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CIS 111 - Computer Programming I


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									                      PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE

                                    Welcome to EGL1010!
                                         Fall 2010

INSTRUCTOR:                   Jeffrey Snodgrass, Associate Professor
                              English Department

OFFICE:                       M3064

PHONE NUMBERS:                Office: 301.322-0603
                              Department: 301.322-0561/0562

EMAIL ADDRESS:                snodgrjl@pgcc.edu
                              All credit students (with the exception of Howard Community
                              College students enrolled at Laurel College Center) are
                              required to use Owl Mail for all college communication.

OFFICE HOURS:                 M-F, 7-8 AM

COURSE DESCRIPTION: University-parallel freshman English. Fundamentals of effective
prose writing, including required essays and a research paper. Prerequisite: A 79 on the Reading
Placement Test and a satisfactory writing score on the Writing Placement Test, a P2 grade in
DVE 001, a grade of D or higher in English 1000, or placement by essay at the time of placement

(1.) Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
         ·      Write informative, analytical, and argumentative essays
         ·      Formulate restricted, unified and precise thesis statements for essays
         ·      Organize essay content into introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs
         ·      Compose restricted, unified, and precise topic sentences for paragraphs
         ·      Write unified, coherent, and well-developed paragraphs
         ·      Apply grammar and usage rules correctly
         ·      Use appropriate diction
         ·      Write clear, concise sentences
(2.) In addition, students will demonstrate their ability to conduct basic research:
         ·      Use the library resources to locate and evaluate material relevant to specific topic
         ·      Take notes in sufficient detail and with accurate citation
         ·      Demonstrate their understanding of the concept of plagiarism by not using a
                source without proper acknowledgment
         ·      Synthesize several different sources into an essay to support its thesis
         ·      Quote, summarize, and paraphrase responsibly within that paper
         ·      The research paper must be a minimum of 1200 words and require at least 5
                reliable sources
         ·      Document sources according to the MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual of Style
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TEXTBOOK: Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings (Jean Wyrick) 8th ed.

OTHER REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: 3X5 lined notecards (approx. 50)

GRADING CRITERIA: The following percentages will apply to your final grade—

Papers 1-4             60%
Research Paper         25%
Midterm                05%
Final                  05%
Participation          05%

I will calculate your final grade using the following formula—


I grade work based on the following scale; your final grade will not be ―shaded‖—
A+       =      96.7-100       B       =      83.1-86.4     D+       =      66.1-69.4
A        =      93.3-96.6      B-      =      79.7-83.0     D        =      62.7-66.0
A-       =      89.9-93.2      C+      =      76.3-79.6     D-       =      59.3-62.6
B+       =      86.5-89.8      C       =      72.9-76.2     F        =      00.0-59.2
                               C-      =      69.5-72.8
Q GRADES: Students are expected to attend and participate in class activities. Students who
either never attended the class or who ceased attendance during the first 20 percent of the course
will be assigned a ―Q‖ grade by the instructor. The Q grade is a final grade and will not be
replaced with a different grade at a later time. Although the Q grade will not impact students’
GPA, the issuance of a Q grade will likely decrease students’ financial aid awards.

HOW ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED: All formal written papers are to be
submitted on the date due at the start of class. Papers will be marked down one letter grade for
each class period that they are overdue. If you must turn in a paper late, please make
arrangements to do so prior to the due date.

All formal papers must be word-processed, double-spaced, and incorporate 1‖ margins. You
need not use a title page (save a tree) or plastic cover of any kind. Simply staple the paper
together in the upper left-hand corner and put your name and paper number on the first page.

Log in to myPGCC from my.pgcc.edu or from www.pgcc.edu for updates and announcements.

