Courses in the fall and spring are held in time blocks calledsemesters. Asemesteris a 16 week block of time, start to finish. In the summer, courses are held duringMaymester, a one-month period of instruction in the month of May, or during thesummer session. A summer session course may last eight weeks or twelve weeks.
Most college courses are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or Tuesday and Thursday.
A few courses are held five days a week, some four days a week and labs meet once
Monday, Wednesday and Friday courses meet for 50 minutes each day. This is also true
of courses that meet four or five days a week.
Tuesday, Thursday courses meet for an hour and fifteen minutes each day.
Labs may meet for an hour, two hours, or three hours, depending on the type of lab.
Many applied technology courses meet for several hours at a time.
Snow College has the smallest course sizes of all state colleges and universities
in the state of Utah! Most of our courses have 25 to 30 students. Courses that meet
in lecture halls usually have more students. Our convocation course has just over
200 students and is held in a large concert hall to accommodate music, dance and other
Course assignments vary in each class. Almost all courses contain the following assignments:
Regular testing by essay and/or multiple choice exams;
Formal writing assignments in the form of essays, lab write-ups, research papers,
reflection papers or case studies;
Quizzes on readings;
Most courses require students to participate in class by engaging in class discussions
or by answering questions and asking questions;
In some classes you may have classroom presentations and group presentations assigned;
Some courses may require service learning requirements. Click Here to learn more about
You should expect to spend two to three hours out of class studying for each one hour
in class. Some weeks the work will be light. When you have projects or papers to
write, you will spend considerably more time doing homework. Develop good study habits
from the beginning and you will reap the benefits throughout your college career.