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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.

History (HIST)

HIST 151 U820T
United States History I

Synonym #
20998

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-7/6
100% refund date:
5/18/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Surveys the background and development of the United States from its colonial origins to the Civil War and reconstruction.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Health (HLTH)

HLTH 103 U820T
Personal Health

Synonym #
17423

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
6/15/18

Instructor
TBA

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

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HLTH 300 U820T
Foundations of Health Education

Synonym #
19457

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
A comprehensive study of the historical, educational, social, and political foundations of health education, the roles and responsibilities of the health education specialist, professional associations and career opportunities in health education.

Prerequisites
N/A

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HLTH 370 U820T
Stress Management

Synonym #
19458

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
The course is designed to help students deal with stressful situations in their lives. Successful management of stress has been shown to positively affect the performance of daily tasks and reduce the risks of many diseases. Students will learn management techniques and have the opportunity to act as peer counselors.

Prerequisites
N/A

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HLTH 422 U820T
Nutrition

Synonym #
19459

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course investigates the science of food relative to human performance, nutrition, and health education. Areas of emphasis include nutrient chemistry, function, and interactions; energy consumption and metabolism; and resources for nutrition education.

Prerequisites
N/A

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HLTH 522 U820T
Nutrition

Synonym #
19460

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course investigates the science of food relative to human performance, nutrition, and health education. Areas of emphasis include nutrient chemistry, function, and interactions; energy consumption and metabolism; and resources for nutrition education.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Human Resource Management (HRM)

HRM 460 U820T
Human Resource Management

Synonym #
26158

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course provides a survey of managerial practices with respect to the management of the human resource function and an introduction to the topic of human resource management as an occupational choice. Major areas of inquiry include recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits administration and work force integration and maintenance.

Prerequisites
N/A

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HRM 560 U820T
Human Resource Management

Synonym #
26159

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course provides a survey of managerial practices with respect to the management of the human resource function and an introduction to the topic of human resource management as an occupational choice. Major areas of inquiry include recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits administration and work force integration and maintenance.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Health Sciences (HSC)

HSC 310 U820T
Health Care Delivery

Synonym #
13376

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Health Care Delivery explores the history of health care delivery and how it has evolved to the current state. Contemporary trends in health care and ethical issues are considered. The importance of a system approach is emphasized. The continuum of care and the role of providers are discussed. The influence of reimbursement, payment processes, regulations, compliance demands, standards, quality assurance, and accreditation are explored.

Prerequisites
N/A

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HSC 350 U820T
Principles of Health Care

Synonym #
13377

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
The course focuses on professional attitudes, knowledge and skills essential in health care. Compassion, accountability, ethics, integrity and medical law are addressed. Roles of the professional, including civic engagement, stewardship, leadership and responsibility to the health of the community are explored.

Prerequisites
N/A

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HSC 370 U820T
Computerized Medical Records & Regulatory Compliance

Synonym #
13379

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Technology has become an enabler of solutions, with the healthcare industry doing business through the use of standardized electronic exchanges. This course focuses on the role of the electronic health record in a system’s information infrastructure and its essential role in complying with regulatory requirements.

Prerequisites
N/A

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HSC 380 U820T
Health Literacy & Culture Care

Synonym #
13380

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
“What do I need to know to care for you and to meet your needs?” forms the basis for this course. Familiarizes the student with necessary adaptations to healthcare delivery that reflect an understanding of diversity between and within cultures. Health literacy and the ability to obtain, process, and understand health information needed to make informed health decisions are studied in relation to health outcomes.

Prerequisites
N/A

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HSC 440 U820T
Major Issues in Health & Human Services

Synonym #
13381

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Examines the major issues which influence health and human services and their delivery. The healthcare needs of a diverse and multicultural population and healthcare disparities and strategies to address these needs are explored. Includes special populations service provision, advocacy, patient/client-centered care, psycho-social aspects of disease and wellness, health promotion and education, quality and cost controls, and interprofessional team approaches to service delivery.

