Class Formats to Fit Your Busy Schedule
School of Continuing Studies Course Format
Full Semester (Traditional)
Courses are 15 weeks in length and meet in-class weekly face-to-face for three hours with limited to no expectation of online activities.
Courses are typically seven weeks in length and are comprised of standard intervals of face-to-face in-class activities and online interactions. For instance, a blended class will meet face-to-face weekly for 3 hours a week and the equivalent amount of time will be spent participating in web-based activities such as asynchronous discussions, simulations and the review of video and web-based content.
Courses may be any length and are delivered through a combination of in-class and online interactions but not at standard intervals. For instance, a 7-week hybrid course may meet face-to-face for the first week and the last week and the remainder of the course is conducted online. Alternatively, a 15-week hybrid course may meet once per month in class for a full Saturday and the remainder is online. Hybrid schedules are unique to the course, subject and professor's requirements. Schedules for hybrid courses will be provided in advance to students so they are able to prepare as needed.
Online courses may be any length and are delivered entirely through web-based asynchronous interaction including discussion boards, videos, and live chats. There is no required face-to-face component. Students are expected to log on to the course regularly and expectations for participating and deliverables will match those of a course requiring a face-to-face component.
Two different 15-week courses are offered back-to-back on campus on the same evening. Classes begin at 5:00PM with the first course ending a 7:25, the second courses begins at 7:35PM and ends at 10:00PM. There is an expected online component to these courses though not equal to that which is expected of a blended course. Individuals who want to complete two courses in one semester in a primarily face-to-face environment will only have to travel to campus one evening per week.
Full semester courses (15 weeks) will run on Saturday morning or afternoon for three hours. Quarter courses (7 weeks) will run on Saturday morning or afternoon for three hours and the equivalent amount of time will be spent participating in web-based activities such as asynchronous discussions, and the review of video and web-based content.