CST 620 Syllabus
- Fall 2023
- Section 9044
- 6 Credits
- 10/04/2023 to 12/19/2023
Christopher Hughes [email protected]
Prerequisite: CST 610. Explore the theories and practices related to the prevention of cyber-attacks. Design, apply, and analyze technological solutions that address countermeasures, encryption, network access control methods, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, and secure systems development. Practice techniques such as software assurance, verification, and validation; virtual network and cloud computing security techniques; and physical security techniques. Examine the nation’s complex critical infrastructure industries. Use state-of-the-art tools and technologies in a lab-intensive environment that provide hands-on, real-world experience.
About this Course
This course, Prevention of Cyber Attack Methodologies (CST 620), continues your journey into a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of cybersecurity. It is designed to build upon and further advance a broad array of knowledge, skills, and abilities in cybersecurity.
You will explore theories and practices related to the prevention of cyberattacks, and you will design, apply, and analyze technological solutions that address countermeasures, encryption, network access control methods, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, and secure systems development. You will examine techniques and technologies for software assurance, verification, and validation; virtual network and cloud computing security techniques; and physical security techniques. You will examine the nation’s complex critical infrastructure industries. You will use advanced tools and technologies in a lab-intensive environment that provide hands-on, real-world experience.
This course has been developed following government and industry guidelines. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated UMGC a National Center of Academic Excellence for Information Assurance/Cyber Defense.
This is an 11 week 6 credit hour course with 4 projects. The workload is significant and complex and appropriate for a 6 credit hour course at the graduate level. Please do not fall behind pace. Note that all Projects now have firm deadlines, and you are required to meet these deadlines throughout the course. Read and understand your deliverables before starting any project. Quickly read all the projects and develop a plan for course completion. Follow the guidance provided by your professor for each project. Schedule personal or group coaching sessions with your professor as needed.
By working through the projects in this six-credit course, you will learn how to design a modern organizational network that can defend against today’s advanced threats. Hands-on lab exercises will supplement your research and learning experience and allow you to become comfortable with advanced technical exploration, analysis, and strategy development.
There are no books to purchase. As you read through each project, you will see hyperlinks to study topics and resources, which provide key information to complete the projects. This is also part of the graduate school experience of developing critical thinkers who will use their curiosity and original thinking to push the boundaries of knowledge and contribute additional knowledge as part of their graduate school experience. In doing so, you will be building your own brand as a practitioner or scholar in the field.
About Project-based Learning
This course is part of a program of study designed to prepare you for academic and career success. UMGC designed the courses in this program around an innovative approach to learning that is relevant, practical, and enjoyable. Throughout your program, you will practice the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (hereafter collectively referred to as competencies) that employers require of individuals working in your discipline. Together, core competencies and discipline-specific competencies create a competency profile for your program.
Core competencies are communications, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and leadership/teamwork, which employers consider foundational for any career. Discipline-specific competencies are defined as the highly targeted knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of an expert in your field of study. Proficiency is defined as meeting performance requirements, as explained in the Grading Information section of this syllabus.
You will begin your program of study by concentrating on the core competencies of communications, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and leadership/teamwork in the first course in your program. Becoming proficient in the core competencies is vital to your future program success.
As you progress through the beginning, developing, and mastery stages of your program, you will draw on your core competencies while you add and become proficient in discipline-specific competencies. To successfully complete your program of study, you will be required to demonstrate acceptable proficiency in all competencies associated with your program’s competency profile—both core and discipline-specific.
You will demonstrate your proficiency in a competency by engaging in project-based learning (PBL). The projects within this and all courses in your program require you to immerse yourself in scenarios that draw upon workplace-oriented questions and challenges. You will often work over an extended period as you employ multiple competencies to respond to a scenario and prepare a deliverable similar to one you might be required to produce during your career.
Projects generally have multiple steps and may require participation in related discussions, classroom assessment techniques, self-reflections, and supplemental learning activities that inform the evaluation of project performance. Projects and their related competencies are similar to the assignments and their related learning outcomes you have encountered in other programs; they are simply more integrated and work-relevant. Projects have required due dates to reinforce the importance of meeting deadlines, as required in the workplace.
The integration of core and discipline-specific competencies, presented multiple times over your program of study, provides you with opportunities to practice and improve. Achieving acceptable levels of proficiency for all competencies within a course and across a program improves your mastery and your ability to apply your knowledge, skills, and attitudes beyond the classroom.
