Archive: Saylor Academy Majors (deprecated)

Overview

Our complete set of courses was originally arranged into majors and minors similar to what a student would find at a four-year undergraduate program. The programs below are not currently supported and are presented for student reference only.

Please note that these majors and minors include currently unsupported legacy courses for which certificates are no longer available (what is a legacy course?as well as currently-supported courses.

All supported, active courses are here: https://learn.saylor.org
All unsupported, inactive courses are here: https://legacy.saylor.org


University

Professional Development

Secondary (6-12)

University

Art History

Courses

Core Program

ARTH101: Art Appreciation and Techniques
ARTH110: Introduction to Western Art History: Pre-historic to High Gothic
ARTH111: Introduction to Western Art History: Proto-Renaissance to Contemporary Art
ARTH301: Art Historical Methodologies

Elective Courses

ARTH201: Art of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East
ARTH202: Art of Ancient Greece and Rome
ARTH206: The Italian Proto-Renaissance To Mannerism
ARTH207: Baroque Art to Neoclassicism
ARTH208: Modern Art
ARTH209: 20th Century Art
ARTH210: American Art
ARTH303: Art of the Islamic World
ARTH304: African Art
ARTH305: Arts of Asia
ARTH307: Arts of Latin America
ARTH401: Early Christian and Byzantine Art
ARTH406: Buddhist Art
ARTH408: Contemporary Art
ARTH409: Roman Architecture


Biology

To complete the knowledge equivalent of a Biology major, you should complete the core program (10 courses) as well as 6 electives of your choice (6 courses) for a total of 16 courses.

Courses

Core Program

BIO101B: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIO101L: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
BIO102: Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Ecology
BIO102L: Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Ecology Lab
MA101-EXC: Single-Variable Calculus I
MA121: Introduction to Statistics
CHEM101: General Chemistry I
CHEM102: General Chemistry II
CHEM103: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM104: Organic Chemistry II
PHYS101: Introduction to Mechanics
PHYS102: Introduction to Electromagnetism

Elective Courses

BIO301: Cell Biology
BIO302: Human Anatomy
BIO302L: Human Anatomy Lab
BIO303: Neurobiology
BIO304: Human Physiology
BIO304L: Human Physiology Lab
BIO305: Genetics
BIO306: Botany
BIO307: Microbiology
BIO308: Marine Biology
BIO309: Zoology
BIO310: Developmental Biology
BIO311: Molecular Biology
BIO312: Evolutionary Biology
BIO313: Population Ecology
BIO401: Biochemistry
BIO402: Pathobiology
BIO403: Biotechnology
BIO404: Cancer Biology
BIO405: Computational Biology
BIO406: Microscopic Anatomy
BIO407: Immunology


Business Administration

To complete the knowledge equivalent of this major, you should complete the core program (12 courses), as well as BUS501 and 5 electives of your choice (6 courses) for a total of 18 courses.

Courses

Core Program

BUS101: Introduction to Business
BUS103: Introduction to Financial Accounting
BUS105: Managerial Accounting
ECON101-CLEP: Principles of Microeconomics
ECON102-EXC: Principles of Macroeconomics
BUS202: Principles of Finance
BUS203: Principles of Marketing
BUS204: Business Statistics
BUS205: Business Law and Ethics
BUS206: Management Information Systems
BUS208: Principles of Management
BUS209: Organizational Behavior
BUS210: Corporate Communication

Elective Courses

BUS300: Operations Management
BUS301: Human Resource Management
BUS303: Strategic Information Technology
BUS305: Small Business Management
BUS306: Advertising and Promotion
BUS401: Management Leadership
BUS402: Project Management
BUS403: Negotiations and Conflict Management
BUS404: Risk Management
BUS501: Strategic Management


Chemistry

To complete the knowledge equivalent for this major, you should complete a series of pre-requisites (4 courses), the core program (9 courses) as well as 5 electives of your choice (5 courses) for a total of 18 courses.

