Troy Online flexibility helps students globally

Victoria Cirilli Staff Writer “We need to start referring to ourselves as what we are: Alabama’s leading online university,” said Jack Hawkins, the chancellor of Troy University, during the Board of Trustees meeting in May 2017. Troy’s leadership in developing online programs and new technology has made it the largest online program in the state of Alabama. According to Glynn Cavin, the associate vice chancellor for distance learning, one of the many benefits of online classes is the flexibility they offer. In any semester, the number of students taking online…

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African-American history class now offered online

Madina Seytmuradova Staff Writer Troy Online is offering History 2225, African-American Experience — the undergraduate course focusing on African-American history and U.S. race relations — when it opens its virtual doors to online students of Term II this week. History 2225, which launched in spring 2017 on Troy’s main campus, fits into Area IV of general curriculum requirements and does not have prerequisites. According to Kathryn Tucker, a lecturer in history and the mind behind the class, the course traces African-American history from its beginnings in slavery to the present.…

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