Learning Topics and Resources
With few exceptions, there are no required textbooks for courses in this program. The source for all content knowledge, defined as the “facts, concepts, theories, and principles that are taught and learned in specific academic courses” (edglossary.org, 2019) are accessible via active links to Learning Topics and Resources within the project steps. This enables you to experience the direct application of the academic knowledge, related skills (reading, writing, calculating, researching, etc.), or attitudes (ways of thinking or behaving associated with a discipline) necessary to complete the project.
Additional resources are available in the UMGC Library, which is easily accessible through a link under Resources on the classroom navigation bar.
Recommended Textbooks (if appropriate)
In this course, the following resources are recommended for those who desire the organization and structure of a textbook. Please note that these are general recommendations and the content of the books will not align directly with the course materials. You may find them to be good supplements or beneficial alternative presentations.
Contacting Advising or the Department
- If you have questions related to the course content or any of the graded deliverables, please contact your instructor.
- For questions and concerns related to advising, you can call 800-888-8682 (toll-free), or write to [email protected].
- For other questions and concerns about this class, you can contact your program director by writing to [email protected]. Please be sure to mention the course name, course number, and your section number in the “Subject:” field of your email. Your email will be treated confidentially.
Course outcomes are stated in the form of learning goals. Each learning goal is comprised of a number of competencies, which draw on the program’s competency profile. Each competency has a number of related learning objectives, which are the demonstrable actions that comprise the competency.
To achieve the course learning goals, you must demonstrate proficiency in each competency, as informed by the related learning objectives, as stated in the course projects. This course includes the following learning goals:
LG 1: Communication: You can communicate clearly in writing and speaking, meeting expectations for content, purpose, organization, audience, and format.
LG 2: Critical Thinking and Analysis: You can apply logical processes to formulate clear, defensible ideas based on the analysis of facts and ethical considerations.
LG 3: Quantitative Reasoning: You can use mathematical information, operations, and quantitative analyses to solve problems and inform decision-making.
LG 4: Leadership, Facilitation, and Collaboration: You can lead, facilitate, and collaborate with individuals and teams to achieve organizational objectives.
In addition to these broad learning goals, each project rubric contains project specific competencies and learning objectives. Students should review the competencies and learning objectives and ensure that their submission demonstrates that they meet the competencies and learning objectives.
The following guidelines provide important advice on how to be successful in this course, and throughout your program:
- Know your way around the online classroom.
- Check the class frequently for Alerts, Announcements, Calendar, and the Class and Assignment Schedule.
- Create action plans for completing your work by the due dates.
- Communicate with your instructor often. Ask questions, discuss details of projects, and share your thoughts.
- Take advantage of any ungraded opportunities for feedback, as communicated by instructor.
- Engage your classmates and build a network of support throughout your program through online interactions, teamwork, and participation in opportunities for live online meetings.
- Don’t give up or wander away. If you are facing obstacles, talk with your advisor or instructor immediately.
Your project work will be evaluated based on how well you demonstrate your abilities in terms of the competencies and learning objectives associated with a project and course learning goals (see Course Introduction & Course Outcomes above). Projects are evaluated using a rubric that states the competencies associated with the project. Your instructor will offer advice on specific competencies in the rubric, especially when it may help you improve your future work. Your instructor will provide feedback on projects within four calendar days after you submit it.
Timely submission of work is expected. Submitting projects on time demonstrates your ability to manage your work and is an indicator of professionalism set by employers.
Projects have required due dates, as posted in the Class and Assignment Schedule and in the Class Calendar online. This is where your instructor evaluates your entire project submission using a formal rubric for the purpose of determining a final project grade. Your instructor evaluates your performance in relation to all project-related competencies. Feedback and final grades are posted in the gradebook.
Submit projects with any attachments to your individual Assignments folder unless otherwise specified in the project instructions. Name files using [your last name + first initial]-[assignment].[filetype], with no spaces: e.g., doej-assign1.xls or doej-midterm.docx.
Note: Some projects incorporate milestone submissions. They are optional, non-graded opportunities for feedback that are built into project steps. Not all projects have them. When incorporated into a project, milestones will have firm due dates. Students who miss milestone due dates forego the opportunity for faculty feedback. Milestone submissions will not be resubmitted. Faculty will respond with substantive feedback within 4 days following the submission of a milestone activity.
