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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the requirements for this course will be able to demonstrate that they have acquired an understanding of:

Course Materials

The LDS edition of the King James Version of the Bible.

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Assignments

There are ten lessons in this course. The first lesson includes an essay assignment that you will complete and submit to me for grading. Each lesson after the first concludes with a Speedback assignment. The Speedback assignments for the next nine lessons consist of multiple-choice and matching questions.

You should carefully follow the course of study in this course manual, reading and studying all of the material for each lesson. When you feel confident you have learned the material and concepts, you should complete the Speedback assignment for the lesson before proceeding to the next lesson. You may not complete more than one lesson per week unless you have received my prior special permission. You will complete and submit all ten Speedback assignments before you take the final exam.

Essay Submission Instructions

You will submit your completed paper to Independent Study electronically through your course. To make sure that I can open and read your paper, please save it as an .RTF (rich text format) file. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Type your paper in a word-processing program (such as Microsoft Word).
  2. When you save the file, click the Save as type: drop-down list.
  3. Select Rich Text Format (*.rtf).
  4. Use the course number, your first and last name, and the assignment name for the filename. For example, “RELA301_JohnDoe_OldTestamentEssay.rtf.”
  5. Click Save.
  6. Submit the lesson’s .RTF file through the Lesson 1 Essay assignment for grading.

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Exams

After you have completed all of the lessons and Speedback assignments, you will take a comprehensive final essay exam. Please see Preparing for the Final Exam for information on the exam’s content, format, and how to prepare.

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Grading

Your final grade will be calculated this way:

Assignment Weight
1 Essay + 9 computer-graded assignments 70%
Final Exam 30%

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

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.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

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 - Title IX Statement

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

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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Accessibility Notice

BYU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU's programs and activities. In this spirit, BYU Independent Study aspires to improve web accessibility for users. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide a wide range of helpful recommendations to make Web content more accessible. BYU Independent Study strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations where feasible, but may deviate from any recommendations that would result in an undue hardship to BYU Independent Study or alterations to program and course content and objectives. If you have questions about accessibility, or if you need to report problems with any accessibility features please see our Accessibilities and Accommodations Web Page.

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Course Policies

These policies are specific to this course. For additional information about general policies, please refer to Independent Study Course Policies page.

Assignments

9 computer-graded assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment, may be resubmitted once for a fee.

Resubmit an assignment for a fee.

Exams

1 instructor-graded exam consisting of two essay questions, may retake once for a fee, must pass to earn credit for the course.

Retake an exam for a fee.

Getting Help

Please use the help menu in this course to contact Independent Study or your instructor. You can find a list of free tutors available to BYU Independent Study students on the Free Tutoring Services website.

Note: The Harold B. Lee Library website provides a number of online resources and librarians are available via phone, chat, and email to answer questions about library-related issues.

Inappropriate Use of Course Content

All course materials (e.g., outlines, handouts, syllabi, exams, quizzes, media, lecture content, audio and video recordings, etc.) are proprietary. Students are prohibited from posting or selling any such course materials without the express written permission of BYU Independent Study. To do so is a violation of the Brigham Young University Honor Code.

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