USC, NY Times team up for online education
The New York Times and the University of Southern California have teamed up to offer an online education program that will rely on both Times journalists and USC faculty members to provide instruction, the two institutions announced today.
“The collaboration will launch with programs in nine areas of study, uniting the comprehensive continuing education catalogs from both USC and The New York Times Knowledge Network,” they said in a joint announcement.
The nine programs are Writing and Communication, Architecture, Arts and Culture, Cinematic Arts, Journalism for High School Students, Global Health, American Politics, Business and Leadership, and Executive Education.
More than 40 online courses are being offered for the fall 2011 semester, the statement said, adding that “courses will feature USC faculty in addition to New York Times journalists.”
Following its domestic rollout, the venture will be launched internationally Oct. 13 at the USCGlobal Conference in Hong Kong, “taking into consideration the extensive number of USC alumni located in Hong Kong, throughout Asia, and various other countries,” the statement said.