What are the typical features of an in-class course?

The School of Continuing Studies in-class courses are delivered at the three campuses of the University of Toronto; St. George/Downtown, University of Toronto Mississauga or University of Toronto Scarborough. The dates, times and duration for the in-class sessions will be listed on the course webpage and once you have enrolled you’ll receive information about the specific location of your classroom (address, building, room number etc.). If the location has not been booked at the time of registration, we will send you an email once it is finalized. If you don’t have the location seven days before your class starts, please contact the School for further information.

Your instructor will facilitate each in-class session with lectures, presentations as well as discussions and activities. Your instructor will provide you with the information about course assignments and graded assessments. Your instructor will also provide with you contact information on how to communicate with him or her between sessions if you have questions about the course material or a particular assignment or assessment.

Many in-class courses are also supported with an online course site where you’ll find course information and learning resources. Most in-class course sessions are between two and three hours each although the School offers a wide range of course schedules with some full-day and half-day schedules. In addition to the time you’ll spend in-class, you’ll likely have one to three hours of additional reading, studying, assignments, project work and/or preparing for exams per module. For example, in a typical twelve-week course, you’ll have four to six hours of total learning time each week. If the course you’re interested in is offered in multiple formats (in-class, online or hybrid) be assured that these formats use the same learning material and will allow you to achieve the same learning outcomes.


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