About The Course
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the format of the class?
This course offers two distinct tracks. To receive a statement of accomplishment, students will complete basic quizzes and a final exam. For those who wish to receive a receive a statement of accomplishment with distinction, they will need to complete in-depth quizzes and a peer-graded project in addition to the statement of accomplishment criteria.
Regardless of track, students are given two weeks to complete every assignment after posting. Also the late policy provides students with 8 days to apply as needed.
- Are there any prerequisites?
This course requires that students (a) have ready access to and facility with a spreadsheet program like Excel; (b) have had a freshman level science class and are familiar with college level chemistry and physics.
- What resources do I need for this class?
This course requires that students (a) have ready access to a spreadsheet program like Google Spreadsheet, Excel or Open Office; (b) have had a freshman level science class and have familiarity with advanced high school or college freshman chemistry and physics.
- Does Rice award credentials or reports regarding my work in this course?
Rice University does not issue transcripts but does support certificates of accomplishment associated with classes as described on the course page. Coursera will maintain limited data regarding student progress and performance in this course and, with your permission, provide authorized third parties with access to such data.