Science and math courses were once again popular with our students this year, along with English Comp and Psychology! Below are the overall top 10 classes for 2021 based on what our students have taken, plus honorable mentions in popular categories from lab sciences to humanities.
Get a working knowledge of college-level algebra and its applications. Learn about linear and quadratic equations, word problems, polynomials, and rational and radical equations. A common requirement for nearly all bachelor degrees, many students appreciated the free tutoring included with this course.
Study the functions and structure of the human body. This course covers anatomical terminology, the organization of the body and the relationship of chemistry to anatomy and physiology. Our students appreciate the self-paced aspect of this common prerequisite for degrees in healthcare.
Newly redesigned – see what the buzz is all about! Provides an easy to follow and immersive approach to various writing genres. Students write a selection of essays including a research paper. Feedback on writing is provided by course evaluators prior to assignment submissions so students can feel confident in their work before any assessments.
Learn about the world of pathogenic microorganisms by studying their role in human disease and immunology. This course is another common requirement of students pursuing health science degrees, including nursing.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the major parts of the body and how they work independently as well as together. You will study the cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, immunity responses and the three lines of defense the body has against pathogens. Popular with students considering entering careers in healthcare.
Learn about the types of nutrients, how your body uses nutrients, how nutrition affects your health, and how nutrient needs change at different stages in life. This popular course also explores how psychology, society, and your own values and beliefs affect what and how you eat.
Complete at home laboratory experiments, track and record results in lab reports, and complete lab-based assessments in order to meet A&P lab requirements. This lab-only course is designed as a standalone addition to StraighterLine's A&P I course.
Provides a general survey of psychology, including the relationship between biology and behavior, such as how stress impacts personal health. This course has also been reviewed and authorized by The College Board as an AP Program course (AP Psychology).
Learn the basic concepts of probability and statistics while focusing on applications of statistical knowledge. Gain an understanding of how statistics and probability work together. This course is popular across all college majors.
Complete at home laboratory experiments, track and record results in lab reports, and complete lab-based assessments in order to meet Microbiology lab requirements. Designed as a standalone addition to StraighterLine’s Microbiology course.
Honorable Mention Courses
Study an overview of sociology and its applications in everyday life. An affordable way to fulfill one of the most common general education humanities requirements.
Explore the nature of matter: its components, stoichiometry, and intermolecular force and phase changes. You’ll also analyze the properties of liquids, solids, and gasses. This course is a common requirement for healthcare science majors, including nursing.
Complete at home laboratory experiments, track and record results in lab reports, and complete lab-based assessments in order to meet A&P II lab requirements. This lab-only course is designed as a standalone addition to StraighterLine's A&P II course.
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