Reading: Reading assignments will be assigned
each session. You are expected to do the reading before the next
class period. Your understanding of the material discussed in
class will depend on the care you take in reading.
Homework: Homework problems will be assigned
each session and collected the next class session The dates are
on the course calendar. A selection of the problems will be graded,
but it is expected assignments will be complete. Homework sets
will have varying point values.
Projects: There will be various in-class projects
distributed and collected to be done in groups. These will have
varying point values. The four major projects will be due on
the dates given in the course calendar. Each of these projects
is worth 15 points.
Quizzes: There will be periodic quizzes, announced
the class period before. Each quiz is worth 10 points.
Exams: There will be 3 in-class exams. Each
will be worth 50 points. Dates for the exams are on the course
Final exam: The final exam will be comprehensive
and worth 80 points. The date for the final exam is given on
the course calendar.
Class participation and attendance: It is expected
that you will attend each class; it would be appropriate to advise
the instructor of the reason for any excused absence preferably
before the miss. You are encouraged to participate in class discussion,
ask questions, and work in groups (when appropriate). Your attendance
and participation will be rewarded by up to 10 BONUS points,
to be added to your point total at semester end.
Late or missed work: It is your responsibility
to be aware of all assignments, quizzes, exams, etc. and to adhere
to due dates. Late homework or projects will be accepted with
a 20% reduction per class period late. Make-ups for missed quizzes
and exams are at the discretion of the instructor; however, regardless
of why something is missed, it is your responsibility to initiate
arrangements to make up the missed work. There will be no make-up
for missed in-class work.
Academic integrity: Maintaining academic
integrity is an important part of each student's college experience.
such, each student is expected to be aware of and adhere to
the policies regarding academic integrity.
Disabilities: Individuals who have a documented
disability, either permanent or temporary, that might affect
their ability to participate fully in this class are encouraged
to inform me at the start of the semester. Adaptation of methods,
materials, or testing may be made to provide for equitable participation