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Course Formats

When and where courses are offered

San Marcos Campus

What to expect for the 2020-21 academic year:

Your health and well-being are a priority to us.  The talent development academic advisor will work with you to find the best course formats for your particular life situation.  Need online courses?  We offer them!  Talent development studies may be completed online.

  • Some online courses are designed with a mix of synchronous (e.g., Zoom video calls) and asynchronous activities.  These courses offer the interaction and support of synchronous classes and conferences, while still allowing for much student flexibility in completing the rest of the course activities. You'll find that the online courses that are taught by Talent Development faculty typically have a mix of synchronous and asynchronous components.
  • Some online courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and in other departments across campus are 100% asynchronous.  In an online course that is taught asynchronously, there are no synchronous interactions (when everyone needs to be online at the same time).

If my course includes synchronous online sessions, when would they be held?

Fall and Spring: In the evenings

Summer: Usually during the day