     No classes – College closed – Labor Day                     Saturday-Monday, September 4-6
     Last day to apply for fall graduation                       Wednesday, September 15
     Last day to change from ―credit to audit‖ or ―audit to      Friday, September 24
     credit‖ for full-semester classes
                                                                                         Fall 2010
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    Last day to withdraw from first half-semester classes        Wednesday, October 6
    Registration for Intersession 2011 begins                    Monday, October 25
    No classes – College Enrichment Day (except Laurel           Tuesday, October 26
    College Center)
    Last day to withdraw from full semester classes              Friday, November 19
    Advance registration for spring 2011 begins                  Monday, November 22
    No classes – Start of Thanksgiving Break                     Wednesday, November 24
    No classes – College closed – Thanksgiving Break             Thursday-Sunday, November 25-28
    Last day to withdraw from second half-semester classes       Monday, November 29
    Advance registration for spring 2011 ends                    Wednesday, December 1
    Open registration for spring 2011 begins                     Thursday, December 2
    Final exam period/last week of fall 2010 classes             Friday-Thursday, December 10-16
    Registration for Intersession ends. In-person registration   Friday, December 17
    for spring closes. Registration resumes Wednesday,
    January 5.
    College Closed – Winter Break                                Wednesday-Tuesday, December 22-
                                                                 January 4
    Spring 2011 semester begins                                  Monday, January 24


Classes must be paid for or college-approved payment arrangements (i.e., payment plan or
financial aid) in place by the following dates.

Students enrolling on or after August 23 will not be dropped for failure to pay but will be
accountable for all costs. To avoid paying for a course, students must drop the course by its
refund deadline. See the refund schedule.

                                        Refund Schedule
Courses Meeting                                                 Final Date for Refund
1st half of the semester                           Wednesday, September 8
Once a week for full semester                      One day before the second class meeting
More than once a week for full semester            Wednesday, September 8
2nd half of the semester                           Monday, October 25
5 weeks                                            2 days after the first class
Less than 5 weeks                                  First day of the class
Weekends                                           Thursday following the first class weekend
Online and Hybrid                                  Wednesday, September 8

When the college announces a delayed opening, all classes with at least 45 minutes of class time
remaining at the time of the opening will be held. For example, in the event of a 10 a.m.
opening, a 9:30-10:45 a.m. class will be held. This procedure applies to all credit classes. To
sign up for text alerts such as school closings and delays, log in to myPGCC from my.pgcc.edu
or from www.pgcc.edu and click Owl Alert Notification System on the Bookmarks tab. Owl
Alert is the college’s instant messaging and email notification system.
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DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES (use text provided below)
Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact the Disability Support Services Office (B-124)
or call (301) 322-0838 (voice) or (301) 322-0122 (TTY) to establish eligibility for services and accommodations.
Students with documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the
semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.

CIVILITY STATEMENT (use text provided below)
To promote a community of scholarship and civility, everyone at Prince George’s Community College is expected to
be respectful, tolerant and courteous towards others at all times, adhere to college policies and procedures, and respect
college property. Creating a culture of civility both inside and outside the classroom is everyone’s responsibility.

CODE OF CONDUCT (use text provided below)
The Prince George's Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights and responsibilities of students and
establishes a system of procedures for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other rules and
regulations of the college. A student enrolling in the college assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a
manner compatible with the college's function as an educational institution. Refer to the 2010-2011 Student
Handbook, beginning on page 38, for a complete explanation of the Code of Conduct, including the Code of
Academic Integrity and the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.

CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY (use text provided below)
The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic integrity as its highest principle. In the pursuit of
knowledge, the college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share responsibility for adhering to
the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity. To support a community committed to academic achievement and
scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest representation in the work that is
produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning process. The complete text of the Code of Academic
Integrity is in the 2010-2011 Student Handbook (pages 40-42) and posted on the college's website.

CLASSROOM POLICIES: You may eat and drink in the classroom, just as long as you clean
up after yourself. You may get up during class to use the restroom, etc., but please be as quiet as
possible so as not to disrupt the class session. I will provide opportunities throughout the
semester to earn extra credit. With permission, you may tape record class sessions.

