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CSCI120 - Course Details



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Academic Honesty
Assignments - Lab Assignments
Assignment Presentations
Assignments Team
Classes
Course Notes
Course Outline
Course Schedule (Tentative)
Evaluation
Exams
Exam Rules
Grades
Homework
Honesty
Instructor
Materials
Participation
Plagarism
Presentations
Quizzes
Reading
Reports
Rules
Saving Files
Software
Submitting Files
Textbook Required
Python 3 Programming Resources
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  Reading Assignments 

Reading assignments for each week are posted on the course schedule.

To get the most from this course, you should attempt to read the relevant pages 
of the textbook in advance of the class in which the topic is covered. 
Summary Powerpoint presentations and other resource materials are available
on the course schedule.

Students will be tested on the content of reading assignments.






























  Class Presentations 

Presentations for each class are available on the course schedule.
To get the most from this course, you should attempt to review the course material
in advance of the class in which it is presented.
























 





  Course Materials 

The required textbook, data files and all other resources 
are available from the course schedule for the current semester.

Please familiarise yourself with the resources on the course schedule.

To get the most from this course, 
you should attempt to review the course material
in advance of the class in which it is presented.






























  Software 

Python 3




























  Classes 

All classes include a theory and/or practical portion.
There is a ten minute break approximately half way through each class. 
Attendance is taken at the start and end of each class.






























  Class Rules 

Regular attendance is mandatory
Cell phones must be switched off during classes
Please do not talk during lectures






























  Academic Honesty 

Academic Honesty plays a key role in our efforts to maintain
a high standard of academic excellence and integrity. 
Students are advised that all acts of intellectual dishonesty
are subject to disciplinary action by the College;
serious infractions will be dealt with
in accordance with the Code of Academic Honesty.


Click here for important notes
on Academic Honesty by Greg Baker, SFU.

Click here for an example of academic dishonesty. Academic Dishonesty Plagiarism To pass off another's ideas, writings or programs as one's own is considered a form of cheating (plagiarism). However, if documented credit is given where it is due, students may use any resource they wish to complete assignments. Quiz and Exam Rules Academic honesty is mandatory No talking or communication No books or electronic equipment allowed No dictionaries or calculators allowed Cell phones must be switched off All your belongings - bags, coats, etc should be placed at the front of the room You should have with you only a pen Click here for important notes
on Academic Honesty by Greg Baker, SFU.

Evaluation (% of final grade) Classwork / Homework Participation 15% Quiz 1 6% Quiz 2 6% Quiz 3 8% Midterm Exam (x 1) 30% Final Exam (x 1) 35% Assignment labs involve teamwork as well as/or individual work. Students may be tested in a quiz or exam on the content of reading assignments, in-class assignments and homework assignments. Quizzes Quizzes are worth a total of 20% of the final grade. Quizzes are in the form of multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer questions, or any combination of these. Quiz dates and topics are shown on the course schedule. Quiz 1 6% Quiz 2 6% Quiz 3 8% Assignments Click here for info about lab assignments. Team Assignments Some assignments involve team work. Students will be assigned to teams by the instructor. For each team project, students will be assigned to a different team. Rules for Teams: Each team must work independently of the other teams. Each team member is expected to contribute an equal amount of time to the total workload of each assignment. Students will be tested on the content of team assignments. Saving Files The classroom computers have been set up so that you can save your files to the desktop. Old files are automatically deleted at the end of every day. Submitting Assignment Files For each week of the semester, all lectures, activities and assignments are posted on C4. Assignment Presentations From time to time, one team or individual (chosen at random) will have their lab assignment results presented to the class by the instructor. For selected team projects, students will be required to present their own work to the class. Homework From time to time you will be given homework assignments. Each student must complete the homework assignments. Students may be tested in a quiz or an exam on the content of homework assignments. Homework assignment issue dates are shown on C4. Class Participation You are expected to attend all of the lectures and to participate in large and small group discussions and activities. Participation means being actively involved and interested, giving due respect to fellow students and instructor. Documented evidence of participation takes the form of attendance rosters, student conduct records and saved class work. Exams Exams are composed of a mixture of: multiple choice, true/false, predict-the-output and written questions. Exams are closed book. The Midterm Exam is worth 30% and the Final Exam is worth 35%. Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C or better). Online Gradebook Grades A+ 91 - 100 C+ 65 - 69 A 86 - 90 C 60 - 64 A- 80 - 85 C- 55 - 59 B+ 77 - 79 P 50 - 54 B 73 - 76 F Below 50 B- 70 - 72 Online Gradebook Status Reports Your attendance, conduct and progress will be monitored throughout this course. You may inspect your status report at any time using the Online Gradebook. REMINDER This course is challenging. As well as weekly lab assignments, there are weekly reading assignments. Students are expected to devote the appropriate amount of time for study.

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