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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course Objectives | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Time Expectation | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored Assessments | Your Email Account | Student Resources | Technical Support | Accommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)
Course Title: CST 201 - Introduction to Communication Theory and Research (3 Credits)
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Course Prerequisites and Description
Course Requisite Technical Skills
In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:
- Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons
- Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation
- Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system
- Capable of using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Capable of using a video recording program (for the Rhetorical Analysis Assignment)
- Proficient searching the web for information
- Able to download and print information from websites
- Able to download, view, and/or print PDF files
Textbooks and Materials
Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials
Grading Turnaround Time
All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days after the due date, and sooner when possible.
Late Work Policy
There is a lot of material to cover in this class and the lessons are carefully arranged for optimal learning. Please pay close attention to your due dates that you will find in the Course Summary section of the Syllabus.
Assignments not turned in by their due dates will receive a maximum of half credit for up to a week. Any assignment turned in more than one week past its due date will not receive credit. Please turn your work in on time.
In conclusion, I ask you to complete your work to the best of your ability, turn it in on time, and to respect the time your classmates and I are investing in your progress. In return, I will make every effort to support you in any way I can and to make this a fun and rewarding semester
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Student Rights & Responsibilities
Overview of Assignments
Taking Proctored Assessments
Your Email Account
For technical assistance, please visit the NOVA Online IT Support website for contact information and support resources.
Accommodation Policy and Statements
External Tools Used in the Course
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NOVA Online Policies and Procedures
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