Prerequisites
N/A

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HSC 440 U821T
Major Issues in Health & Human Services

Synonym #
13382

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Examines the major issues which influence health and human services and their delivery. The healthcare needs of a diverse and multicultural population and healthcare disparities and strategies to address these needs are explored. Includes special populations service provision, advocacy, patient/client-centered care, psycho-social aspects of disease and wellness, health promotion and education, quality and cost controls, and interprofessional team approaches to service delivery.

Prerequisites
N/A

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HSC 460 U820T
Leading Change

Synonym #
13383

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
The Health Sciences Major portfolio is finalized, including a personal assessment of competencies achievement. Classroom and self-directed learning activities foster the development of core knowledge, skills and values that support the development of leadership skills. Entrepreneurial thinking is explored. The course provides an introduction to the basics of developing a health business plan.

Prerequisites
N/A

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American Indian Education(INED)

INED 411 U820T
South Dakota Indian Studies

Synonym #
13384

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-7/6
100% refund date:
5/18/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
A basic knowledge of Indian history with emphasis on the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota speaking people. Current cultural issues are presented including values, family structures, traditional religion, fine arts, legends, economics, governmental policies, treaties, acts and related areas. Focuses on teaching methods, content and materials to equip students to teach bi-culturally.

Prerequisites
N/A

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INED 411 U821T
South Dakota Indian Studies

Synonym #
13388

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
6/15/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
A basic knowledge of Indian history with emphasis on the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota speaking people. Current cultural issues are presented including values, family structures, traditional religion, fine arts, legends, economics, governmental policies, treaties, acts and related areas. Focuses on teaching methods, content and materials to equip students to teach bi-culturally.

Prerequisites
N/A

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INED 511 U820T
South Dakota Indian Studies

Synonym #
13385

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-7/6
100% refund date:
5/18/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
An introduction to the historical and contemporary life of the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota (Sioux Tribes). The following conceptual areas are addressed throughout the course: Indian values, family structures, traditional religion; Indian fine arts; legends; economics; governmental policies, treaties, and acts and related areas. The course focuses on teaching methods, context, and materials to equip students to teach biculturally.

Prerequisites
N/A

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INED 511 U821T
South Dakota Indian Studies

Synonym #
13389

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
6/15/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
An introduction to the historical and contemporary life of the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota (Sioux Tribes). The following conceptual areas are addressed throughout the course: Indian values, family structures, traditional religion; Indian fine arts; legends; economics; governmental policies, treaties, and acts and related areas. The course focuses on teaching methods, context, and materials to equip students to teach biculturally.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Kinesiology and Sport Management (KSM)

KSM 240 U820T
Organization & Administration of KSS

Synonym #
19465

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course investigates the concepts and strategies required to successfully manage exercise science and sport organizations. A case study approach will be utilized to provide the students with practical examples on a range of topics involving operational analysis, human resource management, affirmative action policies as well as effective hiring practices.

Prerequisites
N/A

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KSM 244 U820T
American Sport in the 21st Century

Synonym #
19466

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course is designed to give the students an understanding of the internal and external factors that shape sport in American culture. This course will analyze how sport mirrors societal changes and how sociological phenomena affect participation and behavior.

Prerequisites
N/A

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KSM 453 U820T
Sport Psychology

Synonym #
19476

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
6/15/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course examines the effects of psychological factors, such as personality, motivation, group dynamics, psychomotor activity, and other psychological aspects of sports on participation and performance, as well as examining the effects of participation on the psychological make-up of the individual.

Prerequisites
N/A

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KSM 758 U820T
Sport Governance

Synonym #
19468

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
The major emphasis of this course is on governance issues within the sport industry. Influenced by basic concepts developed in other classes, the course examines how governing bodies function in the sport industry. Through practical application exercises, the student will apply managerial principles as well as concepts of governance.

