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Grade Culture

Undergraduate Council: Discussion of Grade Culture

Department of Anthropology (January 2013)
Statement on Grades

A+ Quality of student’s performance significantly exceeds all requirements and expectations required for an A grade. Very few, if any, students receive this grade in a given course.
 

A: Quality of performance is outstanding relative to that required to meet course requirements; demonstrates mastery of course content at the highest level.
 

B: Quality of performance is significantly above that required to meet course requirements; demonstrates mastery of course content at a high level.
 

C: Quality of performance meets the course requirements in every respect; demonstrates adequate understanding of course content.
 

D: Quality of performance is at the minimal level necessary to pass the course, but does not fully meet the course requirements; demonstrates a marginal understanding of course content.
 

F: Quality of performance in the course is unacceptable and does not meet the course requirements; demonstrates an inadequate understanding of course content.