Summer 2020 Courses

Summer school never felt so right.

We’re making it easy for you to get ahead this summer by offering some of our most popular courses at a discounted rate.

  • 100% online

    Complete your coursework anywhere, without ever having to come to campus.
  • 8-week courses

    Two sessions are offered this summer, starting May 4 and June 29.
  • Discounted rate

    The cost per credit hour is $350. Financial aid is available

    If you plan to take six or more credits, you may be eligible for federal financial. To check if you qualify, please contact Kristy Ehlebracht, financial aid counselor, at

Interested in registering?

Visit with your admissions counselor about the classes you are interested in.  They will assist you with the registration process.



BIO 344 Immunology (Summer)

3 Hours

An introduction into the chemical, genetic,and biological properties of immune responses, acquired immunity and the production of antibodies.

BUS 141 Financial Literacy

3 Hours

This course introduces students to basic financial literacy and practices. Students explore topics such as financial goal setting, money management, insurance principles and consumer awareness through projects and exercises that challenge them to apply key financial concepts to real life situations. Students will use mathematical operations, Microsoft Excel, and other skills to solve problems involving interest, investment and sound financial planning. Students will use key economic concepts to interpret economic news and events.

BUS 263 Business Law I

3 Hours

Students will discuss the general principles of contracts, torts and property as applied to business relationships. Prerequisites: BUS 101 and sophomore status.

BUS 373 Integrated Marketing Communications

3 Hours

Students will study principles and practices of advertising, with emphasis on applications to small business. Prerequisite: BUS 371 or consent of instructor.

BUS 484 Business Analysis and Strategy

3 Hours

This is the senior capstone course for majors in business. The three main components of the course include (1) in-class instruction covering the primary topics of formulating corporate strategy; building corporate vision, mission and performance objectives; and, analyzing a corporation’s internal and external environments; (2) a business simulation which challenges students to run an international business enterprise in competition with peers from all over the world; (3) and preparation and delivery of the culminating capstone presentation that will be delivered to a campus wide audience, discussing the results of the student’s simulation experience. Prerequisites: Senior status, all business core courses, or consent of instructor.

CHM 164 University Chemistry

3 Hours

A one-semester course covering the core concepts of general chemistry, maintaining the depth and relevance of a two semester sequence. Topics covered include: bonding, equilibrium, stoichiometry, chemical kinetics, and oxidation-reduction. Prerquisite: MTH 120 or equivalent is recommended.

CHM 166 University Chemistry Lab

1 Hours

An introduction to experimental chemical methods of synthesis and characterization by quantitative and qualitative procedures. Experiments will relate to topics covered in CHM 164. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHM 164.

CHM 174 Organic and Biochemistry (Summer)

3 Hours

This course is a study of the fundamentals of organic chemistry (nomenclature, functional groups, reactions) with an emphasis on compounds of biological interest (amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, nucleic acids and the metabolic cycles). Three lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 164. Corequisite: CHM174L

CHM 174 ALB Organic and Biochemistry Lab (Summer)

1 Hours

This course is an introduction to experimental chemical methods of synthesis and characterization by quantitative and qualitative procedures. Experiments will relate to topics covered in CHM 174. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 174.

COM 210 Interpersonal Communication

3 Hours

Students study the theories of one-on-one communication and develop practical skills. Areas of study include perception, individual identity, relationship dynamics, family dyamics and diversity. The goal of the course is to make students better communicators in a setting that does not focus on public speaking.

CRJ 225 Policing in America

3 Hours

This course considers the special problems and procedures encountered by law enforcement in less populated areas. It will examine staffing, geographical area, need for expertise and sociological and psychological features unique to small departments.

ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Hours

This course introduces students to analysis of the macro-economy. It includes study of aggregate supply and demand model, Keynesian multiplier model, banking and monetary policy and applications to current macroeconomic problems.

EDU 335 American Indian Education

3 Hours

This course is designed for prospective and experienced teachers. Candidates will learn about the rich American Indian culture in South Dakota and its impact on the education of American Indian students. The study includes an examination of skills necessary for the effective teaching of American Indian children. The course is designed to meet the South Dakota certification requirement in American Indian studies and is required of all teacher education candidates. Out-of-town travel and additional related expenses are required for this class. Prerequisite: EDU 201. Non-education majors must have consent of the instructor.

ENG 141 Cultural Perspectives in American Literature

3 Hours

Through an examination of American Literature, this course analyzes the cultural social, and economic experiences of various racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Students engage with multiple narratives of racial and ethnic relations and experiences in order to arrive at a better understanding of these relationships, both in the United States’ past and in the present historical moment. This course is a breadth of knowledge course as designated by Dakota Wesleyan’s general education program. Breadth of knowledge courses expose students to knowledge and concepts that DWU believes all its graduates should possess.

ENG 215 Business and Technical Writing

3 Hours

Students will be introduced to professional expectations for written communication in the workplace and on the Web. Students will develop an understanding of purpose and audience while writing and revising a variety of goal-oriented projects. In preparation for a research project, students will develop a variety of texts, including memos, letters, analytical reports, presentation and proposals. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 111.

MTH 200 Statistical Methods I

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to descriptive statistics, including graphs, sampling distributions, measures of central tendency, probability theory, hypothesis testing through nonparametric tests, confidence intervals, correlation and regression. Statistical applications, hypothesis testing and the use of statistical software for graphing are emphasized. Prerequisite: MTH 125 or consent of instructor.

PSY 131 General Psychology

3 Hours

This overview of the discipline explores human and animal behavior and consciousness. The diversity within the discipline is reflected in the range of subjects presented, including motivation, emotion, perception, sensation, learning, intelligence and personality.

PSY 237 Developmental Psychology

3 Hours

This course is a sequential study of the individual from conception to death. Students will study research regarding human physical, cognitive and social-emotional development, along with implications for parents, teachers and counselors.

REL 121 Introduction to the Bible

3 Hours

This course is an introductory user’s guide to the Bible, including basic selected content, historical background of people and writing, theories of interpretation, introduction to resources and application to current issues. General Education: Personal Growth and Maturity.

REL 141 Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

3 Hours

This course is cross listed as PHL 141. Students may use either designation. This course introduces students to seminal concepts in religion, philosophy and ethics. Concepts explored include transferable wisdom from world religions, principles of logical thinking, lessons from philosophy and ethical decision-making. Cross-listed as PHL141 This course is a breadth of knowledge course as designated by Dakota Wesleyan’s general education program. Breadth of knowledge courses expose students to knowledge and concepts that Dakota Wesleyan University believes all its graduates should possess.