Fall Three-Week Session

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Fall Three-Week Session

Registration for the Fall Three-Week Session is now open. We anticipate classes will fill up fast, so sign up today!

Current Nebraska Students

Register for classes in MyRED, just like for any other term. Search for "three week" in the session search field.

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Visiting Students and Fall 2021 Students

Even if you're not currently enrolled at Nebraska, you're still welcome to join us for a Fall Three-Week Session class.

To enroll, complete an application for admission as a "visiting" student for the Spring semester (the Fall 2020 application is currently closed) before Nov. 20, and email the Office of Admissions before Nov. 25 to let us know you would like to enroll in the Fall Three-Week Session. After you are admitted and we receive an email from you, we will ensure you're able to register for classes.

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Fall Three-Week Session

Interested students can take a three-week course after the end of the regular fall semester to catch up or get ahead on their degree requirements, broaden their career skills or explore a new topic.

Course Dates: Nov. 30 to Dec. 18

Registration Starts: Aug. 31 (register as soon as you're able as classes will fill quickly)

Application Deadline for New Students: Nov. 20

Check in MyRED to see if a class has a synchronous component, meaning you'll be required to attend class on Zoom at specific days and times, or if the class is asynchronous, meaning you'll complete all coursework on your own and not be required to join a live class section.

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Catch Up or Get Ahead
Now is the perfect time to manage your degree requirements. Taking a three-week course can help you catch up or get ahead on your progress toward your degree.

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Broaden Your Career Skills
Many of the three-week classes are designed to help you prepare for what's next after graduation through the exploration of specific career-related topics.

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Explore Something New
Stretch your strengths and expand your understanding of the world by exploring new topics or ideas outside of your typical course of study—collaborate and co-create with your peers and professors to solve grand challenges.


Fall Three-Week Session Classes

All Fall Three-Week Sessions will be fully remote—there will be no on-campus instruction. If a class has a synchronous component, meaning you'll be required to attend class on Zoom, specific days and times will be listed in MyRED.

We've organized all session courses into one of four categories. See them all below:

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Degree Completion

ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
Develop an understanding of basic economic concepts with topics that include economic reasoning and methods, consumer choice, decision-making under constraints, supply and demand, markets, economic welfare analysis, prices, employment, interest rates, and fiscal and monetary policy.

ADPR 283 Strategy Development for Advertising and Public Relations (3 Credits)
Dig into your advertising and public relations major with this required course that focuses on client problems and possible solutions. Develop and evaluate strategies and tactics for promotional communications.

CHEM/NUTR/FDST 131 The Science of Food (3 Credits)
This course covers general and food chemistry, nutrition, food microbiology, food safety and quality, standards that are enforced by regulatory agencies, and food processes applied to improve food quality, shelf life and safety. This course can satisfy an ACE 4 requirement.

ADPR 151 Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations (3 Credits)
Explore the fundamental concepts and processes underlying integrated marketing communications in a global marketplace. Learn about the discipline's historical roots and current role of its professionals.

JOMC 101 Principles of Mass Media (3 Credits)
Learn about mass media as a source of news and an entertainment conduit for messages of persuasion. Explore the history of print, broadcast, and public relations, and how the media and persuasive messages both affect and are affected by society and content.

ACCT 201 Introduction to Accounting I (3 Credits)
Learn the fundamentals of accounting, reporting, and analysis to understand financial, managerial, and business concepts and practices.

JOUR 200A Fundamentals of Editing and Reporting I (3 Credits)
Learn the fundamentals of reporting, writing, and editing for news media in print, digital, and broadcast platforms.

DSGN 101 Introduction to Design (2 Credits)
This class provides an introduction to architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, and related design fields. Explore the forces that shape these fields and the processes of production they rely upon.

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Career and Research Skills

EDPS 991 Intersecting Qualitative and Mixed Methods Designs (3 Credits)
This course will guide students in the practical integration of qualitative and mixed methods research to further their own research interests and objectives. Students will be expected to bring an idea for a mixed methods project (either concept or in progress) and work in a collaborative online setting on this project. They will finish the class with the foundation of a sophisticated and workable mixed methods research design.

AGRO 496/896 Independent Study: Outreach Communications (1 Credit)
Learn how to answer complicated questions from the public in an easy-to-understand and appealing way using scientific research.

