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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 #
09739

Credits
1

Dates
1/8-3/2
100% refund date:
1/11/18

Instructor
Kassandra Girard

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 #
09740

Credits
3

Dates
3/12-5/4
100% refund date:
3/15/18

Instructor
Gina Mairose

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 textbook.

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

Synonym #
34591

Credits
3

Dates
3/12-5/4
100% refund date:
3/15/18

Instructor
Wendy Stubbs

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 textbook.

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ARTH 100 U822T
Art Appreciation: Graphic Novel

Synonym #
10140

Credits
3

Dates
3/12-5/4
100% refund date:
3/15/18

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
See syllabus.

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HLTH 103 U822T
Personal Health

Synonym #
09841

Credits
3

Dates
3/12-5/4
100% refund date:
3/15/18

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
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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SOC 100 U822T
Introduction to Sociology

Synonym #
10050

Credits
3

Dates
3/12-5/4
100% refund date:
3/15/18

Instructor
Stephanie Spars

Description
Comprehensive study of society, with analysis of group life, and other forces shaping human behavior.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Henslin, James M. 2016 Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 13/E. Pearson ISBN-13: 978-0134205571 | ISBN-10: 013420557X MySocLab is not required.

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THEA 201 U821T
Film Appreciation

Synonym #
10072

Credits
3

Dates
3/12-5/4
100% refund date:
3/15/18

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
Looking at Movies by Richard Barsam and Dave Monahan, 5th Edition, ISBN: 978-0-393-26519-4, W.W. Norton & Company

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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.