AME 40590 Course Syllabus, Spring 2011

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Instructor

  • Bill Goodwine
  • 365B Fitzpatrick
  • bill@controls.ame.nd.edu
  • Office hours: Monday and Wednesday, 4:30-5:30

Time and Place

  • MWF 11:45-12:35
  • 101 DBRT

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Grading

  • Your grade in this course will be based on homework exercises, in-class participation and three exams with the following distribution:
  1. Homework: 25%
  2. Class Participation: 25%
  3. Exam 1: 12.5%
  4. Exam 2: 12.5%
  5. Final Exam: 25%
  • The format of the exams is to be determined. They may be traditional in-class exams, take home exams, more of the nature of projects or a mixture of all three.
  • Guaranteed grades:
  1. (overall grade > mean + 1.5 stdev) OR (overall grade > 90%): A-
  2. (overall grade > mean + 0.5 stdev) OR (overall grade > 80%): B-
  3. (overall grade > mean - 1.0 stdev) OR (overall grade > 70%): C-
  4. (overall grade > mean - 2.0 stdev) OR (overall grade > 60%): D-

Homework, Class, Projects and Examination Policies

  • Any student missing an exam without an excuse from the Office of Student Affairs will receive a grade of zero for that exam.
  • There will be daily reading and homework assignments.
  • Late assignments will receive a grade of zero unless the student received an extension from the instructor 'prior' to the time it is due.
  • Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the day they are due.
  • Unless otherwise expressly prohibited, collaboration on homework assignments in encouraged. Unless otherwise prohibited, you may consult outside reference materials, other students or the instructor. However, all material that is submitted must be the result of your own individual effort and accurately and substantively reflect your understanding of the subject matter at the time of writing.
  • Examples of disallowed activities include:
  1. unless expressly allowed by the instructor, submitting material that is not entirely the result of your own individual intellectual effort;
  2. submitting material that is intentionally misleading in that it would appear to be correct when it is not;
  3. signing in another person when attendance is taken or using multiple texting methods to give the impression that someone is in attendance that is not;
  4. submitting material that is copied, wholly or in part, in any form; and,
  5. any activity not expressly allowed above that violates either the letter or spirit of the [Academic Code of Honor].
  • Class participation has two components:
  1. daily poll questions answered via texting
  2. class participation via the Socratic method.