Program Delivery Formats
All on-campus programs offered through SHSS are scheduled at times convenient for most working adults. All courses are held Monday through Thursday.
Classes in Conflict Analysis & Resolution are scheduled in the evening, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Full-time students attend classes three evenings per week; part-time students attend classes two evenings per week. Occasionally, classes must be taken online.
Classes in Family Therapy are scheduled 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Students can often complete course requirements by attending classes two days per week. Occasionally, classes must be taken online.
Classes in the Master of Arts in Cross-disciplinary Studies program vary based on the department in which they are offered.
NSU’s computer labs provide students services to write papers, use email, and conduct research via the Internet. For more information, visit the website at http://microweb.nova.edu/.
The SHSS online programs employ an optimal combination of dynamic learning models and flexible interactive media. Students can participate in courses via the Internet from anywhere in the world. Students are provided NSU computer accounts but must obtain their own Internet service providers.
Online students are required to attend two Residential Institutes (RI) per academic year, each one week long. Currently, the RIs are held in February and October. The RI helps online students build a learning community. During the RIs, students participate in experiential exercises, role-plays, group simulations, guest speaker presentations, panel discussions, career development seminars, poster presentations, social events, and much more. There is also time allotted for faculty advising and student academic reviews.
Online media and interactive methods are used throughout the instructional sequence, such as WebCT, distance library services, electronic library, plus a range of online activities that facilitate frequent student to faculty, and student to student interaction. Online activities include real-time and/or asynchronized forums using threaded bulletin boards, chatrooms, email, and electronic classroom sessions. NSU offers extensive distance and electronic library services. For more information, visit the website at www.nova.edu/library/.