Course meets: Mon, Wed, Fri 1-1:50, DH 220 (See map).
Labs are in SEL 2249, Mon starting at 8, 9 or 10. We do not have lab the first day of class!
You will be given the opportunity to take a make-up exam only in cases of medical or personal emergencies, which must be verified. If such an emergency occurs, call me or leave a note (or phone message) with the department secretary as soon as possible. If you will be out of town when an exam is scheduled, I must be told in advance and may require you to take the exam early. Otherwise, if you miss an exam you will receive 0 points.
You are responsible for all information (handouts, announcements, notes, etc.) covered during class. You should look at any online copies of notes and ask fellow classmates for missed information, not the instructor or the T.A.
No incompletes will be given for poor performance in the course. An incomplete can only be given if there are extenuating circumstances and the student has at least a 'C' average in the course. No extra work or extra credit will be given.
If you feel that you deserve more points than you have been given on a quiz, assignment, or test, you must see the instructor about this within one week of the time the work in question is first returned to the class. After this deadline, no claims will be considered, justifiable or not.
For those who register late for the course, the class average on graded assignments so far will be assigned.
Be sure to check the course web page for further information, handouts, programming assignment descriptions, and hints.
20% 2 Midterm exams
5% Lab Quizzes
5% Lab Activities
30% In-class Journals, class clickers, Group Presentations
Letter grades are assigned on a curve at the end of the semester. If your grade is right on the borderline of the next highest grade, I will consider whether or not you were a "good citizen" on the discussion boards.
Quizzes will be given during during the first few minutes of class and lab, and will be based on the assigned activities and readings. In-class quizzes will likely use iClickers. No makeup quizzes will be given, but the lowest quiz grade will be dropped. Lab exercises will be assigned during lab and must be completed during that lab session. Labs are graded on a 3 point scale (0: didn't do it, 1: some effort, 2: average, 3: outstanding). The lowest Lab grade will be dropped.
Journals will be used for reflection during class, and will likely also be passed around for others to comment upon. Both the original writing and comments may be graded. Be sure to write legibly. If I or your fellow students cannot read your writing then a grade of 0 may be given.
Classes will often involve group work, with groups selected for giving presentations to the whole class. In group presentations each group member must participate.
Any student caught cheating on an exam or program will automatically fail the course and may be referred to the department chair and/or dean. The same penalty would apply if you were to use someone else's iClicker to give them credit when they are not there.
You may not get help of any kind from anyone else for the midterm and final exams. These exams must be exclusively your own work.