Visual Communication

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

Grading / Assessment

Due Dates

NameDueXP
Introductory DiscussionAug 29, 2017100
Extra Credit Discussion - Practice postingSep 1, 20170
Personal Expression ActivitySep 5, 201750
Type Treasure ChallengeSep 6, 2017350
Designed Visual Communication ActivitySep 12, 201750
Audience ActivitySep 13, 201750
User ActivitySep 14, 201750
Food Truck ChallengeSep 19, 2017350
Interdisciplinary Audience Discussion 1 (Hierarchy of Needs & Attention)Sep 26, 2017100
Interdisciplinary Audience Discussion 2 (Prospect Theory and Expectation Effect)Oct 3, 2017100
Interdisciplinary Audience QuizOct 6, 2017100
Interdisciplinary Interaction Discussion (Performance Load & Cost Benefit)Oct 10, 2017100
Mid-semester Evaluation (will be emailed to you)Oct 13, 2017100
Graffiti ChallengeOct 17, 2017350
Interdisciplinary Interaction QuizOct 20, 2017100
Interdisciplinary Aesthetics Discussion 1 (Emotion & Aesthetic Usability Effect)Oct 24, 2017100
Chart ChallengeOct 31, 2017350
Interdisciplinary Aesthetics Discussion 2 (Interruption & Serial Position Effects)Nov 7, 2017100
Infographic ChallengeNov 14, 2017350
Interdisciplinary Aesthetics QuizNov 17, 2017100
Personal Style ChallengeNov 28, 2017350
Final Course EvaluationDec 4, 2017100
Visual Resumé Challenge (Draft)Dec 5, 2017350
Visual Resumé Challenge (Final)Dec 12, 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