Courses

Prerequisites

PHYS101: Introduction to Mechanics
PHYS102: Introduction to Electromagnetism
MA101-EXC: Single-Variable Calculus I
MA102: Single-Variable Calculus II

Core Program

CHEM101: General Chemistry I
CHEM102: General Chemistry II
CHEM103: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM104: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM105: Physical Chemistry I
CHEM106: Physical Chemistry II
CHEM107: Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM108: Analytical Chemistry
BIO401: Biochemistry

Elective Courses

CHEM201: Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM202: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM203: Bioinorganic Chemistry
CHEM204: Bioorganic Chemistry
CHEM205: Spectroscopy


Communication

Courses

Core Program: Communication Studies

COMM001: Principles Of Human Communication
COMM101: Public Speaking
COMM311: Intercultural Communication
BUS209: Organizational Behavior
BUS210: Corporate Communication

Core Program: Mass Communication

COMM002: Media and Society
COMM103: Introduction to Mass Media
COMM311: Intercultural Communication
BUS203: Principles of Marketing
COMM411: Public Relations


Computer Science

To complete the knowledge equivalent for this major, you should complete the core program (13 courses), the math series (4 courses), and 4 electives (4 courses) for a total of 21 courses.

Courses

Core Program

CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I
CS102: Introduction to Computer Science II
CS107: C++ Programming
CS201: Elementary Data Structures
CS202: Discrete Structures
CS301: Computer Architecture
CS302: Software Engineering
CS303: Algorithms
CS401: Operating Systems
CS402: Computer Communications and Networks
CS403: Introduction to Modern Database Systems
CS404: Programming Languages
CS405: Artificial Intelligence

Required Mathematics

MA101-EXC: Single-Variable Calculus I
MA102: Single-Variable Calculus II
MA211: Linear Algebra
MA121: Introduction to Statistics

Elective Courses

CS304: Compilers
CS305: Web Development
CS406: Information Security
CS407: Network Applications Development
CS408: Advanced Artificial Intelligence
CS409: Cryptography
CS410: Advanced Databases
CS412: Mobile Applications Development


Economics

Courses

Core Program

ECON101-CLEP: Principles of Microeconomics
ECON102-EXC: Principles of Macroeconomics
MA101-EXC: Single-Variable Calculus I
MA121: Introduction to Statistics
ECON200: Math for Economists
ECON201: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON202: Intermediate Macroeconomics

Elective Courses

ECON301: History of Economic Ideas
ECON302: Money, Banking, And Financial Markets
ECON303: Labor Economics
ECON304: Economic Development
ECON305: Public Finance
ECON306: Industrial Organization
ECON307: International Trade


English Literature

To complete the knowledge equivalent for this major, you should complete the core program (6 courses) as well as 4 electives of your choice (4 courses) for a total of 10 courses.

Courses

Foundational English/Writing

ENGL000: Pre-College English
ENGL001: English Composition I
ENGL002: English Composition II

Core Program

ENGL101: Introduction to Literary Studies
ENGL201: Medieval English Literature and Culture
ENGL202: Cultural and Literary Expression in the English Renaissance
ENGL203: Cultural and Literary Expression in the 18th and 19th Centuries
ENGL204: Cultural and Literary Expression in Modernity
ENGL301: Introduction to Literary Theory

Elective Courses

ENGL401: Shakespeare
ENGL402: The Poetry of John Milton
ENGL403: The Gothic Novel
ENGL404: English Romantic Poetry
ENGL405: The American Renaissance
ENGL406: James Joyce
ENGL407: Medieval Women Writers
ENGL408: Modern Poetry and Poetics
ENGL409: Dante
ENGL410: The Victorian Novel
ENGL411: African-American Literature
ENGL412: Restoration & Eighteenth-century Drama


History

To complete the knowledge equivalent of a history major, you should complete the core program (4 courses), 6 geographical concentration courses (6 courses), and 3 300-level electives of your choice (3 courses) for a total of 13 courses.

