Online discussion postings should be complete by the due dates listed in the course schedule, and courteous and respectful responses to at least two classmates for each question or my follow up questions should be posted by Sunday at 11:59 PM, Central Time, of the assigned week. All postings MUST BE in the student’s own words I do not want you quoting the textbook for your posts. Postings will be graded according to the discussion grade criteria table. In addition to the assigned question, students should use the discussion area to share their thoughts on and questions about the course work. I will be checking postings, asking and responding to questions regularly. In addition to writing your own postings, please make sure you read each other’s and mine. I will post additional questions and I expect responses. Please remember, “Nice Post!” or “Very clearly stated!” or other phrases of that type do not constitute a good response. Please review the Late Assignment Policy.
There are assignments from the text to be completed and handed in each week. The assignments are listed in the course schedule above. The assignments are due each Sunday at midnight. Please submit your assignments with all problems in one document, preferably in MS Word and PDF. Also, do not submit the questions in the problem, because Turnitin will return a false positive on similarity. Please review the Late Assignment Policy.
A 3 - 5 page, double-spaced, descriptive essay written in MLA style is to be completed by each student.
I insist on 3 – 5 full pages of written work—not including title pages, exhibits, and bibliography. Essays shorter than 3 full pages will receive a “0%”. The essay will be worth 40 points and is due Sunday of Week 3. You will write on one of the following subjects:
- Monetary Policy
- Theories about the term structure of interest rates
- The role of depository financial institutions
- The role of non-depository financial institutions
- Computerization and banking
- The role and nature of money
- The commercial banking system
You are required to cite at least three sources. YOU MAY NOT USE WIKIPEDIA OR OUR TEXTBOOK AS A SOURCE! The essay will be graded according to the criteria listed on the rubric on the last page of this syllabus. You will submit the essay to the drop box as either a Word document or a Rich Text Format (RTF) document on or before the due date. Please review the Late Assignment Policy.
A 7-10 page, double-spaced analytical research paper written in MLA style is to be completed by each student. That’s a 7-10 full page of written work—not including title pages, exhibits, and bibliography. Exhibits such as graphs, tables, & pictures, should be in a separate section at the end of the paper, just before the bibliography. Papers shorter than 7 full pages will receive a “0%”. The paper will be worth 200 points and is due Sunday of Week 7. You will write on one of the topics listed on pages 26-28 of your text.
You are required to cite at least five sources. YOU MAY NOT USE WIKIPEDIA OR YOUR TEXTBOOK AS A SOURCE! The paper will be graded according to the criteria listed on the rubric on the last page of this syllabus. You will submit the paper to the Dropbox as either a Word document or a Rich Text Format (RTF) document on or before the due date. Please review the Late Assignment Policy. If you are unsure what a research paper entails, I invite you to check out this website from the Purdue University Online Writing Project for guidance. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
I ACTIVELY CHECK ALL PAPERS AND ESSAYS FOR PLAGIARISM! Consequences for plagiarism will include receiving a “0%” for the paper or essay and referral to the appropriate authorities at the college for further disciplinary action. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:
1. Handing in a term paper or essay purchased on the web as your own work – save your money, this is very easy to catch.
2. Copying sections of your paper or essay from websites without noting sources.
3. Copying a large portion of your paper or essay from any source or sources – cited or not. You can quote sources, but I expect the great majority (at least 75%) of the written work to be your original material.
4. Using a paper that you have written but previously used for another class without my permission.
If you are unclear as to what constitutes plagiarism, check out this website:
A Plagiarism Tutorial is posted under the Content area of D2L.
I do not tolerate academic dishonesty and I suggest you do not test me on this issue. I will be using Turnitin.com. Turnitin.com examines each paper and essay and determines what percentage of them came from the web – either from a website or from a paper purchased on the internet.
There will be 2 quizzes – one in week 2 and one in week 6. They should be completed by Sunday, at 11:59 PM, Central Time, the week assigned. Each quiz is worth 40 points and you will have two chances to complete each quiz.
There will be online midterm and final exams, each worth 200 points. Each exam will be timed. You will be given 3 hours to complete each exam.