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
St. Louis Area Cable Stations
Continental Cable, and United Video in St. Louis County
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
1019 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 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 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 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 General Biology (For Non‑Science
This telecourse provides a firm foundation in the fundamental
principles of biology.
1070 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 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.
1031 Topics in European Civilization: Emergence
Europe to 1715 [SS]
This telecourse offers lectures and discussions on the development
of Western European society and tradition from approximately 800 to 1715.
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 or History 1032
may be taken separately.
2300 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.
1090 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 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
1003 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.
1268 Human Growth and Behavior [SS]
Prerequisites: Psych 1003. 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.
2245 Abnormal Psychology
Prerequisite: Psych 1003, 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.
4280 The Psychology of Death and Dying
Same as Gerontology
4280. Prerequisite: Psych 1003. 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 be discussed. Social Work
4200 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
1012 and Sociology 2160 or Psych 2160 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,
4601 Women's Social Issues
Prerequisites: Social Work 4200 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 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