In order to successfully complete this course, you must demonstrate your understanding of the course materials by:

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

Chapter Quizzes

The chapter quizzes are tied directly to each chapter in the textbook. These quizzes allow you to hone your abilities to connect the concepts learned to solve problems. You will be able to take each quiz twice, and the highest grade will be included in your course grade.

Discussion Activities

The Discussion Board activities will generally involve reading the textbook and then applying the learned concepts to your own life and the society we live in. After explaining your own perspective, you will view others' and contribute to their understanding.

Please be sure to include an answer to each question provided in a discussion prompt and comment on at least one classmate's response. You should critically evaluate what your classmate has posted. For example, you can explain something that your classmate's post might have overlooked and why it is relevant to the discussion or explain how his or her arguments are inaccurate. You need to write more than that you "liked the post" or "agree with the post."


There are two proctored exams in the course.

These Exams are closed-book exams. You must complete them at a campus testing center or through Proctor U. Each exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions. Please find the information on how to take a proctored exam in the Taking Exams and Using Exam Passes section below.