Western Washington University Offers Online and Correspondence Courses to Students Nationwide

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Western Washington University’s Independent Learning offers a wide variety of online and correspondence classes for students of all ages, regardless of geographic location. Courses are offered in a variety of topics, perfect for current university students, professionals looking for a career boost and lifelong learners seeking enrichment or a new challenge. Formal admission to Western is not required to enroll in Independent Learning classes, and participants can start the program in any one of four quarters: fall, winter, spring or summer.

Independent Learning

"The course let me keep going to school and stay in the military."

"As a mature student with a full-time job and busy life, I can now reach my goal without the hassle of campus."

Western Washington University’s Independent Learning courses provide opportunities for current and future university students, professionals looking for a career boost, educators planning for that next step up and lifelong learners seeking enrichment or a new challenge.

The format of learning “any time, any place, at your own pace” allows flexibility to those enrolled, helping alleviate scheduling problems due to other university courses, work or family obligations. Credits earned through Western Washington University’s Independent Learning are transferable to most colleges and universities.

Independent Learning currently provides nearly 70 class options, including these popular topics:

  •     Anthropology 481                     Childhood and Culture
  • English 304                    Critical Introduction to Poetry
  • English 350                    Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English 351                     Introduction to Fiction Writing: The Short Story
  • Environmental Studies 202    Introduction to Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Environmental Studies 341     National Parks: History of an American Innovation
  • Liberal Studies 232    Myth and Folklore
  • Music 205        Survey of Non-Western Musical Cultures
  • Psychology 119        Psychology of Gender
  • Sociology 260        Family in Society

To register for a course or learn more about the rewards of independent learning, call (360) 650-3650, email ilearn(at)wwu(dot)edu or visit http://www.wwu.edu/ilearn.

Western Washington University is a four-year public university that welcomes students at the front door of discovery. Independent Learning, a program of Western’s Extended Education unit, is committed to the same high standards of quality for which Western is well known. Extended Education offers participants options to finish their degrees, start new careers and advance in their current professions.


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