Summer 2023 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.

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    Complete your coursework anywhere, without ever having to come to campus.
  • 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 the registrar or your admissions counselor about the classes you are interested in. They will assist you with the registration process. 


May 8 - June 20

BUS 218 Talent Development

3 Hours

Talent development is essential in the building of high-performance, sustainable organizations that meets strategic and operational goals. This course will focus on the key principles and effective methods in workplace training and development, including adult learning theory, human performance gap analysis, needs assessment, training interventions, learning technologies, along with design, development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of training.

BUS 263 Business Law I

3 Hours

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

CRJ 299 Selected Topics: Public Service Leadership

3 Hours

ECO 210 Community Economics

3 Hours

This course offers an overview of micro- and macro-economic analysis and introduces students to tools and techniques for understanding and analyzing economic behaviors in communities, business, and individuals. Students will study theories of economic development and use economic concepts to analyze community impacts. Topics addressed through applied learning will include consumers, markets, employment, fiscal and monetary policy and more.

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.

June 26 - Aug. 17

ART 140 Art and Democracy

3 Hours

This course explores the role (or, more appropriately, the roles) that art plays in democratic societies.

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 322 Human Resource Development

3 Hours

This course applies basic principles of psychology, sociology and human relations to personnel management functions, including job design, labor requirements, recruiting, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, safety and health, and labor relations. Prerequisite: BUS 220.

CRJ 250 American Legal System

3 Hours

This course examines all aspects of the judicial process, including the law, courts and policies of the American legal system. Both the criminal and civil processes will be investigated with attention focused on the major participants in the entire process. This course will also examine various current and major issues within the legal system.

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 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 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.