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What You Should Already Know

There are no prerequisites for this course.  You need basic reading and inquiry skills to be successful.

Learning Outcomes

When you have successfully completed this course, you should be able to do the following:

Course Materials

With one exception, the textbooks for this course are inexpensive Dover Thrift Editions. The one exception is the Beowulf text. The texts are listed below by unit number, which is the order in which you should study them. You will note that unit 3 has two texts.

Other than these books, all you will need is a quiet place to read and a block of time sufficient to get the job done. You must realize that reading involves more than looking at the words; it demands reflection, questioning, and projecting. Hopefully, the structure of each unit will encourage and assist you to do so.

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Assignments

Most of the objectives in the course are followed by a self check.  These quizzes do not count toward your grade.  They will prepare you for the unit quizzes and the final exam so pay careful attention to the questions and their answers.

This course consists of 8 units and each unit ends with a quiz.  These quizzes count toward your grade.  They are designed to test your knowledge of the unit and prepare you for the final exam.

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Exams

The final exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions.  It is closed book and there is no time limit. 

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Grading

Assignment Percentage Weight
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 5 Quiz

10%

Unit 8 Quiz

10%

Final Exam

20%

Grading Scale

A

100-94

A-

93-90

B+

89-87

B

86-84

B-

83-80

C+

79-77

C

76-74

C-

73-70

D+

69-67

D

66-64

D-

63-60

E (Fail)

59 or below

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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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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

Summary: 8 computer-graded assignments, may be resubmitted once for a fee.

Exams

Summary: 1 proctored computer-graded exam, may retake once for a fee, must pass to earn credit for the course.

Course Duration

You have 1 year to complete this course, but if you need more than a year, you may purchase one 3-month extension. Because of the nature of some assignments, you will not be able to complete this course in less than 2 months.

Getting Help

You can find a list of free tutors available to BYU Independent Study students on the Free Tutoring Services website.

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 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 titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.