There are no Prerequisites for this course.
You will not need a textbook for the course, although some references given will enable you to do some helpful outside reading. The only way to be successful in this course is to do some things on your own. We will give you direction, but the velocity is up to you.
This course contains 8 computer-graded unit quizzes and a final exam. Complete the Self Check exercises at the end of each unit. These exercises do not count toward your grade but will help you prepare for the unit quiz and final exam. Self check assessments let you know early if you understand the material properly.
You will need to complete unit quizzes (computer-scored assignments for which you receive feedback) at the end of each of eight units. These assignments count for 80 percent of your grade.
There is a comprehensive final exam, which has fifty questions consisting of true/false and multiple-choice questions, and which will account for 20 percent of your grade.
Your grade will be based on your scores for the unit quizzes and the final exam. The percentage breakdown is shown on the following chart.
|Unit 1 Quiz||10%|
|Unit 2 Quiz||10%|
|Unit 3 Quiz||10%|
|Unit 4 Quiz||10%|
|Unit 5 Quiz||10%|
|Unit 6 Quiz||10%|
|Unit 7 Quiz||10%|
|Unit 8 Quiz||10%|
|Final Exam (Comprehensive)||20%|
|E (fail)||59% or below|
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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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Department of Independent Study
Division of Continuing Education
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602-1514
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Summary: 8 computer-graded assignments; may be resubmitted once for a fee.
Summary: 1 proctored, computer-graded exam, may retake once for a fee, must pass in order to pass the course. The final exam is closed book and closed note with no time limit.
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.
Please use the help menu in this course to contact Independent Study or your instructor.
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 email@example.com 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.