Visual Communication

JOUR300 | Wintermester 2019 | Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
Professor: Katherine Hepworth, PhD | Office: RSJ 205 | Office hours: Wednesdays 1-3pm (book here)

Grading / Assessment

Due Dates

NameDueXP
Introductory DiscussionJan 2, 2019250
Personal Expression ActivityJan 2, 2019150
Type Treasure ChallengeJan 2, 2019250
Interdisciplinary Audience Discussion 1 (Hierarchy of Needs & Attention)Jan 3, 2019150
Designed Visual Communication ActivityJan 3, 2019150
Audience ActivityJan 4, 2019150
User ActivityJan 4, 2019150
Food Truck ChallengeJan 7, 2019350
Interdisciplinary Audience Discussion 2 (Prospect Theory and Expectation Effect)Jan 7, 2019150
Interdisciplinary Audience QuizJan 8, 2019150
Graffiti ChallengeJan 9, 2019350
Interdisciplinary Interaction Discussion (Performance Load & Cost Benefit)Jan 10, 2019150
Interdisciplinary Interaction QuizJan 11, 2019150
Chart ChallengeJan 14, 2019350
Interdisciplinary Aesthetics Discussion (Emotion & Aesthetic Usability Effect)Jan 15, 2019150
Infographic ChallengeJan 16, 2019700
Course EvaluationJan 17, 2019100
Interdisciplinary Aesthetics QuizJan 18, 2019150
Total 4000

XP

Grading in this class is by XP (experience points). You earn XP by completing tasks: the better you complete the task, the more XP you will get. Letter grades will only be given at the end of the semester.

Grade Scale

The following chart aligns XP with letter grades and with percentage of total score.

Final grade XP Percentage
A 3720-4000 93-100%
A- 3600-3719 90-92.99%
B+ 3480-3599 87-89.99%
B 3320-3479 83-86.99%
B- 3200-3319 80-82.99%
C+ 3000-3199 75-79.99%
C 2600-2999 65-74.99%
C- 2400-2599 60-64.99%
D+ 2200-2399 55-59.99%
D 1800-2199 45-54.99%
D- 1600-1799 40-44.99%
F 0-1599 0-39.99%

Late work

Late work will be graded if a student makes an agreement with the Professor regarding late submission. Late submissions without an agreement with the Professor will not be graded. Extraordinary grading arrangements can be made in the case of a significant personal life crises - if needed, please talk to the professor individually to negotiate this.

Summaries of Graded Work