USC and New York Times team up to offer online education program

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The New York Times and USC have teamed up to offer an online education program that will rely on the paper’s journalists and the school’s faculty. USC’s Eileen Kohan told KPCC’s Steve Julian why the university pursued the project.

The New York Times and USC have teamed up to offer an online education program that will rely on the paper’s journalists and the school’s faculty.

"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, Business and Leadership, American Politics and Executive Education.

More than 40 online courses are being offered for the fall 2011 semester. "Courses will feature USC faculty in addition to New York Times journalists," according to the statement.

Following its domestic rollout, the venture launch internationally Oct. 13 at the USC Global Conference in Hong Kong, "taking into consideration the extensive number of USC alumni located in Hong Kong, throughout Asia, and various other countries."

Audio: USC’s Eileen Kohan told KPCC’s Steve Julian why the university pursued the project.

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