SCMA 391 Introduction to Tableau with Excel Add-ins (2 Credits)
Expand your Excel and Tableau skills and gain expertise in creating interactive dashboards and using Excel's Pivot Tables.

POLS 398 Analyzing 2020 U.S. Election Data Using R (3 Credits)
Gain hands-on experience and reinforce statistical skills by analyzing and reporting on 2020 election data using R statistical software.

JOMC 191 Adobe: Digital (1 Credit)
Get hands-on experience using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe XD applications for developing digital graphics and interactive media, with guidance from an Adobe Education Leader.

ADPR 484 Brands and Branding (3 Credits)
Learn about the managerial philosophy, techniques, planning, and processes in advertising. Explore organizational structures, integrated marketing communications, strategies, research, budgeting, and decision paradigms.

SCMA 250 Spreadsheet Analytics (1 Credit)
Learn about the organization, analysis, and evaluation of data using advanced features of Microsoft Office to solve business problems.

JOMC 191 Adobe: Layout (1 Credit)
Get hands-on experience using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign applications used for layout and design, with guidance from an Adobe Education Leader.

THEA 398 Improv for Improved Leadership Skills (3 Credits)
Learn how to react and adapt to unusual, unfamiliar, or unexpected changes in a professional environment with the "soft" theatre skills you'll practice, along with techniques of voice and physical presence, to command attention.

EMAR 160 Computation and Media Studio I (3 Credits)
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming for interactive media used in gaming, mobile, and web-based media. Unlike traditional computer science courses, you will learn these skills within the context of the emerging media arts.

COMM 209 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
Learn to present effectively and communicate like a pro with detailed practice in composition and delivery of speeches that lead to effective extemporaneous speaking. Also, critique contemporary speeches about vital public issues.

JOMC 491/891 Branding Yourself (1 Credit)
One of the best ways to articulate your skills, experience, knowledge, and overall worth in today's competitive job market is to create a personal brand that helps you stand out in the crowd. Learn how to formulate your own value proposition and convey your knowledge, skills, and abilities to prospective employers.

PSYC 392 Data Management and Analysis for the Social Sciences (3 Credits)
Participating in or interested in UCARE projects, the McNair program, or a thesis project? This course will focus on practical skills that can be applied when writing independent research projects.

CSCE 478/878 Introduction to Machine Learning (3 Credits)
This course introduces the fundamentals and current trends in machine learning that can be applied to game playing, text categorization, speech recognition, automatic system control, date mining, computational biology, and robotics. Explore theoretical and empirical analyses of decision trees, artificial neural networks, Bayesian classifiers, genetic algorithms, instance-based classifiers, and reinforcement learning.

CASC 291 CAS Career Launcher (0 Credits)
Working closely with a CAS Career Coach, students will develop an individualized action plan to help them work toward their career goals.

AGRI 496 Independent Study: Designing your Life After College (1 Credit)
No matter if you know exactly what you want in life or if you’re not quite sure what’s next, designing your life after college will help you build the life you want and find fulfillment.

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Discipline-Specific

GERO 200 Introduction to Gerontology (3 Credits)
An introduction to social gerontology and human development in later life with an emphasis on important elements of aging, such as socialization, family interaction, retirement, physical and psychological aging, and perceptions of older persons in contemporary society.

SCMA 391 Christmas and Supply Chain (1 Credit)
Dive into Christmas preparations and the supply chain that happens behind the scenes to get the best-selling toys on shelves in the right quantities. Taking this class in December allows you to see much of what we study first-hand.

MNGT 398 Entrepreneurial Creativity (2 Credits)
Entrepreneurial creativity isn't just useful to those building a new business. Explore "The Innovator's DNA" and develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact.

AGRO 496 Independent Study: Introduction to Plant Identification (1 Credit)
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of plant morphology and gain knowledge of tools and concepts that are central to understanding the complex structure and diversity of plants.

FDST 413/813 Baking Technology (3 Credits)
Learn about the chemistry and technology of bakery products, including formulation, ingredient functionality, processing, and quality evaluation.

VBMS 496 Independent Study: Breeds and Signalment (2 Credits)
Signalment is a complete description of the veterinary patient including species, breed, age, gender, and reproductive status. Learn the signalment of domestic animals, critical for veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and others employed in the veterinary field.

