Liberal Arts Fall 2020 Information


Liberal Arts Fall 2020 Information

Updated: July 22, 2020

Updates and information about returning to campus for Liberal Arts classes will be published on this page throughout the summer. 

We are looking forward to having our undergraduate students on campus in a few short weeks. We have some changes with Liberal Arts classes this year. We have posted an updated schedule for fall semester

We have added some exciting new courses. All courses will have material posted on our Learning Management System, Canvas, and will be available the week before classes start. We have also adjusted the schedule to reflect three different modes of delivery: Face-to-Face/Hybrid, Synchronous Online (where the class will meet in real-time online some or all of the days/times listed on the schedule), and Asynchronous Online (where all material is completed online with no real-time interaction). 

For all course design options, please make certain you have communicated with your instructor prior to the first day of class to understand how the class is designed. 

  • Face-to-Face/Hybrid: These classes will regularly meet face-to-face with social distancing protocol as a primary focus. That means the class may meet in small groups, or on alternate days, or one day a week, or all days and times listed on the schedule supplemented by assignments on Canvas. Since seating in these classes is limited, we will not be able to add additional students once the course cap has been met.
  • Synchronous Online: These courses will be taught fully online, but have days and times listed for synchronous meetings via a platform like Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
  • Asynchronous Online: These courses will be taught fully online and will not require any synchronous meetings. While students are expected to complete assignments by specific dates, asynchronous classes often let students work at their own pace. 

You can find information on required Liberal Arts courses on our website.

Drop/Add for both returning and incoming students will open Monday, Aug. 3. While Assistant Dean Jeff Gredlein and Administrative Support Specialist Casey Powers may be available for drop-in advising via email or at 1903 Sunnyside Ave. prior to and after the start of classes, you will need to contact them and set up an appointment. Jeff may be reached at 336-734-2854 and Casey at 336-631-1558

If you have any questions about Division of Liberal Arts classes before the start of school, you are welcome to contact Division of Liberal Arts Dean Dean Wilcox  directly.

Incoming Students:

Registration for incoming students opens 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, and ends at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 Due to social distancing protocol, we have limited seating in a number of Liberal Arts classes and are advising incoming students to register only for one Liberal Arts class for the fall semester. Typically, incoming students register for a section of FYS 1100: First Year Seminar in the fall and a section of ENG 1200: Writing About in the spring (spring registration will open in October). Students who have not completed this sequence or the equivalent may only register for 1000 level courses. If you have AP, IB, or transfer credit that fulfill these requirements, you may be eligible to register for a 2000-3000 level course. AP, IB, and transfer credit should be posted and available for you to see in Degree Works in E-Z Arts student web portal by July 29. If you have any transfer or registration questions prior to Orientation, please contact Assistant Dean Jeff Gredlein or Administrative Support Specialist Casey Powers, both in the Division of Liberal Arts. Jeff may be reached at 336-734-2854 and Casey, at 336-631-1558

Advising for incoming students will be handled via Zoom with time set aside during orientation from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 and from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. You are welcome to register on your own starting July 29 without an advising session. If you have any questions before then please contact Jeff Gredlein or Casey Powers.