ASSIGNMENTS AND FORUM DISCUSSIONS:
There are two Supreme Court Essay Assignments, one due at the end of Week 5 and the other due at the end of Week 7. See the Assignment section for more information.
The seven weekly Forums due during the course count as 35% of the final grade. The initial posting on Forums is due by WEDNESDAY, midnight EST and should be substantive, including attribution where appropriate . You are required to submit THREE follow on posts to your classmates’ (or instructor's) postings by SUNDAY, midnight, EST. The forum grading rubric can be found in Gradebook.
Use the Blue Book format for all citations. Example, for cases: York v. Smith , 65 U.S. 294 (1995). Blue Book citation format is required all citations in this course (including citations of the textbook). For further information see various Resources in the classroom concerning proper Blue Book citation format or contact your instructor. Failure to give proper attribution to sources and failure to adhere to property citation format will result in point loss and may also result in referral for disciplinary action for violation of the University’s Plagiarism Policy.
FINAL AND MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS:
The midterm and final exams will be taken open book and witih unlimited time. The exams will be posted in the electronic classroom under “exams”. These exams will be a mix of multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essays.