Notes iii Grading System A – Recognizes excellent achievement. It is indicative of superior quality work and reveals a thorough mastery of the subject matter. The student receiving this grade should demonstrate enough interest to do some independent investigation beyond the actual course requirements. B – Indicates work and achievement that are well above average. The student receiving this grade should be capable of doing advanced work in this field. The quality of the work should be considered better than that achieved by the average student. C – Indicates average achievement and a satisfactory meeting of requirements. D – Reveals inferior accomplishment and is generally unsatisfactory from the standpoint of course requirements. F – Failing grade. It indicates very unsatisfactory work. No course credit is earned. AU – Given when a course is audited. To receive this notation, the student must attend and participate in the course. No credit is earned.