Exams: This course does not make use of exams or tests for the evaluations of students rather studentsí performance in the course is determined by the individual accomplishments and performance based on abilities acquired and research essays. The course is divided into sections, corresponding to natural groupings of the topics covered in class. These divisions also correspond to the presentation of the topics in the textbook. Every unit contains an ASSIGNMENT consisting of a set of abilities (a list of competencies) that the student should have acquired by doing the specified activities. Performance in the abilities will count 40 percent towards the final grade. Assignments are regarded as  individual effort and are to be done individually.  Assignments should be submitted electronically using the form provided at specified dates and are expected to be in depth (detailed answers); they should be submitted at any time but not later than the dates specified in the syllabus. Late submission of the abilities will incur in a penalty of reducing 5 points of the grade for every week being late. An example of the abilities is given here, and it is highly recommended that you view it as soon as possible.

Assignments and essays should be submitted electronically. DON'T send your work more than one time. DO check the classroll in the data base page of the website periodically. Grades will be posted within the following 8-10 days. Acknowledge of receipt of your work will be posted immediately and mark with an X in the corresponding column. The X will be replaced with the grade as soon as available. It is your responsibility to check with me if you did not receive it.

Work not completed is assigned the grade of 0. Any student missing a deadline must contact me the day before to explain the reason for the absence; verification will be required. You can always reach me by e-mail. If you do not contact me before the day before the due date, you will not be eligible for an extension.

Grades will be posted in the grade roll as soon as available (usually the following week).

Incompletes and extensions are not given in this course.

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Assignments (List of Abilities) are expected by the following dates and times:

Missing work is considered as not submitted.