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[ calendar.html ]
and below. Please use the "[Contact]" links on my web site
[ http://cse.csusb.edu/dick/ ]
to send Email to me. I post
updates and changes to the above website.
several times each week to see the latest news.
Urgent news will be sent to your Coyote EMail.
This syllabus supplies basic data about all my classes.
It is a tentative syllabus.
The course web site may override this document.
will be announced in class and posted on my website.
Urgent changes may also be Emailed to your CSUSB EMail
account. Please read and delete your CSUSB Email every day! My classes
follow the "General Regulations and Procedures" in CSUSB Bulletin of
Courses with respect to course withdrawal, cheating, and plagiarism -- see
- Spring April 2 - June 13.
- CSE201 Computer Science I
[ http://cse.csusb.edu/dick/cs201/ ]
Tuesday Thursday 10-11:15 (Lecture) Tuesday 11:30-1:20pm (Lab)
- Office hours Tues & Thurs 2:30-4:30pm in JBH339
- CSE320 Programming Languages
[ http://cse.csusb.edu/dick/cs320/ ]
Tuesday Thursday 6-7:15pm (Lecture/Discussion) + 7:30-8:20 (Lab)
- Mon Apr 1 -- Cesar Chavez Holiday
- Mon Apr 22 -- Last day to drop/Census day
- Mon May 27 -- Memorial day Holiday
- Mon Jun 10 -- Last CSUSB classes.
- Thu Jun 13 -- CSE320 Final 6-7:50pm
- Thu Jun 13 -- CSE201 Final 10-11:50pm
- Tue Jun 18 -- Grades submitted to MyCoyote.
The College of Natural Sciences (25~35) advises you that you should be
doing at least 2 hours of study, outside of class, per week, for each unit
you are taking. Study assigned parts of books, handouts, and online
resources to prepare for each class. More, you may have to develop novel
software, documents, and web pages on your own. Don't waste any money on
software or hardware for my classes. Use our systems as much as you can.
The more you write and test, the better you will get. A simple test program
can clear up a lot of confusion. You can develop
software on your own machine but to earn full points the results must work
on our systems. Talk to the CSUSB Help Desks or the Computer Science Club
about software that lets you do CSE lab work remotely using Putty for Windows or
the "ssh" command for UNIX/MacOS.
You must attend class.
I can not help you if you are not there.
I record participation.
If you have an emergency, contact me by my website(above).
Expect to work in class. You will be working alone and in groups.
Do not plan to do homework, use your phone/pad/pda/laptop,
or sit back and listen.
Turn off or silence phones.
Shut down computers and wireless devices unless I tell you to use them.
Plagiarism means presenting others' work as your own. It is punished at
CSUSB. Study the policies at
[ (FSD%2096-12.R2)%20Academic%20Dishonesty.pdf ]
and in the catalog. If you borrow something from
books, friends, handouts, WWW pages, Google, etc. you must state where you
found it. It is illegal to make permanent copies of things on the Internet
unless you have explicit permission to do so. You have my permission to
copy most of my pages, but you must not plagiarize them. When I spot
plagiarism, I give ALL copies the same score - ZERO.
Computers and wireless devices may not be used in exams. I give the highest
weighting to points that I see you earn. A
comprehensive final examination
normally makes a big difference and needs special preparation.
I do not set
special make-up work
You can often take a quiz late before I hand back the
graded quiz. I design my grading so that an 'A-' is possible with roughly
one week of work missing. I bend these rules for emergencies (see below).
You can earn 5
by attending a computer science seminar
[ http://cse.csusb.edu/dick/seminar/ ]
and Emailing me a simple message
with a one paragraph summary of a presentation within 24 hours of
the end of the presentation.
To ensure prompt grading at the end of the quarter I need all work, including
bonus/make up work to be submitted by midnight of the Friday in Finals week.
Bonus points can make up points lost before the final but not in the final.
I don't use a curve. The maximum number of points is 500. Points prior to
the final are totaled and no more than 300 can be carried forward. No more
than 200 points can be earned in the final. The totals are added and
converted to percentages. An A indicates a close to 100% performance. A B
is for 90% and so on down to a D(70%). If the best total in the class is
less than 98.33%(an A) then all totals will be scaled up to make the best
= 100%. The boundaries(%) will be as follows:
If you need some reasonable accommodation to participate in my classes,
contact the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities at UH-183,
If you require assistance in the event of an emergency, you are advised to
establish a buddy system with a buddy and an alternate buddy in the class.
Individuals with disabilities should prepare for an emergency ahead of time
by instructing a classmate and the instructor.
You are responsible for carrying out all adds and drops. If you are not on my roster by census date (above) I can not give you a grade and you must leave the classroom. If you do not drop before the census date I am forced to give you a grade.
If I am late
-- start work in groups without me!
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Remain calm, duck, grab furniture, and cover your head.
I will switch to online mode from home and we will use campus EMail and the web site to communicate.
To avoid a pandemic outbreak of flu, the campus is encouraging students,
faculty, and staff to stay at home if they have any flu-like symptoms.
So if you think you may have the flu, switch
to online mode (web site and EMail)
to keep up to date and to submit work. You will not need a
doctor's note. You will be able to make up any participation, quizzes, and
exams that you miss by staying at home with the flu. The CSE department has put hand
sanitizers in every laboratory -- use them.
The Computer Science and Engineering Club is a student-run organization
that you should join and take part, see
[ csec_sb ]
(http://groups.google.com/group/csec_sb -- needs a Google Sign in).
R J Botting, CSE, CSUSB April 2013
[ http://www.reviews.com/ ]
- 0 F <65
- 65 D- 68.33 D 71.66 D+ <75
- 75 C- 78.33 C 81.66 C+ <85
- 85 B- 88.33 B 91.66 B+ <95
- 95 A- 98.33 A 100