Computer classes also require that the students complete weekly homework and unit exams during the semester. Plan you time wisely to be able to show your work within the guidelines given by the instructor. The only way to know that learning has happened is by showing that you can perform the tasks required in the homework and hands-on activities. This 5-unit course requires 5 hrs weekly of lecture, 1 hour weekly of lab, and 10 hours weekly for homework and study time. That is 16 hours weekly. During the summer session, this time is doubled! Please plan accordingly.
Online Activity is part of your class grade. If you are considering an online SPAN 101 or 102, keep in mind that your grade will also include online activity on Blackboard. This activity is based on the assumption that students will be spending 16 or more hours weekly doing their online work and assigned tasks.
SPAN 101 and 102 have a one-hour lab component on top of the 5 hours per weekly lecture. For an online course, students will be spending one hour for lab, 5 hours for online lecture, and 10 hours of online homework, most of it in front of a computer. This totals 16 hours weekly. During the summer, it will be 32 hours weekly. Some students may need more than 16 or 32 hours per week. Keep this is mind, and setup a consistent schedule to work on your online classes every week. This applies to all campus courses. Keep this in mind when you decide the number of units for which you will enroll.