INSTRUCTOR: Tim Hawkins
OFFICE: Sequoya 141H
OFFICE HOURS: See office door for posted hours, or by appointment
TEXT: Java Programming, 6th edition Joyce Farrell
Course Technology, ISBN 10: 1-111-52944-2
College Algebra (MATH1111)
This course introduces the principles of computer programming. Emphasis is on the design and teaching of correct well-structured algorithms using appropriate control structures with simple data types and data structures.
Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
Tests: Three chapter tests will be given over the term. The average of the three tests will represent 60% of the class grade.
Test 1 Chapter 1 to Chapter 5
Test 2 Chapter 6 to Chapter 11
Test 3 Chapter 12 to Chapter 17
Homework / Labs: Homework will be assigned daily and discussed the following class period. Assignments will allow students to apply the material covered in lecture to programming problems. Labs will be self-paced exercises in assorted computer-related topics. Specified problems will turned in for a grade. The homework average represents 25% of the class grade. (Late assignments will be penalized 5 points for each additional class day they are late)
Quizzes: Quizzes will be given weekly. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. The quiz average represents 15% of the class grade.
Final Grades: The course grade will be based on the class test average (60%), quiz average (15%), and lab average (25%).
Grade Average Course Grade
90 - 100 A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
Below 60 F
Attendance: You are expected to attend class. If you are absent from a class you will be responsible for all material covered, all announcements made, and all assignments collected or announced. No make-up tests will be given for any reason. If you know that you will be out on a test date due to prior obligations, then you may make an appointment to take the test early.
Honesty: Every student is expected and required to do his or her own work in this course and all other courses at Dalton State College. Any instances of cheating will result in a minimum penalty of dismissal from the course with a grade of “F”.
Visitors: College policy allows only those students registered for a class to attend that class. You may not bring guests or children to class.
Etiquette: Talking in class should be restricted solely to questions and comments pertaining to the material at hand and intended for me and the whole class to hear. Using cellular phones, pagers, CD players, radios, and/or similar devices is prohibited in the classroom.
DROP / WITHDRAWAL
The last day to drop this class without penalty is Thursday, March 21, 2013. You will be assigned a grade of W. After this date, withdrawal without penalty is permitted only in cases of extreme hardship as determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs; otherwise a grade of WF will be issued. The proper form for withdrawing from all classes at the college after the official drop/add period but before the published withdrawal date is the Schedule Adjustment Form. All students must meet with a staff member at the Office of Academic Resources in the Pope Student Center to initiate the withdrawal process. After meeting with the staff member, students will then finalize the withdrawal process in the Enrollment Services Office. Students who fail to complete the official drop/withdrawal procedure will receive the grade of F. Withdrawal from class is a student responsibility. The grade of W counts as hours attempted for the purposes of financial aid.
If a student receiving aid administered by the DSC
Workforce Development Department drops this class or completely withdraws from
the College, the Schedule Adjustment Form must be taken to the Workforce
Development Office located in Room 214 of the
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. The office phone number is 272-2635.
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES / ADA ACCOMODATIONS
Students with disabilities or special needs are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services in Academic Resources. In order to make an appointment to obtain information on the process of qualifying for accommodations, the student must contact the Coordinator of Disability Support Services.
Contact information: Andrea Roberson
Pope Student Center
EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN
In the event the college is closed due to inclement weather or another unforeseen event, students will consult the schedule provided at the beginning of the semester to determine which chapters would be covered during the time the college is closed. Students will be responsible for anything in that chapter. Exams will be moved in the class schedule to accommodate the curtailed schedule. I may be available via e-mail on a limited basis when the college is closed.