I took Texas the previous 8-week session & a few minutes ago i finished my final exam for US gov.
I haven't taken US history yet, but i only need part II, not part I.
The gen ed classes are 8 weeks long, as opposed to 5 weeks for nursing. Texas had on-line lectures, as well as readings from a textbook. There were 4 exams, 1 power point project, 1 paper, and of course the requisite posts on the discussion board. The best thing was that you could work ahead, which means you can take the tests whenever you want. I was able to finish up in just 4 weeks. Some classes don't allow you to work ahead and you therefore must comply w/ set days and times when tests are "open." So, you have to arrange your work and life schedule accordingly. Exams are timed; clock starts ticking once you press the "begin" button. Pretty straight forward. You see your score immediately upon finishing and can see the ones you missed. You are required to respond to a question or topic on a discussion board throughout the course, which everyone in your class can read by a specific date and then you must post a reply to at least 2 of our classmates also by a specific date.
If you decide to join us, let me know and I'll be happy to PM you with more details in Jan if you like. I'll check in here during the next few weeks to see if you have any other questions.