There are nine (9) Discussion topics in the course. This also includes the Introduction Discussion in Week 1 that is ungraded. Along with an initial discussion post in response to the assigned prompts, you are required to post four peer responses to each topic.
Initial posts should be submitted by 11:59 pm CT Wednesday, and all peer responses are due by 11:59 pm CT Saturday. Your initial post needs to be at least 10-12 sentences of substantive information, written in proper APA format. Peer responses should also be substantive, with at least 4 full sentences using proper grammar and sentence structure. Comments such as “good idea” or “I agree with you” will not be sufficient to earn points. Your responses should encourage additional responses from other students. Group postings will only count as a single post.
Each post is worth 5 points, for a total of 25 points per Discussion. The Introduction Discussion topic is ungraded. Discussion assignments may not be made up. The only way to conduct a productive discussion online is to reply promptly. Additionally, researching the question and posting your information and ideas is a vital part of the Discussion.
There are a total of 8 Homework Assignments, one each week. Homework Assignments will be graded on how they portray your understanding of the material and the professionalism of their presentation. Homework Assignments should be 2-3 pages in length, utilize Times new Roman, 12-point font, and double-spaced text. They should be formatted using APA style, cite borrowed material correctly, and include a reference page. The author/textbook should be cited at least three times per written page. Other citations are encouraged, but do not count toward the three-author citation requirement. A title and abstract pages are not required, but a reference page is required. Each Homework Assignment is worth 25 points and be to the respective Dropbox folder by Saturday at 11:59 pm CT of the assigned week.
There are three Project Assignments in the course, due in Weeks 2, 3, and 5. The Project Assignments are worth 125 points in total. The individual points division are as follows:
- Project Assignment 1 - 75 points
- Project Assignment 2 - 25 points
- Project Assignment 3 – 25 points.
Each of the Project Assignments should be 3-4 pages in length, using the suggested websites. APA format is not required for project assignments, but you should use Times New Roman 12-point font. Submit the assignments in the appropriate Dropbox folder by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. CT of the assigned week.
Your Term Paper will cover the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP), the three types of court martial, and the different types of discharges. You will have to describe the types of court martial, maximum punishments, who can convene a court martial, the types of discharges, and how those discharges can affect a member’s life as a civilian. You must also list the types of punishment a member can receive under the non-judicial punishment system.
The paper should be eight (8) pages in length, including the Title, Abstract, and Reference pages. The paper must also have a minimum of five (5) resources and follow APA formatting standards. You must complete the paper using Microsoft Word and use 12-point Times New Roman font and double-spacing. Visual images and infographics do not count toward the final page count and must not be copied/taken from other sources. Proper grammar, punctuation, correct spelling, and other aspects of correct composition should be maintained.
Your completed Term Paper is due to the appropriate dropbox by 11:59 pm CT Sunday of Week 7.
There are two non-proctored exams in the course; the Midterm Exam and the Final Exam. Each Exam consists of 50 multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true/false questions. Both exams are timed with a 75-minute limit (5-minute grace period) and you can access them in the Quizzes area of the course.
The Midterm Exam will consist of questions from reading covered in Weeks 1-4 and will be available from 12:01 am CT Monday through 11:59 pm CT Saturday of Week 4.
The Final Exam will consist of questions from reading covered in Weeks 5-8 and will be available from 12:01 am CT Monday through 11:59 pm CT Saturday of Week 8.