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Course Grades

Your grade in this course will be determined as follows:


We will have 2 in-class quizzes covering the lecture material and readings.

In-Class Participation

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.