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The Carnegie Unit- This course must be and is accountable to a professional academic standard known as the Carnegie Unit.  This impacts types and amounts of reading, “seat time” (instructional time), and outside work assigned.  Ninety hours of homework is required for a 3 credit course.   Accreditors and the US Dept. of Education have set these standards so as to assure that students receive a fair education.  Here are the estimated homework hours for this course, by category:


Homework Hours

I. Required Reading


II. Studying for exams/quizzes


III. Research for Writing Assignments


IV. Writing Assignments


Other Assignments


Total  Homework Hrs