Course grades are based on the following point scale:
- 1,000-900: A
- 899-800: B
- 799-700: C
- 699-600: D
- 599-000: F
- 10 points, formal introduction paragraph
- 10 points, Tolstoi introduction discussion post
- 25 points, Seventeenth-century paragraph
- 25 points, Class review
- 150 points, Group biography presentation
- 150 points, Group timeline presentation
- 100 points, Group genocide project paper
- 100 points, Book paper
- 150 points, Digital project
- 200 points, Final exam
- 80 points, Canvas discussions (16 posts @5 points each = 80 points) Topics will be indicated on the course schedule or in Canvas.
Please note that to pass the course you must complete all of these required assignments.
- Each week of the course has specific extra credit opportunities. (1) You may submit one item of extra credit in each unit of the course; (2) you may not submit extra credit work from a unit once that unit has been completed; (3) you may not submit extra credit work if you are not up-to-date on the course required assignments; (4) you may not submit extra credit work on the same calendar day that you submit a required assignment.
- 1 point, find a typo, spelling error or broken link (if possible find a replacement link). Please email that information (and the URL of the relevant course page) directly to me. Must be sent while we are in the specific week of the course.
There are specific assignment deadlines in this course, and these are listed on the course schedule. You may submit any of the course required assignments late, but the maximum point value will then be reduced by one-half. You may not take the required final exam late.
Course drop, withdrawal and incomplete policies
- You must withdraw before the Last Refund Date to receive a full tuition refund. This is also the last day to change your grade status to audit.
- You must attend class to avoid being administratively removed by the Never Attending (NVRK) date.
- Your Last Withdrawal Date is the last date on which you can withdraw yourself from the course without grade penalty.
- You must complete all course assignments by your official course end date.
- For an Incomplete grade in the course, which is very rare, you must earn 500 points and explain the extenuating circumstances for the incomplete request.
- Students are responsible for knowing and following college policies in the Student Handbook.
Writing in the course
Proper grammar, spelling and style are an inherent part of each assignment in this course, and please check Charlie's History Writing Center for more information about specific writing style expectations. You can also watch the short YouTube video about the center.
You are expected to make regular and steady progress in completing your course assignments and examinations. Please check your Canvas online gradebook for your grades. Once you begin this course, it is your responsibility to withdraw if you do not intend to finish it. If you do not withdraw and if you do not finish your course assignments, then you will receive a grade based upon the work that you have submitted. Usually, this grade is an "F."