INSTRUCTOR |

Professor (Dr.) Gary M. Hardegree Office: South College E317 Office Hours: Tu Th 1:00 - 2:30 EMail: gmh@philos.umass.edu Webpage: http://people.umass.edu/gmhwww |

TEXT |

Hardegree, |

IN-CLASS EXAMS (Exams
1, 2, 3, 4) |

There are four in-class exams. For dates, see Schedule. |

FINAL PERIOD EXAMS (Exams
5, 6) |

In addition to the four regular-period exams, there
will be two one-hour exams to take place during the officially scheduled
final exam period. See
Schedule. Exam #5 is very similar to Exam #3. Exam #6 is very similar to Exam #4. |

FOUR HIGHEST SCORES |

In calculating your final numerical score, I use your four highest scores. A missed exam counts as a zero. |

MAKE-UP EXAMS |

Make-up exams are available for officially approved absences. |

USING EXAMS 5 and 6 TO IMPROVE YOUR GRADE |

Besides serving as make-up exams, Exams 5 and 6 can be used to improve your grade, in case you are not satisfied with your grade after the first four exams. Note that there is no risk in taking these optional exams. |

FINAL LETTER GRADE |

There are six total exams, each worth 100 points. Your four highest exam scores are used, so the maximum total score is 400. Your final letter grade is computed on the basis of your total numerical score, according to the following scale. |

THE SCALE (cut-offs) |
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A |
A- |
B+ |
B |
B- |
C+ |
C |
C- |
D+ |
D |

380 |
360 |
340 |
320 |
300 |
280 |
260 |
240 |
220 |
200 |