Homework (15%): Each week you will be assigned online homework to be completed in WeBWorK.  All problems completed will earn points towards your homework grade.

OpenLab Assignments and Discussions, Special Assignments and Class Participation (10%): You will be participating on this site by writing and making comments in response to assigned readings, homework problems, and so on. Class participation is expected.  

Exams (45%): There will be 3 exams during the semester (not including the final).  No makeup exams will be given.  If you miss an exam for a valid reason, your final exam score will take the place of the missing exam.

Each exam will be graded on 3 criteria.

WeBWorK Score: 25%, Written Work: 35%, Oral Defense: 40%

Because the Oral Defense is very time-intensive, some exams will not have this component. In this case the grading will be:

WeBWork score: 40% Written Work: 60%

Details about exams will be given during class.

Final Exam (30%): A final exam is given on the last day of class covering all topics. The final exam must be taken to pass the course.