lecture and laboratory. The second of a two-course sequence of human anatomy and physiology, with an emphasis on the digestive, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems. For students in health-related majors; no credit allowed towards Biology major or minor. This course is taught by JSU professors and counts as a Science 3 and/or 4 on the high school transcript.

Fundamentals of Computing (CS 230)

J-STEAM Scholarship Course

Sets, functions, propositional logic, number systems, data representation, binary arithmetic. Problem solving tools and techniques. Control structures. Data structures. Implementation using a high-level language. This class is taught by a JSU professor from the Computer Science department. This class can be counted as a CTE credit, Math, or Science credit on the high school transcript and may count in place of the required CS 201 (Introduction to Computer Technology) for many undergraduate degrees.

Computer Programming (CS 231)

J-STEAM Scholarship Course

Prerequisites: CS 230 and overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and MS 112 or higher level mathematics or a satisfactory score on the departmental placement test. Algorithmic problem solving. Modular programming. Strings, multi-dimensional arrays, records, dynamic linked lists. Documentation. Testing and debugging. Developing robust, user-friendly programs. Integral, scheduled laboratory. This class is taught by a JSU professor from the CTE, Computer Science department. This class can be counted as a CTE credit, Math, or Science credit on the high school transcript as well as part of the undergraduate course work for a Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, degree.

Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 101)Gateway Course

Survey of the agencies and processes involved in the Criminal Justice System: the police, the prosecutor, the public defender, the courts, and corrections. This course counts as a CTE credit in high school and is the first required course for a degree at JSU in Criminal Justice or Forensic Investigation. 

Introduction to the Theatre (DR 242)

The appreciation of theatre as an expressive art form and as a business. A general survey of acting, directing, designing, playwriting, and audience participation. This course counts as an elective on the high school transcript and as a general education elective (Area II) for almost every undergraduate degree. This course is taught by a JSU professor.

Survey of Careers in Education (ED 103)

This survey course explores professional career options in education across multiple teaching fields (early childhood, elementary, middle level, secondary education, special education, health and physical education, and music education). Activities associated with best practices in planning, instruction, and assessment will be explored along with the professional ethics and expectations of a career in education. Diversity of learners and learning styles common to classrooms will be presented.  Experiential learning will include simulation activities and video case analysis of common classroom scenarios.  Career ladders for advancement in education will be presented along with criteria for specialty positions and educational leadership roles. This course is taught by a dual enrollment instructor and will count as a CTE credit on the high school transcript.

Principles of Microeconomics (EC 221)

Prerequisite: MS 100 or higher-level math course.

Microeconomic analysis, including the consumer, the firm, the market and price determination. This course counts as economics on the high school transcript and as a general elective (Area IV) for an undergraduate degree.

Principles of Macroeconomics (EC 222)

Prerequisite: MS 100 or higher level math course. A macroeconomic approach, including money and banking, national income accounting monetary and fiscal policy, and international economics. This course counts as economics on the high school transcript and as a general elective (Area IV) for an undergraduate degree.

English Composition I (EH 101)

For prerequisite information, visit www.jsu.edu/english/first-yearwriting.html. Introduction to critical reading, thinking, and writing through student interaction with textual and digital materials. Focuses on developing strong composition skills by practicing a variety of rhetorical strategies and the drafting, revising, and editing processes. Grades for EH 101: A,B,C,NC. This course is offered by both dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors. This class is counted as English 11 and/or 12 on the high school transcript and is a required general education course (Area I) for almost every undergraduate degree.

Note: Advanced Placement CLEP scores must be sent to transcripts@jsu.edu by College Board to meet the prerequisite to move to EH 102.

English Composition II (EH 102)

Prerequisite to all other English courses except EH 141. Reinforcement of the skills gained in EH 101. Focuses on academic writing, argumentation, and research. Grades for EH 102: A,B,C,NC. . This course is offered by both dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors. This class is counted as English 11 and/or 12 on the high school transcript and is a required general education course (Area I) for almost every undergraduate degree.

