CSCE 101 – Introduction to Computer
Syllabus - Spring 2011
Attendance in the lab is important for
the proper understanding of this
Instructor: Heath Carroll course. Labs and classes are equally
Office Hours: M-Th, 10:00-11:00am important, and excessive absences
(Subject to change) from either will affect your final
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org grade.
Phone: 803-777-5609 As per USC policy, "Absence from
more than 10 percent of the
scheduled class sessions, whether
Required Text: Computer Science excused or unexcused, is excessive
Illuminated, fourth edition by Nell Dale and and the instructor may choose to
John Lewis exact a grade penalty for such
Grading Policy dregs.html.
A: 90-100, B+: 87-89, B: 80-86, C+: 77- Note: ATTENDENCE IN LAB IS
79,C: 70-76, D+: 67-69, D: 60-66, F: < 60 REQUIRED AND LOGGED!!!. You
cannot sign the sign- in sheet and leave
Homework and Quizzes (10%), Test 1 before the lab time is over. If you do, you
(20%), Test 2 (20%), Final (20%), Labs will be marked absent. If you are done with
(30%) the lab assigned for the week, then you must
show it to me before leaving.
Grades will be posted on Blackboard as
soon as I have them.
NOTE: YOU MUST PASS LAB TO PASS Lecture Policies:
THE COURSE. A FAILURE IN LAB
(<60%) WILL RESULT IN A FAILURE There will be a quiz or homework
FOR THE ENTIRE COURSE. due about once a week (typically
Mondays). The lowest
homework/quiz grade will be
Course Goals: Exams are composed of about 20
short answer questions. The exams
Students will be expected to become are not trivial and require thorough
familiar with many important topics relating understanding of the course material.
to modern computing. They will also be Most questions will follow directly
exposed to basic programming fundamentals from homework and quiz questions.
through the use of XHTML, Alice, and Ch A cumulative make-up test will be
as well as being required to use Microsoft given at the end of the semester for
Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Applications. students who miss an exam and have
Lab assignments are geared toward helping a legitimate excuse confirmed by the
the student learn to apply knowledge gained instructor.
in lecture to real world application software. Absolutely no late work is accepted
except for documented emergencies..
You must pass the lab to pass the Students are expected to follow the
course. In other words, you cannot University of South Carolina Honor Code
pass the course if you fail the lab (http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf625.pdf) and
even if you have a passing grade for expect that any suspected violations will be
the lecture part of the course. reported. All work, either for lecture or lab,
should be the sole effort of the student who
is submitting that work. Basically DON’T
CHEAT!! Some examples of cheating are:
1. Sharing, giving and/or receiving
Attendance for labs is mandatory assignments with other students. Do not
and will be tracked in lab. Penalties share copies of your files in any format
WILL be enforced accordingly. (hard copy, electronic file, sharing USBs,
Late work is accepted up to a week etc.) with other students.
after the original due date and time. 2. Looking over another student’s shoulder
The work will be penalized by 15% in lab and copying their work.
if it is late. No work will be accepted 3. Having another student dictate to you
after the two weeks are over without what to write word for word
proof of a major emergency. 4. Although giving your account
Using the lab when another class is username/password to another students is
in session is prohibited. You may not cheating in and of itself, it may lead to
use the lab only during your lab unauthorized copying of your documents, so
time or the open lab hours, which don’t do it
will be posted on the lab doors. A 5. Since this class is intended to teach
lab monitor will be available to XHTML programming, use of an HTML
answer your questions. editor that generates HTML automatically
Be on time, and do not hesitate to (e.g. MS Word, Frontpage, DreamWeaver,
ask for help or clarifications. etc.) is considered cheating and will be
If you have problems in lab, get treated accordingly
help! Try not to fall behind. Every
instructor in Sumwalt 340 can (and Note: If you are having any problems with
will) help you if you ask. Don’t be any parts of the class or the labs email me or
shy. you can come by the 101/102 office in
Sumwalt room 340 when during my, or
Note: In addition to the regular labs and another instructor’s, office hours. In
lectures, there will be open lab hours. addition, there are lab monitors during open
Students are encouraged to make proper use lab hours that can help you with your lab
of them for regular submission of lab work.
assignments. Times are to be determined.
Students are required to read the article
"What every college student should know"