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:

  • Spring Enrollment Dates: January 7 - May 3, 2019
  • Summer Enrollment Dates: May 13 - August 2, 2019
  • Fall Enrollment Dates: August 26th - December 13th, 2019

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Courses Currently Available – Listed by Subject Area

Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences

ASLS 555-935 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Communication (3)

Instructor: Donald Finan
Location: Online

Recommended Prerequisites: ASLS 267 & ASLS 370

Food, Nutrition & Dietetics

FND 210-932 Medical Terminology (2)

Instructor: Jamie Erskine, PhD

Location: Online

FND 250-933 Principles of Nutrition (3)

Instructor: Judy Stauter, MS, RD

Location: Online
This is an LAC / gtP course.

FND 252-932 Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3)

Instructor: Judy Stauter, MS, RD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 245, FND 250, or FND 357

FND 335-930 Breastfeeding: Benefits, Support & Promotion (2)

Instructor: Alena Clark, PhD, RD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 245, FND 250, or FND 357

FND 370-933 Nutrition Education and Application Strategies (3)

Instructor: Constance Francis, PhD, RD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 252

FND 420-930 Maternal and Child Nutrition (3)

Instructor: Alena Clark, PhD, RD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 252

FND 452-931 Community Nutrition (3)

Instructor: Nicole Withrow, PhD, RD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 252

FND 455-932 Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance (3)

Instructor: Katie Kage
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 245, FND 250, or FND 357

FND 520-930 Maternal and Child Nutrition (3)

Instructor: Alena Clark, PhD, RD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: Instructor consent

FND 555-931 Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance (3)

Instructor: Katie Kage
Location: Online

Prerequisites: FND 245, FND 250, or FND 357

Mathematics

MATH 464-931 Introduction to the History of Mathematics (3)

Instructor: William Blubaugh, PhD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: Math 221, 228, 341

Nursing

NURS 320-933 Basic EKG Interpretation (2)

Instructor: Barbara Garrity, MSN, RN
Location: Online

Prerequisites: A previous anatomy and physiology course

NURS 326-935 Pathophysiology (3)

Instructor: Sandy Baird, PhD
Location: Online

Prerequisites: A previous anatomy and physiology course

Science

SCI 291-931 Scientific Writing (3)

Instructor: Cynthia Galovich
Location: Online

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

Spanish

Spanish Language – Non-Credit Courses for Professionals

Location: Online

Learn conversational Spanish for a variety of specific professional uses.