Prerequisites
N/A

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KSM 782 U820T
New Media & Technology in Sport

Synonym #
19469

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This graduate level course provides students with an introduction to the means by which different sport brands and organizations are leveraging new media technologies.

Prerequisites
N/A

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KSM 785 U820T
Legal Aspects of Sport

Synonym #
19470

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This is a graduate level course relating to the application of constitutional law, contract law, and tort law to the sport industry. The course will also provide a legal framework concerning negligence, liability, and risk management practices pertaining sport businesses.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Leadership (LDR)

LDR 404 U820T
Leadership Communication and Conflict Resolution

Synonym #
20999

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Focus on public speaking skills, composition skills, small group discussion skills, reasoned communication, use of modern technological tools of communication, principles of conflict resolution and mediation.

Prerequisites
N/A

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LDR 504 U820T
Leadership Communication and Conflict Resolution

Synonym #
21000

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course focuses on public speaking skills, composition skills, small-group discussion skills, reasoned communication, use of modern technology tools of communication, principles of conflict resolution and mediation.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Learning Technologies (LT)

LT 712 U820T
Principles of Learning for Instructional Tech

Synonym #
13391

Credits
3

Dates
7/9-8/3
100% refund date:
7/10/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course provides an overview of the application of teaching and learning theories for diverse audiences. The focus will be on creating learning environments that are active and learner centered. This course will emphasize individual and technological approaches to the acquisition, processing, and application of information from a variety of sources. Topics for discussion include problem-based and inquiry-guided learning, curriculum development, on-line learning, constructivist principles, web-based instruction, distance education, and best practices in technology integration.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Interdiciplinary Studies (MAIS)

MAIS 710 U820T
Ethical Leadership

Synonym #
21001

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course will examine the unique ethical challenges faced by leaders with an emphasis on building ethical competency through self-assessment, challenge, and feedback. Topics include virtue ethics, evil, forgiveness, moral theories, transformational leadership, servant leadership, ethical group problem solving, organizational integrity, managing ethical diversity and ethical crisis leadership.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Math (MATH)

MATH 095 U820T
Pre-College Algebra

Synonym #
13392

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course prepares students for college level mathematics. Topics include basic properties of real numbers, exponents & radicals, rectangular coordinate geometry, solutions to linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, and an introduction to functions such as polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Note: This is a remedial level course. No credit for MATH 095 will be granted for graduation.

Prerequisites
N/A

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MATH 102 U820T
College Algebra

Synonym #
13394

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Equations and inequalities; polynomial functions and graphs, exponents, radicals, binomial theorem, zeros of polynomials; systems of equations; exponential, logarithmic, and inverse functions, applications and graphs. Other topics selected from sequences, series, and complex numbers.

Prerequisites
MATH 095; or MATH 101 with a grade of C or better; or appropriate placement based on standardized testing.

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MATH 102 U821T
College Algebra

Synonym #
13395

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Equations and inequalities; polynomial functions and graphs, exponents, radicals, binomial theorem, zeros of polynomials; systems of equations; exponential, logarithmic, and inverse functions, applications and graphs. Other topics selected from sequences, series, and complex numbers.

Prerequisites
MATH 095; or MATH 101 with a grade of C or better; or appropriate placement based on standardized testing.

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MATH 121 U820T
Survey of Calculus

Synonym #
13396

Credits
4

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
A survey of calculus including an intuitive approach to limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration with an emphasis on applications of the derivative and the integral as well as topics from multivariable calculus.

Prerequisites
MATH 102 or 115 or appropriate mathematics placement

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MATH 123 U820T
Calculus

Synonym #
13397

Credits
4

Dates
5/14-6/22
100% refund date:
5/17/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
The study of limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of the derivative, antiderivatives, the definite and indefinite integral, and the fundamental theorem of calculus.

