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Course Description:


Students in this course will develop an appreciation for the qualities and characteristics that provide a foundation for entrepreneurial success and for the concepts and principals, that when applied to situations that arise in every day life as well as business, will lead to personal achievement and self-actualization.

Arising from the tradition of American Entrepreneurship, the material for this course was developed by Napoleon Hill from his work with many of the turn-of-the-century business leaders who played a significant role in shaping the destiny of the United States and it's leadership among the nations of the world. The research conducted by Napoleon Hill was sponsored by Andrew Carnegie who believed that success could be accounted for by universal principles.


This course has been developed to introduce these concepts to high school students to prepare the next generation of leaders.


Format and Procedures:

This class is completely online and self-paced. Students have eight weeks to complete all of the content. Students are encouraged to complete one module a week in order to complete the course in the allotted 8-week period. In the event of an emergency that requires an extension, the student needs to contact instructor Adam Moore.




One of the advantages of online learning is the flexibility of “attending” class where ever and whenever you want. This course can be completed according to your weekly schedule.


Students are strongly encouraged to check into their classes frequently. If you have a situation that prevents you from participating in class for more than one week please contact the instructor immediately.



Course Requirements and Grading

In any online course, participation is the key factor in getting the most out of the experience. Student work should be submitted within the specified due dates and students are expected to participate in all online discussion forums.


Assignment details and grading information are included with the assignments in the course homepage.

This course is organized into 8 modules, each covering a different topic. Modules may consist of videos, quizzes, forum topics, and assignments for submission.


Students are expected to review all materials and complete all activities and assignments. Point values for each module are indicated on the course homepage.

Grading Scale

A= 90-100+

B = 80-89

C = 70 - 79

D = 60 - 69

F = 59 or Below



Academic Integrity

Students should maintain the same high standards of academic integrity that they expect in their own classrooms and are set by the Honor Code of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Collaboration is encouraged, but one’s own creativity is highly favored. Students at The University of Virginia's College at Wise sign an honor pledge to all work completed; your participation in this course indicates your understanding and acceptance of of the following pledge:


I, (name) , certify as a student at The University of Virginia's College at Wise that I have neither received nor given aid on this (test, exam, etc.).

This signifies understanding and agreement of the articles of the Constitution of the Honor System. Plagiarism is a serious offense that will result in referral to the honor court.



Late Work Policy


Because the course is self-paced, work may be completed at anytime during the term. However, there is an eight-week limit for completion of all materials. Failure to complete all course materials within the allotted time will have a negative impact on grades. Any concerns related to completion should be addressed to the instructor, Jim Wardell, immediately.


Tentative Course Schedule


A detailed schedule of course activities (modules) is included in the paper syllabus and outlined on the course homepage.


The course schedule and due dates are subject to change, at the instructor's discretion, to meet the needs of the course or to address unforeseen events. Sufficient notification of any changes will be communicated through the course website.


Student Support Services

At the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, support for student learning is available through the Writing Center, Computer Labs, and the Language Laboratory, as needed.

Additional information is available at:



Accommodations for Students with Disabilities


If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment to talk with the instructor as soon as possible.


To make inquiries regarding disability services, please contact:

Whitney Wells

Director of Disability Services

Academic Support Center in Zehmer Hall




Sexual Misconduct/Harassment (TITLE IX):


The University of Virginia's College at Wise is committed to maintaining a respectful, professional and nondiscriminatory academic, living and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This includes having an environment free from sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, complicity and retaliation. The College reaffirms its commitment to maintain a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the college community. You may access the UVa-Wise Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Policy by visiting the following link:



Campus Security-Cleary Act


UVa-Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451






  • .Go to MY UVAWISE log in at the top right; select Students tab; select “grade report” in the middle of the page; choose appropriate semester; then click “view final grade report”.

  • If your grade report is showing WIP, this indicates that the course is still “work in progress” and the official grades have not been posted by the Registrar as of yet.



  • Unofficial transcripts can be printed off during the semester you are enrolled in a course and for a few weeks after the semester ends (print them at the end of each semester for your records). There is no charge for unofficial transcripts, and it is up to your employing school division as to whether they will accept unofficial in lieu of official transcripts.

  • To obtain an unofficial transcript, go to MY UVAWISE log in at the top right; select the Students button; select “reports and billing” on the left; then select “unofficial transcript” under the reports and billing section on left.

  • If your unofficial transcript is showing WIP, this indicates that the course is still “work in progress” and the official grades have not been posted by the Registrar as of yet.

  • PLEASE NOTE: You can only access this portal if you currently have an active campus user ID and password – you would use the same information to log in to the MY UVA-WISE portal that you have been using for Moodle or campus email.


  • If you are in need of an official transcript, you can order them online (minimal fees may apply) at the Registrar’s Website of . You may go ahead and order an official transcript any time prior to the end of the course.

  • Be sure to indicate “wait until close of current semester” so your pending/current class will show on the transcript.

  • If you have trouble with ordering a transcript, please contact the Registrar’s Office directly at (276) 328-0116

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