Computer Science Department
College of Arts and Sciences

Fundamentals of Computing Systems

Attendance and Attendance Quizzes:
Throughout the semester, in lectures, I will be taking attendance at the beginning of the lecture (if you come in more than 7 minutes late, your attendance will not be counted). Also, on occasions, I will be giving a random one-question quiz at the end of the lecture. Each of these quizzes will be given at some point during the lecture. Each will consist of a single (easy) question on the material covered in that lecture. The main purpose of taking attendance and of these quizzes is to be a measure of attendance, since I expect anybody who attended the class (and who was not asleep) to be able to answer the question. Attendance and Quizzes will be worth 10% of the final grade. 

Interim Exams:
There will be two in-class exams. These exams (combined) will be worth 30% of the final grade, and will cover the material presented from the beginning of the semester (or from the previous in-class exam) and up to the last lecture before the exam. Please check the class schedule for the specific dates of these exams.

Final Exam:
The course final exam is worth 30% of the final grade, and will cover the material offered THROUGHOUT the semester. Please check the class schedule for date and time. The place for the final exam will be announced in due time.

Policy on Missed Exams:
Please mark the exam dates on your calendar (and remember them when you make your recess and end-of-semester travel plans!) There will be ABSOLUTELY NO make-up exams, except for medical emergencies. In that respect, I will not accept blue slips from Health Services; you must justify your medical problem with a letter from a doctor, specifying the period of time during which you were unable to attend one of the exams.

Updated on: 2006-01-16
Maintainer: Azer Bestavros