Courses

Core Program

HIST101: Ancient Civilizations of the World
HIST102: Early Globalizations: East Meets West (1200s-1600s)
HIST103: World History in the Early Modern and Modern Eras (1600-Present)
HIST104: Historical Methodology: The Art and Craft of the Historian

Geographical Concentrations

HIST201: History of Europe, 1000 to 1800
HIST202: History of Europe, 1800 to the Present
HIST211: Introduction to United States History: Colonial Period to Reconstruction
HIST212: Introduction to United States History: Reconstruction to the Present
HIST221: Colonial Latin and South America
HIST222: Modern Latin America
HIST231: Empire and States in the Middle East and Southwest Asia
HIST232: Modern Middle East and Southwest Asia
HIST241: Pre-Modern Northeast Asia
HIST242: Modern Northeast Asia
HIST251: History of Africa to 1890
HIST252: Modern Africa

Elective Courses

HIST301: Greece, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire
HIST302: Medieval Europe
HIST303: The Age of Revolutions in the Atlantic World, 1776–1848
HIST311: The Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1500-1900
HIST312: Capitalism and Democracy in America
HIST313: War and American Society
HIST321: Comparative New Worlds, 1400-1750
HIST341: The Silk Road and Central Eurasia
HIST351: Islam, The Middle East, and The West
HIST362: Modern Revolutions
HIST363: Global Perspectives on Industrialization
HIST364: Environmental History
HIST365/STS203: History of Technology


Mathematics

To complete the knowledge equivalent of a mathematics major, you must complete all of the core program except for MA111, which is optional (8 courses) as well as 7 electives of your choosing (7 courses — 5 of which must be “Advanced Mathematics”) for a total of 15 courses.

Courses

Foundational Material

MA001: Beginning Algebra
MA002: Precalculus I
MA003: Precalculus II
MA004: Intermediate Algebra
MA005: Calculus 1

Core Program

MA101-EXC: Single-Variable Calculus I
MA102: Single-Variable Calculus II
MA103: Multivariable Calculus
MA111: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
MA211: Linear Algebra
MA221: Differential Equations
MA231: Abstract Algebra I
MA241: Real Analysis I
CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I

Advanced Mathematics

MA212: Linear Algebra II
MA213: Numerical Analysis
MA222: Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
MA232: Abstract Algebra II
MA233: Elementary Number Theory
MA242: Real Analysis II
MA243: Complex Analysis
MA252: Introduction to Probability Theory

Elective Courses

MA121: Introduction to Statistics
MA201: Mathematical Logic and Theory of Computation
MA251: Statistics II
MA303/CS102: Introduction to Computer Science II
MA304: Topics in Applied Mathematics


Mechanical Engineering

In order complete the knowledge equivalent of a mechanical engineering major, you should complete all 24 of the courses below.

Courses

Core Program

ME101: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
ME102: Mechanics I
ME103: Thermodynamics
ME104: Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
ME201: Fluid Mechanics
ME202: Mechanics II – Dynamics
ME203: Materials and Materials Processing
ME204: Heat Transfer
ME205: Numerical Methods for Engineers
ME301: Measurement & Experimentation Laboratory
ME302: Mechatronics
ME303: Thermal-Fluid Systems
ME304: Engineering Communication
ME401: Dynamic Systems & Controls
ME402: Design Decisions in Engineering
ME403: Student Design Project

Required Mathematics

MA101: Single-Variable Calculus I or MA101-EXC: Single-Variable Calculus I
MA102: Single-Variable Calculus II
MA221: Differential Equations
MA103: Multivariable Calculus

Required Science

CHEM101: General Chemistry I
PHYS101: Introduction to Mechanics
PHYS102: Introduction to Electromagnetism


Philosophy

Courses

Overview of Philosophy

PHIL101: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL102: Logic and Critical Thinking
PHIL103: Moral and Political Philosophy

Metaphysics and Epistemology

PHIL201: The Philosophy of Death
PHIL202: Philosophy of Science

The History of Philosophy

PHIL304: Existentialism


Political Science

In order to complete the knowledge equivalent of a political science major, you should complete the core program (7 courses), the five courses that comprise your subfield (5 courses), and 3 electives from a subfield of your choice for a total of 15 courses.

