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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: PLS 200 - Introduction to Political and Democratic Theory (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.)
- 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
Each student is expected to be active in the course each week. You are required to log into the course site at least three times a week.
Late Work Policy
Grading Turnaround Time
All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days after the due date, and sooner when possible.
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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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