Work & Grading
In this course you will complete weekly assignments and 3 projects.
In this course you will complete a weekly assignment designed to guide you through the course material and project development via a combination of open-ended prompts and comprehension checks.
Over the course of the semester you will complete 3 projects, demonstrating that you can apply the skills we’re learning to your own ideas. Project specifications and details will be covered in lecture.
Projects will be submitted as part of the corresponding weekly assignment - see the schedule for due dates.
Graduate credit - Independent study
Students taking this course for graduate credit are required to complete an additional task that will have you research and document a topic of your own choosing that relates to the course material. More details will be covered in lecture.
Most weekly assignments are worth 5% of your total grade.
The exception are the 3 weeks of the semester when you’ll be completing a project, and 1 week when you’ll complete your independent study. These weekly assignments have a higher weight to accommodate these milestones.
View the schedule and note the percentage value next to each week.
This course’s grading schema is designed according to the Harvard Extension School Letter Grade Criteria and uses the following point scale:
Out of fairness to all students, grades...
- are based on mastery of content and quality of work delivered, not effort.
- are not influenced by a student’s desired outcome (e.g. needing to meet a certain threshold to meet program requirements or to be reimbursed from your place of employment).
- will not be rounded at the end of the semester (full explanation).
Please keep these points in mind when emailing with grade related questions.