The Future of Food is an active course. We will have you look at real data so you can put the concepts we teach you into action. This means that many of the assignments are based on lab activities. Here we explain the various types of assignments.
Readings are specified on the Assignment page at the beginning of each Module. All reading is mandatory.
As you work through each module we have assignments that help you become familiar with concepts. All of these assessments are for credit.
Formative activities are those that occur in the middle of a module, that address single or a few concepts explained in the text. You will do these by the end of the day on Tuesdays. You will need to download the worksheet, fill it out, and turn it in online to be graded or take a quiz that is based on the correct answers to the worksheet. If submitted as worksheets, they will be graded according to a rubric that is provided with the worksheet.
Module Summative Assessments
Module Summative activities are given at the end of a module. In these activities, you will be required to integrate multiple concepts. You will need to download the worksheet, fill it out, and turn it in online to be graded or take a quiz based on the correct answers. They will be graded according to a rubric that is provided with the worksheet.
Capstone Activity or Course Summative Activity
The Course Summative Activity is introduced in the Orientation and at the end of Section 1 (Module 2) and is for credit. You will work on this on your own. The capstone will be graded according to a rubric. Module 12 is dedicated to the Capstone. This assignment will be turned in at the end of the course.
Quizzes are designed to evaluate your understanding of the course materials. They pertain to the week's module and are multiple choice.
These Discussions will serve as a discussion forum, where students in our class can share ideas and questions about some of the broader, over-arching questions related to specific topics covered in our course.
As described in the Syllabus, course Assessment is as follows:
- Formative Assessments: 20%
- Summative Assessments: 30%
- Weekly Quizzes: 10%
- Capstone Project: 30%
- Discussions (Class participation): 10%
Students are expected to read all assigned materials, study them well, and submit work according to the deadlines. Refer to the course syllabus for assignment weighting and final grade calculation.