The course grade is based on the following assessments:
Discussion Forums – 25 percent
Each week you will have a discussion question; in it, your posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students will provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. I will grade forum posts on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Denial and Deception Critique topic selection– pass/fail
Select a topic for the final paper by week 3. It will be a critique of a Denial and Deception effort of your choice. The topic may be selected from the suggestion list. You must submit a few sentences on your topic for approval.
Progress Assignment – 20 percent
This is a short answer assignment where you will respond to 5 short-answer questions.
Mid-Term Exam – 25 percent
In this class, you will have a mid-term exam at the end of week 4. The mid-term will be a take home essay, which will consist of two essay questions. Each essay response must be 3-4 pages in length.
Final Denial and Deception Critique – 30 percent
The paper will be a critique of a Denial and Deception effort of your choice. The topics may be selected from the list of suggested topics, or you can touch base with your professor and propose your own topic. The paper must be 10-12 pages in length (not including title page or references).