The two courses that I registered in are due to start in a week. I have been diligently preparing for one of them by reading ahead and writing the first assignment.
The second course was a mystery to me since I received three text books and a reading file, but did not receive a study guide. I naively assumed that the professor was going to contact me prior to the course start date with information about the weekly schedule.
However, this evening I discovered that the university has a web page for the course and it lists a study guide, reading file and four text books as requirements for the course. Since I am missing two items I emailed the materials management department to try to obtain the resources. I am sure that they will be sent to me promptly but I am a little dismayed that I could have completed some of the course work ahead of time if I had known about the webpage.
This experience has been a good lesson for the future. Never assume anything and always search the web for answers instead of waiting for humans to supply them. (This education thing is working - I feel smarter already. lol)