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How long do I have to complete a Sociology course

Last updated February 16, 2011 - 8:14pm by Mike Sosteric Comments (4)

Students have up to 26 weeks (plus 3 two-month extensions if they want to pay for them) to complete a course. Some go the full 26 weeks but most courses have about 18 to 22 weeks in the suggested schedule, plus some time to study for and write the exam, if there is one.  The length of our course offerings is designed to offer you maximum flexibility and chances for success. Depending on several factors, including your past experience with self-paced courses, you may be able to complete your course in as little as a few weeks.


  • an unauthenticated user of the Landing March 19, 2012 - 5:13pm

    Hi there,

    I am looking at possibly enrolling in SOC 316 (Sociology of Familieis). In the course syllabus, it makes refernce to grades based on a category called "TME". I'm not sure what this is. Any help is appreciated.


    Dave Linklater.

    - David Linklater

  • Mike Sosteric March 20, 2012 - 8:50am

    The TME is "Tutor Marked Exercise" form. that's just an administrative thing. You submit it with your assignment, and instructor marks and resubmits. Unfortunately, it is a bit of an anachronism now since most of the stuff is done online, or by exchanging electronic documents, and comments are generally added directly into the documents. In any case, it is just a form you fill out that attaches to your assignment.


    hope this helps



  • an unauthenticated user of the Landing February 13, 2013 - 5:52pm

    Hi there,

    I currently need two upper year credits for sociology at my home school, as they aren't offering many due to a teacher taking a sabtical. I would have four months off from school (summer) and was wondering If was possible to complete two courses at the same time in tha duration, particularly: SOC Women and Work in Canada and SOC Women in Unions, both are third year courses. The reason why I would need to finish the courses in duration between May 1st-September 1st, is because otherwise I would need to apply for a course overload. 


    Any help would be great, thank you.

    -Kate Potter

    - Kate Potter

  • Mike Sosteric February 19, 2013 - 8:59am

    Hi Kate


    It is possible. Courses are generally self-paced meaning you can move as fast, or as slow, as you need. If you plan on moving very quickly through a course it is a good idea to give your tutor a heads up and let them know you'll be submitting assignments and writing exams in an accelerated fashion.



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