Cal State University expands availability of online classes

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) California State University students will be able to earn credit this fall by completing online courses offered through any of the system's 23 campuses.

CSU officials announced Wednesday that full-time students are being allowed for the first time to include in their schedules online classes that are not offered by the school where they are enrolled.

The 36 courses available as part of the program so far includes such general education standards as biology and statistics, as well as more exotic offerings such as the "History of Rock and Roll" and "Stress Management."

Gov. Jerry Brown has encouraged California's universities and colleges to invest in online course delivery as a way to save money while meeting student demand for the classes they need to graduate.