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Fall 2014 8-Week Correspondence Courses

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


Priority Registration begins on March 24, 2014.

Open Registration begins on April 14, 2014.

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Courses begin October 20, 2014 and end December 17, 2014.  The last day to drop a course for a full refund is October 24, 2014.  Financial aid may be available for these courses.  Students enrolled in correspondence courses are unable to claim living expenses in financial aid awards.  The section number for 8-week correspondence courses is U915T.

ANTH 210
Cultural Anthropology

Synonym #
09301

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
Introduces the nature of human culture as an adaptive ecological and evolutionary system, emphasizing basic anthropological concepts, principles and problems. Draws data from both traditional and industrial cultures to cover such concepts as values & beliefs, social organization, economic and political order, science, technology, and aesthetic expression.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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ANTH 280
Sociocultural Theory

Synonym #
09303

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
An introduction to the nature of theories of human social and cultural behavior and their construction. Major approaches from anthropology and sociology will be examined in order to better comprehend elements essential to generating knowledge of social behavior.

Prerequisites
ANTH 210 or SOC 100 or Instructor Consent.

Book Info
TBA

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GEOG 210
World Regional Geography

Synonym #
09304

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

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
TBA

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HLTH 103
Personal Health

Synonym #
09305

Credits
3

Instructor
Dan Fitzsimmons

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
Your Health Today
ISBN 007338092x

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REL 250
World Religions

Synonym #
09306

Credits
3

Instructor
Richard Van Lente

Description
Introduces the major religions of humankind, examining the function and diversity of religious expression in human experience, and the role of these religions in international relations.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions
ISBN 0-06-250811-3

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SOC 100
Introduction to Sociology

Synonym #
09309

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

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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SOC 150
Social Problems

Synonym #
09310

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
A study of present day problems in contemporary societies, such as racism, sexism, ageism, alcoholism, drug addiction, physical and mental health, war and environmental issues - their significance and current policies and action.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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SOC 281
Sociocultural Theory

Synonym #
09311

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
An introduction to the nature of theories of human, social and cultural behavior and their construction. Major approaches from anthropology and sociology will be examined in order to better comprehend elements essential to generating knowledge of social behavior.

Prerequisites
ANTH 210 or SOC 100 or Instructor Consent.

Book Info
TBA

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The University of South Dakota (USD) takes great care to assure the student who registers for correspondence classes is the same student who participates in and completes and receives academic credit.
  • All 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.

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