Basis for Course Grades:
Plus and minus letter grades will be used for semester grades.
The Grading Scale is as follows:
A+ 
9701000 
C+ 
770799 
A 
930969 
C 
730769 
A 
900929 
C 
700729 
B+ 
870899 
D+ 
670699 
B 
830869 
D 
630669 
B 
800829 
D 
600629 


F 
less then 600 
All point totals are estimates and may be altered slightly throughout the course of the semester.
The point totals contained in the following table represent the use of the plus/minus grading system coupled with a 4.0 grade point system. The University has assigned the grade point values shown for each letter grade. Students who earn the points shown below (out of 1000 possible points) will be guaranteed the indicated letter grade. At semester's end, after the final exam, the faculty will analyze the course grade distribution, and may decrease (to accommodate poor class performance on an examination), but will not increase the points needed for each grade.
Listed below are the total possible points for your lecture score:
A. 
Three exams (50 pts. each) 
150 points possible 
B. 
Final Exam (50 pts.) 
50 points possible 

Total possible lecture points 
200 
Listed below are the total possible points for your laboratory score:
A. 
11 Prelab assignments(lowest 2 dropped) 
90 points possible 
B. 
Ten Lab notebooks (pts. vary) 
479 points possible 
C. 
One computerbased assignment 
41 points possible 
D. 
11 postlab assignments (10 pts.each; drop 2)

90 points possible 
F. 
Lab practical exam (2 parts) 
100 points possible 

Total possible lab points 
800 

Total possible course points 
1000 
