Central State University Marauder Jumpstart

Welcome to Central State University Marauder JUMP START (MJS), a summer online program for first-year Marauders.

Marauder JUMP START provides an opportunity for students to take one class and earn credits during the summer in the comfort of your own home. Starting your Central State education now provides an easier transition to fall semester.

Advantages to Online Learning

Online courses allow:

  • The convenience of taking a course at home
  • Flexible Times
  • The ability to gain advanced credit status before the fall semester
  • Setting your own pace to complete course work.

Just like regular classes, Central State’s experienced faculty will be available, at agreed upon times, to assist you and to answer any questions you may have with the curriculum. The University’s online learning management system is user-friendly and easy to navigate. Tutorials are available to help you be successful.

How to Register and Enroll

Four summer online courses are available for your consideration. Each three-credit hour course begins Tuesday, June 5 and ends July 7. You are to select one of the four courses.

Enrollment in the course is completed after you register and pay the associated fees. After you register and pay, you will receive confirmation of enrollment.

Registration is open from March 1, 2018 to May 1, 2018. Once a class reaches capacity, it will close and you will have to select an alternate class. During registration, you will be asked to indicate your first and second choice.

Your Central State University ID number is required to complete registration. The ID number, which was previously assigned to you, is a nine-digit number that starts with three zeros.

Marauder JUMP START Course Sections

Global History  - HIS 1121 - 3 credits

Beginning with the emergence of humanity in Africa, this course will deal with trends in the development of human culture in China, India, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Each of these regions will be examined in their efforts to build systems of government, religion, and national unity. Interactions among these regions will be examined from the standpoint of trade, war, empire, and scientific and technological exchange


Intro to History of Africans in the US - HIS 1110 - 3 credits

A general or survey history of people of African descent in North America, exploring the African background, enslavement, abolitionism, reconstruction, segregation, the Harlem Renaissance, and other civil rights and cultural affirmation movements. The experiences of Black people in America and their intersections with general U.S. history themes are emphasized.


Intro to Psychology - PSY 1200 - 3 credits

This course presents an introduction to the science of psychology and human behavior. The course aim is to explore the science-based approach to psychology, applied theories such as learning and memory; sensation and perception; cognition; statistical analysis of behavior; social behaviors, emotions, and attitudes; personality; and abnormal behaviors. Psychology majors and minors are required to take this course as a prerequisite for all advanced courses in psychology. This course is open for non-majors and meets all general education requirements. 


Introductory Sociology - SOC 1105 - 3 credits

A study of fundamental principles of sociology, including basic concepts of social structure, processes, and interactions and an overview of the major theoretical perspectives and research methodologies used in analyzing social institutions.

Registration will be open from March 1, 2018 to May 1, 2018.

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