Courses Offered Online - Spring

Please Note: Courses descriptions for Spring 2019; for earlier terms, please contact enrollment services for the appropriate class schedule.

Oakton offers a variety of online courses (see list below); however, the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee,* and textbook required.

*Fees vary per course.

CAD Computer-Aided Design
Computer Apps for Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Elder Care Support
Geographic Information Systems
Global Business Studies
Health Information Technology
Law Enforcement
Physical Education
Physical Therapist Assistant

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Academic Advising for additional information, or read about the IAI at

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PSY101 - Introduction to Psychology
Course introduces study of human behavior. Content includes survey of all elements of this behavioral science. Focus is on learning, motivation, emotion, perception, intelligence, human development, mental processes, and contemporary research. IAI S6 900
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S6 900

PSY120 - Human Development
Course introduces study of human development. Content includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth from conception to death. Focus is on normal developmental stages and patterns of adjustment to differing life-time demands. Theories and principles of human development examined in light of contemporary research. Credit may not be earned in both PSY 211 and PSY 120. IAI S6 902
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S6 902

PSY201 - Educational Psychology
Course focuses on application of psychological principles to educational practice. Content includes cognitive and psychological development, human learning, and motivation, with emphasis on application for learner-centered instruction, assessment, and diversity. Twelve hours in local, K-12 school settings are required. Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 201 and EDN 201. Prerequisite: None PSY101 recommended.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

PSY204 - Adolescent Psychology
Course presents biological, cognitive, and social development of adolescents in contemporary society. Focus is on healthy adjustment to social environments of home and school, self-identity study, adjustment, intimacy, sexuality and research methodology. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

PSY205 - Adult Psychology
Course focus is on changes that occur in adults from young adulthood through old age in the following areas: biological development, sensation and perception, learning and memory, intelligence, creativity, and wisdom. Content includes mental health, personality, motivation, research methodology social factors such as inter- and intra-generational relationships, work, leisure, and community involvement. Prerequisite: PSY 101. IAI S6 905
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S6 905

PSY211 - Child Psychology
Course examines development of child from birth through adolescence. Content includes physical, cognitive, language, emotional, social and psychological development in family, peer group, and educational settings also research methods and biological foundations from conception to birth. Focus is on child rearing theories and techniques that appear beneficial to adjustment. Credit may not be earned in both PSY 120 and PSY 211. Prerequisite: PSY 101. IAI S6 903
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S6 903

PSY221 - Psychology in Business and Industry
Course offers systematic study of industrial psychology. Content includes application of psychological methods/principles, integration of theory and empirical research in business and industry related to managing and working in diverse organizational environments. Focus is on practices in personnel selection, placement, training, performance appraisal job analysis, design, satisfaction, and motivation labor relations, leadership, decision making, and organization development research methodology. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

PSY238 - Substance Abuse
Course examines historical, societal, psychological, behavioral and familial perspectives of substance abuse. Content includes current theories on current chemical use the etiology and assessment of dependence characteristic addicted behavior impact of alcoholism and drug addiction on family and society involvement with special populations historical and current treatment and the recovery process practical knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations and code of ethics. Recommended: PSY 101.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

PSY240 - Introduction to Social Research
Course introduces basics of research in social sciences. Content includes research design, methodology, simple statistical analysis of data and interpretation of empirical social data. Students design, conduct, and interpret short survey. Prerequisite: Introductory course in any of the social sciences.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

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