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See the “Course Calendar” for the dates for submitting written assignments. Midterm Examination Drugs and Societyrequires you to take a midterm examination. See the “Course Calendar” for the dates for scheduling your examination. Refer to the Student Handbook for information on all exam policies and procedures. The midterm is a closed-book, proctored exam. It is two hours long and covers material in textbook Chapters 1–9. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions and essay questions. You may take the examination only during the designated exam week, at an approved location, and with an approved proctor. During the first week of
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S-5 the semester you must submit a Proctor Request Form with the necessary documentation to the Office of Test Administration. Final Project You are required to submit at the end of the semester, a paper in which youwill discuss an issue and either devise a program or formulate an argument.For details regarding this paper, see the “Final Project” section at the end ofthis syllabus. Consult the “Course Calendar” for due dates associated withyour Final Project.Grading Your final grade in the course will be determined as follows: Written Assignments 50 percent Midterm Examination 30 percent Final Project 20 percent Letter grades for assignments and examinations equate to numerical grades as follows: A = 93–100 C+ = 78–79 A– = 90–92 C = 73–77 B+ = 88–89 C– = 70–72 B = 83–87 D = 60–69 B– = 80–82 F = Below 60 To receive credit for the course, you must earn a letter grade of D or higher on the weighted average of all assigned course work (e.g., exams, assignments, projects, papers, etc.). You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. The letter grade given for your performance on written assignments and/or on tests will reflect the degree to which you have provided evidence of your thorough understanding of subject matter. Your grade will depend on the accuracy and validity of your observations as well as on the quality and style of your written expression (including organization, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and overall appearance). You will also be evaluated on the basis of your logical and personal insights (when they are required), as well as the overall analytical and interpretive qualities evidenced in your writings.