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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.

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A&S 101 U820T
Career Exploration

Synonym #
98440

Credits
1

Dates
10/16-12/13
100% refund date:
10/20/17

Instructor
Gina Mairose

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. You Majored in What? (2009 ed.), PENG RAND. ISBN: 9780452296008

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A&S 301 U821T/U822T
Job Searching in the 21st Century

Synonym #
98442/19861

Credits
1

Dates
10/16-12/13
100% refund date:
10/20/17

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 required text.

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ARTH 100 U822T
Art Appreciation: Graphic Novels

Synonym #
01906

Credits
3

Dates
10/16-12/13
100% refund date:
10/20/17

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
Mccloud. Understanding Comics ( ed.), HARP PUB. ISBN: 9780060976255

Spiegelman. Complete Maus:Survivor's Tale... ( ed.), PENG RAND. ISBN: 9780679406419

Satrapi. Persepolis ( ed.), PENG RAND. ISBN: 9780375714573

Bechdel. Fun Home: Family Tragicomic ( ed.), HM. ISBN: 9780618871711

Mazzucchelli. Asterios Polyp ( ed.), PENG RAND. ISBN: 9780307377326

Moore. Watchmen ( ed.), PENG RAND. ISBN: 9781401245252

Beaty. Comics Versus Art ( ed.), UTP DIST. ISBN: 9781442612044

Gravett. Comics Art ( ed.), TRILITERAL. ISBN: 9780300204018

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HLTH 103 U821T
Personal Health

Synonym #
98513

Credits
3

Dates
10/16-12/13
100% refund date:
10/20/17

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. (2015). Your Health Today: Choices in a Changing Society (5th edition). New York, NY: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-802859-5.

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THEA 201 U821T
Film Appreciation

Synonym #
98661

Credits
3

Dates
10/16-12/13
100% refund date:
10/20/17

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
Barsam. Looking At Movies- With Access ( ed.), NORTON. ISBN: 9780393265194

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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.