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A new kind of online learning: Massive Open Online Courses

The future of higher education is online. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are classes that are offered online, free of charge. Students progress through the course material at their own pace, moving as quickly or slowly as necessary. Subject mastery is tested through four online quizzes.

Bringing our best educators to a wider audience

There will always be a place for powerful, effective teachers. MOOCs allow these talented educators to reach a wider audience. In this way, students will be able to learn from the best no matter where they live. St. Scholastica has been offering MOOCs for many years on a variety of industry-relevant topics from ethical leadership and leading effective project teams, to health data analytics and rural healthcare staffing stability.

Current and Upcoming MOOCs

Ethical Leadership

This course provides an introduction to ethical decision making and ethical leadership. The course examines a variety of ethical issues that employees and organizations face. You will explore ethical theories, ethical decision making models, role of governmental policies and corporate governance. You will learn about practices that help encourage ethical behavior in organizations.

Dates: May 24-Aug. 1

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Introduction to Health Care Humanities — A four-part series

Health humanities, also known as medical humanities, applies humanistic perspectives and liberal learning to health care and medicine. It is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field that explores questions of value and meaning in human health and in health care. This free series offers four separate courses in which you can attend one or all, offering insight into the fast-growing field of healthcare humanities (medical humanities.)


Earn up to 12 CEUs from AHIMA. These free MOOCs are eligible for CEUs in the areas of social work and nursing in the state of Minnesota and may be eligible in those areas in other states. Please refer to your state association's guidelines. A four-course series in which you may take one, two, three or all of the courses. See the start dates below.


  • Introduction to Health Humanities I: Spirituality, Religion and Culture in Healthcare
    Course opens Aug. 11 and must be completed by Sept. 22
  • Introduction to Health Humanities II: The Moral Imagination in Healthcare
    Course opens Sept. 8 and must be completed by Oct. 20
  • Introduction to Health Humanities III: Ethical Decision Making in Healthcare
    Course opens Oct. 6 and must be completed by Nov. 17
  • Introduction to Health Humanities IV: Mindfulness in Healthcare
    Course opens Nov. 3 and must be completed by Dec. 15

Equal Educational Opportunities Policy

It is the policy of The College of St. Scholastica that all otherwise qualified students with disabilities will be given equal educational opportunities in the classroom and other College-sponsored programs and activities, including study abroad programs. The College will ensure that no otherwise qualified student with disabilities will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any College class, program or activity. For further information or assistance, please visit our website or contact

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