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MSU Denver’s College Credit in High School (CCHS) Virtual Network allows you to earn college credit through online classes, no matter where you are.
When you participate in a Virtual Network class, you will be earning college credit along with other high school students from across the state. All classes are taught by MSU Denver faculty and are completely online and asynchronous.
CCHS is proud to offer a reduced tuition rate for high school students. The current tuition rate for Virtual Network classes is $156.40 per credit. Most courses are 3 credits. In comparison to MSU Denver tuition, this is an average savings of $125 per credit.
Virtual Network courses are a state-funded College Opportunity Fund (COF) eligible concurrent enrollment program at MSU Denver.
AAS 1010 – Introduction to Africana Studies (3 credits)
This interdisciplinary course in Africana Studies provides an overview of the evolution, scope and objectives of the field, and examines the history, literature, arts, material culture, as well as sociological, political, economic, and philosophical perspectives of the experiences of Blacks, particularly in the United States. The course places the experiences of African Americans within the broader context of the African Diaspora as it explores issues of identity and liberation movement. The course sheds light on the relationship between the past, present and future in shaping Black worldviews and their contributions to the human experience.
ANT 1310 – Introduction to Cultural
Anthropology (3 credits)
This course is an exploration of the diversity that defines the human experience. Students learn about the field of anthropology and its approach to examining other cultures with a focus on holism and cultural relativism.
ASL 1010 – American Sign Language I (3 credits)
This course provides students with a basic understanding of American Sign Language including conversational skills and linguistic structures. Students are also introduced to Deaf culture.
CHS 1000 – Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (3 credits)
This course covers the major historical moments beginning with an overview of Pre-Columbian civilizations in the Americas and Medieval Spain, which have led to the contemporary social location of the Mexican-origin population within the United States.
CJC 1010 – Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
This is an introductory course covering the basic concepts and principles of the criminal justice system. A survey of the discipline, including the police, the law, courts, corrections, theory, and victimology, is examined. This course is required
for all criminal justice majors and minors.
SOC 1010 – People, Power, and Progress
(Introduction to Sociology) (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to the discipline of sociology. It analyzes power, progress, and social change to better understand the forces that shape people’s lives, interests, and personalities.
SOC 1020 – Globalization—The Transformation of Social Worlds (3 credits)
This course focuses on the causes and consequences of globalization from a sociological perspective. Students learn the main theoretical perspectives in sociology (e.g., functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism) and explore how these theories explain various aspects of globalization. Students learn how to use their sociological
imagination, which allows people to look at private experience and link it to broader social forces. This course emphasizes the ways in which globalization affects various societal bodies such as economic, political, medical, and religious institutions. The course also explores how globalization relates to social processes such as culture, migration, technology, social movements, crime, and war.
SWK 1050 – How to Change the World (3 credits)
Operating from human rights and social justice frameworks, this course is an introduction to how to address some of our most pressing social problems. A range of topics will be covered such as environmental and food justice, healthcare, children’s rights, racial justice, immigration, gender, LGBTQ+ rights, criminal justice, poverty, and income inequality.
Tuition is invoiced to and paid by the student’s school/district equivalent to the current rate set by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE). MSU Denver will charge the school/district at the SBCCOE-approved Resident ‘on-campus’ tuition rates for the current academic year per credit. There are no fees.
Talk to your high school counselor and let them know you are interested in the Virtual Network through MSU Denver.
Virtual Network courses are hosted through MSU Denver’s learning management system, Canvas. Find more information on Canvas here. Canvas support is available 24 hours/7days a week by contacting MSU Denver IT Services Helpdesk at 303.352.7548 and selecting Option 2.
A textbook may be required. Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which can be accessed online free of charge. For specific course textbook requirement(s), please check with your school.
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