in Electronic Environments
Spring 2009 Syllabus
By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
Course Schedule and Readings by Week:
Course Deliverables and Grading:
Readings will typically be assigned for each class period, and the latest information about readings will be listed on the class website. Please come prepared. Class discussions are important, and I expect all students to participate. Your grade will be based on five assignments:
To receive a passing grade in this course, you must turn in all of the assignments and the term project and complete any and all presentations. You cannot pass this course without doing all of the assigned work (which includes the final presentation), however, turning in all of the work is not a guarantee that you will pass the course.
To earn a B in this course your work must consistently demonstrate and/or include:
Your work must also meet all of the requirements of the assignment. To earn a higher grade you must surpass the criteria and expectations for a B; to do so your work should consistently demonstrate and include:
On honor and collaboration:
Course assignments are designed to help gain practical experiences and understanding of the course materials. You will be provided with some class time to discuss assignments, but you are expected to spend outside of class time each week to practice your skills, work on assignments, and complete readings. You are encouraged to help each other throughout this course. However, the work you submit must be your own. Any students who submit work completed by someone else will receive a 0 score for that assignment, and may receive an F for the course.
On due dates:
Unless otherwise noted, due dates are at the beginning of the class time on the due date. Due times for non–class days are 5 PM. Unexcused late work may be penalized. Assignments that are over 6 days late will not be accepted unless arrangements have been made with me. If you have unexpected events and need to submit the assignments late, please contact me beforehand.
If you cannot attend class, you must notify the instructor in advance. Attendance will factor into your final grade. Unexcused absences will not be tolerated; numerous absences are frowned upon, and if you foresee yourself missing multiple classes, be sure to see the instructor the first day after class. Make–up work may be negotiated only in cases of documented, excused absences.
On interactions with the instructor:
I will be around during office hours. If office hours do not work for your schedule, you can make appointments. At other times, whenever my door is open, please feel free to knock and enter.
On cell phone:
Please turn off your cell phone before each class starts.
The instructor reserves the right to change, omit, or append the Course Syllabus whenever she deems it appropriate to do so.