The video instructional program offers an alternative
for the student who is far from campus, whose physical disability, work
schedule, or other responsibilities make it difficult for him/her to attend
traditional classes. Video lessons for various courses are available for
viewing on cable television stations as well as in UM-St. Louis libraries.
St. Louis Area Cable Stations
Continental Cable, and United Video in St. Louis County; AT&T
Cable in the city will air courses over the Higher Education Channel (HEC).
(Charter, Continental, United Video & AT&T Cable).
The following courses from the UM-St. Louis curriculum are offered:
1019(019) Archaeology [SS]
This telecourse uses dramatic onsite filming to enable students to
explore how archaeologists reconstruct ancient societies and explain how
they evolved. Students will understand how archaeology and anthropology
interact, with emphasis on how people have behaved in the past.
1025(025) World Cultures [CD, SS, V]
This telecourse is an ethnographic survey of the major culture areas of
the world. It is an introductory cultural anthropology course that studies
the structure and process of culture.
2124(124) Cultures of Africa [CD]
This telecourse offers a basic ethnographic survey of African cultures,
with attention to social groupings, tribalism, religion, language, social
change, the ecological relationship between humans and nature.
4350(350) Special Studies
This telecourse offers a glimpse into the science of anthropology through
a variety of approaches, theories, controversies, and solutions encountered
in the field. Students will gain insight into the practices of foreign
cultures and the beliefs of their own culture in addition to the importance
of diversity of human behavior.
1012(001) General Biology (For Non-Science Majors)
This telecourse provides a firm foundation in the fundamental principles
1070(070) Introduction to Cinema
This telecourse examines the history, rhetoric, and aesthetics of film.
The content is designed to bring Hollywood filmmaking into clear focus
as an art form, as an economic force, and as a system of representation
and communication. Film theory and criticism will be studied, as well
as major genres, authors, and artists. Introduction to Cinema explores
how Hollywood films work technically, artistically, and culturally. The
course also probes the deeper meaning of American movies--the hidden messages
of genres, the social and psychological effects of Hollywood film style,
and the mutual influence of society and popular culture on filmmaking.
2232(232) Effective Communication in the Organization: Tool
for Leadership (3)
Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Telecourse designed
to equip students with communication skills applicable to the organizational
context. The course will present effective strategies for the articulation
of ideas, with particular emphasis on the development of leadership skills.
308 Foundations of Adult Basic Education (3)
This telecourse discusses the various characteristics of the adult learner,
including needs, interests, physiological factors, interpersonal relations,
and communications. The video demonstrations present teaching practices
in adult basic education. This course focuses on the need of corporate
and industry trainers as well as ABE and GED teachers.
You will work with topics in teaching basic reading:
word recognition, comprehension, writing for the student=s needs, basic
and intermediate mathematical skills, selection and use of materials,
learning contracts, learning styles, and other methods to individualize
instruction, as well as student recruitment and retention and corporate
classroom management. This is an important class offered at a time when
there are more adult students than teachers.
1031(031) Topics in European Civilization: Emergence
of Western Europe to 1715 [SS]
This telecourse offers lectures and discussions on the development of
Western European society and tradition from approximately 800 to 1715.
1032(032) Topics in European Civilization:1715 to
the Present [SS]
This telecourse offers lectures and discussions on the development of
Western European society and tradition from 1715 to the present.
History 1031(31) or History 1032(32) may be taken separately.
2300(150) The People's Century, Part I
This telecourse provides unique insight into the turbulent events of the
last 100 years by combining rare archival film footage with the testimony
of ordinary people who lived through the century’s sweeping changes and
who recount their firsthand experiences.
1003(003) General Psychology [SS]
This telecourse is an introductory college level course that covers the
fundamental principles and major concepts of psychology. The content is
designed to provide a broad introductory survey of the general principles
of human behavior.
2245(245) Abnormal Psychology
Prerequisite: Psych 1003(03), General Psychology. This telecourse
introduces the major theoretical models for explaining and treating disorders
- psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive and biological. Ten of the 13 programs
feature specific disorders, including anxiety disorders, personality disorders,
the schizophrenias, sexual disorders, substance abuse, and the disorders
of childhood. The first program concerns assessment, while the last two
provide information on treatment and prevention. This approach serves
the introductory abnormal psychology student, while allowing individual
faculty latitude to underscore the approach to which they subscribe.
1268(268) Human Growth and Behavior [SS]
Prerequisites: Psych 1003(03). This telecourse uses special readings,
reports, and/or field research as well as video and audio courses to explore
the stages of life as an introduction to developmental psychology.
4280(280) The Psychology of Death and Dying
Same as Gerontology 4280(280). Prerequisite: Psych 1003(3). This telecourse
will address the psychological aspects of death and dying for both adults
and children. The psychological reactions of terminally ill patients and
their families will also be examined, and therapeutic interventions will
4200(280) Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
4601(312) Women's Social Issues
Prerequisite: Biology 1012(1) and Sociology 2160(160) or Psych 2160(160)
or permission of instructor. This telecourse will focus on the normative
stages in the life span, specifically how human development is affected
by the physical environment and social status characteristics. Empirical
information and theoretical views on human development will be included.
Human development will be viewed as a complex interaction of individual
developmental stages with family, social
Prerequisites: Social Work 4200(280) or consent of the instructor. This
telecourse is designed to help students identify gender stereotypes and
barriers and how they impact on women's lives. This course will help students
become more sensitive to the social and welfare concerns of women. The course
also explores how gender intersects with other social systems, such as age,
class, disability, ethnicity, race, religion, and sexual orientation. Emphasis
will be placed on integrating a knowledge base of women's needs with professional
social work practice.
1010(010) Introduction to Sociology [V, SS]
This telecourse is an introductory college level course designed to give
students an in-depth look at sociological approaches to human behavior,
including types of social organizations, patterns of social interaction,
and social influences on individual conduct.
1090(90) Philosophy and Other Disciplines [H, V]
Prerequisites: Video course offering. General introduction to philosophy
examines its connections to works of art and related areas. Course does
not satisfy any requirements for philosophy major or minor.
1091(91) Significant Figures in Philosophy [H, V]
Video course introduces philosophy through a survey of the ideas of some
of the important figures in the history of the discipline. Course cannot
be used to satisfy any requirements for philosophy major or minor.