PGAM 496 Independent Study: Golf Course Design and Architecture (1 Credit)
Through direct interaction with industry partners, gain technical insight into the processes involved in starting a new golf facility and the redesign process for a facility undergoing a renovation.

EDPS 991 Ending Bullying Pandemic: Creating a Culture of Caring (3 Credit)
Learn about evidence-based strategies for bullying prevention and intervention that can apply in work with children, youth, and young adults in educational and vocational settings. Examine strategies to promote caring, kindness, and bravery in a world that is unpredictable and often marred by bullying behavior at individual, peer, family, community, and societal levels.

ENSC 496 Independent Study: Solar Electric Feasibility and Economic Analysis (1 Credit)
In this course, students will study and determine when solar is the right fit for a home, farm, or business.

ENTO 496/896 Independent Study: Entomology (1 Credit)
Students will create a short entomology project of interest, such as a lesson plan, fact sheet, outreach project, or literature review.

AGRO 896 Independent Study: Field Research Experimentation - Design and Analysis (1 Credit)
In this course, you will learn approaches and methods used for the designing, analyzing, and reporting of field experimentation, which are used by private industry in large scale research programs.

FDST 396/896 Independent Study: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Food Safety (2 Credits)
Learn the principles of food safety management system for the food manufacturing industry with this introduction to food safety hazards, food safety regulations, and HACCP system development and implementation. Recommended for advanced food science, animal science, and nutrition students.

FDST 396/896 Independent Study: Moldy Meals (2 Credits)
This course explores all the ways to use mold fungi to produce food – from the foods produced to the biology that make certain fungi better than others - plus the history and importance of mold-based fermentations. Students will also learn how to start koji-based fermentations using commercially-available starters.

FDST 396 Independent Study: Food Business Entrepreneurship (1 Credit)
Find out what it takes to start a food business or launch a product by exploring the process, examining market trends, and identifying hurdles that need to be overcome. Students will finish by creating a small business plan to launch a food product of their own.

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Solving Grand Challenges:
Interdisciplinary and Innovative

ETHN 198 How to Be Anti-Racist (3 Credits)
A powerful and transformative course that helps students organize their thinking and analyze issues related to racism and anti-racism, whiteness, white fragility, white allyship, and white abolitionism.

AGRI 310 Around the World with Coffee: A Socio-Economic and Historical Journey (3 Credits)
Coffee is more than a beverage—it's a way of life with history, geography, and questions of equity in each cup. This course will also explore sociology and the economics of coffee.

HIST 298 Music, Protests, and Social Justice in Africa and the World (3 Credits)
Dive into playlists from the U.S. civil rights movement and the African anti-apartheid movement—along with hip-hop, country, jazz, and other music—to learn about the types of songs that were created in response to social inequities.

DANC 398/EMAR 391 Mindfulness and Embodied Practices for Well Being (3 Credits)
Learn various mindful activities to grow and enhance stability and mobility of your body and mind including guided meditations and somatic activities, such as Pilates, Yoga, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Alexander Technique, and the Feldenkrais Method, to encourage feelings of well-being, reduce stress, and find the stable core, physically and emotionally.

JOMC 422 Race, Gender, and Media (3 Credits)
Explore multicultural and gender diversity issues within the mass media, specifically broadcast, print, and advertising messages of racial, ethnic, and gender-based minorities including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and women. This course can satisfy an ACE 8 or 9 requirement.

SOCI 391 Approaches to Police Reform (2 Credits)
Explore research regarding police reform, engage with community organizations and policy makers about structural racism and policing, and learn the myths and facts about policing.

AGRO 496/896 Independent Study: Exploring the Culture of Agriculture (1 Credit)
Explore the values, customs and social norms within U.S. agriculture culture and how they affect inclusivity in research, extension and outreach, and workplaces.

THEA 398 Black Theatre and Social Justice (3 Credits)
Gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing the black community through intensive exploration of plays written by contemporary black playwrights while expanding your world view and perspectives regarding diversity and inclusion, including the Black Lives Matter movement.

MNGT 398 The Future of Work (3 Credits)
Learn about remote work, the gig economy, coaching, and the changing social contract between employers and employees.

