I believe you are taking ITS831 Info Tech Importance in Strategic Plan which does sound rather dry. I'm taking Cryptography which should be more fun than it is. The book, Cryptography InfoSec Pro Guide, is poorly organized and doesn't do a great job of explaining things in any meaningful depth. The instructor also does not seem to be particularly knowledgeable about the topic and only provides about a 15 minute lecture each week and much of it is on APA formatting. This week's lecture video was from an earlier recorded class in January. In order to complete the assignments I spend a lot of time searching the web. There is generally a weekly discussion topic, a 2-3 page paper, and a quiz. This week was the midterm, so we did not have any papers or discussion topics to complete. The quizzes and midterm are pretty basic, but I'm new to cryptography, so I am spending several hours researching the topics for the papers and discussion. I cannot say that I'm impressed with the course, but it is forcing me to learn new information about cryptography, so I am definitely learning, it is just not very efficient as I'm learning more from the web than from the course instruction. Course signup for summer is available so I signed up for Windows Digital Forensics and am hoping the program improves. 2018 Summer I G MSDF531/Lecture/01 - Windows Digital Forensics | Credits3.00 This example-driven course instructs the student to build a skillset in order to perform digital forensics examinations in the Windows environment. The core skills necessary to perform forensic analysis of digital data will be covered. We will learn how to acquire and analyze data from a Windows system. Many digital forensics tools and techniques will be used in this course. Are you going to stay with the program? I'm still waiting for my ID and to see if any of my prior courses transferred.