Q: I am in a time zone two or more hours behind St. Louis time. What is the earliest a morning class will start?

A: The earliest a morning course will begin is 9am CDT. However, some courses will not have any synchronous (live) content so that you can watch the lectures at whatever time works for you.

Q: Will classes still meet Monday-Friday at a scheduled time now that courses are online?

A: The schedule and amount of live scheduled class time will vary from class to class. We will continue to update this information as we have it:

Morning Courses
Topics Japanese Culture 1-2 synchronous sessions a week – class is scheduled for 9am CDT
Introduction to Microeconomics 1-2 synchronous sessions – class is scheduled for 9am CDT
Introduction to World History – asynchronous course (no course times scheduled)
Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 1-2 synchronous sessions a week – class is scheduled for 9am CDT

Afternoon Courses
Introduction to Macroeconomics – -highly synchronous 4-5 sessions a week – class is scheduled for 1pm CDT
Biomedical Ethics – 1-2 synchronous sessions- class is scheduled for 1pm CDT
Banned Books – 1-2 synchronous sessions a week – class is scheduled for 1pm CDT
Social Problems – highly synchronous – meets 5 days a week – class is scheduled for 3pm CDT

Q: I am wondering what platform is used for classes since some platforms are unavailable in China.

A: Most courses will use Canvas. Some will use Zoom.