There will be a substantial homework assignment after every Thursday
class, due online Sunday evening. Frequently there will be a shorter
assignment after the Tuesday class, due Wednesday evening.
Responding to assignments is the primary way to learn the material
in the course, and there will be timely comments on all
There will be two midterm examinations and a final examination, all of
which will be graded. The ultimate grade in the course will be
determined by the grades in the tests and the effort put into the
assignments and the online discussions.