Weekend Colleges at EOU


Weekend College (WEC) courses are regularly offered at EOU. The credit value of the courses may vary, but most are 2 or 3 credits. WEC’s usually meet for one weekend on Friday evening and all day Saturday (Sunday, too, if it’s a 3 credit course), with additional pre- or post-coursework delivered through Canvas. Many disciplines offer these courses, and most courses may be used for major requirements and/or General Education graduation requirements. Contact your academic advisor with any questions about how these WEC’s might work best for you. Go to Mountie Hub for all individual WEC course details and to register!

General Education Abbreviations:
AEH – Aesthetics and Humanities
APC – Artistic Process and Creation
SMI – Natural, Mathematical & Informational Sciences
SSC – Social Sciences
GTW – Gateway



Winter 2023

NAT 310 – American Indians & American Horror Genre – 68988- 001

Reading and class discussion will reflect on the evolution of Native Americans in American fictional horror as characters and writers.

Location: BMCC 2411 NW Carden Ave Pendleton, OR 97801 in Pioneer Hall Room 132.
Credits: 2
Date & Time: February 10 (5pm-8pm), February 11 (9am-6pm)
Instructor: Althea Wolf
Pre-Req: WR 121 with a C- or higher

POLS 310 – Oregon Politics – 68833 – 101

This Weekend College class, to be held at the Oregon State Capital in Salem, provides students with an overview of the legislative process and underlying politics in Oregon. The course, team-taught with Senator Bill Hansell (R-District 29, Athena), will examine the processes and procedures, along with the political culture, of the Oregon legislative process

Location: Salem
Credits: 2
Date & Time: February 23 (8am-5pm), February 24 (8am-12pm)
Instructor: Jeffrey L Dense
Pre-Req: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.


APEL 390 – Portfolio Development – 68014 – 101

This class offers instruction on the preparation of a learning essay packet designed to demonstrate the knowledge a student had acquired through work experience and other formal or informal learning. APEL involves the documentation of learning experiences which were not under a college’s sponsorship, but are deemed equivalent to college-level learning; i.e., on-the-job experience, community service, personal study, travel or training sponsored by an agency other than a college.

Location: Chemeketa Community College 4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305 in Building 8, Room 117
Credits: 4
Date & Time: February 10 (9am-5pm), February 11 (9am-5pm)
Instructor: Terry Walters
Pre-Req: None

COM 319 – Leadership Communication – 68854 – 101

This course introduces and guides students to explore the correlation between excellent communication and effective leadership/management strategies. Students learn different perspectives in regard to leadership as a positive influence to help an organization to achieve its goals. Topics such as power, credibility, motivation, and leadership traits/styles are explored. Students learn practical skills to make themselves a positive influence in various organizational settings

Location: Remote
Credits: 3
Date & Time: March 3 (7pm-10pm), March 4 (9am-5pm), March 5 (9am-5pm)
Instructor: Michelle Bennett
Pre-Req: None


Spring 2023

APEL 390 – Portfolio Development – 97013 – 02

This class offers instruction on the preparation of a learning essay packet designed to demonstrate the knowledge a student has acquired through work experience and other formal or informal learning. APEL involves the documentation of learning experiences which were not under a college’s sponsorship, but are deemed equivalent to college-level learning; i.e., on-the-job experience, community service, personal study, travel or training sponsored by an agency other than a college.

Location: Chemeketa Community College 4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305 in Building 8, Room 117
Credits: 4
Date & Time: May 5 (9am-5pm), May 6 (9am-5pm)
Instructor: Terry Walters
Pre-Req: None


SOC 310 – Sociology of Non-Profits – 97755 – 01

Discussion-based courses on selected topics of sociological interest.

Location: EOU Clackamas @ Clackamas Community College – Harmony Campus, 7738 SE Harmony Road., Milwaukie, OR 97222
Credits: 2
Date & Time: May 19 (7pm-10pm), May 20 (9am-5pm)
Instructor: Matthew Gougherty
Pre-Req: None


SOC 344 – Selling The News*SSC – 97814 – 101

Examines the commercial and alternative news media, how bias and distortion in news are expressed and how they affect content. The object of this course is to provide students with a framework for understanding commercial news media and their effect on political processes and public opinion

Location: EOU Central Oregon @ Central Oregon Community College – Cascades Hall, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Credits: 2
Date & Time: April 28 (7pm-10pm), April 29 (9am-5pm)
Instructor: Grigsby William
Pre-Req: None, SOC 205 recommended.


POLS 310 – Budgetary Politics in Oregon – 97807 – 102

This Weekend College format class, to be held at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, provides students with a focused overview of the relationship between the legislative process and budgetary politics in Oregon. The course, team-taught with Senator Bill Hansell (R-District 29, Athena), will examine the processes and procedures, along with the political culture, underlying the budgetary implications of the Oregon legislative process.

Location: Salem
Credits: 2
Date & Time: TBD
Instructor: Jeff Dense
Pre-Req: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.


SPAN 231/331 – OPE: Spanish Language Immersion – 97417 – 101

This course provides students the opportunity to engage in communicative based activities, in a relaxed environment, geared specifically for improving their oral & aural proficiency and to prepare them for the Oral Proficiency Exam which is modeled after the proficiency guidelines developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Location: In Person, EOU Main Campus (La Grande) Campus | Ackerman School
Credits: 1
Date & Time: April 3 – June 16 (9am-5pm), April 3 – June 16 (4pm-9pm)
Instructor: Jill Gibian
Pre-Req: SPAN 209 or equivalent experience, May be taken concurrently with SPAN 209.


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Phone: 541-962-3378
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Online student email: online@eou.edu
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