   International Education Center
   Lanham Hall, Room 221
   http://academic.pgcc.edu/internationalcenter/                               301-322-0750
   The International Education Center provides academic support and assistance to students who
   need help with courses or with understanding the American higher education system. The
   Center brings international and American students together for learning enrichment activities,
   including a variety of discussion forums that foster awareness and understanding of cultural
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                                 Computer and Learning Labs

Office                      Location                   Phone             Hours of Operation

Marlboro Learning Lab       Marlboro Hall              301-322-0503      Mon.-Thurs.: 8 am – 8:45 pm
                            Room 2129                                    Fri.: 8 am – 3:45 pm
                                                                         Sat.: 8:30 am – 2:45 pm
                                                                         Sun.: 10 am – 1 pm

Math Learning Center        Marlboro Hall              301-583-5257      Mon.-Thurs.: 9 am – 8 pm
                            Room 3104                                    Fri.: 9 am – 5 pm
                                                                         Sat.: 9 am – 2 pm
                                                                         Sun.: Closed

Open Computer Lab           Bladen Hall                301-322-0999      Mon.-Thurs.: 8 am – 10:15 pm
Bladen Computer Center      Room 104                                     Fri.: 8 am – 5 pm
                                                                         Sat.: 9 am – 4:45 pm
                                                                         Sun.: Closed

Open Computer Lab           Center for Advanced        301-322-0999      Mon.-Fri.: 8 am – 10:15 pm
Center for Advanced         Technology                 Ext. 9091         Sat.: 9 am – 4:45 pm (first floor
Technology                  Rooms 101 and 201                            only)
                                                                         Sun.: Closed

                      Other Resources, Services, and Academic Support

Office                      Location                   Phone             Hours of Operation

Academic Advising           Bladen Hall                301-322-0151      Mon.-Thurs.: 8:30 am – 8 pm
                            Room 124                                     Fri: 8:30 am – 5 pm
                                                                         Sat.: Closed
                                                                         Sun: Closed
Academic Advising Website: http://www.pgcc.edu/current/academicResources/academicAdvising.aspx

Office                      Location                   Phone             Hours of Operation

Bookstore                   Largo Student Center       301-322-0912      Mon-Tues       9:00 am – 7:00 pm
                            Room 116                                     Wed-Thurs 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
                                                                         Friday          9:00 am – 4:00 pm
                                                                         There are extended and Saturday
                                                                         hours at the beginning of the
                                                                         Please call or check website to
Bookstore Website: http://www.pgccbookstore.com
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Campus Police                 Facilities Management       301-322-0666        24 hours, 7 days a week

College Life Services         Largo Student Center        301-322-0853        Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 am – 5 pm
                              Room 149

eLearning Services            Accokeek Hall Building      301-322-0463        Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 am – 8 pm
                              Room 346                                        Fri.: 8:30 am – 5 pm
                                                                              with phone support available until
                                                                              9 pm
eLearning Services Website: www.pgcconline.com

Library                       Accokeek Hall               301-322-0476        Mon-Thurs.: 8:00 am – 8 pm
                              First and Second Floors                         Fri.: 8:00 am – 5 pm
                                                                              Sat.: 10 am – 3 pm
                                                                              Sun.: Closed

Library Website: http://www.pgcc.edu/current/academicresources/library.aspx

Testing Center                Bladen Hall                 301-322-0090        Mon-Thurs.: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
(Student Assessment           Room 100                                        Fri.*: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Services)                                                                     Sat.: 9 am – 3:30 pm
                                                                              Sun: Closed

                                                                              No additional students will be
                                                                              admitted for testing 30 minutes
                                                                              prior to the posted closing time.

                                                                              *On the first Friday of each
                                                                              month, the Center closes at
                                                                              2:30 pm with no admittance
                                                                              after 2 pm.
Testing Center Website: http://academic.pgcc.edu/sas/index.html

Tutoring and Writing          Bladen Hall                 301-322-0748        Mon-Thurs.: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
 Centers                      Room 107                                        Fri.: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
                                                                              Sat.: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tutoring and Writing Centers Website: http://www.pgcc.edu/current/academicresources/tutoringwriting.aspx

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