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Online Courses

The Public Administration Department occasionally offers online classes for undergraduates.  Online classes are different than face to face classes.  It is not simply that we don’t meet on campus, but how we go about learning is different.  We still have reading assignments and papers or projects, but in place of the four hours of in-class time we establish online discussions, exercises, or other activities.  Also in place of four hours on one evening – you are expected to engage online in Blackboard 3-4 or more times per week, posting, reading other students posting, or carrying out other online activities.  The purpose is not to be doing more or less than a face to face class, but to structure the time differently. Consult the projected class schedule for details.

For an introduction to Blackboard, consult the tutorials.