Projects are evaluated on the following scale and are defined as follows:
- Exceeds performance requirements (EP): meets and exceeds all competencies related to a project at an exemplary level, equating to a grade of A
- Meets performance requirements (MP): meets all competencies related to a project at a satisfactory level, equating to a grade of B
- Does not meet performance requirements (NP): does not meet all competencies related to a project at a satisfactory level, equating to a grade of F
There are two important evaluation (grading) criteria to keep in mind:
- You must earn an evaluation of MP or EP on all project-related competencies to earn a passing grade on a project.
- You must earn an evaluation of MP or EP on all projects to successfully complete and pass this course.
- You must earn a final course grade of A or B to move on to the next course in your program.
The project overall grade is assigned by the faculty. Every individual competency must receive at least an MP for the overall assignment to receive an MP. By achieving an MP on all competencies and all projects, you have met the benchmark for performance in The Graduate School.
When evaluation of all competencies results in a mix of EPs and MPs for a project, the faculty assigns an overall evaluation (EP or MP) that reflects the majority of the individual competency evaluations. In a situation where there are an even number of competencies, with 50 percent earning EP and 50 percent earning MP, the faculty may assign either an EP or an MP to the project, based on practitioner/academic judgment as to whether or not the overall performance met or truly exceeded the evaluation criteria of the competencies in the rubric.
Graduate-level writing is an expectation for all student submissions. For graded submissions, an instructor will consider whether the level of writing meets the following expectations: logical topic organization, correct sentence structure, accurate spelling, punctuation, grammar, word choice and proper APA in-text and reference citation format.
A written submission may meet passing requirements with a few errors in the aforementioned writing skills; more than a few errors can result in a project that fails to meet passing requirements. If a written submission fails to meet passing requirements, the instructor will notify the student of the types of errors needing revision or correction prior to the student’s option to resubmit a project in accordance with the Resubmission of Work policy, described in the next section.
Resubmission of Work
Upon initial submission, faculty will record specific comments, advice, and feedback. Depending on your grade, you may have the opportunity to rework and resubmit your project.
- Students who submit on the due date and earn a Does not Meet Performance Requirements (NP) on a competency/project must resubmit their work in an attempt to achieve a Meets or Exceeds Performance Requirements (MP or EP) on the project.
- Students who submit on the due date and who earn a Meets Performance Requirements (MP) on the project have the option to resubmit their work to possibly improve their grade; if their resubmitted work meets exemplary standards, faculty can assign an Exceeds Performance Requirements (EP) grade.
Under the situations described above, the time for resubmitting work is limited, there are “windows” for resubmitting work. You may resubmit your project up to two (2) times within the two (2) weeks following the submission’s original due date. No resubmissions will be accepted after the two week period. You are therefore encouraged to act on faculty feedback promptly within the resubmission timeframe.
If you earn an NP and do not resubmit your work, or you resubmit after the two week period, you will earn an NP for the project, generally resulting in a failing grade for the course, unless you are eligible for a grade of Incomplete.
If a student anticipates missing a project due date for an acceptable reason (life, work, family, medical issues, etc.), he/she is should contact his/her faculty in advance to come to an agreement on a revised due date. If the student submits on time per the revised due date, the above resubmission guidelines apply.
If you do not contact your faculty in advance and miss a due date, you will have two weeks from the date of the original deadline to submit your work, and no resubmissions are permitted.
Note: Students are limited to ONE resubmission in Week 11, and it must be made PRIOR to the last day of class, allowing enough time for faculty to grade the assignment (project).
Course Grade Calculation
All evaluations (even multiple submissions) are recorded in the classroom. You must earn a final course grade of B (Meets Performance Requirements – MP) or A (Exceeds Performance Requirements –EP) to move on to the next course in your program. When evaluation of all projects results in a mix of both EPs and MPs, the faculty assigns an overall evaluation (EP or MP) for the course that reflects the majority of the project evaluations. In a situation where there are an even number of projects, with 50% earning EP and 50% earning MP, the faculty may assign either an EP or an MP for the course, based on practitioner/academic judgment as to whether or not the overall performance met or truly exceeded the evaluation criteria of the competencies for all projects under consideration.
Note: The faculty will keep you apprised of project grades in the classroom. You are responsible for contacting the faculty member if you do not receive a grade by 7 days after submitting your work in the classroom.
