Wednesday, 8:00 - 1:00
Lecture Examinations 55%
Homework Assignments/ Classroom Participation 15%
Mega-Code Exam/ Competency 30%
Lecture Examinations and the Final Exam: may consist of multiple-choice, definitions, true/false, short answer, fill-in the blank, labeling diagrams, or essay type questions. The material for the examinations will come from the texts as well as lectures and notes.
The professor reserves the right to make unscheduled exams considerably more challenging.
10 points will be deducted for each day assignment is late (weekend days included).
Punctuality to class is imperative. Exams will be given during the first part of class with an allotted amount of time. If the student is late, they will be given the remaining time to finish the exam. If the student is more than 15 minutes late, they will be given the exam after class with the 10 point reduction. At the end of the allotted time, all exams must be turned in, complete or not. Regular class attendance is required. No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences unless absence has been cleared through the office of the Dean of Students, Athletic Department, or Academic Affairs. Two late arrivals equal one absence. The following policy will be enforced: Greater than 5 absences will result in instructor initiated drop from the class. Prior absence approval may be granted after review by the professor. If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs.
Professors have become increasingly aware of, and therefore more adamant about, plagiarism on college campuses. Remember that copying any part of someone else’s work without properly citing it constitutes plagiarism. Further, copying other’s ideas and portraying them as your own, even if not word for word, constitutes plagiarism. The professor will investigate any suspected cases of academic dishonesty. If further action is necessary, the professor will turn the incident into the proper MSU authorities for disciplinary action. In addition to the issue of plagiarism, academic dishonesty may include: having someone else complete any assignment or any portion of an assignment and/or discussing via any medium, even email, any exam question.