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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 100 U820T
Introduction to Online Learning

Synonym #
21221

Credits
1

Dates
8/20-10/12
100% refund date:
8/23/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course is designed to engage students in their college experience, both academically and personally. The course aids students as they acquire and develop the skills necessary to reach their educational objectives. Through readings, discussions, reflective writing, and class activities, all of which illuminate a specific topic, students will practice skills that will enable them to succeed in their college courses. In addition, the class will help students acclimate to the university’s culture.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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A&S 101 U820T
Career Exploration

Synonym #
21242

Credits
1

Dates
10/15-12/12
100% refund date:
10/19/18

Instructor
TBA

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 #
21243

Credits
1

Dates
10/15-12/12
100% refund date:
10/19/18

Instructor
TBA

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 U820T
Art Appreciation: Graphic Novels

Synonym #
35670

Credits
3

Dates
10/15-12/12
100% refund date:
10/19/18

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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HLTH 103 U821T
Personal Health

Synonym #
23600

Credits
3

Dates
10/15-12/12
100% refund date:
10/19/18

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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THEA 201 U821T
Film Appreciation

Synonym #
23181

Credits
3

Dates
10/15-12/12
100% refund date:
10/19/18

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.