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H324 Course Requirement and Grading Policy
H524 Course Requirement and Grading Policy

H324 Course Requirement and Grading Policy

Course Requirement and Grading Policy

1. . Weekly Unit Tests (15 tests x 10 points a test)

Following each module you are asked to complete a test related to the content of the module, readings, and activities assigned. These exams will be taken on-line in the Quiz site located in Oncourse under the Tools tab. Each exam is worth 10 points with extra credit points being offered from time to time. Tests must be completed by MIDNIGHT (EST) on Sundays (late submissions are subject to 50% point deductions per late day).

2. Weekly Activities, Discussion, Chats, etc. (15 weeks x 50 points a week)

Each week you will be asked to interact with other classmates using various tools found in Oncourse and SiteScape. These activities will provide you with an opportunity to get to know each other, learn from each other, and explore topics more in depth. You MUST add to the discussion, chat, etc by WEDNESDAY of every week or you will lose 50% of the total possible points for the assignment. Active participation is mandatory and you cannot participate fully if you only participate on the last day or two of the assignment. Points will be assigned based not only on the entries made but also on the quality of the contribution. Integrating theory, experience, and practice protocols is a main goal of this course and these weekly activities offer opportunities to blend information.

3. One two-five page paper (100 pts)

One 2-5 page paper. This paper is an opportunity for you to reflect on and integrate the material you have learned this semester. You will receive a set of questions to answer in this paper, and the paper will be due on December 14.

Grading Overview, H324
Module Tests 150 points
15 Applications 750 points

One two-page paper

100 points
Total Possible Points 1000 points

 

Your grade for H324 will be based on the points you earn, according to the following distribution:

Point Scale:
A+: (970-1000 ); A: (940-969); A-: (900-939); B+: (870-899); B: (840-869); B- : (800-839); C+: (770-799); C: (740-769); C-: (600-739); D+: (570-599); D: (540-569); D-: (500-539); F: (500 and below)

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H524 Course Requirement and Grading Policy

Course Requirement and Grading Policy

1. Weekly Quiz (15 quizzes @ 10 pts each=150 points)

Each week there is a quiz in Oncourse. Your grade on the quiz will go directly to the gradebook. You will have an hour to take each 10-item quiz, and you may only take it once. Each quiz is worth a maximum of 10 points.

2. Weekly assignments (15 weekly assignments@ 50 pts each=750 points)

Each week there will be one or two short assignments. Some will be done in class, and others you will complete on your own. Most will be posted in Oncourse, so that you may see other students’ papers, and access the resources we develop in these course for several years. These assignments will be listed in detail under “Schedule” in Oncourse.They are summarized in the chart below. The maximum score on each assignment is 50 pts.

3. One two-five page paper (One paper @ 100 pts=100 points)

This paper is an opportunity for you to reflect on and integrate the material you have learned this semester. You will receive a set of questions to answer in this paper, and the paper will be due on April 22.

4. Graduate Student Only Additional Reading.

Read one of the books from the following list. Write a five page paper reflecting on aging as portrayed through this book, and in comparison to what you have learned about aging this semester. Reflect on the following questions:

  • What can the depictions of older adults and the descriptions of the aging experience in literature teach us about late life?
  • How does this depiction, coupled with what you learned from your e-pal, provide insight into the ways in which old people experience their lives as having meaning and purpose?
  • Identify and evaluate the values and assumptions about aging that are stated or unstated in the book that you read.
  • Apply five theories, concepts, or research findings to the characters, plot, or themes of the book. Describe the theory, concept, or research finding, note the page in the text, then use it to analyze, critique, or expand on an element in the book.
  • How has the book changed or not changed your personally held stereotypes of the aging process, old age, old people, and the roles of older adults in the family, the community, and the society.
Summary of Graduate Course Requirements
Weekly Quizzes, 15 @ 10 pts 150 points
Weekly Assignments, 15 @ 50 pts 750 points

One Paper @ 100 pts

100 points
Graduate Additional Reading 500 points
Total Possible Points 1500 points

 

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Last updated: 1 September, 2003
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