This course is designed as a first course in computing for science majors. The focus will be on the techniques and software that support the writing of scientific papers. Each student will be led through the process of researching, data analysis, data graphing, and image processing.
A USB stick will be necessary for saving lab documents. Avoid using a U3 Cruzer stick as these do not always work in the labs.
Exams (3) 60%
PowerPoint over paper 5%
All assignments must be turned in at the beginning of the class period in which they are due. Do NOT print assignments during the instructional portion of class. Assignments will be accepted up to 7 days late (ex. An assignment due on a Wednesday will not be accepted after the following Wednesday.) Late work will be penalized by 5 points per weekday. Assignments can be turned in to my office on days that we do not have class. If I am not available, there is an electronic date/time stamp on a desk near the secretary’s desk in the computer science office that can be used to stamp the assignment. The assignment can be left in my mailbox (Johnson) which is located by the math office in the Xerox room.
Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar and the MSU Undergraduate Bulletin for university policies on academic dishonesty, class attendance, student rights and activities.
Disability Policy: In accordance with the law, MSU provides academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. The DSS office is located in Clark Student Center, Room 168, phone 397-4140.
Counseling Center: MSU offers personal, group, career, and academic counseling. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these free services by contacting the Counseling Center:
Corner of Hampstead and Louis J. Rodriguez Drive, 397-4618, firstname.lastname@example.org