Oral Communications (EH 141)

Conversational English with emphasis on the process by which ideas are interchanged orally from one person to another or to a group. Consists of regular classroom presentations, formal speaking, and practice on individual problems with usage and articulation. This course is offered by both dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors. This course is counted as an elective on your high school transcript and is a required elective (Area II) for most all undergraduate degrees.

American Literature I (EH 201)

Prerequisite: EH 102. The American tradition as presented in literature. Franklin, Irving, Poe, Douglass, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman. This course is offered by both dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors. This class is counted as English 11 and/or 12 on the high school transcript and is a required general education (Area II) course for almost every undergraduate degree. 

American Literature II (EH 202)

Prerequisite: EH 102. The American tradition as presented in literature. James, Twain and twentieth-century American authors such as Ann Beattie and Alice Walker. This class is counted as English 11 and/or 12 on the high school transcript and is a required general education course (Area II) for almost every undergraduate degree. 

Beginner’s French I (FH 101)

Beginning French grammar, pronunciation, conversation, culture, and supplementary work in the laboratory. This course counts as a World Language on the high school transcript and is taught by dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college language requirements.

Beginner’s French II (FH 102)

Prerequisite: FH 101 or approval of instructor. Continuation of Beginner's French I. This course counts as a World Language on the high school transcript and is taught by dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college language requirements.

Intermediate French I (FH 201

)Prerequisite: FH 102 or approval of instructor. A review of French grammar and vocabulary, conversation, and discussion based on short literary selections. Writing short compositions, dialogs, etc. Laboratory required. This course counts as a World Language on the high school transcript and is taught by dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college language requirements.

Intermediate French II (FH 202)

Prerequisite: FH 201 or approval of instructor. Continuation of Intermediate French I. This course counts as a World Language on the high school transcript and is taught by dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college language requirements.

World Regional Geography (GY 120)

J-STEAM Scholarship Course

World Regional Geography examines the surface of the Earth through various lens of geography. It is a survey course that classifies the world into several interrelated regions for easier study. These regions are then discussed with regard to their inhabitants’ adaptations to, and influences upon, the landscape. Investigation will focus on each region’s physical environment, social and political systems, demographic trends, and land-use patterns. Learning how to use various GIS technologies is essential and will be assigned throughout the course in our examination of the world and different trends. This course counts as an elective on the high school transcript and may serve as an Area IV elective for an undergraduate degree. 

Geography Information Systems (GIS 200)

J-STEAM Scholarship Course

In this course, students will focus on beginner exercises in Geography Information System (GIS) technology. This is accomplished using a “hands-on/brain-on" methodology. The student's main objective will be to learn to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) with an understanding of some of the science behind the applications (GISc). Primary questions: 1) How do I do it, 2) Why do I do it and.. 3) How can I apply this to other disciplines, formats etc.? Students will develop a conceptual understanding of WHY to push what buttons and to apply this to answer questions using SPATIAL data considerations. This course will assist students in developing a deeper understanding of the tool (GIS) and better communication of concepts by graphically representing spatial data accurately and to enhance spatial thinking. The technology is transferable to many disciplines and the class will include lecture, discussion, and lab exercises. This course counts as a Science on the high school transcript and may serve as an Area IV elective for an undergraduate degree.  

American History I (HY 201)

The study of American history from pre-colonization through the Civil War. This course counts as U.S. History I on the high school transcript and as part of the required history sequence for most undergraduate majors. This course is offered by both dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors. This is often a dual enrollment student’s first course.

American History II (HY 202)

The study of American history from the Civil War era to the present. This course counts as U.S. History II on the high school transcript and is part of the required history sequence for most undergraduate majors. This course is offered by both dual enrollment adjunct faculty and JSU professors. This is often a dual enrollment student’s first course.

