Course RequirementsDiscussion PostsThe exchange of ideas among colleagues engaged in scholarly inquiry is a key aspect of graduate-level learningand is a requisite activity in this course. Students are expected to participate at least 2 separate days a week inthe weekly Discussion area. Discussion topics/questions are provided in the Discussion area under each Weeklybutton. In addition, students are expected to respond to fellow students' postings. To count as participation,responses need to be thoughtful—that is, they must refer to the week's readings, relevant issues in the news,information obtained from other sources, and/or ideas expressed in other class members' postings. Students areexpected to use properly cited references to support their position. The Discussion questions require a responseto at least two other students' postings; it should be no more than 2 paragraphs long.Written Application AssignmentsWeekly written application assignments of 2–4 pages may also be assigned to facilitate the integration of socialwork knowledge, skills, and values. Written assignments are designed to provide students with the opportunity toapply their newly gained knowledge to professional situations, case studies, or other scenarios. All assignmentsmust adhere to APA guidelines.Journal AssignmentsIn this course you will be asked to provide journal entries on various topics. The intent of the journals is for you toreflect on some of the more difficult topics we address in this course. It should be a safe and confidential outlet foryou to explore a little more deeply your thoughts and emotions surrounding that week's topic.Grading Criteria and Total Components of a Grade
6/27/2019Syllabus…4/10Course grades will be based on participation (Discussion postings) and completion of assignments listed below.Please refer to the Course Informationarea of the course navigation menu for specific grading criteria (rubric)for each activity. Students should consult the rubrics to assist them in evaluating their own performance in thecourse. Faculty will utilize the rubrics as guidelines for evaluation and grading.Grades are assigned as follows:A = 90%–100%B = 80%–89%C = 70%–79%F = 69% or belowWeekTotal PointsTotal Percent (%)Discussion Posts13 at 30 points each39039%Written Assignments3 at 120 points each36036%Journal Assignments5 at 50 points each25025%Total1,000100%Feedback ScheduleFeedback will be provided regularly by your Instructor. Each Instructor has a unique way of providing feedback. Ifyou believe you are not getting enough feedback, you are strongly encouraged to contact your Instructor and askfor more. For more information on Instructor feedback, go to the Faculty Accessibility area of Faculty andStudent Guidelines for Online Courses, located in the Guidelinesand Policiesarea.
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