ARCH 497/597/897 Black Architects in the United States (2 Credits)
Learn about the contributions African Americans have made and continue to make to architecture and the built environment.

TEAC 431J/831J Pandemics, Schools, and Helping Meatpacking Communities (3 Credits)
Meatpacking workers, their families, and the towns where they live have borne the brunt of COVID-19 on the Great Plains. This course explores how schools might help them recover and heal.

JOMC 191 Trusting the News in a Hyper-polarized Era (1 Credit)
Learn how to detect and measure the bias, accuracy, and reliability of news stories you read every day.

ANTH 292 Pandemics: Past and Present (1 Credit)
Pandemics, and infectious diseases in general, have shaped public health policy through time. Learn how diseases can disproportionately affect certain groups and create deadly health inequities, and how skeletal remains can inform us about health and infectious diseases in past populations.

AGRI 310 Securing and Sustaining Water for Food Globally (3 Credits)
Tackle the wicked problem of ensuring water and food security, an issue with complex global connections and nuances.

SOCI 391 Analyzing Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Health (1 Credit)
This course introduces users to the R statistical computing environment by working through a number of examples focused on racial and ethnic health disparities.

ANTH 292 Global Themes on Race and Culture in the 21st Century (1 Credit)
Through experiential learning opportunities centered on the global dimensions of race and culture of our current moment, you'll engage in how race and culture affect our everyday lives, as well as the lives of those around us.

UHON 395H Honors: Sitcoms and Social Change (3 Credits)
Using theories of comedy and humor, explore how American sitcoms since the 1950s have contributed to changing understandings about gender, sexuality, racial and ethnic identity, socioeconomic inequality, and illness/(dis)ability. This class can satisfy an ACE 7 or 9 requirement.


Fall Three-Week Session Cost

Tuition and Fees for the Fall Three-Week Session are the same as the regular Fall semester:

  • Undergraduate Nebraska Resident Base Tuition: $259 per credit hour
  • Undergraduate Nonresident Base Tuition: $830 per credit hour
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Because the Fall Three-Week Session is an extension of the Fall semester, the total of your Online Course Fees plus University Program/Facilities Fees is capped at $722. That means the total of these fees for  your Fall semester, inclusive of the Fall Three-Week Session, will not exceed $722. Students will receive a Fall 2020 Fee Reduction if their total Online Course Fees plus Program Facilities Fees are more than $722.

You can purchase books for your three-week session coursework through the bookstore using your Ncard or other payment options. Ncard payment will be billed through your student account in MyRED.

Scholarship and
Financial Aid Options

Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships may be available to you for the Fall Three-Week Session. Because every student's situation is unique, we recommend you contact us through Husker Hub to see if your current scholarships can be used toward the three-week session.

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Need-Based Grants

Nebraska residents who are Pell eligible or have a family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or below may qualify for up to $950 in need-based aid tuition assistance for three credit hours. A prorated amount will be available for qualified students enrolled in one to two credit hours. Students will not qualify for this grant if they are already receiving a full-tuition scholarship, such as the Regents, Chancellor's, or Nebraska Achievement Tuition scholarship. The availability of financial aid awards will be based on available funding.

Once you are enrolled in the Fall Three-Week Session and have a 2020–2021 FAFSA on file, an application for the need-based grant and loans for financial aid eligible students will be available in mid-to-late September in MyRED on the Financial Aid tab.

Student Loan Options

Additional student loan eligibility may be offered to you if you have not already accepted your annual grade level limit. Your parent may also qualify for a parent loan. Students must be at least half time in the fall semester (15-week and three-week sessions combined) to be considered for additional loan eligibility. If you would like to borrow a private loan, please visit financialaid.unl.edu/loan-aid for more information.

Student Billing

Tuition and fees for the three-week session appear on your student account as soon as you register for classes and are due the next billing cycle. The fall three-week session billing due dates are October 12, 2020, November 12, 2020, and December 12, 2020.

Scholarships and financial aid for the three-week session will be released to your student account beginning December 3, 2020. If you have been offered need-based aid for the three-week session and are unable to pay your three-week session tuition before the aid is released, please contact Husker Hub at huskerhub@unl.edu or 402-472-2030.

View the academic calendar regarding add, drop, withdrawal, and tuition refund periods.