Assignments

ASSIGNMENTS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA

You will be required to complete a set of required assignments and select from a set of elective assignments.  The required assignments will make up 85% of the grade for the course.  The points that can be earned with the electives add up to a total of 150.  Each student can select assignments for up to a total of 25 points of elective assignments.  This means that each student can earn up to 110 points in this section of the course.  There is also a 5 point bonus option by participating in a research project.

The following required assignments will allow the instructor to evaluate your work for 85% of this course:

  1. Final Exam: The final exam fro BUSA3000 is a common exam administered by the Institute of International Business.  The exam may be multiple choice, true/false, scenarios, definitions, short answers, and/or essays. Final Exam dates and times can be found on the GSU website under the Academic Calendar. The Final Exam for this class is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2012 between 3:45-6:15pm. Students are responsible for bringing their own Brown Scantron to the final exam.
  2. Quizzes: You will have 11 (ELEVEN) quizzes during the semester. Missed quizzes are graded zero. There are two components to quiz grades:  An IN CLASS component and a QUIZ DRILL component. In class quizzes can be given at any time during the class and will need your clicker in order to take your quiz. Quiz drill will be available in ULearn and can be taken any time during the semester.  ALL quizzes count towards you final quiz grade and NO QUIZZES are dropped in calculating the final quiz grade.
  3. International Business Term Paper: The International Business Term Paper will be completed in a series of drafts.  Part of the term paper grade will be earned by (a) completing your term paper assignment, part by the (b) assessment of your paper by your peers and the instructor and part by (c) your assessment of the papers written by your peers.  All assessment of the term paper will be dome with the help of a rubric. See detailed description of the term paper and assessment in the section on the International Business Term Paper.

The following elective assignments allow the instructor to evaluate your work for the remaining portion of the total grade for this course:

  1. Wiki:  The wiki project will require you to participate with other students in creating a “Textbook Companion” for ONE CHAPTER of your choice this semester.  The wiki project will be created in GoogleDocs and will require you to collaborate with other students who elect the same chapter.  Some of the students working on any specific chapter may be from other sections of BUSA3000 that I teach.  While the collaboration will be virtual in that the final product will be a common document created in GoogleDocs students are free to collaborate in any other virtual (Skype, email, etc) or physical (library study rooms, Starbucks, etc.) venues.   See detailed description of the Wiki Project and assessment in the section on Wiki Project.
  2. Podcast/Video: A student may elect to produce a podcast or video for the class.  This podcast or video will be no longer than 7 minutes.  A student may elect to create a podcast/video of either a topic in the course, a chapter from the textbook, a digital rendition of their International Business Term Paper or other topic approved by the instructor prior to production.   See detailed description of the podcast or video project and assessment in the section on Podcast or Video.
  3. GoogleEarth Project: A student may elect to produce a GoogleEarth video for the class.  This video will be no longer than 7 minutes.  A student may elect to create a GoogleEarth video of either a topic in the course, a chapter from the textbook, a digital rendition of their International Business Term Paper or other topic approved by the instructor prior to production.   A license of GoogleEarth Pro will be made available to a student electing to participate in this project.  See detailed description of the GoogleEarth project and assessment in the section on GoogleEarth Project.
  4. Participation in class discussion: Actively participating in class requires preparation for class and paying attention to the class discussions.  Students who actively engage in class AND REFLECTS CRITICAL THINKING in their contributions will earn credit.  See detailed description of the participation in class and assessment in the section on Class Participation.      
  5. Participation in Social Media: Actively participating in social media for class requires preparation and paying attention to what happens in class in order to post appropriate, relevant and academically valuable content.  Students who actively engage in social media for this class AND REFLECTS CRITICAL THINKING in their contributions will earn credit.  See detailed description of the participation in class and assessment in the section on Class Participation.
  6. Research Project: Participation in a research project by completing a survey during the semester will earn bonus points.  The participation in this survey is voluntary.  The research project has been approved by Georgia State’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).

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