The instructor will give an unsatisfactory mid-semester report for anyone with a grade of D or below on work completed at that time. Writing assignments (with the exception of blogging) will be marked down a full letter grade for each day it is late, including drafts. Below is the grade breakdown:

  • Class Participation – 10%
  • Reading Blog Posts – 10%
  • Midterm and Final – 30%
  • American West Research Project – 50%
    • Project Description—10%
    • Primary Source Analysis—30%
    • Research Paper—60%

Academic performance is rated according to the following system:

A 4.00 quality points—Excellent

A- 3.70 quality points

B+ 3.30 quality points

B 3.00 quality points—Commendable

B- 2.70 quality points

C+ 2.30 quality points

C 2.00 quality points—Acceptable

C- 1.70 quality points

D+ 1.30 quality points

D 1.00 quality points—Marginal

F 0.00 quality points—Failure