Prerequisites
MATH 115 or appropriate mathematics placement

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MATH 125 U820T
Calculus II

Synonym #
13398

Credits
4

Dates
6/25-8/3
100% refund date:
6/28/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
A continuation of the study of calculus, including the study of sequences, series, polar coordinates, parametric equations, techniques of integration, applications of integration, indeterminate forms, and improper integrals.

Prerequisites
MATH 123

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Media & Journalism (MCOM)

MCOM 151 U820T
Introduction to Mass Communications

Synonym #
21003

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
6/15/18

Instructor
TBA

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

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MCOM 210 U820T
Basic Newswriting

Synonym #
21004

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Introduces students to gathering, evaluating and writing news.

Prerequisites
N/A

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MCOM 241 U820T
Social Media Marketing

Synonym #
21005

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
6/15/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course introduces fundamental concepts in social media and best practices in online community building. Students will gain an understanding of using social media to create meaningful relationships with customers, clients and colleagues.

Prerequisites
N/A

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MCOM 262 U820T
Digital Imaging

Synonym #
21006

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-7/6
100% refund date:
5/18/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course explores a wide range of manipulation techniques for photos, graphics, and video. Included is an overview of companion software used for digital publishing, such as Photoshop and Freehand, as well as illustration, image manipulation, and scanning techniques.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Microbiology (MICR)

MICR 230 U820T
Basic Microbiology

Synonym #
13399

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
A survey course in Microbiology designed for nursing and dental hygiene majors.

Prerequisites
N/A

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MICR 232 U820T
Basic Microbiology Lab

Synonym #
13402

Credits
1

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
The accompanying laboratory experience for MICR 230 (Basic Microbiology).

Prerequisites
N/A

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Master of Science in Administration (MSAS)

MSAS 764 U820T
Research in Administrative Practice

Synonym #
20966

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Survey of various decision-making techniques and their application to administrative practice; introduction to the use of program evaluation, various research methods, and other analytical techniques in organizational settings.

Prerequisites
N/A

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MSAS 764 U821T
Research in Administrative Practice

Synonym #
20968

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Survey of various decision-making techniques and their application to administrative practice; introduction to the use of program evaluation, various research methods, and other analytical techniques in organizational settings.

Prerequisites
N/A

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MSAS 786 U820T
EMPA/MSAS Capstone

Synonym #
20970

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Application of various research methodologies to problems in administrative practice; use of analytical techniques and statistical methods to identify solutions to problems in organizational settings.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Music (MUS)

MUS 100 U820T
Music Appreciation: Classical

Synonym #
13406

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-7/6
100% refund date:
5/18/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
A non-technical discussion designed to increase the enjoyment and appreciation of music. Fulfills the music requirement in the general education program.

Prerequisites
N/A

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MUS 100 U821T
Music Appreciation: Rock & Roll

Synonym #
13407

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-7/6
100% refund date:
5/18/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
A non-technical discussion designed to increase the enjoyment and appreciation of music. Fulfills the music requirement in the general education program.

Prerequisites
N/A

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MUS 100 U822T
Music Appreciation: Introduction to Music Theory

Synonym #
13408

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-7/6
100% refund date:
5/18/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
A non-technical discussion designed to increase the enjoyment and appreciation of music. Fulfills the music requirement in the general education program.

Prerequisites
N/A

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MUS 715 U820T
Music Theory Analysis Educator

Synonym #
13410

Credits
2

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course examines useful and practical approaches of score analysis, formal structures, and organizational systems for the benefit of music educators.

Prerequisites
N/A

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MUS 750 U820T
The School Music Program: Teaching the Adolescent Learner

Synonym #
13411

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
6/15/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Current practices and problems in music education.

Prerequisites
N/A

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MUS 781 U820T
Introduction to Music Bibliography

Synonym #
13412

Credits
2

Dates
5/14-7/6
100% refund date:
5/18/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
Surveys of music bibliography with appropriate research assignments.

Prerequisites
N/A

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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.