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This course is not a traditional course, so the syllabus is not a traditional syllabus. For a directed research course, your syllabus is dependent upon the project you select or design, and my approval of that project. You will find suggested projects, project instructions, information about submitting your work, and my grading scale on the first page of your course. Best of luck to you in your research endeavors.

BYU Course Outcomes

  1. Students will identify and clearly articulate a substantive family history research problem.
  2. Students will produce a written report, project or portfolio demonstrating knowledge of the studied materials.

Course Materials

There are no required textbooks or materials for this course.

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Assignments

See Directed Studies in Family History document for detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete the assignment.

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Exams

There are no examinations for this course.

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Grading

Your course grade is your Family History Project grade. I will be looking to see that you spent 40 hours engaged in research and that your submission to me is free from typographical errors, well-written, and appropriately sourced and researched. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me.

Grading Scale

You must achieve a score of 60% (D– or higher) to pass this course. Make sure you submit your best work.

A

100

93

A-

92

90

B+

89

87

B

86

83

B-

82

80

C+

79

77

C

76

73

C-

72

70

D+

69

67

D

66

63

D-

62

60

E(fail)

59

0

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

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Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at https://titleix.byu.edu/report or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at http://titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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