Your grade in this course will be determined as follows:
- 10% Assigned reading summaries & Submitty forum posts & discussion
- 5% In-Class Worksheets
- 45% Homework Assignments
- 10% Quizzes
- 20% Final Project Report/Presentation
- 10% In class discussion & participation
QuizzesWe will have 2 in-class quizzes covering the lecture material and readings.
Participation is a very important component of the course. You are expected to regularly attend lecture, ask questions, and join in the in-class and on-line discussions.
Laptop / Smart Phone Policy: Laptops, tablet computers, smart phones, and other internet-connected devices are not allowed to be used in lecture. The lectures are intended to be discussion-intensive and students who have their head stuck in a laptop -- reading email, checking social media, other non-course-related websurfing, coding (even if it is Visualization homework!), or playing games -- are not sufficiently engaged in lecture. An exception to this policy is during the discussion of the day's assigned paper: students may use their laptop/tablet to view an electronic version of the paper. Other exceptions to this policy are negotiable; please see the instructor after lecture or in office hours.