Independent Study Online Courses

UNC Independent Study courses are self-paced courses that you can complete fully online. You will have one year to complete your course.

Today's Independent Study courses take advantage of new technologies available in our online learning system. We are privileged to have students enrolled from around the world. We are confident that you will find your independent study course to be a challenging and rewarding experience.

A Note About Your "Term of Registration"

Though you will have a full calendar year to complete the courses below, you will technically register for the course as part of a single academic term (Fall, Spring or Summer). Therefore, the following dates determine the term of registration (and billing dates) for your course:

  • Summer Enrollment Dates: May 18 - August 7, 2020
  • Fall Enrollment Dates: August 24th - December 11th, 2020
  • Spring Enrollment Dates: January 11 - May 7, 2021

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Courses Currently Available – Listed by Subject Area

Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences

ASLS 555 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Communication (3)

Instructor: Donald Finan
Location: Online

Recommended Prerequisites: ASLS 267 & ASLS 370

Food, Nutrition & Dietetics

FND 210 Medical Terminology (2)

Instructor: Jamie Erskine, PhD

Location: Online

FND 250 Principles of Nutrition (3)

Instructor: Jeff Gilis, MFN, RDN, NCSF-CPT

Location: Online
This is an LAC / gtP course.

FND 252 Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3)

Instructor: Catherine Gerweck, DMD, MS, RDN
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 245, FND 250, or FND 357

FND 335 Breastfeeding: Benefits, Support & Promotion (2)

Instructor: Alena Clark, PhD, RD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 245, FND 250, or FND 357

FND 370 Nutrition Education and Application Strategies (3)

Instructor: Constance Francis, PhD, RD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 252

FND 420 Maternal and Child Nutrition (3)

Instructor: Alena Clark, PhD, RD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 252

FND 452 Community Nutrition (3)

Instructor: Nicole Withrow, PhD, RD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 252

FND 455 Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance (3)

Instructor: Katie Kage
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 245, FND 250, or FND 357

FND 520 Maternal and Child Nutrition (3)

Instructor: Alena Clark, PhD, RD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: Instructor consent

FND 555 Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance (3)

Instructor: Katie Kage
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 245, FND 250, or FND 357

Mathematics

MATH 464 Introduction to the History of Mathematics (3)

Instructor: William Blubaugh, PhD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: Math 221, 228, 341

Nursing

NURS 320 Basic EKG Interpretation (2)

Instructor: Courtney Gryskiewicz, MSN, RN, CNL
Location: Online

Prerequisites: A previous anatomy and physiology course

NURS 326 Pathophysiology (3)

Instructor: Nancy White & Jan Martin
Location: Online

Prerequisites: A previous anatomy and physiology course

Science

SCI 291 Scientific Writing (3)

Instructor: Byron Straw
Location: Online

Prerequisites: ENG 122
This is an LAC / gtP course.