Finite Mathematics (MS 110)

Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the departmental placement test, or satisfactory performance in the appropriate developmental course, or MS 112 or higher. This course gives an overview of topics in finite mathematics with applications, including set theory, logic, proportional reasoning, statistics, and finance. Credit will not be given for both MS 110 and MS 111. This course counts as Math 4 on the high school transcript. Currently, this course is only offered by JSU professors. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college math requirements.

Precalculus Algebra (MS 112)

Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the departmental placement test, or satisfactory performance in the appropriate developmental course. First and second degree equations and inequalities; linear and quadratic functions and graphs; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; conic sections, and systems of equations. This course counts as Math 4 on the high school transcript. This course is taught by both JSU professors and dual enrollment adjunct faculty.

Note: This course requires additional software that a student is required to purchase. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college math requirements.

Precalculus Trigonometry (MS 113)

Prerequisite: MS 112 with a "C" or better or satisfaction of MCIS Department placement criteria (see the MCIS Department website). Trigonometric functions and inverses, applications, graphs, identities and equations, laws of sines and cosines, vectors and complex numbers. This course counts as Math 4 on the high school transcript. This course is taught by both JSU professors and dual enrollment adjunct faculty.

Note: This course requires additional software that a student is required to purchase. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college math requirements.

Calculus I (MS 125)

Prerequisite: MS 113 with a "C" or better or MS 115 with a "C" or better or satisfaction of MCIS Departmental placement criteria (see MCIS Department website). Introduction to analytic geometry, functions and limits, differentiation with applications, indeterminate forms, antiderivatives, definite integrals, numerical integration, calculus of transcendental functions. This course counts as a Math 4 on the high school transcript. This course is taught only by JSU professors. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college math requirements.

Statistics (MS 204)

Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the departmental placement test, or satisfactory performance in the appropriate developmental course, or MS 110 or higher. Numerical descriptive methods, axioms of probability, random variables, statistical inference, point and interval estimation of mean, and hypothesis testing. This course counts as Math 4 on the high school transcript. This course is taught by both JSU professors and dual enrollment adjunct faculty. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college math requirements.

Introduction to Music (MU 233)

Music fundamentals, literature, and appreciation. Meets Area II General Studies Requirement for majors other than music. Music majors and minors must take MU 237. This course counts as an elective on the high school transcript and as an elective requirement (Area II) for most undergraduate degrees.

Introduction to American Government (PSC 100)

Structure and organization of the American national government. Evolution of the United States Constitution and the federal system, civil rights, voting and elections, Congress, the President, and the federal courts. This course counts as U.S. Government on the high school transcript and is an elective requirement for many undergraduate degrees.

Principles of Psychology (PSY 201)

An introduction to basic methodology, principles, and terms of contemporary psychology. Stresses a scientific analysis of behavior. This course counts as an elective on the high school transcript and is an elective requirement for many undergraduate degrees.

Beginner’s Spanish I (SH 101)

Beginning Spanish grammar, with emphasis on reading, writing, speaking, and understanding the language. Use of the language laboratory required. This course counts as a World Language on the high school transcript and is taught by JSU professors. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college language requirements.

Beginner’s Spanish (SH 102)

Prerequisite: SH 101 or approval of instructor. Continuation of Beginner's Spanish I. This course counts as a World Language on the high school transcript and is taught by JSU professors. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college language requirements.

Intermediate Spanish I (SH 201)

Prerequisite: SH 102 or approval of instructor. A review of Spanish grammar, conversation, and discussion based on short literary selections. Writing short compositions, dialogs, etc. Laboratory required. This course counts as a World Language on the high school transcript and is taught by JSU professors. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college language requirements.

Intermediate Spanish II (SH 202)

Prerequisite: SH 201 or approval of instructor. Continuation of Intermediate Spanish I. This course counts as a World Language on the high school transcript and is taught by JSU professors. Students should review their future undergraduate degree for college language requirements.

College Scheduler

JSU is now using the new College Scheduler Program for registration.  Dual enrollment should continue to register by CRN. If students are interested in a class not listed on the Spring 2022 offerings, please contact the dual enrollment office for additional options.