Grading Information
 
 
Online participation
10%
Quizes
(5% each)
15%
Paper 20%
Homework Assignments
(5% each)
25%
Final examination 30%
TOTAL 100%

Grading Scale

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Important Examination Information

You must register for examinations, which you should do immediately. All Web courses have a required proctored final examination. The registration form for final examinations is available online at http://www.umuc.edu/dess.

Participation - World Wide Web Protocols

By registering for a Web-based course, you have made a commitment to participate in your course conferences as well as other online activities. To contact your instructor, use the conferencing software or e-mail links provided, which allow you to communicate with the instructor and your classmates in a virtual classroom 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please plan to participate regularly. You will note in the grading policy that your online conference participation counts towards your final grade.

You are expected to adhere to the general rules of online etiquette. To prepare to use the online conference, you should read the notes on Online Participation and Online Etiquette in the "Read Me First" area of the course modules. Keep those notes handy; you may need to refer to them frequently during the semester.

Course Requirements

Course requirements include a final examination, conference participation, five homework assignments, quiz(s), and one paper. The first two of these requirements are described below. For detailed descriptions of the homework assignments and the paper, see Project Descriptions in the syllabus. Return to top of page