A table of the Graduate School Grading Policy is presented in the Academic Policy section.
Grade of Incomplete (“I”)
UMGC Policy 170.71 Policy on the Grade of Incomplete applies to all students, in addition to the guidelines outlined below which apply specifically to the doctoral program and graduate programs requiring DCL 600, PRO 600 and CBR 600.
- The grade of “I” may only be considered by your faculty if you have completed at least 60 percent of the total coursework requirements and have demonstrated proficiency of at least B (Meets performance requirements – MP) on submitted coursework.
- It is your responsibility to request an “I” in writing before the end of the term. The faculty member will provide a decision on the “I” request within three (3) calendar days of your request.
- Your request for an “I” must include one of the two following options for completing the coursework and resolving the “I.” This selection affects your ability to advance to the next course in the program in the next term.
- 7-Day Incomplete
- Under this option you have seven (7) calendar days from the last day of the term to complete and submit the outstanding coursework as identified by your faculty to satisfy the terms of the “I”. You may submit each remaining project one time only during the “I” period.
- It is your responsibility to complete and submit the remaining course work within seven (7) calendar days from the last day of the term. Your faculty will submit a grade change, converting the “I” to a permanent grade, within three (3) calendar days of receiving your completed work. You must earn a final course grade of B (Meets Performance Requirements – MP) or A (Exceeds Performance Requirements – EP) to move on to the next course in your program.
- If during the 7-day period you determine that you will not be able to complete the outstanding coursework by the 7th day, you may request in writing an extension of the “I” to the 60-Day option (below) before the end of the 7-day period. If the 60-Day option is granted, you will have sixty (60) calendar days from the last day of the term to complete and submit the remaining coursework. Your faculty will provide a decision on the “I” extension within three (3) days of your request.
- If by the 7th day you neither complete the outstanding coursework nor request an extension to the 60-Day Option, the “I” will convert to a permanent grade of “F.” Faculty may not issue a terminal “I” grade.
- In the event you earn a grade of “F” under the 7-Day option, you will not be eligible to continue on to the next course in the next term. If you are already registered for the next course, you will be automatically dropped from the next course prior to the first day of the next term. In this event, you should consult with you academic advisor about next possible steps. By maintaining “Good Academic Standing” (See Policy 158.01) you may be able to repeat the course in order to try to earn a grade of “B and continue on to any further courses in the program.
- 60-Day Incomplete
- Under this option you have sixty (60) calendar days from the last day of the term to complete and submit the remaining coursework as identified by the faculty member to satisfy the terms of the “I”. You may submit each remaining project one time only during the “I” period.
- If you are approved for an “I” under the 60-Day option you will not be eligible to continue on to the next course in the next term. Students with an “I” under this option who have already registered for the next course will be automatically dropped from the next course prior to the first day of the next term. In this event, you are responsible for enrolling in the next course if and when you are eligible. Academic advisors are available to assist you regarding enrollment.
- It is your responsibility to complete and submit the remaining course work before the 60-day deadline. Your faculty member will submit a grade change, converting the “I” to a permanent grade within three (3) calendar days of receiving your completed work. You must earn a final course grade of B (Meets Performance Requirements – MP) or A (Exceeds Performance Requirements –EP) to move on to the next course in your program.
- If by the 60th day you do not complete and submit the outstanding coursework, the “I” will convert to a permanent grade of “F.” Faculty may not issue a terminal “I” grade.
- You may not appeal for an extension beyond the 60-Day Option.
- The Office of the Registrar will notify you when the change from an “I’ to a permanent grade is finalized.
- 7-Day Incomplete
You will complete the following projects for this course. The expected completion time for each project is specified with each project. Projects can and should be initiated concurrently in many cases.
In this project, you will explore Remote Access Controls, specifically Remote Desktop Protocol and Secure Shell. The project includes hands-on activities to illustrate best practices and along with a security controls report.
We continue our technical controls exploration, changing contexts to Network Access Control. You will investigate firewalls, intrusion detection, and intrusion prevention. Hands-on experience will focus on Windows and Linux host-based firewalling. The reporting you’ll complete follows the same line.
Web applications represent an enormous part of the modern computing paradigm. Thus, in this project, we will investigate the technical controls associated with them. This should serve as a hands-on experience bridge between the prior project and the next. The report will facilitate evidencing your work with the associated technical controls.
