Our online courses are designed to foster active learning and use an interactive style of problem solving that improves student understanding and retention. Our courses are designed to be flexible during the semester, with prerecorded lectures, online assignments, and weekly deadlines. Live online sessions, led by the instructor, are held in Zoom, which allows for video, voice, text, screen sharing, and whiteboard interaction. Online course materials, such as videos, notes, interactive webpages, and practice problems with solutions, are provided for the student.
All Fall and Spring courses follow the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences academic calendar. Summer courses run from June 10 to August 2, 2019.
Students can contact their instructors via email with questions or concerns at any time. Live one-on-one online review sessions can be scheduled as well to prepare for the graded assessments, which include homework, quizzes, and a cumulative midterm and final.
The workload in these 4-credit online courses is comparable to those that meet face to face. Students should expect to work a minimum of 10 hours per week to be successful. This requires that you be self-disciplined, motivated, and have basic skills using a computer and a Web browser.