Online Courses

The Public Administration Department offers classes both in traditional and online formats.  Students select which they will take each quarter based on schedules and personal learning styles.   The CSUSB Online program is nationally recognized.

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Online classes are different than face to face classes.  It is not simply that we don’t meet on campus, but how we go about learning is different.  We still have reading assignments and papers or projects, but in place of the four hours of in-class time we establish online discussions, exercises, or other activities.  Also in place of four hours on one evening – you are expected to engage online in Blackboard 3-4 or more times per week, posting, reading other students posting, or carrying out other online activities.  The purpose is not to be doing more or less than a face to face class, but to structure the time differently. 

For an introduction to Blackboard consult the tutorials here.

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We teach our core classes online 50% of the time.  See our Advising page to plan when you will take which class..

Our class schedule lists either a FOL or a P next to the class number. 

FOL is online.  P is traditional face to face.

Virtual Evenings - Classes with a Virtual (V) evening are online - but students must be available that evening for tests or other special assigments.

NOTE: Class material on Blackboard is not guaranteed to be available after the quarter.  Download whatever information and assignments you want saved.