History channel to launch online course for college credit

Historians in the News
tags: history, OU, University of Oklahoma



The college classroom is embracing television, as A+E Network’s History cabler has partnered with the University of Oklahoma to offer the very first television network-branded online course for credit.

Enrollment for the “United States, 1865 to the Present” course will begin on Oct. 28, with the class set to be taught by OU professor and historian Steve Gillon. A collaboration between History and OU, curriculum will involve professionally produced video lectures, quizzes, discussion groups and social interactions, as well as integrated assets from the cabler.

The 16-week course will be offered during the upcoming spring semester, officially beginning Jan. 12, providing a way for college students to earn three transferable credits, or for the lifelong learner.

The course is priced at $500 for current college students seeking to meet graduation requirements and high school students looking to jump-start a college eduction, and at $250, for lifelong learners.

Upon passing, students will receive three college credits and a badge of completion...




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