Media/Television courses present the course content on a series of videos with a coordinating faculty member. Videos are available from a variety of sources and instructors use both voice-mail and electronic-mail to communicate with students. Certain courses are available on some local Comcast broadcast channels.If you are taking a television, correspondence or online course, please visit our class support page for links to syllabi, orientations, instructor and assignment information.
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Many media/television courses have an orientation session at GSU and/or an online orientation to provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with their instructor(s), review course requirements, assignments and examinations. During the first two weeks of each trimester, orientations are held at GSU to provide an opportunity for students to meet their instructor, discuss course requirements, assignments and examinations. Students can usually choose either a weekday evening or a Saturday morning session. Media/Television course orientations are mandatory for students within a 50-mile radius of GSU.
Students residing more than 50 miles from GSU and out-of-state students should obtain and carefully review course material available from Follett's GSU Bookstore, for course information.
Note: Some courses are designated in the University Schedule of Classes as NOT available for distance students to denote required attendance or a lack of available material for distance students. These classes require attendance at all orientations, meetings and exams. For further assistance call 708-534-4099, 1-800-478-8478 ext. 4099 or via e-mail.
All study guides and textbooks, as well as the videos for a selected number of media/television courses, may be purchased from or ordered by phone from Folletts GSU Bookstore: 708-534-4558, or 1-877-525-6578.
Many courses can be viewed on local cable (The Educator) and some are available at area libraries. Students taking courses at a distance may acquire course videos from Follett's GSU Bookstore or GSU video streaming. Please review the Media/Television Course Viewing Chart for details. Note: You must have Adobe Acrobat version 4 or greater installed to view the file.
The University Library maintains at least five sets of videos for all of the media/television courses. Usually, two sets are on two-hour reserve for in-house viewing only and three sets are available for one (1) week maximum per video checkout for home viewing. All videos are DVD format. Fines for overdue videos are charged at the rate of $5.00 per day, per item, and all borrowing privileges are suspended until the item is returned. If a video is damaged or lost, the University Library imposes a $35 ($25 replacement fee plus $10 processing fee per video) charge to cover the cost of replacing the video. A valid identification card must be presented to check out a tape. Student identification cards are issued and updated in the Office of Student Life (A1120).
Minimum System Requirements (Video Streaming)
- A Pentium class or equivalent computer with speakers.
- A broadband connection such as DSL, cable modem, or wireless cable. Video streaming is not available for dial-up modems.
- Windows Media Player 7.0 or higher.
- An Internet browser installed on your computer. Internet Explorer 5.5 (or higher). Or Netscape 6.1 (or higher).
Video streaming will not work with America Online accounts. If you are an AOL customer, we recommend you purchase course video CDs or DVDs (subject to availability). We apologize for the inconvenience.
SCCTV who offers a streaming link for our courses is updating the link (see below).
All courses you produce will be available for streaming at the URL listed above.
Media/television course students residing within a 50-mile radius of Governors State University will normally take examinations, (if applicable) on-campus, at the dates and times specified by the course instructor. Those outside of this radius will designate an appropriate proctor by submitting an Examination Request Form online.
Under unusual circumstances, some instructors may allow students to schedule make-up exams through the Office of Student Development (B1215). Students should first consult their course materials or instructor for specific policies and procedures.
After obtaining the permission of the instructor, students should call 708-534-4508 for an appointment. Testing appointments should be made at least one week prior to the day that you would like to sit for the exam. The Office of Student Development is under no obligation to accommodate walk-ins.
Extended Learning room numbers may NOT appear on your class schedule from the Registrar's Office. They will be posted at most building entrances and here.
Current tuition and fees are located on the tuition and fees page.