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Course Title: PLS 241 - Introduction to International Relations (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
Overview of Assignments
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. If I observe that you have not been active during any given week of the course, (this includes discussion participation and assignment submission), you may be dropped from the course.
Late Work Policy
Grading Turnaround Time:
All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days from the submission date, and sooner when possible.
Withdraw from the Course
Taking Proctored Assessments
Student Rights & Responsibilities
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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