In this project, we travel into a host exclusive realm. Meaning, you will focus on system security controls related to local users, local groups, as well as the roles and permissions for such. There will be on last report to complete to document your experiences.
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) has adopted a Philosophy of Academic Integrity to guide the university’s commitment to a culture of academic integrity. Our approach cultivates socially responsible personal and professional behaviors and traits. All members of the University community must maintain the highest level of integrity across the academic experience.
Resources – UMGC provides an Academic Integrity Tutorial and an Integrity & Ethics Badge as learning resources. These resources include information on the fundamentals of academic integrity and how to apply your own personal ethics to coursework as a UMGC student and in other settings. Other Academic Integrity resources and guidelines are found at https://www.umgc.edu/current-students/learning-resources/academic-integrity.
Role of Instructor – Your instructor is your primary resource for how to uphold the highest ethical standards in the context of the specific requirements for this course.
Student Responsibility – You are responsible for using UMGC-approved resources to understand key academic integrity concepts and to support your own academic success through practices that uphold values of integrity: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage.
Turnitin – Turnitin is enabled within the classroom to support the development and assessment of authentic student writing. To learn more about Turnitin, the feedback it provides, how to use that feedback to improve your work, and your options regarding the inclusion of your work in the Turnitin database, visit University guides for Turnitin at https://libguides.umgc.edu/turnitin-faq.
University of Maryland Global Campus is committed to the success of our global community and values the diverse identities and backgrounds of our students, faculty, and staff. Each one of us has a broader life and set of experiences beyond UMGC that we bring with us to each interaction. Sharing your story with your classmates provides opportunities to learn, relate, and gain inspiration from each other. Engagement often begins with introductions at the beginning of the course. Sharing your preferred name, preferred pronouns, and other details about yourself and your life builds a foundation for connection, understanding, and a richer and more personalized learning experience.
We also recognize that some of life’s responsibilities and challenges outside of the classroom, such as childcare, a change in employment status, or illness, have an impact on success in a course. To the extent you are comfortable, we encourage you to communicate with your faculty member or Success Coach about any concerns you have for this course or as a student at UMGC so we can help you navigate potential obstacles and stay on track to achieve your goals.
Students are expected to work together cooperatively, and treat fellow students and faculty with respect, showing professionalism and courtesy in all interactions. Please review the Code of Civility for more guidance on interacting in UMGC classrooms: https://www.umgc.edu/current-students/student-life-and-support/student-handbook/civility-code.
POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
UMGC is committed to creating a climate in which everyone can thrive. UMGC’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy (Policy VI-1.00) and Sexual Misconduct Policy (Policy 041.00) protect students, faculty, and staff.
Here you will find UMGC’s Non-Discrimination Statement.
Students with disabilities who need accommodations in a course should contact the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) at [email protected], or call 240-684-2287.
The following academic policies and procedures apply to this course and your studies at UMGC.
|150.25||Academic Integrity Policy The University expects all members of the university community—students, faculty, and staff—to use guidelines to work with and promote integrity. If you are aware of any academic misconduct, please contact [email protected]. All cases of academic misconduct will be addressed in accordance with Policy 150.25 and associated procedures.You are expected to engage in new learning that furthers your development of knowledge, skills, and abilities in each course. According to this policy, you may not submit a substantial portion of any coursework that you have submitted to any course previously without express written approval through assignment guidelines or other forms of communication. You must use UMGC course materials responsibly. Uploading course materials to any website outside of UMGC’s online classroom is prohibited by this policy.|
|V-1.03||Code of Student Conduct|
|170.40||The following policy describes the requirements for the award of each degree: Degree Completion Requirements for the Graduate School|
|V-1.30||Student Reasonable Accommodation Policy – Students are responsible for self-identifying with Accessibility Services to inform the university about medical conditions and request academic accommodations.|
|170.71||Policy on Grade of Incomplete – The grade of I is exceptional and only considered for students who have completed 60% of their coursework with a grade of B or better for graduate courses or C or better for undergraduate courses and request an I before the end of the term. See the GRADING section above for additional details on how the grade of Incomplete is administered in this course.|
