MTWRF 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Since this course has a laboratory component, the lecture and laboratory grades are calculated separately. The lecture weighs 75% and the laboratory 25%. If a student fails the laboratory, he/she fails the course.
The final grade is based on the following scale:
< 60 F
Unless otherwise indicated, all assignments must be typed and followed the format below.
Line spacing: 1.5
Margins: 1" all around
Font: Times New Roman
Font size: not smaller than 10 point and not larger than 12 point
Proper English usage is required.
1. All assignments are handed in during class.
2. No late assignments will be accepted unless the student has a compelling reason such as an injury, illness, or family emergency and informs the instructor of the situation in a timely manner (not later than 24 hours).
1. Students must attend lectures and labs.
2. Students must be punctual. The instructor calls roll everyday. You must be in the classroom when the instructor calls your name. Attendance is considered into your final grade as 3% is added to your final grade for perfect attendance. A student with excessive absences may be dropped from the course (2010-2011 Student Handbook,p.39-40).
3. No make-up exams or quizzes will be given except in cases of authorized absences (2010-2011 Student Handbook, p.39-40), injury, illness, or family emergency. If the reason of your absence is a non-life threatening injury or illness or a family emergency, you must contact me without delay. If the reason of your absence is a university activity (athletic, art, music, etc.), you must furnish a letter from the instructor indicating the reason for the absence. If you must be absent from class for a long period of time because of injury, illness, or family emergency, please contact the Dean of Students.
4. Un-excused absences from exams or quizzes will be recorded as zero.
1. Questions are strongly encouraged during class. However, if you have questions and want to discuss course material or problems with me, please come by my office during my office hours or see your lab instructor during her scheduled office hours.
2. Students must follow the lecture outline and read the material before coming to class.
3. Students must follow the university standards of conduct (2010-2011 Student Handbook, p. 70-80).
4. Graduating seniors are not exempt from taking the final exam unless they are graduating Summa cum laude.
5. YOU MUST TURN OFF CELLULAR PHONES before you enter the classroom and laboratory
6. Electronic devices are not allowed during quizzes and tests.
7. NO EATING, NO DRINKING, NO SMOKING IN THE LABORATORY AND CLASSROOM
8. YOU SHALL NOT NAP during lectures and labs.
Cell Phone Etiquette
I personally consider answering a cell phone and text messaging in class very impolite. Students who answer their cell phone and engage in text messaging during class will be asked to leave the classroom and will be considered absent. If a student needs to have a cell phone on because an extraordinary circumstance (e.g., having a family member sick at home or in the hospital), he/she must let me know about it before class.
Students with Disability
In accordance with the law, MSU provides students with documented disabilities academic accommodations. If you are a student with a disability, please contact me and Disability Support Services, Clark Student Center, room 168, phone: 397-4140.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.