USC, NYT Team For Continuing Education Program, 40+ Online Courses This Fall

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The New York Times and the University of Southern California have partnered to offer an online, continuing education program that combines the brainpower and outreach of journalists and faculty, according to a news release.

The collaboration will launch with programs in seven areas of study, uniting the comprehensive continuing education catalogs from both USC and The New York Times Knowledge Network. Courses will feature USC faculty in addition to journalists from The New York Times.

The USC and The New York Times Knowledge Network ( program offers students tailored, practical programs to enhance their professional paths and the flexibility of online courses for working and non-working adults. The seven programs comprise architecture, arts management, business, cinematic arts, communications, medicine and politics.

The Fall 2011 semester will include more than 40 online courses.