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Online 8-Week Courses - Fall 2014
The University of South Dakota Division of Continuing & Distance Education

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Online courses are designed for distance learning and use the Internet for delivery.  Courses are listed on this page alphabetically by course prefix.  Please Note: Once the semester has begun, please reference the syllabus posted directly in your D2L course for the most up to date version/revisions. The section numbers for online courses are U820T, U821T, U822T, U823T, U824T, U825T, U826T, U827T, U829T.

A&S 101 U820T
Career Exploration

Synonym #
09563

Credits
1

Dates
10/20-12/17
100% refund date:
10/24/14

Instructor
Kevin Doyle

Description
A one-credit course designed for any student undecided about their academic major and/or career choice. The class meets twice a week for eight weeks and focuses on self-assessment exercises, class discussions, interest surveys and career research.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Brooks, Katharine. You Majored in What. New York: Viking Press, 2009. ISBN-10: 0670020826.

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A&S 301 U820T
Job Searching in the 21st Century

Synonym #
09564

Credits
1

Dates
10/20-12/17
100% refund date:
10/24/14

Instructor
Heather Johnson

Description
Prepares students for internship experiences and for post-college employment. The class covers self-assessment, planning, identification and use of career resources, and the job search.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
No Text Required.

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ART 260 U820T
Digital Photography

Synonym #
09612

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-10/17
100% refund date:
8/28/14

Instructor
Aaron Packard

Description
Digital Photography will develop students’ skills in pixel-based photography. Students will recognize the similarities and differences between conventional film and digital photography. Using imaging software, they will access appropriate images for enhancement and creative image manipulation, to equip students to produce satisfying and meaningful art using digital photography.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Long, Ben. Complete Digital Photography, Sixth Edition. Publisher: Charles River. Media; 7 editionLanguage: English. ISBN-10: 1285077261; ISBN-978-1285077260.

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ARTH 100 U821T
Art Appreciation

Synonym #
09641

Credits
3

Dates
10/20-12/17
100% refund date:
10/24/14

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
Explores the nature of art in various aesthetic, formal, and psychological dimensions, involving analysis of art objects for understanding, enjoyment, and life enhancement.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
DeWitte, Debra J., Ralph M. Larmann, and M. Kathryn Shields. (2012). Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts. New York: Thames & Hudson. eBook folder: ISBN 978-0-500-77042-9   Gateways to Art Paperback: ISBN  978-0-500-28956-3

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CSC 105 U820T
Introduction to Computers

Synonym #
09680

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-10/17
100% refund date:
8/28/14

Instructor
Janell Scardino

Description
Overview of computer applications with emphasis on word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation tools and Internet-based applications.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Exploring Microsoft Office 2013 Volume 1 - ISBN for book : 0133142671.

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GEOG 210 U820T
World Geography

Synonym #
09806

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-10/17
100% refund date:
8/28/14

Instructor
Brian Molyeneaux

Description
A survey of the Earth from a broad global framework through the differentiation of the world in terms of both natural and human environmental features and characteristics on a regional basis.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Contemporary Human Geography, 2/E James M. Rubenstein  ISBN-10: 0321811127, ISBN-13: 9780321811127 ©2013, Prentice Hall.

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HIST 152 U821T
U.S. History II

Synonym #
09810

Credits
3

Dates
10/20-12/17
100% refund date:
10/24/14

Instructor
Mark Madsen

Description
Surveys development of the United States since the Civil War and reconstruction.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Out of Many: A History of the American People, Brief Sixth Edition, Vol. 2, by John Mack Faragher, et. al. (ISBN: 0205010628). (Hereafter referred to as Faragher).

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HLTH 103 U820T
Personal Health

Synonym #
09811

Credits
3

Dates
10/20-12/17
100% refund date:
10/24/14

Instructor
Aimee Shea

Description
The dynamics of health in modern life in a rapidly changing world; modern concepts of health, disease, and longevity; current medical findings relative to emotional health, human sexuality, family planning, disease control, environmental health, and quackery are included.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Teague, M., Mackenzie, S., & Rosenthal, D. (2013). Your Health Today: Choices in a Changing Society (4th edition). New York, NY: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-802847-2 .

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MCOM 151 U820T
Introduction to Mass Communication

Synonym #
09900

Credits
3

Dates
10/20-12/17
100% refund date:
10/24/14

Instructor
Janet Davison

Description
A comprehensive look at the mass media in the United States and the world. Includes discussions of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, books, movies, recordings, advertising and public relations. Also studies mass media rights and responsibilities, ethics and censorship.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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MUS 100 U823T
Music Appreciation: Classical

Synonym #
18657

Credits
3

Dates
10/20-12/17
100% refund date:
10/24/14

Instructor
Jeff Fisher

Description
TBA.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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PSYC 101 U821T
General Psychology

Synonym #
09945

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-10/17
100% refund date:
8/28/14

Instructor
Chris Gunsolley

Description
This course is an introduction survey of the field of psychology with consideration of the biological bases of behavior, sensory and perceptual processes, learning and memory, human growth and development, social behavior and normal and abnormal behavior.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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SOC 100 U821T
Introduction to Sociology

Synonym #
09960

Credits
3

Dates
10/20-12/17
100% refund date:
10/24/14

Instructor
Stephanie Spars

Description
Comprehensive study of society, with analysis of group life, and other forces shaping human behavior.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Schaeffer, Richard T. Sociology in Modules, 2nd Edition. McGraw-Hill, 2013, Print: ISBN:0078026814 / 9780078026812 eText: ISBN-10 0-07-744569-4, ISBN-13 978-0-07-744569-0

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THEA 201 U821T
Film Appreciation

Synonym #
09997

Credits
3

Dates
10/20-12/17
100% refund date:
10/24/14

Instructor
Sandra Mollman

Description
This course explores the art of film and its impact on society. The student explores American and International cultures through the study of their films, filmmaking, and critical analysis.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Looking at Movies by Richard Barsam and Dave Monahan, 4th Edition, ISBN # 978-0-393-91302-6, W.W. Norton & Company .

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Student Identity Verification Measures
  • All online classes are password protected.  Students must provide name, date of birth, and the last four digits of their social security number, to receive an email and password from The University of South Dakota.  Access to online courses are managed through USD systems only and not a student's personal email.
  • Assessment of student learning in online classes often assists in student identity verification.  Many tests are proctored in person by University employees at the University's statewide higher education centers in Pierre, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls, SD and in Vermillion, SD at the Division of Continuing and Distance Education.  Students in other states make application for a professional proctor in their region who is approved by The University of South Dakota in advance of testing.  The Proctor Application can be found here: Proctor Form. University staff evaluate carefully the proposed proctors assessing potential conflicts of interest.  Approved proctors verify student identity prior to each test.
  • Finally, a growing number of online courses supplement instruction with web conferencing.  This technology allows the professor to further authenticate identity through voice recognition and visual recognition if webcams are used.