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

Priority Registration begins October 28, 2013
Open Registration begins November 18, 2013

 

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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 #
87437

Credits
1

Dates
3/17-5/9
100% refund date:
3/20/14

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 #
87438

Credits
1

Dates
3/17-5/9
100% refund date:
3/20/14

Instructor
Kevin Doyle

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
Rath, Tom. StrenghtsFinder 2.0. New York: Gallup Press, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-1-59562-015-6

ARTH 100 U821T
Art Appreciation

Synonym #
87627

Credits
3

Dates
3/17-5/9
100% refund date:
3/20/14

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. Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts. Thames & Hudson, 2012. eBook folder: ISBN 978-0-500-77042-9.

Gateways to Art Paperback: ISBN  978-0-500-28956-3 .

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GEOG 210 U820T
World Geographgy

Synonym #
92257

Credits
3

Dates
1/13-3/7
100% refund date:
1/16/14

Instructor
Brian Molyneaux

Description
An exploration of human geography, the study of how people adapt to, and interact with, their physical surroundings. Topics include the human use of space, the ways that different cultural groups pursue their economic, political and social lives, and the impacts of humans on the natural environment.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Rubenstein, J.M. Contemporary Human Geography – 2nd Revised Edition (ISBN 10: 0321811127 / ISBN 13: 9780321811127).

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HIST 152 U820T
United States History II

Synonym #
92256

Credits
3

Dates
3/17-5/9
100% refund date:
3/20/14

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). 

Reading the American Past: Selected Historical Documents, Fifth Edition, Vol. 2, by Michael P. Johnson (ISBN: 9780312563776).

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HLTH 103 U820T
Personal Health

Synonym #
92258

Credits
3

Dates
3/17-5/9
100% refund date:
3/20/14

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 Communications

Synonym #
92296

Credits
3

Dates
3/17-5/9
100% refund date:
3/20/14

Instructor
Larry Rohrer

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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PSYC 101 U820T
General Psychology

Synonym #
92345

Credits
3

Dates
1/13-3/7
100% refund date:
1/16/14

Instructor
Nikki Christensen

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
Psychology 10th Edition in modules, by David G. Myers, ISBN: 1464102619

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SOC 100 U820T
Introduction to Sociology

Synonym #
92352

Credits
3

Dates
3/17-5/9
100% refund date:
3/20/14

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 / 9780078026812eText: ISBN‐10 0‐07‐744569‐4, ISBN‐13 978‐0‐07‐744569‐0.

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THEA 201 U821T
Film Appreciation

Synonym #
92430

Credits
3

Dates
3/17-5/9
100% refund date:
3/20/14

Instructor
TBA

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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  • 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 by logging into myU. Portal: Distance > Student Support > Proctor / Testing Info. 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.