Visual Communication

JOUR300 | Spring 2017 | Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
Professor: Katherine Hepworth, PhD

Grading / Assessment

Due Dates

NameDueXP
Introductory DiscussionJan 24, 2017100
Extra Credit DiscussionJan 27, 20170
Personal Expression ActivityJan 31, 201750
Type Treasure ChallengeFeb 1, 2017350
Designed Visual Communication ActivityFeb 7, 201750
Audience ActivityFeb 8, 201750
User ActivityFeb 9, 201750
Food Truck ChallengeFeb 14, 2017350
Interdisciplinary Audience Discussion 1 (Hierarchy of Needs & Attention)Feb 21, 2017100
Interdisciplinary Audience Discussion 2 (Prospect Theory and Expectation Effect)Feb 28, 2017100
Interdisciplinary Audience QuizMar 3, 2017100
Interdisciplinary Interaction Discussion (Performance Load & Cost Benefit)Mar 7, 2017100
Mid-semester EvaluationMar 10, 2017100
Graffiti ChallengeMar 14, 2017350
Interdisciplinary Interaction QuizMar 17, 2017100
Interdisciplinary Aesthetics Discussion 1 (Emotion & Aesthetic Usability Effect)Mar 28, 2017100
Chart ChallengeApr 4, 2017350
Interdisciplinary Aesthetics Discussion 2 (Interruption & Serial Position Effects)Apr 11, 2017100
Infographic ChallengeApr 18, 2017350
Interdisciplinary Aesthetics QuizApr 21, 2017100
Personal Style ChallengeApr 25, 2017350
Visual Resumé Challenge (Draft)May 2, 2017350
Final Course EvaluationMay 13, 2017100
Visual Resumé Challenge (Final) IN-PERSON EVENTMay 13, 2017250
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%

Summaries of Graded Work