Your grade, which you can track on SmartSite, will be based on the following:
This portion of the grade will be earned during in-class activities. Attendance is therefore necessary to earn these points.
Test 1 in Week 3: 20%
Test 1, which will cover material from lecture and readings, will consist of multiple-choice and short-answer questions.
Test 2 in Week 6: 20%
Test 2, which will cover material from lecture and readings, will consist of multiple-choice and short-answer questions.
Group Project: 35%
This will be due on by noon on Sept. 9, 2016.
Accomodations: If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please come to my office (during office hours, or make an appointment) to discuss as soon as possible.
Material Covered in Class: You are responsible for all material covered in class, including announcements, discussions, etc., whether you are in class or not.
Leaving Class Early: Since class periods are quite long, we will typically take a 5-minute break about midway through. Please do not take this as an opportunity to leave class early. It hurts morale.
Computer Use: Do not use laptops, tablets, or cell/smart phones in class for activities unrelated to the class (texting, Twitter, Facebook, etc). A recent study shows that it hinders learning both for the user and those nearby.
Plagarism: It is a violation of the Code of Academic Conduct to turn in work that is not your own. This includes: turning in the work of another student with your name on it, buying/copying a paper off the Internet, using
the words or ideas of others without proper quotation and citation. In accordance with Regulation 550 of the
Davis Division of the Academic Senate, a grade of "0" will be assigned to examinations or assignments
on which cheating, plagiarism or any other form of academic dishonesty is admitted or determined to
have occurred by proper adjudication. If you have trouble with the class material or have personal issues
that prevent you from doing your work, come talk to me. For more information on plagarism, see "Avoiding Plagarism:
Mastering the Art of Scholarship" from Student Judicial Affairs.