Homeworks, Tests, and grading
In this course we will try to do many examples and problems. Practice problems will be given every day. It is your responsibility to be aware of them, either by attending class or by talking to students in your study group or by checking this web-site. It is highly recommended that you meet with students in your study group atleast once a week. The practice problems will help you to prepare for quizzes, which will be given about once in 4 classes. They are crucial in understanding the material, keeping up-to-date with the class, and also in preparing for the tests. Each quiz is worth 20 points (usually). Some may have more problems (and points) than others. The total points out of all the quizzes will count to 100/500 of the final grade. (Anything more than 100 is extra credit. We will probably have 5 to 7 quizzes)
There will be one midterm worth 100 and a final exam worth 200 will count towards final grade. No make-ups unless in a serious emergency.
There will also be a project worth 100 points. You will be assigned a problem to research on and perhaps do some computations or work out some examples.
Total: 500 points (Quizzes: 100, Midterm: 100, Project 100, Final: 200 )
F: Below 300
Academic Code of Student Conduct (please see Howard University handbook):
No copying, unauthorized use of calculators, books, or other materials, or changing of answers or other academic dishonesty will be tolerated. Cheating will not be tolerated. Anyone caught cheating will receive an F for the course and may be expelled from the university.
AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT: Howard University is committed to providing an educational environment that is accessible to all students. In accordance with this policy, students in need of accommodations due to a disability should contact the Office of the Dean for Special Student Services (202-238-2420, firstname.lastname@example.org) for verification and determination of reasonable accommodations as soon as possible after admission and at the beginning of each semester as needed.
Statement on Interpersonal Violence: Howard University takes sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment seriously. If a student reveals that he or she needs assistance with any of these issues, all responsible employees, including faculty, are required to share this information with the University Title IX Office (202-806-2550) or a student can be referred for confidential services to the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program (IVPP) (202-238-2382) or the University Counseling Services (202-806-6870). For more information, please go to www.CampusSafetyFirst.Howard.Edu