Distance Education Course Offerings

The list of online courses and split/hybrid courses contain links to the course syllabus, PAWS login and instructor email. For each of the course types listed below, students access the courses via the Internet by logging into the course site.

Online Learning

Online Courses

An online course is conducted via the Internet with no on-campus instruction and no on-campus classroom time, but may utilize online or proctored testing. Students access course material online and follow instructions provided by an instructor. Courses may be structured so that students work independently or may involve significant interaction among students. Most courses have set schedules and due dates. Southwest online courses are identified by a section beginning with 'L'
(Example: ACAD-1100-L01).

If your online course has a section beginning with 'R', it is an RODP course. See the RODP information below. View the online courses.

Split Courses

A split course is a blend of face-to-face instruction with online learning. These courses are also known as hybrid or blended courses due to the nature of the learning environment. In a split course, a significant part of the course learning is online and as a result, the amount of classroom time is reduced but not eliminated. This allows coursework to be scheduled flexibly, promotes independent learning and decreases time spent commuting. Southwest split courses are identified by a section that includes 'H' (Example: ACCT-1010-1H1). View the split courses.

Web-Assisted Courses

A Web-assisted course meets in a traditional classroom setting but course assignments outside of class may require use of the Internet. Class time is supplemented with online activities and information. Be sure to check the course syllabus for more information. View the web-assisted courses.

FLEX Courses

A Flex (Faster Learning EXperience) course starts later in the semester than a traditional course.  Flex courses are offered in traditional, online and split/hybrid formats.  View the FLEX courses.

RODP Courses

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) offers courses statewide through the RODP. All the institutions are fully accredited. Courses completed in the Regents Online Degree Programs are entirely online and transferable among all the participating institutions. Students are able to choose the college or university (home school) for their admission, registration, and the award of their degree.

Course sections are designated with an 'R' (Example: GEOG-2010-R50). Course fees and schedules vary, so be sure to check for current information.

Your RODP Student Campus Contact for Southwest is:

Todd Blankenbeckler
rodp@southwest.tn.edu

(901) 333-4305

More information about RODP courses through Southwest