Here is an overview of all of the different types of assignments in the course. You can find the detailed directions for the assignments and the grading rubrics in the module where they are assigned.

Discussion Activities

The discussion activities provide you with an opportunity to deeply reflect on the readings assigned to each module and apply them to a problem. They can prepare you for the projects and the proctored assessments. Online discussion allows time to weave your thoughts and reflect on the readings and your experiences. All of the posts on the discussion board are required to be thoughtful, reflective, and concise.


The quizzes are to help you monitor your memory of the facts learned in the couse. These questions help check if the basic factual information has been absorbed.

MindTap Assignments

MindTap assignments are mastery quizzes that help you to better understand key concepts and theories in each chapter. Completing all required MindTap assignments will help you to master course content and be better prepared for assessments.

Written Assignments/Essays

The written assignments and essays will help you apply and communicate what you have learned in class.

Group Project

The group assignment provides an opportunity to work in a small group, as well as, deepen your critical thinking abilities and mastery of the course content.

Proctored Assessments

The proctored assessments provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of the course knowledge. You can find the information on how to take proctored assessments in the Taking Proctored Assessments section of the Syllabus.