Additional work may be assigned in class or via the Course Listserver (see course notes
for the web address and for instructions for subscribing).
We do NOT accept petitions into CS205, BUT you may come to the 1st week of classes and check the online registration system every half hour
(it changes that fast!) to see if there is an opening.
We WILL force graduating seniors in, but you must prove you are graduating this semester. The class limit MUST be VERY close to 50.
Read homework assignment 0 and comply with it.
Keep your mailbox empty, read email daily.
In the case of absence from class, find out what was missed. Ask the instructor (NOT via email).
Attend your Discussion section.
All work is due at the specified date and time. It is each
studentís responsibility to keep up with the course, either through help
from the course assistants or by seeing the instructor. (See lateness)
Conform to the Academic Honor Code. The Watson
School has an Academic Honor Code.
It is your responsibility to read and understand it.
Copying ANY materials or working together in any way is totally unacceptable. These are considered
a violation of the Honor Code.
late work of any kind will receive a zero.
No incompletes will be given, except in cases of validated
excuse. Official documentation is required.
Homework & Quizzes
Assignments & exams will NOT all be announced the same way. The following
methods will be arbitrarily selected during the semester:
email via the class listserver
combinations of the above
Homework will be returned to class after the grades have been recorded.
If you are there, you can pick it up at that time.
If you miss class, you will have to see the instructor to get that homework.
It will NOT be brought to class again.
Unclaimed h/w is kept until the end of the 2nd week of the following semester.
You have until then to retrieve and/or discuss those old papers. After that time they will be destroyed.
Pop-quizzes may be given at the instructor's discretion. They count as a homework.
Every student must give a presentation, following the guidelines presented
in the lecture. Failure to do so will result in an F in the course.
Remember that the FIRST person to sign up for a Presentation number will get to be the LAST person to make a presentation,
but all presentation SLIDES are handed-in by everybody at the start of the FIRST Presentation class.
All web page assignments are to be uploaded to the web server BY midnight of the
Friday preceding the first day of Presentations. Web pages must be your own original work,
and MUST be created using Notepad. Use of ANY web creation tools (e.g.
Arachnophilia, Front Page, Dreamweaver, Flash) will be grounds for an immediate "F" in the course.
Web pages MUST be annotated and highlighted as described in
class before they are handed-in (see: highlighting
sample.) Web pages that have not been highlighted will receive a zero. No
late highlighting will be accepted for any reason.
All presentations must be based on the slides as sent to the FTP server. No further updates are accepted.
Student slides must be handed in using the "handout" print method of PowerPoint, TWO
slides per page. Color printing is NOT required, but do NOT print using "pure black and white" because color gradations willbe lost.
(That is, you could end up with white on white or black on black, depending on the colors you chose.)
Slide FILES must be sent via FTP to Prof. Foreman's FTP server by midnight of the Friday preceding the 1st presentations.
Slides on PAPER are to be handed in at the START of class on the 1st presentation day.
Late assignments will not be accepted, without a
as determined by the instructor.No incompletes will be allowed,
except in cases of validated excuse as discussed in class. A grade of "F" will result
if a complete presentation (all required parts) is not made.
Attendance by all
students, during student presentations, is required. Absence or lateness will
result in the loss of 10 points from the total course grade for each hour of class missed
without a valid excuse (see link above).
Grades are not curved or dropped. An average grade of 70
on the regular homework assignments (not including the Course Project)
and an average grade of 60 on the mid-term exam (combining the take-home and in-class parts),
are required to pass the course. The overall course grade must be 60 or above. No exceptions. See the Course Syllabus for more information about the course content.