PLEASE CHECK THE WEB PAGE
OF THIS COURSE
PERIODICALLY FOR UPDATES, ASSIGNMENTS, CLASS NOTES, ANNOUNCEMENTS, and POSSIBLE CHANGES.
Investigating issues in the ethics of the field of computer science,
Preparing for the next step; Writing for and speaking to a professional audience,
Workplace etiquette, and
MAT 1020 or MAT 1025 or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher
The Craft of Scientific Writing, 3rd Edition, Michael Alley, Springer (c) 1996.
Writing for Success, A comprehensive "User Friendly" Manual for Effecting Communication, Ora L. Plummer and Diola Bagayoko, McGrawHill.
Evaluation and Grading Policy:
You will be expected to do a great deal of reading outside of this class. Much of the material will be in the textbook, but some will have to be found in the library or on the web. You will also have to turn in a writing assignment weekly. In addition, there will be assignments to do practice interviews, prepare class presentations, or other such things. Please check the web page of the course for updates and latest assignments. Following is the tentative grading scheme I may use this semester.
Presentations: 30% (there will be different grades for different phases of your project)
Class Attendance: 10% (Please see the note on class attendance)
Each student will make several oral and written presentations. These presentations will be carefully evaluated on the basis of focus, content, organization, literacy, and style. Students will be given instruction on improving their presentations and will be given opportunity to show improvement. The grade in the course will be determined by the oral and written presentations. There will be class discussions, and class participation will be included in the grade. All assignments and projects MUST be completed by students individually. No collaboration are allowed for completing assignments and projects. Please see the ASU Academic Integrity Policy for a description of the woes that befall a transgressor!
In order to graduate, the department must certify that you have
demonstrated writing and speaking competence. A grade C or better
(A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C) in CS 4100 demonstrates competence.
A = 93 to 100, A- = 90-92.9
B+ = 87 to 89.9, B = 83-86.9, B- = 80-82.9
C+ = 77 to 79.9, C = 73-76.9
F = Below 72.9
No incomplete grade will be given in this course.