Final Grades

Final grades will be determined using the weighted average presented in Table 1. In borderline cases (e.g. an 89 average), class participation will be the deciding factor.

TABLE 1: Percentages of Final Grade for CMS 4800 and FILM 4800
Quizzes 40 %
Discussions 40 %
Midterm Exam 10 %
Final Exam 10 %
Table 2: Grading Percentages
A 90-100 percent
B 80-89 percent
C 70-79 percent
D 60-69 percent
F below 60 percent


All assignments must be submitted in the assigned format at the beginning of class on the scheduled due date. All written assignments must conform to the style guidelines published by the MLA. These guidelines are presented in any college-level writer’s handbook.

Copies and Completeness

Please note: Success in this class includes demonstrating your ability to use electronic technologies to accomplish professional tasks. Any variation of “The computer ate my homework” will not be acceptable.

Students must keep a copy of each out-of-class assignment until the original is returned. I strongly recommend making both paper copies and multiple backups of  electronic files. (Keep backup files on a flash drive in addition to those on your computer’s hard drive.)

All writing assignments must be completed for a grade in order to earn a final grade other than F.

Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty

Plagiarism and academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Information about the penalties for academic dishonesty is presented in the policies for on-campus or hybrid and online classes.