Describe how students will be evaluated for each graded activity.
Reading Assignments: This course relies mainly on the assigned text, lecturettes, and supplemental readings. Links to these readings are located in the weekly lesson section of the course.
Forum Assignments: Throughout the course you will answer questions in the Forums, respond to the postings of your classmates, and answer follow-up questions that your instructor will post in the Forum. Directions for the Forum assignments are located within the classroom and an explanation of the exact expectations can be found in the “Forum Guidance and Requirements” document within the Week 1 Assignment lesson.
Additionally, there are two debate forums. At the beginning of the session you will be divided into two groups. For each of the debates, you will need to contribute an initial response to the debate, and then respond to three of your peers.
Written Assignments: During the course you will have two assignments. The first requires you to view an interactive map of the United States, and to write a 3-
5 page “think piece”. The second is a short research paper, at least three pages in length. An explanation of the exact expectations can be located in the Assignments section. An in-depth explanation of the exact expectations are located in the “Written Assignment Guidance” document and assessment of
these assignments is explained with the “Written Assignment Rubric” document
within the Week 1 Assignment lesson.
Written Assignment Follow-On Questions: During the course, two weeks after the written assignment is due, you will have the opportunity to post the answer to one of the questions that your instructor will ask while grading your paper. A special forum is in the class during Week Eight for this purpose.
Exams: There is an open book final exam, non-proctored, that will be available for you to complete during Week Eight.