Course FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Law Enforcement in the Community and
Students in this course frequently ask the following questions:
1. How much time will this course take?
In general, the college recommends
that for each class hour (45 hours) there should be 2 hours per week of
homework. With this guide in mind, I planned for 2-3 hours per week for each
credit hour -- approximately 6-9 hours each week. You must have time -- or make
time -- for this class. If it becomes clear that assignments are taking longer,
tell me immediately and I will consider alternatives.
2. How important is it to keep up with the rest of
You are enrolled in a course that builds as it goes.
Concepts learned in one chapter are combined with concepts in subsequent
chapters as the course unfolds. For example , if you fall behind or don’t
learn the concepts in chapter 9, you will have difficulty with chapters 10 and
3. What if I can't make a deadline?
Do not get behind. Have each week’s assignments completed
as scheduled. Late assignments will not be accepted. There is
opportunity for extra credit; however, you must have completed all of the
assignments and have a "C" average. The extra credit will be due
approximately 3/4's into the semester.
Occasionally, it may be necessary for you to ask for an extension. In
the case of serious and unanticipated emergencies, I will consider an
extension if you can document the situation. Formal documentation is