Courses

Core Program

POLSC101: Introduction to Politics
POLSC201: Introduction to Western Political Thought
POLSC211: Introduction to International Relations
POLSC221: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLSC232: American Government
POLSC241: Introduction to Public Administration
POLSC251: Research Methods in Political Science

Political Theory Subfield

POLSC301: American Political Thought
POLSC302: Contemporary Political Thought
POLSC303: Feminist Politics
POLSC313: US Intelligence and National Security
POLSC401: Ethics and Public Policy
POLSC402: Global Justice

International Relations Subfield

POLSC311: United States Foreign Policy
POLSC312: International Organizations
POLSC411: International Political Economy
POLSC412: International Law

Comparative Politics Subfield

POLSC321: Mideast Politics
POLSC322: Asia-Pacific Politics
POLSC323: European Politics
POLSC324: Latin American/Caribbean Politics
POLSC325: African Politics

American Politics Subfield

POLSC301: American Political Thought
POLSC331: Congressional Politics
POLSC332: The Presidency and the Executive Branch
POLSC333: Campaigns and Elections
POLSC431: Public Policy Process
POLSC432: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights


Psychology

In order to complete the knowledge equivalent of a psychology major, you should complete the core program (8 courses) and 6 electives of your choice (6 courses total — at least 2 at the 300 level and at least 2 at the 400 level) for a total of 14 courses.

Courses

Core Program

PSYCH101-EXC: Introduction to Psychology
MA121: Introduction to Statistics
PSYCh202A: Research Methods
PSYCh202B: Research Methods Lab
BIO101B: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIO102: Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Ecology
PSYCh205: Clinical Psychology
PSYCh206: Cognitive Psychology

Elective Courses

PSYCh301: Social Psychology
PSYCh302A: Lifespan Development
PSYCh303: Educational Psychology
PSYCh304: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSYCh305: The Psychology of Learning and Behavior
PSYCh306: Sensation and Perception
PSYCH401: Abnormal Behavior
PSYCH402: Neuropsychology
PSYCH403: Cultural Psychology
PSYCH404: Psychotherapy
PSYCH406: Gender and Sexuality


Real World Math

Courses

RWM101: Foundations of Real World Math
RWM102: Algebra
RWM103: Geometry


Electives

Courses

Try College 101
ASTR101: Introduction to Astronomy
ENVS203: Environmental Ethics, Justice, and World Views
ENVS504: Society, Economy, and the Environment
GEOG101: World Regional Geography
MUS101: Introduction to Music
PHYS101: Introduction to Mechanics
PHYS102: Introduction to Electromagnetism
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology
SSE101: Survey of Systems Engineering – Part 1
STS101: Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society
STS203: History of Technology


Professional Development

Workplace Skills

Courses

PRDV001: Computer Skills And Literacy
PRDV002: Professional Writing
PRDV003: Word Processing Using Microsoft Word
PRDV004: Spreadsheets
PRDV005: Time and Stress Management


Customer Service Certification Program

Courses

PRDV001: Computer Skills And Literacy
PRDV003: Word Processing Using Microsoft Word
PRDV004: Spreadsheets
CUST104: Business Communications
CUST105: Customer Service


Job Search Skills

Courses

PRDV101: Job Search Skills
PRDV102: Resume Writing
PRDV103: Interviewing Skills
PRDV104: Professional Etiquette


Career Advancement

Courses

PRDV201: Accounting Principles I
PRDV203: Introduction to Management
PRDV204: Payroll Applications
PRDV205: Business Law and Legal Procedures
PRDV208: Information Management and Processing
PRDV251: HTML and CSS for Beginners
PRDV252: Intermediate Excel
PRDV301: Introduction to Paralegal Studies
PRDV401: Introduction to Human Resources Management
PRSM107: Crisis Communication
SALES101: Marketing Fundamentals
SALES103: Public Speaking for Sales


Secondary (6-12)

English Language Arts

Courses

K12ELA006: English Language Arts 6
K12ELA007: English Language Arts 7
K12ELA008: English Language Arts 8
K12ELA010: English Language Arts 10
K12ELA011: English Language Arts 11


Math

Courses

K12MATH006: Math Grade 6
K12MATH007: Math Grade 7
K12MATH008: Math Grade 8
K12MATH009: Algebra I
K12MATH010: Geometry
K12MATH011: Algebra II
K12MATH012: Precalculus I
K12MATH013: Calculus AB
K12MATH014: Advanced Statistics


6-12 Electives

Courses

Common Core 101
TPREP101: SAT Prep

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