Each module, with the exception of Module 2, contains a discussion activity that will help sharpen your critical thinking and written communication skills as you study Microeconomic topics. From time to time, as current events unfold, additional discussion questions may be posted directly to the Discussion Board that relate to the course material. These questions should be answered as well. Participation is defined as your well thought out responses to classmates and other contributions you make to the weekly class discussions. We can learn much from each other, but only if we put forth effort and share our discoveries as we move through the semester. Be sure to read the initial responses posted by your classmates each week. The more each student interacts with others on the Discussion Board, the better. Substantive contributions are defined as those responses providing statements that enhance ongoing discussion of the module’s topics, thus enabling the discussion to build throughout the class. Responses should include demonstration of the module's topical information as well as how to apply topics covered.
Thirty percent of your course grade will come from your formal written responses to the discussion questions and responses to classmates, submitted on time and as directed in the appropriate Discussion Board forum. This portion of your grade is based on the quality, not quantity, of your participation. Only answering the posted discussion questions is not sufficient for full credit. You are expected to comment, debate, and further fellow students’ discussions.
All assignments will be completed in a professional manner and on time, unless prior arrangements have been made with the professor. Canvas assignments are graded with class participation. This course includes weekly activities, each of which may have grade points associated with them. Unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor, students are expected to participate each week, according to the course schedule. This is especially important with regards to discussion activities. Weekly discussions typically include both an initial posting and one or more substantive replies.
Note: Proper etiquette has to do with keeping it simple by using proper English and proper spelling – spell check works well in Canvas.