|170.72||Course Withdrawal Policy – Students must follow drop and withdrawal procedures and deadlines available at https://www.umgc.edu/admission/academic-calendar under Academic Calendar.|
|130.80||Procedures for Review of Alleged Arbitrary and Capricious Grading – Appeals may be made on final course grades as described herein.|
|IV-3.20||Intellectual Property – All university faculty, staff, and students must comply with University guidelines on the use of copyrighted material. Uploading UMGC or faculty copyrighted material without authorization degrades and corrupts the integrity of the teaching and learning experience and is a potential violation of UMGC policy and copyright law. You must obtain permission to post UMGC or other’s copyrighted material to third-party websites, including social learning network sites. UMGC reserves the right to take appropriate action to remove copyrighted material uploaded without authorization.|
|205.06||Calculation Of Grade-Point Average (GPA) for Inclusion on Transcripts and Transcript Requests – Note: Undergraduate and graduate courses have different Grading Policies. See the Grading Policies section of the Course Syllabus.|
|X-1.12||Acceptable Use – The security of the online classroom is critical to ensuring a strong culture of academic integrity and authentic education at the University. It is a violation of the University’s policies for anyone to share logon, password, and any other secure information about a UMGC online account, including credentials required to access the online learning environment.|
According to UMGC’s grading policy, the following marks are used:
|A(90-100%)||EP – Exceeds Performance Requirements|
|B(80-89%)*||MP – Meets Performance Requirements|
|C(70-79%)**||NP – Does Not Meet Performance Requirements; not available for this course|
|F(69% or below)||NP – Does Not Meet Performance Requirements|
* The grade of “B” represents the benchmark for graduate courses. You must maintain a term and cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. If a final grade earned in a class places you on Academic Probation, you must repeat that class in the next semester of attendance.
** UMGC does not award the grade of D in graduate courses. The grade of C is not available for this course.
Scores to individual assignments are calculated based on rubrics in the class and are not rounded to the whole point. The final grade for the course is determined by weighted average and will be rounded to the nearest whole point using mathematical rule (grades with .5 and above to be rounded to the next whole point).
Assignments are designed to enable students to achieve course objectives and succeed in the program. In the interest of equity and fairness, there will be no extra credit opportunities. All assignments are identified in the syllabus.
COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY
UMGC values its students’ feedback. You will be asked to complete an online evaluation toward the end of the term. The primary purpose of this evaluation process is to assess the effectiveness of classroom instruction in order to provide the best learning experience possible and make continuous improvements to every class. Responses are kept confidential. Please take full advantage of this opportunity to provide your feedback.
Extensive library resources and services are available online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at https://libguides.umgc.edu/home to support you in your studies. The UMGC Library provides research assistance in creating search strategies, selecting relevant databases, and evaluating and citing resources in a variety of formats via its Ask a Librarian service.
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All items on this syllabus are subject to change at the discretion of the Program Director and the Division of Academic Affairs.
Class & Assignment Schedule
Required Course Schedule: For best chance of success in this course, follow the Required Submission Dates. This will allow you to received timely feedback from your professor. This feedback will enable you to revise and resubmit the assignment for a higher grade. Course rules allow you three submissions for each assignment. For details see the Policy from the Dean’s office above.
Office Hours: By Appointment
|Note: Submissions are due in your Assignment folder by 11:59pm on the dates specified.|
|Week||Items to work on||Due Date||Calendar Due Date|
|Week 1-2||Introduce Yourself (see Discussion Area)Review the SyllabusReview all course projects and related competenciesBegin Project 1Read topic pages and resources (inside and outside the classroom) that you feel are helpful to your projectsConsult with your professor as required||End of Week 2|
|Week 3-4||Submit Project 1Begin Project 2Complete Project Discussion 1Address feedback, revise and resubmit Project 1 if necessaryRead topic pages and resources (inside and outside the classroom) that you feel are helpful to your projectsConsult with your professor as required||End of Week 4|
|Week 5-6||Submit Project 2Begin Project 3Complete Project Discussion 2Address feedback, revise and resubmit previous projects if necessary||End of Week 6|
|Week 7-8||Submit Project 3|
Begin Project 4Complete Project Discussion 3Address feedback, revise and resubmit previous projects if necessary
|End of Week 8|
|Week 9-10||Submit Project 4Complete Project Discussion 4Address feedback, revise and resubmit previous projects if necessary||End of Week 10|
|Week 11||As your final opportunity for an improved grade in the course, address feedback, revise and resubmit previous project submissions if necessaryDiscuss with your professor your plan for course completion if you are behind on any project.||End of Week 11|