MWF 11:00 AM
This course is designed as a first course in computing for Science Majors. It's focus will be on the techniques and software that support work and research in the sciences. Each student will be led through a study of command line processing, file formats, data analysis, data graphing, image processing and programming in Python.
Prerequisite: College Algebra
Exams: 2 Exams and 1 Final
Homework: 10-15 homework/projects are required.
Assignments be regularly given to be done outside of class either in the labs on campus or at home on the students personal computer. All homework assignments must be turned in at the beginning of the class period in which they are due. Late homework will be penalized. Not turning in the homework will result in a severe reduction of the students grade.
Attendance will be taken at each class meeting by having students sign a roll sheet. Many of the classes will have an in class exercise that is turned in. If you are not in class you will not get credit for these exercises. A few of the in-class exercise grades will be dropped to allow for a few special circumstances. In other words it is very important that you attend every class and arrive on time.