This page details upcoming changes for all Study.com college credit recommended courses. 


If you are enrolled in one of the courses below, the changes will affect your course progress. We’re giving you advance notice of these changes so that you’ll have time to complete the course before we make changes if you would like to. If you do not finish the course, pass the final exam and submit any projects before the specified date, then you will need to complete any new lessons or assignments being added and complete the new version of the exam.


If you have any questions about these changes, please don't hesitate to contact us!


Upcoming Changes


Course NameUpcoming ChangesDate Effective
Accounting 202: Intermediate Accounting IIThe following new assignment will be added to the course:
  • Assignment 2 - Calculating Funded Status

9/8/23

Biology 202L: Anatomy & Physiology II with LabThe following 10 new lessons will be added to the course:
  • Case Study - Understanding Causes and Impacts of Renal Failure
  • Case Study - Understanding Causes and Impacts of Heart Failure
  • Case Study - Understanding Respiratory Illness and COPD
  • DNA in the Nucleus: Organization & Replication
  • Upregulation & Downregulation in Gene Expression
  • Protein Formation: DNA, Transcription & Translation
  • Cell Cycle: Stages, Regulation & Stem Cells
  • Genetic Inheritance, Expression & Mutations
  • Karotyping, Chromosomal Disorders & Epigenetics in Gene Expression
  • Cellular Genetics Visual Worksheet
9/8/23


Business 304: Leading Organizational ChangeThe following new assignment will be added to the course:
  • Assignment 2 - Comparing Leadership Theories
9/8/23


Psychology 302: Cognitive PsychologyThe following new assignment will be added to the course:
  • Assignment 2: Analysis of a Cognitive Bias
9/8/23


Marketing 306: Principles of Selling
The following new assignment will be added to the course:
  • Assignment 2 - Prospecting and Forecasting Plans
9/8/23


Marketing 308: Applied Marketing
The following new assignment will be added to the course:
  • Assignment 2: SWOT Analysis 

9/8/23


Business 302: Foundations of LeadershipThe following 2 new lessons will be added to the course:
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Leadership Styles & Traits as CEO
  • Case Study: Tenure of Carly Fiorina as CEO of HP
8/21/23
Business 309: Digital Marketing & AdvertisingThe following 3 new assignments will be added to the course and the existing assignment will be removed:
  • Digital Marketing & Advertising: Assignment 1 - Analysis of SEO Presence for a Fortune 500 Company
  • Digital Marketing & Advertising: Assignment 2 - Digital Campaign to Increase University Enrollment
  • Digital Marketing & Advertising: Assignment 3 - Digital Marketing Strategy for a Client Company

8/21/23
Philosophy 101:  Intro to Philosophy The ACE credit recommendation for Philosophy 101: Intro to Philosophy is being changed from 3 lower division credits to 6 upper division credits. 

Due to this, the name of the course will be changed to Philosophy 301: Principles of Philosophy
8/18/23


Recent Changes


Course Name
Recent ChangesDate Effective
Nursing 301: Nursing InformaticsThe ACE credit recommendation for Nursing 301 changed from 3 upper division units to 3 lower division units on July 1st, 2023. 


You must have completed the course in its entirety (including all lessons, assignments, and the final exam) before 7/1/2023 in order to receive 3 upper division units of ACE-recommended credit. If you do not complete the course before 7/1/2023, you will receive 3 lower division ACE-recommended credits for the course.


7/1/23
Business 321: Small Business Management

The following required assignment will be added to the course:

  • Assignment 2 - Small Business Marketing Mix

7/14/23
Business 324: Managerial Communication

The following two required assignments will be added to the course:

  • Assignment 1 - Producing Managerial Communication
  • Assignment 2 - Evaluating Managerial and Communication Styles

7/14/23
Computer Science 102: Fundamentals of Information TechnologyThe following lessons will be added to the course:
  • What is Quantum Computing? - Definition & Examples
  • What are Data? - Types, Sources & Definition
  • What are Databases? - Examples & Types
  • Database Concepts and Structures: The Elements That Make Up a Database
  • Cloud Computing and Databases: Technology to Improve Database Management
  • Internet of Things: Definition, Components & Examples
  • Natural Language Processing & Deep Learning
  • ChatGPT & Natural Language Processing Tools: Uses & Drawbacks
  • Web 2.0 and 3.0: Technology & Impacts

7/14/23
Computer Science 103: Computer Concepts & ApplicationsThe following lessons will be added to the course:
  • Mobile Systems Software Tools
  • Troubleshooting Apple Mobile Devices: Approaches & Techniques
  • Troubleshooting Android Mobile Devices: Approaches & Techniques
  • New Excel Functions for Office 365
  • How Technology Impacts Society & the Environment
  • What is a Mobile Operating System? - Features & Types
  • Mobile iOS Devices & Data: Types, Storage & Access Methods
  • Layers of the Android Operating System: Identification & Usage
  • What is Big Data? - Definition, Concepts & Uses
  • What is Data Mining? - Definition & Process
  • Java's 'Hello World': Print Statement & Example

