Students are expected to adhere to the Academic Integrity policies of Roanoke College. All work submitted for a grade is to be strictly the work of the student unless otherwise specified by the instructor. The policies as outlined in the Academic Integrity handbook will be enforced in the course.
Graded programs are subject to the Roanoke College Academic Integrity policies. Copying a program or a portion of a program (even a single line) or reading another person's program to obtain ideas for solving a problem is plagiarism. Other examples of integrity violation include writing code for someone else, using code written by someone else, telling someone else how to solve a problem or having someone tell you how to solve a problem (and using their method). These cases apply to any work that is handed in for a grade under the instructor's assumption that the work is your own. Unless specified otherwise by the instructor, discussion among students should be limited to general discussion of concepts and language details, not specific aspects of a solution to the assigned problem.
Besides the exams, there will be regular homework assignments, projects and quizzes in class, and a co-curricular requirement.
Programming projects: During the semester we will work with the data base management system MySQL. In the second half of the semester there will be a three part project. Each of parts 2 and 3 will build on the previous parts. Part 3 of the project will count as one component of the final exam. Projects will be graded on correctness, style and documentation. Parts 1 and 2 of the project are due by 5:00pm on their respective due date. Part 3 of the project is due at the beinning of class on Monday, Dec. 4, 2005. During the week of Dec. 4, all students will give a presentation demonstrating their projects. Late projects will be penalized 10% per day, and will not be accepted more than three days late.
Home works: Home works will be assigned on a regular basis and posted at the course website. All home works are due at the beginning of class on the posted due date. Late home works will be penalized 10% per day, and will not be accepted beyond the beginning of class following the due date.
Quizzes: There will be short quizzes in class. These will be announced at least one class period in advance. There will be no make-ups for missed quizzes.
Co-curricular Requirement: Starting this fall, the Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics department will offer a series of discussions that appeal to a broad range of interests related to these fields of study. These co-curricular sessions will engage the community to think about ongoing research, novel applications and other issues that face these disciplines. Each student is required to attend at least one of these sessions, and turn in a short paper describing the coontents of the session, and his/her critical reflections about the topic and content. These papers are due in class within a week of the session.
|Projects (2)||22%||(11% each)|
|One-Hour Tests (2)||26%||(13% each)|
|Project Part 3||20%||(15% correctness; 5% presentation)|
The grading scale is as follows: