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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
TBA.

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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
TBA.

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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
TBA.

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HIST 152 U821T
United States 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
TBA.

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HLTH 103 U820T/U821T
Personal Health

Synonym #
09811
09812

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
TBA.

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MCOM 151 U820T
Introduction to Mass Communications

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
A non-technical discussion designed to increase the enjoyment and appreciation of music. Fulfills the music requirement in the general education program.

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
TBA.

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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
TBA.

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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.