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Semester classes meet fourteen times over in fifteen weeks. Typically, each class meets once per week for 2-1/2 hours. After the seventh week, there is a mid-semester break with no class meeting, called reading week.
Block classes meet for seven weeks. Typically, each class meets once per week for 5 hours. There are two seven-week blocks during each semester, with a reading week between each block.
Modular classes meet for only two weekends in one month for twenty hours each weekend. Modular classes meet Friday 5:309:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:005:00pm. There is a weekend with no classes between the two twenty-hour sessions. For more information see the Modular Class Schedule.
Online courses provide the ultimate convenience for self-motivated, self-directed students. Students in online courses complete weekly readings, assignments, and other learning activities using Blackboard, our online learning platform. Students and faculty members communicate with faculty and classmates via e-mail, chat, and discussion boards. These courses are 100% online courses with no on-location meetings. Online course duration may be either semester or block. For more information, see Online Learning.
Hybrid courses are courses in which time traditionally spent in the classroom is reduced by as much as 50 percent and a significant portion of the learning activities have been moved online using Blackboard. Hybrid course duration may be either semester or block. For more information see Online Learning.
Select degree programs are offered in the Fusion format. These highly-accelerated courses are conducted over a five-week period in hybrid format, with each week consisting of 20 hours of classroom meetings and at least 20 hours of online instruction and activities using Blackboard. Fusion programs will have at least three five-week courses each semester.