7/14/23
Computer Science 302: Systems Analysis & DesignThe following lessons will be added to the course:
  • What Is Business Analysis? - Process, Methods & Example
  • Project Roles in Systems Development in Organizations
  • Agile Methodology: Benefits & Disadvantages
  • What is Scrum Methodology?
  • What is the Rational Unified Process?
  • What Is a Security Policy? - Definition, Examples & Framework
  • Information Security Policy & Procedure Examples
  • IT Disaster Planning & Recovery

The following two required assignments will be added to the course:

  • Assignment 2 - Agile vs. SDLC Methodologies
  • Assignment 3 - Maintaining a Systems Development Project

7/14/23
Computer Science 303: Database ManagementThe following lessons will be added to the course:
  • Theory of Relational Databases: Evolution & Impact on Modern RDBMS
  • Database vs. Database Application: Concepts & Examples
  • Database Application Transaction Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence & Database Management: Benefits & Drawbacks
  • Database Reporting Tools: Example & Definition
  • Using WITH Statements in SQL to Create Common Table Expressions
  • SQL: Constraints
  • Database Security Policies: Examples and Creation
  • Data Warehouse Administration: Security & Future Trends

The following required assignment will be added to the course:

  • Assignment 2: Database Normalization

7/14/23
Education 210: Technology in the ClassroomThe following lessons will be added to the course:
  • Using Educational Platforms in the Classroom
  • Using Concurrent Teaching Tools in the Classroom
  • Practical Application: Designing Engaging Lessons with App-Based Assignments
  • Practical Application: Writing a Classroom Policy for Effective Internet Use
  • Practical Application: Evaluating Educational Apps for Classroom Learning

7/14/23
Finance 301: Corporate FinanceThe following lessons will be added to the course:
  • The Debate Around Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) in Corporate Finance
  • Making ESG Investment Decisions in Corporate Finance
  • The Debate Around ESG Investing
  • AI Applications in Financial Services
  • What is a Sole Proprietorship? - Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Examples
  • The Basics of Partnerships: Types & Examples
  • What is a Limited Liability Company? - Definition, Benefits & Examples
  • Using Liquidity Ratios & Formulas in Financial Analysis
  • Analyzing Financial Statements using Solvency Ratios
  • Using Debt-Related Financial Ratios
  • What Is Equity Financing? - Definition, Pros, Cons & Examples
  • Debt Financing: Definition, Types, Advantages & Disadvantages
  • How to Select a Debt Instrument
  • Debt Capital Vs Equity Capital
  • Business Valuation: Calculating the Value of a Company
  • What Are Mergers and Acquisitions? - Definition & Examples
  • Hostile Takeover: Definition, Process & Example
  • What is Artificial Intelligence? - Definition & History
  • Artificial Intelligence in Everyday Life
  • Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Expert Systems to Solve Complex Problems

7/14/23
History 105: US History from Settlement to Present DayThe following lessons will be added to the course:
  • Iroquois Culture, Traditions & Facts
  • The Quebec Act: Definition & Summary
  • The Iroquois: Tribes & Confederacy
  • Gender Roles in 1950s America
  • Women in the 1950s in America
  • Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s: Timeline & Achievements
  • The Asian American Movement: Purpose & Effects
  • Hispanic Influence on American Culture
  • Mexican Americans: History, Culture & Politics
  • Poverty of America's White Working Class

7/14/23
Marketing 302: Consumer Behavior 

The following required assignment will be added to the course:

  • Assignment 2: Influencing Consumer Behavior

7/14/23
Philosophy 102: Ethics in AmericaThe following lessons will be added to the course:
  • Consumer Privacy and Data Protection
  • Ethics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Fairness in Algorithms: Ethical Challenges & Mitigating Bias
  • Ethical Implications of Technology Disparities
  • Ethics of Online Content Regulation

7/14/23
Art 104: History of Western Art IIThe following lessons will be added to the course:
  • Comparing Romanticism and Impressionism 
  • Kent Monkman: Paintings & Identity
  • Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music
  • Jacob Lawrence: Biography & Paintings 
  • Frida Kahlo's The Wounded Deer: Painting & Analysis
  • Andy Warhol: Biography, Paintings & Photography

7/14/23
Business 203: Introduction to Retail MerchandisingThe following lessons will be added to the course:
  • Social Commerce in Retail Merchandising
  • Fraud in Retail Merchandising: Types & Statistics
  • Impact of Fraud on Profit Margin & Consumer

  • Internal Controls in Retail Merchandising
7/14/23
Business 302: Foundations of LeadershipThe following lessons will be added to the course:
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Leadership Styles & Traits as CEO
  • Case Study: Tenure of Carly Fiorina as CEO of HP

Business 309: Digital Marketing & AdvertisingThe following 3 new assignmentswill be added to the course and the existing assignment will be removed:
  • Digital Marketing & Advertising: Assignment 1 - Analysis of SEO Presence for a Fortune 500 Company
  • Digital Marketing & Advertising: Assignment 2 - Digital Campaign to Increase University Enrollment
  • Digital Marketing & Advertising: Assignment 3 - Digital Marketing Strategy for a Client Company
8/21/23