Online Course FAQs

    Professor Robert Goldberg

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Online Course FAQs
(Frequently Asked Questions)

1.  How much time will this course take?

In general, the college recommends that for each class hour (credit), plan for 2-3 hours per week of study time/homework. This is 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 work with you to figure out how to get things accomplished.

2.  How important is it to keep up with the rest of the class?

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 4, you will have difficulty with chapters 5, 6, and 7.

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.  

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 for up to one major assignment, excluding the final assignment, if you can document the situation.