Your course grade will be determined by how well you show your understanding of course material through your work on assignments and assessments, according to the following:

Assignment Points
Syllabus Quiz
*Introduction Discussion
4 Discussions
4 Essays
7 Writing Assignments
16 Chapter Quizzes
*Midterm Assessment (Video Project)
*Final Assessment (An Issue Letter)
Total 4560
SLO Test (Extra Credit) 49

Note: Assignments with an asterisk are proctored assessments for this course. 

Final Course Grade

NOVA Online proctored or major assessments are required to maintain compliance with our accreditation standards and the Higher Education Act’s identity verification requirements for online courses. College-wide, proctored or major assessments must prove identity. To accomplish this in online courses, students must show overall passing levels on the proctored or major assessments in order to pass the course.

In this online course, if your average score on all proctored or major assessments is a passing percentage of 60 percent or higher, then your grade will be calculated according to the scale in the table below. Otherwise, a final grade of F will be assigned.

Your final grade will be based on the following scale.

Grade Points Percent
A 4104-4560 90-100
B 3648-4103 80-89
C 3192-3647 70-79
D 2736-3191 60-69
F 0-2735 0-59