Big Ten Online Course Sharing Program

As a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has joined with six of our peer institutions to make a selection of online courses available to students at any of the participating Big Ten institutions in the 2020-2021 academic year.

During the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters, any student currently enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking undergraduate at a participating Big Ten university can take one online course with another participating Big Ten school. This opportunity is included as part of your Big Ten academic experience with no additional cost for the credit earned.


As a full-time student at your home institution, you will pay no additional tuition or fees at either your home institution or at UNL for this course. That is, your home institution will not be including this course as part of your academic record until you request to have the credit transferred, and we will be waiving both the tuition and the student fees associated with attendance in the course.

While participating in this program, you cannot use the online course being taken at UNL to establish full-time status at your home institution. You must maintain full-time status at your home institution to remain enrolled in the UNL course at no cost.

You will have the responsibility to determine the applicability of the selected course to your degree program at your home institution.

You may be required to purchase books, software or other educational materials associated with your selected course.

UNL course instruction begins on August 17. The deadline to submit your application and course selection form is August 21, and the last day to enroll in your UNL course is August 24.

To register for one of the UNL courses listed below, you must continue the application by returning to the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) website.

At the BTAA site you will verify your eligibility and then click on the link to the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Once you have submitted the UNL application and course selection form, and we have confirmed your eligibility, we will admit you as a non-degree-seeking student at UNL and enroll you in the course you have selected.

We hope you enjoy your studies with us!

UNL Course Offerings for Fall 2020

AECN 357 Natural Resource and Environmental Law (Juniors & Seniors only)

Environmental impact review; air and water pollution control; solid and hazardous waste control; endangered species and habitat preservation; land use regulation; state and federal water rights law.

ANTH 130 Anthropology of the Great Plains

An introductory survey of the peoples and cultures who have lived in the Great Plains. It assumes no detailed knowledge of anthropological concepts and methods. North American and Euroamerican Plains life-styles from the prehistoric past, early historic, and modern periods. Emphasis on the ways different people used and adapted to the Plains. Common themes and artifacts of Plains people given special treatment.

BSEN 206 Engineering Economics (Sophomore or higher recommended)

Introduction to methods of economic comparisons of engineering alternatives: time value of money, depreciation, taxes, concepts of accounting, activity-based costing, ethical principles, civics and stewardship, and their importance to society.

CLAS 116 Medical Greek and Latin

Medical language and terminology derived from Greek and Latin, with some attention to other scientific and technical terminology.

CYAF 490 Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (Juniors & Seniors only)

Overview of infant and early childhood mental health, with a particular focus on relationships in families and in early care and education settings as critical contexts for development.

ENTO 115 Insect Biology

Fundamental insect biology (anatomy, development, physiology, behavior, ecology and diversity). Economic and medical importance of insects and principles of insect pest management.

GEOG 377 Women of the Great Plains (Sophomores or higher)

The intersection of gender, identity, power, and representation throughout time and space in the Great Plains of the United States and Canada.

HIST 486 History of South Africa (Juniors & Seniors only)

Survey of the history of South Africa from the Stone Age to the evolution of the political, economic, legal and social framework of apartheid, and the recent efforts to achieve political accommodation.

NRES 289 People and the Land

Explore human environmental interaction on the Great Plains. Samples a variety of Great Plains cultures and time periods to explore past use of the Great Plains environment. Evaluation of attributes and related data critical to the operation of past social-ecological systems with reference to changing climatic/ecological dynamics, human environmental impacts, and the sustainability of various indigenous and western modes of land use on the Great Plains. Investigate knowledge of these processes and how they can be of relevance to contemporary issues of Great Plains land management and resource utilization.

SOIL 101 Soil and Society

Basic knowledge of soils. Historical perspectives of the role of soils in human societies. The role of soils in the humanities including art, philosophy and literature. How to address problems of human-accelerated erosion, soil degradation, and water quality.

TMFD 144 Introduction to Design Theory and Criticism

Describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate two and three dimensional design forms.