You should have already taken HIST 061 or an equivalent first half of World History course.
Summary: 5 computer-graded assignments, 5 instructor-graded assignments.
Each of the lessons ends with a computer-graded Unit Quiz. These test you on the information from that lesson and they count toward your grade. The lowest grade from your five assignments will be dropped.
The course has a Self Check quiz at the end of each lesson. These quizzes count for 10 percent of your grade, but you have unlimited resubmissions to be sure that you learn the information as well as you want. Self Checks are your best tool for preparing for the Speedbacks and the Final exam.
There are four application assignments in the course that will require you to apply the principles you are learning. Some of these assignments will require you to schedule an appointment with your instructor and possibly work with other students in the course. Keep these things in mind when you are scheduling out your course work. Also, you will not be able to submit an application assignment until the one before it has been submitted and graded.
This course has a journal assignment which you will download and save in Unit 1: Lesson 1. The journal will require you to engage your readings and look up additional information on an ongoing basis. Be sure to save the document in a safe place fill it out as you move through the course.
To make sure that your assignments can be opened by your instructor, save all your work as Rich Text Format (.rtf), pdf, or word (.doc or .docx) format. Be sure to attach the actual file and not use a link to a google doc or another online version of the assignment.
The course begins with an Orientation Quiz which you must pass with 100 percent before you can move on. This course also has weekly live seminars on September 19th, September 26th, October 3rd, October 10th, and October 17th. They will be held at 6:00 p.m. MDT (Provo, UT time). These seminars will be led by the instructor and will be attended by other students. Ten percent of your final grade is based on you attending and participating in at least two seminars. If you do not get the grade you want from your first two seminars, you can attend another and try to improve your grade.
There is a course discussion board at the end of the course, as well as a course wiki. The discussion board is designed for students to connect, discuss course-related matters, and share ideas with each other. The wiki is designed for the instructor to post information that may provide enrichment or relevant information for the course to the students.
Summary: 1 computer-graded exam, may retake once, must pass to earn credit for the course.
There is one comprehensive exam which has approximately 33 multiple-choice questions. The final exam is worth 20 percent of your final grade and you must pass with at least 60 percent to receive any credit for this course.
Your final grade will be broken down as follows:
|15 Self Checks (unlimited resubmissions)||10%|
|5 Unit Quizzes (1 resubmission)||20%|
|Applied Assignment 1 (1 resubmission)||10%|
|Applied Assignment 2 (1 resubmission)||10%|
|Applied Assignment 3 (1 resubmission)||5%|
|Applied Assignment 4 (1 resubmission)||5%|
|Unit Seminars (attend 2)||10%|
You have 1 year to complete this course. You may purchase one 3-month extension if you need more than a year to complete the course. Some assignments include teacher or peer interaction and may have specific scheduling requirements. Because of the nature of some assignments, you will not be able to complete this course in less than 2 months.
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