Grade Breakdown: 

The instructor will contact students within the first few weeks of classes to warn students whose classroom performance is unsatisfactory.  An unsatisfactory mid-semester report will also be submitted for anyone with a grade of D or below on work completed at that time. Writing assignments (with the exception of blogging) will be marked down a full letter grade for each day it is late, including drafts.  Drafts and final papers will be averaged together, 40% and 60% respectively. Below is the grade breakdown:

  • Class Participation—20%
  • Blogging—10%
  • Introductory Presentation—5%
  • Digital Identity—5%
  • Individual Research Project—60%
    • Project Proposal—10%
    • Literature Review—20%
    • StoryMap—20%
    • Final Paper—40%
    • Final Presentation—10%


Grading Rationale:

Academic performance is rated according to the following system:

A            4.00 quality points—Excellent

A-          3.70 quality points

B+          3.30 quality points

B            3.00 quality points—Commendable

B-          2.70 quality points

C+          2.30 quality points

C            2.00 quality points—Acceptable

C-           1.70 quality points

D+          1.30 quality points

D            1.00 quality points—Marginal

F            0.00 quality points—Failure