Your course grade will be determined by the following assignments:

Assignment Points
Discussions (15) @ 10 points each
150
Chapter Response Assignments (15) @ 20 points each
300
Thinking Piece Paper
150
Midterm Exam
200
Final Exam
200
Total 1000
Optional Extra Credit Discussion 50

Final Course Grade

NOVA Online courses have a requirement for proctored assessments to maintain compliance with our accreditation standards and the Higher Education Act’s identify verification requirements for online courses. College-wide, proctored assessments prove identity so students must show overall passing levels on the proctored assessments in order to pass an online course. In this online course, the average of both proctored assessment scores must be a passing percentage of 60 percent in order for you to pass the course regardless of your scores on other graded activities. Please contact your instructor if you require any clarification on this proctored exam policy.

Your final grade will be based on the following scale.

Grade Points Percent
A 900-1000 90-100
B 800-899 80-89
C 700-799 70-79
D 600-699 60-69
F 0-599 0-59