The content for each week/unit is accessible via the drop-down under the ‘Schedule’ link on the main menu.
The course is divided into 7 units (that are each one week long). On the course website (this website), each week contains links to video lectures, external documentary videos, readings, and information on assignments. Be absolutely sure to review the requirements (and due dates) for each week. While each week is similar, there are small differences you need to be aware of (this is your responsibility).
Instead of individual units becoming accessible at the beginning of that week, all course content will be visible and accessible at the beginning of the class. This means that you can easily watch all of the videos and do all of the readings in the first week of the class. However, the unit quizzes are only available during their corresponding week. Likewise, the weekly blog posts can only be posted during their corresponding week. Except in cases of emergency, students cannot request to do their quizzes or submit their blogs early.
This course embraces self-paced learning. This means that you may watch the video lectures and read the assigned readings at your own pace, but remember, you are responsible for knowing the relevant material to complete the Weekly Exams and Weekly Blog Posts. It is also your responsibility to check each week’s due dates.
Unlike a traditional brick-and-mortar classroom setting, this online course format gives you the advantage of being able to revisit any lecture at will. Take advantage of this, especially as much of the course material we are covering includes complex terminology that you may find a challenge at first.
As with any class, if you have any questions about the course material or the structure of the class, don’t hesitate to contact me.