The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

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100 Friday Center Drive, CB# 1020

(919) 962-3000

Jessica Brinker, Interim Director and Director of Credit Programs

The Friday Center for Continuing Education is the University’s arm for extending credit and noncredit instruction to North Carolinians who wish to further their education on a part-time basis or through short, intensive periods of study. 

Carolina Courses Online is a distance-education program that offers semester-based online courses. Class sessions are not required, but courses generally follow the semester schedule. Internet access and e-mail are required in order to enroll. Through self-paced courses, students can complete degree-related correspondence and online courses under the direction of UNC–Chapel Hill instructors. UNC–Chapel Hill serves as the administrative center for this statewide program, which also offers courses from eight other member institutions of the University of North Carolina system.

Part-time Classroom Studies enables part-time students to enroll in undergraduate and graduate evening and daytime courses. Off-campus Credit Studies provides classroom instruction in locations away from campus or in flexible time formats. The Correctional Education Program enables qualified inmates in the North Carolina prison system to take correspondence courses and on-site classes, and provides assistance in the transition to study release.

The Professional Development and Enrichment Programs unit provides consultative and management services in developing continuing education programs in a variety of formats. A number of noncredit conferences and institutes are held at UNC–Chapel Hill each year, usually with the cosponsorship of a University school or department or an educational or professional organization. Enrichment programs for the local community also are offered. The Friday Center's conference facility is designed to accommodate varied continuing education conferences and activities.

The Friday Center for Continuing Education maintains several social and digital media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and the blog “Student Voices.”

Jessica Brinker, Interim Director; Director, Credit Programs for Part-Time Students

Raphael Ginsburg, Assistant Director of Correctional Education

Annette Madden, Director, Professional Development and Enrichment Programs

Tyler Ritter, Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Carolina Office for Online Learning

Debra Watkins, Director, Conference and Events Center

Carolina Courses Online (CCO)

The following courses are offered through the Carolina Courses Online (CCO) program. Not all courses are offered each semester. Check the course listings on the Friday Center Web site for each semester’s offerings.

AAAD 130Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies3
ANTH 101General Anthropology H3
ANTH 102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 142Local Cultures, Global Forces H3
ANTH 277Gender and Culture3
ARTH 151History of Western Art I H3
ARTH 152History of Western Art II H3
ARTH 254Women in the Visual Arts I3
ARTH 282Modernism I: Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism3
ARTS 102Two-Dimensional Design3
ARTS 105Photography I H3
ARTS 106Video I3
ASTR 101Introduction to Astronomy: The Solar System H3
ASTR 101LIntroduction to Astronomy Laboratory: Our Place in Space1
ASTR 102Introduction to Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies & Cosmology H3
BIOL 202Molecular Biology and Genetics H4
BUSI 106Financial Accounting CS3
BUSI 108Management Accounting CS3
BUSI 586Personal Finance1.5
CLAR 245Archaeology of Italy3
CLAS 126Medical Word Formation and Etymology3
CMPL 122Great Books I: Visual Arts and Literature from Antiquity to 1750 H3
COMM 100Communication and Social Process3
COMM 120Introduction to Interpersonal and Organizational Communication H3
COMM 140Introduction to Media History, Theory, and Criticism H3
COMM 142Popular Music3
COMM 170Rhetoric and Public Issues3
COMM 223Small Group Communication3
COMM 224Introduction to Gender and Communication H3
COMM 249Introduction to Communication Technology, Culture, and Society3
COMM 318Cultural Diversity3
COMP 110Introduction to Programming H3
COMP 380Introduction to Digital Culture H3
DRAM 115Perspectives in Drama H3
DRAM 116Perspectives in the Theatre H3
DRAM 120Play Analysis H3
DRAM 284Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism H3
ENGL 121British Literature, 19th and Early 20th Century3
ENGL 123Introduction to Fiction3
ENGL 125Introduction to Poetry3
ENGL 128Major American Authors3
ENGL 130Introduction to Fiction Writing3
ENGL 206Intermediate Fiction Writing3
ENGL 313Grammar of Current English3
ENGL 345American Literature, 1900-2000 H3
ENGL 480Digital Humanities History and Methods3
EXSS 175Human Anatomy3
EXSS 221Introduction to Sport Administration3
EXSS 276Human Physiology3
FREN 101Elementary French I3
GLBL 210Global Issues and Globalization3
GEOG 120World Regional Geography3
GEOG 259Geography of Latin America3
GEOL 101Planet Earth3
GEOL 159Prehistoric Life3
HIST 127American History to 18653
HIST 128American History since 18653
HIST 140The World since 19453
HIST 151European History to 16503
HIST 262History of the Holocaust: The Destruction of the European Jews3
HIST 276The Modern Middle East3
HIST 364History of American Business3
HIST 365The Worker and American Life3
HIST 366North Carolina History before 18653
HIST 367North Carolina History since 18653
INLS 151Retrieving and Analyzing Information3
LING 101Introduction to Language H3
MATH 381Discrete Mathematics H3
MATH 551Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries3
MUSC 121Fundamentals of Music I3
MUSC 141Survey of Western Music History3
MUSC 143Introduction to Rock Music3
MUSC 144Introduction to Country Music3
MUSC 145Introduction to Jazz3
MUSC 146Introduction to World Musics3
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy: Main Problems H3
PHIL 105How to Reason and Argue: An Introduction to Critical Thinking3
PHIL 155Introduction to Mathematical Logic H3
PHIL 165Bioethics H3
PHYI 292Introduction to Physiology5
POLI 100Introduction to Government in the United States H3
POLI 101State and Local Government in the United States H3
POLI 150International Relations and World Politics H3
POLI 239Introduction to European Government H3
POLI 271Modern Political Thought H3
PSYC 101General Psychology3
PSYC 245Abnormal Psychology H3
PSYC 250Child Development H3
RELI 103Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Literature H3
RELI 104Introduction to the New Testament H3
RELI 106Introduction to Early Judaism3
RELI 121Introduction to Religion and Culture H3
RELI 122Introduction to Philosophical Approaches to Religion H3
RELI 140Religion in America H3
RELI 161Introduction to the History of Christian Traditions H3
RELI 180Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
RELI 183Asian Religions3
RELI 207Jesus in Myth, Tradition, and History 30-200 CE3
RELI 208The Birth of Christianity3
RELI 236Religious Things3
SOCI 101Sociological Perspectives H3
SOCI 112Social Interaction3
SOCI 115Regional Sociology of the South3
SOCI 122Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOCI 123Crime and Delinquency3
SOCI 130Family and Society3
SOCI 131Social Relations in the Workplace3
SOCI 410Formal Organizations and Bureaucracy3
SOCI 412Social Stratification3
SOCI 415Economy and Society3
SOCI 422Sociology of Mental Health and Illness3
SOCI 469Health and Society3
SOWO 492Seminar in Service Learning1-6
SPAN 101Elementary Spanish I3
SPAN 102Elementary Spanish II H3
SPAN 405Intermediate Spanish for Health Care Professionals3
SPAN 203Intermediate Spanish I H3
SPAN 204Intermediate Spanish II H3

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.